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Kansas Senate Committee Endorses Budget Cuts

Updated: 04/23/2009 - The Senate Ways and Means Committee endorsed a budget bill Thursday that cuts $125 million from the 2010 budget, including $75 million to schools.

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Sebelius Vetoes Milk Labeling Measure

Updated: 04/24/2009 - Gov. Sebelius vetoed a bill that would have required milk labeled as coming from cows not given a certain hormone to contain an additional statement.

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Kansas Governor Vetoes Bill on Late-Term Abortions

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed a bill Thursday that would have stepped up reporting requirements for doctors who perform late-term abortions and allow patients and their spouses or parents to sue if they later come to believe their procedure was illegal.

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New President Heads Fidelity Bank and Trust

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Fidelity Banks in Topeka welcomed a new president with an open house Thursday. Allan Towle met with customers at the bank's downtown location.

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Students Learn History and Conservation

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Westar Energy held a retirement party Thursday at the Kansas Museum of History for the incandescent light bulb. Elementary school students joined the celebration by flipping a giant light switch to represent the new generation of energy efficient lighting.

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Senate Vote on Sebelius Likely to Slip

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Republican leader Mitch McConnell objected to raising Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' nomination as Health and Human Services Secretary in the full Senate Thursday, citing opposition in the Finance Committee. The move means a vote likely won't come until next week.

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Chiefs trade TE Gonzalez to Atlanta

Updated: 04/23/2009 - The Chiefs have traded all-pro tight end Tony Gonzalez to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2nd round pick in the 2010 draft.

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Top Prospect Henry Ditches Calipari, Picks Kansas

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Oklahoma City high school star Xavier Henry announced Thursday that he would not follow Calipari after he left Memphis, and committed instead to play at Kansas.

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Motorcycle Passenger Dies After Three Vehicle Accident

Updated: 04/23/2009 - The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office confirms Leanna Raine, 45, of Topeka, died at a local hospital after the motorcycle she was a passenger on was involved in an accident Wednesday evening.

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Brockovich Spearheads Lawsuit in Cameron, MO Cancer Cluster

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Environmentalist Erin Brockovich helped file a lawsuit alleging sludge from Prime Tanning Corp. of St. Joseph contained high levels of hexavalent cromium, which led to a rash of brain tumors in the Cameron, MO area.

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Car, Motorcycle Wreck Near Lake Shawnee Injures 2

Updated: 04/23/2009 - A car and motorcycle collided at SE 45th and West Edge Road Wednesday night, with the vehicles crashing into a third vehicle. The driver and passenger on the motorcycle suffered critical injuries.

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USD 501 Honors Distinguished Staffers

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Topeka Public School's recognized some distinguished staff members Wednesday. The honor is their version of "Employees of the Year."

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Wittig Attorneys Need Paperwork to Receive Money

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Former Westar Executive David Wittig's Attorneys need to file the proper paperwork if they want the company to pay them more than a million dollars in legal fees.

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On Your Side: Pavement Work to Close Lane

Updated: 04/23/2009 - You might need to change your route through Central Topeka Thursday. Westbound lanes at the intersection of SW 17th Street and Fillmore will be closed for pavement work.

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Dover Firefighter Sent to Hospital with Heat Exhaustion

Updated: 04/23/2009 - A Dover firefighter was taken to the hospital Wednesday suffering from apparant heat exhaustion. He'd spent several hours battling an out-of-control pasture fire at K-4 and Massasoit Road.

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Text Message Scam Targets Topekans

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Several people report receiving a text message that claims to be from Kaw Valley Bank. The message says your debit card is being deactivated unless you call a certain number which then prompts you to enter your card number.

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Boeing Would Accept Split Tanker Contract

Updated: 04/23/2009 - If the Pentagon choses to split a $35 billion contract for new Air Force refueling jets between Boeing Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp., Boeing won't object.

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Legislators Plan New Budget Plans to Resolve Deficit

Updated: 04/22/2009 - Senate and House committees work on their versions of the spending bill this week. Legislators began going through a 100-page document that lists all the decisions that have been put off until this part of the process.

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Law Suit Filed Over Biodefense Lab

Updated: 04/22/2009 - In January The Department of Homeland Security announced it would build the $450-million dollar facility at K-State. A group of Texas researchers said in a filing Wednesday that D.H.S. violated federal law and arbitrarily chose Manhattan over San Antonio.

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Manhattan's New Mayor Elected

Updated: 04/22/2009 - The Manhattan City Commission made some changes official Tuesday night. Bob Strawn was elected as the new Mayor of Manhattan.

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16 Guardsmen to Deploy for Afghanistan

Updated: 04/22/2009 - Soldiers drawn from the Kansas Joint Forces will be serving a year-long tour of duty in Afghanistan. They will serve as advisors and mentors to corps level staff for the Afghanistan National Army and Afghanistan Police Units.

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Authors Celebrate Earth Day with Bishop Students

Updated: 04/22/2009 - Some special guests helped classes at Bishop Elementary celebrate Earth Day Wednesday. Jancy Morgan and Tom Dunn, authors of "If This Tree Could Talk to Me" spent time with students in the school library.

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Kansas Man Faces 9 Counts in Cattle Scam

Updated: 04/22/2009 - Prosecutors say Dennis Stebbins of Overbrook was charged Wednesday with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering and four counts each of bank fraud and money laundering.

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