Topeka Firefighters respond to two structure fires Friday.
Topeka utilities superintendent Don Rankin's no longer an employee of the city.
Two people were taken to Topeka hospitals after a four-vehicle crash Friday on I-70 just west of Maple Hill.
A national Hispanic organization is warning of scammers hoping to take advantage of immigrants in the wake of President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration.
The Sunshine Coalition awarded Topeka attorney Mike Merriam on Friday for his career-long fight for open government.
Family friend sets up fund after fatal house fire.
The number of immigrants arrested, held and deported from Shawnee County is likely to fall even further following President Obama's executive action.
Topeka crews battle 2 house fires Thursday morning.
Kansas legislators are likely to consider diverting funds earmarked for highway projects to general government programs to help solve the state's budget problems.
A Topeka postal employee allegedly stole prescription medications from the mail. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 44-year-old Terry Ricley, of […]
A Topekan on the Northeast Kansas Most Wanted list has been arrested on a felony show cause warrant.
At a council meeting Tuesday night, members of the governing body acknowledged the city of Topeka is proceeding with its plan to buy Heartland Park racetrack.
The City of Topeka has briefly delayed considering passage of its land use and growth plan at the request of the county.
The Topeka City Council has voted in favor of increasing water and wastewater rates for homes and businesses.
Midas stores in northeast Kansas has donated their second check of the year to Harvesters Community Food Network in Topeka to help fight hunger.
Officials in Shawnee County have made additional money available to help finance the prosecution of three capital murder cases. The […]
A gay couple were wed Monday night by three officiants at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka.
The Shawnee County Commission is asking the City of Topeka to delay approving its land use and growth management plan for at least a week.
The Kansas Department of Administration has named John Milburn, a former Associated Press reporter and campaign director for Governor Brownback, its new public information officer.
A report released Monday says one in 30 American children were homeless at some point in 2013, an all-time high.
After a shelter in Kansas City has stated it won't allow legally married same sex couples, the Topeka Rescue Mission's announced it'll welcome the couples.
Justices of the Kansas Supreme Court met Monday to deliberate the state's petition to maintain its gay-marriage ban while a federal court decision is pending.
Topeka police capture a man on the Most Wanted list. 41-year-old Christopher Shaw Bartlett, of Topeka, was featured on the […]
Pastor Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan says there’s still a long road ahead to equality, but for now, supporters of same-sex marriage should […]
A Topeka man's followed his co-defendant with a not guilty plea in the murder of a man at a Lawrence apartment complex in March.
Kansas City songstress Marilyn Maye dazzled Thursday night at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. It was a homecoming for Maye, […]
A man who police say fatally stabbed his girlfriend will not have a preliminary hearing until December. The hearing for […]
A 29-year-old Topeka man pleaded not guilty to a homicide at a Lawrence apartment complex in March. Archie Lamont Robinson […]
Topeka Police are investigating an overnight shooting in the College Hill area.
The petition organizer who lost a court case to the city of Topeka over its plan to buy Heartland Park racetrack is considering an appeal
Eric Kaberline and his partner have been together for 27 years. Kaberline says they’ve always considered themselves to be married, […]
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has vowed to continue fighting for the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage, but a local law expert says Schmidt knows he's going to lose.
Jazz icon returns to Topeka for free concert.
A Topeka store clerk has been indicted for aiding and abetting an armed robbery and carjacking at the store where he worked.
The head of women veterans' programs in eastern Kansas says women veterans are entitled to the same benefits as men, though many don't know it.
The petition seeking to force a public vote on the city of Topeka's plan to buy Heartland Park racetrack is declared invalid, opening the way for the purchase.
Kansas district court clerks' offices aren't seeing heightened activity ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether gay marriage will be permitted in Kansas.
The Topeka Rescue Mission expects 300 people a night during the current cold snap, but it does more than just help those in need during weather emergencies.
The suspect in a Lawrence homicide is being evaluated at Larned State Hospital after a judge found her incompetent to […]
A stolen car out of Topeka’s recovered and a woman’s taken into custody. Monday morning, Jackson County deputies spotted a […]
The Shawnee County Board of Canvassers approved roughly 1,200 provisional and hand-count ballots on Monday from last week’s midterm election.
The sentiment among the spectators at the Topeka Veterans Parade on Saturday was the same across the board – they […]
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and the GOP-dominated Legislature will get new revenue projections that are expected to make the state's budget problems look worse.
Everyone got out largely unhurt from a house fire in Topeka this morning, including the dogs.
The City of Topeka says a police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of an investigation. […]
Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones' expenses were approved by the county commission Thursday night, though amid some grumbling by commissioners.
Downtown Topeka's seeking status in the National Register of Historic Places to use as a springboard in the revitalization of the city center.
A man and a woman who ran massage parlors in Topeka have been sentenced in federal court for running a prostitution business.
The United Way of Greater Topeka is gearing up for the annual Christmas Bureau. Communications Director Mike McLaughlin said not only […]
The second annual Topeka Veterans Parade is being held Saturday, and founder Melissa Jarboe hopes to see the streets lined […]
Closing arguments were made Wednesday by three sides at a lengthy hearing regarding Heartland Park racetrack at the Shawnee County Court House.
Shawnee County's half-cent sales tax received a ringing endorsement it Tuesday's election as it's proposed extension passed at a 65 percent margin.
The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says it's now investigating the death of a Topeka man as a murder.
Brewster Place in Topeka served as a polling location this midterm election, making it easy for residents to vote. Two […]
A CD Tradepost in Topeka’s robbed at gunpoint. Officers were sent to the CD Tradepost at 1570 SW Wanamaker Rd. […]
Kansas voters have chosen to keep longtime incumbent Pat Roberts in the U.S. Senate in a hard-fought election that helped Republicans secure control of the chamber.
Two justices will remain on the Kansas Supreme Court despite an effort to vote them off in response to rulings that overturned death sentences for two brothers in connection with four killings in Wichita.
Shawnee County Election Commissioner Andrew Howell says there have been a few glitches at polling locations this morning, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Some things to remember before you head to your voting location: Don’t forget an ID! The Kansas Secretary of State’s […]
A southeast Kansas man was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for receiving millions of dollars in false tax refunds.
Firefighters battle a structure fire at 715 SW 12th Street in Topeka.
Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff Terry Maple is leaving the force to take a job in the private sector. He […]
A Topekan is accusing County Commission candidate Chad Manspeaker of not declaring a business interest in required paperwork.
Republican Senator Pat Roberts touched on many familiar narratives a Topeka stump speech, including a vow not to let President Obama send Guantanamo detainees to Fort Leavenworth.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach predicts half of registered voters in the state will show up at the polls on Tuesday.
Washburn University faculty, staff and students are pledging to help stop sexual violence on campus. The university in Topeka is […]
The TOTO program helps low and moderate income earners buy code-compliant homes in Topeka.
After Melissa Jarboe’s husband was critically injured by a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan, she promised him they would make it […]
The Topeka Fire Department is investigating a large house fire Tuesday morning as arson. A preliminary investigation conducted by the […]
The owner of Heartland Park Topeka is trying to enter a lawsuit over the city's plan to buy his racetrack, claiming a failure to complete the sale could put him out of business.
The tight governor race between Democrat Paul Davis and incumbent Republican Sam Brownback has drawn big money, including record setting funding for the challenger.
The Kansas Supreme Court is on the road Wednesday to give the public an opportunity to see the justices at […]
A national tea party group has endorsed U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election in Kansas after previously supporting his opponent in the Republican primary.
Shaun Lee Kendall was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison on Monday on a carjacking charge.
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is campaigning in Kansas for U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election, portraying a vote for his independent challenger as a vote for Democratic President Barack Obama.
Safe Streets Topeka says to have a plan on Halloween and make you know where your kids are trick-or-treating.
Shawnee County Election Commissioner Andrew Howell is extending office hours to assist registered voters wanting to vote in-person.
The city of Topeka is seeking court approval to block a petition drive from throwing a wrench in its plan to buy Heartland Park.
Crews rescue several pets from a house fire in Topeka Friday afternoon. Heavy smoke was seen coming from the home […]
Independent Kansas U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman has presented a plan to improve services the veterans.
A man was slightly injured Friday afternoon when he was knocked off his motor scooter by a turning car.
Results from two of the most recent polls for the governor’s race between Democrat Paul Davis and Republican Incumbent Sam […]
The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a man who admitted shooting abortion provider Dr. George […]
Topeka police have identified the motorcycle driver killed on Wednesday as 24-year-old David McClain of Topeka. McClain was driving a […]
Sentencing for a 30-year-old Kansas man convicted of killing a patron at a Topeka bar in 2008 has been pushed […]
The Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals has named Seaman High School Vice Principal Donna Schmidt as the 2014 Kansas Area #1 Vice Principal of the Year.
The Topeka Fire Department has given the all clear after a suspicious package and white powdery substance were discovered in the mail room at the Frank Carlson Federal Building.
A Topeka hospital spokeswoman says communication is the key to being prepared against a possible Ebola patient in Shawnee County.
Area authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a man who tried to break in to Washburn Rural High School.
A fatal Sunday night plane crash in suburban Chicago may have taken the life of a Topeka doctor.
The city of Topeka's filed a motion with Shawnee County District Court to invalidate a petition drive regarding Heartland Park racetrack.
A Topeka man’s arrested for manslaughter while driving under the influence after a fatal accident on the Sardou Bridge. Police […]
The Washburn University Police Department is on the look out for a student accused of committing a sexual assault and public indecency.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has expanded the ease at which voters can access candidate information on mobile devices.
The Topeka Public Schools Foundation Grant Patrol visited a number of area classrooms Tuesday morning and surprised teachers with funding […]
Shawnee County Counselor is suspended without pay for emails made public concerning Heartland Park Racetrack.
The crime allegedly happened while 45-year-old Ryan White served as the treasurer of the Soldier Ball Association from 2012 through 2013.
The Topeka Planning Commission on Monday night approved an update to the city’s plan that details how and where growth […]
After a Shawnee County administrator's indiscretion, an expert offers tips for proper conduct when sending workplace emails
Capital Area Crime Stoppers debuts its third episode of Capital Cold Case Files.