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US Judge Refuses Again to Delay Genocide Trial

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The prosecution of an immigrant accused of participating in the 1994 Rwandan genocide appears has been dealt a setback by a federal judge in Kansas.

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Kansas Woman Sentenced in Discount-Store Killing

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Amber Russell was sentenced Wednesday in Wyandotte County juvenile court for her role in a northeast Kansas discount-store manager's 2005 slaying. The 19-year old will remain in custody until she's 22.

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1 Man Dead in Kansas Crane Accident

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Police say a man was killed when a crane used to trim trees Wednesday morning in Salina rolled on top of him.

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Kansas Home Foreclosure Filings Down in April

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A report released Wednesday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac shows 787 foreclosure filings in Kansas last month. That's down from 6.75 percent in March, but still higher than April of 2008.

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Kan. Hospital Pays $84,000 in EPA Investigation

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that Shawnee Mission Medical Center will pay $83,488 to settle a federal investigation into how it handles and stores hazardous waste.

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Fort Riley Soldier Killed in Iraq

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Maj. Steven Hutchison, 60, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died May 10, in Basrah of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Al Farr, Iraq.

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Click It or Ticket Campaign Almost Here

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Topeka Police Department will be aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as the department participates in the 2009 Kansas Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement campaign May 18th through May 31st.

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Keep Topeka Beautiful

Updated: 05/18/2009 - Project Takeover/Makeover, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, rain or shine.

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Governor to Honor Fallen Kansas Law Enforcement Officers

Updated: 05/13/2009 - In recognition of National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day on May 15 and the Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on June 5, Governor Mark Parkinson has ordered flags on state buildings be flown at half-staff on each of those days.

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Penwell Gabel Recognizes Vets

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Penwell-gabel Cemetary and Mausoleum is offering a chance to honor a loved one who served or is serving our country.

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Union Blasts AT&T's 'Final' Contract Offer

Updated: 05/13/2009 - AT&T says it offered raises of 2 percent now, and 2.25 percent each in 2010 and 2011, plus a $500 bonus if workers ratify the contract by June 5. But the union calls it a "major" step backward.

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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Making Anthrax Claim

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Forty-seven-year-old John Philip Barker pleaded guilty to one count of mailing a threatening communication. Authorities say he sent the Internal Revenue Service a white powder he claimed was anthrax.

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Kansas Court Hears Dispute in Abortion Clinic Case

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday from an assistant Johnson County DA and an attorney for a Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park. The dispute centers on subpoenas issued to four potential witnesses for records relating to individual abortions.

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Democrats Call for Kansas Gambling Law Change

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Democratic legislative leaders say the state's gambling law needs to be reworked to speed development of state-owned casinos and slot machines at race tracks.

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Kansas Hospital Pays $84,000 in EPA Investigation

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that Shawnee Mission Medical Center will pay $83,488 to settle a federal investigation into how it handles and stores hazardous waste.

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Kansas Home Foreclosure Filings down in April

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A report released Wednesday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac shows 787 foreclosure filings in Kansas last month. That's a 6.75 percent drop from March, but still 5.6 percent higher than April of last year.

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1 Man Dead in Kansas Crane Accident

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Police said that two people were trying to jump-start an older-model boom crane shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. It rolled on top of a man standing behind it, killing him.

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Child of Ft. Riley Soldier among New H1N1 Cases

Updated: 05/13/2009 - State health officials confirmed five new cases of H1N1 virus Wednesday, all in children. One of the children is the child of a Fort Riley soldier who was confirmed to have the virus Tuesday.

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