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Kan. Judiciary Wants to Raise Docket Fees

Updated: 02/05/2009 - The Senate Judiciary Committee is urged to let the Kansas Supreme Court temporarily increase docket fees to offset anticipated budget cuts this year.

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Law Enforcement Bust 103 Unsafe Drivers

Updated: 02/05/2009 - A patrol of K-18 between Fort Riley and Manhattan resulted in law enfocement issuing 103 warnings and citations for unsafe driving. The extra patrol was conducted because the Riley County Police Department received a large number of complaints about traffic there.

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New Post Exchange to Have Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the new Army Air Force Exchange Service Post Exchange at Fort Riley will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at the new location on Trooper Drive at Camp Forsyth.

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Girl, 14, in Juvenile Custody After Police Chase

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A 14-year-old girl leads Wichita police on a short chase early this morning. Police said the girl refused to stop her vehicle when an officer tried to pull her over shortly before 2 a.m. today. During the chase, investigators say she hit another car, a trailer and a fence.

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Car Crashes into Girl's Room

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Changing bedrooms may have saved a Hutchinson girl's life after a car crashed through her family's apartment.

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Mother Testifies about Day Daughter Disappeared

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Cindy Sanderholm testified Wednesday in the capital murder trial of Justin Thurber. He's accused of kidnapping, raping and killing her 19-year-old daughter Jodi in 2007.

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Small Kansas Communities Get Improvement Grants

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The state Commerce Department awarded a total of a half-million dollars to seven communities Wednesday. The money is from a program to fund community improvements with cities whose population is less than 5000.

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Judge to Hear Arguments in Lawsuit by Kansas Utility

Updated: 02/04/2009 - U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren is giving each side 30 minutes Thursday in a hearing on the state's request to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Sunflower Electric Power Corp. over denial of permits for two coal-fired power plants.

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Kansas House Panel to Discuss Coal Bill Next Week

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The House Energy and Utilities Committee had a hearing Wednesday on a bill limiting the power of the secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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Justice Deptartment Sues Westar over Alleged Plant Pollution

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The federal government says Westar made major modifications to the Jeffrey Energy Center in St. Marys over the past decade but didn't update the plant's pollution control equipment. It's filed a lawsuit against the company.

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WU Hosts Blood Drive

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A shortage in the blood supply prompted a couple of groups from Washburn University to host blood drives.

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Safety Lessons for Teen Drivers

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The leading cause of death for teens is motor vehicle crashes. There are ways parents can reduce their teens chances significantly.

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Twitterers Get Together at Topeka TweetUp

Updated: 02/18/2009 - Members of the social networking site Twitter get together in something called a TweetUp, where they meet and socialize. Topeka held its second TweetUp Wednesday night at SouthWind Gallery.

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Kansas Senate Passes Bill on Ed Board Races

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The Kansas Senate passed a bill 40-0 Tuesday, doubling the limit on campaign contributions for State Board of Education candidates to $1,000.

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Emergency Response Training Session Planned

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Representatives from several state agencies will be participating in training next week to better coordinate their responses during a disaster.

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