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Wind Energy Gains Power in the State

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Spring is a long time coming, but green may be the new color of the season. Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Lieutenant Governor Mark Parkinson announced a new environmental policy for the state on Friday that is already changing things up.

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Kan. Lawmaker Seeks Audit for Case of Missing Boy

Updated: 01/11/2009 - A state senator wants to know if the Kansas social services department had any contact with an 11-year-old boy who went missing a decade ago but whose disappearance wasn't reported until this month.

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Dog Trapped In Snare For Two Weeks

Updated: 01/11/2009 - A Melvern dog was missing for two weeks until it was found in a trap, which had dug into her ribs. She is recovering, but it stands as a horrific reminder for trappers to always check their traps once a day.

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Shots Fired Outside KC Basketball Game

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Shots fired after basketball game near Kansas City following a game between on-court rivals. No injuries were reported.

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Former Attorney General Takes Teaching Job

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Former A.G. Phill Kline will be a visiting law professor at Liberty University in Virginia. His first day is Monday, which is also the last day in his current position as Johnson County District Attorney.

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Hundreds Sign Up to Drop Extra Weight

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Registration is open for the Get Fit Topeka! Challenge at the downtown YWCA. The seven-week program offers weekly weigh-ins and prizes for the biggest losers.

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House Fire Started by Electrical Circuits

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Topeka Fire officials say a fire at 539 NE Wilson Ave. Friday night was caused by the malfunction of electrical branch circuits on the second floor of the residence.

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Gay Rights Advocates March in Wichita

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Expressing anger and disappointment, thousands of gay-rights advocates marched across the nation Saturday in largely peaceful protests against Valifornia's passage of an initiative banning same-sex marriage.

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Wichita Man Sentenced in Shooting

Updated: 01/10/2009 - A Wichita man is sentenced to 11 years in prison for conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

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Former Teacher Sentenced in Touching Case

Updated: 01/10/2009 - A former fifth-grade teacher in northeast Kansas is sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of probation for inappropriately touching three students.

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Searchers Comb Woodlands For Missing Kansas Boy

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Investigators are using search dogs Saturday to scour a wooded area along the banks of the Whitewater River for a Kansas boy whose disappearance went unreported for a decade.

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Are You Conversion Ready?

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Much has been made about the digital conversion. Now, President-Elect Barack Obama is weighing in as the government is struggling to keep pace with the demand for coupons. WIBW viewers...are you conversion ready?

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Wabaunsee County Health Fair Saturday

Updated: 01/09/2009 - You can start the new year by getting your health in check. Wabaunsee County is holding a health fair at Alma Community Center Saturday.

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Both Kansas Budget Panels Hope for Fast Start

Updated: 01/09/2009 - The House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees plan to meet at least three days, starting Tuesday, to draft legislation to revise the current budget. Both are hoping to have their measures finished by the end of the week.

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Applications in for Historic Topeka School Building

Updated: 01/09/2009 - We now know which two groups have submitted applications to participate in the auction of Topeka's historic Sumner School building. Pre-bid applications were due Thursday.

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New Day Care Opens in Fort Riley

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Fort Riley soldiers and their families also cut the ribbon Friday on a new child care center. It will help meet the demands of child care in the army and enhance the quality of life for soldiers and their families.

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Topeka Woman Sentenced Friday in Day Care Death

Updated: 01/09/2009 - A Topeka day care provider was sentenced Friday for a 6-month-old boy's death. Michelle Bolze-Sann, 35, will spend 32 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter and an additional six months on aggravated endangerment of a child.

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New 2010 Buick Model Will be Built in Kansas

Updated: 01/09/2009 - General Motors says that its Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, will build the 2010 model Buick LaCrosse. The assembly plant's more than 2,500 workers are now manufacturing the Chevy Malibu and Saturn Aura.

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