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Topeka Zoo Hippo Dies

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Sad news from the Topeka Zoo Monday, their hippopotamus, Peka-Sue, has died.

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Apartment Building Evacuated After Early Morning Fire

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Crews worked to put out a small fire in Topeka early Monday morning. Authorities received the call just after midnight that there were flames at an apartment building in the 1300 block of southwest Van Buren.

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Preisner Calls Out Bunten Over Book Controversy

Updated: 02/23/2009 - In a statement Monday, Topeka mayoral candidate and deputy mayor Jeff Preisner says Mayor Bill Bunten injected politics into the library board by appointing people who'd carry out his personal agenda. Bunten says the council approves those appointments.

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Phelps Calls Sean Penn "Bible-dumb"

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A member of the Westboro Baptist Church claims sean penn's acceptance speech at the oscars shows the actor is "Bible-dumb".

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Doubts Raised About Autism Treatment Bill

Posted: 02/23/2009 - The head of the Senate committee considering a bill to require insurance companies to cover the treatment of autism is raising doubts about the legislation.

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Woman Deported in '96 Arrested in U.S. Again

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A woman from Mexico who was deported from the U.S. after being convicted of drug trafficking in Missouri has been found again, this time in Kansas.

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Wichitan Pleads Guilty in Double Fatal Mishap

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A 54-year-old Wichita man with a history of driving drunk pleads guilty in the deaths of a woman and her young daughter as they walked to school.

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Kansas Market Farmers to "Grow Together"

Updated: 02/23/2009 - A conference at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Monday gave farmers a chance to share ideas and learn things they can do to get ready the future. Instant Video Included

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Mo. man pleads guilty to day care molestations

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A man pleaded guilty to seven sex-related charges for molesting children as young as an infant at a small day care business his wife operated out of their home.

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Woman's Body Found in Backyard During House Fire

Updated: 02/23/2009 - One person was found dead at the scene of a fire in southwest Topeka Monday. Emergency crews responded to the home at 3111 SW 30th Terr. late Monday morning. They say the woman died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Long-Time Topeka Gift Store Saying Goodbye

Posted: 02/23/2009 - After more than 30 years in business, 2Harts is shutting its doors at 21st and Urish, Topeka, on Saturday, Feb. 28. It is having an 80% off Going Out of Business sale.

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ATF, State Fire Marshal Investigating Explosives Incidents

Posted: 02/22/2009 - A reward up to $5000 is offered for information on four incidents involving molotov cocktails and a pipe bomb in neighborhoods near Lake Shawnee. The State Fire Marshal and ATF are investigating.

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Kansas Transportation Gives Citizens the Wheel

Updated: 02/22/2009 - If you want to become a state official, here's your chance. Kansans can make decisions about running the transportation department through an online interactive game called the T-Link Calculator.

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Restricted Books Cause Controversy

Posted: 02/22/2009 - The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Board recently voted to restrict access to four books with sexual themes. That has sparked controversy and brought national attention to Topeka.

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