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Volunteers Spread the Word About Disaster Training

Updated: 03/07/2009 - Everyone knows that red means stop and green means go, but what about during a disaster? Just ask CERT volunteers. Trained locals in Tecumseh distributed "Ready Neighborhood" packets today to educate citizens about emergency reactions during a disaster, with red "HELP" and green "OK" signs.

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Woman in Critical Condition After Falling Asleep at Wheel

Updated: 03/07/2009 - The Kansas Highway Patrol says 23 year old Maria Depont of Annapolis, Maryland, was heading eastbound on I-70 just west of Ranch Road when she fell asleep causing her 2001 jeep to enter the median and roll.

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Severe Weather Moves Through Kansas

Updated: 03/07/2009 - Severe weather threats are moving across Kansas Saturday evening. The Skywatch 13 Weather team is tracking severe storms Saturday evening moving into the Northeast Kansas area from the southwest.

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W. Kansas Fields Need Moisture

Updated: 03/07/2009 - If drought conditions persist, wheat yields could be severely affected, agriculture officials say.

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Enrollment Up in Some Kansas Colleges

Updated: 03/07/2009 - Some central Kansas colleges are reporting strong spring enrollment numbers and continued high retention rates.

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Sebelius, Legislative Leaders Travel to DC

Updated: 03/07/2009 - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and legislative leaders are heading to Washington next week seeking federal funding for two research projects.

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Body Found in Franklin County Identified

Updated: 03/07/2009 - Authorities have now identified the body that was found west of Richmond on Wednesday night. The Frankin County Sheriff's office it is 39-year-old Lena Roye Mathenthin.

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KU Students Volunteer at KNI

Updated: 03/07/2009 - "Alternative Break" students from KU spent their gameday volunteering instead of watching the big game.

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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Airport Burglaries

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Michael S. Wagner has pleaded guilty to four counts of interstate transportation of stolen property, two counts of wire fraud and two counts of mail fraud. Prosecutors say he stole items, including laptops, from small airports in Kansas, Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma.

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Man Injured in South Topeka Shooting

Posted: 03/06/2009 - Police responded Friday night to a shooting at 3810 S Topeka Blvd in Topeka. A member of a band preparing to perform suffered non-life threatening injuries. Check out the instant video from [wibwlive] in this story.

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Thonrburgh Speaks at Highland Park High School Friday

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh was at Highland Park High School Friday for the "Gear Up" program. Thornburgh talked about a number of topics including how to take advantage of opportunity and the importance of voting.

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Deployment Ceremony in Topeka Wednesday

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Friends, family, and community members will gather next week to honor those who serve our country. A special ceremony is being held Wednesday in Topeka for 60 Kansas Army and Air National Guardsmen, as they deploy to Afghanistan for a year-long mission as an Agribusiness Development team.

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Randolph Elementary Students Awarded for Character

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Two students at Randolph Elementary were recognized Friday for the positive roles they play. An assembly was held in the auditorium, where Bradley Criden, a first grader, and Laurell Puett, a fourth grader, were recognized with a Special Character Award.

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Kansas Supreme Court to Gain New Justice

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Kansas Supreme Court is getting a new member. Attorney Dan Biles of Shawnee is to be sworn in this afternoon as the 74th justice of the state's highest court. He replaces Chief Justice Kay McFarland, who retired in January.

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Former Topeka Collegiate Head Files Suit

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A former Topeka Collegiate headmaster has filed suit against the school claiming he was improperly dismissed. The school's development director Mary Loftus told 13 News that David Hudspeth Jr. was hired as headmaster in July 2006 and let go in January.

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Judge Appointed in Lawsuit Against Hecht

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Kansas Supreme Court has appointed a judge to hear Shawnee County's lawsuit against former District Attorney Robert Hecht. Retired Wyandotte County Judge Philip Sieve will handle the case.

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Kansas Congressman Criticizes Sebelius HHS nod

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt said Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has liberal views he can't support in her nomination to be Health and Human Services Secretary.

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Warm Weather Brings Increase in Home Burglaries

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Sgt. Jay Simecka, with the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, says warmer weather has a direct correlation with an increase in property crime. He gives tips to help people avoid becoming a victim, and also to make life a little easier should someone find themselves a victim.

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Kansas Congressman Criticizes Sebelius HHS Nod

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt criticizes President Obama's nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. secretary of health and human services.

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