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Foreclosure Rates up 25% Year-Over-Year

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The number of homeowners caught in the wave of foreclosures in October grew 25 percent nationally over the same month in 2007, data released Thursday showed.

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Oil Falls Below $56 on Grim World Economic Outlook

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Oil prices continued to slide, to near $55 a barrel Thursday before rebounding slightly, as bad economic news from the world's largest economies heightened fears that a severe global downturn will slash demand for crude.

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Wal-Mart's 3Q Profit Rises 10%

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reporting a 10 percent increase in third-quarter profit as the world's largest retailer's renewed focus on low prices is attracting financially squeezed shoppers around the world.

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Kan. Lottery Awards Slots Contract to GTECH

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Kansas Lottery Commission has awarded GTECH Corp. the contract to run the central computer system that will control slot machines at state-owned casinos.

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Memorial Scheduled for Obama's Grandmother

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A memorial service for President-elect Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, will be held Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.

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Kan. Chief Gaming Officer Retiring

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Robert Krehbiel is stepping down as the state's chief gaming officer before the end of the year. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' office said Wednesday that her chief counsel, Sally Howard, will assume the duties until the governor can appoint a replacement. His final day hasn't been determined.

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Kansas Mulls Rules on 'No Hormone' Label for Milk

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Kansas regulators are considering tighter rules for labeling dairy products that come from cows not injected with artificial growth hormones. Recombinant bovine growth hormone typically raises cows' milk production by 5 to 15 percent.

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CMA Streak Rolls On for Chesney, Rascal Flatts

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Kenny Chesney is still the best entertainer in the country music field, and has been since 2005. Rascal Flatts' winning streak is twice as long, as the CMA Awards are announced in Nashville.

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Clay Center Parents Concerned over Crossing

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A mother in Clay Center became concerned over her children's close calls when crossing Highway 24 walking to school, so she's volunteered as a crossing guard to see kids across safely. Several parents have joined her effort.

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USD 501 Para-professional Arrested on Sex Charges

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Topeka Police have arrested a 38-year-old female following an investigation by detectives. Jennifer D. Liskey, of Topeka, was arrested and booked on charges of unlawful sexual relations, criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

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Topeka Credit Unions Donate to Breakthrough House

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Topeka Credit Union Foundation gave a $10,000 grant to Breakthrough House Inc. to buy a 12-passenger van. The organization operates as a transitional house for veterans with mental illness.

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Frank to Push for Auto Industry Bailout

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Massachusetts Democrat is handed the task of writing legislation sending some of the huge bailout dollars to the Big 3 automakers.

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Loud "Boom" in Coffey County Likey a Sonic Boom

Updated: 11/18/2008 - 13 News has determined a loud "boom" sound sound south of Burlington in Coffey County Wednesday afternoon was not related to the Wolf Creek Exercise. The Woodson County Sheriffs Department tells us it appears to have been a sonic boom.

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Child's Death Inspires Faith Community

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A playground is being named in Zachary Typer's honor at St. David's Episcopal Church. Those who are interested are welcome to make a donation for the construction.

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TPD Searching for Owner of Attack Dogs

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Topeka Police are searching for the owner of two dogs who attacked three women. It happened Tuesday morning in the 100 blocks of Courtland and Broadmoor.

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Teens Arrested After Break-In

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Deputies got a call of two men breaking into a house in Emmett just before eight last night. Authorities say the 17-year-olds encountered a female in the house and demanded money from her.

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Prison Escapee Remains on the Loose

Updated: 11/18/2008 - An escapee who sparked the lockdown of two Kansas City, Kansas schools this Wednesday remains on the run. Police are looking for 21-year-old Harlan Epps.

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Bush Administration Cool To Automaker Bailout

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Treasury Chief Henry Paulson says the $700 billion bailout plan is not designed for the big three automakers. The White House is non-commital, but open to new ideas.

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Cessna to Cut 500 Kansas Jobs

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The worldwide downturn of the economy is forcing the plane-maker to cut jobs here and in Oregon.

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