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Campos booked into jail, released on bond overnight

cjonline.com — Topeka Councilman John M. Campos II was booked into Shawnee County Jail late Tuesday, a jail spokesman said, and released on bond early Wednesday.Campos, 27, faces felony charges of making a false writing and interfering with a law enforcement officer. His court date is set for June 5.The councilman was released on a $3,500 own recognizance bond at 1:40 a.m.

Brownback signs compact, hopes to exempt state from federal health care laws

cjonline.com — Kansas is joining a proposed compact with other states hoping to exempt themselves from the federal health care overhaul.Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday that he signed a compact bill passed by the GOP-dominated Legislature earlier this month.
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Possible shooting reported in East Topeka

cjonline.com — Topeka police were called to a possible shooting Wednesday morning outside an east-side business.The incident was reported at 7:33 a.m. Wednesday in front of the Family Dollar store at 2616 S.E. 6th.Police, fire and American Medical Response ambulance crews were on the way to the scene.Check cjonline.com as more information becomes available.

Lawmakers ponder modest pay raise for state workers

cjonline.com — Kansas legislators are considering proposals to give state workers modest salary increases but end their guaranteed longevity bonuses, and a union official said Tuesday that the combination could lower the pay of many employees.The Republican-dominated Senate and House budget committees have drafted alternatives to GOP Gov.
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Brownback approves law nullifying local gun regulations

cjonline.com — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation nullifying city and county gun restrictions and ensuring that it's legal across the state to openly carry firearms.The governor announced his action Wednesday. The new law will take effect July 1.

Best of Topeka started Sunday, runs through May 25

cjonline.com — Residents have until May 30 to let us know what businesses should be ranked among the best in Topeka this year.The Topeka Capital-Journal's 23rd annual Best of Topeka kicked off Sunday, with the first of six ballots running in the paper.
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McConnell Air Force Base given approval for tanker operations

cjonline.com — WICHITA - The U.S. Air Force has given final approval to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita as the home of the new KC-46A air refueling tanker, according to Kansas congressmen.Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, along with U.S. Rep.
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Overnight fire damages mobile home

cjonline.com — An overnight fire caused heavy damage at a vacant mobile home in North Topeka, authorities said.The fire was reported at 12:58 a.m. Wednesday at 907 N.E. Madison.First-arriving crews found the mobile home fully involved in flames.The fire was declared under control at 1:21 a.m.
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Public outcry over first lady's visit draws national attention

cjonline.com — A public outcry from some Topeka Unified School District 501 graduating seniors and parents about Michelle Obama speaking at a combined graduation May 17 has made national headlines and caused bloggers across the world to respond.The announcement of the first lady coming to Topeka was made last week.
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