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Topeka Man Convicted of Fatal Stabbing

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A Topeka man is convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a man over $20. A Shawnee County District Court jury on Tuesday convicted 42-year-old Darwin David Law in the stabbing of 45-year-old Jon A. Chiselom on Sept. 19 in an apartment.

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Not Guilty Verdict for Topeka Man

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The verdict is not guilty for a Topeka man charged with illegal sexual relations with a minor. A Shawnee County jury returned that verdict Wednesday on all three counts against 27-year-old Nicholas Bales.

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Helping Hands Needs Shredded Paper!

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Helping Hands Humane Society is asking for your help in keeping the animals warm. They have an immediate need for shredded paper which is used as bedding.

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New Plans Underway for Willard Bridge

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Plans to reconstruct the Willard bridge west of Topeka are underway. Shawnee County Public Works director Tom Vlach says he'll ask county commissioners Thursday morning to authorize phase one of the preliminary design for the bridge.

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Good Kids with Hoop Dreams

Updated: 02/25/2009 - From Topeka to Emporia, 13 News is cheering for these outstanding young Good Kids, one of them looking forward to March Madness in the regional competition for free throw shooters!

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Free Eating Disorder Clinic at Washburn

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The university's Psychological Services Clinic is holding the screenings from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside room 111 in the Henderson Learning Resources Center.

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Consultant to Recommend Single-terminal Plan at KCI

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Kansas City International officials and their consultants say they still support replacing the airport's three terminals with a single building. Consultant Russ Blanck, of the Landrum and Brown firm, says their recommendations will likely be submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration this month.

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Big Read Events Wrapping Up

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The Big Read in Topeka is wrapping up this week as February comes to a close. The Big Read is a nation wide program that encourages people to pick up a good book.

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Man Grabbed by Lion in Kansas

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Authorities say Brad Buchanan was staying at a hotel near the refuge and made his way to the lion's cage. The lion's owner Jeffrey Harsh found Buchanan with his right arm over the top of a gate on the cage. The lion had grabbed his arm.

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Death of Child Sentence Will Stand

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A mother's plea and prison sentence for the death of her newborn baby will stand. KMAN radio reports a Pottawatomie County judge Wednesday denied 27-year old Rhonda Dunlap's motion to withdraw her plea.

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American Family Closing Office in Topeka

Updated: 02/25/2009 - American Family Insurance announced plans Wednesday to close its claim office in Topeka. The office employs 27 people. Twenty of them will be moved to Wichita.

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Lt. Gov Parkinson Joins Leadership Commitee

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Kansas Lieutenant Governor Mark Parkinson has been named to a top leadership position. Parkinson will serve as a member at large of the leadership committee for the National Lieutenant Governor's Association.

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C.R.E.W. Files Complaint Against Brownback

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or C.R.E.W. says a fundraising letter by the senator on behalf of Catholic Advocates violates senate ethics committee rules because it's sent on what looks like official Senate stationary.

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Injured Good Samaritan Ticketed for Jaywalking

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A good Samaritan who pushed three people out of the path of a pickup before he was struck and injured has been ticketed for jaywalking. Family members say 58-year-old Jim Moffett and another man were helping two elderly women cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when he was hit Friday night.

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House OKs $410B spending, reverses Bush policies

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The Democratic-controlled House pushed through a $410 billion measure Wednesday that boosted domestic programs, bristled with earmarks and chipped away at policies left behind by the Bush administration.

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US Interior secretary scraps oil-shale leasing

Updated: 02/25/2009 - In a second reversal of the Bush administration, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday he is scrapping leases for oil-shale development on federal land in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

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Some US forces will face combat after Iraq pullout

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Some of the U.S. forces likely to remain in Iraq after President Barack Obama fulfills his pledge to withdraw combat troops would still have a combat role fighting suspected terrorists, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

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Napolitano orders review of Wash. immigration raid

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Immigration agents this week conducted their first work-site raid since President Barack Obama took office, but it was news to their boss, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who on Wednesday ordered a review of the action.

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Closing arguments begin in slaying of Fla. family

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A family of four gunned down on a dark stretch of Florida's Turnpike could have been killed by Mexican drug dealers over an unpaid debt, a defense attorney said Wednesday during closing arguments in the trial of two men charged in the shootings.

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Key Coleman witness tossed from Minn. Senate trial

Updated: 02/25/2009 - An argument that Republican Norm Coleman hoped would draw him closer to Democrat Al Franken suffered a hard blow Wednesday in the Minnesota Senate trial when the judges threw out the testimony of the only witness to claim seeing errors that may have given some people two votes.

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Bones of 11th body found on mesa near Albuquerque

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Police said Wednesday that they have unearthed an 11th body from Albuquerque's largest crime scene ever: a mesa west of the city where remains were discovered after the area was razed for a housing development.

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Napolitano orders review of Wash. immigration raid

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Immigration agents this week conducted their first work-site raid since President Barack Obama took office, but it was news to their boss, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who on Wednesday ordered a review of the action.

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NY judge sets $5M bail for Fla. hedge manager

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A Florida hedge fund manager who disappeared for two weeks as investigators closed in on him can be freed on $5 million bail after being accused of ripping off investors of as much as $350 million, a judge said Wednesday.

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