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Man Sentence to 23 Years for Topeka Home Invasion

Posted: 08/13/2008 - 44-year old Ernest Taylor was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison for aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. Prosecutors say he cut a screen to get into a woman's home while she was there, threatened to shoot her, and stole several coins.

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Trial Date Set for Two Accused in Topeka Murder

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Corkey Williams and Drake Kettler will stand trial Sept. 8th for the murder of James Dyer, Jr. last year. Both were bound over following a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

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Tree Planted to Honor Fallen Topeka Firefighter

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Family and friends of Capt. Tony Cox marked the one-year anniversary of his death in the line of duty by planting a tree outside Topeak fire station #8. It was the last place Cox was stationed.

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Fuel Costs Raising Electric Bills for Westar Customers

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Westar Energy says its cost for generating power has more than doubled in the past year. The increase is passed along to customers. It comes as Westar asks the KCC for a rate increase.

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Kansas Man Sues Time Warner Over Cable Boxes

Posted: 08/13/2008 - A Kansas City man is suing Time Warner Cable over the monthly fee the company charges to rent a cable box, saying he and other customers should not have to rent Time Warner's box in order to get premium channels.

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Boyda, Jenkins Spar Over Energy

Posted: 08/13/2008 - The second district race is heating up over energy -- with both candidates pointing fingers about why things haven't been done, and saying they have the ideas to take America into the future.

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Sen. Brownback Tells Dept. of Defense Not to Rush Things

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Senator Brownback says the Department of Defense needs to take time and not rush into deadlines that could push a potential bidder out of the competition to replace the Air Force's aging aerial tankers. The DOD wants a new request for proposals ready to be sent out by mid-August.

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Students Return to Washburn

Updated: 08/13/2008 - Lines of cars and students filled Washburn University Wednesday morning. Students were moving back into their apartments for the new school year.

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Back to School Time!

Updated: 04/28/2009 - It was a day full of excitement and jitters for kids and teachers returning back to school Wednesday. For some it was their first time.

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Fuel Wood Available on Fort Riley

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Fort Riley allows wood cutting to anyone who has purchased a permit. Cutting is allowed year round.

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Fort Riley Home Buying Seminar Scheduled

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Fort Riley Housing Services Office will host a seminar August 22 to help all active duty soldiers, retirees and community members learn about the ins and outs of buying a hoome.

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Army Soldier Show August 23 - 24

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Fort Riley announced the free 2008 Army Soldier Show will be held on the Kansas State University campus August 23- 24. The soldiers will showcase their musical and theatrical talents at this show for the 25th year.

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Clean-Up Planned For Sumner School

Updated: 08/13/2008 - Community First Inc. is asking for volunteers to come out this Saturday morning to help clean up the grounds at Sumner School.

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Ft. Hays St. Prof Moons Students

Updated: 08/13/2008 - A Fort Hays State professor is under investigation after an incident during a debate last March, and posted on YouTube, in which he is seen ranting jumping up and down, and dropping his pants in front of the crowd, KCTV reports

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Children's Board Skirts Recalled

Posted: 08/12/2008 - The board skirts are being recalled by Chelsea & Scott Ltd. due to a violation of lead paint standard.

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Students Get Sneak-Peak Night Before First Day

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Topeka's McEachron Elementary School was among those opening their doors for a special Tuesday night preview for students and parents. USD 501 classes resume Wednesday.

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Kansas Rep Says Congress Should be Working on Energy

Posted: 08/12/2008 - U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, says Congress should not have recessed, but should have continued working on an energy policy. He wants the President or Speaker to call Congress back into session.

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Council Votes Down E-Verify

Posted: 08/12/2008 - The Topeka City Council voted down a proposal that would have brought the E-Verify system to the city, requiring every company contracting with the city to register their employees, ensuring they are not illegal aliens.

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Emergency Communications, Salaries Get Council Votes

Updated: 08/13/2008 - Topeka City Council members agreed to shifting control of the consolidated emergency communications center to the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, among items on the agenda at a busy Tuesday meeting.

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