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13's Stephanie Ramos Prepares for Iraq

Updated: 10/25/2008 - When 13's First LT Stephanie Ramos found out she was being deployed to Iraq this past June, she packed up her things and started training.

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Sony Tells Phelps to Stop Song

Posted: 10/25/2008 - The Rev. Fred Phelps' group known for picketing soldiers' funerals around the country has been accused by a music company of violating copyright laws.

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Closing School to Get New Life

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Heritage Christian School will buy the East Indianola Elementary Building for $500,000. The Seaman Board of Education approved the deal today at a special meeting today. East Indianola will close at the end of the year as the district consolidated schools.

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Young Leaders Learn Community Lessons

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Students from Shawnee Heights Middle School visited Topeka's Let's Help organization. They heard what the organization does, pitched in a little and they also heard a talk from Topeka City Manager Norton Bonaparte.

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Chapman Residents Make Strides in Rebuilding

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Chapman residents devastated by a tornado that ripped through their town are making big strides this week in rebuilding it. John and Kay Londeen owned and operated a funeral home and hardware store.

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One Topeka Road to Close, Another Opens

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Topeka officials celebrated completion Friday of a $2.3 million rebuilding of the intersection of Golden, 10th & 6th streets. Meantime, MacVicar from 2nd to 6th will be closed Saturday while a project there continues.

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KU Student Killed in Car Accident Thursday

Posted: 10/24/2008 - A University of Kansas student was killed in a two vehicle accident. It happened around 1:40 p.m. Thursday on K-10 highway, a mile west of Lawrence.

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Topeka Postal Worker Honored With Reward

Posted: 10/24/2008 - A United States Postal worker is being recognized for all his years of service. Brian McCann was presented Friday with the 2008 Topeka Post Office Sunflower Award. The award honors those who have continuously provided customers with exceptional service.

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Police Identify Bodies Found in Lawrence

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Lawrence Police say there are no signs of foul play in the deaths of two men whose bodies were found in a wooded area near the city's Amtrak station Friday afternoon. They are identified as an 18-year old from Oklahoma and a 29-year old from Indiana.

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Porubsky's to Serve Up Documentary of Memories

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Porubsky's Deli, 508 NE Sardou, invited people to a "story swap" Friday night. The memories will be complied into a documentary on the store that's been open for more than 60 years in Topeka.

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Formalwear Store Celebrates Grand Opening

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Savvi Formalwear is holding a celebration to mark the opening of its Hispanic location at SW 17th and Fairlawn. The event began Friday and continues from 11 am to 4 pm Saturday.

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Community Remembers 3-year old Shooting Victim

Posted: 10/24/2008 - About 30 people gathered outside Topeka's Cathedral Square Apartments to remember Tre'vonte Williams-Lucas. The three-year old was shot last week Friday and died the next day.

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Funeral Arrangements Set for Tre'vonte Williams-Lucas

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Funeral arrangements for three year old Tre'vonte Williams-Lucas, who died of a gunshot wound last week, have been set. His family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. A service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel.

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Jennifer Hudson's Mother, Brother Shot and Killed

Updated: 10/24/2008 - Chicago police say the mother and brother of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson were found shot to death Friday. They've also issued an Amber Alert for a 7-year old boy, identified as the mother's grandson.

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Bond Issues on Nov. 4th Ballots

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Manhattan USD 383, USD 364 in Marshall County, and USD 441 in Nemaha County will vote on multi-million dollars bonds to fund school improvements. Cloud County will vote on a $28.9 million bond that would fund a County Hospital to be located in Concordia

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Four Topeka DJ's Fired by Cumulus Broadcasting

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Sources tell 13 News Rich and Louann at US 103 FM, Chris Gallagher of KMAJ FM and K.C. Garrett of V100 FM all were let go today. The staff at those stations was told it’s a matter of budget cuts being made at the stations.

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Bodies Found in Tent in Lawrence

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Lawrence Police found two deceased male bodies in a tent in a wooded area just north of the Lawrence Amtrak station at 413 E. 7th Street. Stay tuned to 13 News for more information as further details are released.

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Election to Decide Fate of Three School Buildings

Updated: 10/24/2008 - A Holton USD 336 bond issue would bring all Pre-K through 5th grade classes into one new building, leaving the Colorado Elementary building and the district office building for sale, while the offices move to the Central Elementary building. A similar issue failed in 2003.

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39 Immigrants become U.S. Citizens

Posted: 10/24/2008 - 39 people from 19 countries became U.S. citizens during a ceremony at Topeka's federal courthouse Friday.

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Kids Trick-or-Treat at Plaza West

Posted: 10/24/2008 - A treat spanned generations at Plaza West retirement facility Friday. Capital City Moms Club members brought their children, dressed in Halloween costumes, to trick or treat.

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Two People Arrested in Attempted Burglary

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Two people are behind bars for an attempted burglary that was thwarted by a big rig. It happened at a business in the 3300 block of SW 77th around noon Thursday. Authorities say the two "would-be" burglars saw the business owner arrive, and when they tried to escape in their truck, the businessman used an 18-wheeler to block them in.

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