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House Scam To Watch Out For

Posted: 05/29/2008 - People knocking on doors, claiming to be neighbors' relatives are trying to prey on innocent victims in Topeka. They say they need help -- but you should watch out, and don't open your door.

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Thornton Place Donates Teddy Bears

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Thornton Place residents were beaming as they turned over 65 stuffed teddy bears they've made to Topeka Police officers. The Topeka Police Department will use the cuddly donations for their "teddy bear" program.

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Family Asks for Help Finding Puppy

Posted: 05/29/2008 - A Shawnee County family is pleading for anyone with information on their missing puppy to help them find him. He's a purebred yorkie. A reward is being offered.

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Mana de Topeka Hosts Wine and Dine

Traxx offers a full bar with a wide variety of beer, spirits, and wine.

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Making connections in a relaxing atmosphere Mana de Topeka hosted a "Wine Down" event Thursday. Community and business leaders got to know one another and the services they offer over a glass of wine.

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Gallardo to Make Plea in June

Posted: 05/29/2008 - A June 19th hearing is scheduled for Anastacio Gallardo. He is charged with unlawful sexual relations and trafficking contraband in a correctional facility. Gallardo was the victim's Vo-tech plumbing instructor at the women's correctional facility east of Topeka.

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"Dogstock" Organizer Remains in Jail

Posted: 05/29/2008 - The co-founder of a Northeast Kansas concert festival remains in jail Thursday after a judge denied his request for a bond reduction. 51-year-old Randy Long is charged with 18 felony counts of giving worthless checks and one count of misdemeanor criminal damage to property.

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Local Spelling Bee Journey Ends

Posted: 05/29/2008 - A local spelling bee champ has ended her national journey for the spelling crown. Emporia Middle School student Nishat Yasmin was one of 148 spelling bee champions to make it to the second round of the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee.

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Help is Available for People Living with Mental Illness

Updated: 06/04/2008 - Mental illness can be difficult to treat, but people living with it can lead full lives if they keep searching for the right help. Partial hospital programs are an option that offers intense therapy.

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Hearland Visioning Needs Your Input

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Check out these zip codes, because if you live in one Heartland Visioning wants to hear from you! The office still needs input from residents in the 66612, 66608, 66616 and 66619 zip codes.

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Colleagues Honor Late Representative Ted Powers

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Lawmakers gathered for the ceremonial adjournment of the 2008 session presented a proclamation to the widow of Rep. Ted Powers. Powers died earlier this month following a stroke. Colleagues remembered his warm personality.

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End of Session Raises Governor's Ire

Updated: 05/29/2008 - An attempt to get a vote on economic development measures that had been bundled with coal plant legislation failed on what is traditionally a ceremonial adjournment of the legislative session. Gov. Sebelius called it a missed opportunity.

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Fire Department Employees Earn New Titles

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Members of the Topeka Fire Department celebrate moving up in the ranks. 36 fire fighters and investigators were promoted in a ceremony Thursday.

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Deadline Looms For Sumner School Puchase

Updated: 05/30/2008 - The deadline is nearing for Community First to purchase Sumner School in Topeka to transform it into a charter school, that deadline is this Saturday, May 31st at midnight.

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Let the Drag Races Begin!

Updated: 06/06/2008 - Attention all drag racing fans! The National Hot Rod Association is in town this weekend, May 29th- June 1st, to tear up the drag strip.

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Couple Shot In KC, Infant Survives

Posted: 05/29/2008 - A man and woman, both in their 20s, were discovered inside their Independence, Missouri house Wednesday after the shooting at about 3:45 p.m. An infant found at the scene was taken into custody of state child welfare workers.

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Kansas, Shawnee County Fights Underage Drinking

Posted: 05/28/2008 - A new $10.5 Million grant is being given to 14 Kansas counties, including Shawnee to help fight one of the state's biggest concerns...underage drinking. Teens and parents agree, communication could be the biggest solution.

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Car Hits Tree in Topeka

Posted: 05/28/2008 - A car accident Wednesday sent two to the hospital and a car into a tree. A teen driver lost control of the car and hit a tree. A witness said it looked like the driver was going too fast.

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Bush to Raise Funds in Kansas Thursday

Posted: 05/28/2008 - The president's flying in for a fundraiser for Nick Jordan, making a run for Dennis Moore's congressional seat this fall. Senators Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback say they can't be there, due to schedule conflicts.

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Man Spared Death Penalty in Murder of Pregnant Teen

Posted: 05/28/2008 - A Sedgwick County jury Wednesday recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole for Ted Burnett. The same jury convicted him of capital murder for the death of 14-year old Chelsea Brooks. Brooks was nine-months pregnant when she was killed in 2006.

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Police Search for Suspect in Connection with Two Robberies

Posted: 05/28/2008 - Junction City Police are looking for a male from surveillance footage of a Dillons that was robbed on West 6th Street Tuesday night. Police believe he may also have robbed G&T Convenience Store on South Washington Street.

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Fort Riley Soldier Killed in Hit and Run

Posted: 05/28/2008 - Pfc. Howard Jones, Jr. died in his hometown of Chicago while on block leave. He was fatally injured in a hit and run accident on Sunday, May 18.

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Chamber Members Use "Speed Marketing" to Sell Their Skills

Posted: 05/28/2008 - The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce held its second "Speed Marketing" event Wednesday. People had four minutes to meet with personnel from each of nearly 100 businesses on hand. The Chamber says it's a great way to network.

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