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Standing Ovation for Dog-Killing Mayor

Updated: 02/10/2009 - More than 70 people showed up for the McCune City Council meeting Monday night, many of them to show support for Mayor Don Call. He's facing two felony counts of animal cruelty and one misdemeanor count of criminal discharge of a weapon.

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Man Faces Murder Charges in Girlfriend's Baby Death

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Ben Gericke of Beloit is facing first-degree murder and child abuse charges in the death of Stevie Dawn Mull last July. A forensic pathologist testified at a preliminary hearing Monday that the baby died from neck trauma.

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Southeast Kansas Sheriff's Office Trades Bus

Updated: 02/10/2009 - A sheriff's office in southeast Kansas has traded in a bus that hasn't been used since it was obtained last year during a trip to Florida.

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Kan. Budget Talks Hit Impasse

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The two sides agreed on cutting $28 million from public school funding. But they split last night on how much to add for home services for the physically and developmentally disabled.

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KDHE Tries to Clarify Policy on CO2

Updated: 02/10/2009 - A Kansas agency says carbon dioxide emissions will be a factor in issuing air quality permits only when new power plants are involved.

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MGP Ingredients Reports 2Q Loss

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Revenue during the quarter plummeted 22 percent to $73.2 million as the company stopped gluten and starch production at its Pekin, Ill., plant and cut back on production of fuel-grade alcohol.

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Debate Coach Gets 13 Years for Molestation

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Richard Young was sentenced Monday in Reno County District Court on four counts for sexually abusing a 15-year-old foreign exchange student who stayed at his home in 2007.

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Crime Scene Photos Shown in Kan. Murder Trial

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Twenty-five-year-old Justin Thurber of Arkansas City is accused of kidnapping 19-year-old Jodi Sanderholm in January 2007 as she arrived home from a college dance team practice.

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Shield law for Kan. Judges Weighed

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The Senate Judiciary Committee plans a hearing Friday on a proposed shield law for Kansas journalists. The measure would let judges order reporters to release information only under certain conditions.

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Wichita Case Plant to Close Temporarily

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Spokesman Ralph Traviati says the Case New Holland plant will close for three or four weeks, starting toward the end of March and extending into April.

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Israelis Vote with Livni, Netanyahu in Close Race

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The two front-runners in the race to rule Israel urged voters to head to the polls Tuesday to tip the scales in a surprisingly tight general election whose outcome could determine the course of Mideast peace negotiations.

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Geithner Unveiling Plan to Help Credit Markets

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Tuesday the new plan would bring the full force of the federal government to bear in a partnership with the private sector.

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Amazon's New Kindle E-Book Reader Gets Slimmer

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Amazon.com Inc. is releasing a slimmer version of its Kindle electronic reading device, but it still costs $359 - making it unclear how mainstream even an improved Kindle can be during a brutal recession.

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China Monthly Auto Sales Overtake US For 1st Time

Updated: 02/10/2009 - China's monthly vehicle sales surpassed those in the United States for the first time in January, moving this country closer to becoming the world's biggest auto market, data released Tuesday showed.

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MillerCoors 4th-quarter Profit Falls 40%

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Molson Coors Brewing and SABMiller say fourth-quarter profit for their joint venture MillerCoors declined 40 percent partly on a decline in sales to retailers.

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Stock Futures Point Lower ahead of Gov't Moves

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Wall Street pointed toward a lower opening Tuesday ahead of the government's unveiling of a revamped bank rescue plan and the expected Senate approval of a massive economic stimulus package.

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Huge Study Boosts Disappointment On Multivitamins

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The largest study ever of multivitamin use in older women found the pills did nothing to prevent common cancers or heart disease. The eight-year study in 161,808 postmenopausal women echoes recent disappointing vitamin studies in men.

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Jar Peanut Butter Sales Fall Amid Salmonella Fears

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Shoppers are leaving jarred peanut butter off their grocery lists, according to sales figures, even though familiar brands have not been affected by the salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds and led to one of the largest product recalls in U.S. history.

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Qwest Profit Falls 49% in 4Q

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Qwest Communications International Inc. says its fourth-quarter earnings fell 49 percent from a year ago, mainly due to tax effects, while cost-cutting improved its underlying performance.

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