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Moderate Calif. Quake A Drill For The `Big One'

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Despite shaking a large swath of Southern California, a magnitude-5.4 earthquake was not the "Big One" that scientists have long feared. Still, it rattled nerves, causing people to vow to step up their emergency preparations.

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Amber Alert Issued In Mass. For 4 Children

Posted: 07/30/2008 - State police issued an Amber Alert on Wednesday for four children taken with their mother from an apartment where another woman was found fatally stabbed.

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Are Fido and Fluffy Kitty too Fat?

Updated: 07/30/2008 - 54 million overweight cats and dogs in the US are in need of shedding a few pounds for the health's sake. What can you do to help your pet is the question.

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Fort Riley Retirees Honored in Ceremony

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Soldiers and civilians are honored each month on Fort Riley in a retirement ceremony. Wednesday, July 30, 26 retirees were honored.

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Meet the Big Brothers Big Sisters Couple of the Year

Updated: 07/30/2008 - John and Barb Fencl prove being a part of a child's life through Big Brothers Big Sisters doesn't have to be a solo act. They've spent the last four months as a Big Couple for nine-year-old Christopher Starr.

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Intruder Kills Ellsworth Man, 72; Arrested

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Suspect allegedly shot his victim in the latter's rural home near Interstate 70 after a struggle, was caught after after a chase when he turned onto a dead end road on a wind farm.

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Three Suspects Wanted in Kwik Shop Robbery

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Topeka police are investigating a convenience store armed robbery. It happened at the Kwik Shop at 21st and Randolph. Authorities say three male suspects entered the store with guns and demanded money.

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Topeka Police Search for Robbery Suspect

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Topeka police are investigating a Tuesday morning armed robbery. It happened at the Kwik Shop at 1114 NW Topeka Blvd. at about 1:15a.m. Authorities report the suspect entered the store, showed a black handgun, demanded money from the clerk and then took the money and ran from the store.

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Budget Hearings: Back off TPAC

Posted: 07/29/2008 - City council members are putting pen to paper and getting ready to crunch some budget numbers for next year. About a dozen people stepped forward Tuesday night to give them some advice before they start.

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Fort Riley to Celebrate National Night Out

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Fort Riley will celebrate National Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 1 on Cavalry Parade Field. National Night Out is a night for law enforcement and communities to unite and take a stand against crime.

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Volunteers Gear Up to "Light the Night"

Posted: 07/29/2008 - The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society held a kickoff for the Topeka "Light the Night" Walk Tuesday night. This year's event is October 18th at Washburn University.

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Father Accused of Beating Two-Month Old Son

Posted: 07/29/2008 - 24-year old Douglas Bibbs of Wheaton, KS is accused of aggravated battery, child abuse and aggravated endangering of a child. Authorities say his two-month old son was beaten so severely, he's hospitalized in critical condition.

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Boyfriend Sentenced to Probation in Toilet Seat Case

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Kory McFarren will spend a year on probation and undergo a mental evaluation. His girlfriend spent two years locked in the bathroom, and a month on the toilet seat, during which time she became physically stuck to it.

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Topeka Business Lends Helping Hand to Competitor

Posted: 07/29/2008 - One downtown business decided watching a competitor going out of business would not be a good thing -- and decided to lend a helping hand. It is a true sign of neighbor helping neighbor in Topeka.

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Two More Plead Guilty in Case of Unrecognized Tribe

Posted: 07/29/2008 - A woman who served as secretary of state for a group claiming to be an American Indian tribe pleaded guilty to harboring illegal immigrants. Prosecutors say the group told immigrants claiming tribal membership would confer U.S. citizenship.

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Kansas Woman Gets 60-year-old Letter in the Mail

Posted: 07/29/2008 - A letter postmarked Nov. 11th, 1948 never reached its destination in Connecticut - but it took until last week before it came back to the return address of the Lawrence woman who mailed it. It was stamped, "Found in supposedly empty equipment."

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Kline Raises $83,000 for DA's Race in 6 Weeks

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Campaign finance reports show Johnson Co. DA Phill Kline raised more more in six weeks than his opponent, Steve Howe, did in an entire year. Kline is running for a four-year term after being appointed in Jan. 2007. Howe is a former assistant DA.

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Judge: 6 Jurors OK in Abortion Provider's Trial

Posted: 07/29/2008 - A Sedgwick County judge Tuesday denied a motion by Dr. George Tiller's defense to have a 12-person jury hear his misdemeanor trial. Tiller faces 19 counts of failing to get an independent second opinion before performing late-term abortions.

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Woodlands Continues Negotiating for Slots

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Despite announcing that it will close its doors, the Woodlands in Kansas City, KS continues negotiating with the state over slot machines. The track's manager is hopeful of reaching a deal for up to 800 slots.

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