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Child Sex Offenses Garner 17+ Years

Updated: 05/01/2009 - A Shawnee County judge sentenced 20-year-old Keith Massey Friday for convictions of rape, criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

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Kansas House Rejects Budget-Balancing Bill

Updated: 05/01/2009 - The Kansas House voted Friday night was 62-53 against giving a budget-cutting bill first-round approval, despite removing a provision cutting state worker pay by 5-percent.

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Regents Warn of Budget-Cutting Consequences

Updated: 05/01/2009 - The Kansas Board of Regents says further cuts to higher education funding could mean increases in tuition at their schools and hikes in local property taxes to support community colleges.

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Groups Rally for Coal Plants as Jobs Issue

Updated: 05/01/2009 - More than 200 people attended a rally aimed to convince lawmakers to override a veto by former governor Kathleen Sebelius of a measure allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas. They say the plant would bring needed jobs.

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VP, President Administer Ceremonial Oath for Sebelius

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden administered a ceremonial oath Friday for Sebelius as Health and Human Services Secretary. President Obama attended. Sebelius officially took her oath Tuesday, hours after her Senate confirmation to the HHS job.

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Reser's Bomb Threat

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Authorities responded to a bomb threat at Reser's Fine Foods Plant. They tell us they found nothing suspicious.

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Sedgwick County Requests Sandbags

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Flooding continues to be a concern in parts of southern and eastern Kansas after heavy rains caused some rivers and creeks to swell.

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Stamp Prices Set to Rise Soon

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Stamp prices will soon go up, but there's still time to get Forever Stamps, which will be effective even after the hike.

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Open Meetings Petition Filed Against Kaw Valley

Updated: 05/01/2009 - The Topeka Capital-Journal files the motion after receiving complaints that the board discussed closing schools in Delia and Emmett behind closed doors.

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Kansas Theme Park Founder Jailed in Kansas

Updated: 05/01/2009 - The status of some 300 decisions by the leading federal agency that referees labor-management disputes fell under a legal cloud Friday with conflicting federal appeals court rulings issued virtually simultaneously.

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Project Topeka Announces Food Total

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Project Topeka officials announced the results of the 2009 food drive. Organizers say they are still taking donations.

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