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Sprint Offers Buyouts to 12,000 KC Workers

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Sprint says it's offering voluntary buyout packages to an unspecified number of its 57,000 workers, including 12,000 of them based in the Kansas City area.

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Prairie Band Potawatomi Gives Gift

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Let's Help received a boost as the holiday season approaches. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation gave the organization $20,000.

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Repeat Drunk Driver to Stand Trial in Deaths

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A 54-year-old Wichita man with a history of driving drunk has been ordered to stand trial in the deaths of a woman and her young daughter as they walked to school.

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Morgan Gets 26 Years for Highway Workers Deaths

Updated: 11/18/2008 - In Wednesday's sentencing of Ramona Morgan, Douglas County District Court Judge Paula Martin said Morgan's actions "give new meaning to the word reckless.''

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Kan. Lottery Awards Slots Contract to GTECH

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Kansas Lottery Commission has awarded GTECH Corp. the contract to run the central computer system that will control slot machines at state-owned casinos.

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Memorial Scheduled for Obama's Grandmother

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A memorial service for President-elect Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, will be held Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.

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Kan. Chief Gaming Officer Retiring

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Robert Krehbiel is stepping down as the state's chief gaming officer before the end of the year. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' office said Wednesday that her chief counsel, Sally Howard, will assume the duties until the governor can appoint a replacement. His final day hasn't been determined.

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Kansas Mulls Rules on 'No Hormone' Label for Milk

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Kansas regulators are considering tighter rules for labeling dairy products that come from cows not injected with artificial growth hormones. Recombinant bovine growth hormone typically raises cows' milk production by 5 to 15 percent.

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Clay Center Parents Concerned over Crossing

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A mother in Clay Center became concerned over her children's close calls when crossing Highway 24 walking to school, so she's volunteered as a crossing guard to see kids across safely. Several parents have joined her effort.

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USD 501 Para-professional Arrested on Sex Charges

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Topeka Police have arrested a 38-year-old female following an investigation by detectives. Jennifer D. Liskey, of Topeka, was arrested and booked on charges of unlawful sexual relations, criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

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Topeka Credit Unions Donate to Breakthrough House

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Topeka Credit Union Foundation gave a $10,000 grant to Breakthrough House Inc. to buy a 12-passenger van. The organization operates as a transitional house for veterans with mental illness.

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Loud "Boom" in Coffey County Likey a Sonic Boom

Updated: 11/18/2008 - 13 News has determined a loud "boom" sound sound south of Burlington in Coffey County Wednesday afternoon was not related to the Wolf Creek Exercise. The Woodson County Sheriffs Department tells us it appears to have been a sonic boom.

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Child's Death Inspires Faith Community

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A playground is being named in Zachary Typer's honor at St. David's Episcopal Church. Those who are interested are welcome to make a donation for the construction.

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TPD Searching for Owner of Attack Dogs

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Topeka Police are searching for the owner of two dogs who attacked three women. It happened Tuesday morning in the 100 blocks of Courtland and Broadmoor.

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Teens Arrested After Break-In

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Deputies got a call of two men breaking into a house in Emmett just before eight last night. Authorities say the 17-year-olds encountered a female in the house and demanded money from her.

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Many Adults Don't Want Flu Shots

Updated: 11/18/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - According to a survey from Consumer Reports Health, only 52% of adults say they will get a flu shot this year.

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Local Business Owners Learn About Advertising

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Local business owners and managers got to learn from experts this morning about the importance of advertising. The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce sponsored the breakfast event at the Ramada Hotel downtown.

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Helping Hands Humane Society Needs Shredded Paper

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Helping Hands Humane Society is asking for your help in keeping the animals warm this winter. They have an immediate need for shredded paper which is used as bedding.

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Salvation Army Announces New Record Goal

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Salvation Army announced Wednesday a record goal of $530,000 for this year's Red Kettle Campaign. Last year's goal was $400,000. The effort begins this Friday at 34 locations across Topeka.

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The Odds of Having a Premature Baby are 12.2% in Kansas

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The odds of having a premature baby are 12.2 percent in Kansas. A March of Dimes report released today mapped the stark state-by-state disparities in what it called a ``report card'' on prematurity, to track progress toward meeting a federal goal of lowering preterm births.

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