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Fire Destroys Quenemo Home

Updated: 07/01/2008 - A Quenemo couple lost their home in a fire a week and a half ago. Don Dickey is stationed in Iraq and has been given emergency leave to come home and help his wife.

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Boyda Tries to Save Highway Funds

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Second District Congresswoman proposes legislation designed to prevent Kansas from losing billions in highway funds as it enters the final year of a 10-year highway program.

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Kansas Taxes Short of Expectations

Posted: 07/01/2008 - The state collected $61 million less than anticipated in tax revenues during its recently ended 2008 fiscal year.

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State Revenues Fall Short... Again

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Gov. Sebelius asked state agencies to trim their budget by two percent as the state's revenues fall short of projection for the second straight quarter. Shortfall expected to be $61 million.

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Wells Fargo to Repay Shawnee Co. Nearly $9,000

Posted: 07/01/2008 - The home mortgage company agreed to compensate Shawnee County for over 900 properties in which it underpaid the county to the tune of a penny on each tax bill.

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Meet An Award-Winning Big and Little Pair

Updated: 07/10/2008 - Jason Davee confesses that Zach Feliciano, the little he met through Big Brothers Big Sisters, is like the little brother he never had. "I love hanging out with him. I've gotten more out of it than i think he has.

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Bugs Meet Machine At Artist's Exhibit In Library

Posted: 07/01/2008 - At the back of the Sabatini Gallery, a large locust tangled with a tank is just one of Nicolas lampert's creations in Hybrid Visions. You can catch the Hybrid Visions display at the Sabatini Gallery during library hours until July 18th.

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Fund Raiser to Help Local Food Pantries

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A Topeka realtor organization is holding a fund raiser with Red Robin restaurant July 1st to donate a percentage of dinner sales to local food pantries.

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Accident Ties Up Traffic at Huntoon and Wanamaker

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Two people were injured when two cars collided at the intersection of Huntoon and Wanamaker around 9:30 pm Monday. The injuries weren't believed life-threatening.

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Man Caught in Creek After Running From Police

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Topeka Police were observing a man who was believed to have felony warrants and been part of a domestic dispute Sunday evening. When the man noticed police he ran through the woods and into Shunga Creek.

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Alma Residents Get OK to Turn Taps Back On

Updated: 06/30/2008 - A water main break had Alma residents conserving water much of the afternoon and evening Monday. City officials say the problem was fixed Monday night.

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Kansas Receives $50,000 Grant to Pursue Clean Energy Research

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) has awarded $50,000 to the State of Kansas as part of the Clean Energy States Grant Program to help achieve greater energy efficiency, conservation and use of clean energy resources.

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Gas Prices Exceed $4 in Parts of Topeka

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The regular average for the state is at $3.93 for a gallon of regular unleaded, but 13 News found the Valero station tMonday charging $4.06 a gallon.

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Farmer Opposes Fire Station Location; County Will Wait

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The County Commission will wait 90 days before determining if a new fire station will be built at 46th & Landon. The residents who live in the area are concerned about the effect it could have on their lifestyle.

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Holton Denied FEMA Request for Rebuilding Utilities

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Holton City Manager Glenn Rodden says FEMA denied their request for federal assistance in rebuilding the city's utility system from the December ice storm. He says FEMA reps plan to visit in two weeks to give further explanation and outline an appeals process.

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Judge Faces Allegations of Sexual Harrassment

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Public hearing stage set for a judge accused of sexual harassment. The Leavenworth County District Judge's attorney denies the allegations. The judge has 20 days to respond to his notice, then a hearing date will be set. The conduct allegedly occurred between 1999 and 2007.

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Roberts Keeps Wide Financial Lead Over Slattery in U.S. Senate

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Current Senator Pat Roberts hold large lead in finances over his Democratic challenger Rep. Jim Slattery in the upcoming Senate election. Roberts has already been airing radio and TV ads for more than two weeks. Today was last day to collect money before filing financial reports.

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Judge Won't Hear Any More Sex Cases

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A Shawnee County district judge receiving criticism for light sentences for sex crimes will not hear any more cases regarding sex crimes. Judge Dowd disqualified himself from such cases. Any pending case before Dowd will be reassigned to another judge.

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