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Kansas Farm Costs Rising

Posted: 09/09/2008 - A new government report shows Kansas farm production costs went up nearly 21 percent in 2007. compared to a 9.3 percent over the rest of the country.

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Morgan Found Guilty of Killing Workers

Updated: 09/10/2008 - Jurors in Douglas County have convicted Ramona Morgan of reckless second-degree murder in the work zone tragedy a year ago Thursday.

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Riverfront Master Plan Now Available Online

Posted: 09/09/2008 - The proposed River Front Master Plan for Topeka is now available on the Topeka Chamber of Commerce website. The plan will take about 15 years to fully implement and will cost more than $50 million, not including a realignment of I-70 through downtown Topeka.

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Riley County Police Receive Report of Cop Impersonator

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Manhattan Mercury reports Riley County Police Department has received complaints of a man driving around Ogden in an old police car wearing a uniform. They report he approached at least one person and asked for personal information after telling them they were wanted on a warrant.

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Bush: 8,000 Troops Coming Home By Feb.

Posted: 09/08/2008 - President Plans To Maintain Current Troop Levels In Iraq Through End Of Year. The measured reduction — slower in scope and pace than many Democrats in Congress would like — gives the military some flexibility to shift forces into Afghanistan.

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Russia Agrees Georgia Withdrawal Deadline

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Russian president agrees to withdraw from main Georgian territory within a month. Nicolas Sarkozy traveled with EU leaders for meeting with Russian president. Russian troops remain deep inside Georgian territory, month after cease-fire. Moscow says its troops are peacekeepers who are allowed under deal to stay.

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Shawnee County Resident Want to Start New Home-plus for Elderly

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Debra Durall wants to build a home-plus near her home to house eight elderly residents. The facility would look just like any other house. The Shawnee County Commission today approved a conditional use permit to allow the facility. Durall now has to make her business plan and get a loan for the facility.

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Kansas Racetracks Must Restart Racing Programs

Posted: 09/08/2008 - The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission authorized the sending of "show cause" letters to the three Kansas race tracks. The tracks now have 30 days to prove they are making progress at restarting racing programs. An administrative hearing is set Oct. 13-14 to hear from each track.

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Kan. to Shut Down Juvenile Facility for Males

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Budget pressures are leading to state to make plans to suspend operations at its smallest juvenile corrections facility for male offenders, Juvenile Justice Authority.

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Westmoreland Teen Continues Recovery After Being Trapped in Car

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Officials say Laurel Lauer, 16, was in an accident Friday afternoon but because her car went off a rural roadway and was hard to see, she was not found until the following morning. Stormont-Vail officials say Lauer is still in serious condition Tuesday evening.

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Victim's Father Attacks Kleypas in Court

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Slain 12 years ago, Carrie Williams' memory still pushed her father to lunge at her killer in a Kansas City courtroom Monday.

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Man Claiming to be Cox Employee a Fraud

Posted: 09/08/2008 - The Topeka Police Department reminds citizens to be extra vigilant when unsolicited services – such as home repairs, lawn service and cable – are offered by strangers going door-to-door.

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Eat Dinner, Help The Arthritis Foundation

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Tuesday night you can have dinner, meet a local celebrity, and support a good cause all at once. The Arthritis Foundation is holding a fundraiser at Henry T's in Topeka from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Saturday Emporia Fire Kills One

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Fire crews responded to 1235 Exchange just before 3 a.m. They found heavy smoke coming from the upstairs windows. The victim was found on the second floor and could not be revived.

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Mexican Restaurant Chain Cuts Ribbon

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Qdoba Mexican Grill at 1025 Southwest Wanamaker held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday. The restaurant is running a special on Friday which includes any entree and drink for only $5.

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Former Auburn Washburn Teacher Gets 7 Years in Federal Prison

Posted: 09/08/2008 - In June, 37 year old Coen Potts of Topeka admitted to having thousands of images of child pornography on his home computer. He told investigators he told a woman he met through a dating service that he wanted to have children with her so he could "deflower them".

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