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Speaker Named for Fort Riley MLK, Jr. Observance

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Stedman Graham, the chairman and chief executive officer of Stedman Graham and Associates, will be the featured speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. observance at 11:45 a.m. Jan. 14 at Riley’s Conference Center.

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Blood Drive at the Library

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The Community Blood center is asking people to head down to the library Wednesday for a blood drive. It is especially urging donors with blood type O-negative and A-Negative to stop by

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Last Minute Drive for United Way of Flint Hills

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The United Way of flint Hills is nearing its goal for this campaign drive, but is still a little short of the amount it needs to raise to prevent serious cuts for its agencies and programs.

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Farm Show Celebrates 20 Years

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The Topeka Farm Show's continued Tuesday. The three day event lets vendors display the latest hardware and technologies before the upcoming season.

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Hackney Arraigned for Attempted murder

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Topeka-resident Tray Hackney was arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted First Degree Murder for the shooting of Teri Buskirk in December of last year.

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2009 Topeka Farm Show Opens

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Farmers and ranchers from around the Topeka area gathered at the Kansas Expocentre for the 20th annual Topeka Farm Show.

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Hutchinson Men Plead Guilty to Racial Attacks

Updated: 01/06/2009 - A case involving racially motivated attacks on two black patrons at an Iowa bar is nearing a close as more defendants entered guilty pleas yesterday to federal charges.

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Jenkins Takes Oath in Washington

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Former Kansas state treasurer Lynn Jenkins was sworn in as one of Congress' freshman members when the new Congress convened Tuesday.

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Gambling Regulators To Make Layoffs

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Kansas gambling regulators to lay off and reduce hours for 21 staffers because expanded gambling plans did not work out in the state.

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Salina Kohl's to Have Job Fair

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The new Kohl's department store in Salina will employ about 130 workers when it opens in March.

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Wittig To Report To Prison Wednesday

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Attorneys for former Westar CEO David Wittig says his client will be heading back to prison to complete his bank fraud sentence Wednesday.

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Wittig to Report to Prison Wednesday

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Former Westar CEO David Wittig is scheduled to report to the federal Bureau of Prisons Wednesday to complete his sentence on bank fraud charges.

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Child Solicitation Suspect Dies

Updated: 01/06/2009 - A 73-year-old man suspected of soliciting sex from a 10-year-old Hutchinson girl has died in a Pennsylvania prison.

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Layoffs Announced by Kansas Gambling Regulators

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Executive director Stephen Martino said the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission is laying off 11 staff members and cutting the hours for another 10 because plans for increased gambling in the state haven't materialized as expected.

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Kansas May Not Lose Congressional Seat; Missouri Might

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Dennis Johnson, regional director for the U.S. Census, says the latest data do not show Kansas losing one of its four Congressional seats. But Johnson says Missouri might lose one of its nine seats.

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Ex-AG's Affair an Issue in Kansas Abortion Case

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Attorneys for abortion provider Dr. George Tiller says former AG Paul Morrison was influenced to file charges against Tiller by his former mistress, Linda Carter. They also suggest former AG Phill Kline also knew about the affair before Morrison filed his charges.

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Biological Father Anguishes for Kan. Son's Loss

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Investigators only recently learned Adam Herrman disappeared in 1999 and are focused on finding him. Adam was 11 when he disappeared from a mobile home park in Towanda.

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Man Suspected of Soliciting Sex from Child Dies

Updated: 01/06/2009 - State prison officials say Joseph Hydock of Wernersville, Pa., died Saturday in Berks County Prison while serving time for possessing child pornography.

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Book Promotion Paid Eastbound Tolls

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Tolls for drivers leaving the Kanas Turnpike on Topeka's east side were paid by New York company Sterling Publishing, which is promoting the book "I Can Make You Thin,'' by Paul McKenna.

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1st Infantry Commander to Recap Busy 2008, Future

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Brig. Gen. Perry Wiggins was expected to highlight the year's activities, which included the start or completion of more than $1 billion in construction projects on post.

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Fort Riley Commander Reflects on 2008

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The last 12 months have been a "whirlwind" for Fort Riley's 1st Infantry Division - those are the words from the commanding general, Brigadier General Perry Wiggins. He shared his main priorities for the post in 2009.

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Jenkins To Be Sworn In

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Former Kansas state treasurer Lynn Jenkins is entering the next chapter of her political career.

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Clay County Schools OK Random Drug Testing

Updated: 01/05/2009 - The USD 379 school board voted unanimously Monday night to enter a contract with the company "Sport Safe" to perform random drug testing. It will cover seventh thru twelfth graders involved in extracurricular activities.

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Police Investigate Pool Hall Burglary

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Authorities say it happened around 4:15 a.m. in the 3900 block of Southwest 21st. They say the burglars had already taken off by the time they arrived on scene.

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