Budget director: Brownback doesn't plan to divert funds from the state's public pension system again to help close budget shortfalls.
Brownback says he is working on proposals to improve the long-term financial health of KPERS.
Shawnee Heights High School says the senior soccer player died Tuesday night.
Right now, around 18,000 of the 175,000 tickets are left.
A state agency will audit the city of Topeka's plan to buy Heartland Park racetrack to determine if it meets requirements to issue bonds which would finance the purchase.
The school's principal emailed parents this morning about a weapon found in a student's bag.
Topeka police look for woman wanted in connection with robbery.
KDOT considers adding flashing beacon to interchange in north Shawnee County.
There's another nail in the coffin for a Topeka state government building set for demolition - bedbugs.
Snow expected in Topeka area Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
Kirk says the Lakeland Police Department "feels like home."
Pops Stop-N-Shop and Gastrip in East Topeka are competing for the lowest gas prices in the city.
The Wendy's donation will be used to match six kids at risk in the community with a mentor.
The City Council has learned the city staff isn't expected to recommend a prospective buyer for the racing venue until Jan. 6.
The driver ran a stop sign and struck another car, killing him and the passenger.
The new Kansas House Minority Leader replacing Paul Davis is shoring up his staff as the next legislative session approaches.
A homeless man loses almost everything, including a prosthetic leg, in a fire he inadvertently started at the storage building he was living in.
Chris Imming's been given until Monday to respond to a filing by the city of Topeka asking a court to block a stay in his Heartland Park appeal.
After a series of confusing 911 calls, police were able to find a shooting victim with seriously injuries.
Billy Davis Jr. will be formally sentenced on February 13th for the murder of 8-year-old Aliyah Irvin.
Both want petitioners to secure $45.6 million in bonds if stay is granted.
Two programs will provide services for some suffering from mental illness.
The defense in the Billy Davis Jr. capital murder trial says Davis is mentally ill and should not be sentenced to death.
Suspect charged with aggravated battery.
Witness reports suspect wanted police to kill him.
Police open-fired on suspect when he repeatedly refused to drop his weapon.
An angry customer contacted Westar's customer service call center and threatened to “do harm.”
Authorities believe speed was a factor in the crash.
The penalty phase of Billy Frank Davis Jr.'s capital murder trial got underway Friday in Shawnee County District Court.
Aggressive training for such a scenario is practiced repeatedly, according to Wiley. He said that while Tiffany is a hand-raised gorilla, and bonds better to people than other gorillas, it’s difficult to determine the degree of threat she posed to staff while being out of her environment.
The city of Topeka and the school district have agreed on the number of city police officers that will work in the district's schools.
On-line e-commerce company Sock Panda stops in Topeka Friday.
A Shawnee County District Court’s convicted Billy Frank Davis Jr. of murder, and the defendant will be sentenced Friday morning.
Four new board members have been elected to the Topeka Community Foundation.
Topeka's postponed selling STAR bonds to buy Heartland Park racetrack after a petition organizer filed for a court stay to allow his appeal to be heard.
A new pizza chain has arrived in Topeka promising hot, custom pies from scratch to your plate in just five […]
The only thing the would-be burglars got away with were gunshot wounds.
USPS is expanding package delivery to seven days a week through Christmas to keep up with holiday and e-commerce gift shipments.
A jury in the capital murder case of Billy Davis Jr. has yet to reach a verdict. He could face the death penalty for the killing of an eight-year-old girl.
Police say there was an accident on every major bridge along the Kansas River and I-70 this morning from slick […]
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has announced initial budget actions to balance a $280 million state shortfall. Transportation’s taking the biggest […]
Grocery prices weren't the shocker of a Topeka woman's shopping trip.
Topeka Police James Brown says he needs to recall some officers from Topeka public schools, raising concerns among the schools' leaders.
The initial reason cited for immediate demolition of the house was structural deterioration, due to the imminent danger of collapse. Upon further review, the structure was demolished due to the “hot spots” that remained inside and were inaccessible. A hot spot is a very hot and dry area where a fire has been burning, or is likely to ignite.
A person was transported to a hospital with non life threatening injuries Sunday night after being stabbed multiple times in southeast Topeka.
The new policy appears to be more in line with the logo that appears on their website, "Changing the Future of the Homeless, One Life at a Time".
The state's adjutant general says a Kansas National Guard mission to West Africa has been cancelled.
The City of Topeka Monday released a statement saying it will pay the demolition bill. —————– Relatives of an 18-year-old […]
Man shoots would-be home intruder.
The Topeka police department has ended its reserve program, which allowed trained volunteers to carry firearms and help stop crime […]
A Topeka pastor is appalled, but not surprised a a Wichita minister’s getting death threats after performing same-sex marriages.
A pedestrian was struck while crossing Topeka Blvd. at about 9:30 Sunday night.
Caleb Stegall took his seat on the Kansas Supreme Court Friday after serving as a lower-court judge and as a top aide to Gov. Sam Brownback.
Police arrest suspect in carjacking and stabbing of a car dealer employee.
Black students unions from across Kansas are holding a vigil in response to the Eric Garner and Michael Brown deaths Friday night on the Washburn University campus.
A lawsuit against an Oklahoma-based company claiming it and other natural gas companies gouged two Kansas plaintiffs is headed for […]
The region's first makerspace and co-working space has hired an executive director.
A woman lunged at a man charged with raping and killing an 8-year-old girl during a break in his Topeka court appearance Wednesday.
This week the city of Topeka moved a few steps closer to purchasing the troubled Heartland Park racetrack.
Three dogs died in a house fire Wednesday that torched the kitchen and the rear of the home.
A man on the NE Kansas Most Wanted List for over three months is captured in Jefferson County. Kansas Department […]
After four months, only 20 people have been drug tested in a new Kansas welfare requirement.
Heartland Park racetrack hasn't made a utility payment in 14 months and owes the city of Topeka almost $45,000.
After 16 months on the job, the President and CEO of Visit Topeka is leaving.
A former employee of the City of Topeka is in custody in a small North Dakota town after a standoff with police that revealed explosive devices in his home.
Rescue Mission accepting gift donations for Christmas.
Several Topeka City Councilors held a public forum Monday night to clarify the governing body's plan to buy Heartland Park racetrack and seek suggestions.
Donna Kenyon of Topeka was arrested Friday in Jackson County, Florida, for felony violation of the offender registration act.
A Kansas judge has decided the son of a deceased Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent can publish his father's files from the 1959 murders that inspired the book "In Cold Blood."
A preliminary hearing began Monday morning for the man and woman charged in the abduction and rape of an eight-year-old Topeka girl.
The Topeka Zoo's rainforest environment has a new addition in the form of a newly born Sloth.
State and union officials acknowledge that understaffing and turnover have caused violations of the contract covering employees at the Topeka […]
Topeka police believe those responsible for four homicides in the city last year are still living in or near the […]
The 19th annual Miracle on Kansas Ave. Parade dazzled as brightly colored floats wove their ways through the streets of downtown Topeka.
Shop owners on Kansas Ave. appear largely in support of the city's project to upgrade the street, though most are frustrated as the work grinds on.
Kansas students will try again to overload the state's online platform for standardized math and reading tests to help developers identify any glitches before spring testing.
Wanamaker Road in Topeka buzzed with traffic Friday as shoppers flooded stores hunting for deals. However, crowds appeared a bit […]
The all-volunteer staff of the Topeka Community Thanksgiving Dinner had no problem unloading nearly 3,000 meals Thursday to hungry area citizens.
Kansas says its tax collections in November were $3.1 million more than estimated.
Kansas lawmakers are considering where to place the state's pension obligations to more than 2,000 state correction employees.
A fire destroys the homes of two families on the eve of Thanksgiving.
The petition organizer who sought to force a vote on the city of Topeka's plan to buy Heartland Park is appealing a court ruling against him.
After five months of work, Topeka has completed the first phase of its project to overhaul Kansas Ave. downtown.
Olivia Anderson received a new power scooter Tuesday to help her get around. The Topeka 5th grader has a medical condition that makes it difficult to breathe.
Record high cattle prices and plentiful feed supplies are making life a lot easier for cattle producers as another winter nears.
Dozens protest Ferguson decision at Kansas Capitol.
A gathering in response to Monday night's Grand Jury announcement in the death of Michael Brown was held on the steps of a downtown Topeka church Tuesday afternoon.
Topeka's Stormont-Vail hospital's been recognized as one of the nation's top performing medical center in four key categories.
The Shawnee County district attorney says he won’t be filling a criminal case against a Topeka Police captain, who was placed on administrative leave last month.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says he looking at all options to fill the state's estimated nearly $300 million budget shortfall.
Shawnee County Treasurer's Office Phone Number: 785-233-8200 Ext. 5161
The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says it's now investigating the death of a Topeka man as a murder.
Topeka man pleads guilty to intentional second-degree murder in girlfriend's killing.
A Topeka man whose capital murder conviction was overturned by the Kansas Supreme Court because of ineffective counsel has petitioned a Shawnee County court to change his name.
High school students in good standing can now register for the 2015 Topeka Police Athletic League.
Police in Topeka and KCK remain calm ahead of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision.
Food items needed for the Topeka Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
City officials and members of township boards in Shawnee County will meet Monday to discuss Topeka’s growth strategies.
This year's Miracle On Kansas Ave. offers some new twists with the ongoing downtown redevelopment project in progress, and some new features.
A Jefferson County crash claims the life of one Kansas teen and sends 6 others to the hospital.