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Family Struggles With Apt. Fire, While Daughter Serves In Iraq

Posted: 06/20/2008 - One family is struggling with the cleanup of their loved ones apartment after Wednesday mornings fire at The Pines. The cleanup efforts have been challenging because their loved one is overseas in Iraq serving as a military nurse.

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Advocacy Groups Say Kansas SRS Chief Should Resign

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Child advocacy groups are calling for an investigation into the Kansas child welfare agency and the resignation of its head. Their requests follow a controversy over whether prosecutors pressure Kansas caseworkers to remove children from their parents.

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Topeka Blvd. Bridge Nearing Completion

Updated: 06/20/2008 - For many it has been a 20-month headache as the Topeka Boulevard Bridge gets a complete face-lift that project is nearing an end.

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Ex-US Official: Aerial Refueling Project Delayed

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Former Air Force Secretary claims if bidding for the tanker is reopened, it could mean the new planes would not be in service until 2013, says he is disappointed in GAO report that found faults in bidding process.

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KS Supreme Ct. Rules Juveniles Have Right to Jury Trials

Updated: 06/20/2008 - Six-to-One verdict by the state's high court overturns 1984 decision that the juvenile system was different enough from the adult version to remove a constitutional right and could force prosecutors to retry hundreds of cases, including ones currently pending.

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Shooting on Huntoon

Updated: 06/20/2008 - Driver of a car is shot three times while driving down Huntoon near Fairlawn last night.

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Ice Ice Baby on"The Red Planet"

Posted: 06/20/2008 - NASA's Phoenix Mars lander has discovered ice on the Red Planet. The robot lander exposed chunks of bright material while digging a trench in the Martian arctic. The mission's lead investigator says because the white stuff later vanished, it must have been frozen water that vaporized after being exposed.

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Gardner Teen Sentenced for Death of Classmate

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Teen is sentenced to eighteen months of supervised probation after the death of a friend, who died of heart condition after a so-called "fun fight" earlier this year.

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Be a Hero and Vote for Yours at Annual Blood Drive

Posted: 06/19/2008 - The annual "Hero's Behind the Badges" Blood Drive starts Saturday, June 21 at Topeka Community Blood Center. Donors receive a t-shirt, a chance to win prizes and the opportunity to vote for their favorite "hero": Police Department, Sheriff's Department, Fire Department, KHP or KBI.

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Visioning Meetings Wrap Up

Updated: 11/03/2009 - The Heartland Visioning community meetings have wrapped up, and a task force will now determine what the public wants the future of Topeka to look like.

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Man Found Dead in Manhattan

Updated: 06/19/2008 - Police spokesman Lieutenant Kurt Muldrop says a maintenance crew found the man in a complex at 1402 College. Shaun McDonald, 27, is identified as the person found.

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WIBW, Dillons Team Up for Storm Relief

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Dillons grocery store shoppers have donated more than $9500 so far to help Kansas storm victims. WIBW and Dillons have teamed up so shoppers can round up their purchase, with the extra change going to the Red Cross to help those affected by the storms.

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Shawnee County Commissioners Approve Treasurer's Lockbox Request

Updated: 06/19/2008 - Shawnee County Commissioners voted to go along with treasurer Larry Wilson's recommendation for an external lockbox system, despite some wanting to use an internal system, where treasurer's employees rather than bank staff would scan checks.

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Twist on Texting Gives Voice to the Deaf

Posted: 06/19/2008 - A device called the UbiDuo uses two keyboards with a wireless connection to allow a hearing and non-hearing or non-speaking person to communicate by typing back and forth. Topeka's Stormont-Vail HealthCare recently purchased one for use in the hospital.

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FCC Lifts Sprint Deadline to Swap Some Channels

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Millions of Nextel customers dodged a bullet Thursday when the FCC waived a deadline for Sprint to stop using wireless channels that were due to go to public safety agencies. Enforcing would have forced Sprint to drop service to some customers.

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Defunct Amusement Park Sold in Bankruptcy Court

Posted: 06/19/2008 - AHG Group bought the defunct Wild West World amusement park near Wichita Wednesday. The group says plans for the area could include a tribal casino. Owner Alan Ginsburg has been active in the American Indian gaming book across the country.

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Advocacy Group Seeks Resignation of Kansas SRS Chief

Posted: 06/19/2008 - SRS Secretary Don Jordan writes an editorial responding to accusations he said assistant district attorneys bullied caseworkers into including sworn affidavits of things they don't believe. A national group wants him to resign.

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Women Conference Helps Young Girls

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Women of all walks of life came together to "Think, Laugh, and Connect" at women's conference. Three keynote speakers each covered one aspect of theme. Funds raised at conference go to helping young girls in trouble.

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Young People Learn About Empowerment

Posted: 06/19/2008 - A lunch with community mentors was part of an academy that teaches high school students with disabilities leadership, advocacy and goal setting skills.

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Storm Help Information

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Information on available help for those affected by last week's storms. Many organizations are accepting contributions to help those affected as well, including the Salvation Army and The Red Cross.

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