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Sebelius' Struggles with GOP on Health Care Recalled

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is reportedly a top candidate for Health and Human Services Secretary. In Kansas, she has often found her efforts to address health care issues at odd with GOP lawmakers.

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AG: Wayward Box Shouldn't Stop Kansas Abortion Case

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The Kansas attorney general's office says patient medical records mailed to former AG Phill Kline's new address should not derail the case against abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.

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Kansas Man Gets Life in Christmas Eve Stabbing

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Thirty-year-old Stephen Jones will not be eligible for parole for 25 years under the life sentence imposed Thursday in Reno County District Court. He was convicted of stabbing his wife to death on Christmas Eve.

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Man Charged with Standoff at Kansas Law Firm

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The Hutchinson News is reporting that 31-year-old Nathan Cunningham of Hutchinson appeared Friday in Reno County District Court on numerous counts, including kidnapping. He is being held on $500,000 bond. Charges stem from a 7-hour standoff Thursday.

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Wreck near Beto Junction Injures 5

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a northbound vehicle on Hwy. 75 hit a car trying to pull out of the Beto Junction parking lot, near the I-35 interchange, then hit a southbound semi. Five people were injured. The injuries weren't life-threatening.

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Sheriff Plans Another Search for Missing Kansas Boy

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Adam Herrman disappeared in 1999 from a Towanda mobile home park where he lived with his adoptive parents. Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy says investigators plan to finish searching Saturday along the Whitewater River for the remains of an 11-year-old boy.

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Thousands Get Free Dental Care in Manhattan

Posted: 02/20/2009 - A trip to the dentist is leaving thousands with a healthy smile. People who can't afford to see a dentist but need their teeth checked are taking advantage of a free clinic. The National Guard Armory in Manhattan is hosting this year's clinic put on by Kansas Mission of Mercy.

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Kansas House Passes Phone Ping Bill

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The Kansas House passes a bill requiring cell phone companies to cooperate with law enforcement officials inan emergency.

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Maple Hill Fire Displaces Family of 10

Updated: 02/20/2009 - A fire in Maple Hill has destroyed the home's roof, possibly displacing a family of ten, and could make the house a total loss.

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Kansas House Passes "Kelsey's Law" Phone Ping Bill

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The Kansas House approved "Kelsey's Law" on a 118-1 vote Friday. It requires cell phone companies to cooporate promptly with police when requested to release caller location information.

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Topeka Man Recovering from Early Morning Motel Stabbing

Updated: 02/20/2009 - Topeka Police say Kenneth Barsch got in an altercation with 20-year old Mathaniel Soliz and his 22-year old brother Matthew Soliz just after 3 a.m. Friday at the Regency Inn in the 3800 block of South Topeka Boulevard. The Soliz' are accused of stabbing Barsch several times.

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Bald Eagle Nest Found Near Wichita

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Wildlife officials confirm a bald eagle is nesting along the Arkansas River near Wichita, raising hopes the birds could be living in the area year-round.

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State Transportation Announces Stimulus Spending

Updated: 02/20/2009 - The federal $787 billion stimulus package is intended to fix the economy, and locals discovered direct impacts for Kansas today. Lt. Governor Mark Parkinson and Transportation Secretary Deb Miller announced new transportation projects at a press conference today that will add 10,000 jobs.

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Governor Recognizes Award Winners

Updated: 02/20/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius took a break from her day to honor the winners of the Martin Luther King Jr Poster and Essay Contest.

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Co-op: FEMA Will 'Probably' OK Repair Funds

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The head of Ark Valley Electric Cooperative General Manager Bob Hall says he's learned that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will "probably'' approve a $34.5 million request to cover ice storm repairs.

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Abortion Records Sent to Ousted Kansas Prosecutor

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Attorneys for abortion doctor George Tiller claim patient files and other abortion documents were mailed to former prosecutor Phill Kline's new address in Lynchburg, Va.

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Incoming KSU President Meets and Greets

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Dozens of people showed up for a meet-and-greet with incoming KSU president Dr. Kirk Schulz on the Manhattan campus Thursday.

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