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Manhattan Man Gets Life for Killing Ex-Roommate

Updated: 11/22/2008 - A 20-year-old Manhattan man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his former roommate and stuffing body parts into the victim's Jeep. Under the sentence Friday, Kevin Hernandez will not be eligible for parole for at least 50 years.

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Kansas University Army ROTC Numbers Up

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Officials at the University of Kansas and at Kansas State report an increase of at least 20 percent in the number of Army ROTC cadets on campus this semester.

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Shawnee County District Judge Gets Cease and Desist Order

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Vouching for the man accused in a fatal hunting accident. earned a Shawnee County district judge a Cease and Desist order. Friday's order from the Commission on Judicial Qualifications stemmed from testimony in the case against Thomas Kent.

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Topeka Man Wins Bon Jovi Saturn Outlook

Updated: 11/22/2008 - One lucky Kansas man gets to drive home in a brand new ride and didn't pay a dime for it. Michel Horton, of Topeka, today got to claim his prize, a special edition Bon Jovi Saturn Outlook.

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Mukasey: "Clean Bill of Health"

Updated: 11/22/2008 - The Attorney General was back at work after he fainted during a Thursday night speech.

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Council Grove Dedicates New City Hall Building

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Council Grove cut the ribbon on its new city hall Friday night. Community members were invited to check it out. The building is dedicated in memory of the late Cecil Claire "C.C." Hutchinson.

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Engineers sentenced to 1 year for espionage case

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Two engineers from China were sentenced to a year in prison Friday for stealing computer chip designs from their Silicon Valley employers and trying to smuggle the secrets to their homeland to launch a government-backed startup there.

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Daughter defends mother in Internet hoax trial

Updated: 11/21/2008 - A Missouri woman's daughter says her mother had wanted an Internet account shut down even before cruel messages were sent from it to a teenage neighbor who later committed suicide.

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NYC bouncer convicted of a third murder

Updated: 11/21/2008 - A bouncer already sentenced to lengthy prison terms for two New York City murders has been convicted of shooting another man dead and wounding three others outside a Manhattan nightclub.

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Cops: Man steals woman's rings after grabbing dog

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Police are looking for a man they say stole two rings worth nearly $25,000 from a woman after grabbing her dog. Brunswick police Detective William Collins said a woman was walking her Shih Tzu on Monday when a man picked up the dog and demanded the rings if she wanted the dog back.

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FBI says Ohio man threatened to bomb airports

Updated: 11/21/2008 - FBI officials said Friday they arrested a man who threatened to blow up Cincinnati's football stadium, two airports, Ohio River bridges, and other landmarks.

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Neb. lawmakers OK age limit for safe-haven law

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Gov. Dave Heineman signed into law Friday a bill adding a 30-day age limit to a safe-haven law that allowed 35 children - including teenagers as old as 17 - to be abandoned at state hospitals. The law, approved hours earlier by the Legislature in a 45-3 vote, goes into effect Saturday, and makes Nebraska the 14th state with a 30-day age cap.

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Germany drops attempt to ban Scientology

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Federal regulators have shut down two big thrifts based in California, saying they fell victim to the acute distress in the housing market in that state.

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Emporia Celebrates Theatre Restoration

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Granada Theatre in Emporia has reopened following a 14-year restoration effort. The 1929 structure had been slated for demolition.

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Topeka Fire Departments Views "Cold Fire" Products

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Cold Fire Law Enforcement demonstrated its fire suppression products at the Topeka Fire headquarters Friday. Company reps say the foam substance attaches itself to the actual source of the fuel causing the fire, and extinguishes it.

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Kansas Governor Gets Christmas Tree

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius accepted a 9-foot Scotch pine Friday from Bowen's Christmas Tree Farm in Pittsburg. The tree was delivered to Cedar Crest on a horse-drawn wagon.

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Tiahrt Could Run for Senate

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Kansas Congressional Delegation could see a major makeover in 2010. Congressman Todd Tiahrt of Wichita says he plans an announcement soon about running for Senator Sam Brownback's seat.

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KU Band Funding

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The University of Kansas' marching band is getting a financial boost. Alan Riedel of Garden City is committing $200,000 to the marching Jayhawks.

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KSU Band Funding

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Funding fears may be easing for K-State's marching band. Earlier this week, the Student Government Association decided to phase out funding for the band from a privilege fee student's pay. But KMAN Radio reports a meeting yesterday could change that.

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Medicaid Warning

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Many Kansas seniors can expect an increase in their Medicare Part D premiums for 2009. Several Kansas counties report a high percentage of beneficiaries who have plans that will see large increases, some as much as 84%.

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Kansas Children's Cabinet Awards $11 million

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Kansas Children's Cabinet announced the first 14 recipients of its Early Childhood Block Grants Friday. The total awarded was $11 million. The money comes from the state's share of the tobacco settlement.

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Unemployment Stats.

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Growth in government kept employment in Kansas from shrinking. A labor department report out today shows the number of Kansas holding non-farm jobs grew about eighty-six hundred from October 2007 to October 2008.

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