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Topeka Roundabout Etiquette

Updated: 09/24/2008 - Worried about roundabout etiquette? Check out RaeChelle Davis' story tonight on 13 news. She went to some local roundabouts and found out what all the fuss is about.

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Kansas on 'Worst Chance' List for Quality Pre-K Programs

Updated: 10/10/2008 - A new report unveiled Wednesday cites the number of National Institute for Early Education Research benchmarks met, state pre-k enrollment and growth rates, percentage of school districts or counties where the program is available, and funding growth as a few factors when ranking states for quality, state-funded pre-k education.

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Con Artist in Riley County

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Riley County Police warn residents about a con artist taking advantage of churches and other religious organizations in the area.

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Three-Car Accident Sends Man to Hospital With Severe Injuries

Posted: 09/23/2008 - A car accident in Topeka sends a man to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries Tuesday night. Topeka Police say three vehicles were involved in the collision where 12th and Huntoon intersect with South Topeka Boulevard. It happened about 5:45 p.m.

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A Lucky Viewer Wins RoadRunners Season Tickets

Updated: 09/23/2008 - A lucky WIBW-TV viewer won a free set of RoadRunners season tickets through our new promotion - "Text WIBW". Just send "WIBW" to 91924 for your chance to win prizes, including tickets to next Tuesday's Carrie Underwood concert in Topeka.

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KCSL Invites Candidates to Talk about Children's Issues

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Kansas Children's Service League's "Healthy Families" program invited political candidates to their regular gathering. It was part of educating families on the governing process, and educating candidates on issues facing families.

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Program Helps Topekans with Diabetes Make Healthy Choices

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas offered a program to help people with diabetes tonight. The What's Cookin' with Diabetes program is a partnership with the K-State extension office and Prime Therapeutics.

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Topeka City Council Rejects Planning Commission Appointee

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Topeka City Council members voted 5-4 to approve a resolution rejecting Carol Torrence's appointment to the planning commission. The majority opposed her appointment because she'd previously opposed a development for SW 53rd and Wanamaker.

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Get Involved in Keeping Topeka Safe

Posted: 09/23/2008 - You can help keep Topeka safe by joining the "citizen patrol." A four-hour training session will be held Saturday at the Law Enforcement Center. Contact Safe Streets before Thursday at 785-266-4606 to reserve your spot.

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KSU Career Fair Brings Record Number of Employers to Campus

Updated: 09/23/2008 - Kansas State University's All-University Career Fair boasts an all-time high of more than 340 employers, giving students more opportunities than ever to get their resumes out there and professional questions answered.

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Vicente Fox Visits Kansas State

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, visted Kansas State University for the first Landon Lecture of the school year.

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Council Discusses Connectivity

Posted: 09/23/2008 - People spoke with the Topeka City Council for more than two hours Tuesday night about whether a Topeka subdivision needed a connecting road -- or a cul de sac.

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Lynn Jenkins Releases First Campaign Ad

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Lynn Jenkins has started running her first television ad against Nancy Boyda Tuesday. In it, she says she learned "Kansas values" like being frugal and saving money by growing up on a farm in Holton. She is trying to unseat incumbent Congresswoman Nancy Boyda in the second congressional district.

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Nancy Boyda States Disapproval of Bailout Plan

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Congresswoman Nancy Boyda opposes President Bush's proposed $700 billion bailout plan. She says it will give Bush "sweeping new power with no judicial review" and "no effective oversight."

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Jackson County Hazardous Waste Facility Proposed

Posted: 09/23/2008 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is proposing a hazardous waste facility in Holton. It would serve Jackson, Atchison, Brown, and Doniphan counties. Drawings and other information will be available for review at both the Jackson County Clerk's office and KDHE's Topeka office starting Friday.

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Utility Groups Will Appeal FEMA Ice Storm Decision

Posted: 09/23/2008 - FEMA is contributing $63.5 million dollars for repairs throughout Kansas, but the Kansas Electric Cooperatives are asking for $320 million. The damage was cause by last December's ice storm. The companies plan to appeal the decision.

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Topekan Sentenced for Robbing McDonald's Restaurant

Posted: 09/23/2008 - 54-year old Randall Wayne Thomas was sentenced Tuesday to 151 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty in May to robbing a McDonald's in the Hunter's Ridge development at Hwy. 75 and NW 46th St. in Topeka.

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Most Shawnee County School Districts See Higher Numbers

Posted: 09/23/2008 - School districts reported enrollment numbers Tuesday. Most Shawnee County districts saw more students for the 2008-2009 school year, but the Shawnee Heights district saw a slight drop.

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Melgren Faces Senate Panel on Judicial Nomination

Posted: 09/23/2008 - U.S. Attorney for Kansas Eric Melgren was one of five judicial nominees questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday. He's not expected to face opposition, but it's unclear whether there's time for Congress to approve the appointment before recessing.

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Topeka Man Robbed at Knife-point

Posted: 09/23/2008 - An elderly man answered his door in Topeka and was robbed at knife point. It happened around 7:40 p.m. Monday night in the 2300 block of SE Indiana.

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Management for Cherokee County Casino Questionable

Posted: 09/23/2008 - It was a step back before moving forward. That's basically what the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission met to do Tuesday. In a teleconference they rejected Penn National Gaming's application for a state-owned casino in Cherokee County.

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