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Kansas Rakes In $739 Million Jackpot from Lottery

Updated: 04/29/2008 - A study for the Kansas Lottery concludes that gambling at four state-owned resort casinos and slot machines at race tracks would generate $739 million in revenue.

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Slattery Officially Throws Hat in Ring

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Jim Slattery officially announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate Tuesday iaiming to square off against incumbent Pat Roberts in November, saying the Republican was now an entrenched Washington politician who has been in office too long.

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Slattery Announces For U.S. Senate

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Former Kansas Congressman Jim Slattery officially launches his U.S. Senate campaign, describing himself as an agent for change.

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All Sirens Working Tuesday

Posted: 04/29/2008 - With a chance for severe weather later this week, Shawnee County Emergency Management officials were pleased to hear the sound of sirens Tuesday.

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Governor to Respond to GOP Plan on Coal

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says she'll respond to a new plan for allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.

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One Dead After Wichita Car-Train Collision

Posted: 04/29/2008 - One witness tells a local station that the car appeared to be trying to beat the train to the intersection when it was struck Tuesday morning. Another person is critically injured as a result of the accident.

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Accused Store Manager Killer's Trial Began

Updated: 04/29/2008 - The first-degree murder trial begins for the first of three suspects in the killing of the store manager of the Bonner Springs' Dollar General store in 2005.

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Jewish Convert Pleads to Stealing Dead Vet's Identity

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Lakewood, N.J., man sentenced to a year and a day for applying for a passport in Wichita under a false name and identity which he had taken from a dead Navy veteran. Rabbi claims he assumed the name after converting to Judaism so he could travel to Israel.

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Save A Life, Give Blood

Updated: 04/29/2008 - On Tuesday, April 29th Shawnee Heights High School will open its doors to the community by hosting their "FIRST" Community Blood Drive in the high school cafeteria, 4141 SE Shawnee Heights Road, from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Rep. Jerry Moran to Fight Farm Bill Subsidy Cuts

Posted: 04/28/2008 - Congressional leaders struck a deal on the farm bill over the weekend that cuts $400 million in safety net programs to farmers. The conference committee negotiating the final bill that will hit the floor, including Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran, meets Tuesday afternoon.

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Two in Custody After Short Topeka Chase

Posted: 04/28/2008 - It started around eight, when police tried to pull over a vehicle near 21st and South Topeka Boulevard for traffic violations.

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Topeka HyVee Coming Soon

Updated: 04/28/2008 - A new store will give Topekans another option when it comes to shopping. HyVee offers all the regular features of other stores, but also features a dietitian.

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Target Teams Up with the American Red Cross

Posted: 04/28/2008 - It's hard to pick up the pieces after a disaster but Monday some volunteers were helping to make that process a little bit easier. Volunteers at the Target Distribution Center in Topeka helped the red cross prepare for emergencies by assembling comfort kits for use in national disasters.

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Students Learn Importance of Agriculture

Posted: 04/28/2008 - The annual "From Farm to You" program drew more than a thousand second graders to the Expocentre Monday. The event teaches children how agriculture is a part of their daily lives.

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STAR Program Helps Juvenile Offenders Succeed

Updated: 04/28/2008 - The Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority is receiving a $1 million grant to implement the STAR program. The program gives young offenders the resources and support they need to successfully reenter the community.

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Accidental Injury Death Rate of Kids Down

Posted: 04/28/2008 - National Safe Kids Week 2008 - 20th anniversary report by Safe Kids USA says accidental injury death rate of children 14 and under down by 45 percent since ‘87, but accidental injury remains #1 killer of Kansas kids

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Commissioners to Revisit Valencia Road Issue

Posted: 04/28/2008 - A engineering firm's study recommends a complete rebuild of Valencia Road at a cost of nearly $2 million. Homeowners say that's what they'd like to see done. The discussion is the latest chapter in the ongoing debate over Kansas Sand and Concrete's operations on the road.

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Body Found in KCK ID'd as Shaun Shaw

Updated: 04/28/2008 - Douglas County authorities say a body found in the Kansas River in KCK Monday morning is tentatively identified as 26-year old Shaun Shaw. Shaw fell into the river near Eudora while canoeing with friends April 19th.

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