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Wichitan Pleads to Lesser Charge in Street Killing

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Police say 20-year-old Brandon Hardyway didn't like the way someone in a car next him was looking at him, so he opened fire on the car. The bullets killed Ridge, who was a passenger in the car.

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KU Laying Off 11, Won't Rehire 110

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The University of Kansas is cutting 11 jobs and not filling 110 others to satisfy a legislative mandate to cut 7 percent of its budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

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GOP Leaders Want $300M Cut from KS Budget

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Senate GOP leaders announced their new target during a Thursday morning caucus meeting. There were no objections from the Republican senators present.

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Crime Down in Capital City

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller said Wednesday crime in Topeka is down. But, Miller says property crime continues to be a serious issue his department will continue to work on.

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Abandoned Parakeets Rescued from Kansas Highway

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Two parakeets found on a Kansas highway were rescued from below freezing weather. Jefferson County Humane Society Manager Donna Fannin says the birds were left on the side of K-16 January 5th.

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Sumner School to Be Auctioned Thursday

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Topeka's historic Sumner School should have a new owner Thursday night. The building will be auctioned in proceedings beginning at 6 p.m. in the Holliday Building Conference Room.

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"Hood Surfers" Have TPD Investigating

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Topeka Police are investigating an injury accident that sent an 18-year-old to the hospital in serious condition.

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Holton Approves Bonds for Rebuilding Utilities

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Holton residents voted 459-89 in a special election Wednesday in favor of issuing $3.6 million in bonds to rebuild the city's utility system. It was crippled in a December 2007 ice storm.

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Rescue Charity Saves Neglected Horses

Updated: 01/21/2009 - What started with saving one horse has turned into a full-time mission for Kristin Chambers. The equine manager has saved almost one hundred horses from abuse, neglect and death since she opened Winding Road Equine Rescue & Retirement four years ago.

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Hy-Vee Simplifies Nutrition in Its Stores

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Hy-Vee introduced a new way for consumers to determine a food's nutritional value. The Nu-Val scoring system ranks foods on a scale of 1 to100.

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Topeka Mayor: State of the City 'Real Good'

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten highlighted the positives in Topeka, including ending the year on a good financial note, then outlined three main things he'd like to see changed. Bunten announced he'll run for another term as Mayor because he'd like to be a part of those changes.

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Kansas House Panel Delays Work on Deficit Bill

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Rep. Kevin Yoder, an Overland Park Republican, said the House Appropriations committee won't work on a budget deficit bill until next week because it is still taking testimony about Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' proposals.

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Hays Doctor Gives 1,700 Acres to Wildlife Group

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Dr. Wallace Weber transferred 1700 acres in Russell County to Pheasants Forever, as long as the group leaves it intact and doesn't sell it. Pheasants Forever says it's the most land it has ever received in a single gift.

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South Topeka Restaurant Cuts Ribbon

Updated: 01/21/2009 - The former manager of the Bennigans on South Topeka Blvd. cut the ribbon on a new restaurant, Boulevard Grill, where his old employer once operated.

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Search to Resume in 1999 Disappearance of Kansas Boy

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy says the search for Adam Herrman will pick up on Saturday, focusing on a part of the Whitewater River banks different from an area searched two weeks ago. Herrman disappeared in 1999.

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Tech School Instructor on Leave over Obama Remarks

Updated: 01/21/2009 - An instructor at Wichita Technical Institute is on administrative leave after a student complained about remarks he made while watching Barack Obama's inauguration on television.

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Kansas Official: Obama Stimulus Could Help Higher Ed

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Board of Regents Chief Executive Officer Reggie Robinson says Pres. Obama's economic stimulus package will increase financial aid to students so they can afford higher education and help with maintenance backlogs.

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Kansas Local Officials Worry about Budget Proposals

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Proposals from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius could cut state aid to local governments by a total of $151 million during the current fiscal year and fiscal 2010, which begins July 1.

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Hawker Beechcraft Warns Cuts Will Touch All Areas

Updated: 01/21/2009 - In a letter sent Wednesday, Hawker Beechcraft vice president Rich Jiwandlal warned employees to prepare for job cuts that could touch all areas and levels of the company.

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