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Basketball Coach Pleads Guilty In Car Theft Ring

Posted: 04/02/2014 - William Smith, the former women's basketball coach at Southeast Missouri State University, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy and five counts of mail fraud.

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Ellis County Investigating Arsons

Updated: 04/02/2014 - A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction in several recent arsons in Ellis County.

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Morning Joy Ride Goes Wrong

Updated: 04/02/2014 - A Wednesday morning joyride went down hill real quick for a couple who ventured off the pavement and in to a newly built pond.

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Cedar Crest Turned Blue For World Autism Awareness Day

Updated: 04/02/2014 - Cedar Crest will be bathed in blue light Wednesday night. Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback says the lights are part of the Light It Up Blue event, bringing awareness to World Autism Awareness Day.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Political Donor Limits

Posted: 04/02/2014 - The Supreme Court on Wednesday eliminated limits on the total amount people can donate to various political campaigns in a single election season. However, the court left intact the current $5,200 limit on how much an individual can give to any single candidate.

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Haysville Residents Approve 1 Cent Sales Tax

Posted: 04/02/2014 - A 1-cent retail sales tax was approved in Haysville, but not by much. The Sedgwick County Election office says the tax passed Tuesday with 284 voting yes, and 267 opposed. The city's sale tax will now be 8.5 percent.

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Kansas Senate Passes Gun-Rights Measure

Updated: 04/02/2014 - The Kansas Senate has approved legislation that would strip cities and counties of their power to regulate firearms and nullify existing local gun ordinances.

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Kansas Group Seeking To Decriminalize Marijuana

Posted: 04/02/2014 - A statewide group seeking to legalize marijuana in Kansas has launched a petition drive in Wichita to remove criminal penalties for possessing an ounce or less of the substance.

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13's Rob Peppers Joins Recognition Of Parkinson's Awareness Month

Posted: 04/01/2014 - Resolutions on the House and Senate floor applauded the Governor's proclamation of April as "Parkinson's Awareness Month." Lawmakers were joined by people who are living with the disease, including long-time WIBW-TV meteorologist Rob Peppers.

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TPAC Names Interim Leader

Updated: 04/01/2014 - Michael Silva began work Tuesday as the interim executive director at the Topeka Performing Arts Center.

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Kansas Lawmakers Worked Late On School Funding Plan

Updated: 04/02/2014 - A Kansas Senate budget committee has finished work on a school finance proposal that attempts to satisfy a recent state Supreme Court ruling requiring more funding for poor school districts.

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Fast Facts About A Tsunami

Updated: 04/01/2014 - Tsunamis are formed by a displacement of water - a landslide, volcanic eruption, or slippage of the boundary between two of the earth's tectonic plates.

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