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New Prairie Chicken Plan Pulls Fines For Federal Workers

Posted: 05/01/2014 - House and Senate negotiators Thursday evening drafted the final version of a bill protesting the federal government's recent listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.

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String Of Robberies Plague Emporia

Updated: 05/02/2014 - The Emporia Police Dept. says they've received reports of over a dozen businesses being broken into over the past couple nights.

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Area Schools Win Character Awards

Posted: 05/01/2014 - More than 40 Kansas schools were honored on Thursday for focusing on their student's social, emotional, and character development.

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Middle Schoolers Check Out Their Career Options

Posted: 05/01/2014 - Nearly 1,000 students from Topeka Public Schools visited Washburn Tech to tour the school's career programs. The students were able to learn about fields such as construction, health care, and technology.

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Longtime Landscape Co. Opens New Office

Posted: 05/01/2014 - A longtime landscaping business is celebrating its new offices at a familiar location. Chamber ambassadors and Mayor Larry Wolgast helped cut the ribbon at Schendel Lawn and Landscape.

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McDonalds Diners Invited To Give A Hand

Posted: 05/01/2014 - McDonalds restaurants in the Topeka area kicked off their 12th annual "Give a Hand" fundraiser Thursday, May 1. Through May 10th, when diners pay for their food, they also may purchase a paper hand for $1, $3 or $5.

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Foster Families Soon To Get Help From New Ombudsman

Posted: 05/01/2014 - A new effort to help foster parents in Kansas will soon get underway. The Dept. of Children and Family Services will soon have a Foster Care and Family Services ombudsman.

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Nearly 6 Tons Of Drugs Collected On Take Back Day

Posted: 05/01/2014 - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said that 11,687 pounds of medicines were collected Saturday by law enforcement officers at 117 locations across the state.

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Topeka Zoo's Sumatran Tiger About To Give Birth

Updated: 05/14/2014 - Jingga, the Topeka Zoo's Sumatran tiger, is about to give birth to three cubs any day now. The zoo staff is excited because the birth is a positive step in tiger conservation, and there hasn't been a tiger birth there since the 1970s.

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Point Guard Naadir Tharpe Leaving Kansas

Updated: 05/01/2014 - “Due to extenuating circumstances within my personal life, I will no longer be attending the University of Kansas,” Tharpe said in a statement.

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Class Of 2014 Faces Tough Job Market

Posted: 05/01/2014 - It's been about five years since the recession officially ended, but there is still a sizable group of young high school and college grads who are idle.

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Is AT&T Going To Buy DirecTV?

Posted: 05/01/2014 - If Comcast and Time Warner Cable is round one, AT&T and DirecTV might be round two.

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