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Farley School Construction Over Budget

Updated: 08/19/2008 - Construction on Farley Elementary School is going over budget. A USD 437 spokesperson says it is mostly due to costs of construction and supplies being higher than originally estimated. He also says the district is making changes to plans to save money.

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Topeka Blvd. Bridge Speed Limit

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Topeka Police want you to watch your speed on the new Topeka Blvd. bridge. The posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour. Signs are posted on both ends of the bridge.

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Butler County Cold Case Heating Up

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Authorities in Butler County were digging in an old oil field northwest of El Dorado Tuesday looking for a body that went missing in 1986. New information has narrowed the search for his body.

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Kan. Judge: Harassment Claims Not Corroborated

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Leavenworth County District Judge Frederick Steward is accused of inappropriate conduct toward an administrative assistant. Steward filed a response Tuesday saying there is no credible evidence.

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Loose Llama Blamed for Pratt Accident

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Pratt County officials say animal tracks at an accident site near Pratt suggest a man arrested on suspicion of DUI, may have hit a loose llama, causing his truck to veer off the road. The animal has not been found.

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GOP Leader Helping Jordan in 3rd District Race

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole was in the Kansas City area to campaign for GOP House candidate Nick Jordan. Cole says the race is a target for increasing Republican control because Jordan could oust Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore.

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Water Line Breaks at Topeka High

Updated: 08/19/2008 - Students at Topeka High School had their day cut short when a water line broke. The line was repaired, but not before administrators decided to send the students home for the day at 9am.

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Kansas Doctor, Nurse Face New Indictment

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Dr. Stephen Schneider and his nurse wife, Linda Schneider, will be in court Wednesday to answer a new indictment that adds two accidental deaths tied to the Schneider Medical Clinic in Haysville.

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Snorkel Plant in Elwood to Lay Off 125

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Snorkel International's parent company said increased construction costs played a part in the decision to layoff 125 workers from its plant in Elwood, Kan.

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Man Charged with Killing Farmer

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Kenneth Wilson, 44, was charged Monday with the murder of Jeffrey Noel, a north-central Kansas farmer. Wilson's first court appearance is Wednesday.

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Recounts Uphold Tight Races

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Don Highman narrowly squeezes out a 17-vote victory to defeat incumbent Rep. Virginia Beamer and win the 118th Kansas House Dist. seat, since he is unopposed in November.

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Fort Riley Advisor Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Twenty-five year-old soldier trained at Fort Riley for four months, was fatally wounded when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Aug. 8th

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Ft. Riley's 'Dagger Brigade' Gets Iraq Orders

Posted: 08/19/2008 - The nearly four thousand soldiers which comprise 2nd Brigade of the 1st Infantry learn Monday night that they will be deployed to Iraq for a year.

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ROTC Cadets Welcomed Back to School

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Highland Park High's Air Force JROTC members welcomed new students and got reacquainted at the annual Welcome Picnic Monday evening.

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KU Television Ad on YouTube

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Get your first look at the 2008-09 KU television ad on the university's new YouTube channel

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Kansas Corn Crop Begins to Mature

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service says the state's corn crop is 10-percent excellent this week and 41-percent good. The weekly snapshot signals fall harvest is getting closer.

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Man Convicted in Wichita Bar Owner's Slaying

Posted: 08/18/2008 - A jury deliberated for five hours Monday before convicting 21-year old Donovan Thompson in the June 2007 shooting death of 42-year old Teresa Hastings at Half-Time Sports Bar. Prosecutors say Hastings was shot after not allowing Thompson and several others into the bar.

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Third Wittig Trial Likely to be Postponed

Posted: 08/18/2008 - U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson says she'll likely have to delay a Sept. 9th trial date for former Westar execs David Wittig and Douglas Lake. She doesn't expect an appeals court ruling on whether to dismiss charges to come in time to proceed as scheduled.

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