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BBB Warns of DTV Converter Box Scam

Posted: 06/23/2008 - The Better Business Bureau says a company called Universal TechTronics is peddling "free" digital TV converter boxes. However, it requires purchase of a warranty and adds fees totalling $100. At a store using a government coupon, the BBB says you'd pay around $20.

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Scam Alert: Techtronics Fraud Ad

Posted: 06/23/2008 - The Better Business Bureau says an Ohio-based company called Universal Techtronics is running ads promising free television channels, services and digital converter boxes.

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Opening Arguments Set in Death of Teen Hunter

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Jury selection wrapped up Monday in the trial for Theron Thomas Kent, accused in the December shooting death of Beau Arndt. Opening arguments will begin at 9 am Tuesday.

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Boccia Ball Inspires Topekan

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Jason McMillen says the desire to win a national championship in boccia ball is what keeps him in the sport. But with his spirit, don't discount his relationship with his coach, as well as the great feeling he gets from accomplishing his goals as the true reasons.

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Topeka Attorney Arrested in Memphis

Posted: 06/23/2008 - 41-year old Bryan Smith was arrested Sunday at the Memphis airport on charges of public intoxication, vandalism and disorderly conduct. The police report says he was taken into custody for his own safety.

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Kansas Spring Crops Thriving Amid Rain

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Spring-planted crops are thriving with the rain and heat, but the winter wheat harvest is behind. Just six percent is harvested in Kansas, compared to the 36 percent that would normally have been cut by this late in the season.

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Lawsuit over Johnson County DA Office Firings Resolved

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Seven former attorneys and an investigator in the Johnson County District Attorney's office reached a settlement with DA Phill Kline. The workers were fired when Kline took office. Kline's office agrees not to sue them in exchange for them dropping their lawsuit.

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Kansas Unit Heading to Afghanistan

Posted: 06/23/2008 - The 102nd Military History Detachment of the Kansas Army National Guard is headed to Afghanistan to document the war there. The group will spend a year conducting interviews and gathering footage that will become the official record from Afghanistan.

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Jewish Convert Sentenced for Assuming False Name

Posted: 06/23/2008 - 28-year old Ted Riley Floyd was sentenced to a year in prison for using a false name to apply for a U.S. passport. His attorney believes Floyd assumed the name of Nathaniel James Levi to be accepted into the Orthodox Jewish lifestyle.

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Former Kansas Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Extortion

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Former Cherokee County Attorney Michael Goodrich admits he received money and other perks from a gentlemen's club in Galena. He pleaded guilty to extorting the owners and employees of the club.

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Objections Board Resolves Ballot Concerns

Posted: 06/23/2008 - The State Ojections Board heard four objections to candidates who've filed for upcoming elections. The board ruled three of the four candidates will be on the ballot. The fourth, a magistrate judge candidate in Cheyenne County, will not.

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Ribbon Cut on Campground

Posted: 06/23/2008 - A native Topekan returned home to cut the ribbon on a new campground. Shane Ott, who is now the president of KOA, said he couldn't miss the chance to represent his company and visit family and friends.

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Kansas Guard Unit Headed to Afghanistan

Updated: 06/23/2008 - A detachment of military historians are heading to Afghanistan later this week to begin their mission to document the war there.

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Rossville Reaches Out to Chapman Tornado Victims

Updated: 06/23/2008 - Rossville American Legion Post 31 Baseball team saw an opportunity when they scanned their roster and discovered they were playing Chapman's Legion team. Four days later they had a huge fund-raiser. They raised more than $13,000 for the town of Chapman.

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Storm Reports

Updated: 06/23/2008 - Click here for storm reports across Kansas.

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Ray Stevens at TPAC

Posted: 06/22/2008 - For more than 50 years Ray Stevens has entertained audiences with his Grammy award winning songs. 1,500 people packed TPAC Sunday evening to see Ray Stevens perform.

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