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Judge Considers Threat in Kansas Immigrant Case

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A federal magistrate judge is considering whether to proceed with the case of a Mexican national living in Kansas who is accused of making threats against a federal prosecutor in Arizona.

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Former Kansas School Board Member Acquitted

Updated: 04/08/2009 - The Salina Journal is reporting that Saline County jurors found Gary Olson of Gypsum not guilty Wednesday of making a criminal threat against Saline County Planning and Zoning Director Vicki Koepsel.

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Pasture Fire Burns 2 in South Central Kansas

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Winfield Fire Chief Curtis Wilson says two ranchers were attempting to burn some pastureland Wednesday when the flames got out of control. One suffered critical injuries.

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Topeka Officials Seek Input on 2010 Budget

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A handful of people turned out at Crestview Community Center Wednesday night to give Topeka city officials input on crafting the 2010 budget. It's the first of four public meetings the city has planned to hear from residents.

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Stream Advisory for Missouri River

Updated: 04/08/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a stream advisory for people living in Atchison County or downstream warning them to avoid the Missouri river.

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Stream Advisory: Atchison County

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A stream advisory is warning people in Atchison County and downstream to avoid the Missouri River and to keep their pets and livestock away as well.

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Emporia Smoking Ban "Too Close to Call"

Updated: 04/08/2009 - The vote on a smoking ordinance in Emporia is too close to call. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, 2,333 votes were cast Tuesday in favor of the ordinance banning smoking in public places. Another 2,318 residents voted against it.

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State Library Helping Kansans Through Tough Times

Updated: 04/10/2009 - The State Library staff wants to help Kansans weather these rough economic times. They've put together a web site filled with online tools to help you save money find help and "thrive in tough times."

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New Kan. Law Focuses on Rape Cases

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Governor Sebelius signed new legislation Wednesday which she says will protect victims and strengthen penalties against offenders involved with rape.

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New Kansas Law Takes Aim at Open Meetings Act

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A new law tries to keep government officials from flouting changes made last year to state's Open Meetings Act. Governor Sebelius signed it Tuesday.

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A "Mud Bog" for Phoenix

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Phoenix Entrikin celebrates his 1st birthday later this month. But the big party is the "mud bog" truck racers will participate in this Saturday. Learn more in Ralph's interview with Phoenix's dad, and a family friend.

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New Revenue Figures Make Kansas Budget Shakier

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A report Tuesday from the Kansas Legislative Research Department said the state took in about $374 million, or 12 percent less than anticipated. That means lawmakers may have to adjust their just-approved 2010 budget bill.

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New Kansas Law Aims to Attract Green Energy Firms

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A law taking effect April 16th allows Kansas to issue up to $5 million in bonds to help firms who manufacture solar and wind energy equipment. Eligible companies would invest $30 million in the state and hire at least 200 workers within 5 years.

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Topeka Tourism Expo

Updated: 04/08/2009 - The Topeka Tourism Exposition was held today at the Great Overland Station. The annual event is designed to show people what the city has to offer right in their own backyard.

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Educators Honored By Topeka North Rotary Club

Updated: 04/08/2009 - The Topeka North Rotary Club held its annual educator appreciation and scholarship luncheon Tuesday. Two students were awarded scholarships and Terri Current of Heritage Christian School was named the group's Educator of the Year.

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Pickens Promotes Energy Plan in Kansas

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens holds a town hall meeting in Lawrence at the Dole Institute of Politics about the "Pickens Plan." Sen. Sam Brownback and Bob Dole introduced Pickens and say they agree with the need for an energy plan.

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Topeka Votes for Better Roads

Posted: 04/08/2009 - Voters in Topeka have approved a ten-year sales tax hike which will be dedicated to rebuilding the city's battered streets.

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TPD Investigates Shooting of Teen

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Topeka Police say a male in his teens was shot in the leg Tuesday night near 10th and Lawrence. Police are investigating what led to the shooting.

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North Kansas Ave. Wreck Seriously Injures Motorcyclist

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Topeka Police say a car cross the center line in the 1500 block of N. Kansas Ave. just before 6:30pm Tuesday, colliding with an oncoming motorcycle. The motorcycle rider was seriously injured. That stretch remained closed as of 9pm Tuesday.

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