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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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US warns Russia against selling missiles to Iran

Updated: 12/22/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials said Monday that they want answers from Russia on whether it is selling advanced surface-to-air missiles to Iran, a move the U.S. insists could threaten American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. A senior military intelligence official said that while Moscow has sent out conflicting responses to reports on the sale of long-range S-300 missiles, the U.S. believes it is taking place. However, it appears that no equipment has yet been delivered to Iran, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

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5 convicted of plotting to kill Fort Dix soldiers

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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Sebelius Signs Executive Order to Increase Accessibility to State Websites

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius signed an executive order Monday increasing the accessibility of state websites and other information technology systems to those with disabilities, making it easier for all Kansans to get the information regarding state services, programs, employment and opportunities.

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KDHE and EPA Region 7 Earn Outstanding Product Award

Updated: 12/22/2008 - The North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) recently presented KDHE and EPA Region 7 with its Outstanding Product Award for the agencies’ efforts to help make the first Green Energy Gateway Fuel Station in the country a reality.

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