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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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Trial Date Set For Man Accused of Nearly 70 Counts of Rape

Posted: 10/23/2008 - A trial date is now set 39-year-old Ben Hinchsliff. Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson told 13 news that Hinchsliff’s trial was set for January 12th to 16th. He is charged with having sex with a child just 10 years old at the time of the first offense.

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K-State Continues Making Case for Hosting Lab

Posted: 10/23/2008 - K-State continues to make its case to become home to a new biolab. A site near Roberts Hall on the Manhattan Campus is among five finalists for the National Bio-and-Agro Defense Facility.

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Man Arrested in Pottawatmoie Co. on Rape Charges

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office says a 38-year-old reported Tuesday evening she was a victim of rape, battery and unlawful restraint by a male acquaintance. They arrested 27-year-old Roberto Carloos Sasa-Barrientos of Manhattan. He is being held without bond and is awaiting formal charges.

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25,000 to Receive Money from Topeka Municipal Court

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Nearly 25,000 people are due to receive refund checks from Topeka Municipal Court. The checks average $6.53 but the city is spending another $4.80 to process each of those checks. The refunds ranging from one to ten dollars are going to people who overpaid court costs between July 2002 and February 2006.

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School Employees Reminded: Keep Partisan Politics at Home

Updated: 10/23/2008 - As the election nears, school employees are reminded to keep partisan politics at home. Many local schools have policies prohibiting teachers and staff from expressing their political views on school time. Just this week, a Shaner Elementary paraprofessional was asked to change when she wore an Obama shirt to school.

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Trial Date Set for Topeka Man Charged in Fatal Shooting

Posted: 10/23/2008 - A trial date is set for the man charged in a fatal shooting at a Topeka bar. James Qualls, 23, will head to trial November 10. He's charged in the July 16th shooting death of Joseph Beier Jr. at the Whiplash Bar, at 21st and California.

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Final Debate Thursday in Second Congressional Seat Race

Posted: 10/23/2008 - With election day less than two weeks away the race for the 2nd Congressional seat remains a hot one. Incumbent Congresswoman, Democrat Nancy Boyda and her Republican opponent, State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, will have their final debate Thursday night.

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Leavenworth Inmates Attack Officers

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Two officers at the Leavenworth Detention Facility are hospitalized after being assaulted by inmates. The Kansas City Star reports the officers are in stable condition, but the extent of their injuries has not been released.

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Former President George H.W. Bush to Visit KU

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Former President George H.W. Bush will visit the University of Kansas next month to accept the 2008 Dole Leadership Prize. The award is bestowed by the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, located at the university campus.

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8 Wonders of Kansas Art Announced Thursday

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The 8 Wonders of Kansas Art were announced Thursday. The top eight were selected by public vote. More than nine thousand people from across Kansas voted, as well as forty-six states and nine foreign countries.

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Mom Gets 25 Years for "Precious Doe" Murder

Posted: 10/23/2008 - A judge handed down a 25-year prison sentence for the mother of a 3-year-old girl who was beheaded and for years was known only as ``Precious Doe.''

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Topeka Police Investigate Pizza Robbery

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Police are investigating a robbery of a pizza delivery driver in Topeka Wednesday night. Authorities say they received a call around 11:40 p.m. that a Pizza Hut delivery driver had been robbed in the 3400 block of Girard.

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Capital City School Holds Pancake Breakfast

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Eggs, bacon, and pancakes were offered up by the student council at Capital City Thursday morning. The students used the breakfast as an opportunity to raise funds and gain leadership skills.

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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.

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Inmates Assault 2 Jail Officers

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Two officers at the Leavenworth Detention Facility are hospitalized after being assaulted by inmates.

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