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Community Art Center Tribute To Local Art Therapist

Posted: 09/16/2008 - For decades, the capital city has been a great resource for art therapy, all thanks to one local man. Bob Ault is nationally known for pioneering the field of art therapy. He did so largely from his art academy in Topeka.

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Life for Kelsey Smith's Killer

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Edwin Hall, who pleaded guilty to the 2007 kidnapping, rape, and murder of 18 year-old Kelsey Smith, was sentenced to life in prison in a Johnson Co. Courtroom

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Bidder for Wyandotte Casino Drops Out

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Pinnacle Ent. withdrew its application to build the new casino approved for Wyandotte Co., leaving only three applicants from whom the state can choose. Twenty-five million dollar application fee will be refunded.

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Step Up For Children 2008

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Thousands of children in Kansas have no health insurance, live in poverty, and are abused or neglected, it is for that reason that dozens gathered this morning at the statehouse.

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Missouri Soldier Dies in Iraq

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Military officials say a Missouri soldier assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska, has died in Iraq. U.S. Army Alaska says Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Sexton, a military policeman assigned to the 164th Military Police Company, died in Balad.

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Flooding in Emporia Causes Headaches

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Flooding in Emporia has closed Southbound Highway 99 and Highway 57. The Cottonwood River swelled over its banks flooding the Sodens Grove area of Emporia. Officials say the highway will remain closed at least through Monday night.

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Namesake Donates Money to Sports Park

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Louise Hummer donated $50,000 to Hummer Sports Park Monday. The park is named after her and her late-husband Dana Hummer. Dana was once the Topeka Police Chief. Today's donation comes on the fifth anniversary of the first sporting event ever held at the facility.

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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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