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Driver Arrested near Emporia with 550 Pounds of Marijuana

Updated: 12/18/2008 - Highway Patrol Trooper Clint Epperly says he pulled over 39-year-old Eduardo Bravo on a random tractor-trailer inspection Wednesday night at the Kansas Turnpike's Emporia exit and found 550 pounds of marijuana.

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Kansas Power Line Fight Won't be Resolved for Year

Updated: 12/18/2008 - The three-member Kansas Corporation Commission announced a schedule Thursday for deciding how to link Wichita to southwest Kansas through the region's highest-voltage lines.

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FedEx Truck Wrecks, Lands on Side

Updated: 12/18/2008 - A FedEx truck wrecked on Highway 40 near E 700 Thursday afternoon. No injuries were reported but the mess tied up traffic while crews cleared the area. **Pictures Included**

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Brownback Announces Retirement from Senate

Updated: 12/18/2008 - Brownback made that announcement at the Statehouse, saying he owed it to Kansans to keep his word and retire more than keeping seniority in the Senate.

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Dodge City 3 Year-Old's Death Ruled Homicide

Updated: 12/18/2008 - The Dodge City Police Department said Wednesday that a forensic pathologist performed an autopsy on Natalie Pickle's body and determined foul play was involved.

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Flu Shots Being Provided Thursday

Updated: 12/17/2008 - KDHE is urging all Kansans to get flu vaccinations this year. The first flu case in Kansas for the 2008 season was reported Tuesday.

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Volunteer for "Everybody Counts" Program This Holiday Season

Updated: 12/17/2008 - There is a way you can help out this holiday season. Shawnee County is one of 40 in Kansas taking part in the "Everybody Counts" program. Its a state-wide point-in-time homeless count initiative that's conducted every two years during the last week of January.

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Busiest Mail Delivery Day of the Year

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Loaded on trucks and planes, Wednesday's the busiest day for all those holiday gifts to be mailed. People are hurriedly mailing their gift packages to make it under the tree by the Christmas.

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Federal Employee Honored for 45 Years of Service

Updated: 12/17/2008 - A federal employee is being honored for all her hard work over the years. 83-year-old Janice Gutzwiller has worked for the federal government for 45 years.

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Manhattan Plant to Lay Off 46

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Parker Hannifin Corp. will be laying off 46 workers at its Manhattan, Kan., industrial rubber hose plant. Jim Cartwright, a spokesman for the Cleveland-based Parker Hannifin, says work force reductions at the plant will start Jan. 5.

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Ex-Kan. AG May Still Face Other Problems

Updated: 12/17/2008 - A decision by two special prosecutors not to file criminal charges against former Attorney General Paul Morrison may not end his legal problems.

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Wichita Woman Named President of Visit Topeka!

Updated: 12/17/2008 - VP for the Greater Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau, Olivia Simmons, is bringing her marketing strengths to Topeka as president of Visit Topeka!

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Chrysler to Halt Production, Close 30 Plants Friday

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Chrysler says it's going to close all 30 of its manufacturing plants for a month starting Friday. Tight credit is keeping would-be buyers away from showrooms, and Chrysler needs to match production to slowing demand and conserve cash.

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Generous Classmate Inspires Community

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Thirteen year old Drake Herrman's story of giving has inspired other classmates and folks in the community to give part of their Christmas to help an ailing classmate, Jessica Seidel. Jessica suffers from a blood disease and is undergoing chemotherapy.

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Kan. Governor Press Secretary Leaving

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Governor Sebelius' spokesperson is leaving the governor's office to work for KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins. An announcement made Wednesday by the university said Nicole Corcoran will start work with Perkins as his chief of staff on February 2.

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