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Open Burning Season to Start Soon in Topeka

Posted: 10/06/2008 - If you're thinking about open burning of your tree limbs or garden debris, you have to get an open burning permit from the Fire Department first.

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CBS Poll: Presidential Race Tightens

Posted: 10/06/2008 - New poll numbers show Barack Obama is leading John McCain 47% to 43% among registered voters around the nation, following last week's Vice Presidential debate in St. Louis.

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Wall Street Ends Wild Ride Down 370 Points

Posted: 10/06/2008 - The $700 billion bailour failed to ease worries Monday. The Dow plunged nearly 800 points before recovering at the close of trading.

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'Dancing with the Stars' Contestant Injured

Posted: 10/06/2008 - "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Misty May-Treanor is hurt. But will she be out of the competition? The Olympic gold medalist volleyball player, who scored a 21 out of 30 with professional partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy for their paso doble routine last week, suffered an unspecified injury Friday.

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Small Asteroid Headed for Light Show Over Africa

Posted: 10/06/2008 - A small asteroid was headed for a fiery but harmless dive into Earth's atmosphere early Tuesday morning over Africa, astronomers said in a first of its kind advance warning.

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Debate Stakes Higher for McCain as Insults Mount

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Running short on time, John McCain has the most riding on the second presidential debate, though Barack Obama will be out of his scripted comfort zone in the town hall-style confrontation. It could be ugly if Monday's tussling is any indication.

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Lehman Sought Millions for Execs While Seeking Aid

Posted: 10/06/2008 - The now-bankrupt investment bank Lehman Brothers arranged millions in bonuses for fired executives as it pleaded for a federal lifeline, lawmakers learned Monday, as Congress began investigating what went so wrong on Wall Street to prompt a $700 billion government bailout.

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Dow Finishes Below 10,000 for First Time Since '04

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Wall Street joined in a worldwide cascade of despair Monday over the financial crisis, driving the Dow Jones industrials to their biggest loss ever during a trading day. Even a big afternoon rally failed to keep the Dow from its first close below 10,000 since 2004.

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Kansas Starting to See Effects of Financial Turmoil

Revenue Slump

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Kansas government is feeling the effects of turmoil in the nation's financial markets. The Legislative Research Department reports several signs that businesses and individuals are earning less income than expected.

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Three Identified in Saturday Evening Accident

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Three people involved in a Saturday evening fatal accident have been identified. It happened about 8:00 p.m. in the 3100 block of NW 62nd St. Authorities say two trucks collided.

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Amber Alert in Missouri Canceled

Posted: 10/06/2008 - An Amber Alert in Missouri has been canceled. The children have been found safely. Four children had been reported missing. Raven Riggs, 12, Kelley Riggs, 10, Spencer Riggs, 14, and Rhiannon Riggs, 7, were recovered unharmed in Washington. Mother of the children Shirley Riggs is in police custody.

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Trial Under Way for Man in Slaying of 3-year-old

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Testimony began Monday morning in Kansas City in the first-degree murder trial of a man charged with the 2001 killing of a little girl known as ``Precious Doe.''

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Meals on Wheels Presents Prestigious Award

Posted: 10/06/2008 - The Meals on Wheels Association gave a prestigious award Monday, as they raise awareness of the program. "The National Leadership Award" was presented to Senator Pat Roberts at Washburn University for all his work involved in the organization.

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Former Youth Group Leader Found Guilty of Indecent Liberties

Posted: 10/06/2008 - 38-year old Christopher Cormack faces 55 to 233 months in prison after being found guilty of indecent liberties with a child. The victim of that crime came forward out of fear Cormack's new position would give him access to minors. Cormack will be sentenced on November 25th.

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Slattery Ads Get Edgier in Kansas Senate Race

Posted: 10/06/2008 - No, that's not a Wall Street CEO relieving himself on dozens of tiny, helpless taxpayers in Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Slattery's latest campaign ad.

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Penn National Faces 2nd Kansas Legal Challenge

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Penn National Gaming Inc. is embroiled in a second legal fight after walking away from its contract to manage a state-owned casino in southeast Kansas.

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Bus Driver in Fatal California Crash Arrested

Posted: 10/06/2008 - The driver of a casino-bound charter bus that crashed and killed eight people was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

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Top Court Stays Out of DVR Patent Fight

Posted: 10/06/2008 - The Supreme Court refused Monday to disturb a $74 million judgment against Dish Network Corp. for violating a patent held by TiVo Inc. involving digital video recorders.

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Council to Decide Officer's Fate

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Carbondale city council members will decide what action to take, if any, against Officer Greg Wallace. Wallace is accused of unnecessary roughness of a 12 year old girl who was fighting at a street dance.

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