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Kan. Man Gets Year for Tax Evasion

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Michael Slayton, Tecumseh, is sentenced to a year in prison on charges related to the embezzlement of $230,000 from the Topeka nonprofit he co-founded.

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Kan. Nurse in Pill Mill Case Appeals Bond Denial

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Attorneys for Kansas nurse, Linda Schneider, are appealing to a magistrate judge's decision to keep her in jail pending trial. She is accused of helping run a pill mill linked 58 accidental overdose deaths.

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Boy's Mom Unhappy with Probation for Woman

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Ashley Thompson, 23, was sentenced to two years probation for having sexual relations with a 15-year-old boy. The boy's mother says the sentence sends a message that it's okay to abuse children.

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Company Could Bring 400 Jobs to Topeka

Updated: 08/20/2008 - At a JEDO board meeting Wednesday incentive offers were passed for a company interested in making Topeka home. The company would bring up to 400 jobs to the area.

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Topeka City Council Budget Decided

Updated: 08/20/2008 - Topeka City Council members were still hammering out details of the 2009 budget plan into the early morning hours Wednesday. Areas such as the TPD helicopter unit and the Topeka Performing Arts Center were revisited several times.

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New Headlights to Keep Police Motorcycle Unit More Visible

Posted: 08/19/2008 - TPD announced new equipment on its motorcycles will keep riders safe at night. The department's motorcycle unit has recently installed a headlight modulator that will make a motorcycle 200 percent more visible.

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600 to Lose Jobs in Pittsburg Plant Closing

Posted: 08/19/2008 - California-based Superior Industries will close its Pittsburg, KS plant by Christmas. It's one of that area's biggest employers, with 600 jobs.

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Topeka Chamber Members Visit After Hours

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Ed Bozarth Chevrolet in Topeka hosted the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce "Business After-Hours" event Tuesday night. The gatherings are opportunities for businesspeople to network in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Police Department Takes Crime Stopping to the Web

Posted: 08/19/2008 - The Topeka Police Department announced a new initiative to increase awareness of auto theft called the "hot list." A listing of vehicles reported stolen to the TPD is posted on a website.

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Topeka-Area School Reports Possible Meningitis Case

Posted: 08/19/2008 - USD 437, Auburn-Washburn, says a 5th grade staff member has a possible case of viral meningitis. Parents were given information about the illness in a letter sent as a precaution.

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Work to Extend Kansas Avenue Moving Ahead

Updated: 08/19/2008 - Heavy equipment has moved in south of 37th street as crews work to extend South Kansas Avenue from 37th to I-470. City officials say the project will improve traffic flow and could spur business development off the highway.

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Slattery, Roberts Debate Schedule of Debates

Updated: 08/19/2008 - Democratic Senate candidate Jim Slattery wants Republican incumbent Pat Roberts to agree to a series of four televised debates. Roberts previously announced he'd agreed to three debates.

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DA Hecht Responds to City of Topeka's Motion to Toss Lawsuit

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Shawnee Co. District Attorney Robert Hecht says there is still a lot for the court to decide in his lawsuit against the city of Topeka over software and helicopter purchases. Hecht filed his response to the city's requestion to throw out the case.

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Line Break Won't Wash Out Second Day at Topeka High

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Classes will resume at Topeka High School Wednesday. A water line break forced officials to dismiss class at 9am Tuesday. The problem is fixed and it's safe for students to return.

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Kan. Pharmacist Charged Over Internet Sales

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Attorney General Steve Six has charged a central Kansas pharmacist with distributing prescription drugs illegally through the Internet.

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Report Says Kansas is 23rd Fattest State

Posted: 08/19/2008 - A report released Tuesday lists Kansas as the 23rd fattest state with 25.8 percent of its adult population obese and a whopping 62.3 percent either obese or overweight.

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Farley School Construction Over Budget

Updated: 08/19/2008 - Construction on Farley Elementary School is going over budget. A USD 437 spokesperson says it is mostly due to costs of construction and supplies being higher than originally estimated. He also says the district is making changes to plans to save money.

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Topeka Blvd. Bridge Speed Limit

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Topeka Police want you to watch your speed on the new Topeka Blvd. bridge. The posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour. Signs are posted on both ends of the bridge.

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Butler County Cold Case Heating Up

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Authorities in Butler County were digging in an old oil field northwest of El Dorado Tuesday looking for a body that went missing in 1986. New information has narrowed the search for his body.

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