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Kansas On Its Way to Record-Breaking Election Numbers

Updated: 10/31/2008 - Shawnee County and the entire state of Kansas are expecting record-breaking numbers at the polls Tuesday. Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh said Friday voter registration for the year is up by 55,000, totalling about 1.7 million Kansans registered to vote.

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McEachron Elementary Kids Celebrate Halloween

Posted: 10/31/2008 - A Topeka elementary school got a spooktacular start to their Halloween. Students and staff of McEachron Elementary held their annual Halloween parade this morning.

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Fairlawn Plaza Hosts Annual Halloween Costume Party

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Halloween meant candy, costumes, and a whole lot of fun for some lucky little trick-or-treaters Friday afternoon. These kids were part of the annual Pre-schoolers Halloween Costume Party at Fairlawn Plaza.

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Kansas AG Steve Six Files Suit Against Verizon Wireless

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six is trying to stop the takeover of Alltell Corporation by Verizon Wireless. Six filed suit Thursday with the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorneys General from six other states to stop the acquisition.

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Developer Gets Extra Week to Find Attorney

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Developer Gene Jani has been given an extra week to find an attorney in his lawsuit against the city of Topeka. Jani filed the suit when the city council nixed his proposed development for S.W. 33rd and Fairlawn Rd. because residents protested.

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Capper Foundation's Halloween Celebration

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Children from Easter Seals Capper Foundation's Kidlink Preschool and Childcare Program celebrated Halloween today. The kids got to trick-or-treat through the Capper's facility during the annual costume parade.

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Quinton Heights Students Make Trek for Treats

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Students from Quinton Heights Elementary School showed off their costumes at the Laird Noller dealership. Staff rewarded them with Halloween treats. The Topeka High School marching band led the march.

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Topeka Optomotrist Becomes Movie Monster in Halloween Tradition

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Topeka optomotrist Dr. Terry Carney has teamed up with Marc Tolbert the past 15 years for elaborate Halloween costumes. This year, they spent more than 60 hours recreating the Predator, from the Arnold Schwarzenegger movies.

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KJCC Workers "Thrill" United Way with Their Efforts

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Workers at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex celebrated the end of their United Way campaign with a Halloween party. The workers raised more than $14,000 with their efforts.

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Wanamaker Halloween Parade

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Witches, Darth Vader's, Pirates, and Dorthy from Wizard of Oz were among a wide variety of costumes on hand at Wanamaker Elementary.

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Shawnee County Predicts Record Voter Turnout

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Shawnee County Election Commissioner Elizabeth Ensley is expecting a record number of more than 90,700 voters to hit the polls election day.

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Big & Little Sister Carve Out Lifelong Friendship

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Meet Suzanne and Emily, paired for four years. These two share how they've become great pals through their zest for life and incorporated each other into their lives.

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Sebelius Names New Leadership to Commission on Veterans' Affairs

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Ed Wiegers as Chairperson of the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs effective November 3rd. Current chairperson, Jack Fowler, has been selected by the commission to serve as its executive director.

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Team to Assess Sheriff's Office Policy and Procedures

Posted: 10/31/2008 - As part of an on-site assessment at the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments at a public information session Monday, November 3.

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Valley Center Violated Open Meetings Act

Posted: 10/31/2008 - A consent judgment filed in Sedgwick County District Court says the city of Valley Center violated the Kansas Open Meetings Law by not properly notifying certain individuals of a July 24 special meeting.

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Voters Mull Dome for Small Kan. School District

Bond Issue

Posted: 10/31/2008 - USD 225 would be allowed to construct a domed building under a nearly $2 million bond issue on Tuesday's ballot. It's said the dome would be more cost and energy efficient.

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Hunters Will Face High Water

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Hunters may have to adjust strategies at Kansas' Glen Elder Reservoir this weekend in the face of heavy rains that have caused the lake to rise 7 feet above normal.

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Teen Sentenced for Raping 8-Year-Old

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Christopher Hoffman, 17, of Brookville, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping an eight year old girl in 2007.

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Man Surrenders From Crawl Space After Stand Off

Updated: 10/31/2008 - Deputies say a 26 year old man barricaded himself inside a home in the Montara neighborhood of Topeka with a handgun. He ended up hiding in a crawl space under the house, but authorities were eventually able to talk him out before taking him into custody.

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No Cause Found in Report On Police Helicopter Crash

Posted: 10/31/2008 - A report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the crash landing of a Topeka Police Department helicopter in April, has found residue/corrosion on an engine component, but did not determine whether that caused engine trouble.

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