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Middle Schoolers Check Out Their Career Options

Posted: 05/01/2014 - Nearly 1,000 students from Topeka Public Schools visited Washburn Tech to tour the school's career programs. The students were able to learn about fields such as construction, health care, and technology.

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Longtime Landscape Co. Opens New Office

Posted: 05/01/2014 - A longtime landscaping business is celebrating its new offices at a familiar location. Chamber ambassadors and Mayor Larry Wolgast helped cut the ribbon at Schendel Lawn and Landscape.

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McDonalds Diners Invited To Give A Hand

Posted: 05/01/2014 - McDonalds restaurants in the Topeka area kicked off their 12th annual "Give a Hand" fundraiser Thursday, May 1. Through May 10th, when diners pay for their food, they also may purchase a paper hand for $1, $3 or $5.

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Foster Families Soon To Get Help From New Ombudsman

Posted: 05/01/2014 - A new effort to help foster parents in Kansas will soon get underway. The Dept. of Children and Family Services will soon have a Foster Care and Family Services ombudsman.

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Nearly 6 Tons Of Drugs Collected On Take Back Day

Posted: 05/01/2014 - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said that 11,687 pounds of medicines were collected Saturday by law enforcement officers at 117 locations across the state.

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Topeka Zoo's Sumatran Tiger About To Give Birth

Updated: 05/14/2014 - Jingga, the Topeka Zoo's Sumatran tiger, is about to give birth to three cubs any day now. The zoo staff is excited because the birth is a positive step in tiger conservation, and there hasn't been a tiger birth there since the 1970s.

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Point Guard Naadir Tharpe Leaving Kansas

Updated: 05/01/2014 - “Due to extenuating circumstances within my personal life, I will no longer be attending the University of Kansas,” Tharpe said in a statement.

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Class Of 2014 Faces Tough Job Market

Posted: 05/01/2014 - It's been about five years since the recession officially ended, but there is still a sizable group of young high school and college grads who are idle.

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Is AT&T Going To Buy DirecTV?

Posted: 05/01/2014 - If Comcast and Time Warner Cable is round one, AT&T and DirecTV might be round two.

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Senior Citizens Can Use Mulvane School Track

Posted: 05/01/2014 - Despite some parents' concern about their children's safety, a Kansas school district will continue to allow senior citizens to use an indoor walking track during school hours.

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Drive-By Shooting Reported In Arkansas City

Updated: 05/01/2014 - Authorities say a 21-year-old man is in jail after a drive-by shooting into an Arkansas City home occupied by a couple and their young child.

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Kansas Lawmakers Mull New Prairie Chicken Proposal

Updated: 05/01/2014 - Kansas legislative negotiators are considering a new proposal for challenging the federal government's listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.

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Kansas Legislators Increase Murder Sentences

Posted: 05/01/2014 - Defendants convicted of premeditated first-degree murder in Kansas would face a mandatory life sentence with no chance of parole for at least 50 years under a bill heading to Gov. Sam Brownback.

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