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Kansas Joins 3 States For Disaster Drill

Updated: 06/11/2009 - This week, the states are simulating an introduction of foreign animal disease in Iowa, with Kansas activating its emergency operations center when the disease moves to the state.

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2nd Hearing For Those Left Out Of Mega-Power Line Debate

Updated: 06/11/2009 - The KCC will conduct a July 1 hearing for 17 landowners it overlooked when it sent out notices for the May 14 hearing on plans to build a 345-kilovolt line between Spearville near Dodge City and Hays.

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Fmr. Ft. Riley Commander Pens Lessons For Army

Updated: 06/11/2009 - Lt. Col. Jim Crider deployed to Iraq with the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment from Fort Riley in 2007. His unit was part of the surge of troops sent there to quell violence.

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Driver Acquitted In Death Of Hawker Picketer

Updated: 06/11/2009 - A Sedgwick County jury deliberated about a half-hour Wednesday before finding 50-year-old Barton Pasteka not guilty in the death of 45-year-old Jeff Hart.

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Atchison Hit Hard By Overnight Storms

Updated: 06/11/2009 - A storm that swept through northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri early Thursday left downed trees and power outages in its wake.

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Biden Attending Groundbreaking In Kansas

Updated: 06/11/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Overland Park to attend the groundbreaking of a road project along U.S. 69 being funded by economic stimulus dollars.

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Leavenworth Bank Robber Gets 49 1/2 Years

Updated: 06/11/2009 - Kevin Tommie Hall, 49, has been sentenced to 594 months without parole in federal prison for robbing a bank in Leavenworth, Kan., U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch said Thursday.

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Deer Reduction Recommended At Kansas Park

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Johnson County park officials have recommended using sharpshooters and bow hunters to reduce the deer population at a popular park.

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Kansas Senator Knocks Stimulus On Eve Of VP Visit

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Sen. Pat Roberts points to two stimulus-funded projects in the state's southeast corner - a road project and another to clean up environmental contamination - as examples of wasteful federal stimulus spending.

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Area Youngsters Headed To KY For BB Gun Competition

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Some area youngsters are on their way Bowling Green, Kentucky for a BB-gun competition. They are a part of the Jackson/Nemaha County Bullmasters 4-H Shooting Sports Team.

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Topeka Police Identify Beating Victim

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Topeka Police have identified a man found beaten Monday night as 51-year old Apolinar Hernandez-Gonzalez, known as "Polo." They are still investigating what happened to him.

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KSU Suspends Two Athletics Administrators

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Athletic Director John Currie told the Associated Press that Jim Epps and Bob Cavello have been suspended with pay, but he refused to say why the action was taken.

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Scandal Strikes Junction City Commission

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Federal charges against a developer with plans in Junction City reveals a scandal inside the city commission. The turmoil came to head today when Commissioner Scott Johnson called for the resignation of the mayor and two commissioners.

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Number Of Homeless Drops In Shawnee Co.

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Anew survey shows the number of homeless in Shawnee County dropped over the last two years. The Topeka-Shawnee County Homeless Task Force released the results from its latest bi-annual survey Wednesday.

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Wolgast's Son Returns To Teach At K-State

Posted: 06/10/2009 - Steve Wolgast will teach journalism and digital media to students at K-State and advise their student newspaper, he currently works as the news design editor for the New York Times.

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