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Salina Business Goes Up in Flames

Posted: 05/21/2008 - A long-time Salina business, Anderson's Leather Shop, caught fire Wednesday afternoon and was completely destroyed. Businesses surrounding the shop reported minor damage and should re-open fairly quickly.

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Guard Soldiers Will Be Home for Memorial Day

Updated: 05/21/2008 - 160 Kansas National Guard soldiers are on their way home in time to spend memorial weekend with their family and friends. Friday they will be welcomed home in Lee Arena on the Washburn University campus around noon.

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Topeka Gas Prices Soar (& Sore)

Posted: 05/21/2008 - With the Memorial Day weekend sneaking up on us, travelers are having to prepare their pocketbooks for high gas prices. It isn't getting any better for drivers, and they're not happy.

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Community Blood Center to Host Media Challenge

Posted: 05/21/2008 - You've got a chance to save lives and help 13 News out in the process! Community Blood Center is holding a media challenge blood drive next Tuesday.

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KC GM Workers Approve Deal, Head back to Work

Posted: 05/21/2008 - In voting Wednesday, UAW members at the Fairfax assembly plant overwhelmingly approved a new contract with GM. The vote ends a three-week old strike at the plant that makes the Chevy Malibu and Saturn Aura.

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Kansas Community College Aims to Lead in Energy

Posted: 05/21/2008 - A Kansas community college is taking steps to position the state as a wind energy leader. The department of commerce awarded Cloud County Community College $155 thousand dollars to expand the wind energy technology program.

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Hit and Run Driver Has First Court Appearance

Posted: 05/21/2008 - The suspected hit-and-run driver whose truck killed two highway workers last fall is in Douglas County to face murder charges. Ramona Morgan's first court appearance on two counts of reckless second degree murder was Wednesday.

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KDOT Wants You to Remember 511

Posted: 05/21/2008 - As you plan your trip this memorial weekend, remember the Kansas Department of Transportation's 511 advanced traveler information system.

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Last Surviving Brown v. Board Plaintiff Dies

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Zelma Henderson died Tuesday on the same day the National Trust for Historic Preservation placed Sumner School on the list of most endangered historic places in America.

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United Way Campaign Chair Tours Agencies

Posted: 05/21/2008 - 2008 volunteer campaign chairman, Scott Griffith, toured several United Way funded agencies to meet the individuals benefiting from the programs.

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Dog Stock Organizer Charged with Writing Bad Checks

Posted: 05/21/2008 - The organizer of a benefit concert has been charged with writing bad checks to cover the event. 52-year-old Randall Long organized Dog Stock 2007. Long allegedly wrote more than $48,000 worth of bad checks to 19 separate victims.

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85-Year-Old Woman Found Dead in Retirement Home

Posted: 05/21/2008 - In Reno County, a task force has been formed to investigate whether an elderly murder is connected to cases in which older women have been sexually assaulted.

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Small Topeka Businesses Honored

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Small local businesses can often be overlooked in a growing city, but several in Topeka were recognized Wednesday. The Topeka Chamber of Commerce small business awards breakfast Wednesday honored three companies.

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Speaker Says No Override Attempt on Vetoed Energy Bill

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Kansas House Speaker Melvin Neufeld said legislators will not try to override Governor Sebelius' latest veto of an energy bill that would allow two coal-fired power plants in Finney County.

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Hunting Accident Leaves Alma Man Dead

Updated: 05/21/2008 - A hunting accident has claimed the life of an Alma man. The Wabaunsee County Sheriff's Office says it happened 6:30 Sunday morning in the area of Phillips Creek Road and Wabaunsee Road near Alma.

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Young Girl Kicked in Head by Horse

Updated: 05/21/2008 - Morris County Sheriff Scott Coover tells 13 News a five year old Wilsey, Kan. girl was taken to the hospital after being kicked in the head by a horse at her family's home Tuesday evening.

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Planned Parenthood Attys. Hopes to Delay Trial

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Lawyers for the Overland Park clinic go before a Judge Wednesday hoping to put off the criminal trial on the over a hundred charges filed by Dist. Atty. Phill Kline pending a ruling from the state Supreme Court

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Homicide Prompts Warning for Reno Co. Seniors

Posted: 05/21/2008 - A task force was formed Tuesday to determine whether a sexual assault and murder of an 85 year-old woman in South Hutchinson is relateed to the sexual assaults and deaths of two other senior citizens.

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Watch Out! Wed. Most Dangerous Day at Work

Posted: 05/21/2008 - New study shows that around 20% of workplace accidents happen on hump day, nearly four times as many as happen on Sundays, the day with the lowest number of occurrences.

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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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