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Governor Sebelius Signs the Kelsey Smith Act

Updated: 04/17/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has signed the Kelsey Smith Act, allowing law enforcement to gather cell phone information more quickly during an emergency situation.

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Topeka Demolishes Building Targeted by Arsonists

Updated: 04/17/2009 - Crews from McPherson Wrecking tore down an apartment building at 634 SW Taylor Friday. The building has been the target of several arson fired, most recently March 29, that rendered the building unsafe.

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Businesses, Citizens, Planners Discuss Future of Hwy. 24

Updated: 04/16/2009 - A new study of traffic patterns and recommendations for the future of Hwy. 24 prompted a meeting Thursday night. As businesses grow, planners want to provide the best access, while keeping traffic moving safely.

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Hawks are Tweeting in Record Numbers

Updated: 04/16/2009 - A media analyst speaking on campus can see why KU students and faculty are Twittering like crazy to communicate with each other.

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State Regents Back Tuition Freeze

Updated: 04/16/2009 - The Board of Regents says deciding whether to freeze state tuition will be a job for the Legislature.

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Library Will Not Restrict Access To Books

Updated: 04/16/2009 - The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library voted Thursday to not restrict access to four books with sexual themes. A petition brought the books to their attention, but they ultimately decided a web site statement would suffice.

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Quick Treatment Vital for Head Trauma

Updated: 05/29/2009 - The death of actress Natasha Richardson is a reminder to wear helmets while doing activities that carry a risk of fall or trauma, such as bicycle riding.

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Topekans, Pirate-Targeted Ship Arrive in Kenya

Updated: 04/16/2009 - The Liberty Sun pulled into Mombasa with its bridge damaged by rocket propelled grenades and its windows shattered by gunfire. The crew, including two Topekans, wasn't hurt.

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EPA, Police Swarm TreatCo's Kansas Plant

Updated: 04/16/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies have executed a federal search warrant at the Wichita plant of the nation's largest suppliers of natural dog treats.

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Kan. Man Wins Tied Mayoral Election with Coin Toss

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Roger Wright won the toss Thursday during a meeting of the Lyon County commissioners. He had tied with Jena Johnson with the most write-in votes during the election last week.

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Moran Ends Quarter with $2.9M for Kan. Senate Race

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Congressman Jerry Moran ended the last quarter with more than $2.9 million in cash for his Senate race in Kansas. But Congressman Todd Tiahrt, his rival for the Republican nomination next year, says the "generosity gap'' is closing.

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Toddler Recovering After Burned, Skull Fractured

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Jason Lopez faces attempted murder and child abuse charges stemming from an incident in Topeka Saturday. The toddler he was babysitting, Fabian Hackett, was taken to the hospital with third-degree burns and a skull fracture.

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Shawnee Co. Approves Parks & Rec Merger Plan

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Shawnee Co. Commissioners unanimously approved a proposal uniting the county and city of Topeka parks and recreations departments under county control. City leaders say they're interested in looking at the details of the proposal.

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TPD Investigates Similar Attacks On Two Men

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Topeka police say two men became victims of very similar attacks wednesday night. Both men were attacked and had their wallets and cell phones stolen in two different parts of town.

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Topeka Putting on the Dog for Corgi Show

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Hundreds of Cardigan Welsch Corgis have been strutting their stuff at the Kansas Expocentre this week. The national show runs through Saturday.

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Dozens of TEA Parties Held across Kansas

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Lyndon, Manhattan, Wichita and Topeka were among more than 30 Kansas communities holding TEA parties Wednesday to call for an end to inefficient use of tax dollars.

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Sentencing for Former School Worker Postponed

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Sentencing for 38-year old Jennifer Liskey on child sex charges was to be Thursday, but it's been delayed and she now has a docket hearing scheduled for June 18th.

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