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Arson Fire is "Crime of the Week"

Posted: 10/30/2008 - An arson fire at 1510 SW Lane on Sunday is this week's Crime Stoppers report. Officials are asking for tips to find the person(s) who started the fire in a stairwell.

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New Coffee Shop Opens Doors

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Topeka's newest coffee shop welcomed guests to try their menu Thursday morning. Hot Java is located at 3343 SW Gage Blvd.

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Topeka Hometown Hero Gets Award

Updated: 10/31/2008 - Former national talk show host Jenny Jones surprised Topeka Correctional Facility volunteer, Suzanne MacDonald, with a $20,000 grant to replace the running track at the facility. MacDonald helped start a running club for inmates.

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Kan. Sen. Leader Repays Campaign Fund

Posted: 10/30/2008 - The Senate budget committee's chairman reimburses his campaign fund for $4,700 after a political opponent filed a complaint about how he spent it.

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Commissioner Files Report of Stolen Signs

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A Johnson County commissioner accused of stealing his opponent's campaign signs files his own report of theft. As for the charge against him, John Toplikar says he was only trying to move two signs of Calvin Hayden that were blocking his own.

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Commissioner Files Report of Stolen Signs

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A Johnson County commissioner accused of stealing his opponent's campaign signs says he was only trying to be helpful. John Toplikar says he moved Calvin Hayden's two signs because they were blocking his own.

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Kansas Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Child Porn Case

Posted: 10/29/2008 - 28-year old Joshua Noxon was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison for possession and distribution of child pornography. Prosecutors say he sent sexually explicit photos to an undercover officer posing as a 14-year old in an online chat room.

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Cloud Co. Remains Identified as Salina Teen

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Officials have identified the skeletal remains found earlier this month near Concordia as those of a 17-year-old Salina girl who was last seen by her parents in August 2007.

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Del Monte Distribution Center Open for Business

Posted: 10/29/2008 - An expansion bringing more than 600 jobs opened its doors Wednesday in Topeka. The Del Monte Distribution Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

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University of Kansas Gets $2M to Counsel Smokers

Posted: 10/29/2008 - University of Kansas researchers get a $2 million grant to study if video conferencing with smokers can help them quit. The study will look at whether Internet-based video conferencing to help smokers quit works better than telephone counseling.

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Boyda, Jenkins Deliver Messages to Voters

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Incumbent Democrat Nancy Boyda and Republican challenger Lynn Jenkins are getting their messages out to voters in the final week of their campaign for the 2nd District Congressional seat.

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Tickets for George H.W. Bush at KU Available Monday

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Tickets to see former President George H.W. Bush in Lawrence next month will be available Monday. Bush will be at KU to accept the 2008 Dole Leadership prize from the Dole Institute of Politics.

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Kansas Vet, 74, Trampled by Bull Dies

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A southeast Kansas veterinarian has died, eight days after a bull he was vaccinating trampled him. Dr. Ed Fisher of Winfield was working with the bull in pens behind his veterinary hospital on Oct. 21 when he was injured. The 74-year-old died Tuesday in Wichita.

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Court Date Set for Developer and Bike Shop

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Developers near Washburn University and Bike Shop owner Jerry Morgan go to court next month. The new trial date is now November 19th at 9:30 a.m. The date was set Wednesday.

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Man Found Dead in Lawrence

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A homeless man was found dead under the Kansas River bridge in Lawrence Thursday. Police were called just after 3:30 p.m. to the scene where the 55 year old man's body was found.

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Officer Cleared of Accusations

Updated: 10/30/2008 - Investigations by a third party into actions by Carbondale Police Department's Cpl. Gregg Wallace at a street dance, reported that the officer conducted himself according to policy when he broke up the fight by subduing a 12 year old girl.

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OYS: Road Work Near Goodyear Plant

Posted: 10/29/2008 - The left lane of Eastbound US-24 over the bridge near the Goodyear Plant entrance will be closed for concrete pavement work Thursday.

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Black Hawk Visits Topeka Schools

Posted: 10/29/2008 - As a part of the Kansas Family Partnership's Red Ribbon Week, a Black Hawk Helicopter visited students from Capital City Schools and Whitson Elementary.

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Liquor Store Clerk Holds Shoplifter at Gunpoint

Updated: 10/29/2008 - When two men tried to run from Gartner's Liquor Store with a bottle of Kentucky Deluxe, the clerk decided both weren't going to get away. She had another customer lock the door while she held one at gunpoint and called the police.

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Local Third Grader Rides to School in Fire Truck

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A local third grader got a very special ride to school Wednesday. A Shawnee Heights firefighter picked up Caleb Addington in a big red fire truck for Wednesday morning's trip to Tecumseh North Elementary.

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Kansas State University President Receives Honor

Posted: 10/29/2008 - The retiring president of Kansas State University is honored for his leadership abilities. Jon Wefald was inducted into the university's business leader hall of fame at a dinner ceremony Friday, according to the Wichita Business Journal.

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Washburn University Opens Bob Dole Exhibit

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Washburn University has opened a new exhibit to the public. It's called "You'll Never Walk Alone: The Public and Private Life of Bob Dole."

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