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Amtrak Passenger Found Dead On Kansas Train Tracks

Updated: 07/01/2009 - A man who'd been a passenger on Amtrak's Southwest Chief was found dead along the tracks in the Marion County town of Florence Tuesday morning. It's not known how he got off the moving train.

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EPA To Kansas: Start Over On Coal Plant Proposal

Updated: 07/01/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency's acting regional administrator sent a letter Wednesday to Kansas Health and Environment Secretary Rod Bremby. The federal agency wants to make sure that KDHE has public hearings on Sunflower Electric's coal plant proposal.

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Man Receives Award For Working To Stop Crime

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Sending a message to criminals has earned a group an honor. Organizers of Topeka's National Night Out Against Crime accepted the award as they prepare for the August event.

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Shawnee County Begins Westlawn Application Review Process

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Assistant Shawnee County Counselor Shawn Leisinger, says the county received 800 to 900 applications for refunds from Westlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. He anticipates issuing checks in late July or early August.

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Funeral Services Set For Lake Perry Drowning Victim

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Visitation for Robert Courter will be held 6pm Thursday at O'Trimble Funeral Home, with the funeral 10:30am Friday at Nortonville Christian Church. Courter drowned Monday evening at Lake Perry trying to help his fiance's three-year old son.

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Kansas Regulators To Discuss Racetracks

Updated: 07/01/2009 - The Woodlands horse and dog track in Kansas City, Kan., and Camptown Greyhound Park in Frontenac are both closed and say their futures depend on the amount of revenue they can claim from slot machines.

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CenturyTel Completes Purchase Of Embarq

Updated: 07/01/2009 - The Federal Communications Commission signed off last week on the Monroe, La.-based CenturyTel's proposed purchase of Embarq, based in Overland Park, Kan.

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Water Referee Says Nebraska Owes Kansas $10,000

Updated: 07/01/2009 - In his final report released late Tuesday night, arbitrator Karl Dreher says Nebraska should only have to pay Kansas $10,000 for overusing Republican River water in 2005 and 2006.

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Residents Of Pittsburg Save Fireworks Show

Updated: 07/01/2009 - After the city eliminated $17,000 it usually donated for the annual fireworks show, Pittsburg, Kansas citizens began a campaign to raise the nearly $30,000 needed to put it on.

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Economist: Midwest Economy Shows Improvement

Updated: 07/01/2009 - The Mid-America Business Conditions index released Wednesday rose to its highest level since September of last year, to 49.3 in June from 46.6 in May.

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KU Endowment Association Posts Big Losses

Updated: 07/01/2009 - With the fiscal year ending Tuesday, KU Endowment Association officials predict investments will be about negative 20 percent when the final accounting is completed later this year.

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Minimum Wage Law Goes Into Effect

Updated: 07/01/2009 - A law that takes effect July 1 bumps the hourly wage from $2.65 to $7.25, starting Jan. 1. That will mirror the federal minimum after July 24 and comes as the state's unemployment rate stands at 6.9 percent, the highest this decade.

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Bees Seek Sanctuary In Caldwell Church

Updated: 07/01/2009 - First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell is creating quite a buzz. About a week ago, a church custodian noticed pools of liquid in the Sunday school rooms. Once she started cleaning it up, she discovered it was honey.

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Budget Issues Force Kansas Courts To Add Surcharge

Updated: 07/01/2009 - A $10 surcharge on most fees imposed by the Kansas court system took effect Wednesday because of efforts by the state Supreme Court to close a budget gap. It will stay in effect through June 2010.

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New Traffic Safety Laws Taking Effect In Kansas

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Motorists in Kansas face some new rules of the road Wednesday as a pair of highway safety laws take effect; including the "Right Lane" and "Move It" laws.

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Residents Of Pittsburg Save Fireworks Show

Updated: 07/01/2009 - While some cities around the country are canceling or reducing their Fourth of July fireworks displays, the show will go on in Pittsburg.

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Two Men Injured In Overnight Shooting

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Two men were shot overnight Tuesday near the 2500 block of Southeast Indiana. Police say their injuries are not life threatening.

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Big Red One Soldiers To Support Sundown Salute

Updated: 07/01/2009 - More than 1,000 Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will march in the annual Sundown Salute Parade in Junction City as part of the city’s five-day Fourth of July celebration.

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