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Shawnee Co. Compromises on Golf Course Fees

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Commissioners decided Monday that annual permit holders for two Shawnee County-owned golf courses will pay more on holidays. Their original proposal called for permit holders to also pay extra when a golf tournament or special event was being held.

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TPD Seeks Suspect in Grocery Store Holdup

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Topeka police say a suspect entered the Dillons store at Topeka's Fairlawn Plaza, around 10:45 pm Saturday. They say he pointed a gun at two employees and got away with some cash. No one was hurt.

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Rollover Accident Injures Man

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Authorities say 24-year old Jackie Dowding went off the road in the 3700 block of Rochester Rd. Sunday night. He hit a mailbox, overcorrected, and swerved back across the road, where his Ford F-250 truck overturned and he was ejected.

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Census Office Opens in Topeka

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Officials cut the ribbon on the Topeka Census Office Monday morning. Organizers say the office will bring jobs to help the Topeka economy.

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Fort Riley Soldier Killed in Iraq

Updated: 01/05/2009 - 22-year old Private Benjamin Tollefson of Concord, California died Dec. 31 in Balad, Iraq. Fort Riley says he died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire in Ghazaliya.

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Reno DA to Seek "Hard 50'' in Hutch Murder

Updated: 01/05/2009 - The motion allows prosecutors to ask a judge to impose a sentence of 50 years without possibility of parole in the event of a conviction. The standard sentence for first-degree murder is 25 years without parole.

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Search Goes Nation-wide for Missing Kan. Boy

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Sheriff Craig Murphy said investigators have found no trace of Adam Herrman since he disappeared in 1999 from the mobile home park in Towanda where he lived with his adoptive parents.

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Former Lawrence State Rep. Dies

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Rep. Jessie Branson, a Democrat, was known for advocating health and arts concerns. As a legislator in the 1980s, she pushed for the law requiring young children in vehicles to ride in child safety seats.

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Sebelius Still Not Interested in Commerce Job

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Sebelius said a month ago that she was taking herself out of consideration for a position in President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet. She cited the state's budget problems.

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Bill Would Base Turnpike Tolls on Speed

Updated: 01/05/2009 - David Haley has introduced a bill that would allow the Kansas Turnpike Authority to charge tolls based on a driver's speed. Fast drivers traveling on the turnpike would be charged more than a flat rate.

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Few KC-Area Nursing Homes Get Top Marks

Updated: 01/05/2009 - A majority of Kansas City-area nursing homes came in below average in a new federal database rating facilities on health inspections, staffing levels and quality of care.

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Hearing To Be Held In 1977 Murder Case

Updated: 01/05/2009 - A man convicted of a 1977 murder will go before a Sedgwick County judge this month to see if DNA evidence clears him of the crime.

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Lawrence Changes Hedgehog Restriction

Updated: 01/05/2009 - It is now legal to have pet hedgehogs in Lawrence after an 11-year-old boy spent three years lobbying against the ban.

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Lawrence Changes Hedgehog Restriction

Updated: 01/04/2009 - It is now legal to have pet hedgehogs in Lawrence after an 11-year-old boy spent three years lobbying against the ban.

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Manhattan Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect

Updated: 01/04/2009 - A no-smoking ordinance voters approved in November took effect 12:01 am, Sunday. It bans smoking in most public places and some outdoor areas, too.

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Topeka Rescue Mission Gives Second Chances

Updated: 01/04/2009 - 13 News takes you inside the Topeka Rescue Mission, and introduces you to inspirational success stories the shelter has produced. It is heartwarming, inspirational and gives hope to those who think they cannot make it.

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Hearing to be Held in 1977 Murder Case

Updated: 01/04/2009 - A man convicted of a 1977 murder will go before a Sedgwick County judge this month to see if DNA evidence clears him of the crime.

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Downtown Kansas City Set For Grocery Store

Updated: 01/04/2009 - Long on residents' wish lists, a grocery store is opening in Kansas City's downtown. Cosentino's Market Downtown is slated to open Tuesday in the Kansas City Power & Light District.

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