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Trailer Destroyed in Perry Fire Tuesday

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A trailer is completely destroyed after a fire broke in Perry Tuesday afternoon. Fire officials say it happened at 6958 Ferguson Rd. around around 1:15 p.m.

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Forbes Field Put on Lockdown Tuesday Afternoon

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A suspicious letter scare locked down Forbes Field Tuesday. An Air National Guard spokesman said security forces put Forbes on lock down at about 8:00 a.m. because mail room employees received what they call an odd looking piece of mail.

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Ethanol Explosion in Garnett Tuesday

Updated: 12/16/2008 - People in Garnett, KS may have felt a huge boom Tuesday morning. The East Kansas Agri Energy Plant, which makes ethanol, had an explosion about 9:00 a.m. Monday morning.

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Preliminary Hearing Set for Woman Involved in Police Chase

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A preliminary hearing is set for the woman involved in a police chase that injured a Lawrence officer. 27-year old Barbara Jo Schnegelsiepen appeared for a short time while her attorney asked for a Douglass County judge to reduce her bond.

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Jefferson County Police Chase Suspects Behind Bars

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Two people are jailed in Jackson County after leading police on an eight mile chase in Jefferson County Monday. Officers tried to pull John Bradshaw and Nicole Miller over on US-75 highway Monday afternoon.

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Man Plays Same Lottery Number 11 times, Wins $1.1M

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A Hampton man has won the Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 top prize of $100,000, and won it, and won it. Lottery officials said the man won $1.1 million after playing the same numbers on 11 tickets for the same drawing. Each winning ticket gives the man $100,000.

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HBO, Winfrey's Production Company Reaches Deal

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Oprah Winfrey is ending a long-term relationship with ABC by taking her production company to HBO for a three-year deal to make movies, documentaries and TV series.

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Wacky Things That Get Dropped on New Year's Eve

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Everyone knows about the ball that gets dropped on New Year's Eve in Times Square. Maybe you've even heard about the 800-pound peach that gets dropped in Atlanta at midnight on Dec. 31.

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Australia OKs Facebook for serving lien notice

Updated: 12/16/2008 - You've been "superpoked" — and served. A court in Australia has approved the use of Facebook, a popular social networking Web site, to notify a couple that they lost their home after defaulting on a loan.

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Best Buy 3Q profit sinks, offers staff buyouts

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Television monitors on display at Best Buy in Mountain View, Calif., Monday, Dec. 15, 2008. Best Buy … MINNEAPOLIS – Best Buy Co. Inc. , the nation's biggest consumer electronics retailer, said Tuesday that its third-quarter profit sank 77 percent as it faced dramatic changes in consumer spending.

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Greek youths take over TV, radio stations

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Greek protesters pushed their way into television and radio studios Tuesday, forcing broadcasters to put out anti-government messages in a change of tactics after days of violent street protests.

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Nation's first face transplant done in Cleveland

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A woman so horribly disfigured she was willing to risk her life to do something about it has undergone the nation's first near-total face transplant, the Cleveland Clinic announced Tuesday.

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Florida Police Close Books on '81 Walsh Killing

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A serial killer who died more than a decade ago is the person who decapitated the 6-year-old son of "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh in 1981, police in Florida said Tuesday. The announcement brought to a close a case that has vexed the Walsh family for more than two decades, launched the television show about the nation's most notorious criminals and inspired changes in how authorities search for missing children.

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Obama Takes Questions From Grade Schoolers

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A dozen grade schoolers got their own chance to quiz President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday, getting an earful on such issues as longer school days, how it feels to be on television, and even the first puppy's "business."

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Italian Mafia Taken Down By Raids

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Italian paramilitary police carried out massive arrests Tuesday against the Sicilian mafia in Palermo, "decapitating" the organization's leadership structure, the head of the city's carabinieri said.

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Cheney Defends Bush Administration

Updated: 12/16/2008 - In his first TV interview since the presidential election, Vice President Dick Cheney once again staunchly defended the Bush administration's record in the war on terror and, more specifically, the decision to go to war in Iraq.

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Britax Recalls Safety Seats

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The manufacturer says the harness straps may detach from their metal yoke (splitter plate) on the back of the child seat, if they are repeatedly loosened one strap at a time.

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Detroit Newspapers End Daily Delivery

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News will become the first major metropolitan newspapers in the U.S. to end daily home delivery, the papers announced Tuesday.

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RoadRunners Donate Stuffed Animals

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The Topeka RoadRunners continued with a tradition of community giving by donating stuffed animals to two groups.

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Kennedy Interested in Clinton's Seat

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Caroline Kennedy, the 51-year-old daughter of President John F. Kennedy, has indicated her interest in filling the New York Senate seat being vacated by secretary of state designee Hillary Clinton.

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Poll: First Puppy Should Come From Shelter

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Americans' picks for a potential first puppy vary widely, but a CNN poll out Tuesday finds broad support on one aspect of the incoming Obama family's decision.

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Commentary: Illinois Needs Reform

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Kent Redfield says new laws and better choices by Illinois voters could end the state's tradition of corruption.

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One Thousand New Species Discovered

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A rat believed to be extinct for 11 million years, a spider with a foot-long legspan, and a hot pink cyanide-producing "dragon millipede" are among the thousand newly discovered species in the largely unexplored Mekong Delta region.

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