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Harrah's Projected as Sumner Co.'s Biggest Money Maker

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Consultants claim the proposal by Harrah's for a casino in Sumner County would generate more revenue for the state than the two competing proposals, by Marvel Gaming and Penn National Gaming

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Prosecutors Can Pursue Death Penalty Against Hall

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Attorney's for Edwin Hall, who is accused of the 2007 murder of Kelsey Smith, had sought to have the death penalty taken off the table due to procedural errors by Johnson Co. DA Phill Kline

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Three Juveniles Arrested for Zoo Killings

Posted: 07/22/2008 - A 13 year-old and two 11 year-olds have been arrested for the killings of two cereopsis geese and two black swans at the David Traylor Zoo in Emporia last month.

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Ex-Gymnastics Coach Pleads in Child Sex Case

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Riverton man pleaded no contest to a child-sex charge and failing to register as a sex offender after prosecutors drop an aggravated indecent liberties and 3 of the 4 failure to register charges.

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State Universites Asked to Cut costs

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Kansas' six regents' universities are asked to cut spending as the state braces for a tax revenue shortfall. Gov. Sebelius has asked all state agencies to trim spending by 2 percent; state wants Regents to cut seven percent.

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No Survivors So Far Found Following B-52 Crash

Posted: 07/22/2008 - The Air Force continued to hold out hope of finding survivors Tuesday in the crash of a B-52 bomber off Guam, but a brigadier general said there was no evidence that any of the airmen were alive.

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Rollover Accident Claims One Life

Posted: 07/22/2008 - One person is dead after a rollover accident early this morning. Authorities say it happened at about 3:30 this morning at 75 highway and 93rd St.

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Detectives Bust Kansas Motorcycle Theft Ring

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Riley County Detectives used hard work, cooperation with other agencies and a little good old fashioned luck to recover motorcycles stolen as part of a Kansas crime ring.

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Security Benefit Names Two to Leadership Positions

Updated: 07/21/2008 - John Frye and John Guyot have been named Senior Vice Presidents. Frye is appointed to Chief Financial Officer. He joins Security Benefit from General Electric, where he served as CFO. Guyot has been promoted to General Counsel and Secretary of Security Benefit Corporation.

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Washburn Great "Buzz" Wilson Dies

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Gregory "Buzz" Wilson, 50, died of what are likely heat-related causes. He fell ill Saturday after playing four games of softball. Wilson was part of Washburn's 1987 National Championship basketball team and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Coach Snyder Addresses Juvenile Justice

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Former K-State football coach Bill Snyder spoke to the Governor's Conference on Juvenile Justice Monday on mentoring young people to keep them from committing crimes in the first place. The conference continues Tuesday.

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Sebelius' "Barack Chalk" Shirt Causes Stir at KU

Updated: 07/21/2008 - A picture of Governor Kathleen Sebelius holding a T-shirt with the words "Barack Chalk Jayhawk'' across the front has caused a bit of a stir with the University of Kansas.

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Speed Limit Increases on Sections of 29th Street

Posted: 07/21/2008 - The Shawnee County Commission Monday approved an increase in the speed limit on the 29th street corridor. It's being raised from 35 to 40 miles-per-hour on SE 29th from Wittenberg Road westward to the Topeka city limits. The speed limit southwest 29th street from Mission Woods drive to Arvonia will also go up to 40.

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Heat Sends Topekans to Hospital

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Heat-related illness led to several hospital visits in Topeka over the weekend. Symptoms include headache, weakness and nausea.

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Slattery Airing First TV Ads

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Jim Slattery, announced Monday he'll air the first television ads in his campaign Tuesday. Incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has been airing ads around the state for a few weeks.

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Shawnee County DA Race Heats Up

Updated: 07/21/2008 - The Republican primary race for Shawnee County District Attorney heats up after hopeful Eric Rucker holds a news conference near the Shawnee County Courthouse Monday morning.

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Seaman USD 345 Teachers Contract Ready for Vote

Posted: 07/21/2008 - The bargaining unit for USD 345 teachers says teachers will vote the week of Aug. 11th on a contract agreement. It increases salary 4-percent and ups the amount the district pays toward health insurance.

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Police Release Suspect Description in Purse Snatchings

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Topeka Police believe the same person is behind three purse snatchings around noon Saturday near Huntoon and Gage. The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man, 5'10-6' tall, 150-160 lbs.

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Evolution Could Swing with November Election

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Three moderates are not seeking reelection to the Kansas State Board of Education. That brings potential for a swing back to a conservative majority, which twice previously approved science standards deemphasizing evolution.

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