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April Fools' Spreads to GOP Senate Primary

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Word leaks through the Internet and via email that Congressman Jerry Moran was withdrawing from the 2010 Senate race, but it turned out to be an April Fools' joke.

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Penn Gaming Gets in Casino Game

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Penn National Gaming Inc. proposed a $500 million project built in two phases. There would be a casino with 2,000 slot machines and a 250-room hotel with ancillary facilities.

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Westar Wants Another Rate Hike

Updated: 04/01/2009 - The latest round of rate increases would cover costs associated with the company's transmission system, environmental upgrades to its plants and its investments in wind farms.

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Charges Filed in Oct. Fatal Acccident

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Charges have been filed against a driver involved in a fatal accident last October. Forty-one year old Stephen Forgy was taken into custody Monday.

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Charges Filed in Motel Six Shooting

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Phillip Tyrone Williams faces one count of aggravated robbery and another of possession of a narcotic with the intent to sell as well as two counts of criminal possession of a firearm.

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Woman Driving Wrong Way on I-70 Charged

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Shawnee County D.A. Chad Taylor today filed one count of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol against 38-year old Evelyn Brooks.

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Man Involved in TPD Shooting Arrested

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Topeka police arrested one of two brothers shot during an altercation with four off-duty TPD officers in 2008. Daniel Llamas was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early Tuesday morning.

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Nursing Home Safety

Updated: 04/01/2009 - The tragic nursing home shooting in North Carolina is sparking assisted-living facilities in Northeast Kansas to go over their security measures.

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Kan. Legislators Pass Bill on Sexual Predators

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Kansas legislators have passed a bill limiting how many violent sexual predators can be housed in a single county while they're waiting to be released from custody.

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"Vote Yes" Group Holds Informational Meeting

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Some area residents learned a little about the news business, as well as the proposed one-half cent sales tax increase Topeka voters will decide Tuesday.

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Governor Sebelius Appoints Hays Resident to INK

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Travis Rozean, Hays, to the Information Network of Kansas, Inc. The group's job is to provide Kansans equal access to governmental data and the public information of agencies via the internet.

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Federal Tobacco Tax Increase Encourages Tobacco Users to Quit

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Tobacco users will have additional motivation to quit with the rise in price of cigarettes and other tobacco products due to an increase in the federal tax on these products, along with further price increases by tobacco manufacturers.

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Woman Says Others Beat, Abandoned Her

Updated: 04/01/2009 - A 23 year old Topeka woman called 911 saying four other woman gave her a ride then dropped her off and beat her near an entrance to the Clinton Wildlife area.

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Governor Sebelius Appoints to Library Board

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Barbara Robison, of Quincy, has been appointed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) to the Southeast Library System. Robison is a former teacher and currently city clerk for Virgil, Kan.

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Council Members Bid Farewell to Seats

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Brett Blackburn didn't offer a farewell speech, but Lana Kennedy announced she and her husband are moving away from Topeka at the end of the month. Local state champs recognized before the regular session begins.

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