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Deadly Tornado Kills 3 in Missouri

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Violent storms tore through four Midwestern states, killing three people in northern Missouri, damaging dozens of homes and leaving thousands without power.

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KU to Take H1N1 Precautions at Commencement

Updated: 05/13/2009 - KU officials will have hand sanitizer and portable handwashing stations available at weekend commencement activities in light of the H1N1 outbreak.

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Ethics Fine Reversed

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission rescinded a $7500 fine against Kristian Van Meteren.

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Shooting Trial Ends with Hung Jury

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A Shawnee County jury was unable to reach a verdict against 25-year old James Epps. He faced attempted murder and drug charges for the March 2008 shooting of 34-year old Charles Lowe at Oscars Bar.

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Bond Set for Topeka Arson Suspect

Updated: 05/13/2009 - 49-year old Russell King made his first court appearance Wednesday on charges of arson and burglary. His bond was set at $7500.

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Body of Wilson County Drowing Victim Recovered

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Search crews recovered the body of Greg Fisher just before 6 pm Wednesday. He was found about two miles downstream from where he fell in at Middle Dam near Neodesha.

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Governor Ordered Flags to Half Staff Friday

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson has ordered flags on state buildings to be flown at half staff this Friday in recognition of National Peace Officer's Memorial Day.

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US Judge Refuses Again to Delay Genocide Trial

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The prosecution of an immigrant accused of participating in the 1994 Rwandan genocide appears has been dealt a setback by a federal judge in Kansas.

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Kansas Woman Sentenced in Discount-Store Killing

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Amber Russell was sentenced Wednesday in Wyandotte County juvenile court for her role in a northeast Kansas discount-store manager's 2005 slaying. The 19-year old will remain in custody until she's 22.

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1 Man Dead in Kansas Crane Accident

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Police say a man was killed when a crane used to trim trees Wednesday morning in Salina rolled on top of him.

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Kansas Home Foreclosure Filings Down in April

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A report released Wednesday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac shows 787 foreclosure filings in Kansas last month. That's down from 6.75 percent in March, but still higher than April of 2008.

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Kan. Hospital Pays $84,000 in EPA Investigation

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that Shawnee Mission Medical Center will pay $83,488 to settle a federal investigation into how it handles and stores hazardous waste.

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Fort Riley Soldier Killed in Iraq

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Maj. Steven Hutchison, 60, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died May 10, in Basrah of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Al Farr, Iraq.

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Click It or Ticket Campaign Almost Here

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Topeka Police Department will be aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as the department participates in the 2009 Kansas Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement campaign May 18th through May 31st.

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Keep Topeka Beautiful

Updated: 05/18/2009 - Project Takeover/Makeover, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, rain or shine.

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Governor to Honor Fallen Kansas Law Enforcement Officers

Updated: 05/13/2009 - In recognition of National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day on May 15 and the Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on June 5, Governor Mark Parkinson has ordered flags on state buildings be flown at half-staff on each of those days.

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Penwell Gabel Recognizes Vets

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Penwell-gabel Cemetary and Mausoleum is offering a chance to honor a loved one who served or is serving our country.

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Union Blasts AT&T's 'Final' Contract Offer

Updated: 05/13/2009 - AT&T says it offered raises of 2 percent now, and 2.25 percent each in 2010 and 2011, plus a $500 bonus if workers ratify the contract by June 5. But the union calls it a "major" step backward.

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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Making Anthrax Claim

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Forty-seven-year-old John Philip Barker pleaded guilty to one count of mailing a threatening communication. Authorities say he sent the Internal Revenue Service a white powder he claimed was anthrax.

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