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Manhattan Man Gets Life for Killing Ex-Roommate

Updated: 11/22/2008 - A 20-year-old Manhattan man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his former roommate and stuffing body parts into the victim's Jeep. Under the sentence Friday, Kevin Hernandez will not be eligible for parole for at least 50 years.

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Shawnee County District Judge Gets Cease and Desist Order

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Vouching for the man accused in a fatal hunting accident. earned a Shawnee County district judge a Cease and Desist order. Friday's order from the Commission on Judicial Qualifications stemmed from testimony in the case against Thomas Kent.

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Topeka Man Wins Bon Jovi Saturn Outlook

Updated: 11/22/2008 - One lucky Kansas man gets to drive home in a brand new ride and didn't pay a dime for it. Michel Horton, of Topeka, today got to claim his prize, a special edition Bon Jovi Saturn Outlook.

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Council Grove Dedicates New City Hall Building

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Council Grove cut the ribbon on its new city hall Friday night. Community members were invited to check it out. The building is dedicated in memory of the late Cecil Claire "C.C." Hutchinson.

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Emporia Celebrates Theatre Restoration

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Granada Theatre in Emporia has reopened following a 14-year restoration effort. The 1929 structure had been slated for demolition.

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Topeka Fire Departments Views "Cold Fire" Products

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Cold Fire Law Enforcement demonstrated its fire suppression products at the Topeka Fire headquarters Friday. Company reps say the foam substance attaches itself to the actual source of the fuel causing the fire, and extinguishes it.

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Kansas Children's Cabinet Awards $11 million

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Kansas Children's Cabinet announced the first 14 recipients of its Early Childhood Block Grants Friday. The total awarded was $11 million. The money comes from the state's share of the tobacco settlement.

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Boy Calls 911 to Save Mom

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Ten year old Trey Woltje called 911 after his mom had a bad asthma attack and went unconscious. Trey was able to give the dispatcher his address and help with directions to his house.

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Seaman High School Goes Pink

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Some staff members at Seaman High School wore pink t-shirts to help promote an anti-bullying campaign that got its start in Canada.

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Eat Garlic and Live to 109

Updated: 11/21/2008 - 109 years old, Catherine Carter, will not miss a meal without her garlic cloves and don't forget the parsley.

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Attorney: Floyd Murder Charges to be Dismissed

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Defense attorney Dan Monnat says prosecutors plan to dismiss all charges against Chad and Shannon Floyd, who are accused of killing the woman's ex-boyfriend.

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3 in Running for House Minority Leader

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Three Democrats are in the running for House minority leader to replace Dennis McKinney, who has been named state treasurer. They are Jim Ward of Wichita, Paul Davis of Lawrence, and Bill Feuerborn of Garnett.

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Kan. AG Clears Commissioners in Video Flap

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Attorney General Steve Six concludes three Wyandotte County officials didn't intentionally violate the law by appearing in a video promoting a company that wanted to operate a state-owned casino.

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Grant to Help Parents Afford Child Care in Riley County

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Kansas Children's Cabinet has announced that the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation will be awarded $400,000 in 2009 to assist families with child care needs. The funds will come from tobacco settlement dollars in the State's first Early Childhood Block Grant.

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A New Fire Extinguisher That Saves Lives

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Several local police and emergency agencies gathered on Friday to witness a very important demonstration of a unique new life saving tool called Cold Fire.

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Pay Your 2008 Taxes On-Line

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The 2008 property tax statements will be mailed Monday, Nov. 24. There is a new design to the tax statements this year because the County Treasurer's office is using a lockbox service.

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Man Fires Gun at Police Officer

Updated: 11/21/2008 - A Topeka man was arrested for firing shots at an officer that arrived at 924B SW Western in reference to calls from people in the area who heard gunfire. Two men and a woman were taken into custody. There was also a newborn in the trailer.

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Govt. Growth Keeps Kan. Employment from Shrinking

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Department of Labor reports that the number of Kansans holding nonfarm jobs grew by about 8,600 compared with October 2007. That's an increase of six-tenths of 1 percent.

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Ford County Casino Remains on Track

Updated: 11/21/2008 - With the state's four-casino agenda shaken by the withdrawals of two developers, officials say plans for a casino in Dodge City remain firmly on track.

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