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Post 400 Marks Memorial Day at Rochester

Posted: 05/25/2009 - A ceremony at Rochester Cemetery is a Memorial Day tradition for American Legion Post 400. More than 100 people gathered Monday at the North Topeka location to take part.

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WWII Soldier Remains Returning to Kansas

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Army Pvt. Henry "Rickey'' E. Marquez of Kansas City, Kan., was killed in November 1944 while fighting with the 112th Infantry of the 28th Division in the Heurtgen Forest.

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Threat of Lightning Often Not Realized

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Chance Hayes, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Wichita, says it's difficult for people to perceive the threat of lightning because they don't see how it can be a harm to them.

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State Bans Alcohol at Some Lakes

Updated: 05/25/2009 - The ban was put in place because litterbugs and partiers are leaving trash behind and starting large bonfires. And the state says it wants the lakes to be used for their original purpose, which is fishing.

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Midnight Mugging Has Police Seeking Suspects

Posted: 05/25/2009 - The incident occurred just before midnight when two teens allegedly approached the men in front of the home, 3321 Pennsylvania, and demanded money.

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Downpour Causes I-70 Wreck

Posted: 05/24/2009 - An accident on I-70 Sunday evening was due to a heavy downpour in the area.

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A Bee-Infested Topeka Residence

Posted: 05/23/2009 - Ever since this day care teacher moved into her Topeka home back in 2004, she's had to share her property with a swarm of bees.

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Former Librarian Sentenced For Sex Abuse

Posted: 05/23/2009 - A former Leavenworth elementary school librarian has been sentenced to almost 25 years in prison for sexually abusing a student.

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Case of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza A Virus Confirmed in Gove County

Updated: 05/23/2009 - A case of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus was confirmed Saturday in a Colorado resident who is hospitalized in Gove County, Kansas. The patient was traveling through Kansas and it is likely that his exposure to the virus happened outside of the state.

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Topeka Man Leads Deputy on Chase

Posted: 05/23/2009 - Jackson County Sheriff Charles Cornell said Jason Gfeller, 36, refused to stop for a deputy Friday evening near Mayetta, leading him on a chase that ended when both vehicles crashed. Gfeller was arrested on several charges including second DUI.

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New Road Signs Honor Nation's 'Atomic Veterans'

Posted: 05/23/2009 - In the nation's first such recognition of U.S. military veterans exposed to radiation during atomic weapons testing from 1945 to 1963, the "Atomic Veterans Memorial Highway" has been dedicated in Butler County.

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Charity Event to Help EMT Fighting Cancer

Updated: 06/01/2009 - A Charity Poker Ride started at Topeka Harley Davidson at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a luncheon and raffle at 2:30 p.m. Money raised will help Becky Johnson, who is fighting cancer a second time.

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