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Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Conviction in "Midway Murders"

Posted: 10/17/2008 - The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld a conviction in the so-called "Midway Murders." Martin Vasquez was sentenced to at least 40 years in prison for killing his estranged wife, her father and a city council member she had been dating in December 1998 in Kinsley, Kansas.

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New Trail Access Unveiled

Posted: 10/17/2008 - City leaders join community members on cutting the ribbon for a new access to the Shunga Trail at SW 29th and Oakley in Topeka.

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Students Question President at Haskell Indians Nation University

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Students at Haskell Indian Nations University are raising concerns about the school's president. Some of them held a rally Friday while the state board of regents was visiting campus. They say controversy has surrounded university President Dr. Linda Sue Warner in recent months.

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Feds Charge Kansas Tobacco Firm in Fraud Scheme

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Federal prosecutors charge the owner of a Kansas tobacco wholesaler and his business associates with a scheme to avoid paying taxes on cigarettes. The government alleges in a 43-count indictment unsealed Friday that the scam cost the state of Oklahoma and Indian tribes $25 million in tax revenue.

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Shaner Elementary Students Recognized Friday

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Local elementary school students are being recognized for all their hard work. Shaner Elementary had their first quarter awards assembly Friday for grades K-5.

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Topeka High Students Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted: 10/17/2008 - A local school is doing its part as well to help the fight the fight against breast cancer.disease. Topeka High School students held a door decorating contest Friday in an effort to raise awareness of the disease during the month of October.

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Bras Across the Kaw Awareness Campaign

Posted: 10/17/2008 - With Breast Cancer Awareness Month in full swing the community is pitching in to help fight the disease. More than 800 brassieres were strung across the North Lawrence River Bridge Friday, all part of the "Bras Across the Kaw Awareness Campaign."

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United Way Big Step Towards Six Million Goal

Posted: 10/17/2008 - The United Way of greater Topeka is a big step toward its six million dollar fundraising goal, thanks to employees of Hill's Pet Nutrition. Hill's set a personal business goal of one million dollars and certainly rose to the occasion.

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Ottawa Teacher Accused of Sexual Relations with Student

Posted: 10/17/2008 - A former Central Heights High School teacher is accused of unlawful sexual relations with a student. Bryce Mulkey, 27, was arrested Thursday in Franklin County, following an investigation into his actions with a 17-year-old student at Central Heights...

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Kansas Woman Pleads No Contest to Helping Contender Escape

Posted: 10/17/2008 - A woman pleaded no contest Friday to charges she helped a sexual predator escape from Larned State Hospital. Colean McCoy, 55, of Great Bend, was charged in the August 5th escape of 50-year-old Perry Isley, from the hospital's sexual predator treatment program.

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Body Found In River Is Missing Man Of Topeka

Updated: 10/19/2008 - The body found in the Kansas River has been identified as that of a man reported missing last month. The body is that of 31-year-old Jason Michael McNaughton of Topeka.

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Blogtoberfest at WIBW

Posted: 10/17/2008 - A loyal group of WIBW viewers took an opportunity to meet each other face to face on Friday.

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Sebelius Appoints Five to Encourage Volunteerism in Kansas

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Governor Sebelius has appointed Thomas Bishop, Holton; Brenda Bowers, Abilene; Rodney Buchele, Garden City; Gary Emry, Fort Scott; and William Swinney, Topeka, to the Kansas Volunteer Commission.

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Speedway Chief: Smoking Ban Could Nix Kan. Casino

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Kansas Speedway's chief executive officer suggests a smoking ban in Wyandotte County might prevent construction of a new state-owned casino in Kansas City, Kan.

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Rep. Moore, Jordan Spar Over Financial Turmoil

Updated: 02/16/2009 - Challenger Nick Jordan contends Moore, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, had a key role in causing that turmoil. Moore is seeking his fifth term in the 3rd District, in the Kansas City area.

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Grain Cars Slip off Tracks in Scranton

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A pair of grain cars slid off a damaged side track in Scranton Wednesday night. Authorities say they never tipped or spilled. Rail traffic also was not disrupted.

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Music Aids Cancer Recovery

Posted: 10/16/2008 - The Cotton-O'Neil Cancer Center features weekly piano-playing volunteers to give cancer patients and their families a lift.

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Statehouse Hosts Display Honoring African-Americans

Posted: 10/16/2008 - "From Freedom's Shadow African Americans and the United States Capitol" is the title of the traveling exhibit. It tells how both free and enslaved blacks help construct the US Capitol building.

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Keep the Lights on After School

Updated: 10/17/2008 - Community First held its first-ever "Lights on After School" rally Thursday at Abbott Community Center.

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USD 501 Board Meets at McEachron

Posted: 10/16/2008 - It's part of the board's continuing efforts to get a first-hand look at the district's facilities. Possible changes to the district's english language learners program were up for discussion.

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KSU President Search in Full Swing

Posted: 10/16/2008 - At Thursday's Board of Regents meeting Search Committee Chair Nelson Galle told members they've launched national advertising to find a successor to current President Jon Wefald.

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