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Manhattan Begins Process Of Allowing Sunday Sales

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The commission on Tuesday agreed to form an ordinance that would allow the sale of liquor and cereal malt beverages in Manhattan on Sundays and summer holidays. Sales would be allowed between noon and 8 p.m.

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Kansas To Receive $5M From Securities Settlements

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The settlements arose from investigations into auction-rate securities. Those are long-term securities, such as municipal bonds, with interest rates that vary based on regular auctions.

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Iowa Congressman To Open Army CGSC Session

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Democratic Rep. Leonard Boswell is the scheduled speaker Monday at the flag ceremony marking the start of the 10-month course at Fort Leavenworth.

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Kansas Hispanics Plan Sotomayor Vote Watch Party

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Democratic state Rep. Delia Garcia of Wichita is hosting the party along with friends. Invited guests were asked to "watch history in the making'' beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday at Frida's Restaurant.

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Accident Blocks SW 37th & Burlingame

Updated: 08/06/2009 - Police dispatchers say two vehicles were involved in an accident at SW 37th and Burlingame just before 10pm Wednesday.

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Topeka Zoo Welcomes Chicks

Posted: 08/05/2009 - The Topeka Zoo says three East African crowned crane chicks hatched on July 31st and August 1st 2009. They're being raised by their parents.

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Lawrence City Commission Approves Doubling Homeless Numbers

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Lawrence Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday night to increase the overnight occupancy limit at the shelter from 31 to 76 people between Oct. 1 and April 1. During the rest of the year, the overnight occupancy will be capped at 53 people.

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Dodge City Casino Construction Ahead Of Schedule

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Building superintendent Hank Morris says construction on the state's first new casino, in Dodge City, is going so smoothly that the work is two weeks ahead of schedule.

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Parkinson Repeats: No Detainees In Kansas

Posted: 08/05/2009 - In his first public comments since reports surfaced Sunday, Gov. Mark Parkinson repeated previous opposition to any plans by the Obama administration to relocate suspected terrorists from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Fort Leavenworth.

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DA Files Charges In Topeka Murder

Posted: 08/05/2009 - District Attorney Chad Taylor filed counts Wednesday of second degree murder, attempted murder and several related charges against 18-year old Christian Demarcu Robbins.

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TPD Ends Up In Foot Chase With Fugitive

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Officers doing a focused enforcement in southeast Topeka Wednesday afternoon spotted a man believed to be wanted fugitive Boisey Barefield.

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Firefighters Prepare To Help MDA

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Topeka Firefighters will hit the streets Aug. 21st and 22nd for their annual Fill the Boot campaign.

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KDOT Uses Twitter For Traffic Reports

Posted: 08/05/2009 - KDOT is using Twitter to deliver information on construction and maintenance projects, traffic alerts and more that affect Kansas highways.

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Farley Elementary Enrolls First Class

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Farley Elementary enrolled students for the upcoming school year. Construction on the school is still in progress but teachers are optimistic it will be done before the kids show up.

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Woman Life-Flighted From Jackson Co. Accident Improviing

Updated: 12/29/2009 - Three people have died after a semi-truck and car collided in Jackson Co., according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 75 and County Rd. 162 around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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Business Analyst To Change Plea In Junk Fax Case

Posted: 08/05/2009 - A business analyst who once worked for a Florida consulting firm was expected to plead guilty for his part in a nationwide junk fax scheme that raked in millions.

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Fort Leavenwrth MPs Deploying To Iraq

Updated: 08/05/2009 - A deployment ceremony was scheduled Wednesday for members of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 705th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion.

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KDOT Slashes Allownces For Protective Gear

Posted: 08/05/2009 - The agency reduced the annual allowance from $250 to $150 in early July. The move came after Gov. Mark Parkinson imposed $160 million in adjustments to keep the current budget balanced.

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Parkinson Names New Secretary On Aging

Updated: 08/05/2009 - Gov. Parkinson names Martin Kennedy, who has been serving as interim secretary since June, the new Aging Secretary He had been the agency's deputy secretary and has served in management positions at Aging since 2004.

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Rainbow Closing Causes Child Care Concern

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Nearly 100 Wichita families, including dozens with special-needs children, are scrambling to find child care after Rainbows United filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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