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Economic Stimulus Checks Roll off the Presses

Posted: 05/08/2008 - U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson tours regional facility in Kansas City, MO, one of four that's printing about 88 million paper checks between now and July. Paymens range from $300 to $1200.

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Golden Eagle Chicks Hatch at the Zoo

Posted: 05/08/2008 - The zoo welcomed its newest additions on April 26th and 28th. They Golden Eagle chicks are being raised in their exhibit next to Hill's Black Bear Woods.

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Advance in Open Heart Surgery Marks Milestone

Updated: 08/28/2008 - 55 years ago this week, a surgeon and his nurse used a machine to stop a patient's heart, but keep the patient alive. Today, perfusionists operate the heart / lung machine - using the machine to circulate blood through the patient's body while the heart is stopped for surgery.

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Police Honor Fallen Heroes

Updated: 05/08/2008 - Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and in the name of protecting the innocent were honored at the annual candlelight vigil.

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Deputies Arrest Three in Burglaries at Holton Country Club

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Three men face 11 counts of burglary and six counts of felony theft for a string of burglaries at Holton Country Club in March. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says victims can come to the Sheriff's Office at 1 pm Tuesday to identify their property.

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Facebook Strikes Deal with States to Improve Safety

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Kansas AG Steve Six announced a safety agreement with social networking site Facebook Thursday. Under the deal, Facebook will provide warning messages for children and monitor age changes to profiles.

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Sebelius Appoints Members of Energy Group

Posted: 05/08/2008 - The 20 appointed voting members will advise Governor Sebelius on reducing the state's greenhouse gas emissions. The group's first meeting is May 20 in Wichita.

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Kansas River Statue Honors Michael Zapletal

Updated: 05/08/2008 - A memorial was placed along the Kansas river to honor the life of Michael Zapletal who disappeared after being swept away by the river last August. He would have turned 10 on May 19th.

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Governor Reacts To Legislative Session '08

Updated: 05/08/2008 - “This session is the most difficult session I have had as my years as governor,” Kathleen Sebelius said in press conference Thursday morning.

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Morning Manhunt in Pottawatomie County Ends With Capture

Updated: 05/09/2008 - A fugitive has been caught by Law enforcement in Pottawatomie County caught a fugitive who was on the lose Thursday morning about two miles west of St. Marys. Authorities say at 1:37 this morning a St. Marys police office pulled over what he believed to be a stolen civilian vehicle.

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Firefighters Honored in Gage Park Awards Presentation

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Peers nominated firefighters with the Topeka Fire Department for awards that represent the individuals' superior performance, professionalism and self-sacrifice while on duty.

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Hesitant About Adoption? Consider Being a Foster Parent

Updated: 05/29/2009 - There are more than 6,000 kids in foster care in northeast Kansas. There is a growing need for families and/or individuals to help by offering a home to children waiting to be adopted.

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Kansas Lawmakers Approve Final Spending Bill

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Lawmakers pass measure completing a $13.6 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1st. Critics say it contains money for a "road to nowhere."

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Kansas Lawmakers Adjourn Wrap-up Session

Posted: 05/07/2008 - The Kansas Legislature adjourned its wrap-up session Wednesday night. It was the 90th day of the session, which is the exact number of days legislative leaders scheduled.

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Leadership Greater Topeka Class Graduates

Posted: 05/07/2008 - The 2008 Leadership Greater Topeka class graduated with a special luncheon Wednesday. A three-month course on community leadership ends with a challenge to participants to use their talents in the community.

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Businesses Feel Threatened by Construction Project

Updated: 05/08/2008 - Business owners in the shopping center at 21st and Urish Road in Topeka say after just three days, they can already see a dramatic decrease in customer traffic. They say if something doesn't give, atleast a handful of them could go out of business.

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Pair of Longtime USD 501 Teachers Retiring

Posted: 05/07/2008 - French Middle School honored Patti Goehring and Cheryl Rowh with a reception Wednesday. The pair are retiring and have a combined 57 years experience.

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Teen Pours Urine in School Ice Machine

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Winfield school officials say an 18-year-old student admitted to pouring a cup of urine into a school ice machine one day before it was served in a tennis tournament hosting seven other schools.

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PTSD Haunts Troops

Updated: 05/07/2008 - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder causes military troops to go back to places they never want to be again. Their flashbacks can be intense, and as Shane Ransom found out, the consequences can be terrible.

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Fallen Firefighter Tony Cox Receives Medal of Valor

Updated: 05/07/2008 - The widow of fire Capt. Tony Cox, who died in the line of duty last August, accepted the medal of valor on his behalf in a ceremony Wednesday night. Several other firefighters also received recognition for their service.

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Corporate Tax Cut Going to Governor

Posted: 05/07/2008 - A measure cutting the state's top corporate income tax rate would go down under a bill lawmakers sent to the Governor. It also closes what was considered a loophole helping out-of-state corporations avoid taxes.

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