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Topeka Chamber of Commerce Fired Up for Future

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Local economic leaders celebrated adding 400 new jobs to the community over the last year at the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting Thursday.

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School Bus Driver Accused of Fondling Girl, 6

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Prosecutors say Billy J. Reynolds, a 16-year Durham employee, engaged in lewd touching of the girl in October, November, December and on Jan. 6, the day he was arrested.

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Wichitan Pleads to Lesser Charge in Street Killing

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Police say 20-year-old Brandon Hardyway didn't like the way someone in a car next him was looking at him, so he opened fire on the car. The bullets killed Ridge, who was a passenger in the car.

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KU Laying Off 11, Won't Rehire 110

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The University of Kansas is cutting 11 jobs and not filling 110 others to satisfy a legislative mandate to cut 7 percent of its budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

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GOP Leaders Want $300M Cut from KS Budget

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Senate GOP leaders announced their new target during a Thursday morning caucus meeting. There were no objections from the Republican senators present.

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Crime Down in Capital City

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller said Wednesday crime in Topeka is down. But, Miller says property crime continues to be a serious issue his department will continue to work on.

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Abandoned Parakeets Rescued from Kansas Highway

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Two parakeets found on a Kansas highway were rescued from below freezing weather. Jefferson County Humane Society Manager Donna Fannin says the birds were left on the side of K-16 January 5th.

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Sumner School to Be Auctioned Thursday

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Topeka's historic Sumner School should have a new owner Thursday night. The building will be auctioned in proceedings beginning at 6 p.m. in the Holliday Building Conference Room.

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"Hood Surfers" Have TPD Investigating

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Topeka Police are investigating an injury accident that sent an 18-year-old to the hospital in serious condition.

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Holton Approves Bonds for Rebuilding Utilities

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Holton residents voted 459-89 in a special election Wednesday in favor of issuing $3.6 million in bonds to rebuild the city's utility system. It was crippled in a December 2007 ice storm.

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Rescue Charity Saves Neglected Horses

Updated: 01/21/2009 - What started with saving one horse has turned into a full-time mission for Kristin Chambers. The equine manager has saved almost one hundred horses from abuse, neglect and death since she opened Winding Road Equine Rescue & Retirement four years ago.

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Hy-Vee Simplifies Nutrition in Its Stores

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Hy-Vee introduced a new way for consumers to determine a food's nutritional value. The Nu-Val scoring system ranks foods on a scale of 1 to100.

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Topeka Mayor: State of the City 'Real Good'

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten highlighted the positives in Topeka, including ending the year on a good financial note, then outlined three main things he'd like to see changed. Bunten announced he'll run for another term as Mayor because he'd like to be a part of those changes.

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Kansas House Panel Delays Work on Deficit Bill

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Rep. Kevin Yoder, an Overland Park Republican, said the House Appropriations committee won't work on a budget deficit bill until next week because it is still taking testimony about Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' proposals.

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Hays Doctor Gives 1,700 Acres to Wildlife Group

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Dr. Wallace Weber transferred 1700 acres in Russell County to Pheasants Forever, as long as the group leaves it intact and doesn't sell it. Pheasants Forever says it's the most land it has ever received in a single gift.

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South Topeka Restaurant Cuts Ribbon

Updated: 01/21/2009 - The former manager of the Bennigans on South Topeka Blvd. cut the ribbon on a new restaurant, Boulevard Grill, where his old employer once operated.

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