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Local Topeka Hero Tells His Story

Posted: 07/11/2009 - A daring river crane rescue was pulled off by a man from right here in Topeka. On June 29th, an Iowa couple was trapped in the river in Des Moines.

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Moran And Sebelius Talk Health Care

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Congressman Jerry Moran Friday met with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to talk about health care.

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Kickapoo, Iowa Tribes Get Stimulus For Water

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the Kickapoo Tribe will get $111,360 for drinking and wastewater improvements. The Iowa Tribe in Kansas and Nebraska will get $161,500 for drinking water improvements.

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Brownback Announces NBAF Funding

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The U.S. Senate okays a Homeland Security funding bill with $36.3 million for the new Kansas facility.

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Emporia The Birthplace Of Veteran's Day

Posted: 07/10/2009 - An Emporia vet wants the city to put up signs recognizing the community's claim of being the birthplace of Veterans' Day.

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Senate Spending Bill Includes NBAF Money

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, says Homeland Security's request of $36.3 million toward the $451 million dollar facility is included in the Senate's appropriation bill.

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DOJ Eyes Kansas Complaint Against Federal Prosecutor

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Siobhan Reynolds says her complaint against Assistant U.S. Attorney Tanya Treadway was referred to the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility. She's alleging prosecutorial misconduct.

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Second Missouri Woman Pleads Guilty In Staged Assault

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Julie R. Bernet, 39, of Bucyrus, Kan., pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She admitted she and another woman staged an assault in an effort to increase a harassment settlement against a former employer.

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Charges Announced In Quadruple Raytown Homicide

Updated: 07/10/2009 - Jackson County prosecutors announced Friday that 24-year-old Gevante D. Anderson faces four counts of first-degree murder in the killings of Andre Jones Sr.; his girlfriend, Precious Triplett; and her two nephews.

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Government Ups Winter Wheat Production Forecast

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The National Agricultural Statistic Service's July crop production report pegged the anticipated U.S. winter wheat crop at 1.52 billion bushels. Even with the more generous outlook, the wheat harvest is expected to be down 18 percent from last year.

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Kansas Agency Adds Dropout Web Site

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has launched www.kansasdropins.org. The site is aimed at reducing the state's dropout rate.

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Kansas Audit Raises Computer Security Questions

Posted: 07/10/2009 - A new report from the Legislative Division of Post Audit says it cracked 39 percent of one unnamed agency's passwords within five minutes using software.

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Parole Denied For 88-Year-Old Kansas Inmate

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The Kansas Parole Board denied parole for 88-year old Joseph Johnson. He's serving time for a botched 1992 murder-for-hire scheme that resulted in the death of 48-year-old Chang Nam Kim.

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DNA Tests Prompt Rape Charges Against 2 Inmates

Posted: 07/10/2009 - A Kansas City man already serving a 12-year sentence for a 2007 rape has been sentenced to 25 more years for a 2001 rape after being connected to the case through DNA. DNA also linked a man serving time for burlgaries to a 15-year old rape case.

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Wyandotte County Faces $15 Million Shortfall

Posted: 07/10/2009 - County administrators announced at a public hearing Thursday that Wyandotte County is facing a $15 million revenue shortfall. They say across-the-board cuts will be included when they unveil their budget plan Monday.

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