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Defensive Driving Course Offered

Updated: 03/19/2009 - The Topeka Police Department will hold the National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course, Saturday, March 28, 2009, at the Law Enforcement Center, 320 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 100.

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Police Say Mass Text About Gang Initiation is Hoax

Updated: 03/19/2009 - A cellular telephone text message began circulating Thursday indicating there would be a gang initiation at Wal-Mart that evening, wherein three women would be shot as part of the initiation. TPD says this is a hoax.

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Morris Communications To Cut Employee Wages

Updated: 03/19/2009 - The Augusta Chronicle reports that Morris Communications, owner of the Topeka Capital-Journal and WIBW AM and FM radio will cut employee wages by 5-10%.

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Sebelius Signs Bill Protecting Kansans’ Health

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) has signed a senate bill allowing the state access to resources that will keep kids safe from lead poisoning, and a house bill that requires vehicles be moved out of the roadway after an accident that is non-injury and non-fatal.

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Good Kids are Recycling

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Seeing all those plastic bottles going into landfills sparked these Indian Hills Elementary 5th graders into action. Here's what they did.

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Home Depot Bringing Distribution Center to Topeka

Updated: 03/18/2009 - The move is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to the capital city over the next few years. Construction on the Home Depot distribution center has already begun in the Central Crossing Commerce Park.

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Woman Killed in Late Night Crash on I-470

Updated: 03/18/2009 - A woman is dead after her car rolls in an interstate median where i-470 meets 21st Street. Topeka police say they got the call after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday. They believe the woman's car went into the median, she tried to get back on the roadway, fishtailed, and rolled her car.

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State & County Officials Push for Stronger Seat Belt Law

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Transportation Secretary Deb Miller says Kansas is in danger of losing $11 million in federal highway funds. She said Wednesday that legislators must strengthen the state's seat belt law by June 30 to claim the one-time federal grant.

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Minimum Wage Raise Passes Committee

Updated: 03/18/2009 - The Commerce and Labor Committee amended the bill Wednesday and sent it to the full House for debate. The bill would raise the state minimum wage to $7.25 an hour on Jan. 10, 2010.

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Tiller's Jury Selected

Dr. George Tiller

Updated: 03/18/2009 - A jury of six with two alternates was chosen Wednesday in the case of Dr. George Tiller, who is accused of violating the state's late-term abortion law. The alternates will not be designated until the end of trial testimony.

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13's "Hot Jobs" from Kansas Works

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Here's this week's complete listing of "Hot Jobs" as featured on "13 News at 4:00" each week. Some of these applications are due on Monday! Check 'em out!

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KU Leaves for Minneapolis

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Greeted by significantly fewer fans than when they departed on their title quest in 2008, the University of Kansas Basketball team left Forbes Field in Topeka Wednesday, en route to Minneapolis.

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Overnight Rape Reported in Manhattan

Updated: 03/18/2009 - A 36-year old was reportedly the victim of a rape late Tuesday night in Manhattan. Authorities are on the hunt for two suspects, one of which may have been an acquaintance of the victim.

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Kan. parents end appeal of 'English only' policy

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Three Hispanic families are ending their legal battle over a judge's ruling upholding a Catholic school's policy requiring students to speak only English while at school.

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Police: Galena school board member fired shot

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Authorities say a member of the Galena School Board may face several charges after a long-standing feud boiled over and led him to fire a shot at his neighbors' home.

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