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Thousands Without Power Due To Overnight Storm

Updated: 08/07/2013 - Western Shawnee County took a power hit Wednesday morning when lightning hit a transformer. Newman Regional Health in Emporia also reported losing power.

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Regulator Visiting Kan. Sees Big Role For States

Posted: 08/07/2013 - A federal regulator says states like Kansas must take the lead in improving regional transmission systems to increase the movement of electricity from renewable resources such as wind.

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Council Members Crunching Numbers To Balance Budget

Posted: 08/06/2013 - Working to reduce both a nearly 7 mil increase and a $5.7 million deficit in the 2014 Topeka city budget, city council members thought long and hard on how to balance the numbers.

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Woman Drops Lawsuit Against Topeka-Area Authorities

Posted: 08/06/2013 - Cheryl Fields, who now lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin, filed a motion July 31st to dismiss a lawsuit she'd filed against the Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriff's Office.

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KDHE Encourages Partnerships To Improve Public Health

Posted: 08/06/2013 - Providers were invited to a listening session Tuesday night to hear stories of successful public - private partnerships and brainstorm future initiatives for preventing illness and injury in communities.

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DOD Approves Reduction Of Civlilian Furlough Days

Posted: 08/06/2013 - Congresswoman Jenkins recently cosponsored an amendment to H.R. 2397, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014, in an effort to prevent future furloughs next year.

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Formal Charges Filed Against Topeka Defense Attorney

Posted: 08/06/2013 - 63-year-old Wendell Betts was arrested July 23 when police say he drove into the law enforcement center parking lot, nearly striking vehicles, then went inside, showing signs of impairment.

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Governor Signs Special Session Proclamation

Posted: 08/06/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation formally calling the Kansas Legislature into special session Sept. 3 to rewrite a state law allowing judges to sentence convicted murderers to serve at least 50 years in prison.

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Red Cross Continues To Help Flood Victims Across Kansas

Posted: 08/06/2013 - The Kansas Red Cross has provided shelter, supplies and clean-up kits to flood victims in Lindsborg, Hutchinson, Ellinwood, Emporia, and Pittsburg and will continue assessing needs and replacing supplies in the days to come.

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Schmidt Seeking Consensus On 'Hard 50' Fix

Posted: 08/06/2013 - Schmidt watched Tuesday as Gov. Sam Brownback signed a proclamation calling the Legislature into special session Sept. 3 to rewrite the ``Hard 50'' law.

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Powerball Jackpot Hits $425M

Updated: 08/06/2013 - The weather isn’t the only thing that’s hot. Player excitement is heating up for a Powerball jackpot that has climbed to at an estimated $425 million for tomorrow night’s drawing!

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Strong Winds Sweep Through Central Kansas

Posted: 08/06/2013 - Another round of strong storms took down power lines and trees in central Kansas as residents keep a worried watch on swollen waterways.

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