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Judge Rules Against City of Topeka in ERP, Helicopter Lawsuit

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Shawnee Co. District Court Judge Larry Hendricks ruled Tuesday that the City of Topeka's contracts for a police helicopter and a human resource software system are null and void. He also said the City Council does not have authority to override a mayoral veto.

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Arrest Warrant Issued for SE Kansas Mayor

Updated: 02/02/2009 - McCune mayor Don Call says his shooting of two dogs that reportedly were bothering residents was justified. The Crawford Co. Sheriff has forwarded results of an investigation to prosecutors.

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Senator Pat Roberts Applauds Kansas Senate

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Senator Pat Roberts is applauding the Kansas Senate for opposing Guantanamo Bay terrorists being moved to Fort Leavenworth. Senators Monday unanimously approved a resolution opposing the move. State reps have a similar measure on their agenda Tuesday.

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Kansas Authorities Identify Man Found in River

Updated: 02/02/2009 - The body of 40-year-old Shawn Burditt was recovered Sunday night in Hutchinson after it was spotted by some hikers. Authorities had searched the area where the discovery was made when Burditt disappeared in November.

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Man Assaulted Monday Night in Topeka

Updated: 02/02/2009 - One man was taken to the hospital Monday after he claims he was jumped by five people. Police say it happened somewhere between 21st and California and 21st and Michigan.

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Vassar Rounds Out Country Stampede Lineup

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Phil Vassar was announced as the final headlining act for this year's event at Tuttle Creek State Park. He'll be the last performer to take the stage on Sunday, June 28th.

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Wreck Kills One, Shuts Down Highway 75

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The Brown Co. Sheriff says Hwy. 75 at the K-20 intersection is shut down indefinitely while they clear a multi-vehicle accident. It happened just after 6:15 pm Monday night. One person was killed.

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Kansas Prison to Close Earlier Than Planned

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Corrections Secretary Roger Werholtz said Monday the Stockton prison will close April 1 rather than June 30, when the current budget year ends. The move is expected to save $339,000.

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Kansas Goveror Criticizes Legislators on Budget

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius issued a statement Monday saying she's disappointed with the leaders of the House's Republican majority. They have not set a date for debate on $323 million in adjustments to the budget for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

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Child Stuck in Home Several Days with Mom's Dead Body

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Riley County Police say the body of Erin Yeager, 32, was found Saturday morning. It appeared she had been dead about four days and her two year old son left alone in the home with her all that time. He was found in critical condition.

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Shawnee Co. Puts Emergency Sirens On Hold

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Shawnee County Emergency Management Director Dave Sterbenz wanted commissioners to waive the standard bidding process and buy the new system from Grain Valley, Mo.-based Blue Valley Public Safety.

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Kansas Fourth in Nation for Black Homicides

Updated: 02/02/2009 - A study finds Kansas is fourth in the nation in the rate of black homicides. The study came from nonprofit Violence Policy Center in Washington D.C., which supports gun-control efforts.

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Trial Starts for Kansan Accused of Killing Student

Updated: 02/02/2009 - A prosecutor tells jurors that the evidence will show that an Arkansas City man's stalking habits and aggressive sexual behavior led to the rape and murder of a Cowley College student two years ago.

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To Small for a Trial?

Updated: 02/02/2009 - A western Kansas judge has asked the Kansas Supreme Court for permission to move a first-degree murder trial from Gove County to Trego County.

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Telemarketing Bill Clears Kan. Senate Panel

Updated: 02/02/2009 - The bill requires solicitors to tell the people they call that they work for a professional fund raising company up front. Then, if the donor asks, how much money actually goes to charity, the solicitor must disclose it.

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