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Don't Fall For It: Jury Duty Scam

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office is warning about a scam in which would-be victims are told they must pay a fine for missing jury duty.

Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer says the office has received numerous reports of a caller claiming to be with law enforcement. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the scammer tells people a warrant has been issued for their arrest and then…

Headstone back where it belongs

We have an update to a story about a Civil War headstone we first told you about in May. 

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Anthony Bluml speaks from jail about parents' murders

Anthony Bluml gets up everyday, plays cards, mingles with other inmates, then goes back to bed. Not much will change about that for the rest of his life. But that routine leaves a lot of time for retrospect and Lauren Seabrook asked if that reflection brought any regret.

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Tony Bluml offers apology to brother, family, community

Tony Bluml says he asked God for forgiveness for his parents' murders and feels it was granted. He worries the forgiveness he cares most about, from his brother, will never come. Lauren Seabrook reports.

HIV status causes child custody dispute

Thursday night is typically family night at this home.

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FF12: Military romance scams and why women fall for them

There are many victims, but few who come forward. How common are military romance scams?

Could mouthguards change the game of football?

The Jayhawks are the first Kansas school to try them.

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Newton crews dump sewage into floodwater

Two creeks come together near Newton's wastewater treatment plant. When the sky drops about half a foot of water there, too much soaks into the ground and packs into the city's pipes. Lauren Seabrook explains why the city is forced to dump sewage back into the water.

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Sales tax hike could drive business out of state

As of next month, you'll be paying more every time you get out your wallet and swipe your card in Kansas stores. FactFinder 12 investigator Lauren Seabrook talked to customers and business owners around the area who have mixed feelings on it.

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Facebook scam uses military to target victims

A Wichita woman contacted FactFinder 12 after discovering she was the victim of a scam that uses the military and Facebook.

Stolen sack lunches spark disturbance at Sedgwick County Jail

Inmates fake sick, manipulate the system

The number of inmates in the Sedgwick County jail taken to the hospital has drastically increased in the last four months and you're paying for it. But in some cases, your dollars are actually paying for a get-out-of-jail-free card. Lauren Seabrook explains.

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Furloughs for state workers like storm across Kansas

From state troopers to state parks, many state workers could soon be forced to stay home from work and forfeit their pay. That worry brings a lot of questions. Lauren Seabrook gets the answers.

Wichita couple loses $13,000 in scam

A Wichita woman says she’s embarrassed, but wants to share her story so you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

Senators out of state, still getting paid by taxpayers

We are getting more information today surrounding two senators absent from the budget debate.

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FF12: B-52 sponsors pull out after money problems

The B-52's indoor soccer season ended a few months ago, but there's a much different game affecting those involved. The game many say owner Joey Pindell's been playing with almost everyone he owes money to.

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