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Gov. Sebelius to Campaign for Obama in Iowa

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to campaign in Iowa for Sen. Barack Obama Tuesday. She will hold town hall meetings in Ceder Rapids and West Burlington and a Brown Bag Lunch in Iowa City in between.

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Emergency Blood Drive at Washburn University

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Community Blood Center and the Student Activities and Greek Life office at Washburn University are co-sponsoring an emergency blood drive Tuesday. You can stop by without an appointment between ten a.m. and four p.m. at the lower level of the Petro Allied Health Center on the Washburn University campus.

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Kansas National Guard Offers Assistance to Texas

Posted: 09/15/2008 - KS Adjutant General Tod Bunting says the state is waiting to hear what Texas needs as it launches recovery efforts from Hurricane Ike. Monday, rescuers found 60 survivors in an isolated area near Galveston. The death toll stands at 39 in ten states.

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Topeka Man to Serve More than 5 Years in Fed. Prison

Posted: 09/15/2008 - 39-year-old Terry Carr of Topeka is sentenced to more than five years in federal prison on drug trafficking and firearm charges. He pleaded guilty to the charges in August 2007. He was arrested in 2006.

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What Does the Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Mean for Kansans?

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Jim Hanna, personal financial adviser in Topeka, says the economic hardtimes may cause short term stresses for northeast Kansas residents, but he encourages people to reevaluate their financial plans for the future and stay focused on the bigger picture.

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Golfers Help Local Children in Need

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Golfers took a swing at helping kids Monday. The eighth annual "Big Hearts for Little Hearts" golf tournament teed off Monday afternoon at Topeka Country Club.

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Local Publishing Company Celebrates New Facility

Updated: 09/15/2008 - A local children's publishing company cut the ribbon on its new facility Monday. Nationwide Learning celebrated its new office with guests from the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce.

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Kansas Recognizes Teachers of the Year

Posted: 09/15/2008 - An area teacher is among those who'll compete for the title "Kansas Teacher of the Year." Thirty-eight teachers in all were honored as region two semi-finalists at a program in Topeka Sunday night.

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Bridge Inspection Work Scheduled Tuesday

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Driving into Topeka from the north could be a little slower Tuesday. The left lane on SB US-75 across the Westgate Bridge will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for bridge inspection work. You should expect some minor delays.

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Five Groups Bid to Manage Local Golf Course

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Five groups have put in bids to manage Topeka's Cypress Ridge Golf Course. The bid deadline was Friday. The bidders include Shawnee County, which operates courses at Forbes Field and Lake Shawnee.

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Kelsey Smith Killer To Be Sentenced Tuesday

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The man who pleaded guilty to killing Overland Park teenager Kelsey Smith will be sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole. That's the only sentence Edwin Hall can receive under Kansas law.

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Topeka House Fire Causes $80,000 In Damage

Posted: 09/15/2008 - An apparent electrical fire did an estimated $80,000 damage to a home in Topeka's Potwin neighborhood. Heavy smoke was coming from the basement when fire crews arrived at the home on Greenwood just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday.

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Storm Siren Testing In Topeka Finds 4 Faulty

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Storm siren testing in Shawnee County Monday found 4 of the counties 72 sirens not working properly. Emergency management officials remind you sirens are not designed to be heard indoors. They recommend a NOAA weather radio for your home.

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Laura Bush Arrives in Topeka Today

Updated: 09/16/2008 - The battle between Congresswoman Nancy Boyda and Treasurer Lynn Jenkins is heating up and First Lady Laura Bush arrives in Topeka Tuesday to help her fellow Republican. RaeChelle Davis and Amanda Lanum are Twittering Live.

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New Kansas Stamp Unveiled

Updated: 09/15/2008 - Sunflower State residents have their very own stamp. It was unveiled Monday at the Governor's office. It's part of a series of stamps showcasing the flags of the nation.

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Kansas Receives $20.2 million Federal Health Grant

Posted: 09/15/2008 - A $20.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will bring 15 to 20 new positions and a special chemistry center to the KU campus. KU will join a network of institutions searching for molecules that can help fight disease.

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Kansas National Guard Continues Storm Duty

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Kansas Adjutant General Tod Bunting says about 200 National Guard Soldiers were returned from Lousiana Monday after helping with Hurricane Gustav relief. He's waiting for requests to send more resources to Texas, where 3 Black Hawk helicopters are already on hand.

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Kansas Board Sets Florida Pastor as Reform Party Nominee

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The Kansas State Objections Board has sided with Kansas Reform Party leaders Monday and will list Chuck Baldwin of Pensacola, FL as the party's Presidential nominee on the state's November ballot. A national group had said Ted Weill of Mississippi was the candidate.

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Ex-Teacher Gets 51-Month Sentence for Child Porn

Posted: 09/15/2008 - 58-year old Davis Hazlett of Olathe was sentenced to 51 months in prison on charges stemming from an online chat with two minor girls in 2003. Prosecutors say Hazlett posed as a boy and convinced the girls to undress in front of their web cam.

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Closing Arguments in Kleypas Resentencing

Posted: 09/15/2008 - A jury is deliberating whether Gary Kleypas should be sentenced to death for the 1997 killing of 20-year old college student Carrie Williams. Kleypas was previously sentenced to death, but the Kansas Supreme Court overturned it due to flaws in jury instruction.

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Topeka UMB Bank Robbed, Another Heist Attempted

Posted: 09/15/2008 - One Topeka bank was robbed while an attempt was made on another Monday morning. Police say one man made off with an undisclosed amount of money from the UMB Bank on Topeka Blvd.

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