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Trucker YRC Extends Pay Cut Decision Deadline

Updated: 12/29/2008 - The deadline for a vote to lock in an immediate 10 percent pay cut and other contract modifications for union workers at YRC Worldwide has been extended by one week.

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TPD Recovers "Hot Wheels," New Set Featured

Updated: 12/29/2008 - Topeka Police recovered the stolen featured in their "Hot Wheels" alert Dec. 22. So far, 42 of the 63 vehicles featured in the program have been located.

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Brother's Quick Thinking Helps Boy Survive Fall Through Ice

Updated: 12/29/2008 - "911 What's your emergency?" A dispatcher asks. "My brother is drowning.." the voice of seven year old Jayson Akins-Bomhoff is worried but steady as he watches his brother struggle to stay above the ice Sunday night at Central Park pond.

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Give Back & Get Fit with YMCA Blood drive

Updated: 12/29/2008 - A blood drive Tuesday offers donors a chance to get a workout after giving the gift of life. The Community Blood center will host a blood drive at the SW YMCA, 3635 SW Chelsea Dr., from 9;30 a.m. til 2:00 p.m.

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Outgoing Kan. Treasuer's Last Day is Friday

Updated: 12/29/2008 - State treasurer Lynn Jenkins will give up her position at the end of the week, so she can move on to her new role in Congress. Kansas minority leader Dennis McKinney will replace her next week.

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Two Liter Bottle Causes Elementary School Scare

Updated: 12/29/2008 - Sergeant Semeca tells 13 news that a janitor at the school noticed a classroom window was broken around 10:30 Tuesday morning and called police. Once authorities arrived on scene, they saw that someone had thrown a piece of metal through the window, then tried to lodge a plastic bottle through it. A piece of wire mesh prevented the bottle from going through.

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Kids Compete in Art Contest

Updated: 12/29/2008 - Members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Kickapoo Reservation have joined a competition to find talented young artists.

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Lawsuit on Religion in Military Expanded

Updated: 12/29/2008 - A group and a Fort Riley soldier expand a federal lawsuit against Defense Secretary Robert Gates over allegations of religious discrimination in the military

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Coal Debate Set to Fire Again

Updated: 12/29/2008 - A utility plans to push again next year for legislative approval of two proposed coal-fired power plants in western Kansas.

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Hutchinson Meeting Seeks Input for Obama

Updated: 12/29/2008 - A community meeting in Hutchinson is one many taking place across the nation at the request of President-elect Barack Obama.

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Enrollment Window for Medicare Part D Closing Fast

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Updated: 12/29/2008 - Medicare recipients only have a few more days to make changes in their Medicare or precription drug coverage. The enrollment window closes at the end of the year.

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Man lights 50 Sparklers at Once, Loses Fingers

Updated: 12/29/2008 - Authorities say the 44-year-old man had tied together about 50 sparklers at around noon Sunday, and lit a homemade fuse. The bundle exploded, ripping his fingers and leaving burns on his arm.

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Police Arrest One for Pizza Hut Robbery

Updated: 12/29/2008 - Topeka Police have arrested one man in connection with a robbery at local Pizza Hut, 500 SW 10th. Casey Blackwell, 24, was booked for aggravated robbery.

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Downtown Pizza Hut Robbed

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Police have a suspect in custody on suspicion of robbing a downtown Topeka Pizza Hut.

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Boy Rescued After Falling Through Ice

Updated: 12/28/2008 - A 10 year old boy fell through the ice in Central Park Pond in Topeka Sunday evening. Crews were able to pull him out. He was conscious and taken to the hospital for exposure to the cold and some minor cuts.

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KU Fans Ready For Bowl-Ing Season

Updated: 12/28/2008 - KU fans are ready to watch the Kansas Jayhawks take on the Minnesota Gophers in the Insight Bowl. We went to Lawrence for their reaction...even Bill Self gets in on the act!

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