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Soldier Retirees to be Honored in Ceremony

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Each month Fort Riley honors Soldiers and civilians who are retiring from service. This month’s ceremony will be conducted 9 a.m. Sept. 24.

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Washburn Unveils New Logo

Posted: 09/22/2008 - The logo change comes after the University of Wisconsin-Madison filed a lawsuit against Washburn for copyright infringement.

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Transition Team Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Updated: 09/23/2008 - Capt. Bruce E. Hays, 42, died of wounds suffered Sept. 17 in Gerdia Seria, Afghanistan, when the vehicle he was traveling in struck an improvised explosive device.

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Jury Trial Begins in Inn Murder

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Sterling Ray Hall, III was in court Monday for the first day of his jury trial in the shooting murder of Pam McMaster. McMaster was shot outside her room at the Topeka Regency Inn in May.

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Robinson Trial Expected to Last More Than 1 Month

Posted: 09/22/2008 - The capital murder case credited for prompting the passing of "Alexa's Law" began with jury selection Monday. Elgin Robinson, Jr. could face the death penalty for masterminding the death of 14-year-old Chelsea Brooks.

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Man Sentenced for Sex Crimes Against Children

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Oscar Garza, 41, of Topeka, was sentenced Friday to 13 years, nine months in prison for three counts of Aggravated Indecent Liberties Against a Child.

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Highway Bridge to Close Tuesday For Repairs

Posted: 09/22/2008 - If the weather cooperates the ramp from westbound I-470 to westbound I-70 will be closed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for bridge deck repairs.

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Petraeus Talks to Officers at Fort Leavenworth

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Fresh from relinquishing command in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus had some words of wisdom to offer to officers during a closed-door session at Fort Leavenworth.

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Kansas Governor Signs T. Boone Pickens Energy Pledge

Posted: 09/22/2008 - The governor announced Monday that she has signed T. Boone Pickens' energy independence pledge and supports the Texas oil billionaire's call on the next president and Congress to deliver a comprehensive energy plan in the first 100 days of the next administration.

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Topeka Daycare Urges Drivers to Slow Down for Children

Updated: 09/22/2008 - Construction began a month ago on Kansas Avenue between Croix and 37th. Since then motorists have started to cut through a parking lot near the Kiddie Campus daycare. The director says it's dangerous for the children.

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State Workers Honored For Years of Service

Posted: 09/22/2008 - A gathering Monday morning honored state workers for their service to Kansas. A handful of employees received awards for 40 years of service. Dr. L.T. Fan of KSU, was recognized for the 50 years he has given to the state.

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SNB Bank Merger

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Southwest Bancorp is announcing the planned merger of SNB Bank of Wichita with SNB Bank of Kansas in Hutchinson.

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Missouri Parents Warned about Hosting Underage Drinkers

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Parents in St. Charles County are being warned against hosting underage drinkers in the home. Healthy Communities says a study by the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine found a higher rate of underage drinking in that eastern Missouri county than in the state and nation.

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Fire at Salon Under Investigation

Posted: 09/21/2008 - The cause of a fire at Total Images Hair Salon, 4005 SW 21st St., Topeka, remains under investigation. The fire displaced at least five people and caused over $150,000 in damage.

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