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Topeka Fire Department Gets 6 New Vehicles

Posted: 08/26/2009 - The Topeka Fire Department has added six vehicles to the department’s fleet of light-duty apparatus. The department introduced the additions on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at a 9:30 a.m. press conference, where five of the vehicles were on display.

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Police Investigate Possible Shooting

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Topeka Police were investigating a possible shooting late Tuesday. The victim showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound.

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Topeka City Council Considers Smoking Ban

Updated: 08/26/2009 - The Topeka City Council will consider a smoking ban for the city. The ordinance would ban smoking in public places and places of employment. Councilwoman Deborah Swank, 6th District, introduced the ordinance as an amendment and extension of the current clean indoor air ordinance.

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SRS To Lay Off Workers

Posted: 08/25/2009 - SRS will soon lay off 15 of its workers go and 39 others will be forced to relocate.

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Governor Attends Board of Regents Annual Retreat

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Governor Mark Parkinson (D-Kansas) stressed the importance of higher education for the state's future, joining the Kansas Board of Regents at their annual retreat in Wichita Tuesday.

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KSU Campus Handling H1N1 Concerns

Posted: 08/25/2009 - K-State's newspaper reports two students who live off-campus are suspected of having the H1N1 virus.

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TFD Shows Off New Vehicles

Posted: 08/25/2009 - The Topeka Fire Dept. acquired six new vehicles to be used by various personnel. Three of them were purchased from the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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USD 501 Teachers Ratify Agreement

Posted: 08/25/2009 - 85 percent of USD 501's teachers and certified staff voted to ratify a professional agreement. It now goes to the school board, which is expected to ratify the changes in September.

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Radiothon Helping Children

Posted: 08/25/2009 - The Children's Miracle Network is getting a helping hand from Country Legends 106.9 in the form of a Radiothon.

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Casino Applicants Combine, Earn Endorsement

Updated: 08/25/2009 - The Kansas Lottery Commission approved a contract Tuesday for Kansas Gaming Partners and their proposal to build "Chisholm Creek Casino and Resort" at Mulvane. The proposal is backed by developers in three previously separate applications.

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School Leaders Give Lawmakers Lesson In Budget

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Superintendents spoke to the House Appropriations Committee. The committee met for a second day, getting a head start on the fiscal year 2011 budget, which some project could have a half-billion dollar shortfall.

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Jurors Deliberating Fate Of Three Men Accused Of Murder

Updated: 08/25/2009 - 21-year-old Kelvin Phillips , 23-year-old Drake Kettler and 19-year-old Corky Williams are charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy in the August 2007 shooting death of James Dyer Junior.

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