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Topeka Fire Crews Called to Late-Night Fire

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Crews were called to the 900 block of SE Wear just before 10 pm. They arrived to find the back of a home fully engulfed. The home is considered a total loss.

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Whose Dream Is It?

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Monday night Whose Dream Is It? Coalition of religious and community leaders gathered on the eve of our country Inaugurating its first black President.

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Salina Police Investigate Homicide

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A 19-year-old is jailed after a man dies from injuries sustained in a weekend altercation in Salina.

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Man Charged in Accident that Killed Valley Falls Teen

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The Valley Falls Vindicator reports Jacob Kearney will make his first court appearance Jan. 26 on charges including involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Manhattan Robberies Alarm Police

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A string of burglaries in Manhattan have Riley County police urging residents to lock up. The Manhattan Mercury reported Monday that at least thirty home burglaries in the northeast part of town have taken place since November, an area heavily populated with college students.

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Teacher of the Year Gets Brand New Car Monday

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A lucky Kansas woman got to drive home in a new set of wheels Monday. Cindy Counchman received a 2009 Chrysler Sebring at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka.

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Volunteers Cook Up New Recipe for Fund Raising

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Chili doesn't just fill stomachs, it might also fill cavities. Volunteers raised more than $700 for the Douglas County Dental Clinic with a chili fest and dessert bar.

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Application Window Open for Energy Aid

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has begun accepting applications for households needing a little help fighting off winter this year.

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Tanks Explode in 3-Alarm Warehouse Fire in KC

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Fire broke out early Monday in a two-story brick and stone structure where wooden pallets and propane tanks were stored in Kansas City, Missouri. Several tanks with propane and other items exploded, posing added risk for fire crews.

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GOP Insists Schools Can Take Budget Cuts

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Debate is brewing in the Legislature about whether public schools can withstand a budget cut without hurting classroom instruction.

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Pickup Rollover Kills Kansas Teen, Injures Two Others

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a Saturday afternoon crash killed Trenton Hoft of Phillipsburg. Joshua Crain of Phillipsburg and Jillie Lynn Ganoung of Plainville, both 16, were hospitalized.

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Kansas Man Sues Dairy group over prices

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Phil Ochs is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit alleging the "Dairy Farmers of America" co-op bought large quantities of cheese from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in an attempt to manipulate the market.

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GOP Insists Schools Can Take Budget Cuts

Updated: 01/19/2009 - House Speaker Mike O'Neal and other Republicans argue that schools can make budget cuts on the noninstructional side. But Kansas Association of School Boards lobbyist Mark Tallman said what constitutes noninstructional funding often is up for debate.

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Hutchinson Man Shoots Film about Polio Survivors

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Nathan Guy of Hutchinson is working on a film about survivors of polio. He's raising $30,000 to finish it in time for the Post-Polio Health Conference in Georgia in April.

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Kansas City St. Pat's Day Parade Route Changed

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The Kansas City St. Patrick's Day parade will travel a 1.3-mile route beginning at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a landmark church built with stones cut by Irish masons, and continue to the Westport entertainment district.

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Economic Crisis Hurts Kansas' Affordable Housing

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Topeka-based Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition says on any given night, there are 18,000 homeless people in Kansas. The national homeless count fell 11 percent last year, but advocates say the mortgage crisis is causing a turnaround.

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