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TWHS Band Wins Honors

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The Topeka West Charger Band recently received some honors. They received a Superior Rating and a Band of Distinction Award at the Capital City Marching Festival this weekend. The color guard also received the highest score of all twelve bands in the finals.

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City of Topeka Dedicates New Bus Shelters

Posted: 10/23/2008 - City leaders cut the ribbon Thursday to celebrate completion of a bus shelter project. The new shelters along the 8th Street corrider blend in with surrounding architecture. The project was a 5-year collaborative effort between the city and the Old Town NIA.

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Save Energy By Weatherizing Your House

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Community Action showed area residents how to save energy and lower utility costs this winter by weatherizing your house. Low-income attendees of the event also received a free Winterization kit.

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School's Out Ice Skating Friday at Expocentre

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The Kansas Expocentre is offering a fun activity for kids on their day off from school Friday. They are opening their doors for a two-hour public skate session. It begins at 12:30.

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On Your Side: Pumpkin Tip

Posted: 10/23/2008 - 13 News is on your side with a reminder not to put pumpkin pulp down your garbage disposal when you carve jack-o-lanterns this fall.

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Juveniles Receive Different Sentences for Bird Killings

Posted: 10/23/2008 - 11-year-old Andrew Rodriguez received juvenile justice authority custody for his convictions of animal cruelty and criminal trespass. 11-year-old Hernan Hernandez got two years of juvenile intensive supervision probation for his part in killing the birds.

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"Miracle Mason" Helps March of Dimes

Updated: 10/23/2008 - The Deitcher family's younger son, Mason, was born 11 weeks early. The family is sharing his story as ambassadors for the March of Dimes' upcoming Signature Chefs Gala.

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Services Set for Murdered Topekans

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Funeral services are set for two brothers who were murdered in Oklahoma City earlier this week. 37-year old Corey Brown and 34-year old Shannon Brown were shot and killed early Monday morning.

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HIV Scare Puts Mo. School In Uncertain Territory

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Students at a suburban St. Louis high school headed to the gymnasium for HIV testing this week after an infected person told health officials as many as 50 teenagers might have been exposed to the virus that causes AIDS.

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Topeka West Alumni Give Back to Their School

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Topeka West High School received a donation from alumni Thursday. Principal Mick Lowe accepted the proceeds of $6 thousand dollars from the first ever Frank Walton Golf Classic. The event was held earlier this month.

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Man Accused In Stabbing Death In Court

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The man charged in a Topeka stabbing death last month was in court Thursday. Darwin David Law had his preliminary hearing set for December 3rd. He is charged with voluntary manslaughter for the September stabbing death of 45-year old Jon Chiselom.

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Hearing Delayed for Man Accused of Killing Teen

Posted: 10/23/2008 - A preliminary hearing for the man charged with kidnapping, raping, and murdering a teen is delayed. 24-year-old Deon Ross was to be in court Friday, but his defense attorney asked for more time. A new date for the preliminary hearing is not set yet.

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Advance Voting Up in Kansas

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Election officials in Kansas are seeing a surge of interest in advance voting. Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh says a third of the ballots could be cast before the November 4 election.

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Trial Date Set For Man Accused of Nearly 70 Counts of Rape

Posted: 10/23/2008 - A trial date is now set 39-year-old Ben Hinchsliff. Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson told 13 news that Hinchsliff’s trial was set for January 12th to 16th. He is charged with having sex with a child just 10 years old at the time of the first offense.

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K-State Continues Making Case for Hosting Lab

Posted: 10/23/2008 - K-State continues to make its case to become home to a new biolab. A site near Roberts Hall on the Manhattan Campus is among five finalists for the National Bio-and-Agro Defense Facility.

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Man Arrested in Pottawatmoie Co. on Rape Charges

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office says a 38-year-old reported Tuesday evening she was a victim of rape, battery and unlawful restraint by a male acquaintance. They arrested 27-year-old Roberto Carloos Sasa-Barrientos of Manhattan. He is being held without bond and is awaiting formal charges.

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25,000 to Receive Money from Topeka Municipal Court

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Nearly 25,000 people are due to receive refund checks from Topeka Municipal Court. The checks average $6.53 but the city is spending another $4.80 to process each of those checks. The refunds ranging from one to ten dollars are going to people who overpaid court costs between July 2002 and February 2006.

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School Employees Reminded: Keep Partisan Politics at Home

Updated: 10/23/2008 - As the election nears, school employees are reminded to keep partisan politics at home. Many local schools have policies prohibiting teachers and staff from expressing their political views on school time. Just this week, a Shaner Elementary paraprofessional was asked to change when she wore an Obama shirt to school.

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Trial Date Set for Topeka Man Charged in Fatal Shooting

Posted: 10/23/2008 - A trial date is set for the man charged in a fatal shooting at a Topeka bar. James Qualls, 23, will head to trial November 10. He's charged in the July 16th shooting death of Joseph Beier Jr. at the Whiplash Bar, at 21st and California.

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Final Debate Thursday in Second Congressional Seat Race

Posted: 10/23/2008 - With election day less than two weeks away the race for the 2nd Congressional seat remains a hot one. Incumbent Congresswoman, Democrat Nancy Boyda and her Republican opponent, State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, will have their final debate Thursday night.

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Leavenworth Inmates Attack Officers

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Two officers at the Leavenworth Detention Facility are hospitalized after being assaulted by inmates. The Kansas City Star reports the officers are in stable condition, but the extent of their injuries has not been released.

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Former President George H.W. Bush to Visit KU

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Former President George H.W. Bush will visit the University of Kansas next month to accept the 2008 Dole Leadership Prize. The award is bestowed by the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, located at the university campus.

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8 Wonders of Kansas Art Announced Thursday

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The 8 Wonders of Kansas Art were announced Thursday. The top eight were selected by public vote. More than nine thousand people from across Kansas voted, as well as forty-six states and nine foreign countries.

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Mom Gets 25 Years for "Precious Doe" Murder

Posted: 10/23/2008 - A judge handed down a 25-year prison sentence for the mother of a 3-year-old girl who was beheaded and for years was known only as ``Precious Doe.''

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