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Topeka Rescue Mission Offering Shelter and Meals to Community

Updated: 12/15/2008 - The Topeka Rescue Mission is offering shelter and meals for those in need this holiday season. If you or someone you know needs a place to stay, the main entrance of the shelter is at 600 N. Kansas Ave. That's where you can check in.

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Digital T.V. Transition Discussed at Commission Meeting Monday

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Financing discussions for a new Home Depot distribution center in Topeka have been postponed until Thursday. Shawnee County Commissioners met Monday to discuss the new project, which will be located in the Central Crossing Commerce Park, just north of southwest 57 street and west Topeka Blvd.

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Local Computer Business

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Chamber Ambassadors helped welcome a local business to a new location Monday. A ribbon cutting was held for "The Computer Store" at 2001 southwest Gage Blvd.

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Local Restaurant Gives Part of Proceeds to United Way

Updated: 12/15/2008 - A local restaurant is getting into the giving spirit. Texas Roadhouse, located at 5901 southwest Huntoon in Topeka, is donating ten percent of profits made from gift cards purchased Monday to the United Way of Greater Topeka.

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Chuck Berry's Home "Historic"

Updated: 12/15/2008 - The legendary rock 'n roll singer is still around, and so is his house, now listed as an historic site in St. Louis.

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Cold Snap Causes Water Mains to Burst

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Cold snaps across northeast Kansas caused at least five water main breaks in Topeka. Those cut off water usage to atleast 52 customers Monday.

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USD 437 School Board Finalizes Elementary Boundaries

Updated: 12/15/2008 - The board heard two plans, one that was presented last month, and an alternate that included minor changes based on feedback from that meeting. The board approved the alternate plan for the final boundaries.

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Sunday Fire Evacuates Half a Block

Updated: 12/15/2008 - When Topeka fire arrived on scene the whole rear end of the house was fully engulfed. No one was home at the time, but because of high winds, all the residences on the west side of Lincoln street from 11th to 12th had to evacuate.

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Obama Set with Education, Interior Picks

Updated: 12/15/2008 - A top source says the President-Elect will choose the head of the Chicago school system to lead the nation's system of education.

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Oregon Bank Bombing Suspect Charged With Murder

Updated: 12/15/2008 - A former Navy serviceman was charged with murder and other crimes after a bomb explosion at a bank that killed two law enforcers and critically injured a third, officials said Monday.

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States Increasingly Put Criminal Records Online

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Worried your daughter's new boyfriend might have a nefarious past? Want to know whether the job applicant in front of you has a rap sheet? Finding out can be a mouse click away, thanks to the growing crop of searchable online databases run directly by states. Vermont launched its service Monday, and now about 20 states have some form of them.

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Exxon Boosts Diesel Output as Others Scale Back

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's biggest oil refiner, will spend more than $1 billion in the next couple of years to increase its global production of cleaner-burning diesel by about 10 percent, the company said Monday.

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Australia to Cut Pollution 5 to 15 Percent by 2020

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Australia said Monday it plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by as little as 5 percent by 2020 — a reduction that critics say undermines international efforts to reach an effective global pact next year to avert dangerous climate change.

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NY governor: Caroline Kennedy wants Senate seat

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Caroline Kennedy told New York's governor on Monday that she's interested in the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her the highest-profile candidate to express a desire for the job. Democratic Gov. David Paterson will choose the replacement. "She told me she was interested in the position," Paterson said. "It's not a campaign. She'd like at some point to sit down."

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Impeachment Looms For Blagojevich

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Illinois' Speaker of the House puts the wheels in motion for the ouster of the embattled governor.. accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat.

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MGM Mirage Selling Treasure Island for $500M

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Casino operator MGM Mirage Inc. is selling the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip to Wichita, Kan., billionaire Phil Ruffin for $500 million.

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