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AG, Ag Secretary Worry about Fuel Scams

Updated: 06/30/2008 - Kansas AG Steve Six and Agriculture Secretary Adrian Polansky say they're stepping up monitoring of gasoline sales in the state. They want consumers to be vigilant of potential scams, such as lower quality fuel, and report complaints to the state.

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Regulators Lift Embargo on NW Kansas Wheat Fields

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The last of embargoes on Kansas wheat fields was lifted Monday. Test results show levels of a toxic fungicide were not detectible or below allowable tolerances. An earlier spot check shows fields in some counties were sprayed with the fungicide too close to harvest.

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Assisted Living Home Residents Back to Greensburg

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Nearly 14 months after a tornado forced them into temporary quarters, residents of Greenburg's Carriage House Assisted Living Center moved back Monday. Some say it's bittersweet -- they'd grown to enjoy their new hosts in Augusta while waiting for repairs.

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Federal Agency Announces Aid to Greensburg

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The USDA says Kiowa County will receive $2.2 million to help repair the county courthouse in Greensburg. The agency will also provide additional low-interest loans to help rebuild homes destroyed by a tornado in May 2007.

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Ft Leavenworth Researchers: Iraq Occupation Was Understaffed

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A seven-hundred page study by Donald P. Wright and Col. Timothy R. Reese of the Combat Operations Study Team at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. found that commanders prematurely believed they had accomplished their goals, reinforced, in part, by President Bush's Mission Accomplished speech.

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Record Tax Year Bumps H&R Block 4Q Profits

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Tax preparer H&R Block Inc. says it swung to a fourth-quarter profit, helped by a record-setting tax season and the sale of its troubled mortgage arm.

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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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