Ann Marie Bush, CJOnline

Ann Marie Bush


Topeka, KS, United States

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Past articles by Ann:

Greatest gift: Heartfelt letter from grandson

Oftentimes, the most special holiday gifts are those that come from the heart. One of the best holiday gifts Maple Hill resident Pauline Bickford has received isn't an expensive item from a store, but a handwritten letter from her teenage grandson. → Read More

Suicide: The stories of those left behind

The statistics can be startling - nearly one Kansan died by suicide each day in 2014. Suicide remains the 10th leading cause of death in the state. In Shawnee County, there have been 28 suicides through Aug. → Read More

Four houses will be open for tours during Sunday's College Hill Historic Homes event

Four houses will be open for tours Sunday during the College Hill Historic Homes Tour. The tour is in conjunction with two inductions into the Wall of Fame in Boswell Square. The ceremony will take place at 12:30 p.m. → Read More

Man charged with Topeka rape, aggravated sodomy bound over for trial

A man charged with a rape that occurred 15 years ago was bound over for trial Friday morning by Shawnee County District Court Judge Frank J. Yeoman. → Read More

Shawnee County Sheriff's Office seeking help in locating stolen vehicle

The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a vehicle that was stolen Wednesday morning from the northern part of Shawnee County. The vehicle is a 2008 Ford Quad Cab pickup. → Read More

Jackson County Sheriff working fatality crash on US-75 highway

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office on Friday morning was working a fatality crash at 134th and US-75 highway, Sheriff Tim Morse said. The crash involved a northbound van and a westbound semitrailer, Morse said. → Read More

German students visit Seaman High School, area attractions

Twelve students from Germany had a chance to walk through some of America's history Friday as they toured the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka. The students are from Philippinum High School in Marburg, Germany. → Read More

Bed bugs discovered at Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Evidence of bed bugs was discovered in two upholstered chairs at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, library communications director Diana Friend said Thursday. → Read More

USD 501, USD 437 high schoolers explore health, medical careers at Junior Achievement event at Washburn

Nearly 200 students from Topeka Unified School District 501 high schools and Washburn Rural High School spent Thursday exploring and learning more about the health and medical career fields. → Read More

Several organizations come together to plan Unity Walk

When 81-year-old Topekan Carolyn Litwin takes part in Friday's Unity Walk in North Topeka, she will be thinking of Rosa Parks, who on Dec. 1, 1955, refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. → Read More

Classics at Forbes Field will raise funds for American Flight Museum

The second annual Classics at Forbes Field on Saturday will help the American Flight Museum keep their planes flying. Cars, trucks, bikes and planes will be on display. There will be mini bike races. → Read More

Washburn University football player Anthony Daniels Jr. convicted of sex crimes at Air Force Academy, is registered offender

A registered sex offender playing football for Washburn University says he has moved on from his criminal past.Anthony Daniels Jr., 24, is a junior at the university and plays wide receiver for the Ichabods.Daniels transferred to Washburn from the Air Force Academy, where he played in 2010 and 2011. He also played for the Air Force Prep Academy in 2009. → Read More

Kansas Board of Regents: Enrollment figures show decrease of higher education students across state

Preliminary fall enrollment figures show there is an overall decrease of 890 students in Kansas' higher education institutions compared with last year, the Kansas Board of Regents announced Friday. → Read More

Statements made by Topekan Joseph Hughes, who is accused of attempted murder, will be allowed at trial

A Topeka woman who was severely beat in January — she suffered 16 facial fractures and has brain trauma — sat in a Shawnee County District courtroom Friday and listened to her former boyfriend’s attorney and the district attorney’s office discuss several motions. → Read More

Topeka VA chief of police fights with suspect, arrests him in connection with drug crimes

A man booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with drug charges had earlier initiated a physical altercation with the chief of police for the Eastern Kansas VA System. → Read More

Westboro Baptist Church counterprotestors issued tickets for picketing

Members of Journey 4 Justice - a group formed to counterprotest the Westboro Baptist Church - want their day in Topeka Municipal Court. Four members of the group were ticketed by Topeka police officers Sept. 12 for picketing during a religious event. → Read More

Topeka police investigating shooting

Topeka police are investigating a shooting that happened late Tuesday night or early Wednesday. A gunshot victim showed up at an area hospital with a gunshot wound, said Sgt. Shaun Sixkiller. → Read More

Winners of Best/Worst Vacation contest announced

Ron Miles' vacation to Colorado Springs, Colo., about a month ago was nearly perfect. He, his wife and their adult son made the trek from Topeka to Colorado Springs to meet up with other family members. → Read More

36th annual Apple Festival will offer entertainment, demonstrations, food and shopping

The 36th annual Apple Festival will take place Oct. 4 at Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site, S.W. 1st and Clay. There will be live entertainment, demonstrations, heritage food and arts and crafts. → Read More

Wyandotte County, Wichita and Dodge City receive grants for law enforcement body cameras

The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded federal grants to buy law enforcement body cameras in Wyandotte County, Wichita and Dodge City, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday. → Read More