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Kansas Transportation Gives Citizens the Wheel

Updated: 02/22/2009 - If you want to become a state official, here's your chance. Kansans can make decisions about running the transportation department through an online interactive game called the T-Link Calculator.

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Restricted Books Cause Controversy

Posted: 02/22/2009 - The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Board recently voted to restrict access to four books with sexual themes. That has sparked controversy and brought national attention to Topeka.

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Man Shot, Killed at Topeka Bar

Updated: 02/22/2009 - A man is dead after a shooting at a bar early Sunday morning. Police dispatch told 13 News that a 25-year-old male was shot and killed just after midnight at 2018 Southeast Swygart.

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Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting

Posted: 02/22/2009 - A male shooting victim was taken to a local hospital in a private vehicle after being shot early Sunday morning. No word on his condition.

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Dental Services Top $1 Million at Free Clinic

Posted: 02/21/2009 - This year's free dental clinic is a story of numbers: about 1000 volunteers, 1700 patients, 2000 cavities and 3000 teeth were pulled. The 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. dental work topped off more than $1,000,000 in services. The Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation sponsored the 2009 Mission of Mercy project at the U.S. National Guard Armory on Friday and Saturday.

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Sebelius, State GOP Fight Over Health Coverage

Posted: 02/21/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius once called on lawmakers to bring health coverage to all Kansas residents. Legislators largely ignored her. The Democrat has supported proposals to increase tobacco taxes to pay for health care initiatives. Lawmakers never seriously considered them.

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Killing Hogs Slowly Working in Kansas

Posted: 02/21/2009 - State program to kill feral hogs slowly succeeding. The Kansas Animal Health Department, with help from the federal government, has been hunting the hogs in south-central and eastern Kansas since 2006 - on land and by helicopter. They also trap the hogs during the year.

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Dems Kill Plan for Lessening Kansas Gov.'s Power

Posted: 02/20/2009 - A proposal that would have amended the Kansas Constitution to strip the governor's power to fill vacancies in four statewide offices fell Friday 65-54. Constitutional changes require a two-thirds majority, or 84 of 125 votes.

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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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