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Man Charged with Killing Farmer

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Kenneth Wilson, 44, was charged Monday with the murder of Jeffrey Noel, a north-central Kansas farmer. Wilson's first court appearance is Wednesday.

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Recounts Uphold Tight Races

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Don Highman narrowly squeezes out a 17-vote victory to defeat incumbent Rep. Virginia Beamer and win the 118th Kansas House Dist. seat, since he is unopposed in November.

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Fort Riley Advisor Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Twenty-five year-old soldier trained at Fort Riley for four months, was fatally wounded when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Aug. 8th

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Ft. Riley's 'Dagger Brigade' Gets Iraq Orders

Posted: 08/19/2008 - The nearly four thousand soldiers which comprise 2nd Brigade of the 1st Infantry learn Monday night that they will be deployed to Iraq for a year.

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ROTC Cadets Welcomed Back to School

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Highland Park High's Air Force JROTC members welcomed new students and got reacquainted at the annual Welcome Picnic Monday evening.

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KU Television Ad on YouTube

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Get your first look at the 2008-09 KU television ad on the university's new YouTube channel

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Kansas Corn Crop Begins to Mature

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service says the state's corn crop is 10-percent excellent this week and 41-percent good. The weekly snapshot signals fall harvest is getting closer.

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Man Convicted in Wichita Bar Owner's Slaying

Posted: 08/18/2008 - A jury deliberated for five hours Monday before convicting 21-year old Donovan Thompson in the June 2007 shooting death of 42-year old Teresa Hastings at Half-Time Sports Bar. Prosecutors say Hastings was shot after not allowing Thompson and several others into the bar.

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Smoking Ban Petition Goes to Manhattan City Commissioners

Posted: 08/18/2008 - The Manhattan Mercury reports that county elections officers validated a petition calling for a ban on smoking in public places. City Commissioners will consider it at a special meeting Aug. 26th.

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Third Wittig Trial Likely to be Postponed

Posted: 08/18/2008 - U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson says she'll likely have to delay a Sept. 9th trial date for former Westar execs David Wittig and Douglas Lake. She doesn't expect an appeals court ruling on whether to dismiss charges to come in time to proceed as scheduled.

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Preliminary Hearing for Nacole Winter Murder

Updated: 08/19/2008 - Christopher Hall has a preliminary hearing set for Tuesday in Shawnee County District Court. Rae Chelle Davis was Live via Twitter from the hearing with up to the minute details.

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Consumer Awareness for College Students

Posted: 08/18/2008 - As the new school year begins, students across Kansas are heading off to college. It is important for all students to make consumer awareness part of their education this fall. The Kansas Attorney General's Office offers tips.

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I-70 Project Begins Tuesday

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Tuesday marks the beginning of phase two on a project to repair both east and westbound I-70 bridges near Adams Street and Branner Trafficway in Topeka.

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Kansas Governor Reportedly Makes Obama's Final Four

Posted: 08/18/2008 - The Associated Press reports Sen. Barack Obama has narrowed his list of potential running mates to four - and Kansas Gov. Kathleenn Sebelius is among them. The announcement is expected to be made in the coming days.

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Domestic Dispute Ends with Woman Stabbed

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Topeka Police arrested 41-year old Peter Blancas. They say he stabbed 31-year old Sarah O'Brien with a bayonet during a domestic dispute. Her injuries are not considered life threatening.

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Topeka Public Schools Consider Early Childhood Learning Plan

Posted: 08/18/2008 - A draft proposal for improving early childhood education in Topeka's USD 501 was presented to the public Monday. It includes four key goals - from providing the programs, to staffing them, advocating for them and providing outreach.

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Sentencing Next Week for July 2005 Murder

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Rashawn Anderson, the man that pleaded no contest to the 2005 murder of Christopher Carraway, will be sentenced in court next Tuesday, Aug. 26th. Carraway was shot in an altercation at Colonial Park Town Homes.

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Fort Riley Brigade to Deploy to Iraq

Posted: 08/18/2008 - The 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team has received orders to deploy to Iraq in early October for a 12 month period. There are more than 3,900 soldiers in the brigade.

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Sewage Leak Puts Creek Under Advisory

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Wanamaker Creek is under a stream advisory because of a line break that allowed sewage into the creek, according to the City of Topeka.

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