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New Deputy Fire Chief Named

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Topeka Fire Chief Howard Giles has named Jeff Davis, Fort Scott, as the new Deputy Chief of Operations. Davis was chosen from six final candidates, two internal and four external.

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Fourth-grade Girl Scouts Get Tour of WIBW-TV

Posted: 09/05/2008 - A special group got a behind-the-scenes tour of the WIBW-TV studios this afternoon. The Fourth-grade girl scouts from Jay Shideler Elementary are working on their weather badges. And Jeremy Goodwin volunteered to help them earn it by showing them the basics of his job.

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Man Convicted of Raping 7-year old Girl

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Jurors found 21-year old Raymone Levy guilty of raping a 7-year old girl. Prosecutors say they will seek a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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Vote Set on Manhattan School District Bond

Posted: 09/05/2008 - A $97.5 million bond issue for USD 383 is set to be on the Nov. 4th ballot. The money would add space for an expected 30% enrollment increase over the next decade.

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Eisenhower Papers go Public

Posted: 09/05/2008 - More than 40,000 pages of documents released Friday also share Ike's comments on the presidential hopefuls of 40 years ago.

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Roberts, Slattery to Square Off Saturday

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Veteran Senator Pat Roberts and longtime former Topeka Congressman Jim Slattery talk up the issues tomorrow on the second day of the State Fair.

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Court Hears Case of Judicial Questionnaires

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The Kansas Supreme Court will decide whether having judges answer questionairres about their personal beliefs and positions on certain issues violates professional ethics.

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Judge Rules in Tribal Casino Case

Updated: 09/05/2008 - A Shawnee County judge has temporarily blocked Harrah's from using a customer list from the Prairie Band Potawatomi tribal casino for two years. The tribe sued saying Harrah's quest to manage a state-owned casino violates a non-compete agreement.

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Three Wichita Men Waive Extradition in Homicide Case

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Reno County authorities are still unsure when three Wichita men suspected of killing a Hutchinson man will be brought back to Kansas. The men waived an extradition hearing in Oklahoma. They face weapons charges there. They were arrested after an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper pulled them over in Stillwater.

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Court Hears Case of Judicial Questionnaires

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The Kansas Supreme Court is asked to decide if a judge or candidate for judge violates ethics code by answering questionnaires. Attorneys argue the issue pits free speech rights against the due process of rights of those that appear in the courtroom.

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NYC Firefighters Help Out in Greensburg

Posted: 09/05/2008 - More than 30 firefighters from NYC will be helping Greensburg build a new 4-H county fairground pavilion and to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The New York group is thanking the community for the support they received following the attacks.

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Judge: Kidnap Suspect OK for Trial

Posted: 09/05/2008 - A judge in Sedgwick County rules that the man accused of kidnapping a Wichita-area convenience store clerk in June can stand trial. His preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 11. The woman was held at a Wichita house for three days.

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Boyda, Jenkins Agree to Five Debates

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The two candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 2nd District, Lynn Jenkins and Nancy Boyda have agreed to a series of five debates. The first will be Sept. 27th at Pittsburg State University. The next four will be in Topeka, Lawrence, and Leavenworth.

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Wanamaker Improvements Scheduled for Next Week

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Resurfacing and other improvement projects along SW Wanamaker will begin next Monday according to the city spokesman. Along with the resurfacing, a median will be extended. A news conference to discuss project will be held at 2 p.m. today at Cyrus K. Holliday Building.

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Roberts, Slattery to Debate at State Fair

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Senator Pat Roberts and his Democratic challenger, Jim Slattery, will square off for the first time Saturday morning at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.

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Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Receives Grant for Drug Court

Posted: 09/04/2008 - A local tribe will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight substance abuse. U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren announced Thursday the Prairie Band Potawatomi's "Healing to Wellness Court" will receive $350,000 in federal funding.

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Deadline Extended for Cypress Ridge Management Bids

Posted: 09/04/2008 - With Shawnee County this week chipping in an annual property tax amount for Cypress Ridge Golf Course, the City of Topeka extended the deadline for submitting bids to manage the course to Sept. 12. The city wanted contractors to consider the new information.

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501 Hears Title I Report

Posted: 09/04/2008 - The Topeka 501 school district heard the first major report on the Title I program, which deals with disadvantaged students.

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