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Utility Trailer Fire Shuts Down Topeka Streets

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Police say the trailer caught fire, then spread into a nearby car port. It was filled with tires which also caught fire, making the heavy black smoke visible all the way from 21st and Topeka.

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Kansas AG says to Ignore Amber Alert Solicitation

Updated: 11/25/2008 - KS Attorney General Steve Six says someone is falsely claiming to be raising money to upgrade the Amber Alert system. He says the state is not seeking donations from the public.

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USD 383 School Nurse Receives KU Award

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Tamara Dorsett received the "Nursing - Heart of Healthcare" award from the University of Kansas School of Nursing. Dorsett has been with the Manhattan-Ogden district for 21 years.

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Kansas Team to Examine Racial, Ethnic Inequities

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced an effort by a subcabinet team to determine what needs to be done so that black and Hispanic children are not over represented in foster care and juvenile justice systems.

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Kansas Bank Wants Feds to Buy In

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Security Savings Bank president and CEO Michael Copeland informed customers in a letter Monday that the bank has asked the federal government to buy a stake in it.

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Topeka High Students Honor Health Workers

Updated: 11/25/2008 - To celebrate "Nurses Appreciation Day," the student government at Topeka High School asked everyone to honor the school's nurses and health aides by dressing like a nurse.

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KJCC Staff Gives Big Check to United Way

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Workers at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex presented a check for $14,400 to the United Way of Greater Topeka. The facility raised the money through pledges, raffles, an auction, luncheon and other activities.

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McEachron Students Listen to Jazz and Learn About Culture

Updated: 11/25/2008 - McEachron Elementary students listened to great music and learned about different cultures Tuesday morning. The New Orleans Jazz Band , headed by musician Carlos Martinez, played for the students.

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Pauline South Students Celebrate Thanksgiving Early

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Pauline South Intermediate students got to celebrate Thanksgiving a couple days early. The Washburn Rural High School band joined in the festivities Tuesday at the school's Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

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Gas Prices in Kansas Among Nation's Lowest at Busy Travel Time

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Just in time for the busiest travel week of the year, gasoline prices are reaching new lows in Kansas and around the country. Triple-A reports that Kansas' $1.70 average today is among the lowest in the nation,

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Kansas Woman Loses $170,000 to Internet Scam

Updated: 11/25/2008 - An Internet scam has cost a 65-year-old Salina woman $170,000, an amount that police say may be the largest reported to be lost locally to scammers.

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Best Pie in America

Updated: 11/25/2008 - DOVER, Kan. - If you are looking for the best pie in America, you don't have to go far. It is Norma Grubb's coconut cream pie, made in Dover, Kansas. Grubb's pie won Good Morning America Weekend's Best Slice Challenge, Monday, and it has taken the small town of Dover by storm. The pies are now so popular that it is not possible to buy a whole pie or make an order until after the holidays.

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Capital City Students Give Animals a Hand

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Students and staff from Capital City School delivered some much needed supplies to the Helping Hands Humane Society Tuesday afternoon.

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New Owners of Boutique Cut Ribbon

Updated: 11/25/2008 - The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce celebrated with the new owners of a Topeka clothing store.

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Kansas Highway Closed After Ethanol Spill

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Crews continue to clean up an eastern Kansas ethanol spill that closed a section of U.S. 169 for hours and caused one home to be evacuated.

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Security Savings Asks Bailout Money

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Security Savings Bank president and CEO Michael Copeland said in a letter to customers the bank is asking for help not out of necessity, but to provide a boost to its ability to serve customers in a "difficult financial environment.''

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Fatal Pine Disease Moves into Barton County

Updated: 11/25/2008 - District forester Jim Strine says if people don't do anything to prevent the spread of a fatal pine disease, as many as 90 percent of the Austrian Pines in Great Bend could end up dying.

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Screenwriter Brings New Movie Home to Kansas

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Next week, crews will begin filming J.T. O'Neal's "Au Pair, Kansas'' at locations around Lindsborg in central Kansas. O'Neal calls the film his "love letter''

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Deer Threaten Wildlife Park Animals

Updated: 11/25/2008 - The deer population is so dense in one suburban Kansas City park that it could pose a threat to other wildlife, the ecosystem and the health of people who visit the park.

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Local Pastry Chef Masters The Art of Cupcakes

Updated: 11/25/2008 - I hope you're hungry or at least have a sweet tooth because in this week's Art Talk, we're taking a turn to the culinary arts with cupcakes! If you don't think cupcakes can be a work of art, check out what they do inside Daddy Cakes!

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To Catch an Absconder

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Playing by the rules is a concept some people cannot or do not want to grasp. This is particularly true for people who spend time behind bars and then are let out with limitations.

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Salina Woman Loses $170,000 to Internet Scam

Updated: 11/25/2008 - An Internet scam has cost a 65-year-old Salina woman $170,000, an amount that police say may be the largest reported to be lost locally to scammers.

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Jury Convicts Man of Killing Retired Jeweler

Updated: 11/25/2008 - A Douglas County District Court jury found Allen Dale Smith guilty Monday of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary in the April 2005 slaying of a retired jeweler at the elderly man's home in Lecompton.

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