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Kansas Children's Cabinet Awards $11 million

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Kansas Children's Cabinet announced the first 14 recipients of its Early Childhood Block Grants Friday. The total awarded was $11 million. The money comes from the state's share of the tobacco settlement.

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Boy Calls 911 to Save Mom

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Ten year old Trey Woltje called 911 after his mom had a bad asthma attack and went unconscious. Trey was able to give the dispatcher his address and help with directions to his house.

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Seaman High School Goes Pink

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Some staff members at Seaman High School wore pink t-shirts to help promote an anti-bullying campaign that got its start in Canada.

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Eat Garlic and Live to 109

Updated: 11/21/2008 - 109 years old, Catherine Carter, will not miss a meal without her garlic cloves and don't forget the parsley.

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Attorney: Floyd Murder Charges to be Dismissed

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Defense attorney Dan Monnat says prosecutors plan to dismiss all charges against Chad and Shannon Floyd, who are accused of killing the woman's ex-boyfriend.

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3 in Running for House Minority Leader

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Three Democrats are in the running for House minority leader to replace Dennis McKinney, who has been named state treasurer. They are Jim Ward of Wichita, Paul Davis of Lawrence, and Bill Feuerborn of Garnett.

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Kan. AG Clears Commissioners in Video Flap

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Attorney General Steve Six concludes three Wyandotte County officials didn't intentionally violate the law by appearing in a video promoting a company that wanted to operate a state-owned casino.

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Grant to Help Parents Afford Child Care in Riley County

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Kansas Children's Cabinet has announced that the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation will be awarded $400,000 in 2009 to assist families with child care needs. The funds will come from tobacco settlement dollars in the State's first Early Childhood Block Grant.

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A New Fire Extinguisher That Saves Lives

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Several local police and emergency agencies gathered on Friday to witness a very important demonstration of a unique new life saving tool called Cold Fire.

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Pay Your 2008 Taxes On-Line

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The 2008 property tax statements will be mailed Monday, Nov. 24. There is a new design to the tax statements this year because the County Treasurer's office is using a lockbox service.

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Man Fires Gun at Police Officer

Updated: 11/21/2008 - A Topeka man was arrested for firing shots at an officer that arrived at 924B SW Western in reference to calls from people in the area who heard gunfire. Two men and a woman were taken into custody. There was also a newborn in the trailer.

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Govt. Growth Keeps Kan. Employment from Shrinking

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Department of Labor reports that the number of Kansans holding nonfarm jobs grew by about 8,600 compared with October 2007. That's an increase of six-tenths of 1 percent.

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Ford County Casino Remains on Track

Updated: 11/21/2008 - With the state's four-casino agenda shaken by the withdrawals of two developers, officials say plans for a casino in Dodge City remain firmly on track.

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St. Francis Health Center Announces Job Cuts

Updated: 11/21/2008 - St. Francis Health Center announced the elimination of 29 jobs Thursday. The hospital says jobs were cut from support areas that won't affect patient care.

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"Thoroughly Modern Millie" Opening Night at WRHS

Updated: 11/20/2008 - You can check it out for yourself, it runs Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 dollars and can be purchased at the door, in advance at the WRHS Bank, or by calling the WRHS box office at 339-4945.

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Gingerbread "Home for the Holidays" Event Kicks Off

Updated: 11/20/2008 - Locals got to show off their skills Thursday for a good cause, using graham crackers. The Topeka Performing Arts held an open house to kick off its annual gingerbread "Homes for the Holidays" event.

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