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Trial in Sanderholm Slaying Won't Be Moved

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The man accused of killing college student Jodi Sanderholm will not be granted his request to have the trial moved to a different venue. Justin Thurber's attorneys wanted the trial moved out of Cowley County.

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Cocaine Smuggler Caught after Ignoring Emergency Vehicle is Sentenced

Posted: 07/08/2008 - 39-year old Vincent Brungardt of Nogales, Arizona was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for drug trafficking. He was arrested in January, after driving past a police car pulled to the side of the road with its emergency lights activated.

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Extension Sought for Kansas Casino Background Checks

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission says it needs more time to complete background checks on those who win contracts to manage four state-owned and -operated casinos. The law allows 10 days. The Commission is epxected to ask for 60 days more.

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Kansas Board Trying to Decide Candidate's Fate

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Charles Wiggins of Wichita filed to run for trustee of Minneha Township in Sedgwick Co., then later filed for the State Board of Ed. He's challenging the Sec. of State's decision to invalidate the later filing based on a law that you can't be on the ballot twice in the same election.

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KU Gets $2.1 million for Alzheimer's Drug Research

Posted: 07/08/2008 - KU is receiving $2.1 million from the National Institutes of Health. The money will fund a four-year study aimed at developing two drugs that could help treat Alzheimer's disease.

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Soaring Fuel Costs Ground Recreational Pilots

Posted: 07/08/2008 - A survey shows 72-percent of pilots flew less in the past year. About 61-percent of them blame rising fuel prices for their time on the ground. The average cost of aviation gas nationwide increased 24-percent over the past year, to $5.72 a gallon.

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Suspected Killer of KU Student Was in NJ before Slaying Discovered

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Investigators say Adolfo Garcia-Nunez arrived in New Jersey before authorities discovered the body of Jana Mackey inside his Lawrence home. Authorities believe Garcia-Nunez killed Mackey. He took his own life while in police custody in New Jersey.

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Trial in Sanderholm Slaying Won't be Moved

Posted: 07/08/2008 - A Cowley County judge Tuesday denied a motion to move the trial for Justin Thurber. His attorneys argued he couldn't get a fair trial there for the slaying of Jodi Sanderholm. Thurber is accused of kidnapping, raping and killing the 19-year old in January 2007.

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Atchison Under Boil Order

Posted: 07/08/2008 - People in Atchison are gradually getting their water back, but city officials say it may not be safe to drink right away, so a boil order remains in effect Tuesday. It's due to a water line that burst Monday morning.

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Food Deliveries Canceled after Theives Strike Red Cross

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Someone stole catalytic converters from 11 vehicles at the American Red Cross Midway Kansas Chapter in Wichita. While the vehicles are being repaired, the chapter had temporarily canceled its Good Neighbor Nutrition Program which serves 1000 meals a day.

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Sebelius Calls Stadium Setting for Obama a Fitting Finale

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama will accept his party's nomination next month at INVESCO Field at Mile High in Denver, rather than the Democratic Natoinal Convention site of the Pepsi Center. Convention co-chair Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says it will allow more people to take part.

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Burned Popcorn Sparks State Office Building Evacuation

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Smoke alarms sounded in the Curtis State Office Building in downtown Topeka around 3:30 Monday afternoon, prompting an evacuation. The Department of Administration says burnt microwave popcorn was to blame. Workers returned around 4 pm.

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Supporters Mark Ex-King's Birthday

Posted: 07/07/2008 - About 500 people gathered outside the summer home of Nepal's former king Monday to greet him on his 61st birthday. "We have come here to show that the people of Nepal still believe in the king and that the monarchy should be reinstated," said Muskan Poudel. Gyanendra was forced to give up his authoritarian rule in 2006 after weeks of pro-democracy protests. He was later stripped of all his powers and command of the army.

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Fort Riley Welcomes New Commander

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Brigadier General Perry Wiggins welcomed as new Assistant Division Commander for Operations for the 1st Inf. Division and Ft. Riley Monday morning. Wiggins will handle training and day-to-day operations of the division. He will also take charge when the Commanding General is absent.

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Students Make Music During Summer Break

Posted: 07/07/2008 - The Topeka Symphony is sponsoring a Summer Strings Camp and a Youth Orchestra Academy July 7-11 at Washburn University.

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KU Student in Coma After Injury Abroad

Posted: 07/07/2008 - A KU student studying abroad in France is in a coma after a fall. Details about her injuries and the fall have not been released.

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Shawnee County Joins In On Highway 24 Corridor Study

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Shawnee County commissioners agreed to a partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation, the City of Topeka and the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization to undertake a Highway 24 corridor study.

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