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Economic Stimulus Check Deadline Nearing for Shawnee County

Posted: 10/08/2008 - If you need some extra spending cash time is running out. The IRS is reporting that there are 2,520 retirees and disabled veterans in Shawnee County who have not filed for their economic stimulus checks.

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Topeka Police Search For Missing Man

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Topeka police are asking for your help in locating a missing man. 31-year-old Jason Michael McNaughton was last seen at the Motel 6 at 709 SW Fairlawn on September 20 around 12:00 a.m.

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Goodyear Plant Layoffs Next Week

Updated: 10/08/2008 - Union and Goodyear plant officials confirmed Wednesday that radial truck operations will be shut down next week.

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Soldiers Load Guns, Get Back on Training Field

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Fort Riley is conducting live fire exercises to give soldiers practice performing movement to contact, enter and clear a room and treat and evacuate casualties.

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Free Mental Health Screenings Offered

Posted: 10/07/2008 - The Behavioral Health Services Department at Stormont Vail West is providing free mental screenings Friday, October 10th from noon until 5 p.m. at the Valeo Behavioral Health Care Center at 300 SW Oakley.

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Topeka Welcomes SCCA Drivers with Parade

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Topeka celebrated the Festival of Speed by welcoming Sports Car Club of America drivers to town with a parade through downtown Topeka. The Festival of Speed precedes the SCCA runoffs this weekend at Heartland Park. The runoffs begin Friday at 8 a.m. They end Sunday at about 4:30 p.m.

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U.S. Attorney's Citizen's Academy in Topeka Meets

Posted: 10/07/2008 - About twenty people are getting the chance to learn how federal investigators and prosecutors really do their job. The members of the U.S. Attorney's Citizens Academy in Topeka got to hear from field agents and prosecutors about how the federal justice system operates.

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Washburn Rural Streakers Punishment Not Yet Set

Updated: 10/08/2008 - Two juniors who ran onto the field naked at the Washburn Rural - Highland Park football game are entitled to full hearings according to USD 437 administrators. Their punishments would be determined after that hearing. No date has been set on that so far.

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Council Tackles TV, Sumner Issues

Posted: 10/07/2008 - City 4 Television survives, as Jeff Preisner cancelled his proposal to do away with the coverage. Also, the fate of the Sumner School was decided.

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Topeka Gas Prices Hit a Low

Posted: 10/07/2008 - The Quick Stops at 6th and Lane and 6th and Clay have been selling gas at $2.69 a gallon today.

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AYP Problem Fixed For Three Topeka Schools

Posted: 10/07/2008 - The data excluded the performance of a number of students according to Topeka Public Schools and the Kansas State Department of Education.

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McDonald's and Local Schools Team Up for Good Cause

Posted: 10/07/2008 - McDonald's and local schools teamed up to raise money for a good cause made our Good News Live at Five. Today marks "Mc-Teacher's Night," where schools have a chance to boost school budgets.

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Local Radio Personality to Receive Greatest Honor

Posted: 10/07/2008 - A local radio personality is being honored for all her years in the business. KTPK Country Legend's 106.9's Marlena Adkison will be inducted into the Kansas Country Music Hall of Fame during Saturday night's show at the Middle Creek Theatre near Louisburg, KS.

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Kansas Man Wins $20,000 in State Lottery

Posted: 10/07/2008 - A Kansas man whose girlfriend was physically stuck to the toilet in their home wins $20,000 in the state lottery for the second time this year.

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SRS Awards Kansans With Disabilities Grant Money

Posted: 10/07/2008 - The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has awarded grant money to seven community agencies. The grants are aimed at promoting independent living for people with disabilities.

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Teacher Suspended for Students' Pro-Obama Chants

Posted: 10/07/2008 - A teacher at a Kansas City charter school has been suspended after video of his public school students chanting praise of Barack Obama was posted on YouTube.com.

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Taxes Take Center Stage at Debate Monday in Lawrence

Posted: 10/07/2008 - The candidates for Kansas' 2nd Congressional District seat argued about taxes during their second debate Monday night. Republican Lynn Jenkins accused incumbent Democrat Nancy Boyda of voting for the nation's largest-ever tax increase.

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Kansas Woman Jumps From Truck and Dies

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Authorities in Georgia say a 50-year-old northeast Kansas woman is dead after jumping from a moving truck driven by her boyfriend. Police said Julie Ann Wright of Circleville was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday.

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California Man Pleads Guilty to Failing to Pay Child Support

Posted: 10/07/2008 - A California man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of failing to make child support payments for a child in Kansas. Christopher L. Mason, 30, of Modesto, admitted Tuesday that Sumner County District Court ordered him to make child support payments in 1998 for a child born in 1995.

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Jury Selection Begins Tuesday in Riley County in Murder Case

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Jury selection may be complete Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of Kevin Hernandez in Riley County District Court. The 20-year-old is accused of killing his former roommate, Adam Hooks, cutting up the body and stuffing the pieces into trash bags which were found in the victim's jeep.

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