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FBI Initially Pursued Drug Dealer in Kelsey Smith Killing

Posted: 05/13/2008 - An FBI agent testified in a hearing Tuesday that tips in the abduction and murder of Kelsy Smith led them to a suspected drug dealer. However, the agent says the man wasn't a suspect for long. Edwin Hall is accused in Smith's killing.

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Lobbyists Spend Big on Coal Plant Fight

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Spending by lobbyists trying to sway votes in the debate over allowing two coal plants in Kansas spent more than $135,000 in April. Spending since October is nearing the million-dollar mark.

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Long-Time Lawmaker Suffers Stroke

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Veteran State Representative Ted Powers, R-Mulvane, suffered a stroke. He is at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita in critical condition.

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FBI Investigating Rebate Check Email Scams

Posted: 05/13/2008 - An email phishing scam makes use of the economic stimulus rebate checks. It tries to get people to give bank account information via a link in their email, saying it will help them get their check more quickly.

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One dead in Olathe house fire

Posted: 05/13/2008 - A wheelchair-bound man is dead and his roommate is seriously injured after a late-night explosion and fire in an Olathe home.

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Priscilla's Robbed Again

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Topeka Police are investigating an overnight robbery to Priscilla's. They are looking for a Hispanic man who entered the store at 10:30 p.m. Monday night with a gun.

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Two Near-by Topeka Garages Destroyed By Overnight Fires

Updated: 05/13/2008 - Topeka Fire Crews responded to one call of two fires at garages 100 yards apart around 11:30 pm. Arson has not been ruled out as a possible cause. Authorities say one fire could not have caused the other because of the distance.

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Topeka Fire Crews Investigating Late Night Garage Fires

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Topeka fire crews are investigating two fires overnight, both garages. A fire call came in Monday night about 11:30pm as Topeka Fire was called to a call of two separate garage fires. Arson is a possibility.

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Topeka neighborhood aims to keep crime down

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Despite the recent publicized violent crime, officer Mike Cross told neighborhood members that crime stats are low in their area. The area had the 2nd lowest crime numbers in the month of April.

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SCCA Runoffs Leaving Topeka

Posted: 05/12/2008 - The SCCA National Championship Runoffs are heading to Wisconsin for at least three years. There is a chance the races could return to Topeka. A great turnout for this year's event would help send a message Topeka is serious about the races.

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Brother to Testify Against Brother in Nacole Winter Homicide

Updated: 05/13/2008 - Anthony Hall pleaded guilty Monday to charges of attempted second degree murder for an assault case and aiding a felong in the Nacole Winter homicide case. His brother, Christopher Hall, is accused of killing Winter. As part of the agreement, Anthony Hall will testify against Christopher Hall.

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Two Shawnee County Tornado Sirens to be Retested

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Shawnee Co. Emergency Mgt. Director Dave Sterbenz says a siren at SE 6th and Deer Creek Trafficway in Topeka didn't go off in Monday's testing. Another near Our Lady of Guadelupe Church wasn't very loud. He says both will be checked Tuesday for potential problems.

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Theatre Announces 2008-2009 Schedule

Updated: 05/12/2008 - A treat for the eyes and ears - guests at the Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy got a sneak peak of sketches and songs from the upcoming season. A schedule of the new season's shows is included.

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Williams Students Have Field Day

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Williams Magnet School students headed outdoors Monday for their annual Field Day. The event celebrates the upcoming end of the school year.

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County Software Transition Moving Forward

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Shawnee County Commissioners got an update Monday on implementation of the new ERP software program. Budget numbers and employees are being entered into it, and workers are training. Commissioners were told it should be ready to go August 1st.

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Tribe Supports Effort to Honor Fallen Troops

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation donates $15,000 to support "The Reading." The June 14th event at the Kansas Expocentre will include the name of all troops killed in the Iraq-Afghanistan war.

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