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Topeka City Council Ethics Probe

Updated: 05/21/2008 - An ethics probe into whether two Topeka city council members violated the city's code of ethics has been put off for two weeks, essentially because of a slip of the tongue.

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Merck Agrees to $58M Settlement Over Vioxx Ad Claims

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Kansas and 30 other states will share that record breaking settlement Merck is paying as part of a settlement against the company for deceptively promoting Vioxx and downplaying its health risks.

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Students Learn About Seaman Middle School

Updated: 05/21/2008 - Students got together Tuesday from both schools at Northern Hills for a good time and a chance to learn a little more about their new school.

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Mailbox Thefts on the Rise

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Topeka Police have seen an increase in reports of thefts from mail boxes over the last month.

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Rosa's to Stay Open til Friday

Posted: 05/20/2008 - You have just three days left to enjoy the tastes of a long-time local restaurant before they close the doors for good.

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Valley Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Growing Pot

Posted: 05/20/2008 - 50-year old Michael Leslie pleaded guilty to growing marijuana in his home with the intent to distribute it. He faces five years in prison and a half-million dollar fine when he's sentenced August 26th.

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Operators of Yo-Yo Ride Ordered to Halt Operation

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Massachusetts safety officials have ordered operators of the Yo-Yo amusement park ride, made in Wichita, to stop using it pending an inspection. An incident with the ride in California last week injured 23 people. The company says it stands by the equipment.

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Squirrel Sparks Topeka Outage

Posted: 05/20/2008 - About 260 Westar Energy customers around 10th and Gage lost power Tuesday night. Westar says a squirrel got into the lines, causing the outage.

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Oklahoma City Council Supports Extending Amtrak to Kansas

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Plans to extend Amtrak from Oklahoma City to Newton, Kansas, north of Wichita, won the support of Oklahoma City's city council. Newton is connected to LA and Chicago, so a connection would make rail service a more viable form of transportation for Oklahomans.

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EDS Moving Topeka Operations down the Road

Posted: 05/20/2008 - An EDS spokesperson says the company has outgrown its location at White Lakes Center and will move to a new facility at Forbes Field this fall. EDS employs more than 200 people in Topeka.

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Coal Plant Override Decision Could Come Wednesday

Posted: 05/20/2008 - House Speaker Melvin Neufeld says leaders will meet Wednesday to decide whether to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' veto of a third energy bill. This measure includes several economic development incentives.

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Ethan, Addison Top List of Newborn Names

Posted: 05/20/2008 - The Social Security Administration lists Ethan and Addison as the most popular baby names in Kansas in 2007. The list is based on applications for Social Security cards.

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Moran, Moore File for Re-election to Congress

Posted: 05/20/2008 - The incumbents in the state's 1st and 4th Congressional districts file with the Secretary of State's office to seek re-election. Jerry Moran is seeking a seventh term; Dennis Moore is seeking his sixth.

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Sumner School Makes Endangered List

Posted: 05/20/2008 - The former Sumner Elementary School building at 4th and Western was named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The school was among those at the center of the landmark Brown v. Board desegregation case.

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Lottery Commission Considers More Casino Aps

Posted: 05/20/2008 - On Monday, the commission heard from four casino applicants looking to build in Sumner Co. and took the final seven applications on Tuesday.

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Inmates Could Face Death After Hutchinson Jail Death

Posted: 05/20/2008 - David Warren was originally believed to have died of a brain aneurysm, only later did an autopsy show a long, thin metal object had gone through his eye. Three other inmates of the Hutchinson Correctional Facility now face charges.

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Hutchinson Woman Bites Off Husband's Fingertip

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Police say the woman may have swallowed the fingertip, which she bit off during an argument Saturday night, since investigators still have not found the finger.

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Ramona Morgan Sentenced in Osage County

Updated: 05/20/2008 - Morgan was found guilty on felony fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless drive, failure to use a turn signal and failure to maintain a single lane in Osage County court in April.

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Kansas Native Wins 2008 Abel Math Prize in Norway

Updated: 05/20/2008 - Ottawa, Kansas native John Griggs Thompson wins $1.2 million Abel prize for mathematics. He shares the award with Paris teacher Jacques Tits. They were selected for their work with modern group theory, which can solve every day challenges like the Rubik's Cube.

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Former Regent to Lead Wefald Search Committee

Updated: 05/20/2008 - Nelson Galle of Manhattan will serve as chairperson of the committee searching for a new president for Kansas State University. Current KSU head Jon Wefald announced last week that he'll retire after the 2008-2009 academic year.

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Cattleman Sentenced for Million-Dollar Fraud

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Cattleman gets five years after selling more than a million dollars worth of cattle that were grazing land he leased to other owners without the other owners permission.

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Coyote Trapping Approved in Leawood

Posted: 05/20/2008 - In an effort to protect pets in the Kansas City suburb, the city council has legalized coyote trapping over the National Humane Society's objection that it would be inhumane and ineffective

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