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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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Topeka Man Charged with Sexual Exploitation

Updated: 04/15/2009 - 28-year old Joseph Morgan is charged with sexual exploitation of a child for an alleged incident last September at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Police took him into custody Monday.

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Jury Finds Jackson County Man Guilty in Police Chase

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Jurors convicted John Bradshaw of attempted second degree murder, injuring a police dog, obstruction, fleeing and reckless driving for a December incident that left a police K-9 wounded.

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KSU Foundation Cuts 13 Jobs

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Declining revenues have the Kansas State University foundation downsizing. The foundation announced Wednesday it will eliminate 13 staff positions.

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Manhattan Students Get Lesson in Bread Baking

Updated: 04/15/2009 - An instructor from the King Arthur Flour Company visited Frank Bergman Elementary School and the Manhattan Catholic Schools to teach the art of bread baking.

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Kansas AD Could Get $750,000 More

Updated: 04/15/2009 - KU athletic director Lew Perkins is in line for a $750,000 retention bonus this summer. A KU spokesperson says the extra money comes from Perkins declining efforts by another university to recruit him in June 2006.

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Kansans Protest Stimulus Package, Taxes

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Hundreds of Kansans turned out Tuesday to protest what they see as excessive taxes and wasteful government spending at rallies across the state.

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Topeka Woman's Husband, Brother on Attacked Ship

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Caroline Waldmann is anxiously awaiting word from her husband, Bill and brother Ken Stearns tonight. They're safe and serving on the "Liberty Sun," the latest ship attacked by Somali pirates. Ralph Hipp interviewed her Wednesday night at her Topeka home.

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