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MGP Consolidating Protein, Starch Operations

Posted: 11/06/2008 - MGP Ingredients is shutting down its starch and protein manufacturing operations at its Illinois plant and consolidating them at its facility in Atchison. The company says it is cutting from 70 to 80 jobs companywide, including 40 at the plant in Pekin, Illinois

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KDOT Discusses Hwy 24 With Public

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The Kansas Department of Transportation today discussed the Highway 24 corridor with the public. A traffic study discussed at an open house tonight is the first part of a combination of two corridor studies currently being conducted.

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Rise in P.A.D. Spurs Creation of Topeka Clinic

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Peripheral arterial disease is a narrowing of the artery that supplies blood to the leg. A classic symptom is leg pain. With more people diagnosed with PAD, Stormont-Vail established a specific clinic for it within the Cotton-O'Neil Heart Center.

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21st & Urish Reopens With New Roundabout

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The intersection at 21st and Urish in southwest Topeka was reopened Thursday with a new round-a-bout. It has been closed since early May. While traffic is flowing, city officials say Urish will undergo more work which will shut it off through the end of the year.

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Harrah's May Have to Drop Out of Sumner Co. Casino

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Harrah's is having trouble getting loans and financial backing for the proposed $500 million complex along the Kansas Turnpike near Mulvane in Sumner County. It is to be one of four approved state owned casinos.

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Budget Deficit will be Priority One

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The Kansas Speaker of the House and his challenger say making up the revenue shortfall will be at the top of the list next year for the Legislature.

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Ranch Owners: Horses "Moved for their Safety"

Posted: 11/06/2008 - More explanations were offered Thursday after 50 horses disappeared from property in Jefferson County, and were found north of Lawrence last night.

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Kansas Man Wins $22,000 in Lotto

Posted: 11/06/2008 - A Topeka man hits the jackpot. Johnny Brown claimed a $22,000 prize Thursday by matching both red and white numbers in the Kansas Lotto two by two game.

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Lottery Announces Games to Aid Kansas Veterans

Posted: 11/06/2008 - New lottery games are heading to retailers this week in advance of Veterans Day. The new tickets, a $2 Betty Boop and $1 Military Mascots, will benefit Kansas veterans programs and help with construction of additional space at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard.

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Remains Found in Vietnam are Lenexa Marine's

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The Pentagon says remains found in South Vietnam have been identified as those of a Kansas Marine and three others whose helicopter was shot down in 1968.

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Topeka Police Search for Man on Surveillance Video

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Topeka Police are asking for your help in identifying a man who damaged a woman's car by jumping on it. It happened on October 13th around 1:40 a.m, at a tavern at Eugene and Paramore.

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Topeka Teen Gets Thirty Months in Assault Case

Posted: 11/06/2008 - One of two teens accused of attacking a Topeka High School campus police officer last winter will spend thirty months in the Juvenile Corrections Facility.

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Daycare Death Case Continues in Court Friday

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The trial continued Thursday for a day care provider accused in the death of a child who was in her care at the time. 35-year-old Michelle Bolze-Sann is charged with involuntary manslaughter and aggravated endangering of a child in the July 2007 death of Zachary Typer.

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Stolen Truck Pulled from Wakarusa River

Posted: 11/06/2008 - A passerby spotted the top of a red, F-150 truck in the Wakarusa River on 101st Street, about one-quarter mile south of Burlingame Road. Authorities saw, after pulling it out of the water, that the license plate had been removed.

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KS Speaker Candidates Focus on Budget

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The two legislators who want to be House speaker next year agree on at least one thing, dealing with the projected state budget deficit will be the top priority.

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Sebelius Seeks Ag Disaster Declaration

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is seeking an agricultural disaster designation for Sherman County, saying the severe weather hampered corn, sorghum, wheat, sunflower and pasture grass production.

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Miracle on Kansas Ave. Picked & Plucked

Updated: 11/06/2008 - The Miracle on Kansas Ave. committee along with the Westar Energy Women's Association has picked this year's Community Christmas Tree.They found the tree at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Friedrich Maisberger at 500 NE Lake.

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Record Setting Kansas Turnout.. Barely

Updated: 11/06/2008 - The secretary of state's office reports that 1,218,935 Kansans cast ballots in Tuesday's election. That's 5,827 votes more than the previous record, set in 2004.

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Three Local Inns Offer Free Rooms on Holidays

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The Tharaldson Lodging Company, which operates Topeka Residence Inn by Marriott, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, and the Topeka Comfort Inn by Choice, offers free rooms on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve for those visiting loved ones in area hospitals.

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Missing Vietnam Marine Identified as Kansas Man

Updated: 11/06/2008 - The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Wednesday that the remains of four U.S. servicemen, missing from the Vietnam War -including a Lenexa, Kan. man - have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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Horses Wrangled in Civil Dispute

Updated: 11/06/2008 - Mount Bethel Farms is home for several boarded horses until a civil dispute went sour and the horses were taken.

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Veterans Learn About Job Opportunities

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Military Veterans get a look at career opportunities available for them at a career fair in Topeka Wednesday. The Kansas Department of Commerce hosted the fair at the VA Medical Center Recreation Hall building.

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