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Worship Schedule for Fort Riley

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Soldiers and their families are invited to attend worship services during the holiday season on Fort Riley, December 24 through January 1

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Digital Readiness Test Update

Updated: 12/22/2008 - We wanted to update you on the digital readiness test we aired last Wednesday. Many of you who have Cox Cable service complained that your picture was scrunched into a letterbox look and others that the audio on Cox was poor and muffled.

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Gage Blvd. Closed Monday for Power Line Work

Updated: 12/22/2008 - A stretch of Gage Blvd. was closed Monday while power lines were moved. The eight power lines were moved across the street between 10th and 12th streets. Gage was closed for a little over an hour while the work was done.

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Group Home Fire in Topeka Causes $25,000 in Damage

Updated: 12/22/2008 - An electrical fire in Topeka Sunday caused around $25,000 worth of damage. It happened at a group at 615 southwest 9th around 2:00 p.m. The home is a resident care facility, which provides room and board for mentally ill patients.

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PMCA Donates Gas to KHP for Christmas

Updated: 12/22/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol is filling up on fuel instead of presents this Christmas. The Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association donated gasoline to fill up KHP's patrol cars from Christmas Eve until New Years Day.

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YWCA Complying with New Safety Law

Updated: 12/22/2008 - You won't see it right away, but the YWCA is helping keep you and your children safer. They are upgrading their pool drain covers to comply with a new safety law which took effect Friday.

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5 Found Guilty In Fort Dix Terror Plot

Updated: 12/22/2008 - The Muslim defendants were convicted of conspiring to kill military personnel, but were cleared of attempted murder charges.

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Winter visits with a vengeance from East to West

Updated: 12/22/2008 - The weather outside was frightful from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Ore., on Monday, with last-minute holiday shoppers shivering and stranded travelers hoping for the best as Christmas rapidly approached. The little town of Eustis, Maine, got nearly 3 1/2 feet of snow. In Marysville, Wash., north of Seattle, heavy snow collapsed part of the roof Monday at the Whitley Evergreen factory, which makes modular buildings. No one was injured, but inspectors were dispatched to make sure other buildings in the business park were safe.

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4 recruiter suicides lead to Army probe

Updated: 12/22/2008 - HENDERSON, Texas (AP) -- Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Henderson, a strapping Iraq combat veteran, spent the last, miserable months of his life as an Army recruiter, cold-calling dozens of people a day from his strip-mall office and sitting in strangers' living rooms, trying to sign up their sons and daughters for an unpopular war.

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5 men convicted of conspiracy in Fort Dix plot

Updated: 12/22/2008 - CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- Five Muslim immigrants accused of scheming to massacre U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix were convicted of conspiracy Monday in a case that tested the FBI's post-Sept. 11 strategy of infiltrating and breaking up terrorist plots in their earliest stages. The men could get life in prison when they are sentenced in April.

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Lions' Marinelli angry about columnist's question

Updated: 12/22/2008 - ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Rod Marinelli was as angry publicly on Monday as he's been in three seasons as coach of the Detroit Lions. Leading the NFL's first 0-15 team didn't do it. A question from a columnist did. Detroit News columnist Rob Parker asked Marinelli if he wished his daughter married a better defensive coordinator, taking a shot at his son-in-law Joe Barry, after Sunday's 42-7 loss to New Orleans.

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Mom accused of smoking marijuana with teen kids

Updated: 12/22/2008 - MINDEN, Nev. (AP) -- A 39-year-old woman was arrested last week on suspicion of smoking marijuana with her two teenage children. Douglas County sheriff's deputies said the woman was detained after they responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Deputies said the woman told them that she was teaching her son to drive, but they smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle.

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'Sopranos' actor cleared of murder in NYPD death

Updated: 12/22/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Lillo Brancato, who played a bumbling aspiring mobster on "The Sopranos," was cleared Monday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of an off-duty policeman during a drunken, late-night search for drugs.

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4,300-year-old pharaonic tombs unveiled near Cairo

Updated: 12/22/2008 - SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) -- A pair of 4,300-year-old pharaonic tombs discovered at Saqqara indicate that the sprawling necropolis south of Cairo is even larger than previously thought, Egypt's top archaeologist said Monday. The rock-cut tombs were built for high officials - one responsible for the quarries used to build the nearby pyramids and another for a woman in charge of procuring entertainers for the pharaohs.

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Investigators enter jet wreckage at Denver airport

Updated: 12/22/2008 - DENVER (AP) -- Investigators climbed inside the cracked, charred wreckage of a Continental Airlines jet Monday, searching for clues about why the plane veered off a runway and slid nearly half a mile into a ravine.

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Afghan leader presses US military on strategy

Updated: 12/22/2008 - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- President Hamid Karzai pressed America's top military leader Monday on the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and preparations to pour up to 30,000 more forces into the country, reflecting Karzai's concerns over civilian casualties and operations in villages. Karzai asked Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, what kinds of operations the newly deployed troops would carry out and told him that the Afghan government should be consulted about those missions.

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Bad economy slows population growth in South, West

Updated: 12/22/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's great migration south and west is slowing, thanks to a housing crisis that is making it hard for many to move. Most southern and western states aren't growing nearly as fast as they were at the start of the decade, pausing a long-term trend fueled by the desire for open spaces and warmer climates, according to population estimates released Monday by the Census Bureau.

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Winter visits with a vengeance from East to West

Updated: 12/22/2008 - The weather outside was frightful from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Ore., on Monday, with last-minute holiday shoppers shivering and stranded travelers hoping for the best as Christmas rapidly approached. The little town of Eustis, Maine, got nearly 3 1/2 feet of snow. In Marysville, Wash., north of Seattle, heavy snow collapsed part of the roof Monday at the Whitley Evergreen factory, which makes modular buildings. No one was injured, but inspectors were dispatched to make sure other buildings in the business park were safe.

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Obama to release review on Blagojevich contacts

Updated: 12/22/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama plans to reveal on Tuesday his staff's conversations with the Illinois governor accused of trying to sell Obama's Senate seat, transition officials said Monday. "We have a report," said Obama spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter. "It's been ready for release for a week. We've held off at the request of the U.S. Attorney's office and that continues to be the case, though we expect to be able to release the report shortly."

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