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U.S. Doubts Fairness of Nicaragua Elections

Posted: 10/24/2008 - The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua has released a statement criticizing the country's delays in accrediting election observers, saying it places in doubt the fairness of upcoming municipal balloting.

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Drive-by Shootings Kill 2, Injure 2 in Newark, NJ

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Authorities in Newark, New Jersey, say five drive-by shootings in quick succession have left two dead and two others wounded. The suspects in a white Infiniti SUV got away from police who gave chase.

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Community Remembers 3-year old Shooting Victim

Posted: 10/24/2008 - About 30 people gathered outside Topeka's Cathedral Square Apartments to remember Tre'vonte Williams-Lucas. The three-year old was shot last week Friday and died the next day.

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Palin Drops Puck at Blues Game

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin dropped the ceremonial first puck at an NHL game for the second time this month. Palin then watched the game from a luxury box with Blues principal owner Dave Checketts, waving to the crowd and even reaching over the railing to shake a few hands.

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McCain's Brother Apologizes for Calling 911

Posted: 10/24/2008 - The brother of presidential candidate Sen. John McCain says he'll withdraw from campaign activities after calling 911 to complain about traffic. Joe McCain says he's sorry about the call.

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Apple Inc. Comes Out Against Gay Marriage Ban

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Apple Inc. has joined the short list of publicly traded companies to oppose a ballot measure that would take away the right of same-sex couples to marry in California. An Apple spokesman declined to elaborate on the company's position.

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Newspaper: Ex-Detroit Mayor Transferred Appointees

Posted: 10/24/2008 - A newspaper reports Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick may have transferred some appointees into civil service positions before he left office. The Detroit News reported Friday that it has identified six people who were moved last month into the Detroit Workforce Development Department.

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Funeral Arrangements Set for Tre'vonte Williams-Lucas

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Funeral arrangements for three year old Tre'vonte Williams-Lucas, who died of a gunshot wound last week, have been set. His family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. A service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel.

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Jennifer Hudson's Mother, Brother Shot and Killed

Updated: 10/24/2008 - Chicago police say the mother and brother of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson were found shot to death Friday. They've also issued an Amber Alert for a 7-year old boy, identified as the mother's grandson.

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Bond Issues on Nov. 4th Ballots

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Manhattan USD 383, USD 364 in Marshall County, and USD 441 in Nemaha County will vote on multi-million dollars bonds to fund school improvements. Cloud County will vote on a $28.9 million bond that would fund a County Hospital to be located in Concordia

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Four Topeka DJ's Fired by Cumulus Broadcasting

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Sources tell 13 News Rich and Louann at US 103 FM, Chris Gallagher of KMAJ FM and K.C. Garrett of V100 FM all were let go today. The staff at those stations was told it’s a matter of budget cuts being made at the stations.

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Bodies Found in Tent in Lawrence

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Lawrence Police found two deceased male bodies in a tent in a wooded area just north of the Lawrence Amtrak station at 413 E. 7th Street. Stay tuned to 13 News for more information as further details are released.

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Election to Decide Fate of Three School Buildings

Updated: 10/24/2008 - A Holton USD 336 bond issue would bring all Pre-K through 5th grade classes into one new building, leaving the Colorado Elementary building and the district office building for sale, while the offices move to the Central Elementary building. A similar issue failed in 2003.

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39 Immigrants become U.S. Citizens

Posted: 10/24/2008 - 39 people from 19 countries became U.S. citizens during a ceremony at Topeka's federal courthouse Friday.

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Kids Trick-or-Treat at Plaza West

Posted: 10/24/2008 - A treat spanned generations at Plaza West retirement facility Friday. Capital City Moms Club members brought their children, dressed in Halloween costumes, to trick or treat.

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Two People Arrested in Attempted Burglary

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Two people are behind bars for an attempted burglary that was thwarted by a big rig. It happened at a business in the 3300 block of SW 77th around noon Thursday. Authorities say the two "would-be" burglars saw the business owner arrive, and when they tried to escape in their truck, the businessman used an 18-wheeler to block them in.

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Topeka Fire Chief Criticized For For Not Recognizing Firefighter

Updated: 10/24/2008 - We showed you Tuesday how Topeka Fire Chief Howard Giles was honored at the city council meeting for being named fire chief of the year by the Kansas State Association of Fire Chiefs. Now, Giles is being criticized for not recognizing a Topeka firefighter who was given the highest honor for firefighters by that same association.

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Parent Leadership Conference Begins

Posted: 10/24/2008 - More than 150 parents are participating in the two-day Parent Leadership Conference at the Kansas Museum of History on Friday and Saturday.

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Nation Welcomes New Citizens

Posted: 10/24/2008 - 39 immigrants from 19 different countries became United States Citizens during a naturalization ceremony in Topeka Friday.

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Kansas Prep Zone: Week 8 of High School Football

Updated: 10/24/2008 - 13 Sports is covering all your favorite teams Friday. Watch Kansas Prep Zone at 10, and extended sports commentary live on www.wibw.com at 10:30 pm. Remember to watch highlights from every week of high school football on www.KSPrepzone.com

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