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Democrats Respond to First Lady's Visit

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Kansas Democrats angry about First Lady Bush's visit to Topeka. They say that taxpayers are stuck with bill for the 'private party.' Congresswoman Nancy Boyda's campaign said "It's a private event for private gain, so it's simply outrageous for Lynn Jenkins to stick Kansas taxpayers with the bill."

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Community Sets Up Fund for Recovering Teen

Updated: 10/10/2008 - The community of Olsburg, Kan. has come together to set up a bank account to help pay medical bills for Laurel Lauer, 16, the teen trapped in her car for more than 16 hours before she was found.

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Neighborhood Prepares for Bush Visit

Updated: 10/10/2008 - A home in Lakeview Estates & South Point was the destination for first lady Laura Bush Tuesday. Mrs. Bush attended a fundraising event for State Treasurer and Republican congressional candidate Lynn Jenkins, who faces Rep. Nancy Boyda (D-Kan.) in the November election.

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First Lady Laura Bush Visits Topeka

Updated: 09/17/2008 - First Lady Laura Bush arrived in Topeka just after 1:00 Tuesday. She attended a fund-raising event for Lynn Jenkins who is trying to unseat Democrat Nancy Boyda in the 2nd District Congressional race.

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Capital Federal Celebrates 115th Birthday

Posted: 09/16/2008 - A birthday celebration for a local business. Capitol Federal marked its 115th anniversary with festivities at all its branch offices Tuesday. Guests could grab a snack and those under the age of 14 were greeted with a blue bucks gift bag.

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Project ReDirectory Deadline Nearing

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Time is running out to have someone take those old phone books off your hands. Project ReDirectory ends September 21st. You can drop off your old phone books at a number of locations around Topeka, including McDonald's and Dillon's.

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Kansas Lottery Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Posted: 09/16/2008 - If you've played the Super Kansas Cash Game in the past few days, you might want to double check those tickets. The Kansas Lottery has experienced some technical difficulties with the last two drawings.

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Lawsuit Settled With Local University

Posted: 09/16/2008 - The University of Wisconsin-Madison says it has settled a lawsuit accusing a Kansas university of infringing on its ``Motion W'' logo. UW-Madison spokesman Casey Nagy says Washburn University in Topeka has agreed to modify its W logo.

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New Statistics Show Kansas Crime Rates Up

Posted: 09/16/2008 - New FBI figures show a slight decline in violent crime nationwide last year, but Kansas is a different story. The FBI's 2007 report on crime statistics shows violent crimes down by seven-tenths of 1 percent nationwide, while Kansas recorded a 7-percent increase from the previous year.

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Sebelius Campaigns In Iowa Tuesday

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius says recent presidential campaign polling in the upper Midwest shows the region is still in play for both parties. Sebelius campaigned in Iowa Tuesday for Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama.

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Army Official Praises Ike

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Army official praises response to Ike. It is part of an examination on government response to the storm.

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KC Teacher Sentenced

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Former teacher sentenced to 51 months in prison for Internet case in Kansas City, Kan. He pleaded guilty to the crime in February.

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Sebelius Campaigns For Obama

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius says traditionally red upper midwest states may still be in play for Democratic candidate Barack Obama.

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Community Art Center Tribute To Local Art Therapist

Posted: 09/16/2008 - For decades, the capital city has been a great resource for art therapy, all thanks to one local man. Bob Ault is nationally known for pioneering the field of art therapy. He did so largely from his art academy in Topeka.

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Life for Kelsey Smith's Killer

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Edwin Hall, who pleaded guilty to the 2007 kidnapping, rape, and murder of 18 year-old Kelsey Smith, was sentenced to life in prison in a Johnson Co. Courtroom

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Bidder for Wyandotte Casino Drops Out

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Pinnacle Ent. withdrew its application to build the new casino approved for Wyandotte Co., leaving only three applicants from whom the state can choose. Twenty-five million dollar application fee will be refunded.

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Step Up For Children 2008

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Thousands of children in Kansas have no health insurance, live in poverty, and are abused or neglected, it is for that reason that dozens gathered this morning at the statehouse.

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Missouri Soldier Dies in Iraq

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Military officials say a Missouri soldier assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska, has died in Iraq. U.S. Army Alaska says Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Sexton, a military policeman assigned to the 164th Military Police Company, died in Balad.

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Flooding in Emporia Causes Headaches

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Flooding in Emporia has closed Southbound Highway 99 and Highway 57. The Cottonwood River swelled over its banks flooding the Sodens Grove area of Emporia. Officials say the highway will remain closed at least through Monday night.

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Namesake Donates Money to Sports Park

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Louise Hummer donated $50,000 to Hummer Sports Park Monday. The park is named after her and her late-husband Dana Hummer. Dana was once the Topeka Police Chief. Today's donation comes on the fifth anniversary of the first sporting event ever held at the facility.

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