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New Statistics Show Kansas Crime Rates Up

Posted: 09/16/2008 - New FBI figures show a slight decline in violent crime nationwide last year, but Kansas is a different story. The FBI's 2007 report on crime statistics shows violent crimes down by seven-tenths of 1 percent nationwide, while Kansas recorded a 7-percent increase from the previous year.

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Sebelius Campaigns In Iowa Tuesday

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius says recent presidential campaign polling in the upper Midwest shows the region is still in play for both parties. Sebelius campaigned in Iowa Tuesday for Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama.

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Palin Allies Sue To End Probe

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Allies of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin asked a judge Tuesday to halt the state Legislature's investigation into the firing of her public service commissioner, calling the probe a "McCarthyistic" inquisition.

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Army Official Praises Ike

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Army official praises response to Ike. It is part of an examination on government response to the storm.

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KC Teacher Sentenced

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Former teacher sentenced to 51 months in prison for Internet case in Kansas City, Kan. He pleaded guilty to the crime in February.

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Sebelius Campaigns For Obama

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius says traditionally red upper midwest states may still be in play for Democratic candidate Barack Obama.

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GOP Strategist: Obama Needs Second Act

Posted: 09/16/2008 - In this commentary, a GOP strategist says Barack Obama needs to write a second act -- to continue on with his "change" message to hold off John McCain.

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Survey: Nearly every kid a video gamer

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Katherine Graden doesn't really like shoot-'em-up video games. She prefers games on her Wii system that test her fitness and agility - the ones her guy friends tease are her "sissy games."

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Kroger profit rises 3.4 percent on sales growth

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Kroger Co., the nation's largest traditional grocery chain, said Tuesday that its second-quarter profit rose 3.4 percent as a slowing economy prompted people to eat at home more often and try more store brands. The results sent the stock up 5 percent.

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Oil prices sink below $92 on Wall Street tumult

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Oil prices extended their retreat Tuesday, shedding $10 a barrel in a violent, two-day slide as tumult on Wall Street dims hopes for a swift economic recovery and signals another drop in U.S. energy demand.

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Ailing witness returns to stand in Simpson trial

Posted: 09/16/2008 - A witness who fell ill during the first day of testimony in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery trial returned to the stand Tuesday morning and was cross-examined about four words important to the case: "put the gun down."

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NTSB tests visibility at site of LA train crash

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Investigators on Tuesday conducted a test to determine when the engineers of two trains were able to see each other in the moments before the head-on crash that killed 25 people.

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Community Art Center Tribute To Local Art Therapist

Posted: 09/16/2008 - For decades, the capital city has been a great resource for art therapy, all thanks to one local man. Bob Ault is nationally known for pioneering the field of art therapy. He did so largely from his art academy in Topeka.

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Life for Kelsey Smith's Killer

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Edwin Hall, who pleaded guilty to the 2007 kidnapping, rape, and murder of 18 year-old Kelsey Smith, was sentenced to life in prison in a Johnson Co. Courtroom

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Bidder for Wyandotte Casino Drops Out

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Pinnacle Ent. withdrew its application to build the new casino approved for Wyandotte Co., leaving only three applicants from whom the state can choose. Twenty-five million dollar application fee will be refunded.

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Step Up For Children 2008

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Thousands of children in Kansas have no health insurance, live in poverty, and are abused or neglected, it is for that reason that dozens gathered this morning at the statehouse.

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Missouri Soldier Dies in Iraq

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Military officials say a Missouri soldier assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska, has died in Iraq. U.S. Army Alaska says Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Sexton, a military policeman assigned to the 164th Military Police Company, died in Balad.

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