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Police See Possible Link in Rape Cases

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Lawrence police say the recent rape of a University of Kansas student at her home could be related to five other sexual assaults dating back to 2004.

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Kansas Schools Using New Reading Tool

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Kansas Book Connect lists books that fit the reading level and interests of students by using annual reading scores and other student data. That information will be given to schools within the next few months .

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Hwy. 75 Wreck Injures One

Updated: 12/08/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a vehicle driven by 18-year old Alyssa Kanicki of Topeka sideswiped a minivan on northbound Hwy. 75 driven by 42-year Teresa Vleck of Holton, causing Vleck's vehicle to overturn.

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Date Set for Sumner School Auction

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The auction of the former Sumner School building will be conducted at 6 pm, January 22nd in the first floor conference room of the Holliday Building. It's one of the buildings linked to the historic Brown versus Board of Education desegregation case.

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Bennigans Becomes Boulevard Grill

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Boulevard Grill is open for business at 3251 South Topeka Boulevard. Ron Cleaver, was manager of the Bennigans that used to be at that location, says he's hired back most of the crew he'd worked with at Bennigans.

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Judge Refuses to Intervene in Jail Allegations

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Linda Schneider's lawyers contend she's been subjected to cruel and punitive conditions while in solitary confinement. U.S. District Judge Monti Belot on Monday refused to intervene, saying the defense failed to prove its allegations.

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Brownback Introduces Detainee Bill

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Sen. Sam Brownback announced Monday that he's introduced legislation to stop the transfer of any detainees from Guantanamo to Fort Leavenworth.

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Charges Filed in Clay Center Shooting

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Two charges, including attempted first degree murder, were filed against 41-year-old Tracy Hackney. Hackney was arrested Friday evening in Topeka. He's suspected of shooting a woman in Clay Center Thursday morning.

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Shawnee Co. Commission Approves Salary Hike, Business Break

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Commissioners voted Monday for pay increases for county department heads, as well as commissioners' salaries. Their salary will go up 3.7 percent, to $43,000 a year. An intent to issue industrial bonds for an as-yet-unnamed business was also approved.

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Fort Riley Unit Returns from Iraq

Posted: 12/08/2008 - More than 150 soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division were welcomed home Monday afternoon. The troops spent the past 15 months in Iraq, where they took command of more than seven battalions and about 4000 soldiers.

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Call for Nomination for YMCA Character Awards

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Nominations are being accepted for the YMCA Character Values Awards. The awards recognize a youth or adult who exemplifies any or all of the YMCA's core values, caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

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Kan. DOL Extends Unemployment Benefits

Posted: 12/08/2008 - As unemployment increases across the country, Kansans now have a little extra time to find a new job. The state Department of Labor has added seven weeks of eligibility beyond the standard maximum of 26 weeks and 13 more provided by the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act (EUC08).

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KU Chancellor to Step Down

Posted: 12/08/2008 - KU Chancellor Robert E. Hemenway announced Monday he will be stepping down on June 30, 2009.

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Kansas Health Officials Urge Flu Shots

Posted: 12/08/2008 - For the first time, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment this year is recommending that anyone in Kansas aged 6 months through 18 years be vaccinated.

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Analyst Predicts Job Cuts for Sprint

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Sprint Nextel has struggled since acquiring Nextel in 1995 as technical problems, ineffective marketing and poor meshing of the two companies have led to massive subscriber losses.

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Statehouse Renovation Bonds Not Approved

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The Capitol Restoration Commission agreed Monday not take any action on additional bonds for the project. The commission oversees the renovation project when the Legislature isn't in session.

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Leavenworth Majors Devising Afghan Strategies

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Using unclassified information, the group of about three dozen majors at Fort Leavenworth are working on strategies that could be used to fight a resurgent Taliban and other terrorist groups.

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13 Morning Crew Passes Police Agility Test...

Updated: 12/08/2008 - Keeping our ciitizens safe, it is the number one job of the Topeka Police Department. When they wanted to add a few good men and women to the force, TPD hopefuls had to pass the Police Officer Physical Agility Test. Dave Johnson, Lindsay Shively, and Drew Switzer put themselves to the test.

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Businesses Provide Support to Food Bank

Posted: 12/08/2008 - An organization that helps those in need got a big holiday gift Monday. Harvesters will be able to provide an additional 135,000 meals because of the donation.

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KU's Hemmenway Steps Down as Chancellor

Updated: 12/08/2008 - After 14 years as chancellor at the University of Kansas, Robert E. Hemenway is retiring next year to teach and write.

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Walgreen's Recalls Teddy Bears with Chocolate Bars

Posted: 12/08/2008 - 13 News is On Your Side with details of a product recall from Walgreens. The drug chain is recalling 173 teddy bears with chocolate bars sold in stores since late September 2008.

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