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Boyfriend of Woman in Bathroom Heads to Court

Posted: 05/07/2008 - The man whose girlfriend stayed in the bathroom so long she became stuck to the seat heads to court Wednesday on charges of mistreatment of a dependent adult for which he could get one year and a $2,500 fine

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Three Decisions, No Dissention at Council

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Topeka City Council members cast no "nay votes" in decisions on neighborhood improvements, a due process claim against the city, and what to do about the scrapped helicopter purchase.

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GM, Striking Fairfax Workers Return to Bargaining Table

Posted: 05/06/2008 - United Auto Workers at GM's Fairfax plant in Kansas City, KS have resumed talks with the company. The union workers walked off the job Monday when contract negotiations broke down.

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Presidential Primary Date Part of Voter ID Bill

Updated: 05/06/2008 - Lawmakers send a bill to Governor Sebelius that would change the state's presidential primary in 2012 to the first Saturday in February. It's part of a Voter ID bill. However, lawmakers haven't funded a presidential primary since 1992.

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Topeka Prayer Meeting Ends with Commitment to Mentoring

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Topeka men dedicated to taking a stand against recent violence met at El Shaddai Church of God in Christ Tuesday night. They agreed to commit to mentoring young people through already established organizations.

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Topeka Veterans Voice Hospital Concerns

Posted: 05/06/2008 - One Topeka war veteran is voicing concerns about the conditions at the Topeka VA facility. He says the veterans have little freedom, and have to deal with less than ideal circumstances.

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Shawnee County Property Owners Beware

Posted: 05/06/2008 - District Attorney Robert Hecht is warning of a scam letter being sent to property owners. It offers a certified copy of your landowner's deed for a charge of $69.50. It would normally cost $2.50.

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KBI Releases New Pictures in 35-Year Old Case

Posted: 05/06/2008 - A body found in April of 1973 in Anderson County, Kansas has never been identified. The KBI hopes releasing a facial reconstruction of the victim can help them learn his identity.

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United Way Names New CEO

Updated: 05/06/2008 - Following a months-long search process, the United Way of Greater Topeka has chosen a new leader.

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El Cazador Owner Admits to Hiring Illegal Aliens

Posted: 05/06/2008 - The owner of Mexican restaurants in three northeast Kansas cities, admitted to knowingly hired illegal aliens. Santiago Palomino Hernandez's company owned El Cazadors in Junction City, Manhattan and Topeka.

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KS Senators Approve Coal-Fired Power Plants

Updated: 05/06/2008 - Kansas Senators have approved a bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in the southwest part of the state. The vote was short of a two-thirds majority needed to override a gubernatorial veto. The House has yet to take up the measure.

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Valley Falls Approves Bond Issue

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Voters in USD 338 Valley Falls approve a $3.5 million bond issue on a vote of 754 to 280. Board members will talk about what's next at their meeting Monday.

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Ice Storm Costs Still Adding Up

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Communities are finally getting back to normal after December's ice storm. Clay Center reports losing 42 trees and facing a $250,000 cleanup bill. Holton is still facing a rebuild of its utility system, which could take 18 months to complete.

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Holocaust and Victims Remembered

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Both remembering and learning from the past was the message at the Statehouse Tuesday. It was all part of the state's annual Holocaust commemoration.

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Kansas Senate Passes Voter ID Bill

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Kansans would have to show photo identification to vote starting in 2010 under a compromise bill passed by the Senate.

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Legislators Try Tying Coal Plants to Other Bills

Posted: 05/06/2008 - After Gov. Sebelius vetoes two previous bills allowing for coal plants in SW Kansas and limiting the KDHE secretary's power, legislative leaders try passing the bill as part of a bill providing a transportation hub to Johnson Co.

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Payless Parent Calls $305 Millon Verdict "Excessive"

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Officials from Collective Brands said that the $305 million a federal jury ordered the Topeka-based company to pay Adidas for marketing shoes with three stripes similar to the German company's logo "escessive and unjustified"

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KS Supreme Court Limits Tiller Grand Jury

Posted: 05/06/2008 - While the Court said that petition-convened Grand Juries were allowed, they did not give the grand jury unlimited power. The subpoenas issued by the grand jury in dispute in the case were not quashed, but the matter was returned to the lower court.

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