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Salina Man Wants No Kill Traps on Hunting Land

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A Salina man is calling on the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks to ban kill traps on public hunting land to protect pets -- and people. Carson Mansfield -- a deputy Salina police chief -- watched his 20-month-old beagle die in the steel jaws of a conibear trap while rabbit hunting near Kanopolis Lake on Feb. 14.

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Charges Filed in 2006 Topeka Church Arson

Updated: 03/13/2009 - 19-year old Trevor Powell Jones faces one count of arson and two counts of criminal desecration. Shawnee Co. D.A. Chad Taylor says the charges stem from a fire at Hillside Community Church April 30, 2006.

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Students Take New Careers for a Test Drive

Updated: 03/13/2009 - About 300 students got a taste of possibility and potential at the 2009 Youth Career Day. Junior high students from Topeka schools gathered at the Kaw Area Tech, 5724 SW Huntoon St. today.

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Police Chase Ends in Arrest

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Topeka police have a man in custody after he fled police this morning. Speeds during the chase reached 80 miles per hour as the man drove through downtown Topeka.

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Topeka City Manager Prepares for Annual Evaluation

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Topeka City Manager Norton Bonaparte, Jr. marked his third anniversary as city manager by addressing the work he's done for the city and what he plans to do for the future of Topeka.

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Kansas Senator Calls for New Air Force Tanker

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Kansas Senator Pat Roberts is speaking out against the White House's recent recommendation to delay the air force's aerial refueling replacement tanker fleet.

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13's "Job Search at 4," for the 13th!

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Ralph and Deb of Kansas Works join forces on Fridays to reveal another list of hot jobs available in Northeast Kansas. Here's this week's list for Friday the 13th. And this time, we've got some Hot Job Combos all in Topeka!

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Kansas Regents Offer Trade on Budget

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The Kansas Board of Regents says it won't raise tuition for state residents in 2009-10 if the Legislature limits proposed budget cuts and approves the use of federal stimulus dollars.

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KU Fraternity Mourns Lost Brother; Investigation Continues

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Sigma Alpha Epsilon held a memorial service for Jason Wren, the KU student who died last weekend. While authorities continue their investigation, the teen's father says his son died of alcohol poisoning.

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Proper Care before Birth Vital for Babies

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Two-and-a-half year old Luke Savage is living proof that proper care before birth can make a huge difference in a child's life.

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Topeka Wreck Injures 2

Updated: 03/12/2009 - An accident just after 5pm Thursday at 21st and Wittenburg Rd. injured two people. Authorities say their injuries did not appear life threatening.

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KSU Provost Declines Idaho Job

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Kansas State University Provost Duane Nellis declined the offer Thursday to be the new University of Idaho president.

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Kansas Legislators Struggle with Medicaid Oversight

Updated: 03/12/2009 - A Kansas Senate committee wants to give the inspector general for the Medicaid program a new home to improve oversight of the program, but they can't agree on where that home should be.

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Salmonella Cases from Sprout Recall Grow

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Health officials have confirmed at least 76 cases of salmonella in Kansas and three other states as part of an outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts.

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Ex-Guard Tried for Fondling Inmates

Updated: 03/12/2009 - A former Saline County Jail officer is being tried for allegedly fondling female inmates who were locked in their cells.

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House Votes to Sqirrel Away Funds

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The House passes a bill to squirrel away unanticipated state revenues in a special budget stabilization fund, but some legislators complain that the state doesn't prepare for bad economic times when revenues fall short of expectations.

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Plan for Kansas Sex Predators Brings Protests

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Sen. Pat Apple, a Louisburg Republican whose district includes the Osawatomie State Hospital, has submitted petitions with about 800 signatures protesting a plan to house an additional four sexual predators at the facility.

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Economy Hits Sour Note for Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Organizers have been forced to cancel this year's Coleman Hawkins Legacy Jazz Festival. Assistant Executive Director for the non-profit organization Wayne Potter says funding from two major sponsors and several other donors fell through.

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