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Police Make Sweep of Property Violations in Topeka Neighborhood

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Community Police Officers and Code Enforcement Officers from the Topeka Police Department spent two days in the Hi-Crest neighborhood to identify property code violations and work out a deal with residents to get them corrected. It's part of the new Operation Boomerang.

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Civil War Day Coming to Forbes Field

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Civil War reenactors bring history to life during Civil War Days at Forbes Field on Saturday, Oct. 11. The day kicks off with a Pancake Feed followed by demonstrations and a reenactment.

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Topeka West Kicks Off Homecoming Week

Posted: 10/06/2008 - The Topeka West Chargers are celebrating homecoming this week. They kicked things off Monday night with the annual Topeka West High Follies. The program consists of an assortment of student produced skits poking good-natured fun at people and places in Charger-land.

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Single Agency Takes Control of Kansas Food Inspections

Posted: 10/06/2008 - The Kansas Department of Agriculture has taken full control of all food safety and lodging inspections in Kansas. Many employees transferring from KDHE will be allowed to work from home. They were also given tablet computers to eliminate the need for paper records.

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Washburn University Celebrates Homecoming

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Washburn University is celebrating homecoming by giving their regards to "bod"-way. The homecoming candidates were announced at the homecoming ball. On-line voting for the royalty is available at my.washburn.edu.

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Open Burning Season to Start Soon in Topeka

Posted: 10/06/2008 - If you're thinking about open burning of your tree limbs or garden debris, you have to get an open burning permit from the Fire Department first.

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Kansas Starting to See Effects of Financial Turmoil

Revenue Slump

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Kansas government is feeling the effects of turmoil in the nation's financial markets. The Legislative Research Department reports several signs that businesses and individuals are earning less income than expected.

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Three Identified in Saturday Evening Accident

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Three people involved in a Saturday evening fatal accident have been identified. It happened about 8:00 p.m. in the 3100 block of NW 62nd St. Authorities say two trucks collided.

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Amber Alert in Missouri Canceled

Posted: 10/06/2008 - An Amber Alert in Missouri has been canceled. The children have been found safely. Four children had been reported missing. Raven Riggs, 12, Kelley Riggs, 10, Spencer Riggs, 14, and Rhiannon Riggs, 7, were recovered unharmed in Washington. Mother of the children Shirley Riggs is in police custody.

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Trial Under Way for Man in Slaying of 3-year-old

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Testimony began Monday morning in Kansas City in the first-degree murder trial of a man charged with the 2001 killing of a little girl known as ``Precious Doe.''

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Former Youth Group Leader Found Guilty of Indecent Liberties

Posted: 10/06/2008 - 38-year old Christopher Cormack faces 55 to 233 months in prison after being found guilty of indecent liberties with a child. The victim of that crime came forward out of fear Cormack's new position would give him access to minors. Cormack will be sentenced on November 25th.

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Slattery Ads Get Edgier in Kansas Senate Race

Posted: 10/06/2008 - No, that's not a Wall Street CEO relieving himself on dozens of tiny, helpless taxpayers in Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Slattery's latest campaign ad.

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Penn National Faces 2nd Kansas Legal Challenge

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Penn National Gaming Inc. is embroiled in a second legal fight after walking away from its contract to manage a state-owned casino in southeast Kansas.

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Council to Decide Officer's Fate

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Carbondale city council members will decide what action to take, if any, against Officer Greg Wallace. Wallace is accused of unnecessary roughness of a 12 year old girl who was fighting at a street dance.

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School District to Buy Old Menninger Property

Updated: 10/10/2008 - USD 501 is in the final stage of negotiations for the purchase of 128 acres from the State of Kansas, located at the state hospital grounds near Hummer Park.

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Kansas 'Pill Mill' Doctor Challenges Witnesses

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Dr. Stephen Schneider and his wife, nurse Linda Schneider, are charged in a 34-count indictment with directly causing four deaths and contributing to 21 others. The indictment links their Haysville clinic to 58 accidental overdose deaths.

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Kansas Starting to See Effects of Financial Turmoil

Posted: 10/06/2008 - The Legislative Research Department reports a host of signs that businesses and individuals are earning less income than expected. That could make budgeting next year more difficult.

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