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Wakarusa River Rising

Updated: 04/30/2009 - People living along the Wakarusa River are nervously watching the water's levels. All the rain we got over the past few days has caused the river to swell dramatically.

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Invisible Kansans Push For Lawmakers' Attention

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Hundreds of people rallied Thursday in support of Kansans with developmental disabilities. Around 4,000 footprints were colored in at the Manor Conference Center to represent every so-called invisible Kansan.

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FEMA Grants Kansas Storm Extension

Updated: 04/30/2009 - FEMA has granted Kansas a request for a 30 day extension for damages caused by the severe winter storm that blew through the state last month.

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City Gets Stimulus Money For Bus Help

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Topeka is getting more help in its effort to replace its aging bus fleet. The Kansas Department of Transportation announced Thursday the city's Metropolitan Transit Authority will receive $2 million dollars in federal stimulus money.

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Business Is Tasty At Washburn University

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The most important meal of the day was good for more than nutritional value Thursday. The "Business for Breakfast" event at Washburn University was a benefit for Youth Entrepreneurs in Kansas.

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Debate Team National Champs, Too

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The University of Kansas basketball team are not the only national champs in Lawrence. Members of KU's debate team squared off in a special appearance at Topeka High Thursday.

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Road Construction Friday Morning, Afternoon

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The left lane on I-70 will be closed at keene road for guardrail repair work in Wabaunsee County. The lane will be closed at 9:00 P.M. and will reopen at 3:00 P.M. Friday.

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Wendy's Weekend Meals Benefit Meals on Wheels

Updated: 04/30/2009 - You can support meals on wheels this weekend, by visiting any Topeka Wendy's restaurant. Wendy's will donate 15 percent of its proceeds directly to the Meals on Wheels program.

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House Passes Consumer Credit Card Bill

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Riding a crest of populist anger, the House on Thursday approved a bill to restrict credit card practices and eliminate sudden increases in interest rates and late fees that have entangled millions of consumers.

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Experts Say "Swine Flu" Mostly Pig

Updated: 04/30/2009 - While the U.S. government and now the World Health Organization are taking the swine out of "swine flu," the experts who track the genetic heritage of the virus say this: If it is genetically mostly porcine and its parents are pig viruses, it smells like swine flu to them.

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KDHE Update on the 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus Outbreak

Updated: 04/30/2009 - As of Thursday afternoon, Kansas has not seen any additional confirmed cases of the new 2009 H1N1 flu virus. There are still two confirmed cases in the state.

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KU Cancels Summer Study in Mexico

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The University of Kansas has canceled its Summer Language Institute trip to Mexico because of swine flu concerns.

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Schools Stay Informed about H1N1 Virus

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Seaman USD 345 is joining the ranks of many other school districts staying in touch with Kansas health officials on the topic of the H1N1 "swine flu" virus.

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Shawnee County Prepared for Possible Swine Flu Cases

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Shawnee County Health Agency Director Anne Freeze told county commissioners Thursday that the agency has instituted an incident command system and is keeping lines of communication open with county and city officials.

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Chrysler to get up to $8B from Govt for Bankruptcy

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Chrysler will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York on Thursday and will be eligible for up to $8 billion in federal aid to rebuild the ailing automaker, according to senior administration officials.

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Washington State, Maryland May Have Cases

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The swine flu outbreak has now hit at least 11 states. About 100 cases have been confirmed across the country with many more suspected. About 100 schools are closed.

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Stocks Climb after Drop in Jobless Claims

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Investors found more reason to hopeful about the economy. In a welcome surprise for Wall Street on Thursday, the Labor Department said initial claims fell last week by 14,000 to 631,000.

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AP sources: Chrysler to File for Bankruptcy

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Two Obama administration officials say Chrysler will file for bankruptcy protection after talks broke down with a small group of the company's creditors.

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Girl Beats Off Muggers With Marching Band Baton

Updated: 04/30/2009 - A 17-year-old high school marching band student beat up two assailants who tried to mug her as she walked to school in this high desert community about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

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'My Dad is Zodiac Killer', Daugther Reveals

Updated: 04/30/2009 - A Southern California woman said Wednesday that her late father was the infamous Zodiac killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay area four decades ago.

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Congress Adopts Budget Plan Endorsing Obama Goals

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Democrats in Congress capped President Barack Obama's 100th day in office by advancing a $3.4 trillion federal budget for next year — a third of it borrowed — that prevents Republicans from blocking his proposed trillion-dollar expansion of government-provided health care over the next decade.

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Biden, Besser Remain Against Border Closing Idea

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The Obama administration stood solidly against closing the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, with Vice President Joe Biden calling this health emergency option "a monumental undertaking."

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