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Topeka Realtors Make Donation

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Several Topeka-area organizations got a financial boost from local Realtors on Thursday.

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CoreFirst Comes to Manhattan

Updated: 09/18/2008 - CoreFirst Bank & Trust opens a new branch in the Dillons Supermarket on Westloop, its first in Manhattan after establishing outlets in Kansas City, Topeka, Emporia, and South Denver.

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Kansas Lawmakers Halt Audit of Illegal Immigration

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Division of Post Audit told a Kansas legislative committee there aren't enough good statistics for a valid study of the costs to the state associated with illegal immigration. So instead, the committee directed auditors to summarize existing research on the issue.

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Appeals Court Rejects Review of Wittig Sentence

Posted: 09/18/2008 - A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver upheld a two-year sentence for former Westar CEO David Wittig in a bank fraud case. Wittig served more than a year before being released on appeal. He could take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Dog Group Expects HQ to Stay in Abilene

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Despite the greyhound racing industry declining in Kansas, the National Greyhound Association says it expects to keep its headquarters in Abilene. The group's director says it would cost too much to move.

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KCK Firm Enlisted for Lehman Bankrupcy

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Kansas City, Kansas-based Epiq Systems will handle the claims administration for Lehamn Bros. following its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest in American history.

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Segway Owner Wins Right to Enter West Ridge Mall

Updated: 09/18/2008 - Judge calls mall owners position that a man who uses a Segway because of a heart condition must sign a waiver before riding in the mall "unconscionable," rules it a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Final Phase Begins for Kansas Casino Bids

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Kansas Gaming Facility Review Board hears from the final three applicants for the casino in Wyandotte Co. and the final pair of bidders for the one in Ford Co.

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Dodge City Infant's Death Ruled Accidental

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Dodge City Police investigators determine the fall which killed a three month-old baby in Dodge City was an accident. No charges will be filed.

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120 Charges in Missouri Sex Crime Case

Posted: 09/18/2008 - An eastern Missouri man faces 120 criminal charges, including incest, kidnapping, statutory sodomy, rape, sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child porn.

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Missouri's 'Castle Doctrine' Tested

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Missouri's new self-defense law known as the ``castle doctrine'' is headed for a test after a woman fatally shot her ex-boyfriend at her home.

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Kansas State Senator Listed Lawrence as Home, Lives Elsewhere

Posted: 09/17/2008 - State Senator Roger Pine will be voting in Leavenworth County, where he's lived for the past nine years. He had voted in Douglas County, the address for his business. A poll worker caught the error in August. Pine says he was confused about residency requirements for voting.

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Wanamaker Wal-Mart Reopens With a Little Help

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A Topeka Wal-Mart has reopened after renovations. During the renovations The aisles were widened, the departments were re-arranged, and the store got a fresh coat of paint. The Washburn Rural High School Marching Band helped the store celebrate.

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Sheltered Living Spends Night at Zoo

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Sheltered Living held a party for its clients and their families and friends at the Topeka Zoo Monday night.

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Fire Starts in Couch at Home North of Topeka

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Fire in a home north of Topeka Monday sent a man to the hospital as a precaution. Fire officials say it started in a couch in the living room. The cause is under investigation.

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Man Faces 79 Sex Counts in Attacks on Girl

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A Topeka-area man has been bound over for trial 68 counts of rape and 11 counts of sodomy stemming from attacks over five years on an alleged victim who is now 18. A Riley County judge set a September 29th arraignment for Ben Hinchsliff, formerly of Manhattan. Prosecutors said Hinchsliff had contact with the girl at least once a month.

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Hurricane Gustav Relief Back in KS

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Members of the Kansas National Guard deployed to Louisiana to help after Hurricane Gustav, returned to Kansas Wednesday. Three Black Hawks from the National Guard deployed to Texas will remain there for the time being. They are helping the Hurricane Ike relief effort.

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Westar Crews Helping in Louisiana

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Westar Energy sent additional crews to assist with power restoration following Hurrican Ike. More than 40 employees left Monday for Kentucky, whee 160,000 customers are without power.

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Kansas Emergency Management Conference Begins

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The 40th annual Kansas Emergency Management Association Conference kicked off today at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center. Emergency management officials got a peak at the latest technology to help them deal with emergencies today.

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