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Trial Starts for Kansan Accused of Killing Student

Updated: 02/02/2009 - A prosecutor tells jurors that the evidence will show that an Arkansas City man's stalking habits and aggressive sexual behavior led to the rape and murder of a Cowley College student two years ago.

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To Small for a Trial?

Updated: 02/02/2009 - A western Kansas judge has asked the Kansas Supreme Court for permission to move a first-degree murder trial from Gove County to Trego County.

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Telemarketing Bill Clears Kan. Senate Panel

Updated: 02/02/2009 - The bill requires solicitors to tell the people they call that they work for a professional fund raising company up front. Then, if the donor asks, how much money actually goes to charity, the solicitor must disclose it.

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5 Band Concert Monday in Topeka

Updated: 02/02/2009 - 5 Bands will be playing Monday night live at 21st and Gage in Topeka. There's a $5 cover charge that allows visitors to watch all the bands.

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Man Found Dead in River Near Hutchinson

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Sedgwick County investigators are conducting an autopsy on a body found in the Arkansas River. The man's body was found just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the river between Hutchinson and South Hutchinson.

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Officials Say Mail Thefts Are on the Rise

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Law enforcement authorities in Kansas and Missouri warn residents that mail theft is on the rise, particularly of mail containing checks and credit cards.

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Southwest Kansas Shootings Under Investigation

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Law enforcement authorities in two southwest Kansas communities have spent the weekend investigating two separate shootings that sent three people to area hospitals.

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Overland Park City Council Battles Coyote Problem

Updated: 02/02/2009 - The Overland Park City Council is expected to consider a proposed ordinance Monday in response to a coyote attack that killed a resident's pet dog. Animal control officers have been tracking a male coyote thought to have killed the dog on Jan. 2.

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Topeka's Literacy Campaign Kicks Off

Updated: 02/01/2009 - About 50 locals kicked off the "Big Read" literacy campaign at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Sunday. Two librarians offered the first event of the month-long program for Harper Lee's book "To Kill a Mockingbird." Their presentation focused on the historical context surrounding the book.

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Mail Theft on the Rise in Kansas and Missouri

Updated: 02/01/2009 - Law enforcement authorities in Kansas and Missouri warn residents that mail theft is on the rise, particularly of mail containing checks and credit cards. A group of local, state and federal authorities met last week in Oskaloosa, Kan., to map out their strategy as they confront a spike in mail theft in their northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas area.

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Kansas Falls Behind in Casino Race

Updated: 02/01/2009 - Problems in the financial markets forced developers in three of Kansas' four gaming zones to scrap their plans.

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Topeka Officer of the Year Credits Partner

Updated: 02/01/2009 - The Topeka Police Officer of 2008 says he can't take credit for the award. He credits his fellow officers, and especially his K-9 partner, for the great work they do.

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Girls Learn New Dance Moves at Washburn University

Updated: 02/01/2009 - About 30 girls learned new moves from Washburn University's Dancing Blues cheer team at a fundraiser clinic this afternoon. The college students taught girls from kindergarten through sixth grade a choreographed dance number to perform at the women's basketball game this evening at Washburn University.

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Fire Ignites Twice, Slows Highway Traffic Near Wanamaker

Updated: 01/31/2009 - If you were driving near I-470 and I-70 Saturday afternoon you may have seen shooting flames and smoke. Grass just to the south of the Sports Center caught fire twice Saturday, creating huge plumes of smoke that at times, slowed traffic on the highway.

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National Guard Museum Offers a New Kind of Boot Camp

Updated: 01/31/2009 - The Kansas National Guard Museum hosted a symposium on current threats at home and abroad Saturday. About 60 local residents attended the free presentation from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and enjoyed chili, cinnamon rolls and conversation after the talks.

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