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Arguments Continue in Hecht's Lawsuit against City of Topeka

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Attorneys for the City of Topeka and Shawnee County D.A. Robert Hecht were back in court Tuesday. They were arguing a motion for summary judgment in Hecht's lawsuit over the City Council's approval of software and police helicopter purchases.

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501 Superintendent Talks Budget, Future

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Dr. Kevin Singer spoke with WIBW-TV on a variety of issues, including budget cuts, the state hospital grounds and the relationship between 501 and the city government.

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Report on Economic Impact of Illegal Immigrants Released

Updated: 11/19/2008 - A report from the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit find illegal immigrants increase costs for education and health care, but many illegal immigrants also pay taxes. It also found illegal immigrants negatively impact wages and opportunities for low-skilled workers.

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Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley Hightling '09 Stampede Lineup

Updated: 11/19/2008 - 94.5 FM announced the lineup for the 2009 Country Stampede, June 25th to 28th at Tuttle Creek State Park. .38 Special headlines opening night, while Dierks Bentley appears Friday and Tim McGraw takes the stage Saturday.

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Poverty Seminar Aims to Enlighten Educators

Updated: 11/19/2008 - More than 1200 representatives of area school districts heard a presentation Tuesday on how poverty impacts learning, and what they can do to maximize the learning of all their students.

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Kansas Regents to Consider Housing and Food Hikes

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The Kansas Board of Regents will hear a first reading this week of proposed housing and food service fee increases for next school year at Kansas universities.

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State to Close Corrections Boot Camp for Women

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The Kansas Department of Corrections is terminating its contract with Labette County for operation of the Labette Women's Correctional Conservation Camp at Oswego. The facility provides a sentencing alternative between probation and prison.

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Residents to inspect Calif. homes charred in fire

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Smoky skies cleared and once-whipping winds slowed to a standstill Tuesday, as another wave of those who fled Southern California's ferocious weekend wildfires prepared to sort through the remains of their homes.

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School District to Randomly Drug Test Students

Updated: 11/19/2008 - USD 379 Clay County will consider a recommendation to hire a company that specializes in random drug testing of students. All students participating in extracurricular activities would be required to sign a consent form for the testing.

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Several Persons Of Interest In Shooting

Updated: 11/18/2008 - 18 year-old Caylee Longstaff suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the lower back early Tuesday morning.

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15 Year Old Charged With Murder

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Topeka Capital Journal reports 15-year-old Sylk Je'non, who was taken into custody last month for questioning, has now been charged in the slaying. 3-year-old Trevonte Williams was shot in the head October 17th in the Cathedral Square Apartment building, he died a day later.

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Emergency Personnel Meet For Training

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Emergency workers from a 23 county area met in Topeka for an Incident Command and Management Training exercise.

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Woman Shot in Back

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Authorities need your help finding suspects in an early Tuesday morning shooting. The woman was driving alone when shots were fired at her vehicle.

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Attorney Dismisses Claim About ex-AG's Mistress

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A lawyer for former Attorney General Paul Morrison is dismissing as ``absurd'' a claim that a woman having an extramarital affair with Morrison influenced him to file charges against Dr. George Tiller.

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Sunflower Sues Kansas in Federal Court

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Sunflower Electric Power Corp. has filed a federal lawsuit in its latest bid to get a state permit to build two coal-fired power plants in western Kansas.

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Sebelius Hears From Obama

Updated: 11/18/2008 - When President-elect Barack Obama called the governor of Kansas this weekend, she at first didn't believe it.

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Get to Know More About Your Sheriff's Office

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Shawnee County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy. It gives citizens a chance to learn more about the operations of the sheriff's office.

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Child Molester Gets 9 Life Sentences

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A judge hands a Hutchinson parolee nine life sentences, without the possibility of parole for almost 80 years for molesting four young girls.

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SW Missouri Baby Dies after Fire at Home

Updated: 11/18/2008 - State fire investigator and sheriff's deputies and are continuing their search for the cause of the fire. The sheriff said there may have been a space heater in use in the baby's bedroom that could have been a source of the fire.

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Tiller Investigator Returns to Stand

Dr. George Tiller

Updated: 11/18/2008 - An investigator who helped build a case against Dr. George Tiller resumes testimony in a hearing on defense motions to drop the charges or suppress evidence

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Kansas Abortion Doctor's Attorney Spars with ex-AG

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Former AG Phill Kline was on the stand at a Sedgwick County court hearing Monday. Attorneys for abortion doctor George Tiller are trying to have evidence linked to Kline thrown out or the charges against Tiller dismissed.

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Ballots Set for Boeing Engineers Contract Voting

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Boeing and its engineering union began contract talks Monday. At issue is a contract that expires Dec. 5 and covers mostly work on military projects. The talks affect about 700 Wichita workers.

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