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Past articles by Tori:

County Commissioners, appraiser’s office reveal property tax details

Shawnee Co. property values are up again this year. → Read More

Lazy Toad Sports Bar to transform into a church

What was once a movie theater, then a workout facility, and now a bar will soon become a church. → Read More

Kansas Supreme Court affirms man’s 2017 triple murder convictions

The Kansas Supreme Court affirmed one man’s first-degree felony murder convictions in a 2017 triple murder. → Read More

Four booked in Brown Co. after welfare check leads to drug arrests

Four people now face drug charges after a welfare check became multiple drug arrests. → Read More

Stormont Vail Events Center to host title fight

A title fight is coming to Topeka’s Stormont Vail Events Center. → Read More

Gage Park’s new mini train set to arrive in Topeka

The new Gage Park mini train is set to arrive in Topeka on Monday. → Read More

Medicinal cannabis bill for eligible veterans introduced in the Senate

The Kansas Senate has introduced a bill that could lead to the cultivation, distribution, sale, and use of medical cannabis for veterans suffering from chronic illnesses, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and/or struggling with opioid use. → Read More

Dept. of Ed shares Career & Technical Education program success

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month – a time to raise awareness of the achievements and accomplishments CTE programs bring to Kansas. To recognize Kansas CTE programs, the Kansas Department of Education shared the success the department has seen for its educational programs. → Read More

200+ future educators compete to demonstrate knowledge at conference

Over 200 students, who dream of becoming educators one day, competed Wednesday to demonstrate their education knowledge and gain experience in the educational field. → Read More

Tech companies network, recruit high school seniors to industry at Washburn Tech

Several area high school students interested in the engineering and technology industry got the opportunity to interact, network, and explore the tech industry as multiple local companies were at Washburn University looking to recruit students. → Read More

USD 501 graduates recognized at ‘mid-year’ ceremony

Topeka Public Schools USD 501 held a mid-year graduation ceremony for all three of the area high schools: Highland Park High School, Topeka High School, and Topeka West High School on Thursday to celebrate the students that have fully, completed their education. → Read More

$1.8 mil awarded for 10 communities to open family resource centers

About $1.8 million in funding has been allocated among 10 Kansas communities to build Family Resource Centers in their respective locations. → Read More

First Hispanic Kansan from Topeka confirmed to the state Court of Appeals

The first Hispanic Kansan has been confirmed to the Kansas Court of Appeals, Judge Rachel L. Pickering. → Read More

TPD, SNCO Drug Task Force serve search warrant in ongoing investigation

The Topeka Police Department’s Narcotics Unit and the Shawnee Co. Drug Task Force collaborated to serve a search warrant Wednesday morning that leads to a drug arrest. → Read More

One Topeka man behind bars for arson in shed fire

The Topeka fire Department has released information behind two New Year’s Day fires that were both classified as incendiary. One person was booked for arson following a TFD investigation for one of the incendiary fires. → Read More

One person dies, another with ‘serious injuries’ in Lawrence collision

A two-vehicle collision in Lawrence left one person dead and another with serious injuries. → Read More

New business opens to bring Louisiana inspired cocktails to Topeka

Topekans can now get a taste of New Orleans with cocktails and daiquiris at the “New Orleans Style Daiquiris and More.” → Read More

Kansas program opens soon for families in need of heating bill assistance

If you are looking for utility payment assistance as temperatures begin to drop, the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will start accepting applications next week. → Read More

Topeka fire crews extinguish garage fire

Topeka fire crews were called to a home Wednesday afternoon on reports of a fire. → Read More

Shawnee Co. DA dismisses murder charges, reopens investigation

The case against a man who has been accused of first-degree murder has been dismissed by the Shawnee Co. District Attorney, Mike Kagay. → Read More