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Randolph Elementary Students Awarded for Character

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Two students at Randolph Elementary were recognized Friday for the positive roles they play. An assembly was held in the auditorium, where Bradley Criden, a first grader, and Laurell Puett, a fourth grader, were recognized with a Special Character Award.

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Kansas Supreme Court to Gain New Justice

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Kansas Supreme Court is getting a new member. Attorney Dan Biles of Shawnee is to be sworn in this afternoon as the 74th justice of the state's highest court. He replaces Chief Justice Kay McFarland, who retired in January.

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Former Topeka Collegiate Head Files Suit

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A former Topeka Collegiate headmaster has filed suit against the school claiming he was improperly dismissed. The school's development director Mary Loftus told 13 News that David Hudspeth Jr. was hired as headmaster in July 2006 and let go in January.

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Judge Appointed in Lawsuit Against Hecht

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Kansas Supreme Court has appointed a judge to hear Shawnee County's lawsuit against former District Attorney Robert Hecht. Retired Wyandotte County Judge Philip Sieve will handle the case.

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Kansas Congressman Criticizes Sebelius HHS nod

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt said Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has liberal views he can't support in her nomination to be Health and Human Services Secretary.

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Warm Weather Brings Increase in Home Burglaries

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Sgt. Jay Simecka, with the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, says warmer weather has a direct correlation with an increase in property crime. He gives tips to help people avoid becoming a victim, and also to make life a little easier should someone find themselves a victim.

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Kansas Congressman Criticizes Sebelius HHS Nod

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt criticizes President Obama's nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. secretary of health and human services.

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Shawnee County Elections Office Canvasses Votes

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Shawnee County Commission met Friday morning as the Board of Canvassers to review all the provisional ballots from Tuesday's primary. Of 88 ballots reviewed, 57 counted. It didn't change any outcomes.

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New Estimate for Kansas Budget Deficit is $682M

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The state's projected budget deficit is projected at $682 million for the fiscal year beginning July. That's up from a previous estimate of $654 million.

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Judge Blocks Records for Missing Kansas Boy

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A Kansas judge is blocking the release to the media of agency records for an 11-year-old boy who was missing for nearly a decade before anyone notified authorities. Three media outlets had filed an open records request.

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Salina Man Held in Baby's Beating

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A 19-year-old Salina man was arrested late Thursday night on charges he abused his girlfriend's 8-week old child. Police say the child had multiple rib fractures and bruises on her forehead and knee as well as a brain injury.

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Judge Blocks Records For Missing Kansas Boy

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A Kansas judge is blocking the release to the media of agency records for an 11-year-old boy who was missing for nearly a decade before anyone notified authorities.

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Amber Alert Issued for KCMO 4-year old

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Kansas City, MO authorities have issued an Amber Alert for 4-year old Allyson Corrales. Her mother was found dead inside the family's home Friday morning.

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1st Sustainment Brigade Opens New Headquarters

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The completion of a $65 million project will be celebrated March 9 as the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, officially opens its new headquarters building on Custer Hill.

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Boeing Union Rejects Contract; No Strike Authorized

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Members of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace voted 180-84 to reject a contract offer from Boeing. But they also voted 140-118, with six absententions, against a strike.

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Dry Conditions Fuel Fire in Silver Lake

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Fire officials say high brush and weeds just east of the former lake area in Silver Lake caught fire. Crews from several departments spent four hours fighting it.

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Topeka Man Accused of Sex Crimes with Child

Updated: 03/05/2009 - A Topeka man is accused of sex crimes involving a child. The Shawnee County District Attorney's Office Thursday charged 19-year old Lawrence Gritten Jr. with one count of raping a child under the age of 14 and two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy.

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Lawmakers Honor Slain KU Law Students

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The Kansas Senate heard a resolution honoring Jana Mackey Thursday. The 25-year old was killed by her ex-boyfriend last July in Lawrence.

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