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Plans for Kan. Casino to be Revised

Posted: 12/06/2008 - Kansas Entertainment put its plans to build and manage a casino complex at Kansas Speedway in Wyandotte County on hold. It withdrew its application but said it would resubmit it with a phased-in plan.

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Secret Santas in 3 States Spread Cheer, $100 Bills

Posted: 12/05/2008 - A Secret Santa from the Kansas City area and another from the St. Louis area have doled out $20,000 in $100 bills, hugs and words of encouragement to unsuspecting souls in need.

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Kansas AG Warns of Sweepstakes Scams

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Attorney General Steve Six warns people are being told they've won a well-known sweepstakes like Reader's Digest or Publishers Clearinghouse. However, they're told to send money to pay clearance or processing fees.

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Topeka STEP Effort Nets Results

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Results of TPD's special enforcement campaign show officers working overtime issued 283 citations from November 24th thru the 30th.

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Man Wanted in Clay Center Shooting Found in Topeka

Updated: 12/06/2008 - Topeka Police say they received a tip just after 6pm Friday that 41-year Tracy Hackney was at an apartment in the 1100 block of Polk. They responded and Hackney surrendered without incident.

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Topeka Guardsman Receives Two Bronze Stars

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Adjutant General Tod Bunting pinned not one, but two Bronze Stars on Major Gregory Edson of Topeka. Edson was wounded by enemy action in December 2007, but continued to fight.

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Hearing Set in Child Sex Offense Case

Updated: 03/12/2009 - A February 12th preliminary hearing is set for Keith Massey in Shawnee Co. District Court. He faces 11 charges, including rape and sodomy to a child under the age of 14.

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Poor Economy Good News for Military Recruiting Numbers

Updated: 12/05/2008 - There are many reasons soldiers choose to stay in the military. However, with the job market as tight as it is right now, Pentagon officials acknowledge that bad news for the economy is usually good news for the military.

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Women Increase Awareness of Heart Disease

Posted: 12/05/2008 - The American Heart Association asks all woman to take charge of their health. The fifth annual Go Red for Woman luncheon was held today at the Ramada.

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Museum Hosts Holiday Fun

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Mulvane Merriment was held at the Mulvane Art Museum on the Washburn University Campus. Exclusive ornaments and works of art could be found at the sale.

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Kansas Revenue Down

Updated: 12/05/2008 - The Legislative Research Department reported collections for the state's revenue were about $14 million less than it expected.

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Supreme Court Upholds Decisions in Two Topeka Murder Cases

Posted: 12/05/2008 - The first involved Carl Baker, convicted of murder and kidnapping in the June 2006 death of homeless advocate David Owen. Baker had appealed his life sentence on the murder charge and 19-years for kidnapping. The court also upheld a life sentence for Gregory Walls. He was convicted in the 1993 murder of Timothy Walls at a central Topeka apartment complex.

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Vacant House Burns To Ground

Posted: 12/05/2008 - A vacant home near 16th and Chandler was fully engulfed when fire crews arrived.

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California Man Sentenced for Swindling Kansans

Updated: 12/05/2008 - A California man who admitted swindling his parents and friends in Kansas is sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison. David Burkholder gets 46 months in prison Friday for falsely claiming he needed money for his business and to pay entertainer Barbra Streisand.

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Three Officers Involved in Off-Duty Shooting Not Facing Charges

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller says the DA's office informed him of the decision regarding the March 18th incident. A fourth officer, Jason Judd, has a preliminary hearing scheduled next week on charges including aggravated battery.

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Tempers Flare During Robinson Sentencing

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Elgin Robinson receives the recommended sentence of life in prison at a hearing that led to a ruckus in a Sedgwick County courtroom.

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Topeka Doctor Indicted in Lyme Disease Case

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Prosecutors said Friday that John Toth and two Californians were indicted in an alleged scheme to sell medical equipment and treatments for a nonexistent epidemic of Lyme disease.

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Stenholm: USDA Remake Needs Food Safety Focus

Posted: 12/05/2008 - A former Texas congressman tells the Kansas Livestock Association that the Agriculture Department needs to be restructured to better oversee food safety.

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Court Orders Kline to Return Abortion Records

Updated: 12/05/2008 - he records are key evidence in a criminal case Kline filed in October 2007 against a clinic operated by Planned Parenthood in Overland Park. His 107 charges allege the clinic falsified documents and performed illegal late-term abortions.

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Plans for Kan. Speedway Casino to Be Revised

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Kansas Entertainment announced Friday it is withdrawing its pending application to build and manage the casino. Its proposed gambling-and-hotel complex would overlook the NASCAR track.

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