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Cooking Blamed for Fire at Topeka Home

Updated: 02/05/2009 - A home in the 400 block of Lime in Topeka caught fire around noon Thursday. Officials blame a pan left on the stove.

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Topeka Man Charged with Dragging Woman under Vehicle

Updated: 02/05/2009 - 32-year old Nathan Hartzell is charged with aggravated battery with the intent to commit great bodily harm and domestic battery. A woman says Hartzell intentionally dragged her under the front bumper of the vehicle he was driving.

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Lawrence Writer Named Kansas Poet Laureate

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Dr. Carolyn Mirriam-Goldberg was named as the state's next poet laureate by Governor Kathleen Sebelius and the Kansas Arts Commission.

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Tell Your Teens to Practice "Safe Text"

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Sexting is becoming more common among teenagers. It's when they text or receive nude pictures. Sexting is causing some legal action to be taken against teenagers. It's also embarrassing others when their pictures end up on the internet.

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Friday is National Wear Red Day

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Both men and women are urged to wear red to help raise awareness of heart disease, and help find ways to overcome it.

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City Clears Hurdle in Levee Rebuild

Updated: 02/05/2009 - The City of topeka has convinced the federal government to support its effort to rebuild a portion of the Kansas levee and even pay nearly two-thirds of the costs.

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Crimestoppers Revisits 12 Year-Old Murder

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Michelle L. Hutchinson was found in a pool of blood at her home on December 1, 1996. The Shawnee County Coroner ruled the 42 year-old died from multiple stab wounds.

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Bombardier Cuts 1,360 Jobs as Plane Sales Drop

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Wichita has been hit hard by the sagging aircraft industry. Last week, Boeing Co. announced it plans to cut 10,000 jobs. Earlier, Wichita-based Cessna Aircraft said it plans to lay off another 2,000 workers.

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Manhattan Mailbox Maker Lays Off 86

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Economic times are affecting yet another Kansas business, with 86 workers being laid off from Florence Manufacturing in Manhattan.

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Kansas Law Would Match Federal ADA Statute

Updated: 02/05/2009 - A Senate committee is told that more people would be covered under a Kansas law banning discrimination against the disabled if it was changed to mirror federal statutes.

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Kan. Judiciary Wants to Raise Docket Fees

Updated: 02/05/2009 - The Senate Judiciary Committee is urged to let the Kansas Supreme Court temporarily increase docket fees to offset anticipated budget cuts this year.

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Law Enforcement Bust 103 Unsafe Drivers

Updated: 02/05/2009 - A patrol of K-18 between Fort Riley and Manhattan resulted in law enfocement issuing 103 warnings and citations for unsafe driving. The extra patrol was conducted because the Riley County Police Department received a large number of complaints about traffic there.

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New Post Exchange to Have Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the new Army Air Force Exchange Service Post Exchange at Fort Riley will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at the new location on Trooper Drive at Camp Forsyth.

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Girl, 14, in Juvenile Custody After Police Chase

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A 14-year-old girl leads Wichita police on a short chase early this morning. Police said the girl refused to stop her vehicle when an officer tried to pull her over shortly before 2 a.m. today. During the chase, investigators say she hit another car, a trailer and a fence.

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Car Crashes into Girl's Room

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Changing bedrooms may have saved a Hutchinson girl's life after a car crashed through her family's apartment.

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Mother Testifies about Day Daughter Disappeared

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Cindy Sanderholm testified Wednesday in the capital murder trial of Justin Thurber. He's accused of kidnapping, raping and killing her 19-year-old daughter Jodi in 2007.

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Small Kansas Communities Get Improvement Grants

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The state Commerce Department awarded a total of a half-million dollars to seven communities Wednesday. The money is from a program to fund community improvements with cities whose population is less than 5000.

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