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20 Whooping Cough Cases In 2 Kansas Counties

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Twenty cases of the highly contagious disease whooping cough, also called pertussis, were reported since June in Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties.

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Dodge City Woman Faces Sentence For Paying Ransom

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Angela Ramos-Ocana pleaded guilty in June to intentionally encouraging an illegal immigrant to live in the United States. She was sentenced to one year in prison.

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Boeing, Spirit Ask Judge To Toss Age Lawsuit

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Former Boeing workers sued in December 2005 claiming they lost their jobs because of their age. They are now seeking class-action status for the lawsuit. Boeing and Spirit Aerosystems want the case thrown out.

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Critics Take New Step To Block Kansas Coal Plant

Posted: 08/03/2009 - The Sierra Club said Monday it has asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to require a study of the environmental effects of a new coal-plant in southwest Kansas and possible alternatives.

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Chief Makes Case for Helicopter Unit

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller spent hours Monday with media and community leaders talking about Topeka's need for a helicopter unit.

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Wittig Close To Release

Posted: 08/03/2009 - The former Chief Executive Officer of Westar Energy will be getting out of prison almost a month before his sentence was scheduled to expire.

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Man With Alzheimers Found, Back Home

Updated: 08/03/2009 - Family members asked for helping finding Wayne Deal. The 76-year old has Alzheimers and hadn't been seen since Monday morning. His family says he is back home after being involved in a car accident.

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Boy Scouts Looking For Memories

Posted: 08/03/2009 - The Jayhawk Area Council of Boy Scouts of America is celebrating 100 years of scouting by asking all current and former scouts to share their experiences.

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Shawnee Co. Tests Civil Defense Sound; Siren Replacement On Track

Updated: 08/03/2009 - Shawnee Co. tested the civil defense attack sound on its warning sirens Monday, rather than the usual storm sound. At least three sirens didn't work. The test came hours after County Commissioners approved a deal for replacing the county's alert sirens.

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Shawnee Co. Approves Health Clinic Land Purchase

Posted: 08/03/2009 - The clinic would move from its current location at Hillcrest Community Center to a vacant lot near 21st and California Street. The planned new facility would more than triple its size.. and double the number of providers.

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Topeka Church Distributes Food; Next Event Planned

Updated: 08/03/2009 - Cars backed up for blocks while waiting to receive free groceries Monday morning. It was part of a church's effort to help people out during tough economic times.

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What Schools Plan To Do If There's An H1N1 Outbreak

Updated: 08/03/2009 - Schools across the state of Kansas are encouraged to work with their local health depaertment and follow guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control if an outbreak of the swine flu were suspected in their school.

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Additional Study Set For Wilson Lake

Posted: 08/03/2009 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Kansas Water Office will now be able to conduct more studies about using Wilson Lake as a water source for nearby cities.

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Economist: Midwest Economy On The Mend

Posted: 08/03/2009 - A survey of supply managers and other business executives in nine Midwest and Plains states suggests that for the first time in almost a year, the economy is expanding.

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Boeing, Spirit Ask Judge To Toss Age Lawsuit

Posted: 08/03/2009 - The Boeing Co. and Spirit Aerosystems are asking a federal judge to toss an age discrimination lawsuit that followed Boeing's 2005 sale of commercial airplane operations in Kansas and Oklahoma.

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Highland Park H.S. Unveils New Mural

Posted: 08/03/2009 - More than a hundred students from the Topeka area contributed to the program, including students from the YWCA Adopt-a-School program, YWCA Kids Quest Summer Adventure Camp, and Topeka's first Freedom School.

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