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Stolen Truck Pulled from Wakarusa River

Posted: 11/06/2008 - A passerby spotted the top of a red, F-150 truck in the Wakarusa River on 101st Street, about one-quarter mile south of Burlingame Road. Authorities saw, after pulling it out of the water, that the license plate had been removed.

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KS Speaker Candidates Focus on Budget

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The two legislators who want to be House speaker next year agree on at least one thing, dealing with the projected state budget deficit will be the top priority.

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Sebelius Seeks Ag Disaster Declaration

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is seeking an agricultural disaster designation for Sherman County, saying the severe weather hampered corn, sorghum, wheat, sunflower and pasture grass production.

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Miracle on Kansas Ave. Picked & Plucked

Updated: 11/06/2008 - The Miracle on Kansas Ave. committee along with the Westar Energy Women's Association has picked this year's Community Christmas Tree.They found the tree at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Friedrich Maisberger at 500 NE Lake.

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Record Setting Kansas Turnout.. Barely

Updated: 11/06/2008 - The secretary of state's office reports that 1,218,935 Kansans cast ballots in Tuesday's election. That's 5,827 votes more than the previous record, set in 2004.

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Three Local Inns Offer Free Rooms on Holidays

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The Tharaldson Lodging Company, which operates Topeka Residence Inn by Marriott, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, and the Topeka Comfort Inn by Choice, offers free rooms on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve for those visiting loved ones in area hospitals.

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Missing Vietnam Marine Identified as Kansas Man

Updated: 11/06/2008 - The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Wednesday that the remains of four U.S. servicemen, missing from the Vietnam War -including a Lenexa, Kan. man - have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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Horses Wrangled in Civil Dispute

Updated: 11/06/2008 - Mount Bethel Farms is home for several boarded horses until a civil dispute went sour and the horses were taken.

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Veterans Learn About Job Opportunities

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Military Veterans get a look at career opportunities available for them at a career fair in Topeka Wednesday. The Kansas Department of Commerce hosted the fair at the VA Medical Center Recreation Hall building.

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Topeka Gas Station Robbed at Gunpoint

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Topeka Police are searching for the person who held up a convenience store at 2525 SW 29th St. Wednesday night. Police describe the suspect as a black man with a large build. He was wearing a gray hoodie with "South Pole" on it.

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Longtime Washburn, Community Volunteer Earns Award

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Bill Sneed was named Community Volunteer of the Year by the Junior League of Topeka. Sneed volunteers time for organizations including Washburn University athletics, the Boy Scouts and TPAC.

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Norton Bonaparte Interviews For Wichita City Manager Job

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Topeka City Manager Norton Bonaparte, Jr. today interviewed for the position of Wichita City Manager. Bonaparte is one of five finalists for the position. The Wichita City Council and Citizens Committee are in the process of interviewing each of them.

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Governor Orders Deeper Cuts; GOP Leader Questions Need for More

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius increased the amount state agencies should cut their current budges, from 2 percent to 3 percent. But Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt says more may be needed with the state facing a $137 million shortfall by June.

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No Word on Replacement for Jenkins

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Lynn Jenkins victory over Nancy Boyda in the state's 2nd Congressional District race means Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will name Jenkins' replacement as State Treasurer.

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Local Principal Honored for Her Health Program

Posted: 11/05/2008 - A local principal is honored for taking a bite out of obesity. Janine Kempker was presented Wednesday with the Hometown Health Hero Award at the Clarke Education Center in Topeka.

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Community Blood Drive for Two Topekans

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Community Blood Center is asking for your support in helping two Topekans who were critically injured in a motorcycle accident last month.

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Cessna to Cut Jobs Amid Financial Crisis

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Cessna chairman and CEO Jack Pelton warns employees by e-mail that the planemaker plans to reduce its work force levels amid the global financial crisis.

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Boeing 787 Jetliner Delayed

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Boeing says an eight week strike will delay the first flight of its 787 jetliner until next year. The jetmaker had scheduled the inaugural flight of the next-generation passenger jet for the end of this year.

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Topeka Police Investigate Car Jacking

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Topeka police are investigating a Wednesday morning car jacking. Authorities say it happened in the 400 block of Locust just after midnight.

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