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Gang Member Gets 8 Years In Prison

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday that 35-year-old Mario Hutton pleaded guilty earlier to one count each of conspiracy to engage in racketeering and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

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Topeka 501 Tackles Truancy

Posted: 08/06/2009 - More than 1,000 truancies were reported by Topeka 501 during the 2008-09 school year according to a new report. The Topeka 501 School Board tackled the issue at its Thursday meeting.

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Groups Tout Benefits of Breastfeeding

Updated: 08/06/2009 - During Breastfeeding Awareness Week, health professional are touting the benefits breast milk can give babies, such as improved immunity and brain development.

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Westar Profits Up Second Quarter

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Westar Energy Inc. says its second-quarter profit jumped significantly thanks to higher rates and lower costs,but said it was lowering its earnings expectations for the year.

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New Strain Of Swine Flu Infects Riley County Child

Posted: 08/06/2009 - KDHE says a Riley County child was infected with H3N2, a swine flu strain not related to the H1N1 pandemic. The child suffered mild flu symptoms and has recovered.

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Commissioner Miller Lashes Out Over City Budget Proposal

Updated: 08/06/2009 - Shawnee Co. Commissioner Vic Miller had harsh words for Topeka City Manager Norton Bonaparte and his thought that the county could pick up the tab for senior services funding. Miller says the city is "dumping" on the county, and proposed action of his own.

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Kansas Reports First H1N1-Infected Person's Death

Updated: 08/06/2009 - Kansas has reported the first death of a resident who was diagnosed with swine flu. Swine flu cases have been reported in 41 of the state's 105 counties, and 23 people have been hospitalized. The first cases were reported in April in Dickinson County but were mild.

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Hot August, Hot Jobs!

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Here's the full recap of Kansas Works job listings from Debra Rodenbaugh from our last two programs.

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Baldwin City Gets Grant For Tornado Safe Room

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Superintendent Paul Dorathy says a $3.4 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will allow construction of a performing arts center at Baldwin City schools that could protect up to 1,800 people during an EF-5 tornado.

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Topeka Man Begins Jail Term In Lawyering Spat

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Topekan David Price began serving a jail term Thursday ordered by the Kansas Supreme Court, but a federal judge said the term will be five days, rather than indefinite, while the judge considers the case.

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Lansing Man Sentenced To 'Hard 50' In Murder

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Matthew Astorga, 32, was sentenced Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court in the Dec. 26, 2008, shooting death of 50-year-old Ruben Rodriguez during a fight outside Rodgriquez's home.

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Lansing Man Sentenced To 'Hard 50'

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Matthew Astorga, 32, was sentenced Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court in the Dec. 26, 2008, shooting death of 50-year-old Ruben Rodriguez during a fight outside Rodgriquez's home.

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Baldwin City Gets Grant For Tornado Safe Room

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Superintendent Paul Dorathy says the $3.4 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will allow construction of a center that could protect up to 1,800 people during an EF-5 tornado.

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NC Man Charged With Having Sex With Hutchinson Teen

Updated: 08/06/2009 - Twenty-two-year-old Charles E. Smith was bound over for trial Wednesday on single counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and failure to register as a sex offender.

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