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Topeka/Shawnee Co. Receives Crime-Fighting Award

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Area residents were honored for their role in keeping the city and county safe. An effort is scheduled later in the year to further prevent crime in the Topeka area.

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ICE Arrests 22 Gang Members in Wichita

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 22 gang members were arrested in a roundup in Wichita. They were targeted for their association with four violent street gangs. ICE says 9 were wanted on outstanding warrants while the other 13 are illegal immigrants.

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Shawnee County Mailing Elections Notices

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Registered voters in Shawnee County should get a mailing in the next few days stating their polling places and the various districts in which they live. Elections officials say several polling places have changed since the last election.

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Two Finalists Named for New Judge's Position

Posted: 07/02/2008 - The Second Judicial District nominating commission selected Jeffrey Elder and John Watt as finalists for a newly created judgeship. Both are attorneys in Wamego. The Governor has 30 days to appoint one of them.

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Mr. Stinkyfeet Entertains the Children

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Jim Cosgrove, known by many children as Mr. Stinkyfeet, entertained nearly 1,000 children at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

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Judge Named to Hear Case of Salina Judge's Son

Posted: 07/02/2008 - A retired judge from Wichita will preside over case of a 16-year-old from Salina trying to pass fake $20 bills at a Salina Wal-Mart last week. The boy is the son of a Saline County District Court Judge,

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Expert Says Killer Bees in Kansas Won't Cause Big Problem

Posted: 07/02/2008 - University of Kansas bee expert expects killer bees to reach Kansas at some point, but says they will stay confined to south-central counties. He says warmer winters are a factor in the bees' migration into Kansas.

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Tuition Break for Some Illegal Immigrants Stands

Posted: 07/02/2008 - U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal by out of state students attending Kansas schools which had been previously dismissed by a federal court that ruled the students did not have standing.

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Smokeshop Says Smoking "Really is Cool!," Draws Ire

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Some parents objecting to new sign hanging outside Hutchinson tobacco store which reads "Smoking really is cool," saying it sends the wrong message to kids about a leading cause of death in America.

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Search Continues for Valley Falls Runaway

Updated: 07/03/2008 - Thirteen year-old girl jumps out of their mother's car near Netawaka while they were on their way to her father's house Wednesday evening. The family believes she may be on her way to Valley Falls.

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KS Salmonella Outbreak Focused in One County

Posted: 07/02/2008 - The type of Salmonella which struck 19 Kansans, eleven of whom were in Harvey County, was of a different variety than the type which has struck nationwide.

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"Bones of Contention" Documentary on wibw.com

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Topeka High's Sjobor Hammer won a $5,000 prize from the History Channel in the recent national competition in Maryland. Her documentary, "Bones of Contention," deals with the excavation and exploitation of a Native American burial site near Salina. Watch it now on our "13 News at 4" page.

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Jackson County Seeks Help Finding Teenage Girl

Updated: 07/02/2008 - The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says a 13-year old girl jumped out of her mother's car and ran off Tuesday night. They're concerned for her safety because she doesn't know the area.

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Insurance Company Rewards Healthy Lifestyles

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Since the first meeting in March, the 2008 Aviva Innovation Tour has traveled coast to coast certifying agents for the Wellness for Life program. It's the only program offered by a life insurance company that links accountability to a life insurance policy.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Gets A Boost

Posted: 07/01/2008 - A new relationship for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Topeka Tuesday means the organization can help mentor more kids in northeast Kansas.

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Medicare Cuts Force Topeka Clinic to Deny New Patients

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Stormont-Vail HealthCare's Cotton-O'Neil Clinics stopped taking new Medicare patients, effective Tuesday. The reason is a 10.6% cut in Medicare reimbursement rates. A measure to stop the reduction fell one vote short in the U.S. Senate Thursday night.

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Meals on Wheels Needs Help

Posted: 07/01/2008 - You can brighten someone's day by giving an hour of your time to Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson Counties.

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Road Rage Leads to Teenage Death

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Police in Wichita say a teenage girl was shot and killed in what may have been a road rage incident.

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Community First Gets More Time for Sumner School Effort

Posted: 07/01/2008 - The Topeka City Council unanimously voted to give Community First a 60-day extension to get funding for its plans for the former Sumner School building. City staff said a proposal submitted by the original May 31st deadline didn't meet requirements.

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Council Vote Draws Harsh Words from Topeka Developer

Posted: 07/01/2008 - A proposed development for SW 53rd and Wanamaker Road fell one vote shy of approval at Tuesday night's Topeka City Council meeting. Developer Gene Jani says he believes council members are letting personal vendettas get in the way.

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