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Lawsuit Settled With Local University

Posted: 09/16/2008 - The University of Wisconsin-Madison says it has settled a lawsuit accusing a Kansas university of infringing on its ``Motion W'' logo. UW-Madison spokesman Casey Nagy says Washburn University in Topeka has agreed to modify its W logo.

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New Statistics Show Kansas Crime Rates Up

Posted: 09/16/2008 - New FBI figures show a slight decline in violent crime nationwide last year, but Kansas is a different story. The FBI's 2007 report on crime statistics shows violent crimes down by seven-tenths of 1 percent nationwide, while Kansas recorded a 7-percent increase from the previous year.

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Sebelius Campaigns In Iowa Tuesday

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius says recent presidential campaign polling in the upper Midwest shows the region is still in play for both parties. Sebelius campaigned in Iowa Tuesday for Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama.

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Army Official Praises Ike

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Army official praises response to Ike. It is part of an examination on government response to the storm.

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KC Teacher Sentenced

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Former teacher sentenced to 51 months in prison for Internet case in Kansas City, Kan. He pleaded guilty to the crime in February.

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Sebelius Campaigns For Obama

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius says traditionally red upper midwest states may still be in play for Democratic candidate Barack Obama.

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Community Art Center Tribute To Local Art Therapist

Posted: 09/16/2008 - For decades, the capital city has been a great resource for art therapy, all thanks to one local man. Bob Ault is nationally known for pioneering the field of art therapy. He did so largely from his art academy in Topeka.

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Life for Kelsey Smith's Killer

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Edwin Hall, who pleaded guilty to the 2007 kidnapping, rape, and murder of 18 year-old Kelsey Smith, was sentenced to life in prison in a Johnson Co. Courtroom

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Bidder for Wyandotte Casino Drops Out

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Pinnacle Ent. withdrew its application to build the new casino approved for Wyandotte Co., leaving only three applicants from whom the state can choose. Twenty-five million dollar application fee will be refunded.

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Step Up For Children 2008

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Thousands of children in Kansas have no health insurance, live in poverty, and are abused or neglected, it is for that reason that dozens gathered this morning at the statehouse.

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Missouri Soldier Dies in Iraq

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Military officials say a Missouri soldier assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska, has died in Iraq. U.S. Army Alaska says Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Sexton, a military policeman assigned to the 164th Military Police Company, died in Balad.

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Flooding in Emporia Causes Headaches

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Flooding in Emporia has closed Southbound Highway 99 and Highway 57. The Cottonwood River swelled over its banks flooding the Sodens Grove area of Emporia. Officials say the highway will remain closed at least through Monday night.

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Namesake Donates Money to Sports Park

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Louise Hummer donated $50,000 to Hummer Sports Park Monday. The park is named after her and her late-husband Dana Hummer. Dana was once the Topeka Police Chief. Today's donation comes on the fifth anniversary of the first sporting event ever held at the facility.

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Gov. Sebelius to Campaign for Obama in Iowa

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to campaign in Iowa for Sen. Barack Obama Tuesday. She will hold town hall meetings in Ceder Rapids and West Burlington and a Brown Bag Lunch in Iowa City in between.

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Emergency Blood Drive at Washburn University

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Community Blood Center and the Student Activities and Greek Life office at Washburn University are co-sponsoring an emergency blood drive Tuesday. You can stop by without an appointment between ten a.m. and four p.m. at the lower level of the Petro Allied Health Center on the Washburn University campus.

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Kansas National Guard Offers Assistance to Texas

Posted: 09/15/2008 - KS Adjutant General Tod Bunting says the state is waiting to hear what Texas needs as it launches recovery efforts from Hurricane Ike. Monday, rescuers found 60 survivors in an isolated area near Galveston. The death toll stands at 39 in ten states.

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Topeka Man to Serve More than 5 Years in Fed. Prison

Posted: 09/15/2008 - 39-year-old Terry Carr of Topeka is sentenced to more than five years in federal prison on drug trafficking and firearm charges. He pleaded guilty to the charges in August 2007. He was arrested in 2006.

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What Does the Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Mean for Kansans?

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Jim Hanna, personal financial adviser in Topeka, says the economic hardtimes may cause short term stresses for northeast Kansas residents, but he encourages people to reevaluate their financial plans for the future and stay focused on the bigger picture.

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Golfers Help Local Children in Need

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Golfers took a swing at helping kids Monday. The eighth annual "Big Hearts for Little Hearts" golf tournament teed off Monday afternoon at Topeka Country Club.

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