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Former Cessna Leader to Be Honored

Posted: 07/18/2009 - Former Cessna Aircraft chief executive Russ Meyer is being inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame.

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Fiesta Mexicana

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Fiesta Mexicana continues tonight.

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Let's Help Celebrates 40 Years

Posted: 07/17/2009 - A celebration dinner and silent auction was held tonight for the Let's Help organization.

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Gas Stove Accident Burns Two People

Posted: 07/17/2009 - The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says a man and woman were trying to light a gas stove when it exploded at a house in Willard Friday.

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Burglars Caught On Surveillance Video

Updated: 07/18/2009 - Topeka police are asking for your help to find out who burglarized Alamo Automotive at SW 21st and Buchanan on July 3.

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Body Found Thursday Identified

Posted: 07/18/2009 - Police aren't saying how a man whose body was found along the Kansas River Thursday evening died, but Chief Ron Miller says they are treating the case as a homicide.

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Judge Dismisses Suit Against Feds For Kansas Biolab

Posted: 07/17/2009 - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Texas consortium protesting how the Homeland Security Department chose Kansas for a planned multimillion-dollar research lab on deadly diseases.

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21-Year-Old Killed In Burning Car In Manhattan

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Riley County police on Friday identified the victim of a Thursday car fire as 21-year-old Christopher Garlow. The cause of death is listed as inhalation of hot fumes and gases.

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Jamming Cell Phone Signals in Prison

Updated: 07/17/2009 - The last two high security prison escapes in Kansas can be blamed on contraband cell phones. Several states, including Kansas, see it as a growing problem and they are hoping to persuade legislators to change the law and allow them to block signals.

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Truck Loaded With Rocks Rolls, Shuts Down K-4

Updated: 07/17/2009 - A driver with a load of rock rolled his truck Friday morning on K-4 about four miles west of Dover. He was injured, and it took a while for authorities to clear up the mess and get the highway full re-opened.

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Garage Sale Benefits Kids At YMCA

Posted: 07/17/2009 - The idea of redecorating the kids' room at a local YMCA has led to a huge garage sale in North Topeka.

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Regulators Mull Future Of Kansas Racetracks

Updated: 07/17/2009 - The commission moved last year toward revoking the tracks' licenses because they weren't running races. But the owners persuaded the commission to put off revocations to see whether legislators would revise a law allowing slot machines at racetracks.

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Dedication For Expanded Hwy. 69 Set

Posted: 07/17/2009 - The Kansas Department of Transportation plans a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony next week for the expanded stretch of U.S. 69 between Louisburg and Fort Scott.

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Boot Hill Museum Unveils New Exhibit Sunday

Posted: 07/17/2009 - The exhibit, called The First Union Church Building, tells how several churches helped the town transition from an isolated outpost on the frontier to a civilized permanent city.

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NOW RebuildsIn Wichita After Tiller Shooting

Posted: 07/17/2009 - The Kansas chapter of the National Organization for Women is working to rebuild its abortion rights activities in the state following the death of Dr. George Tiller.

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13 Year-Old Girl Dies In Police Chase

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Cherokee County sheriff's deputies say the accident occurred Thursday night on U.S. 69 just south of Pittsburg. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Cherokee County sheriff's deputies were chasing a Nissan Maxima when it rear-ended a Pontiac Vibe.

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Topekan Pleads Guilty To Five Robberies

Lenard Chauncy Dixon

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Lenard Chauncy Dixon was charged with five counts of armed robbery and one county of unlawful possession of a firearm. He admitted committing the robberies in Topeka between Aug. 5-24 in 2007.

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Budget Cuts Force KDHE To End Meth Lab Cleanup Program

Posted: 07/17/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Friday that it will discontinue the Clandestine Drug Lab Response Program, effective immediately. The program helped law enforcement with about 170 illegal drug labs last year.

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State Unemployment Rate Hits 7%

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Labor Secretary Jim Garner said Friday that Kansans are receiving between $20 million and $21 million in unemployment benefits a week. That figure includes $4 million in emergency federal benefits.

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Wichita Man Gets Maximum For 2nd Degree Murder

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Felton Talib Williams Jr., 29, was convicted last month of second-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Kenneth White on Sept. 1, 2008, after a break-in at White's home.

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