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Court Hears Case of Judicial Questionnaires

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The Kansas Supreme Court is asked to decide if a judge or candidate for judge violates ethics code by answering questionnaires. Attorneys argue the issue pits free speech rights against the due process of rights of those that appear in the courtroom.

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NYC Firefighters Help Out in Greensburg

Posted: 09/05/2008 - More than 30 firefighters from NYC will be helping Greensburg build a new 4-H county fairground pavilion and to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The New York group is thanking the community for the support they received following the attacks.

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Judge: Kidnap Suspect OK for Trial

Posted: 09/05/2008 - A judge in Sedgwick County rules that the man accused of kidnapping a Wichita-area convenience store clerk in June can stand trial. His preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 11. The woman was held at a Wichita house for three days.

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Boyda, Jenkins Agree to Five Debates

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The two candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 2nd District, Lynn Jenkins and Nancy Boyda have agreed to a series of five debates. The first will be Sept. 27th at Pittsburg State University. The next four will be in Topeka, Lawrence, and Leavenworth.

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Wanamaker Improvements Scheduled for Next Week

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Resurfacing and other improvement projects along SW Wanamaker will begin next Monday according to the city spokesman. Along with the resurfacing, a median will be extended. A news conference to discuss project will be held at 2 p.m. today at Cyrus K. Holliday Building.

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Roberts, Slattery to Debate at State Fair

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Senator Pat Roberts and his Democratic challenger, Jim Slattery, will square off for the first time Saturday morning at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.

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Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Receives Grant for Drug Court

Posted: 09/04/2008 - A local tribe will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight substance abuse. U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren announced Thursday the Prairie Band Potawatomi's "Healing to Wellness Court" will receive $350,000 in federal funding.

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Deadline Extended for Cypress Ridge Management Bids

Posted: 09/04/2008 - With Shawnee County this week chipping in an annual property tax amount for Cypress Ridge Golf Course, the City of Topeka extended the deadline for submitting bids to manage the course to Sept. 12. The city wanted contractors to consider the new information.

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501 Hears Title I Report

Posted: 09/04/2008 - The Topeka 501 school district heard the first major report on the Title I program, which deals with disadvantaged students.

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Man who Walked out of Topeka LEC Arrested

Posted: 09/04/2008 - A man who walked out of the Law Enforcement Center while being questioned about a burglary was recaptured by Topeka Police Friday morning.

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Immunization Rates for Kansas Children Increase

Posted: 09/04/2008 - A new report out Thursday shows more Kansas kids are getting immunized. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows the number of Kansas children being immunized has increased five out of the last six years.

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Shawnee County DA Candidates to Have First Meeting

Posted: 09/04/2008 - The Topeka Bar Association will host the first joint appearance Friday for Shawnee County District Attorney candidates Chad Taylor and Eric Rucker. The event is open to the group's members only.

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Man Invades Home, Robs Occupants

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Topeka Police are searching for the man who invaded a Topeka home Wednesday evening, and robbed the occupants.

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Daughter Testifies in Hit and Run Murder Case

Posted: 09/04/2008 - The trial for Ramona Morgan continues in the Douglas County second-degree murder case. Morgan's daughter, Sabrina, testified her mother fled the construction scene, in part because she thought they were being chased and shot at.

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Police Ask For You Help Solving Theft

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Topeka and Washburn Police are asking for your help solving theft of a Kubota Utility Vehicle, belonging to Washburn, was on a gray 8' x 16' utility trailer, pulled by a 1997 Chevy 4x4 truck from a North Topeka business in early August.

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Officials Call Off Search, Suspect Still Loose

Updated: 09/04/2008 - A man ran from Shawnee County Sheriff deputies Thursday afternoon after being pulled over on a routine traffic stop. Search crews called off efforts to locate him in the area of I-70 and Valencia Road and are asking anyone who see him to call the Sheriff's Office.

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Emporia State Launches Emergency Message System

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Emporia State University students, faculty, and staff can now receive emergency text alerts and e-mails. The service allows ESU to distribute emergency messages to thousand of subscribers in a timely manner. The only cost of the service is standard text messaging costs with your cell provider.

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