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Minneola Honors Teen Killed in Crash

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Minneola High School takes the field Friday night without one of its starting offensive guards. Junior Michael Mazza died last weekend in a car crash in rural Ford County. He was on his way to a team activity.

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Kansas Conviction Upheld For Killer of Deputy

Posted: 10/24/2008 - The Kansas Supreme Court upholds the murder conviction of Gregory A. Moore, convicted of killing a Harvey County deputy and wounding a Hesston police detective.

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Westar Energy Announces Settlement for 11% Rate Hike

Updated: 10/24/2008 - Westar announced a settlement Friday in its rate hike request. It would mean an average monthly increase for homeowners of 11 percent, compared to the original request for a 15 percent increase. The agreement is subject to the approval of the KCC.

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KS Legislature Candidates Discuss Health Care

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Candidates for the Kansas Legislature answered questions Thursday night about how they would address health care if elected. The Kansas Health Consumer Coalition and Kansas Faith Alliance for Health Reform sponsored the discussion.

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3 Kansas Counties Vote on Liquor by the Drink

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Grant, Greeley and Edwards counties are asking whether liquor-by-the-drink sales should be allowed in public places without requiring that a portion of their gross receipts come from sales of food. The issue will be on the Nov. 4th ballot.

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Several Kansas Children Hurt in Bus Crash

Posted: 10/23/2008 - A Wellsville School District bus struck a bridge rail Wednesday afternoon in Franklin County. Some of the 26 children on board suffered minor injuries.

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McTeacher's Night Fundraising Totals Announced

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Today McDonald's announced they raised approximately $8,000 for schools in the Topeka, Emporia, and Seneca areas. The event raised over $156,000 total in Northeast Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois. The money will go towards field trips, school supplies and other PTO funds.

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Johnson County Voters to Vote on Electing Judges

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Johnson Co. DA Phill Kline has become an issue in a ballot initiative on electing judges. Johnson County voters will decide whether to elect district court judges on the Nov. 4th ballot.

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Kan. Gov. Seeks Federal Relief For 10 Counties

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is seeking help from the federal government to help 10 counties recover from flooding in September. Sebelius has sent a letter to President Bush, seeking federal assistance to help the counties repair damaged infrastructure. The damage from the Sept. 11-17 flooding exceeded $3.7 million.

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Dem in Kansas Senate Race Calls for Stimulus Plan

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Democrat Jim Slattery says Congress should pass a new economic stimulus package, that includes improving the nation's roads and bridges. Slattery is facing incumbent Republican Pat Roberts.

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TWHS Band Wins Honors

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The Topeka West Charger Band recently received some honors. They received a Superior Rating and a Band of Distinction Award at the Capital City Marching Festival this weekend. The color guard also received the highest score of all twelve bands in the finals.

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City of Topeka Dedicates New Bus Shelters

Posted: 10/23/2008 - City leaders cut the ribbon Thursday to celebrate completion of a bus shelter project. The new shelters along the 8th Street corrider blend in with surrounding architecture. The project was a 5-year collaborative effort between the city and the Old Town NIA.

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Save Energy By Weatherizing Your House

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Community Action showed area residents how to save energy and lower utility costs this winter by weatherizing your house. Low-income attendees of the event also received a free Winterization kit.

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School's Out Ice Skating Friday at Expocentre

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The Kansas Expocentre is offering a fun activity for kids on their day off from school Friday. They are opening their doors for a two-hour public skate session. It begins at 12:30.

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On Your Side: Pumpkin Tip

Posted: 10/23/2008 - 13 News is on your side with a reminder not to put pumpkin pulp down your garbage disposal when you carve jack-o-lanterns this fall.

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Juveniles Receive Different Sentences for Bird Killings

Posted: 10/23/2008 - 11-year-old Andrew Rodriguez received juvenile justice authority custody for his convictions of animal cruelty and criminal trespass. 11-year-old Hernan Hernandez got two years of juvenile intensive supervision probation for his part in killing the birds.

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"Miracle Mason" Helps March of Dimes

Updated: 10/23/2008 - The Deitcher family's younger son, Mason, was born 11 weeks early. The family is sharing his story as ambassadors for the March of Dimes' upcoming Signature Chefs Gala.

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Services Set for Murdered Topekans

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Funeral services are set for two brothers who were murdered in Oklahoma City earlier this week. 37-year old Corey Brown and 34-year old Shannon Brown were shot and killed early Monday morning.

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HIV Scare Puts Mo. School In Uncertain Territory

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Students at a suburban St. Louis high school headed to the gymnasium for HIV testing this week after an infected person told health officials as many as 50 teenagers might have been exposed to the virus that causes AIDS.

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Topeka West Alumni Give Back to Their School

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Topeka West High School received a donation from alumni Thursday. Principal Mick Lowe accepted the proceeds of $6 thousand dollars from the first ever Frank Walton Golf Classic. The event was held earlier this month.

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Man Accused In Stabbing Death In Court

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The man charged in a Topeka stabbing death last month was in court Thursday. Darwin David Law had his preliminary hearing set for December 3rd. He is charged with voluntary manslaughter for the September stabbing death of 45-year old Jon Chiselom.

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Hearing Delayed for Man Accused of Killing Teen

Posted: 10/23/2008 - A preliminary hearing for the man charged with kidnapping, raping, and murdering a teen is delayed. 24-year-old Deon Ross was to be in court Friday, but his defense attorney asked for more time. A new date for the preliminary hearing is not set yet.

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Advance Voting Up in Kansas

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Election officials in Kansas are seeing a surge of interest in advance voting. Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh says a third of the ballots could be cast before the November 4 election.

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