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State to Close Corrections Boot Camp for Women

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The Kansas Department of Corrections is terminating its contract with Labette County for operation of the Labette Women's Correctional Conservation Camp at Oswego. The facility provides a sentencing alternative between probation and prison.

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Residents to inspect Calif. homes charred in fire

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Smoky skies cleared and once-whipping winds slowed to a standstill Tuesday, as another wave of those who fled Southern California's ferocious weekend wildfires prepared to sort through the remains of their homes.

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School District to Randomly Drug Test Students

Updated: 11/19/2008 - USD 379 Clay County will consider a recommendation to hire a company that specializes in random drug testing of students. All students participating in extracurricular activities would be required to sign a consent form for the testing.

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Several Persons Of Interest In Shooting

Updated: 11/18/2008 - 18 year-old Caylee Longstaff suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the lower back early Tuesday morning.

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15 Year Old Charged With Murder

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Topeka Capital Journal reports 15-year-old Sylk Je'non, who was taken into custody last month for questioning, has now been charged in the slaying. 3-year-old Trevonte Williams was shot in the head October 17th in the Cathedral Square Apartment building, he died a day later.

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Emergency Personnel Meet For Training

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Emergency workers from a 23 county area met in Topeka for an Incident Command and Management Training exercise.

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Woman Shot in Back

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Authorities need your help finding suspects in an early Tuesday morning shooting. The woman was driving alone when shots were fired at her vehicle.

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Attorney Dismisses Claim About ex-AG's Mistress

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A lawyer for former Attorney General Paul Morrison is dismissing as ``absurd'' a claim that a woman having an extramarital affair with Morrison influenced him to file charges against Dr. George Tiller.

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Sunflower Sues Kansas in Federal Court

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Sunflower Electric Power Corp. has filed a federal lawsuit in its latest bid to get a state permit to build two coal-fired power plants in western Kansas.

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Sebelius Hears From Obama

Updated: 11/18/2008 - When President-elect Barack Obama called the governor of Kansas this weekend, she at first didn't believe it.

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Get to Know More About Your Sheriff's Office

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Shawnee County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy. It gives citizens a chance to learn more about the operations of the sheriff's office.

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Child Molester Gets 9 Life Sentences

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A judge hands a Hutchinson parolee nine life sentences, without the possibility of parole for almost 80 years for molesting four young girls.

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SW Missouri Baby Dies after Fire at Home

Updated: 11/18/2008 - State fire investigator and sheriff's deputies and are continuing their search for the cause of the fire. The sheriff said there may have been a space heater in use in the baby's bedroom that could have been a source of the fire.

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Tiller Investigator Returns to Stand

Dr. George Tiller

Updated: 11/18/2008 - An investigator who helped build a case against Dr. George Tiller resumes testimony in a hearing on defense motions to drop the charges or suppress evidence

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Kansas Abortion Doctor's Attorney Spars with ex-AG

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Former AG Phill Kline was on the stand at a Sedgwick County court hearing Monday. Attorneys for abortion doctor George Tiller are trying to have evidence linked to Kline thrown out or the charges against Tiller dismissed.

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Ballots Set for Boeing Engineers Contract Voting

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Boeing and its engineering union began contract talks Monday. At issue is a contract that expires Dec. 5 and covers mostly work on military projects. The talks affect about 700 Wichita workers.

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Washburn Rural Middle School Band Students Perform

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Students at Washburn Rural Middle School are striking up the band. Seventh grade students picked up their instruments to entertain the crowd. They've been practicing in class for several weeks now.

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Emporia Superintendent Gets Honorary Award

Updated: 11/18/2008 - An Emporia man is being recognized for all his hard work over the years. Superintendent Dr. John Heim has been awarded the Superintendent of the Year award.

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Affordable Housing for Topeka Neighborhood

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Topeka Planning Commission approved Pioneer Group, Inc.'s proposal for urban development to put an affordable housing development on the south side of Adam's Street near 21st, across from one it just built and completed in the fall.

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Golden Corral in Topeka Supports the Military

Updated: 11/18/2008 - People across the state are celebrating our military. Golden Corral restaurant showed its appreciation Monday night by offering a free meal at the 1601 SW Wanamaker location.

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