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Record Kan. Voter Turnout Possible

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh says there may be a record voter turnout in the Nov. 4 general election in Kansas. He said the high turnout is expected because of the highly contested presidential election, coupled with strong campaigns in the 2nd and 3rd congressional districts plus various local issues on the ballot.

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Essay Contest for Kansas Kids

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas is set to honor two more outstanding Kansans. And winning essays from our outstanding teen writers will be featured in January, too. Here's where to send your essay entry.

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Court Orders Mental Evaluation for Murder Suspect

Posted: 10/01/2008 - 25-year old Justin Thurber will undergo a mental evaluation at Larned State Hospital to see if he's competent to stand trial. He's accused of killing 19-year old Jodi Sanderholm in January 2007.

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Roberts, Brownback Oppose Bailout Bill

Updated: 10/01/2008 - Kansas' two Senators voted against an economic bailout bill Wednesday night. Pat Roberts' challenger, Democrat Jim Slattery, says proper regulation is needed to keep the situation from happening again.

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Topeka Community Members Lend a Hand to Build a Park

Posted: 10/01/2008 - People from around the community put in a helping hand to build a new park Volunteers from "Keep America Beautiful" and Westar employees dug in to build the new park from the ground up.

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Scam Alert: Targeting the Elderly for Money

Posted: 10/01/2008 - 13 news is on your side with a scam warning. The Better Business Bureau says it targets grandparents by calling and pretending to be their grandchildren.

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Governor's Military Council Meets Wednesday

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A group of state officials are making a team effort to keep Kansas strong. The Governor's Military Council met Wednesday. It's made up of people from all the state's major communities with the goal of making sure Kansas is doing all it can to support the military.

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Michelle Obama Campaigns in Kansas City

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Michelle Obama is in Kansas City Wednesday to campaign for the Democratic Presidential ticket headed by her husband, Senator Barack Obama.

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Boy Shocked at Dog Show

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A 13 year old boy was taking away by ambulance after getting a shock at the Kansas Expo Centre.

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McCain, Michelle Obama Both in Missouri Wednesday

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will both be in the Kansas City area Wednesday.

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Grace Episcopal Cathedral Wants to Help You Relax

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Grace Episcopal Cathedral invites the public to a peaceful sanctuary to help people relax and unwind. You can bring your own lunch or enjoy a lunch prepared by the church while listening to the soothing music. "Tuesdays at Grace" lasts from 11:30 to 1:30 every Tuesday until October 26th.

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Opening Statements Set to Begin in Netherland Trial

Updated: 10/02/2008 - Jury selection has wrapped up in the trial of Theodore Netherland for the murder of Karen Estes nearly twenty years ago. Follow the events in real time with Rae Chelle Davis Twittering Live from the courthouse.

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Kansas Special Enforcement Officers Recognized for Service

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Kansas Special Enforcement Officers were recognized Tuesday for their fifteen years of service to the state. The group was formed to help serve and enforce warrants. Some of their focus is on parole violations, surveillance and gathering criminal intelligence.

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Gas Prices Drop in Topeka

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Gas prices have lowered once again in Topeka. On Tuesday the Quick-Stop station at 6th & Lane was selling regular unleaded gas at $3.03/gallon. The line there Tuesday evening stretched into the street.

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Construction Set to Resume on Marlatt Ave. in Manhattan

Posted: 09/30/2008 - KMAN radio in Manhattan reports construction is set to resume on Marlatt Avenue in Riley County. The crews went to the Gulf to help recovery efforts after recent hurricanes. Leon Hobson, the Director of Public Works for Riley County says he is unsure of when the project will be finished.

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Volleyball Players Give Back to Community

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The Washburn Rural High School volleyball team held a canned goods drive in conjunction with Hayden High and Seaman High. They went door to door after practice last Thursday and collected more at the door Tuesday evening before their matches.

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Sumner School's Fate Delayed

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The fate of the historic Sumner School has been delayed a week, as Topeka City Council members consider putting the real estate up for auction.

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KU Warning Students of Possible Scam

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The University Tuesday sent out an alert warning of phone calls and messages from someone claiming to work for the University's Comptroller's office.

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Deployment Announced for Fort Riley Brigade

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The Department of Defense announced Tuesday the deployment of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Riley. They'll leave in 2009.

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