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200+ Pounds of Marijuana Hidden Among Cookies

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Three men who were arrested in Kansas City, Kan., have been indicted on charges of possessing more than 200 pounds of marijuana that investigators found hidden among boxes of cookies, Acting U.S. Attorney Marietta Parker said Thursday.

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Topeka Man Charged With Crimes Against Child

Updated: 05/15/2009 - Terrell Lee Williams Jr., 20, of Topeka, is charged with one count aggravated indecent liberties with a child 14-15 years of age and two counts of criminal sodomy with a child 14-15 years of age.

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Senate Approves Graduated Drivers License Changes

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Thursday's approval now sends the DL bill to the Governor's desk. Proponents say Kansas teens need more training behind the wheel before receiving their unrestricted licenses.

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Valley Falls Man Killed in Accident

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Police say James Barnett, 39, of Valley Falls was the person killed in an accident on North Cedar Road Wednesday night. Two passengers - Dalton Barnett, 10, and Derrick Barnett, 14, suffered serious injuries.

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'Fight the Bite' Poster Contest Announced

Updated: 03/19/2009 - KDHE's Fight the Bite Poster Contest deadline is April 3rd. The contest asks fifth and sixth graders to use art to show ways they can protect themselves and their families from diseases spread by mosquitoes, ticks and fleas.

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Sebelius Appoints Pratt Resident to Propane Council

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) has appointed Edward Barrett, Pratt, to the Kansas Propane Education Council and Research Council. Barrett is the branch manager of Hampel Oil Distributors.

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Victim in St. Patrick's Day Accident Identified

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Topeka Police continue to investigate the accident that killed Sarah Jacob, 29, of Topeka Tuesday night. Jacob's Jeep overturned at I-470 near SW 21st Street.

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Sebelius Signs Bill Honoring Veterans

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has signed a bill honoring our veterans by memorializing a highway bridge in Kansas.

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Escapes Expo Coming to Fort Riley

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Approximately 60 vendors from Kansas and Missouri will be on hand March 28 at the Great Escapes Expo to assist Families planning their outdoor adventures.

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Madoff Scam Breaks Group That Aided Kansas Prisons

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Even before crooked money manager Bernie Madoff went to jail last week, he had affected the lives of inmates in Kansas. Donors to a private foundation gave money to Madoff to invest. The foundation had to close.

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Former Mayor's Record Expunged

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Former Mayor Doug Wright's felony record expunged in Shawnee County Court on Thursday so he can pursue a teaching career.

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Diabetes Screening to be Held March 23

Updated: 03/19/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Kansas Diabetes Advisory Council will host a diabetes screening event for legislators from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Defensive Driving Course Offered

Updated: 03/19/2009 - The Topeka Police Department will hold the National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course, Saturday, March 28, 2009, at the Law Enforcement Center, 320 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 100.

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Police Say Mass Text About Gang Initiation is Hoax

Updated: 03/19/2009 - A cellular telephone text message began circulating Thursday indicating there would be a gang initiation at Wal-Mart that evening, wherein three women would be shot as part of the initiation. TPD says this is a hoax.

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Morris Communications To Cut Employee Wages

Updated: 03/19/2009 - The Augusta Chronicle reports that Morris Communications, owner of the Topeka Capital-Journal and WIBW AM and FM radio will cut employee wages by 5-10%.

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Sebelius Signs Bill Protecting Kansans’ Health

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) has signed a senate bill allowing the state access to resources that will keep kids safe from lead poisoning, and a house bill that requires vehicles be moved out of the roadway after an accident that is non-injury and non-fatal.

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Good Kids are Recycling

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Seeing all those plastic bottles going into landfills sparked these Indian Hills Elementary 5th graders into action. Here's what they did.

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