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WIBW Takes Top Associated Press TV Award

Updated: 05/31/2008 - The Associated Press handed out their 2007 media awards to Missouri and Kansas broadcasters Saturday afternoon, with WIBW-TV taking home the top honor.

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Car Crash Causes Power Outage

Updated: 05/31/2008 - Topeka Police report that a man drove into a light pole on the 2900 block of Burlingame around 2AM Saturday.

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Free E-Waste Recycling

Updated: 05/31/2008 - Many of us have old electronic devices laying around and today we have found a free way for you to safely dispose of them.

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Topeka Police Test Potential Recruits

Updated: 05/31/2008 - The Topeka Police Department is giving two days of physical and written exams to potential recruits. A total of 15 recruits will be chosen when it's over.

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Wester Energy Offers Stock Sale

Updated: 05/31/2008 - Westar Energy says it's offering 6 million shares of common stock. The net proceeds will be used to repay short-term debts.

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KCK Woman Found Guilty of Topeka Stabbing

Updated: 05/31/2008 - The Shawnee County DA's office says Ray confronted Davidson at a residence on Southwest Polk, then stabbed him in the stomach.

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High Schoolers "Rush" to Safe, Fun Friday Night Event

Updated: 05/31/2008 - Answering the complaints of Topeka teens who say there's not enough to do in the town, Topeka Chief of Police's Youth Advisory Council helped set up Summer Rush '08, an event to offer kids a fun, safe environment.

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Insurance Scam Targets Elderly Kansans

Updated: 05/31/2008 - Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says people should beware of phone calls promising settlement money from a large insurance company in exchange for first wiring money. The Insurance Department's consumer line is 1-800-432-2484.

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City Sinks Sumner Deal

Updated: 06/02/2008 - The group Community First submitted its plan Friday for bringing new life to the former Sumner School building, but the city of Topeka says it does not meet requirements of a contract. Community First says it will ask the City Council for an extension.

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Kansas Gets High Marks for Children's Health Care

Posted: 05/30/2008 - A report from the Commonwealth Fund ranks Kansas as having the 10th best children's health system in the country. The report looked at access, quality, costs, potential for healthy lives and equality.

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Kansas Ranks High in Child Health Care

Posted: 05/30/2008 - A report released this week by the Commenwealth Fund ranks Kansas tenth in child health systems. All states were evaluated on child health care access, quality, costs, potential to lead healthy lives and equity.

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Delinquent Taxpayers will Need to Start Paying Up

Updated: 05/31/2008 - Delinquent taxes and license plate tags have been the hot topic throughout the County. Shawnee county commissioner Vic Miller says the Shawnee county treasurer's office is allowing people with delinquent personal property taxes to buy their registration and license plates -- a violation of state law. Treasurer Larry Wilson says he's looking into it.

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Salina Man Selected as New State Conservationist

Updated: 05/30/2008 - As the new State Conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kansas, Eric Banks will work with NRCS working with farmers, ranchers and others to provide technical and financial conservation assistance.

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Storm Prompts Boil Water Advisory for City of Jewell

Updated: 05/31/2008 - A Thursday night storm destroyed the City of Jewell's water tower, making it possible for contaminants to have entered the water system. People on the Jewell water system should take precautions until KDHE determines the water is safe.

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Rural Economy Booming as Commodity Prices Soar

Posted: 05/30/2008 - Farmers are experiencing a rural economic boom. Soaring commodity prices for crops are bringing up farm incomes. Plus, oil drilling is enjoying a renaissance, providing another source of income from their land.

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Teacher Gets 25 Years for Abusing 8-year-old

Posted: 05/30/2008 - 36-year old Tabatha Adams was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years. She pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

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Two Men Shot Dead in Wichita

Posted: 05/30/2008 - Two men were found shot to death in Wichita just before 1 am Friday. Investigators say one man was found lying in a street. The other victim ws found in a nearby house. It's not known if another person was the shooter or if they shot each other.

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Kansas Legislature Looking for Lawyer

Posted: 05/30/2008 - The Legislative Coordinating Council voted Thursday to take applications from people to provide legal services to the Legislature. The position was created in the midst of a school finance lawsuit.

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Doctor Claims Guilty Plea Coerced by Ill Wife's Indictment

Posted: 05/30/2008 - Wilbur Hilst says federal prosecutors coerced his guilty plea to charges he illegally distributed prescription drugs through an internet pharmacy. He says they offered to dismiss charges against his cancer-stricken wife.

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Tornado Tears Up Kansas Town

Updated: 05/30/2008 - A storm traveling up Highway 14 destroyed homes, a water tower, a kennel, a church and businesses in Jewell. It produced a devastating tornado, but thankfully no one was seriously injured.

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