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Trial Date Set for Topeka Man Charged in Fatal Shooting

Posted: 10/23/2008 - A trial date is set for the man charged in a fatal shooting at a Topeka bar. James Qualls, 23, will head to trial November 10. He's charged in the July 16th shooting death of Joseph Beier Jr. at the Whiplash Bar, at 21st and California.

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Final Debate Thursday in Second Congressional Seat Race

Posted: 10/23/2008 - With election day less than two weeks away the race for the 2nd Congressional seat remains a hot one. Incumbent Congresswoman, Democrat Nancy Boyda and her Republican opponent, State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, will have their final debate Thursday night.

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Leavenworth Inmates Attack Officers

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Two officers at the Leavenworth Detention Facility are hospitalized after being assaulted by inmates. The Kansas City Star reports the officers are in stable condition, but the extent of their injuries has not been released.

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Former President George H.W. Bush to Visit KU

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Former President George H.W. Bush will visit the University of Kansas next month to accept the 2008 Dole Leadership Prize. The award is bestowed by the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, located at the university campus.

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8 Wonders of Kansas Art Announced Thursday

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The 8 Wonders of Kansas Art were announced Thursday. The top eight were selected by public vote. More than nine thousand people from across Kansas voted, as well as forty-six states and nine foreign countries.

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Mom Gets 25 Years for "Precious Doe" Murder

Posted: 10/23/2008 - A judge handed down a 25-year prison sentence for the mother of a 3-year-old girl who was beheaded and for years was known only as ``Precious Doe.''

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Topeka Police Investigate Pizza Robbery

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Police are investigating a robbery of a pizza delivery driver in Topeka Wednesday night. Authorities say they received a call around 11:40 p.m. that a Pizza Hut delivery driver had been robbed in the 3400 block of Girard.

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Capital City School Holds Pancake Breakfast

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Eggs, bacon, and pancakes were offered up by the student council at Capital City Thursday morning. The students used the breakfast as an opportunity to raise funds and gain leadership skills.

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3 Kansas Counties Vote on Liquor by the Drink

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Grant, Greeley and Edwards counties are asking whether liquor-by-the-drink sales should be allowed in public places without requiring that a portion of their gross receipts come from sales of food.

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Inmates Assault 2 Jail Officers

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Two officers at the Leavenworth Detention Facility are hospitalized after being assaulted by inmates.

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Volunteers Honored at RSVP Breakfast

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Retired volunteers were honored Wednesday for their time and service to the United Way. The Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, breakfast was held at Gage Park. The theme was "Hats Off to Volunteers." RSVP allow people 55 and older to help out in the community.

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AT&T Donates Money to TPS

Posted: 10/22/2008 - AT&T presented a $25,000 grant to Topeka Public Schools to go toward development of their reading and math curriculum. Capital City principal Tim Wurtz says a better curriculum will help kids be better prepared for the workforce.

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Local Student Finalist for FFA Award

Posted: 10/22/2008 - A Northeast Kansas student is in the running for a national award from Future Farmers of America. Kyler Ohlde has been named a 2008 American Star Farmer finalist.

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