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Topeka, KS, United States

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Past articles by Katie:

Board of Healing Arts files lawsuit against private coroner Shawn Parcells

Private coroner Shawn Parcells now faces one criminal case and two civil cases, the latest one filed by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.The board → Read More

Missing mom and son found unharmed

Lawrence police announced Friday evening that a missing woman and her 3-year-old son were safe after being found unharmed."We would like thank the community for their assistance in helping us locate them," the department said in a news release.Lawrence police had asked the public for help Friday afternoon in finding Felicia Miner, 22, and her son Dominic Miner, who had last been seen on… → Read More

Lawrence police looking for missing mom and son

Authorities in Lawrence are searching for a woman and her 3-year-old son who were last seen Thursday evening.Felicia Miner, 22, and her son Dominic Miner → Read More

Cirque du Soleil's 'Corteo' runs through Sunday at Kansas Expocentre

Acrobats swinging through the air from giant chandeliers, clowns and jugglers — those are just a few of the imaginative features of Cirque du → Read More

Shawnee Heights superintendent placed on administrative leave after DUI

Martin Stessman, the superintendent of Shawnee Heights Unified School District 450, was placed on administrative leave until June 1 after being arrested → Read More

Shawnee Heights superintendent arrested

The superintendent of Shawnee Heights Unified School District 450 was arrested late Saturday in connection with driving under the influence.Martin Stessman was arrested in Jefferson County.According to Jefferson County jail records, Stessman posted a $1,000 bond at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, about an hour after he was booked into jail, and was released.The district can't comment on personnel matters,… → Read More

Top Kansas Highway Patrol officials resign; Shawnee County sheriff to fill superintendent job

The top two leaders of the Kansas Highway Patrol abruptly resigned from their jobs Thursday in a shake-up of the state’s largest law enforcement agency.Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones, a former KHP administrator and trooper, will take over the agency on Wednesday, said Gov. Laura Kelly. The governor said Jones, with a 40-year career in law enforcement, was the right person to lead the agency… → Read More

Annual cultural festival at Washburn Tech to feature Brazil

A free festival Friday will feature food, music and information about Brazil.This is the 11th year Washburn University's International Center of Topeka → Read More

Washburn students reflect on campus climate after racist video posted on social media

While a video posted on social media last weekend prompted swift condemnation from Washburn University, several students view the incident as one of many → Read More

Topeka neighborhood association's Sumner School lawsuit taken to Kansas Court of Appeals

The legal battle over the future of the former Sumner School building has been taken to the Kansas Court of Appeals.The Ward Meade Neighborhood Improvement Association is appealing Shawnee County District Judge Richard Anderson's summary judgment in favor of Southside Christian Palace Church, the entity that owns the property.The building at 330 S.W. Western Ave. was constructed in 1936 and was… → Read More

Exercise in downtown Topeka prepares responders for active assailant incident

Dozens of emergency responders rushed Tuesday around the Capitol Federal building in downtown Topeka during an exercise simulating an active assailant → Read More

Topeka police identify man who was found shot outside Brass Rail Tavern

Police identified Monday the man who was found shot outside a tavern in Topeka's Oakland community.Allen J. Baker, 40, suffered a gunshot wound that wasn't considered life-threatening.Topeka police spokeswoman Gretchen Koenen said there were multiple witnesses and that "detectives continue to investigate and are working strong leads."Police responded to the incident, reported as a fight, early… → Read More

Topeka Floral Art Club features board game interpretations at Kansas Garden Show

Though the deep freeze over Topeka lingers, floral designs featured at the Kansas Garden Show offer a playful hint of spring.People attending the 2019 → Read More

Fundraiser Sunday to help 5-year-old Topeka boy get diabetes alert dog

A Farkle tournament on Sunday will help raise money for a diabetic alert dog that will help a 5-year-old Topeka boy.Farkle is a game played with dice. → Read More

Police identify Topeka pedestrian who was struck and killed Friday

Topeka police have identified the pedestrian who was struck by a truck and killed on Friday.John M. Vanderblomen, 53, of Topeka, died after he was hit at → Read More

Long-time Topeka Realtor dies in Jackson County crash

A long-time Topeka Realtor who was involved in a crash Monday in Jackson County has died.June Rockey, 72, was transported with life-threatening injuries → Read More

Jury: Towner guilty of manslaughter, attempted murder

A Shawnee County jury working late into Friday night declared John W. Towner Jr. guilty of voluntary manslaughter and attempted second-degree murder in → Read More

Topekan to be recognized for preserving Brown v. Board stories

One of this year's Living the Dream award recipients is being recognized for her dedication to preserving the stories of students who attended Topeka's → Read More

Gary Clarke, Topeka Zoo's first director, dies at 79

Gary Clarke, the Topeka Zoo's first director, died Friday, leaving behind a legacy that spans two continents.He was 79.As a young boy in Kansas, Clarke → Read More

Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in fatal February 2018 shooting

A Topeka man pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the February 2018 shooting death of Tyronne Baggett.Erion Kirtdoll, 25, also pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said.A prison sentence of 554 months, or more than 46 years, has been recommended.On Feb. 16, 2018, Topeka police responded to a robbery at Daylight Donuts, 4201 S.W. 21st. An… → Read More