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TPAC Problems: Budget Cuts Threaten Topeka Arts

Posted: 08/20/2008 - The Topeka City Council cut $300,000 from the Topeka Performing Arts Center's 2009 budget as part of its efforts to cut costs. TPAC executive director Barbara Wiggins says that move threatens TPAC, and Topeka in general.

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Young Girl Helps Others By Donating Hair

Posted: 08/20/2008 - A young girl got her first haircut and helped other children at the same time. Hadyn Walter donated her curly blond hair to the Locks Of Love organization.

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Coaching Legend Asks For Mentors

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Former K-State football coach Bill Snyder talked about the Kansas Mentors program to state employees Wednesday. His talk comes on the heels of an executive order from the Governor, allowing state employees to use work time to participate as mentors.

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Accident Sends Two People to Hospital

Posted: 08/20/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol says 17-year old Auston McKinnon was injured Wednesday morning when he failed to yield at a yield sign in the median of 110th Road and Hwy. 75 and was hit by a northbound pickup. The pickup's driver, 58-year old Bradley Butler, was also hurt.

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Army Signs Covenant with Fort Riley Communities

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Governor Sebelius was at Fort Riley Wednesday celebrating the relationship it's had with its neighbors for more than 150 years. A covenant was signed between the military and community officials pledging to work to support soldiers and their families.

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More Kansas Kids Buckling Up

Posted: 08/20/2008 - More kids are being buckled in vehicles. However, 25% still not being buckled properly. K-DOT Secretary Deb Miller credits law enforcement for more kids buckling up. Miller also supports a graduated drivers licensing policy for teenagers.

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All Eyes On Sebelius As Possible VP For Obama

Updated: 08/20/2008 - Who will join Senator Barack Obama in the race for the White House? It's a question he's promised to answer in the next few days and it has the country looking towards Kansas. It is anybody's guess who oOama will choose and those guesses include Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius.

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600 to Lose Jobs in Pittsburg Plant Closing

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Superior Industries plans to close its Pittsburg plan after a 20 year presense in the Kansas city. About 600 people will be laid off by Christmas 2008.

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Prosecution Wants Jury to Visit Sites

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Justin Thurber's attorney has filed a motion asking jurors in his capital murder case visit the sites he allegedly was the day Jodi Sanderholm disappeared. One of the locations is where Sanderholm's body was found.

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Kan. Man Gets Year for Tax Evasion

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Michael Slayton, Tecumseh, is sentenced to a year in prison on charges related to the embezzlement of $230,000 from the Topeka nonprofit he co-founded.

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Kan. Nurse in Pill Mill Case Appeals Bond Denial

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Attorneys for Kansas nurse, Linda Schneider, are appealing to a magistrate judge's decision to keep her in jail pending trial. She is accused of helping run a pill mill linked 58 accidental overdose deaths.

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Boy's Mom Unhappy with Probation for Woman

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Ashley Thompson, 23, was sentenced to two years probation for having sexual relations with a 15-year-old boy. The boy's mother says the sentence sends a message that it's okay to abuse children.

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Company Could Bring 400 Jobs to Topeka

Updated: 08/20/2008 - At a JEDO board meeting Wednesday incentive offers were passed for a company interested in making Topeka home. The company would bring up to 400 jobs to the area.

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Topeka City Council Budget Decided

Updated: 08/20/2008 - Topeka City Council members were still hammering out details of the 2009 budget plan into the early morning hours Wednesday. Areas such as the TPD helicopter unit and the Topeka Performing Arts Center were revisited several times.

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New Headlights to Keep Police Motorcycle Unit More Visible

Posted: 08/19/2008 - TPD announced new equipment on its motorcycles will keep riders safe at night. The department's motorcycle unit has recently installed a headlight modulator that will make a motorcycle 200 percent more visible.

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600 to Lose Jobs in Pittsburg Plant Closing

Posted: 08/19/2008 - California-based Superior Industries will close its Pittsburg, KS plant by Christmas. It's one of that area's biggest employers, with 600 jobs.

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Topeka Chamber Members Visit After Hours

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Ed Bozarth Chevrolet in Topeka hosted the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce "Business After-Hours" event Tuesday night. The gatherings are opportunities for businesspeople to network in a relaxed atmosphere.

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