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65-year-old Theft "Forgiven"

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The Abilene City Commission received a letter from a man named Bob asking to be forgiven for taking a 35-cent toy in 1943 or 44.

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Speed Traps to Target Highway 24

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Starting next Monday, law enforcement officers will be beefing up their radars to catch speeders, especially between Wamego and Manhattan according to the Manhattan Mercury.

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Chapman Teen Dies in Car Wreck

Posted: 10/08/2008 - 18-year-old Rebecca Ann Corbitt of Chapman was eastbound on old Highway 40 just west of abilene shortly after eight this morning. She was driving a 1995 Dodge pick-up truck.

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Kansas Man Sentenced to Life

Posted: 10/08/2008 - A Kansas man sentenced to life in prison for murdering his 14-year-old sister nearly ten years ago is free again.

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Target Distribution Center Thanks United Way Supports

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Employees at Topeka's Target Distribution Center are seeing a big thank you banner in the lobby of the facility. It's the Target managers thanking the 600 center employees for supporting this year's United Way of Greater Topeka Fundraising campaign.

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Missouri Officials Suspect Fake Voter Registration

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states.

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Local Business Lend Helping Hand to Children in Need

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Local businesses lending a helping hand to special education children makes our Good News Live at Five. Topeka Public Schools held a special luncheon Wednesday to thank the participating businesses for their help in providing special needs children in the district with employment opportunities.

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Kansas Ranked Among Worst Energy Efficient States

Posted: 10/08/2008 - An energy conservation group says Kansas is among the nation's worst states when it comes to saving energy. The 2008 rating by the American Council for an energy-efficient economy ranks Kansas 38th. The group considers building codes, transportation systems, efficiency incentives and other factors.

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Kansas Among 33 States in Landmark Settlement

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Kansas is among 33 states that has reached a landmark settlement. Attorney General Steve Six announced Wednesday that he reached a record $62 million settlement with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly.

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Economic Stimulus Check Deadline Nearing for Shawnee County

Posted: 10/08/2008 - If you need some extra spending cash time is running out. The IRS is reporting that there are 2,520 retirees and disabled veterans in Shawnee County who have not filed for their economic stimulus checks.

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Topeka Police Search For Missing Man

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Topeka police are asking for your help in locating a missing man. 31-year-old Jason Michael McNaughton was last seen at the Motel 6 at 709 SW Fairlawn on September 20 around 12:00 a.m.

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Goodyear Plant Layoffs Next Week

Updated: 10/08/2008 - Union and Goodyear plant officials confirmed Wednesday that radial truck operations will be shut down next week.

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Soldiers Load Guns, Get Back on Training Field

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Fort Riley is conducting live fire exercises to give soldiers practice performing movement to contact, enter and clear a room and treat and evacuate casualties.

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Free Mental Health Screenings Offered

Posted: 10/07/2008 - The Behavioral Health Services Department at Stormont Vail West is providing free mental screenings Friday, October 10th from noon until 5 p.m. at the Valeo Behavioral Health Care Center at 300 SW Oakley.

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Topeka Welcomes SCCA Drivers with Parade

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Topeka celebrated the Festival of Speed by welcoming Sports Car Club of America drivers to town with a parade through downtown Topeka. The Festival of Speed precedes the SCCA runoffs this weekend at Heartland Park. The runoffs begin Friday at 8 a.m. They end Sunday at about 4:30 p.m.

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U.S. Attorney's Citizen's Academy in Topeka Meets

Posted: 10/07/2008 - About twenty people are getting the chance to learn how federal investigators and prosecutors really do their job. The members of the U.S. Attorney's Citizens Academy in Topeka got to hear from field agents and prosecutors about how the federal justice system operates.

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Washburn Rural Streakers Punishment Not Yet Set

Updated: 10/08/2008 - Two juniors who ran onto the field naked at the Washburn Rural - Highland Park football game are entitled to full hearings according to USD 437 administrators. Their punishments would be determined after that hearing. No date has been set on that so far.

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Council Tackles TV, Sumner Issues

Posted: 10/07/2008 - City 4 Television survives, as Jeff Preisner cancelled his proposal to do away with the coverage. Also, the fate of the Sumner School was decided.

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