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120 Charges in Missouri Sex Crime Case

Posted: 09/18/2008 - An eastern Missouri man faces 120 criminal charges, including incest, kidnapping, statutory sodomy, rape, sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child porn.

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Missouri's 'Castle Doctrine' Tested

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Missouri's new self-defense law known as the ``castle doctrine'' is headed for a test after a woman fatally shot her ex-boyfriend at her home.

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Kansas State Senator Listed Lawrence as Home, Lives Elsewhere

Posted: 09/17/2008 - State Senator Roger Pine will be voting in Leavenworth County, where he's lived for the past nine years. He had voted in Douglas County, the address for his business. A poll worker caught the error in August. Pine says he was confused about residency requirements for voting.

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Wanamaker Wal-Mart Reopens With a Little Help

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A Topeka Wal-Mart has reopened after renovations. During the renovations The aisles were widened, the departments were re-arranged, and the store got a fresh coat of paint. The Washburn Rural High School Marching Band helped the store celebrate.

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Sheltered Living Spends Night at Zoo

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Sheltered Living held a party for its clients and their families and friends at the Topeka Zoo Monday night.

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Fire Starts in Couch at Home North of Topeka

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Fire in a home north of Topeka Monday sent a man to the hospital as a precaution. Fire officials say it started in a couch in the living room. The cause is under investigation.

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Man Faces 79 Sex Counts in Attacks on Girl

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A Topeka-area man has been bound over for trial 68 counts of rape and 11 counts of sodomy stemming from attacks over five years on an alleged victim who is now 18. A Riley County judge set a September 29th arraignment for Ben Hinchsliff, formerly of Manhattan. Prosecutors said Hinchsliff had contact with the girl at least once a month.

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Hurricane Gustav Relief Back in KS

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Members of the Kansas National Guard deployed to Louisiana to help after Hurricane Gustav, returned to Kansas Wednesday. Three Black Hawks from the National Guard deployed to Texas will remain there for the time being. They are helping the Hurricane Ike relief effort.

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Westar Crews Helping in Louisiana

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Westar Energy sent additional crews to assist with power restoration following Hurrican Ike. More than 40 employees left Monday for Kentucky, whee 160,000 customers are without power.

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Kansas Emergency Management Conference Begins

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The 40th annual Kansas Emergency Management Association Conference kicked off today at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center. Emergency management officials got a peak at the latest technology to help them deal with emergencies today.

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Abortion case becomes issue in Kan. DA race

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A Democrat running for Shawnee County district attorney is making an issue of recent allegations from abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.

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Buffalo Soldiers Honored

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A ceremony at the Kansas Statehouse honors Buffalo Soldiers for their service in the U.S. Army.

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West Nile Cases Down in Kansas

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Kansas, like the rest of the country, has seen less than half the number of people getting sick from West Nile virus so far this year as normal.

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Kansas Guard Serving Ike Victims

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Three Black Hawks and 21 crew members from the Kansas Guard's 108th are in Texas helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.

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With Stock Sinking, WaMu Appears Headed for Sale

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Ailing bank Washington Mutual Inc. appeared headed toward a sale Wednesday after a major investor removed a potential stumbling block and nervous banking regulators began approaching the most logical buyers.

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Kansas Statehouse Event Honors Buffalo Soldiers

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A ceremony at the Kansas Statehouse honors Buffalo Soldiers for their service in the U.S. Army. Those African-American cavalry units began serving on the Great Plains after the Civil War. The Army disbanded the last unit in 1951, after President Truman had integrated the armed forces.

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