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Topeka Goodyear Workers Approve Contract Provisions

Updated: 03/05/2009 - United Steelworkers Local 307 approved contract revisions with Goodyear. The deal means up to 100 workers at the Topeka plant can accept buyoffs. Up to 225 positions total may be eliminated.

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Hallmark Employees Lend Helping Hand

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Topeka's Hallmark plant is also seeing a slowdown from the slumping economy. But rather than laying off its employees it's paying them to do volunteer work.

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Kansas Senate Debates Bill on Coal-fired Plants

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The Senate debates a bill today to clear the way for coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas. It's the latest round in a fight over coal plants between Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and most legislators.

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Sumner School Auctioned Finalized

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The historic Sumner School building is now officially owned by Zaire Thomas. His financial backer, Bishop W.R. Portee dropped by Topeka on Thursday to sign paperwork, and spoke about the future of the building.

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Missing Manhattan Teen Found

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The Riley County Police Department says 17-year-old Daniel Freeby was found in Junction City. He was in good health. He was reported missing Monday evening, when he left for work and didn't make it there.

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Dallas Chamber Official to Join Kansas GOP

Updated: 03/05/2009 - CiCi Rojas will replace Christian Morgan as executive director of the Kansas Republican Party. Rojas is currently chief executive officer of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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McConnell Air Force Base Vice Commander Dies

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Col. Michael V. Krueger died Tuesday of unknown causes. He was found in his home at McConnell Air Force Base, where he was vice commander. The 47-year-old officer came to McConnell in May 2008.

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Sebelius Seeks Agricultural Disaster Designation for Scott County

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius sent a letter Wednesday to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack asking that he declare Scott County an agricultural disaster area for crop production losses due to severe weather conditions that started January 1, 2008, and are continuing.

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Man Breaks Into Apartment, Gets Stabbed By Resident

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Police say two Topeka men got into an argument leading to one man breaking into the other's home just after 3:30 a.m. Thursday. The resident apparently stabbed the intruder, who later showed up at a hospital with a serious injury.

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2009 Kansas Artist Fellowships and Awards Night

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Artists from all over the state gathered in Topeka. The Kansas Arts Commission held a reception Wednesday night to announce the recipients of the 2009 Kansas Arts Fellowships and Awards.

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9-Volt Smoke Alarm Battery Give-A-Way

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Springing forward for Daylight Saving Time this weekend is also a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms. That's why the Topeka Fire Department and Batteries Plus are teaming up to give away several hundred 9-Volt smoke alarm batteries.

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Kansas Governor Asks for Ag Disaster Designation

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has asked for an agricultural disaster designation for Scott County. She says drought and high winds have adversely impacted corn, sorghum and wheat production.

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Three Issues Added to April Ballot in Manhattan

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Manhattan City Commissioners have approved adding three issues to their April 7 ballot. KMAN radio reported Wednesday that the questions came from research in the community into why the Quality of Life measure failed to pass.

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Wichita School Administrator Faces Sex Charges

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Fifty-nine-year-old Rober C. Baker was charged Wednesday in Sedgwick County District Court with one count of rape and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

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