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Former Speaker Endorses Tiahrt in Kanasas Senate Race

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has endorsed Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt's bid for a Senate seat. Tiahrt is battling fellow congressman Jerry Moran for the seat currently held by Sam Brownback, who says he'll run for Kansas Governor in 2010.

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ACLU Argues First Amendment in Activist Subpoena

Updated: 05/11/2009 - The American Civil Liberties Union is defending Siobhan Reynolds, president of the Santa Fe, N.M.-based Pain Relief Network. She has said she is being investigated by a federal grand jury in Topeka for her role in the case of a Kansas doctor whose clinic prosecutors have linked to 59 overdose deaths.

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Former Kansas Sheriff's Son Pleads Guilty

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Leroy Green III pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a minor and one count of rape. He was originally charged with 15 counts involving four children under the age of 14 between October 2001 and August 2008.

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Kansas Governor Willing to Revisit Death Penalty Law

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson told reporters Monday that if the evidence is the death penalty is poor public policy or hasn't been applied in a fair manner, he would be happy to look at it.

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Kansas AG Prosecuting Suspect in Osborne Co. Murder

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Kansas AG Steve Six will be in the courtroom prosecuting Kenneth Wilson of Salina. Wilson is charged with premeditated first-degree murder of Portis resident Jeffery ``Scott'' Noel during a burglary in March 2008.

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Former Kan. Sheriff's Son Pleads Guilty

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Leroy Green III pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a minor and one count of rape. Green is the son of former Sheriff Leroy Green Jr., who was defeated in his re-election bid last month.

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ACLU Argues First Amendment in Activist Subpoena

Updated: 05/11/2009 - The American Civil Liberties Union is defending a political activist in a federal obstruction investigation. Papers filed in the case claim subpoenas sought by prosecutors have a chilling effect on First Amendment rights.

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STIMULUS WATCH: Early Road Aid Leaves Out Neediest

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Counties with high jobless rates stand to receive less help from President Obama's stimulus plan for roads and bridges. For example, Riley County, Kan. - with a 3.4 percent unemployment rate - will get $56 million. Elk County, Pa. - 14 percent unemployment - will get nothing.

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Suspect in Aurora Slaying Arrested in Hays

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Aurora police say 21-year-old Corey Ray Albat was being held without bond on suspicion of first-degree murder, after being captured in Hays, Kan.

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Governor Lists Highlights of Legislature's Recently Ended Session

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Governor Mark Parkinson (D-Kan.) said among the highlights of the legislative session were balancing the budget without increasing taxes, changing the state's unemployment insurance law, and passing a comprehensive energy package.

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Park Owner's Past Keeps Him Behind Bars

Updated: 05/11/2009 - A judge in Wichita says past legal issues are behind his decision to lower bond for the former owner of a defunct amusement park, Thomas Etheredge.

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Starting Monday, it costs more to mail

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Unless you've got a stash of Forever Stamps sitting around, it might be time for a trip to the post office. The price of mailing a letter jumps 2 cents Monday.

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Four New H1N1 Cases in Kansas

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Kansas has confirmed four more swine flu cases, bringing the total to 22 in the state.

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Jury Selection To Begin In Violent Crime

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Jury selection begins Monday in north-central Kansas in what is considered one of the most violent crimes in Osborne County in recent memory.

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Kansas Farmers Ramping Up H1N1 Efforts

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Yet, so far, no hogs have the virus in the United States. But industry officials say that doesn't mean a potential outbreak couldn't occur.

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Wichita State Gets $6.6 Million Grant

Updated: 05/10/2009 - A scientist at Wichita State University has been awarded a $6.6 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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Hunt for Kansas Meteorite Subject of TV Show

Updated: 05/09/2009 - The hunt almost four years ago for a meteorite in western Kansas is one of the subjects of a Science Channel special premiering Sunday night.

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