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Safe Streets Kansas Recognize Their Own

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Dr. Jeffrey Colvin of Lawrence, Kan., was presented with the coalition's highest honor, the Dr. Dennis Cooley Award of Excellence, for his work in the field of childhood injury.

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Topekans Reach Out for a Hoppy Holiday for Everyone

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The United Way siad its Christmas Bureau was inundated with phone calls Monday and Tuesday after it extended its deadline to adopt a family to ensure every family would be helped.

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More raises in Shawnee Co.

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Shawnee County Commissioners recently voted themselves a raise, up to $43,000. They are not alone, though, several department heads in the county will also be receiving hikes.

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Slick Roads Lead to Busy Day of Wrecks

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Topeka Police say they handled three injury accidents between 7 am and 2pm Tuesday, along with six fender benders and one hit and run. They also took more than a dozen calls of vehicles causing traffic disruptions, things like spinning off into the ditch.

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"Grand Chief" Faces Fraud Charges

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The leader of a group that claims to be an American Indian tribe could face years in prison for defrauding immigrants by telling them membership conferred U.S. citizenship.

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Group Collects Items to Help Needy

Updated: 12/10/2008 - There were no reindeer or sleighs, but plenty of Santa's helpers showed up in vehicles to give the needy a hand. The group loaded items to give to several local non-profit agencies.

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Fort Riley Halfway Through Construction Boom

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Army officials say they are about halfway through a $1.7 billion construction boom that was started to handle the return of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley.

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Snowy Conditions Move Topeka Roads To Phase III

Updated: 12/09/2008 - The Topeka Police Department is asking victims of non-injury accidents to move vehicles off the road if possible, exchange information, and report the accident within 24 hours.

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No Students Hurt in School bus-Car Wreck

Posted: 12/09/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol says no one aboard a school bus driven by a 78-year-old substitute driver was injured in a collision with a car in Reno County.

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Public Defenders Stop Taking New Cases

Posted: 12/09/2008 - The Sedgwick County public defenders office says it is not taking any new clients. It says its existing caseload is overwhelming at a time the office is underfunded and understaffed.

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Police See Possible Link in Rape Cases

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Lawrence police say the recent rape of a University of Kansas student at her home could be related to five other sexual assaults dating back to 2004.

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Kansas Schools Using New Reading Tool

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Kansas Book Connect lists books that fit the reading level and interests of students by using annual reading scores and other student data. That information will be given to schools within the next few months .

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Hwy. 75 Wreck Injures One

Updated: 12/08/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a vehicle driven by 18-year old Alyssa Kanicki of Topeka sideswiped a minivan on northbound Hwy. 75 driven by 42-year Teresa Vleck of Holton, causing Vleck's vehicle to overturn.

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Date Set for Sumner School Auction

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The auction of the former Sumner School building will be conducted at 6 pm, January 22nd in the first floor conference room of the Holliday Building. It's one of the buildings linked to the historic Brown versus Board of Education desegregation case.

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Bennigans Becomes Boulevard Grill

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Boulevard Grill is open for business at 3251 South Topeka Boulevard. Ron Cleaver, was manager of the Bennigans that used to be at that location, says he's hired back most of the crew he'd worked with at Bennigans.

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Judge Refuses to Intervene in Jail Allegations

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Linda Schneider's lawyers contend she's been subjected to cruel and punitive conditions while in solitary confinement. U.S. District Judge Monti Belot on Monday refused to intervene, saying the defense failed to prove its allegations.

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Brownback Introduces Detainee Bill

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Sen. Sam Brownback announced Monday that he's introduced legislation to stop the transfer of any detainees from Guantanamo to Fort Leavenworth.

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Charges Filed in Clay Center Shooting

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Two charges, including attempted first degree murder, were filed against 41-year-old Tracy Hackney. Hackney was arrested Friday evening in Topeka. He's suspected of shooting a woman in Clay Center Thursday morning.

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Shawnee Co. Commission Approves Salary Hike, Business Break

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Commissioners voted Monday for pay increases for county department heads, as well as commissioners' salaries. Their salary will go up 3.7 percent, to $43,000 a year. An intent to issue industrial bonds for an as-yet-unnamed business was also approved.

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Fort Riley Unit Returns from Iraq

Posted: 12/08/2008 - More than 150 soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division were welcomed home Monday afternoon. The troops spent the past 15 months in Iraq, where they took command of more than seven battalions and about 4000 soldiers.

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