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Convict Gives Marriage Proposal During Sentencing

Posted: 12/06/2008 - While Elgin Robinson, convicted for his part in a wichita murder, was giving a final statement at his sentencing in Wichita, he threw in an apparent marriage proposal.

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Plans for Kan. Casino to be Revised

Posted: 12/06/2008 - Kansas Entertainment put its plans to build and manage a casino complex at Kansas Speedway in Wyandotte County on hold. It withdrew its application but said it would resubmit it with a phased-in plan.

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It's a boy for Jonny Lee Miller and Michele Hicks

Posted: 12/05/2008 - The wife of ``Eli Stone'' actor Jonny Lee Miller has given birth to a baby boy. A publicist for Miller says actress and model Michele Hicks gave birth Wednesday to Buster Timothy Miller in Los Angeles.

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Caroline Kennedy Interested in NY Senate Seat

Posted: 12/05/2008 - A close relative says Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg is interested in the Senate seat that will become available once Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes secretary of state.

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Congress, White House Talking $15B Auto Bailout

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Several officials say the White House and congressional Democrats have agreed on $15 billion in bailout loans for Detroit, less than half of what the car chiefs were seeking.

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Secret Santas in 3 States Spread Cheer, $100 Bills

Posted: 12/05/2008 - A Secret Santa from the Kansas City area and another from the St. Louis area have doled out $20,000 in $100 bills, hugs and words of encouragement to unsuspecting souls in need.

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Obama Political Mentor Interested in Senate Seat

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Retiring Illinois Senate President Emil Jones, a Democrat from Chicago, mentioned his interest Barack Obama's Senate position Friday during a taping of WBBM Radio's ``At Issue'' program.

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Kansas AG Warns of Sweepstakes Scams

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Attorney General Steve Six warns people are being told they've won a well-known sweepstakes like Reader's Digest or Publishers Clearinghouse. However, they're told to send money to pay clearance or processing fees.

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Topeka STEP Effort Nets Results

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Results of TPD's special enforcement campaign show officers working overtime issued 283 citations from November 24th thru the 30th.

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Man Wanted in Clay Center Shooting Found in Topeka

Updated: 12/06/2008 - Topeka Police say they received a tip just after 6pm Friday that 41-year Tracy Hackney was at an apartment in the 1100 block of Polk. They responded and Hackney surrendered without incident.

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Topeka Guardsman Receives Two Bronze Stars

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Adjutant General Tod Bunting pinned not one, but two Bronze Stars on Major Gregory Edson of Topeka. Edson was wounded by enemy action in December 2007, but continued to fight.

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Hearing Set in Child Sex Offense Case

Updated: 03/12/2009 - A February 12th preliminary hearing is set for Keith Massey in Shawnee Co. District Court. He faces 11 charges, including rape and sodomy to a child under the age of 14.

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Poor Economy Good News for Military Recruiting Numbers

Updated: 12/05/2008 - There are many reasons soldiers choose to stay in the military. However, with the job market as tight as it is right now, Pentagon officials acknowledge that bad news for the economy is usually good news for the military.

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First 3-D NFL Game Fumbles, Then Recovers

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Two satellite glitches blacked out the broadcast to theaters in Boston, New York and Los Angeles in the first half of the game between the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers.

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Bush: Iraq War Longer, More Expensive

Posted: 12/05/2008 - President George W. Bush said Friday that the fight in Iraq has been longer and more costly than expected, but he defended the U.S.-led invasion, saying the world could not risk leaving Saddam Hussein's power unchecked.

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Women Increase Awareness of Heart Disease

Posted: 12/05/2008 - The American Heart Association asks all woman to take charge of their health. The fifth annual Go Red for Woman luncheon was held today at the Ramada.

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Museum Hosts Holiday Fun

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Mulvane Merriment was held at the Mulvane Art Museum on the Washburn University Campus. Exclusive ornaments and works of art could be found at the sale.

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Teacher Sorry For Binding Girls in Slavery Lesson

Posted: 12/05/2008 - A white social studies teacher attempted to enliven a seventh-grade discussion of slavery by binding the hands and feet of two black girls, prompting outrage from one girl's mother and the local chapter of the NAACP. After the mother complained to Haverstraw Middle School, the superintendent said he was having "conversations with our staff on how to deliver effective lessons."

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Bush Delivers Upbeat Defense of His Mideast Policy

Posted: 12/05/2008 - President George W. Bush delivered a broad and upbeat defense of his Mideast policies on Friday, yet cautioned that President-elect Barack Obama will inherit threats from Iran's nuclear programs, an unfinished Israeli-Palestinian peace accord and a fragile democracy in Iraq.

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Kansas is Going Red

Updated: 12/05/2008 - The American Heart Association asks all woman to take charge of their health. The fifth annual Go Red for Woman luncheon was held today at the Ramada.

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Mulvane Merriment

Updated: 12/05/2008 - Mulvane Merriment was held at the Mulvane Art Museum on the Washburn University Campus. Exclusive ornaments and works of art could be found at the sale.

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Kansas Revenue Down

Updated: 12/05/2008 - The Legislative Research Department reported collections for the state's revenue were about $14 million less than it expected.

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