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Second Missouri Woman Pleads Guilty In Staged Assault

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Julie R. Bernet, 39, of Bucyrus, Kan., pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She admitted she and another woman staged an assault in an effort to increase a harassment settlement against a former employer.

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Charges Announced In Quadruple Raytown Homicide

Updated: 07/10/2009 - Jackson County prosecutors announced Friday that 24-year-old Gevante D. Anderson faces four counts of first-degree murder in the killings of Andre Jones Sr.; his girlfriend, Precious Triplett; and her two nephews.

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Government Ups Winter Wheat Production Forecast

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The National Agricultural Statistic Service's July crop production report pegged the anticipated U.S. winter wheat crop at 1.52 billion bushels. Even with the more generous outlook, the wheat harvest is expected to be down 18 percent from last year.

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Kansas Agency Adds Dropout Web Site

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has launched www.kansasdropins.org. The site is aimed at reducing the state's dropout rate.

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Kansas Audit Raises Computer Security Questions

Posted: 07/10/2009 - A new report from the Legislative Division of Post Audit says it cracked 39 percent of one unnamed agency's passwords within five minutes using software.

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Parole Denied For 88-Year-Old Kansas Inmate

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The Kansas Parole Board denied parole for 88-year old Joseph Johnson. He's serving time for a botched 1992 murder-for-hire scheme that resulted in the death of 48-year-old Chang Nam Kim.

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DNA Tests Prompt Rape Charges Against 2 Inmates

Posted: 07/10/2009 - A Kansas City man already serving a 12-year sentence for a 2007 rape has been sentenced to 25 more years for a 2001 rape after being connected to the case through DNA. DNA also linked a man serving time for burlgaries to a 15-year old rape case.

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Wyandotte County Faces $15 Million Shortfall

Posted: 07/10/2009 - County administrators announced at a public hearing Thursday that Wyandotte County is facing a $15 million revenue shortfall. They say across-the-board cuts will be included when they unveil their budget plan Monday.

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Oldest Worker - A Kansan - Dies At 106

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The Hays Daily News reports that Waldo McBurney died Wednesday at the Gove County Medical Center in Quinter. He was 106 years old. McBurney was designated American's Oldest Worker.

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Topeka Mayor Vetoes Hiring Consultant For Bikeway Plan

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten Friday vetoed spending $75,000 to hire a consultant to help develop a Topeka Bikeway Master Plan. Of the amount, $15,000 would come from the city's general fund.

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Former Senator Bob Dole Undergoes Leg Surgery

Posted: 07/10/2009 - 85-year-old Bob Dole has been hospitalized in Washington since last week when he experienced an elevated heart rate in the middle of the night. The former Senator had surgery for open sores on his left leg. A skin graft is planned for Monday.

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Over 700 In Anderson, Franklin Co. Still Without Power

Posted: 07/10/2009 - There are still 772 consumers without power in Anderson County and parts of Southern Franklin County as a result of the highs winds that blew through the area Wednesday afternoon causing extensive damage to the Lyon-Coffey distribution system.

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Topeka I-70 Exit, K-31 Latest Road Projects

Posted: 07/09/2009 - The eastbound I-70 exit ramp to Macvicar in Topeka will be closed from 6 am to 1 pm Friday. Also, in Osage County, a 9-mile resurfacing project will begin on K-31 from the U.S. 56 junction south to the K-31/ K-170 junction in Osage City.

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Topeka Native Accused of Killing Fellow Soldier

Updated: 07/09/2009 - Sylvester Horton, Junior was arraigned Wednesday in the July 2nd shooting death of Necco McCraw in Savannah, Georgia. Authorities say the two were once roommates at Hunter Army Airfield.

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Extreme Heat Necessitates Caution

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Doctors say common sense is the best thing to keep in mind when trying to cope with extreme temperatures.

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Topeka 501 Hopes To Ask For No Mill Increase

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Topeka 501 is hoping to not ask for a mill increase this year. The board has saved well, and hopes to pass that along to the home owners in the area, and more specifically, their students' parents.

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