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Investigation into Shooting Involving Off-Duty TPD Officers Continues

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Shawnee Co. DA Robert Hecht says he's awaiting ballistics reports before he can complete his review of a March shooting involving four off-duty Topeka police officers. Two men were injured. Their attorney says they are cooperating with the investigation.

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LULAC Gets Creative in Making Ends Meet

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Topeka's LULAC Senior Center has stepped up fundraising to make up for funding cuts. The center held an Indian Taco sale Friday.

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Ex-US Official: Aerial Refueling Project Delayed

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Ousted Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne said officials hoped to meet a 2013 deadline for new refueling tankers. However, if a contract for Northrop Grumman to make them is reopened due to Boeing's protest, he believes the deadline won't be met.

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Flood Plain Will Affect Chapman Rebuilding

Updated: 06/20/2008 - Federal government rules for development in flood plain are raising concerns over whether residents impacted by a June 11th tornado would be able to rebuild. Much of the damage was in an area of town that's in a flood plain.

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Advocacy Groups call for SRS Chief's Resignation

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Three child advocacy groups step up pressure on SRS Secretary Don Jordan to resign. They called a news conference, upset with comments accusing prosecutors of bullying caseworkers into making misleading statements. He's since backed off the comments.

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Sen. Pat Roberts Draws Attention to Prescription Drug Costs

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Sen. Pat Roberts visited Topeka's Jayhawk Pharmacy Friday, saying current Medicare legislation could set drug reimbursement rates at a level that wouldn't cover costs. Jim Slatter, a Democrat running for Roberts' Senate seat, disagrees.

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Picnic Celebrates Safety Committee

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Second Annual Kansas Contractors Association Safety picnic held Monday at Lake Shawnee. Issues such as keeping road work zones safe while keeping them open to traffic among topics discussed.

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Study: Moving Virus Research to Kansas Could Be Costly

Posted: 06/20/2008 - A federal report says moving a new biodefense research lab to Kansas or Texas could cause billions of dollars in damage if a disease outbreak reaches near-by cattle. A potential outbreak would cost much less if built at existing lab in New York.

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Family Struggles With Apt. Fire, While Daughter Serves In Iraq

Posted: 06/20/2008 - One family is struggling with the cleanup of their loved ones apartment after Wednesday mornings fire at The Pines. The cleanup efforts have been challenging because their loved one is overseas in Iraq serving as a military nurse.

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Advocacy Groups Say Kansas SRS Chief Should Resign

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Child advocacy groups are calling for an investigation into the Kansas child welfare agency and the resignation of its head. Their requests follow a controversy over whether prosecutors pressure Kansas caseworkers to remove children from their parents.

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Topeka Blvd. Bridge Nearing Completion

Updated: 06/20/2008 - For many it has been a 20-month headache as the Topeka Boulevard Bridge gets a complete face-lift that project is nearing an end.

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Ex-US Official: Aerial Refueling Project Delayed

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Former Air Force Secretary claims if bidding for the tanker is reopened, it could mean the new planes would not be in service until 2013, says he is disappointed in GAO report that found faults in bidding process.

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KS Supreme Ct. Rules Juveniles Have Right to Jury Trials

Updated: 06/20/2008 - Six-to-One verdict by the state's high court overturns 1984 decision that the juvenile system was different enough from the adult version to remove a constitutional right and could force prosecutors to retry hundreds of cases, including ones currently pending.

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Shooting on Huntoon

Updated: 06/20/2008 - Driver of a car is shot three times while driving down Huntoon near Fairlawn last night.

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Ice Ice Baby on"The Red Planet"

Posted: 06/20/2008 - NASA's Phoenix Mars lander has discovered ice on the Red Planet. The robot lander exposed chunks of bright material while digging a trench in the Martian arctic. The mission's lead investigator says because the white stuff later vanished, it must have been frozen water that vaporized after being exposed.

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Gardner Teen Sentenced for Death of Classmate

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Teen is sentenced to eighteen months of supervised probation after the death of a friend, who died of heart condition after a so-called "fun fight" earlier this year.

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Be a Hero and Vote for Yours at Annual Blood Drive

Posted: 06/19/2008 - The annual "Hero's Behind the Badges" Blood Drive starts Saturday, June 21 at Topeka Community Blood Center. Donors receive a t-shirt, a chance to win prizes and the opportunity to vote for their favorite "hero": Police Department, Sheriff's Department, Fire Department, KHP or KBI.

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Visioning Meetings Wrap Up

Updated: 11/03/2009 - The Heartland Visioning community meetings have wrapped up, and a task force will now determine what the public wants the future of Topeka to look like.

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Man Found Dead in Manhattan

Updated: 06/19/2008 - Police spokesman Lieutenant Kurt Muldrop says a maintenance crew found the man in a complex at 1402 College. Shaun McDonald, 27, is identified as the person found.

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