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Local Kids Enjoy Story-time Thursday

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Local students were able to enjoy their day with a VIP story time. Kansas Education Commissioner, Dr. Alexa Posny, was part of the "Read for the Record" campaign at Quincy Elementary School.

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Senior Citizens Vote for "Silver Plan" for Elderly

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Senior citizens would like to see an alert system for missing elderly people. The Silver-Haired Legislature voted Thursday to urge lawmakers to establish a "Silver Plan."

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Topeka Police Investigate Robbery

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Topeka police need your help identifying a suspect who stole a woman's purse and used her ATM card. An ATM camera caught this picture of the suspect.

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Armenians Observe Kansas Nuclear Disaster Drill

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Leaders from Armenia are observing exercises simulating a potential accident at Wolf Creek Nuclear Plant Thursday. They're learning how Kansas officials would respond to a potential nuclear disaster.

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Crash Kills KU Student, Injures Wife

Posted: 10/02/2008 - 26-year old Neil Hockenbarger was killed in a car accident in Lawrence early Thursday morning. His wife suffered minor injuries. Hockenbarger was a KU student.

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Arkansas City Mayor Apologizes for Blackface Skit

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Arkansas City Mayor Mel Kuhn is apologizing for appearing in blackface and using sexually suggestive slang in a drag queen beauty contest that was part of a weekend fundraiser. The apology followed a meeting with the NAACP.

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Southeast Kansas Casino Applications Due January 21

Posted: 10/02/2008 - With Penn National Gaming pulling out of its deal, the Kansas Lottery Commission is reopening the application process for managing a state-owned casino in Cherokee and Crawford Counties. The new deadline is January 21st.

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Credit Woes Not Affecting Topeka Loans

Updated: 10/02/2008 - Senators have passed the much criticized "bailout bill" by 74-25 vote Wednesday sending it now to the House. A vote is expected this Friday.

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Crash Kills KU Student, Injuries Wife

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Police say the 26-year-old KU student missed a turn and lost control of his car shortly after midnight Thursday, causing the vehicle to hit a power pole and then a tree

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Boyda, Jenkins Meet in KTWU Debate

Posted: 10/02/2008 - First-term congresswoman Nancy Boyda talked up the issues with her Republican opponent, Lynn Jenkins in front of an audience for an hour on Wednesday night.

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Shots Fired in Central Park Neighborhood

Updated: 10/02/2008 - Topeka Police searched for a white or gray Pontiac Grand Am Wednesday night, following what witnesses describe as a drive-by shooting.

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Jim Zeller on Campaigning Door-to-Door

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Jim Zeller is running against State Senator Laura Kelley in the 18th District. He spoke to 13 news Wednesday about knowing constituents. If elected, he says he would give them a better voice.

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State Senator Joined at Rally by Gov.

Updated: 10/01/2008 - State senator Laura Kelly has to approach this campaign a little different than she had planned. Last weekend she fell during a parade in Alta Vista and broke her femur. Wednesday, Governor Sebelius joined her at a campaign rally in Potwin.

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Silver Hair Legislature Meets in Topeka

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Members of the Silver Hair Legislature met Wednesday to discuss different issues among the elderly. Issues discussed included revising the grandparent bill, which addresses grandparents raising their grandkids.

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3 Cities Give Opinions on US-24 Corridor

Updated: 10/10/2008 - The US-24 Study Team shared information with members of the St. George, Manhattan and Wamego communities and took their opinions to develop a plan for the future of the highway between Manhattan and Wamego.

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Highway Bridge Work to Start Thursday

Posted: 10/01/2008 - More highway work is on tap for Topeka Thursday. The bridge ramp from westbound I-470 to westbound I-70 will be closed between nine a.m. and four p.m. for deck repair work.

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Emporia Graffiti Report Hot-Line Established

Posted: 10/01/2008 - You can now help the Emporia Police Department prevent graffiti and other vandalism. The EPD has set up a hot-line for residents to report graffiti. That number is 620-341-4356. If you want to report names of people that committed the vandalism or any other property crimes - call Lyon County Crime Stoppers at 620-342-CARE.

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Emporia Group Offers to Change Smoking Ban Proposal

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Clean Air Emporia is offering to drop a requirement that businesses violating a proposed smoking ban ordinance three or more times would have their city licenses revoked. The group is pushing a smoking ban is opposed by many bar and tavern owners.

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Topeka Man Arrest For Attempted Car Theft

Posted: 10/01/2008 - 35-year-old Chad Stang of Topeka is being held for breaking into a garage in the 4200 block of NW Union Ct. around 7:30 this morning Wednesday morning. Authorities say he tried to steal a car there before the owner confronted him. He was found at a North Topeka apartment at about 9:00 a.m.

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Record Kan. Voter Turnout Possible

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh says there may be a record voter turnout in the Nov. 4 general election in Kansas. He said the high turnout is expected because of the highly contested presidential election, coupled with strong campaigns in the 2nd and 3rd congressional districts plus various local issues on the ballot.

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Essay Contest for Kansas Kids

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas is set to honor two more outstanding Kansans. And winning essays from our outstanding teen writers will be featured in January, too. Here's where to send your essay entry.

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Court Orders Mental Evaluation for Murder Suspect

Posted: 10/01/2008 - 25-year old Justin Thurber will undergo a mental evaluation at Larned State Hospital to see if he's competent to stand trial. He's accused of killing 19-year old Jodi Sanderholm in January 2007.

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Roberts, Brownback Oppose Bailout Bill

Updated: 10/01/2008 - Kansas' two Senators voted against an economic bailout bill Wednesday night. Pat Roberts' challenger, Democrat Jim Slattery, says proper regulation is needed to keep the situation from happening again.

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Topeka Community Members Lend a Hand to Build a Park

Posted: 10/01/2008 - People from around the community put in a helping hand to build a new park Volunteers from "Keep America Beautiful" and Westar employees dug in to build the new park from the ground up.

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