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Kansas Judiciary Wants to Raise Docket Fees

Updated: 01/27/2009 - The Kansas judicial branch wants to offset proposed budget cuts by raising docket fees. The Senate Judiciary Committee plans a Feb. 5 hearing on legislation to eliminate a ban on such fees.

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International Officers to Visit Kansas Statehouse

Updated: 01/27/2009 - 47 officers from 46 nations who are on a 10-month program studying military tactics and theory at the Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth will visit the Statehouse Feb. 6.

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Prosecutors to Appeal Limit on Kansas Doctor's Case

Updated: 01/27/2009 - A judge's decision to limit the trial against a Kansas doctor and his wife to four drug overdose deaths rather than the 59 the government has linked to the clinic will delay the scheduled Monday start.

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Prelim Scheduled for Four Fort Riley Soldiers

Updated: 01/27/2009 - The soldiers were arrested after allegedly breaking into a Junction City home and holding the family there at knife-point. They are Private Joshua McGatha, Private Romale Pope, Private Jeremy Harris and Private Teandre Thompkins.

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Students Celebrate "Catholic Schools Week"

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Kids across Topeka are celebrating "Catholic Schools Week." A mass was held at Hayden High School Tuesday for all the Catholic schools in Topeka. The Archbishop and all the pastors in the area were there as well.

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KU, KSU Team To Fight Cancer

Updated: 01/27/2009 - On Tuesday, Kansas State University President Jon Wefald and University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway signed an agreement to collaborate in the state's pursuit of a National Cancer Institute designation.

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Sebelius Threatens Veto of GOP Budget Bill

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Sebelius said Tuesday that the cuts proposed by Senate Republicans were wrong because they would hurt public schools, cut services for vulnerable residents and put public safety at risk.

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Deputy Mayor to Challenge Mayor in Spring Election

Updated: 01/27/2009 - City of Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten faces four challengers in the Spring 2009 election, including Deputy Mayor Jeff Preisner. Preisner filed Tuesday before the noon deadline to run for the office. In total, 25 people have filed for City of Topeka City Council and Mayor.

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USD 434 Battles Budget

Updated: 01/26/2009 - USD 434 is facing declining enrollment at the same time as the legislature is looking at cutting the education budget. During their Board Meeting several parents listened in as they discussed their options.

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Kansas Bill Would Ban Lighter Sales to Minors

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau, a Wichita Democrat, wants to ban sales of cigarette lighters to minors and require retailers to keep lighters behind their counters, just as they do with cigarettes.

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TPD Investigation Alleged Weekend Sexual Assualt

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Topeka police are investigating allegations of sexual battery and criminal sodomy inside the Ed Bozarth dealership building on south Topeka Boulevard last weekend.

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Trail Date Set For Ex-KSU Football Player

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Leon Patton is accused of shaking a 2-month-old boy. The 20-year-old Junior was arrested September 18th for the July 15 incident.

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Promoter of Dog Stock Sentenced on Bad Check Charge

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Osage County prosecutor Brandon Jones told 13 news that Randall Long Monday pleaded guilty to one felony bad check charge and one misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge.

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Emporia Locals Submit Petition Against Smoking Ban

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Local business owners submitted a petition against the smoking ban in Emporia today. Representatives of Emporia Open for Business gave the city clerk about 1400 signatures to force the issue to a public vote. They needed to gather more than 700 signatures by February 2nd.

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Man Dead After Trench Collapse Near Manhattan Identified

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Authorities confirm one person is dead as the result of a trench collapse east of Manhattan. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff says it happened around 1:45 p.m. on Excel road, a mile off Highway 24.

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