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National Guard Museum Offers a New Kind of Boot Camp

Updated: 01/31/2009 - The Kansas National Guard Museum hosted a symposium on current threats at home and abroad Saturday. About 60 local residents attended the free presentation from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and enjoyed chili, cinnamon rolls and conversation after the talks.

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Moran, Tiahrt Set For Senate Square-Off

Updated: 01/31/2009 - Kansas Congressmen Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt are set to duke it our for the 2010 republican senate nominiation. Senator Sam Brownback will not be running for re-election.

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Former Day Care Provider Appealing Conviction

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Michelle Bolze-Sann was sentenced to 32 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter and aggravated child endangerment related to the death of a child in her care. She's appealing the conviction.

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Police Investigating East Topeka Shooting

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Topeka Police are investigating a shooting that happened in the 700 block of SE Locust Friday night. One person suffered what police describe as potentially life-threatening injuries.

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Crews Battle House Fire on Branner

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Topeka fire crews were called to 725 Branner just after 7:30pm Friday. They arrived to find flames coming from the structure.

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Topeka Kicks Off "Big Read" Sunday

Updated: 01/30/2009 - The Topeka and Shawnee County library kicks off "The Big Read" Sunday, Feb. 1. The book of choice this year is Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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Thieves Use Vehicle Burglaries to Access Homes

Updated: 01/31/2009 - Leaving a garage door opener in your vehicle can be a free pass for burglars to break in and steal it, look up your address on your registration or insurance, and go to your house to rob you.

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Duane Fager Named SMEI Topeka 2008 Executive of the Year

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Sales and Marketing Executives of Topeka will present its 2008 Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year award to Duane Fager, President and Chief Executive Officer, CoreFirst Bank and Trust.

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Kansas Tax Collections Short Again in January

Updated: 01/30/2009 - The Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state took in $513 million during the month. Officials had expected tax collections of $534 million. The difference is about 4 percent.

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Shawnee Co. DA Discovers Nearly 4000 Backlogged Cases

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Shawnee Co. DA Chad Taylor says a review of pending cases back to the year 2000 shows 3,955 with no decision made on whether to prosecute or decline charges.Taylor says 1,724 of those have had the five-year statute of limitations run out.

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Kansas Senate Approves overdue Fuel Tax Payments

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Payments of $6.6 million in overdue state fuel tax revenue sent to the wrong counties is included in a budget-balancing bill sent to the House. Money for 19 counties is included.

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Gambling back in play in Kansas Legislature

Updated: 01/30/2009 - House Federal and State Affairs Committee Chairman Melvin Neufeld said Friday that his committee is drafting a bill to reduce the minimum investment required to operate a state-owned casino in the southeast Kansas gambling zone of Crawford and Cherokee counties.

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Project Topeka Kicks Off Annual Food Drive

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Project Topeka kicked off its annual community food drive. The goal is to collect 199 tons of nonperishable food items through the month of February.

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Dozens of Seized Dogs Smelled like a Sewer'

Updated: 01/30/2009 - The Lawrence and Topeka humane shelters are housing dogs seized by the Kansas Animal Health Department from a Douglas County breeder earlier this week. The Lawrence shelter also received 50 more dogs seized from southeast Kansas.

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No Serious Injury in Wichita Emergency Landing

Updated: 01/30/2009 - A twin-engine Cessna developed engine trouble shortly after taking off from Jabara airport Friday morning. The pilot belly-landed in a field northeast of Wichita. Two of the three people on board suffered minor injuries.

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Union Leaders to Urge Rejection of Boeing Offer

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Negotiators for the union representing 700 engineers at Boeing's military aircraft plant in Wichita are urging workers to reject the company's so-called final offer.

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No Serious Injury In Emergency Landing

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Authorities say a small plane makes an emergency landing in a field near Wichita but no serious injuries are reported.

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Former Shawnee Heights Teacher Gets License Revoked

Updated: 01/29/2009 - The teaching license of a former Shawnee Heights teacher and coach has been revoked. An attorney for the State Department of Education said an SRS investigation in 2008 provided clear and convincing evidence Samuel Muff sexually abused a minor.

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Kansas Turns 148 Thursday

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Thousands of students joined Governor Sebelius Thursday to mark Kansas day. They sang "Happy Birthday" to mark the occasion.

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