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Preliminary Hearing Set on Reduced Charge in Shooting

Updated: 04/17/2009 - The Clay Center Dispatch reports a judge bound Tracey Hackney over on a charge of second degree attempted murder Friday. Hackney was charged with attempted first degree murder in the December shooting of Terry Buskirk.

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Four Dogs, Ferret Saved from Topeka Fire

Updated: 04/17/2009 - Firefighters managed to stop a kitchen fire from destroying a home Friday night. No one was hurt. Crews rescued four dogs and a ferret from smoke and flames.

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Bloggers Pitch in to Help Young Burn Victim

Updated: 04/17/2009 - Bloggers from cjonline met Friday to sign a get well card for one-year old Fabian Hackett, the child severely burned while in the care of a babysitter. So far, the bloggers have raised $1100 for Fabian and his family.

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Topeka Man to Stand Trial

Updated: 04/17/2009 - A Topeka man will stand trial in the shooting of a Clay Center woman- but on a lesser charge than prosecutors sought. The Clay Center Dispatch reports a judge Friday bound Tracey Hackey over on a charge of second degree attempted murder.

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Manhattan Company Host Paper Shred

Updated: 04/17/2009 - Now that tax time has passed for most of us a Manhattan company wants to help you safely get rid all those personal financial and health documents and prevent identity theft.

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Prom Night for Seniors at Washburn Rural Middle School

Updated: 04/17/2009 - Washburn Rural Middle School students invited their grandparents or another special older adult to join them for a night out dancing Friday. They even spent the day getting ready learning their dance steps during PE and SFA classes.

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Unemployment Rises in March

Updated: 04/17/2009 - Unemployment was up again in March in Kansas, rising to 6.5 percent. That's up from 6.2 percent in February and 4.2 percent in March 2008. The data was released Friday ahead of a new fiscal forecast for state revenues.

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WU Students Showcase Knowledge, Talents

Updated: 04/17/2009 - A select group of Washburn University student got the opportunity to show off their skills. Officials say Friday's performances help show the quality of the university.

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Kansas Tax Revenues Lowered $744M

Updated: 04/18/2009 - The new forecast will force legislators to consider revising the $13 billion budget already approved for fiscal 2010, which begins July 1. They also could be forced to consider raising new revenues.

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Group Graduates to Better Lives

Updated: 04/17/2009 - Improving the lives of those in need is the goal of an organization that celebrated the graduation of four members Friday.

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Formal Charges Filed in Burning of One-Year Old

Updated: 04/17/2009 - 24-year old Jason Lopez was formally charged Friday with one count of aggravated battery, intentionally causing great bodily harm or disfigurement. One-year old Fabian Hackett suffered 3rd degree burns over 70-percent of his body while in Lopez' care.

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Sebelius to Speak at Harvard Graduation

Updated: 04/17/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has been chosen to give the commencement address to graduates of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government June 3.

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Topeka Cabbie Dodges Bullets

Updated: 04/17/2009 - Police say a Topeka cab driver dodged bullets from a would-be robber Friday morning. Police say they got the call just before 4:30 Friday morning of an attempted robbery around the 800 block of Southeast Overton.

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Governor Sebelius Signs the Kelsey Smith Act

Updated: 04/17/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has signed the Kelsey Smith Act, allowing law enforcement to gather cell phone information more quickly during an emergency situation.

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Topeka Demolishes Building Targeted by Arsonists

Updated: 04/17/2009 - Crews from McPherson Wrecking tore down an apartment building at 634 SW Taylor Friday. The building has been the target of several arson fired, most recently March 29, that rendered the building unsafe.

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Businesses, Citizens, Planners Discuss Future of Hwy. 24

Updated: 04/16/2009 - A new study of traffic patterns and recommendations for the future of Hwy. 24 prompted a meeting Thursday night. As businesses grow, planners want to provide the best access, while keeping traffic moving safely.

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Hawks are Tweeting in Record Numbers

Updated: 04/16/2009 - A media analyst speaking on campus can see why KU students and faculty are Twittering like crazy to communicate with each other.

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State Regents Back Tuition Freeze

Updated: 04/16/2009 - The Board of Regents says deciding whether to freeze state tuition will be a job for the Legislature.

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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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