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Suspected Killer of KU Student Was in NJ before Slaying Discovered

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Investigators say Adolfo Garcia-Nunez arrived in New Jersey before authorities discovered the body of Jana Mackey inside his Lawrence home. Authorities believe Garcia-Nunez killed Mackey. He took his own life while in police custody in New Jersey.

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Trial in Sanderholm Slaying Won't be Moved

Posted: 07/08/2008 - A Cowley County judge Tuesday denied a motion to move the trial for Justin Thurber. His attorneys argued he couldn't get a fair trial there for the slaying of Jodi Sanderholm. Thurber is accused of kidnapping, raping and killing the 19-year old in January 2007.

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Atchison Under Boil Order

Posted: 07/08/2008 - People in Atchison are gradually getting their water back, but city officials say it may not be safe to drink right away, so a boil order remains in effect Tuesday. It's due to a water line that burst Monday morning.

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Food Deliveries Canceled after Theives Strike Red Cross

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Someone stole catalytic converters from 11 vehicles at the American Red Cross Midway Kansas Chapter in Wichita. While the vehicles are being repaired, the chapter had temporarily canceled its Good Neighbor Nutrition Program which serves 1000 meals a day.

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Sebelius Calls Stadium Setting for Obama a Fitting Finale

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama will accept his party's nomination next month at INVESCO Field at Mile High in Denver, rather than the Democratic Natoinal Convention site of the Pepsi Center. Convention co-chair Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says it will allow more people to take part.

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Burned Popcorn Sparks State Office Building Evacuation

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Smoke alarms sounded in the Curtis State Office Building in downtown Topeka around 3:30 Monday afternoon, prompting an evacuation. The Department of Administration says burnt microwave popcorn was to blame. Workers returned around 4 pm.

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Supporters Mark Ex-King's Birthday

Posted: 07/07/2008 - About 500 people gathered outside the summer home of Nepal's former king Monday to greet him on his 61st birthday. "We have come here to show that the people of Nepal still believe in the king and that the monarchy should be reinstated," said Muskan Poudel. Gyanendra was forced to give up his authoritarian rule in 2006 after weeks of pro-democracy protests. He was later stripped of all his powers and command of the army.

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Fort Riley Welcomes New Commander

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Brigadier General Perry Wiggins welcomed as new Assistant Division Commander for Operations for the 1st Inf. Division and Ft. Riley Monday morning. Wiggins will handle training and day-to-day operations of the division. He will also take charge when the Commanding General is absent.

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Students Make Music During Summer Break

Posted: 07/07/2008 - The Topeka Symphony is sponsoring a Summer Strings Camp and a Youth Orchestra Academy July 7-11 at Washburn University.

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KU Student in Coma After Injury Abroad

Posted: 07/07/2008 - A KU student studying abroad in France is in a coma after a fall. Details about her injuries and the fall have not been released.

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Shawnee County Joins In On Highway 24 Corridor Study

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Shawnee County commissioners agreed to a partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation, the City of Topeka and the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization to undertake a Highway 24 corridor study.

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Man Hit By Train in Lawrence Identified

Updated: 07/07/2008 - Lawrence PD says 29-year-old Edward McGowan of Lawrence was found on the tracks at 7th and Maple Saturday afternoon.

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Ways to Stop Car Thefts!

Posted: 07/07/2008 - TPD detectives offer up some common sense advice to prevent your car.. or your belongings in your car.. being stolen by thieves.

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Kansas Housing Grants

Posted: 07/07/2008 - $8 million is awarded to ten disaster-hit Kansas communities to build housing. Here's a list of the cities that will receive the help.

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