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Letter, Soldier Probed in Pregnant GI's Death

Posted: 06/29/2008 - Authorities identified a soldier in training as a person of interest in the death of a pregnant soldier found in a North Carolina motel room, a military official said.

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Uma Thurman is Engaged

Posted: 06/28/2008 - Uma Thurman, star of the "Kill Bill" thrillers and "My Super Ex-Girlfriend," will marry financier Arpad "Arki" Busson, according to a report Friday in the New York Daily News.

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Omaha Fights to Restore Power After Storm

Posted: 06/28/2008 - Nebraska's largest city struggled Saturday to restore power to thousands of residents a day after a severe storm damaged homes, uprooted trees and killed two people in a neighboring community.

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Fireworks Destroyed After Damaged in Storm

Posted: 06/28/2008 - The Wichita Fire Department has destroyed 2,000 pounds of fireworks that had become contaminated when they were blown over by a storm.

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Train Derails in Atchison; No Injuries

Posted: 06/28/2008 - A train with cars containing radioactive material derailed in northwest Kansas, but authorities say no one was in danger.

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Kansas Guardsmen Deployed to Afghanistan

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The 102nd Military History Detachment will document photos, videos and artifacts while in Afghanistan to preserve war details for history.

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Two Face 345 Charges for Alleged Cockfighting Ring

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Johnson County DA Phill Kline files 172 counts of unlawful conduct of cockfighting against 37-year old Fernando Tapia and 50-year old Juan Carlos Rodriguez-Machain. Rodriguez-Machain is also charged with obstruction of official duty.

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Wichita Moving 5 Families Because of Methane Gas

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Officials think a landfill near a mobile home park in Wichita might have caused a spike in methane gas. Kansas Gas Service discovered it in routine surveys. Residents of five homes will be relocated as a precaution.

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Family, Friends of Kidnapped Story Clerk Relieved by Safe Return

Posted: 06/27/2008 - 48-year old Joyce Patterson, missing since Monday, was found safe Friday. She tells investigators a man robbed the convenience store where she was working, then abducted her. He kept her tied up until media coverage of her disappearance made him drop her off at her pastor's home.

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State, Defense Rest Cases in Hunting Death Trial

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Testimony ended Friday afternoon in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Theron Thomas Kent. He's charged with the death of Beau Arndt, who was shot while hunting last December. Jurors could begin deliberations Monday.

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Lightning Blamed for Morning House Fire

Updated: 06/27/2008 - A fire at 6747 NE Indian Creek Rd. is believed to have been caused by a lightning strike. The fire was discovered around 7 am Friday. Fire officials say it did $112,000 damage.

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Judge Dowd Departs For Two Sex Offenders

Updated: 06/30/2008 - Judge Matthew Dowd came under fire for giving Orlando Paul Cisneros probation instead of putting him in jail. Now he has departed on two recent sex offender cases -- giving one particularly brutal offender a lighter sentence, and giving the other probation.

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Kan. Governor Asks Agencies to Cut Spending

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius Friday asked most state agencies to cut one to two percent from their budgets for the upcoming spending year. She did not ask that cuts be made to funding that would affect students, such as public schools.

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Operation Falcon roundup nets 125 Kansas fugitives

Updated: 06/27/2008 - U.S. Marshalls arrest 125 fugitives throughout Kansas. The operation targeted sex offenders and violent criminals. The annual sweep is part of a nationwide project known as Operation Falcon.

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Kaw Area Tech Merges With Washburn University

Posted: 06/27/2008 - A ceremony marked a merger between Washburn University and Kaw Area Technical School. Officials say students will benefit from the new arrangement.

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Two Face 345 Charges For Alleged Cockfighting Ring

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline on Friday filed 172 counts of unlawful conduct of cockfighting each against 37-year-old Fernando Tapia and 50-year-old Juan Carlos Rodriguez-Machain. Rodriguez-Machain also faces one count of obstruction of official duty, bringing the total charges between the two to 345.

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