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Judge Allows Class Action Against Embarq, Sprint

Posted: 12/02/2008 - U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil on Tuesday denied most of a motion from Embarq to dismiss a class-action lawsuit. It accuses the telecommunications company of age discrimination and illegally canceling retirement benefits.

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US Soldiers Re-Enlisting Because of Poor Economy

Posted: 12/02/2008 - The Pentagon just completed its strongest recruiting year in four years. Pentagon officials acknowledge that bad news for the economy is usually good news for the military.

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Man Killed when Car Hits Deer, Oncoming Vehicle

Posted: 12/02/2008 - The Highway Patrol said a car driven by Robert Laffery of Clay Center was northbound on K-15 at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday when it hit the deer and plowed into a truck driven by Delbert Rule of Linn.

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Plane Makes Emergency Landing at KCI

Posted: 12/02/2008 - A United Express flight en route from Saint Louis to Denver had to make an emergency landing at KCI's overhaul base. The plane had a cracked windshield.

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Cancer Patients Decorate Festival Tree

Posted: 12/02/2008 - If you attend Topeka's Festival of trees, one of the trees you'll see is decorated by Saint Francis cancer patients.

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Eisenhower Museum Sets Attendance Record

Posted: 12/02/2008 - The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene says it set an attendance record for public, outreach and education programs in November. A record 815 people attended 21 programs.

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Christmas Parade Fun in Emporia

Posted: 12/02/2008 - Christmas is more than three weeks away, but holiday festivities are already lighting up Emporia.

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21st and Urish Open in Topeka

Posted: 12/02/2008 - The roundabout is open to traffic in all directions. It was finished just five days beyond the original completion date, even with power company and weather delays.

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More Kansas Coal Plant Debates Expected

Posted: 12/02/2008 - Legislative leaders expect another round of debate next year over whether coal-fired power plants should be built in Western Kansas.

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College Hill Developer Gets More Time to Finish

Posted: 12/02/2008 - A makeover for the College Hill area will get a little more time to finish up. The Topeka City Council gave developer Henry McClure until December 31 of 2010 to complete building "J" of the apartment and townhome development Thursday night.

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Former Soldier's Execution Stayed

Posted: 12/02/2008 - Judge Richard Rogers issued his order last week in the case of Ronald Gray. He was set to die December 10th for a series of rapes and murder in the 1980s.

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Phelps Want $5 Million Ruling Overturned

Posted: 12/02/2008 - A federal appeals court in Virginia is being asked if Westboro Baptist Church was protected by the first amendment when it protested at a soldier's funeral.

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Grinch Steals Salvation Army Kettle in Topeka

Posted: 12/02/2008 - The kettle was in front of the Gordman's store on South Topeka Boulevard. When the bell ringer took a break for lunch around 2:30, someone took the kettle off the stand.

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Sex abuse allegations against evangelist detailed

Posted: 12/02/2008 - A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses evangelist Tony Alamo of sexually abusing five girls on separate occasions beginning in 1994, including a period when he was serving a tax-evasion sentence at a halfway house in Texarkana.

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Coleman pleads no contest to disorderly conduct

Posted: 12/02/2008 - Gary Coleman has pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from a September incident at a bowling alley. The 40-year-old former star of "Diff'rent Strokes" was ordered to pay a $100 fine in a Payson court Tuesday. He also pleaded no contest to a reckless driving charge, which will be waived if he doesn't have any other violations within a year.

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Man accused of tossing Christmas tree at his dad

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Authorities say a west Florida man who lives with his parents has been arrested on a felony assault charge after he used a Christmas tree as a weapon to attack his father.

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