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'Fight the Bite' Poster Contest Announced

Updated: 03/19/2009 - KDHE's Fight the Bite Poster Contest deadline is April 3rd. The contest asks fifth and sixth graders to use art to show ways they can protect themselves and their families from diseases spread by mosquitoes, ticks and fleas.

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Sebelius Appoints Pratt Resident to Propane Council

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) has appointed Edward Barrett, Pratt, to the Kansas Propane Education Council and Research Council. Barrett is the branch manager of Hampel Oil Distributors.

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Victim in St. Patrick's Day Accident Identified

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Topeka Police continue to investigate the accident that killed Sarah Jacob, 29, of Topeka Tuesday night. Jacob's Jeep overturned at I-470 near SW 21st Street.

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Sebelius Signs Bill Honoring Veterans

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has signed a bill honoring our veterans by memorializing a highway bridge in Kansas.

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Escapes Expo Coming to Fort Riley

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Approximately 60 vendors from Kansas and Missouri will be on hand March 28 at the Great Escapes Expo to assist Families planning their outdoor adventures.

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Madoff Scam Breaks Group That Aided Kansas Prisons

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Even before crooked money manager Bernie Madoff went to jail last week, he had affected the lives of inmates in Kansas. Donors to a private foundation gave money to Madoff to invest. The foundation had to close.

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Former Mayor's Record Expunged

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Former Mayor Doug Wright's felony record expunged in Shawnee County Court on Thursday so he can pursue a teaching career.

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Diabetes Screening to be Held March 23

Updated: 03/19/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Kansas Diabetes Advisory Council will host a diabetes screening event for legislators from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Defensive Driving Course Offered

Updated: 03/19/2009 - The Topeka Police Department will hold the National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course, Saturday, March 28, 2009, at the Law Enforcement Center, 320 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 100.

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Police Say Mass Text About Gang Initiation is Hoax

Updated: 03/19/2009 - A cellular telephone text message began circulating Thursday indicating there would be a gang initiation at Wal-Mart that evening, wherein three women would be shot as part of the initiation. TPD says this is a hoax.

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Morris Communications To Cut Employee Wages

Updated: 03/19/2009 - The Augusta Chronicle reports that Morris Communications, owner of the Topeka Capital-Journal and WIBW AM and FM radio will cut employee wages by 5-10%.

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Sebelius Signs Bill Protecting Kansans’ Health

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) has signed a senate bill allowing the state access to resources that will keep kids safe from lead poisoning, and a house bill that requires vehicles be moved out of the roadway after an accident that is non-injury and non-fatal.

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Good Kids are Recycling

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Seeing all those plastic bottles going into landfills sparked these Indian Hills Elementary 5th graders into action. Here's what they did.

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Home Depot Bringing Distribution Center to Topeka

Updated: 03/18/2009 - The move is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to the capital city over the next few years. Construction on the Home Depot distribution center has already begun in the Central Crossing Commerce Park.

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Woman Killed in Late Night Crash on I-470

Updated: 03/18/2009 - A woman is dead after her car rolls in an interstate median where i-470 meets 21st Street. Topeka police say they got the call after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday. They believe the woman's car went into the median, she tried to get back on the roadway, fishtailed, and rolled her car.

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