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Jury Continues Murder Trial Deliberations

Posted: 02/11/2009 - 21-year-old Kelvin Phillips , 23-year-old Drake Kettler, 19-year-old Corky Williams, and 19-year old Antonio Armstrong face charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree and criminal possession of a firearm.

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Brownback Hosting Adoption Event

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Senator Sam Brownback is helping raise awareness to promote adoption. He and his wife are hosting an event at Washburn University Saturday where they will discuss the different aspects of the adoption process.

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Patton Urging New Measures Against Underage Drinking

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Kansas State Representative Joe Patton is taking new measures to reduce underage drinking. Patton Wednesday asked the Kansas House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee to recommend a house bill for passage.

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Health Expert Visits Kansas

Posted: 02/11/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released a health status report. It outlines strategies for reducing infant mortality rates, obesity rates, tobacco use, nutrition, and access to medical care for racial and ethnic communities in Kansas.

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GOP Leaders Reach Deal on Kansas Budget Deficit

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Senate President Steve Morris and House Speaker Mike O'Neal resolved differences between their chambers' budget negotiators Wednesday. The final disagreement involved funding for social services.

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Students Volunteer their Valentines for Classmate

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Local students turned Valentine's Day into a volunteer day to raise money for a classmate in need. A handful of students at Washburn Rural Middle School passed out valentine carnations to raise money for Jessica Seidel. The 12-year-old Topekan is undergoing chemotherapy and needs a bone marrow transplant.

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Homeland Security Secretary Visits Greensburg

Updated: 02/11/2009 - With new Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on hand Wednesday, residents cut the ribbon for the grand reopening of a grocery store.

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Topekans Invited to Join "March for Babies"

Updated: 02/11/2009 - The March of Dimes annual "March for Babies" fundraising walk will be held April 24th at the Topeka Zoo. It's one of 8 "March for Babies" events planned for Kansas this spring.

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KSU New President Announced, Attends First Wildcat Game

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Kansas State University's new president is Dr. Kirk Schulz, a vice president at Mississippi State University. Dr. Schulz and his wife, Noel, then spent the evening at the Kansas State men's home basketball game against Texas Tech.

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Mongold Scores Gold at the YMCA

Updated: 02/12/2009 - Terry Mongold eats breakfast three hours before the sun rises. He might even be eating barbeque when he starts his 3:30 a.m. shift at the Kuehne branch of the YMCA.

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Spellers Put it All on the Line (or Letter)

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Try spelling llama under a bright spotlight in front of all your friends. That spells pressure at the Seaman School District Spelling Bee. Sixth grader David Haskell became a spelling bee champ today in the auditorium of Seaman High School after spelling perfectly in the fourth round.

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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Blowing Up Mailbox

Updated: 02/10/2009 - A suburban Kansas City man accused of blowing up a U.S. mailbox and a stolen fiberglass Jayhawk pleads guilty to using explosives to destroy government property.

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Topeka Hazmat Called to Vacant House

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Hazmat crews had to be called to a vacant house in Topeka Tuesday night after maintenance workers found what appeared to be methamphetamine paraphernailia.

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Napolitano Talks NBAF in Manhattan

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The new Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, talked about the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility in Manhattan, KS on Tuesday. She assured residents the site would be safe when built.

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Emergency Responder Learn to Work Together

Updated: 02/10/2009 - From tornadoes, floods, and wildfires to acts of terrorism, the courses help all levels of government learn how to act together to protect the lives and property of Kansans.

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Community Remembers 'Jovial Young Man'

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Adam Bloom, 17, a junior at Jackson Heights High School, was laid to rest in Wetmore, Kan. on Tuesday afternoon. Bloom died in a car accident Saturday, Feb. 7.

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New State Health Director to Join KDHE

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is pleased to announce that Jason Eberhart-Phillips, MD, MPH, has accepted the position of Health Director and Kansas State Health Officer.

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