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Junction City Housing Program Receives Boost

Updated: 11/24/2008 - USDA Rural Development presented a $162,000 check to Junction City's Self-Help Housing Program Monday. The money is from USDA's Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance grant program.

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West Lawrence Turnpike Exit Opens Early

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The Kansas Turnpike Authority says the West Lawrence exit opened at 3 pm Monday, ahead of schedule. It had been closed for about five months.

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Fort Riley Kicking Off Holiday Season

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The holiday season gets started this week for soldiers and families at Fort Riley, starting with a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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Kansas Pharmacist Numbers Ailing

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Experts say a tight pharmacist pool in Kansas could shrink even more if plans to expand the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy are scrapped.

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Kansas Highway Patrol Urges Safety

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will begin placing red ribbons on their vehicles this week to encourage motorists to be careful during the holiday season.

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Kansas Birth Rate Up, Death Rate Down in 2007

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released its vital statistics for 2007 on Monday. It showed the birth rate was up nearly 3 percent over the previous year. The death rate dropped by three-tenths of a percent for the same period.

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Group Proposes Lake Near Nebraska-Kansas Line

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Auburn Lake Co. wants to build a 3,000-acre lake near Pawnee City, Neb. to provide recreation and water for communities in Nebraska and Kansas.

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Dover Woman Among GMA Pie Finalists

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Norma Grubb was crowned "Pie Queen'' on Sunday by the judges at ABC's "Good Morning America.'' Her coconut cream pie was chosen among four finalists in the "Best Slice Challenge.''

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Evening of Giving at West Ridge Mall

Updated: 11/25/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - West Ridge Mall hosted the annual Simon Evening of Giving Sunday night. All proceeds from admission were donated to charity.

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Snyder to Return to the Wildcats

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Bill Snyder, whose turnaround of Kansas State has been called "the Miracle in Manhattan," has told school officials he'll return to coach the Wildcats again. The 69-year-old Snyder was introduced at a news conference Monday morning.

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Salvation Army Kettles Stolen in Wichita

Updated: 11/23/2008 - Someone has been stealing Salvation Army kettles in Wichita, and investigators are hoping to get security video and possibly identify suspects.

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Kansas Patrol Chase Policy More Lenient Than Others

Updated: 11/23/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol's chase policy does not distinguish between chases involving traffic violators and those suspected of violent crimes, such as murder or rape.

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Kansas Masonic Foundation Helps Prevent Cancer

Updated: 11/22/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Masonic Foundation is helping prevent cancer by providing free screenings across the state. Saturday, the foundation offered local screenings with the help of staff from the University of Kansas Medical Center. They checked for skin, prostate and breast cancer, along with bone density screenings. This is the 6th year that the Kansas Masonic Foundation has sponsored this event.

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CASA's Homes for the Holidays Tour

Updated: 11/22/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - Court Appointed Special Advocates is holding the 21'st annual Home for the Holiday's Tour. Four homes are open to the public for a small fee. Several businesses and individuals helped decorate the homes with holiday flair. All proceeds benefit CASA, an organization that helps abused and neglected children have a voice in the legal system.

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Florida Man Killed in Central Kansas

Updated: 11/22/2008 - A Florida man died after his tire blew out and his car flipped into the median in central Kansas late Friday night.

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Underwater Search for Missing Teen Suspended

Updated: 11/22/2008 - The underwater search was called off Saturday for Kolten Range, a 15-year-old boy who went missing at Tuttle Creek Lake after he got out of a canoe he was in with two other teens. According to Riley County Police, water searches have ended. Crews will monitor the lake's shorelines for signs of the missing teen.

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People Displaced As Club Closes

Updated: 11/22/2008 - About 15 people, many with mental and financial problems, are being displaced because their apartments offer terrible living conditions.

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Injured Kansas Pole Vaulter Heads Home

Updated: 11/22/2008 - A Hutchinson Community College student injured while pole vaulting heads home after more than a month in the hospital.

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