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Sebelius: Kansas 'Saudi Arabia of Wind'

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius says Kansas is the "Saudi Arabia of wind.'' And the governor said the state can be proud of leading a ``Made in America'' energy policy that uses homegrown natural resources.

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Lyon County Flooding Caused $25,000 in Damage

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Lyon County expects to foot the entire bill for clean up from last month's flooding. Our radio partner KVOE reports the flooding along the Cottonwood River caused $25,000 in damage. That is below the FEMA threshold of $100,000 required before they assist.

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Juvenille Sentenced for Killing Birds at Emporia Zoo

Posted: 10/02/2008 - A juvenile was sentenced today for killing birds at the Emporia Zoo. According to our radio partner KVOE in Emporia, 13-year-old Angel Rodriguez will spend 30 days in juvenile custody then two years on probation. Sentencing for two other boys who have pleaded no contest in the case is set for October 23rd.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Race Crimes

Posted: 10/02/2008 - A man who pleaded guilty to tying up and urinating on a man because of his race received probation Thursday. 19-year-old Isaac Clark of Blue Rapids admitted to trying to drive the black high school student out of Waterville because of his race. Two other defendants will be sentenced later this month.

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Wichita Man Jailed in Deaths of Mother, Daughter

Posted: 10/02/2008 - A 54-year old man is behind bars in Wichita for hitting and killing a 4-year old and her mother outside a school Wednesday afternoon. The man is behing held for murder and driving under the influence.

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Auburn Community Fair Celebrates 99 Years

Posted: 10/02/2008 - The Auburn Community Fair is celebrating 99 years of tradition this weekend. The fair continues Friday and Saturday. Events are held at various locations in the area including Auburn Methodist Church, Auburn Christian Church, and the Auburn Fire Dept.

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Teen Pleads Guilty To Assaulting THS Security Guard

Posted: 10/02/2008 - One of two teens accused of attacking a Topeka High School security guard last winter has pleaded guilty. Shawnee County court officials say Raymond Garcia pleaded Wednesday to a charge of assault on a law enforcement officer. Sentencing is set for November 6th.

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Person of Interest Sketch Released for Double Homicide

Updated: 10/03/2008 - The KBI and Grant County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate the deaths of Marcos and Holda Garcia. They were found dead in their trailer home on the west edge of Ulysses Aug. 30. Authorities released a sketch of a person they call a person of interest.

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Man Charged With Stabbing In Court Thursday

Posted: 10/02/2008 - 42-year-old Darwin David Law was in court again today. He is charged with voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. He will have another docket hearing October 16th. Topeka Police arrested him September 10th for the stabbing death of 45-year-old Jon A. Chiselom.

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Antonio Armstrong Trial Set

Posted: 10/02/2008 - The trial date for Antonio Armstrong has been set. He is charged with one felony count of intentional first-degree murder for the august 2007 death of James Dyer, Jr. Three other men are also charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and criminal possession of a firearm.

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"Visions" of Sobriety

Updated: 10/02/2008 - East coast play about addictions -- and more importantly, recovery -- makes its midwest debut right here in Topeka. Here's the catch: all of the actors were local volunteers.

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High School Musical Hits Topeka

Updated: 10/02/2008 - Disney's High School Musical came to Topeka Thursday. The ice tour of the hit musical will be at the Kansas Expocentre through Sunday.

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Local Leaders Deliver Meals

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Many area residents got a meal delivered to them by community leaders Thursday. Meals on Wheels used the day to promote their program to the group of "big wheels".

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Spotting Signs First Step in Overcoming Depression

Updated: 10/02/2008 - Depression is a very real psychological disorder for which help is available. Stormont-Vail West and Valeo Behavioral Health are offering free depression screenings Oct. 10.

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First Day of Netherland Trial

Updated: 10/02/2008 - A synopsis of the opening statements from the prosecution and defense in the trial of Theodore Netherland. The prosecution accuses Netherland of stabbing Karen Estes to death in 1989.

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Kansas Abortion Trial Remains on Track, for Now

Posted: 10/02/2008 - A judge says prosecutors in the case against Wichita abortion Dr. George Tiller must respond to defense allegations before a mid-November hearing. They had wanted to wait until after the hearing.

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Local Woman Celebrates 35th Year in Business

Posted: 10/02/2008 - A local woman being praised for her many years in business made our good news Thursday. Gay Trimble, 73, who owns Gayle's Beauty Salon at 606 Wayne St. in Topeka, celebrated her 35th year in business Thursday.

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Emporia State Student Being Remembered Saturday

Posted: 10/02/2008 - An 18-year-old Emporia State student who was shot and killed while hunting is being remembered Saturday. A scholarship is set up for incoming freshman at ESU.

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Local Kids Enjoy Story-time Thursday

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Local students were able to enjoy their day with a VIP story time. Kansas Education Commissioner, Dr. Alexa Posny, was part of the "Read for the Record" campaign at Quincy Elementary School.

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Senior Citizens Vote for "Silver Plan" for Elderly

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Senior citizens would like to see an alert system for missing elderly people. The Silver-Haired Legislature voted Thursday to urge lawmakers to establish a "Silver Plan."

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Topeka Police Investigate Robbery

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Topeka police need your help identifying a suspect who stole a woman's purse and used her ATM card. An ATM camera caught this picture of the suspect.

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Armenians Observe Kansas Nuclear Disaster Drill

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Leaders from Armenia are observing exercises simulating a potential accident at Wolf Creek Nuclear Plant Thursday. They're learning how Kansas officials would respond to a potential nuclear disaster.

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