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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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Kansas Receives $50,000 Grant to Pursue Clean Energy Research

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) has awarded $50,000 to the State of Kansas as part of the Clean Energy States Grant Program to help achieve greater energy efficiency, conservation and use of clean energy resources.

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Gas Prices Exceed $4 in Parts of Topeka

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The regular average for the state is at $3.93 for a gallon of regular unleaded, but 13 News found the Valero station tMonday charging $4.06 a gallon.

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Farmer Opposes Fire Station Location; County Will Wait

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The County Commission will wait 90 days before determining if a new fire station will be built at 46th & Landon. The residents who live in the area are concerned about the effect it could have on their lifestyle.

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Holton Denied FEMA Request for Rebuilding Utilities

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Holton City Manager Glenn Rodden says FEMA denied their request for federal assistance in rebuilding the city's utility system from the December ice storm. He says FEMA reps plan to visit in two weeks to give further explanation and outline an appeals process.

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Judge Faces Allegations of Sexual Harrassment

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Public hearing stage set for a judge accused of sexual harassment. The Leavenworth County District Judge's attorney denies the allegations. The judge has 20 days to respond to his notice, then a hearing date will be set. The conduct allegedly occurred between 1999 and 2007.

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Roberts Keeps Wide Financial Lead Over Slattery in U.S. Senate

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Current Senator Pat Roberts hold large lead in finances over his Democratic challenger Rep. Jim Slattery in the upcoming Senate election. Roberts has already been airing radio and TV ads for more than two weeks. Today was last day to collect money before filing financial reports.

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Judge Won't Hear Any More Sex Cases

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A Shawnee County district judge receiving criticism for light sentences for sex crimes will not hear any more cases regarding sex crimes. Judge Dowd disqualified himself from such cases. Any pending case before Dowd will be reassigned to another judge.

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Judge Orders Separate Trial for Gang Killing

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A federal judge says a street gang member in Wichita is entitled to a seperate trial in the first federal racketeering case filed in Kansas. The judge feels the case may be prejudiced if heard at same time as other hearings. The gang member is charged with three killings.

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Zarco 66 Grand Opening

Updated: 06/30/2008 - The grand opening of a first-of-its kind fuel station for the state happened Monday in Lawrence, Kansas. Zarco 66 Earth Friendly Fuel Station offers blender pumps, with a variety of alternative fuels.

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Jury Finds Man Guilty in Teen Hunting Death

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A Lyon County jury took three hours Monday before finding Theron Thomas Kent guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Beau Arndt. Arndt was shot and killed while hunting last December. Sentencing is set for Aug. 12.

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Dowd Says No More Cases Involving Sex Offenses.

Updated: 06/30/2008 - More than 60 protesters held signs on the steps of the Shawnee County Courthouse Monday. They say they are fed up with Judge Dowd's diversion from sentencing guidelines in recent cases involving child predators.

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Classic Cars Tour Topeka

Updated: 06/30/2008 - Car enthusiasts from around the country gathered to show off their Hupmobiles in Topeka Monday. The car was made by the Hupp Motor Company in Detroit starting in 1908.

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AG, Ag Secretary Worry about Fuel Scams

Updated: 06/30/2008 - Kansas AG Steve Six and Agriculture Secretary Adrian Polansky say they're stepping up monitoring of gasoline sales in the state. They want consumers to be vigilant of potential scams, such as lower quality fuel, and report complaints to the state.

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Regulators Lift Embargo on NW Kansas Wheat Fields

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The last of embargoes on Kansas wheat fields was lifted Monday. Test results show levels of a toxic fungicide were not detectible or below allowable tolerances. An earlier spot check shows fields in some counties were sprayed with the fungicide too close to harvest.

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Assisted Living Home Residents Back to Greensburg

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Nearly 14 months after a tornado forced them into temporary quarters, residents of Greenburg's Carriage House Assisted Living Center moved back Monday. Some say it's bittersweet -- they'd grown to enjoy their new hosts in Augusta while waiting for repairs.

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Federal Agency Announces Aid to Greensburg

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The USDA says Kiowa County will receive $2.2 million to help repair the county courthouse in Greensburg. The agency will also provide additional low-interest loans to help rebuild homes destroyed by a tornado in May 2007.

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