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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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Proposed 2009 Topeka City Budget

Updated: 07/01/2008 - Proposed budget includes mill levy increase, reductions in some city services. You can also read the entire 2009 budget for yourself.

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Topeka, Shawnee County Named Lifelong Community

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Secretary of the Kansas Department on Aging Kathy Greenlee helped unveil a highway sign officially designating Topeka and Shawnee County as a Lifelong Community, an initiative of the Kansas Department on Aging.

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Groups Seek Drilling Halt Near Sage Grouse Habitat

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Two conservation groups have asked the federal government to impose new restrictions on oil and gas development in the West to protect the greater sage grouse, a popular game bird on the decline.

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Police Search for Shooter

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Topeka Police are looking for the person(s) who shot a 21-year-old Topeka man at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, and left him in a front yard to die. The man is fighting life-threatening injuries.

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Kansans Beware!

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Kansans beware! That friendly voice on the phone may actually be a scammer.

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Ft. Riley Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Hilton was killed when the vehicle in which he was riding hit an IED and came under attack. To date he is the 152nd Ft. Riley soldier to die in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Historic Fort Riley Division Celebrating Lineage

Updated: 07/01/2008 - First Infantry Division celebrating division's history with "Victory Week" at Fort Riley. Celebration from July 14-18. Victory Park will be dedicated with memorials to 400 soldiers, including one who received Medal of Honor for duty in Iraq.

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Fire Destroys Quenemo Home

Updated: 07/01/2008 - A Quenemo couple lost their home in a fire a week and a half ago. Don Dickey is stationed in Iraq and has been given emergency leave to come home and help his wife.

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Boyda Tries to Save Highway Funds

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Second District Congresswoman proposes legislation designed to prevent Kansas from losing billions in highway funds as it enters the final year of a 10-year highway program.

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Kansas Taxes Short of Expectations

Posted: 07/01/2008 - The state collected $61 million less than anticipated in tax revenues during its recently ended 2008 fiscal year.

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State Revenues Fall Short... Again

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Gov. Sebelius asked state agencies to trim their budget by two percent as the state's revenues fall short of projection for the second straight quarter. Shortfall expected to be $61 million.

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Wells Fargo to Repay Shawnee Co. Nearly $9,000

Posted: 07/01/2008 - The home mortgage company agreed to compensate Shawnee County for over 900 properties in which it underpaid the county to the tune of a penny on each tax bill.

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Meet An Award-Winning Big and Little Pair

Updated: 07/10/2008 - Jason Davee confesses that Zach Feliciano, the little he met through Big Brothers Big Sisters, is like the little brother he never had. "I love hanging out with him. I've gotten more out of it than i think he has.

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Bugs Meet Machine At Artist's Exhibit In Library

Posted: 07/01/2008 - At the back of the Sabatini Gallery, a large locust tangled with a tank is just one of Nicolas lampert's creations in Hybrid Visions. You can catch the Hybrid Visions display at the Sabatini Gallery during library hours until July 18th.

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Fund Raiser to Help Local Food Pantries

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A Topeka realtor organization is holding a fund raiser with Red Robin restaurant July 1st to donate a percentage of dinner sales to local food pantries.

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Accident Ties Up Traffic at Huntoon and Wanamaker

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Two people were injured when two cars collided at the intersection of Huntoon and Wanamaker around 9:30 pm Monday. The injuries weren't believed life-threatening.

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Man Caught in Creek After Running From Police

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Topeka Police were observing a man who was believed to have felony warrants and been part of a domestic dispute Sunday evening. When the man noticed police he ran through the woods and into Shunga Creek.

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Alma Residents Get OK to Turn Taps Back On

Updated: 06/30/2008 - A water main break had Alma residents conserving water much of the afternoon and evening Monday. City officials say the problem was fixed Monday night.

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