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City of Topeka prepares for latest round of snow  KSNT News

Topeka city officials say crews will pretreat bridges and overpasses with an anti-deicing agent this afternoon and evening in anticipation of a winter storm ...

KSNT News
Rush-hour crash on Thursday shuts down I-70 in East Topeka  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Two separate crashes during rush hour Thursday morning shut down part of Interstate 70 and caused a major traffic tie-up just east of downtown Topeka.

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Man barricades himself in south Topeka home, commits suicide  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) --- Multiple Topeka Police officers responded to a south Topeka home Wednesday afternoon as a domestic situation ended in a suicide.

WIBW
Love your heart: Breakfast in Red in Topeka educates women about heart disease  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Valentine's Day is perfect for heart talk, but when the American Heart Association is involved, the discussion is less about chocolate and more about taking care ...

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Topeka, Kan., Votes Down Tax Hike to Support Transit Service  Government Technology

Two attempts were made to increase the property tax that finances the city's bus *service*, and both were rejected. The first one proposed a hike of $11.50 a year ...

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Suspect in larger north Topeka manhunt captured  WIBW

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force captured the man suspected of sparking a large search Wednesday afternoon in north Topeka.

WIBW
Topeka Police Department explores security camera programs to help deter crime  KSNT News

The Topeka Police Department have some new plans in the works to help deter crime in the community, and they plan on doing it using technology.

KSNT News
Search ends in north Topeka, suspect still on the run  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) --- Authorities are clearing the scene in north Topeka where numerous officers from several agencies had been searching for a suspect ...

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The worst of the worst? Here's a list of potholes in Topeka from viewers  KSNT News

After recieving tips from our viewers, KSNT News has comprised a list of potholes in Topeka. If you know of more potholes not listed, you can add a comment on ...

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Goodyear to lay off Alabama workers; Topeka plant doing well  The Topeka Capital-Journal

GADSDEN, Ala. — A Goodyear official says the tire company is planning layoffs at an Alabama plant.News outlets quote a Goodyear communications manager ...

The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka couple grateful for 70 years of marriage  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Topekans Dean and Doris Fager recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, and while their children and friends from church thought the occasion was ...

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Report: Payless to close all remaining stores  WIBW

(WIBW) - Payless ShoeSource plans to close all of its stores as part of a new bankruptcy filing later this month, according to Reuters. Sources told Reuters on ...

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Want to tour 4 historic Topeka homes, including the former Landon Mansion? Heres how you can  The Topeka Capital-Journal

The Shawnee County Historical Society is offering the public a chance to tour four historic homes in Topeka and hear former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker ...

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Blind Tiger Brewery renews sponsorship to help support Topeka Zoo tigers  The Topeka Capital-Journal

The Blind Tiger Brewery and Restaurant announced Thursday that it will continue to sponsor the Topeka Zoo Sumatran Tigers.The brewery supports the tigers ...

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WATCH: Parent videos chaos at Topeka school bus stop  KSNT News

(KSNT) - The bus company that takes Topeka 501 school students back and forth from school is speaking out about the circumstances surrounding a substitute ...

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City of Topeka: 17,724 potholes filled in 2018, 2019  KSNT News

The City of Topeka reports it filled over 17000 potholes in the past year.

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Bob Taggart, longtime Topeka businessman and philanthropist, dies at 92  The Topeka Capital-Journal

When Bob Taggart received a national award in November 2017 from the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, he spent most of his acceptance speech deflecting attention ...

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Council twice denies mill levy increase for Topeka Metro  WIBW

The council twice voted five to four against a mill levy increase for the Topeka Metro Tuesday night.

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Topeka massage parlor owner pleads guilty to operating prostitution business  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A woman who operated massage parlors in both Topeka and Lawrence pleaded guilty Tuesday to operating a prostitution business.

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Police Calls—update for Feb. 14, 2019  The Topeka Capital-Journal

People booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with felonies.

The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas City organization for those abused by priests comes to Topeka  KSNT News

Organization says five priests who have previously worked in the Topeka area abused children.

KSNT News
Topeka woman's brush with death highlights an important factor in heart health  WIBW

A Topeka woman says she's living proof of the need to listen to your heart.

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Topeka USD 501 board approves raise for superintendent Tiffany Anderson  The Topeka Capital-Journal

The Topeka Unified School District 501 Board of Education approved a new employment agreement Tuesday night with superintendent Tiffany Anderson that ...

The Topeka Capital-Journal
Editorial: Diversity training good start on journey - Opinion  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Topeka Police Department staff focused on diversity during a training held Feb. 1. The entire department — officers and staff — are required to attend at least ...

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Superintendent: Topeka bus driver did not hit child while holding on bus  KSNT News

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - The bus driver who held Topeka 501 students in their bus while parents waited outside did not hit a child inside the bus, according to the ...

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Help in the hunt for worst potholes in Topeka  KSNT News

KSNT News is hunting for the worst potholes in Topeka.

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Topeka Police to add training to 501 advanced learning center  KSNT News

The Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC) will have another program to add to its curriculum.

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After a taste of spring, more snow is on the way in Topeka  The Topeka Capital-Journal

The warmer weather from the past few days, when highs reached the 50s on Wednesday, will soon be a thing of the past.Time to grab those heavy coats, hats, ...

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Two taken into custody following foot chase in central Topeka  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Police apprehended two people after a short foot chase Tuesday morning in central Topeka, authorities said.The incident started around 10:27 a.m. in the 1400 ...

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Large police presence in North Topeka as officers search for ‘dangerous' suspect  KSNT News

Kansas Highway Patrol, the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office and Topeka Police blocked off a large area of North Topeka Wednesday afternoon as they search ...

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Topeka hosts 'Night to Shine' prom for people with disabilities  WIBW

More than 700 people came out to the Ramada in Topeka for the Night to Shine prom event, doubling last year's number.

WIBW
Topeka Symphony will swing, with singer Steve Lippia  WIBW

Kyle Wiley Pickett says the TSO Valentine's Concert will feature this superb vocalist who harkens back to the Rat Pack song days.

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Topeka police identify Fridays shooting victim  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Police identified Monday the man who was shot outside a tavern in Topeka's Oakland community.Allen J. Baker, 40, suffered a gunshot wound that wasn't ...

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Man who took Topeka teen to CO. makes first court appearance  WIBW

A man found in a Colorado motel with a girl from Topeka made his first court appearance Monday morning.

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TPD investigating East Topeka shooting  WIBW

The Topeka Police Dept. is investigating a Friday night shooting that sent one man to the hospital.

WIBW
Attempted robbery reported early Monday at southeast Topeka business  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Topeka police were investigating an attempted robbery early Monday at a restaurant on the city's southeast side.The incident was reported at 12:02 a.m. at the ...

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Topeka police identify man shot Friday in southeast Topeka  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Topeka police have identified the man who was shot Friday in southeast Topeka.Wendall Smith, 48, of Topeka, was wounded Friday night in the 700 block of ...

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Topeka man sentenced for Osage Co. vehicle break-ins  WIBW

One of the two Topeka men accused of breaking into dozens of vehicle break-ins has been sentenced after reaching a deal with Osage Co. prosecutors.

WIBW
501 closed again in Topeka Friday  KSNT News

"Due to cold morning temperatures including wind chills, Topeka Public Schools will not be in session tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 8th. Many TPS students rely on ...

KSNT News
22-year-old convicted of murder in 2018 fatal Topeka shooting  The Topeka Capital-Journal

A 22-year-old was convicted of murder and other crimes on Friday after a four-day trial this week in connection with a Topeka shooting homicide from January ...

The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka High girls, boys rout Emporia on road  The Topeka Capital-Journal

The Topeka High girls jumped out to a 22-7 halftime lead and never looked back Tuesday night, taking down Centennial League nemesis Emporia 62-33 to ...

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Firefighters extinguish blaze at vacant house in East Topeka  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Topeka firefighters early Tuesday made quick work of a blaze inside a vacant east-side residence.The fire was reported around 7 a.m. at a house at 2001 S.E. ...

The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka school closures won't mean extra days at the end of the year  KSNT News

The district has time built into their calendar to make up for the days they have to cancel.

KSNT News
Amid questions, city of Topeka sets public hearing on southwest TIF District  The Topeka Capital-Journal

The shopping center formerly known as "Villa West" and owned by developer Kent Lindemuth stands in a "pretty prosperous part of town," Topeka City ...

The Topeka Capital-Journal
Formal charges filed against man who took Topeka teen to CO.  WIBW

Formal charges have been filed against the man who was found in a Colorado motel with a teen girl from Topeka.

WIBW
Accused teen abductor transported to Topeka to face local charges  KSNT News

The man arrested in a missing Topeka teen case has been extradited back to the capital city to face felony state and possible federal charges.

KSNT News
Topeka Police offering online reporting for some crimes  KSNT News

Police want to streamline the process of reporting certain crimes by offering an online process instead of calling the department. The website on the TPD's ...

KSNT News
Gun shots go off during fight inside Topeka convenience store  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Gun shots rang out inside a Topeka convenience store Wednesday afternoon as two men fought over the gun one of them had pulled ...

WIBW
City of Topeka to begin pre-treating streets tonight  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) Ahead of the potential for freezing drizzle, sleet, and snow this evening, the City of Topeka says crews will be getting ahead of the threat.

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Topeka may spend $2.35M more for Kansas River project where boaters drowned  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Topeka's city government suffered a setback last year when costs turned out to be far more than expected for a project to improve the safety of its Kansas River ...

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Topeka woman killed in accident on Interstate 70 in Topeka  KSNT News

Topeka Police say it happened around 3:30 Thursday morning when a car driven by 51-year old Dana Michele Thowe car ran into a KDOT snow plow on I-70.

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Man arrested in Topeka wanted on nationwide warrant  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A man arrested in Topeka Monday morning was wanted on a nationwide warrant. Topeka Police say they stopped Juan Sebastian De ...

WIBW
KDOT announces 2019 road projects for Topeka  WIBW

The Kansas Department of Transportation has released their project list for the upcoming road work season for the Topeka Metro.

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City of Topeka denies claim of excessive force by police in federal lawsuit  The Topeka Capital-Journal

A response filed last week by the city of Topeka denies that a man's constitutional rights were violated during an encounter with police last year.Timothy Harris ...

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Topeka Public Schools closed Friday  WIBW

District officials explained USD 501 schools will remain closed on February 8th because of the 'cold morning temperatures including wind chills.'

WIBW
Suspect in Central Topeka standoff surrenders  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A standoff in Central Topeka has ended, three hours after Topeka Police say a man barricaded himself inside a home and refused to ...

WIBW
Local students donate to Project Topeka  WIBW

5th grade students at Christ the King Catholic School donated boxes of food to Project Topeka.

WIBW
Double-murder suspect Dana Chandler to renew request for recusal of Topeka judge  The Topeka Capital-Journal

A Shawnee County Jail inmate facing charges of first-degree murder plans Monday to renew a request for recusal of the district court judge preparing to preside ...

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Photo Gallery: Greater Topeka Partnership Business Unwind  KSNT News

The Greater Topeka Partnership held their February Business Unwind on Tuesday afternoon. The Business Sociel was held at their new offices in downtown ...

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Forecast calls for wintry weather, chance of snow in Topeka  The Topeka Capital-Journal

The National Weather *Service* predicts the days to come will bring Topeka wintry weather, with chances for precipitation.The capital city was seeing a ...

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Topeka family living without heat and warm water look for a new home  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- When a Topeka man rented a new home last June to live with his 12 year old son and 10 year old daughter, he didn't worry a few ...

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Topeka council members to spend millions on city improvements  KSNT News

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - The Topeka City Council is planning to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on city improvements. On Saturday they're holding a meeting ...

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Topeka man arrested on drug and stolen firearm charges  WIBW

A traffic stop Monday night ended in an arrest after officers found drugs and a stolen firearm on the driver.

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Topeka man shot at Brass Rail Tavern, gunman at large  KSNT News

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Topeka police are searching for a gunman who shot and wounded a man during a fight outside a local bar Friday morning.

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Topeka man charged with using high-powered rifle in carjacking  KSNT News

U.S. Attorney for Kansas Stephen McAllister says a 19-year-old Topeka man used a high-powered assault rifle in one of two carjackings last Wednesday ...

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Car crashes into SW Topeka Kwik Shop  KSNT News

A car crashed into a southwest Topeka gas station Friday morning.

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Thursday forecast: Dropping temperatures today, snow tomorrow is likely  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Make sure to take the heavier coat with you if you plan on being out all day. Despite a first half of the day it's going to turn much colder ...

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#TopCity What? Topeka implementing downtown parking initiatives  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Parking in downtown Topeka could get easier after a variety of planned improvements, including upgrades to parking garage systems, on-street meters and ...

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Police investigating north Topeka shooting  KSNT News

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Topeka police are investigating a shooting in north Topeka. Around 11:00 Friday night, officers went to a local hospital where a shooting ...

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Topeka police identify man arrested after Tuesday night standoff  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Topeka police on Wednesday morning identified a man who was taken into custody Tuesday night after a standoff that lasted several hours in the 700 block of ...

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Portion of Hwy. 75 could soon honor Topeka Civil War veteran  WIBW

Local students are lobbying to name a stretch of Highway 75 to honor a Topeka Civil War veteran who helped found several underground railroads in Kansas.

WIBW
Topeka contractor sues candy company in expansion project  WIBW

A Topeka contractor is seeking to collect more than $2.5 million from a candy giant for improvements construction it performed, a lawsuit filed in Shawnee ...

WIBW
History Guy tells of TARC Inc.s 65 years in Topeka  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Since 1954, TARC Inc. has worked in Topeka to make life better for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their families.This week's ...

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Thousands heading to Topeka for March for Life  KSNT News

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Thousands are expected to gather in downtown Topeka Tuesday for the annual March for Life. Around 2,000 pro-life activists are ...

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Lint in furnace blamed for smoky fire at southwest Topeka home  The Topeka Capital-Journal

No injuries were reported in an early-morning house fire Monday in southwest Topeka.The blaze was reported around 5:43 a.m. at a single-story residence at ...

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I-70 from Topeka to Manhattan reopens  WIBW

The Kansas Dept. of Transportation temporarily shut down a stretch of I-70, from Topeka to Manhattan, for more than two hours Saturday because several semis ...

WIBW
Topeka Police find missing Topeka girl after mom makes plea  KSNT News

The Topeka Police Department have confirmed that 14-year-old Chloe Hunnicutt has been found. Hunnicutt's mother posted on Facebook early Friday morning ...

KSNT News
A Topeka bridge will soon get some much needed repairs  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan, (WIBW) -- Work to replace the bridge on SW 37th St., just west of Indian Hills gets underway February 18th. Crews expect it to remain closed for ...

WIBW
Osage garbage truck flips on southwest Topeka icy road  KSNT News

An Osage Waste Disposal truck crashed on the side of a southern Shawnee County road Monday morning.

KSNT News
Man hit, killed while crossing street in Topeka  KSNT News

Topeka Police say a pedestrian was killed as he was crossing the street on Friday evening.

KSNT News
Topeka USD 501 closed Wednesday due to weather  KSNT News

Topeka 501 officials have cancelled schools for Wednesday due to the severe winter weather and slick roads.

KSNT News
Three generations of Topekas Poort family proud of their stripes  The Topeka Capital-Journal

It's been 57 years since Rene Poort officiated his first basketball game, back in 1962.Now 74 years old, the Topeka referee knows he's nearing the end of his ...

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Topeka Police holds cultural competency training for all employees  WIBW

Police officers encounter all types of people, and new training on Friday aimed to open Topeka police employee's eyes to cultural differences.

WIBW
Two Topeka Cub Scouts earn prestigious award  KSNT News

Two Topeka Cub Scouts received an award that hasn't been given out since 2015.

KSNT News
Adult, child escape Topeka house fire  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - An adult and child escaped unhurt from fire in their Oakland neighborhood home. Investigators believe it was sparked by an electrical ...

WIBW
Topeka Metro and Project Topeka partner to defeat hunger  WIBW

On Saturday, Topeka Metro staff collected non-perishable food items for the annual 'Stuff the Bus' event.

WIBW
Temperatures taking toll on some Topeka water mains  KSNT News

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - The cold temperatures are causing more water mains to break in Topeka. The latest major break was just west of 21st and Gage ...

KSNT News
Topeka USD 501 cancels school Thursday, other organizations cancel events; slick roads cause numerous crashes  The Topeka Capital-Journal

Slick streets wreaked havoc Wednesday on the capital city, causing traffic problems and prompting several cancellations, including Thursday classes at Topeka ...

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Topeka Police, Shawnee County Sheriff both in 'walk-in' crash reporting mode  KSNT News

Due to inclement weather, we are now in the walk-in accident reporting phase. We will only respond to accidents involving: ➡ Possible injuries ➡ Impairment ...

KSNT News
Homelessness in Topeka continues to rise  WIBW

The latest City of Topeka point-in-time survey shows the number of homeless individuals continuing to rise.

WIBW
Downtown Topeka warehouse to undergo major renovations  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A downtown Topeka warehouse is undergoing some major changes. The Kansas Avenue Lofts in downtown Topeka celebrated their ...

WIBW
Water main break closes parts of 21st Street in Topeka  WIBW

A water main break has closed a portion of Southwest 21st Street in Topeka due to a water main break Saturday morning.

WIBW
Blackburn Nursery closes after 83 years doing business in Topeka  The Topeka Capital-Journal

After 83 years doing business in Topeka, the family-owned Blackburn Nursery has closed.Business owner, president and CEO Brett Blackburn confirmed late ...

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After the snowy weekend, Topeka Point in Time homeless count will start  WIBW

TOPEKA (WIBW) -- Homelessness in Kansas and across the country is on the rise. In the past year, the Topeka Rescue Mission has seen record numbers of ...

WIBW
Winter weather causes Topeka Metro bus crash, route delays  KSNT News

The Topeka Metro is working to keep passengers and bus drivers safe during icy weather and road conditions.

KSNT News
Topeka woman, 72, dies in Jackson Co. crash  WIBW

A 72-year-old Topeka woman has been rushed to the hospital following a wreck on U.S.-75, about halfway between Holton and Mayetta.

WIBW
Topeka Habitat for Humanity celebrates 35 years of support  WIBW

Topeka's Habitat for Humanity celebrated hosted its annual appreciation event for the community Thursday night.

WIBW
A north Topeka elementary school is scheduled for demolition  WIBW

TOPEKA (WIBW)--- A former north Topeka elementary school is up for demolition Friday. Members of the Seaman school board fanned out around Rochester ...

WIBW
2 women charged in fatal shooting of 15 year-old  WIBW

TOPEKA (WIBW)-- Two women have been charged in the shooting death of a 15 year-old girl outside a Kansas City high school. Jamya Norfleet, 21, has been ...

WIBW
Local students craft legislation, testify in Kansas House to honor forgotten Topeka hero  KSNT News

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - A group of local high school students will testify in the Kansas Statehouse Wednesday in support of a bill they wrote. The Civic ...

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