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Kobach Says Prairie Chicken Bill "Gutted"

Updated: 04/02/2014 - Secretary of State Kris Kobach says a Kansas House committee has taken the teeth out of legislation to protest the federal government's listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.

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FBI Wants Help Identifying Suspect In Child Sex Crimes

Updated: 04/02/2014 - The FBI wants your help identifying a man suspected of sexually exploiting a child. They released pictures of the unidentified man, whom they refer to as John Doe 28, on Tuesday.

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Shawnee Co. Jail Worker Arrested On Child Sex Charge

Posted: 04/02/2014 - The Shawnee Co. District Attorney charged 40-year-old Aaron Kalka with one count of aggravated criminal sodomy. Kalka works as a corrections specialist at the Shawnee Co. Jail.

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Basketball Coach Pleads Guilty In Car Theft Ring

Posted: 04/02/2014 - William Smith, the former women's basketball coach at Southeast Missouri State University, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy and five counts of mail fraud.

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Ellis County Investigating Arsons

Updated: 04/02/2014 - A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction in several recent arsons in Ellis County.

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Morning Joy Ride Goes Wrong

Updated: 04/02/2014 - A Wednesday morning joyride went down hill real quick for a couple who ventured off the pavement and in to a newly built pond.

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Cedar Crest Turned Blue For World Autism Awareness Day

Updated: 04/02/2014 - Cedar Crest will be bathed in blue light Wednesday night. Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback says the lights are part of the Light It Up Blue event, bringing awareness to World Autism Awareness Day.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Political Donor Limits

Posted: 04/02/2014 - The Supreme Court on Wednesday eliminated limits on the total amount people can donate to various political campaigns in a single election season. However, the court left intact the current $5,200 limit on how much an individual can give to any single candidate.

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Haysville Residents Approve 1 Cent Sales Tax

Posted: 04/02/2014 - A 1-cent retail sales tax was approved in Haysville, but not by much. The Sedgwick County Election office says the tax passed Tuesday with 284 voting yes, and 267 opposed. The city's sale tax will now be 8.5 percent.

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Kansas Senate Passes Gun-Rights Measure

Updated: 04/02/2014 - The Kansas Senate has approved legislation that would strip cities and counties of their power to regulate firearms and nullify existing local gun ordinances.

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Kansas Group Seeking To Decriminalize Marijuana

Posted: 04/02/2014 - A statewide group seeking to legalize marijuana in Kansas has launched a petition drive in Wichita to remove criminal penalties for possessing an ounce or less of the substance.

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13's Rob Peppers Joins Recognition Of Parkinson's Awareness Month

Posted: 04/01/2014 - Resolutions on the House and Senate floor applauded the Governor's proclamation of April as "Parkinson's Awareness Month." Lawmakers were joined by people who are living with the disease, including long-time WIBW-TV meteorologist Rob Peppers.

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TPAC Names Interim Leader

Updated: 04/01/2014 - Michael Silva began work Tuesday as the interim executive director at the Topeka Performing Arts Center.

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