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Burris Set To Replace Obama In Senate Today

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Roland Burris gets sworn in as Illinois Senator today as President-elect Barack Obama's replacement, with Senate Democrats still carrying a bitter aftertaste from being shamed into seating him.

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Theives Caught In The Act

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Two men trying to rob a Topeka furniture store Wednesday night were caught red handed.

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Sebelius Grants First Pardon

Updated: 01/15/2009 - The pardon was issued to Benito Carrillo Jr., a procurement agent for Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems who had been blocked from traveling to Canada for business because of his offense.

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"Roadrunners" Read to Kids

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Students at Lowman Hill Elementary School got special story time with some local hockey players Wednesday.

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Kids Present Poetry at Library

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Kids were at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library for a poetry contest Wednesday night.

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Texas Ponders Suing over Biothreat Lab Decision

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Texas is considering suing over Homeland Security's decision to build a National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Kansas. Texas says it couldn't respond to certain requests because its lawmakers weren't in session.

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Salina Officials Consider Payment for Cleanup

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Officials in Salina are debating whether to accept federal money to assume responsibility for the cleanup of a toxic solvent linked to birth defects and cancer.

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Kansas Casino Application Deadline may be Extended

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The Kansas Lottery Commission voted Wednesday to extend the deadline to April 21 if it doesn't get any applicants for Cherokee or Crawford counties by the original Jan. 21 deadline.

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Kansas Lottery Revenues Down 4 Percent

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Lottery Executive Director Ed Van Petten said Wednesday that the agency received nearly $119 million between July 1, 2008, and Saturday, a decrease of $5.1 million from the year before.

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Long-Time Figure in Senate Retires

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The Senate chamber rose to its feet for Sue Krische. She retired last week after serving 23 years as the Senate president's chief of staff.

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Boost Mobile Offering $50 Unlimited Plan

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Boost Mobile, a subsidiary of Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint Nextel Corp., announced Wednesday a $50 unlimited voice and data plan. It doesn't require an annual contract and isn't tied to a home calling area.

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Hiller Seeks Dist. 1 Seat

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Long time director of Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. announces that she plans to join the race for Topeka City Council's First District seat.

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Capitol Federal Meets With Shareholders; Chairman Retires

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Capitol Federal held its annual shareholders meeting Wednesday. The company reports 2008 profits up more than 60-percent from 2007. They also announced Jack Dicus will retire as Board Chairman after 20 years in that position.

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Toth Appears in Federal Court

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Former Topeka Dr. John Toth has his first federal court hearing on 13 counts accusing him of selling a bogus microscope and phony drug to diagnose and treat Lyme disease.

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GOP Lays Out Legislative Agenda

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Improving the state's financial picture is the driving force behind priorities set by the Kansas House Republicans.

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ALA Report Card Flunks Kansas

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The American Lung Association flunks Kansas in its annual report card on smoking in three out of four categories. And the fourth was just a notch above an "F.''

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Jury Trial Set for Woman Accused of Hitting Lawrence Police Officer

Updated: 01/14/2009 - A Topeka woman accused of hitting a Lawrence police officer during a high speed will head to jury trial in March. A Douglas County judge ruled there is enough evidence for her to stand trial on eleven charges including aggravated assault and aggravated battery to a law enforcement officer.

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Historic Initiative to Count Homeless Population

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Temperatures are dropping, jobs are disappearing and the homeless know it. In fact, they feel it acutely every time the bitter wind howls a little stronger. The National Alliance to End Homelessness released a report on Tuesday that said Kansas experienced a 60 percent decrease in the number of homeless people. Yet the report uses numbers from 2005 to 2007, and does not reflect the current situation.

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Kansas Man Wins $2.76M Hot Lotto Jackpot

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Lottery officials say the winner is an employee of Spirit AeroSystems and lives in Belle Plaine. He did not want to reveal his name.

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Investigators Back at Missing Kansas Boy's Home

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Authorities say they have found no human remains while digging at the mobile home park where a missing Kansas boy once lived. But Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy said Wednesday that authorities have found something connected to the investigation, although he would not elaborate.

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Kansas Raises Grade in Oral Health

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The latest report card from Oral Health America gives Kansas an overall grade of "B," up from a "D-plus" in 2003. The state scored lowest in state policy and access.

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