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Topeka Man Convicted of Fatal Stabbing

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A Topeka man is convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a man over $20. A Shawnee County District Court jury on Tuesday convicted 42-year-old Darwin David Law in the stabbing of 45-year-old Jon A. Chiselom on Sept. 19 in an apartment.

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Not Guilty Verdict for Topeka Man

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The verdict is not guilty for a Topeka man charged with illegal sexual relations with a minor. A Shawnee County jury returned that verdict Wednesday on all three counts against 27-year-old Nicholas Bales.

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Helping Hands Needs Shredded Paper!

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Helping Hands Humane Society is asking for your help in keeping the animals warm. They have an immediate need for shredded paper which is used as bedding.

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New Plans Underway for Willard Bridge

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Plans to reconstruct the Willard bridge west of Topeka are underway. Shawnee County Public Works director Tom Vlach says he'll ask county commissioners Thursday morning to authorize phase one of the preliminary design for the bridge.

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Free Eating Disorder Clinic at Washburn

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The university's Psychological Services Clinic is holding the screenings from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside room 111 in the Henderson Learning Resources Center.

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Consultant to Recommend Single-terminal Plan at KCI

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Kansas City International officials and their consultants say they still support replacing the airport's three terminals with a single building. Consultant Russ Blanck, of the Landrum and Brown firm, says their recommendations will likely be submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration this month.

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Big Read Events Wrapping Up

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The Big Read in Topeka is wrapping up this week as February comes to a close. The Big Read is a nation wide program that encourages people to pick up a good book.

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Man Grabbed by Lion in Kansas

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Authorities say Brad Buchanan was staying at a hotel near the refuge and made his way to the lion's cage. The lion's owner Jeffrey Harsh found Buchanan with his right arm over the top of a gate on the cage. The lion had grabbed his arm.

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Death of Child Sentence Will Stand

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A mother's plea and prison sentence for the death of her newborn baby will stand. KMAN radio reports a Pottawatomie County judge Wednesday denied 27-year old Rhonda Dunlap's motion to withdraw her plea.

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American Family Closing Office in Topeka

Updated: 02/25/2009 - American Family Insurance announced plans Wednesday to close its claim office in Topeka. The office employs 27 people. Twenty of them will be moved to Wichita.

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Lt. Gov Parkinson Joins Leadership Commitee

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Kansas Lieutenant Governor Mark Parkinson has been named to a top leadership position. Parkinson will serve as a member at large of the leadership committee for the National Lieutenant Governor's Association.

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C.R.E.W. Files Complaint Against Brownback

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or C.R.E.W. says a fundraising letter by the senator on behalf of Catholic Advocates violates senate ethics committee rules because it's sent on what looks like official Senate stationary.

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Paint Expert Discusses Trends

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Area designers had the chance to learn about color from a national expert Wednesday. A representative from Pittsburgh Paint made a stop in Topeka to answer questions.

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Carjacking Spree Hits Topeka

Updated: 02/26/2009 - With four carjackings in less than two days, Topeka police say it's imperative to stay alert. Lt. Chris W. Heaven said the recent carjacking spree can most likely be attributed to a few individuals, rather than a wider trend in the city.

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Officials Consider Privatizing Kansas City Airport

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Kansas City, MO Mayor Pro Tem Bill Skaggs confirmed Tuesday that city officials are discussing applying for one of the remaining spots in a federal program to privatize airports for Kansas City International. Officials say a sale of KCI could bring in about $1 billion.

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Kansas Plan Takes Lawmakers out of Redistricting

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Senate GOP and Democratic leaders announced a plan Wednesday that would give the task of redrawing district lines to legislative research staff. The Legislature would vote to accept or reject the proposal without making changes.

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Kansas Hospital Ends Heart Transplant Program

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita says it's ending its heart transplant program because it falls short in the volume requirements set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Western Kansas County Aims Again at Prairie Dogs

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Logan County is poisoning a 90-foot border surrounding 1500 acres of western Kansas farmland to reduce the prairie dog population, despite objections of the land's owners.

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Federal Indictment on Kansas Bank Embezzlement

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Scott D. Becker, former president of Countryside Bank in Meriden; a former vice president, Stephanie R. Smith; and Michael R. Wurm, all of Meridan, are indicted on charges of stealing more than $2 million from the bank.

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Kansas Governor Will Revise 2010 Budget over Stimulus

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius told reporters Wednesday that she'll present a revised budget to legislators by the end of the week in light of the federal stimulus. Fiscal 2010 begins July 1.

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Lion Mauls Western Kansas Man at Animal Refuge

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A man staying at a motel next to a wildlife refuge near Oakley got into an outer perimeter lion cage Saturday and a lion grabbed his arm. The lion's owner discovered the scene when he showed up to feed the animal. He beat the lion with a pipe to release the man.

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Six Announces Consumer Protection Stats

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Atty. Gen. Stephen Six was accompanied by members of his Consumer Protection Division as he announced how much the team had recovered in 2008.

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Sebelius Discusses Stimulus, Gov. Meeting

Updated: 02/25/2009 - 13News Rae Chelle Davis Twitters live from Governor Sebelius' press conference this morning where she is expected to discuss the federal Stimulus Program as well as her recent trip to Washington for the Governor's conference.

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