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Wreck Closes Topeka Intersection for Hours

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office says a man turning from Huntoon onto Urish Wednesday night turned too wide, went into the ditch and crashed into a utility pole, breaking it.

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Gov. Parkinson to Address Kansas Legislature

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson will address a joint session of the Kansas Legislature at 4 pm Thursday. He's expected to discuss the state's budget situation and call for unity in solving the problem.

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Sen. Roberts Urges Caution in H1N1 Reaction

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts says people should not be unnecessarily afraid of the H1N1 outbreak, but they should take precautions. He also says calling it "swine flu" does a disservice to farmers and ranchers.

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Lt. Dan Band to Play Ft. Riley

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Gary Sinise will bring his Lt. Dan Band to Ft. Riley for a May 9th performance for soldiers, their families and Department of the Army civilians and their guests.

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5 Deaths Attributed to Storms, Rains

Updated: 04/29/2009 - The Kansas Adjutant General's Office reports five people have died due to weather conditions from storms that moved through Kansas over the weekend.

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K-State to Conduct Research on Swine Flu

Updated: 04/29/2009 - A professor at Kansas State's veterinary college, Juergen Richt, plans to obtain a sample of the new swine flu virus and do research on it by injecting it into pigs.

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Kansas Abortion Bill Backers Unsure of time for vote

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Kansas lawmakers aren't sure when they might try to override former Gov. Sebelius' veto of a bill that would increase reporting requirements for doctors who perform late-term abortions.

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New Kansas Gov. not Moving to Find New Lt. Gov.

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Spokeswoman Beth Martino said Wednesday that new governor Mark Parkinson is focused on dealing with the state's budget problems and the Legislature's wrap-up session rather than appointing a second-in-command.

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Trial Date Set in Wrong-Way Fatality

Updated: 04/29/2009 - A July 15 trial date is set for 38-year old Evelyn Brooks on one count of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol. She's charged for a March 29th accident that killed Cara Jackson.

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Big Rig Wreck in Rain Shuts down Highway Ramp

Updated: 04/29/2009 - KHP says a tractor trailer rig hydroplaned on the I-470 ramp to eastbound I-70 just before 12:30 pm Wednesday. It jackknifed and struck a guardrail.

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State Considers Furlough, Pay Cut for State Employees

Posted: 05/01/2009 - In an effort to eliminate part of the state's $328 million deficit in the FY2010 budget, a House committee is considering a furlough proposal and one percent paycut for state employees.

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Rain Doesn't Stop Group From Walking

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Some Topekans put on their walking shoes to get some exercise over their lunch hour. It was all part of a program to make Kansans healthier.

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WHO Raises Pandemic Alert for Swine Flu

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The World Health Organization has raised its pandemic alert for swine flu to the second highest level, meaning that it believes a global outbreak of the disease is imminent.

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Printing Shop Opens Doors

Updated: 04/29/2009 - A ribbon cutting marked the formal opening of a new printing business in Topeka. The owner says he isn't worried about the slow economy because of his customer oriented style of business.

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KDHE Briefs Legislative Committe on Swine Flu in KS

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips is the State Health Officer and Director of the Kansas Department of Health and Environement's Division of Health. He briefed the legislative members of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee and the House Health and Human Services Committee at noon Wednesday.

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New KS Gov. Confronts Budget Problems

Updated: 04/29/2009 - On his first full day in office, Gov. Mark Parkinson is confronting the state's budget crisis and promising a mix of modest spending cuts and steps to boost revenues to eliminate a projected deficit.

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Leavenworth Man Drowns

Updated: 04/29/2009 - A Leavenworth man has drowned while attempting to clean storm debris from a spill drain in a pond.

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