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Palin: US Could Face Another Great Depression

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Wednesday that the United States could be headed for another Great Depression if Congress doesn't act on the financial crisis.

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House Votes to End Offshore Drilling Ban

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The House, responding to growing public demand for more domestic energy, voted Wednesday to end a quarter-century ban on oil and natural gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, giving Republicans a major victory on energy policy.

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Local Retirement Home Hosts Health Fair

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Thorton Place Retirement hosted a health fair Wednesday in honor of Active Aging Week. Many health field specialists were present and organizers used a "poker game" approach to encourage residents to visit each one in order to collect a good hand.

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Women of Topeka Attend Literacy Event

Posted: 09/24/2008 - There is no better way to promote literacy than reading to your children. That was the purpose behind the 8th annual "Read to Me Program" lunch.

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Topeka Boosters Upset About Girl Scout Camp

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Budget problems may force the Girl Scouts to sell an 80-acre camp west of Topeka. The Girl Scouts of northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri decided last week to close the center and shop at Camp Tokavaka.

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Kansas City Crime Stats Report Incorrect

Posted: 09/24/2008 - A big swing in the crime picture for Kansas City, MO. Instead of the 22 percent decrease they'd initially reported for last year, police now say Kansas City had a 10 percent increase in crime, the sharpest rise in at least 10 years.

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Slain Teen's Parents Want Faster Response

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The parents of murdered Overland Park, Kansas teenager Kelsey Smith say they want a new law to force cell phone companies to respond more quickly to requests from police.

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Bond Set for Two Men Accused in Critically Beating Man

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Bond was set Wednesday at $100,000 for two men accused of critically beating a man late Tuesday night. 49-year-old Glen Morris, of Wichita, and 50-year old George McFarland, of Topeka are being held on charges of aggravated burglary and aggravated battery.

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Topeka Man Found Guilty of Murder

Posted: 09/24/2008 - A guilty verdict Wednesday for a Topeka man accused of killing a woman outside a south Topeka hotel. Jurors found Sterling Hall guilty of first degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Highland Park Freshmen Hear How To Succeed

Posted: 09/24/2008 - A nationally-known speaker stopped by Highland Park High School to give the freshmen body tips on making the most out of high school.

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Fort Riley Adviser Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Bruno G. Desolenni, a 32-year-old Army captain, died Sept. 20 from wounds caused by a blast that struck his vehicle in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley. To date, 157 soldiers, sailors and airmen assigned to Fort Riley have died in combat.

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Topeka Police Ask For Help Finding Missing Man

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Topeka Police are looking for a man whose family says normally is in contact with them. 31-year-old Jason Michael McNaughton 's family says they have not heard from him since Saturday. He is described as a 5'10" white man that weighs about 170 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

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Troop Deployment Ceremony Scheduled

Posted: 09/24/2008 - A ceremony for teh 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team on Fort Riley will be held September 30 to see the 3,700 soldiers off to Southwest Asia.

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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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