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A warm January day is on tap for Thursday in Topeka and northeast Kansas, as highs should crack the 60-degree mark today. Slightly cooler weather is in the weekend forecast, though temperatures still should be pleasant, as highs are expected to be in the 50s on Friday and Saturday and upper 40s on Sunday.
They're not all addicts. They're not all poor. They're not all violent. They don't all live in the impoverished areas of Topeka. "They're human beings, just like you and I," said Matt Baldwin, a homeless outreach case manager for Valeo Behavioral Health advocates said of the capital city's homeless population. "They deserve ...

Topeka, Kan. (KSNT) -- Beau Huscher from Topeka has had diabetes for over 40 years. Along with it, he's had multiple bone fractures throughout the course of his lifetime. He fractured his thumb in his 20s, his foot in his 30s, and his most recent fracture is in his hip. "The fractures have definitely slowed ...
Authorities arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with an intentionally set fire Tuesday morning at an apartment building in southwest Topeka. Blake A. Barrow was booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with aggravated arson. Topeka fire crews responded about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to a ...
Interactions that have "been eating up the days″ of Topeka's new city manager must remain a staple on his full plate. Brent Trout made that comment recently when he provided an update on his transition into the city's top administrative post, which began late last year. Meetings with staff, members of the ...
Two people who were critically injured in a shooting Tuesday afternoon south of downtown Topeka were expected to survive their injuries, police said Wednesday morning. Names of the two male victims hadn't been released as of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officers were called at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday to the ...

About a dozen police units responded to an "officer in danger" call late Wednesday morning just west of downtown Topeka after a man allegedly led officers on a short foot chase, then scuffled with them before he was taken into custody. A woman who witnessed the incident said police "showed a lot of ...
Topeka, Kan. (WIBW) -- A shooting victim is fighting for their life and another is in critical condition Tuesday afternoon following a central Topeka shooting, according to the Topeka police Dept. According to Lt. Jennifer Cross, officers found the victims around 12:20 p.m. north of the 21st St. and S. Kansas ...
Topeka, Kan. (WIBW) -- With more ice and snow in the forecast, the Toepka police Dept. has activated its walk-in accident reporting phase. Also known as Phase 3, police say they will only respond to wrecks that where someone was injured, are a hit-and-run, or are alcohol-related.. All other drivers are ...
Among the closings are Topeka Unified School District 501, Shawnee Heights Unified School District 450, Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 and Seaman Unified School District 345. All Catholic schools in Topeka also will be closed on Thursday, as will Cair-Paravel Latin School, Topeka ...
I headed out from the newsroom just before 10 p.m. to cover a fatal shooting, which was later ruled a justifiable homicide, in southeast Topeka's Hi-Crest community. En route, I learned over my police radio scanner that police had stopped a car driven by the shooter in the 2900 block of S.E. Adams.
rain was falling in Topeka as of 4:30 a.m., but areas to the north and west of the capital city -- where a fast-moving cold front had arrived -- were seeing a variety of frozen precipitation including sleet and snow. The National Weather Service issued a Winter weather Advisory through noon Thursday for ...
schools throughout Shawnee County were closed, including Topeka Unified School District 501, Shawnee Heights Unified School District 450, Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 and Seaman Unified School District 345. All Catholic schools in Topeka also were canceled on Thursday, as were ...
A Shawnee County judge has temporarily blocked a new Topeka ordinance that banned tobacco sales to people younger than 21, citing potential conflicts ... The Kansas Vapers Association, which supported the lawsuit, said the temporary injunction ensures Topeka businesses that sell tobacco won't lose ...
Schwartz said the state legislature should follow Topeka and other cities that have raised the age to 21. City councilman Tony Emerson, who cited personal liberties in voting against the measure, said he doesn't want to see the lawsuit cost a lot of taxpayer money. "My hope is that it's resolved quickly and ...
During the spring semester of 2017, the 20-somethings, who came from across the country, went to school with students at Highland Park high school in Topeka. They enrolled as real students, went to classes, took tests, and went to sporting events, dances and graduation, all the while living in Topeka ...

Archives of The Topeka capital-Journal show Lucio was shot by Topeka police in June 2011 after he aimed a firearm at an officer after a car chase. Stormont Vail Health and the city of Topeka fought over the cost of treating Lucio. The hospital filed a claim with the city seeking nearly $200,000.
Unity of the Community musical Celebrations was the first of many to come during this year's MLK week in Topeka. The evening consisted of several performances form Ballet Folklorikco De Topeka, Sweet Sounds, Faith Ensemble and many more. It was about celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King by ...
The Topeka police Department is in walk-in accident phase on Monday morning as some area roadways are reported to be slick. The police department announced early this morning that it will investigate only injury, hit-and-run or alcohol-related accidents or those that result in disabled vehicles. Police at ...
After early-morning fog, look for the warmest day so far this new year on Monday, as highs should reach the lower 50s in the Topeka area. More of the same is expected Tuesday, with even warmer weather on Wednesday, as highs should approach 60 degrees. Thursday will be much colder, as highs ...
The fact that St. Francis Foundation chose to put its funds to be used in the Topeka community with TCF also gives them resources, she added. "We have those resources available to us to deploy back into the community to create change," she said. "This is not the community foundation riding in and saying ...
A new patient appointment to see an endocrinologist can take three to five months, for instance, a situation that was exacerbated when a busy Topeka doctor recently moved out of state. Other specialties are also needed, said Robert S. Kenagy, a physician and Stormont senior vice president and chief ...
Archives of The Topeka capital-Journal show Lucio was shot by Topeka police in June 2011 after he wielded a firearm at an officer following a car chase. Shortly after 10 p.m. Dec. 5, 2010, Lucio was shot by officer Edward Stanley after exiting a stolen car at S.E. 5th and Locust in East Topeka.
About an hour before the standoff ended, a woman in her 20s was rescued from the town house after waving to law enforcement officers from a second-story window, said Topeka police Department spokeswoman Lt. Colleen Stuart. Kansas highway patrol troopers brought a ladder to the town house and ...
Topeka, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say a man is barricaded in a Topeka apartment after he reportedly shot someone else and fired at officers. The Topeka capital-Journal reports that the standoff started after a girl or young woman was wounded about 9:50 p.m. Thursday. police Lt. Colleen Stuart says the ...
Russell said the three finalists met Thursday with a "community panel" of Topeka residents, took part in a "meet and greet" at Topeka police headquarters, then took part in that evening's gathering at the Ramada. Residents were given access to index cards they could fill out to share their perspectives with ...
Although they landed in Miami, the family quickly found a home in Topeka. "It was open arms -- whatever they needed was provided without any questions asked," said McClenny, Orlando's youngest daughter. The family was adopted by Topeka's Countryside United Methodist Church. The church, which ...
Topeka police Sgt. Jason Junghans said a woman and her children ran out of the house after being confronted by the woman's ex-husband, who was armed with a gun. The man then threatened suicide, however police were able to talk to the man and he was eventually taken into custody. Junghans said ...
The new owners of a business near S.W. 21st and Wanamaker Road don't plan to contest Topeka city attorney Lisa Robertson's recommendation that the city council reject a claim the business filed with the city in September seeking $100,000 in compensation linked to a street project at that intersection.
A car driven by an elderly man on Saturday struck the side of an apartment building at 2027 S.E. Pennsylvania after his foot slipped off the brake and onto the gas, Topeka police said. police and rescue workers were called to the scene of the wreck at 3:15 p.m., according to a dispatcher for the Shawnee ...
She was a Topeka high school graduate who played basketball for the Trojans, then attended Wichita State University. Leroy Seek, a former Wichita State University football player, was arrested. A jury later found him not guilty. "I don't have no answers, no answers, no answers," Mayfield said. "It hurts me.".
Topeka, Kan. (WIBW) - Officers are investigating a crash that sent one man to the hospital in critical condition. First responders were called to the intersection of SW Topeka Blvd. and Croix St. around 11:45 p.m. Friday night. According to police, a red pickup truck was turning onto Croix from Topeka Blvd.
The Topeka Planning Commission voted 6-0 on Sept. 18 to recommend the governing body approve the proposed plan. Governing body members voted Dec. 5 to send the proposal back to the planning commission, while asking it to further consider the project's potential traffic impact and reconsider a ...
Investigators on Saturday were continuing to follow up leads while asking anyone with information that might help them to call the police department at (785) 368-9551, email criminalintelligence@Topeka.org or call crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007. Crime Stoppers callers could be eligible for a cash ...
Calvary Lutheran Church, 4211 N.W. Topeka Blvd., will have a New Year's Eve Divine Service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. -- The Watch Night Service for the Topeka churches Singing Convention will be held at 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2222 S.E. Madison.
Brian Wahweotten, 45, of Topeka, was shot and killed on Jan. 17. His death was ruled justified, a decision which Brian's sister, Angela Wahweotten, disagreed with. Topeka police said Brian Wahweotten was killed while he and his son threatened another man in an attempted aggravated robbery. Angela ...
Topeka's governing body voted Thursday evening to sell four properties the city owns, including the former Van Buren school building, shown here, for $1 to Ross Freeman's Topeka-based Pioneer Group to be used for a planned $10 million project aimed at creating 81 new affordable housing units here.
Topeka, Kan. (AP) -- The interim police chief in Topeka says the names of the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of Dominique White will be disclosed when an internal police investigation is complete. Interim Chief Bill Cochran told the Topeka capital-Journal that he expects the investigation to ...
Topeka's new city manager demonstrated that last month when he made a public request for input as he went through the process of hiring Topeka's next police chief. Fifty-two people responded by submitting comments to Trout, who said he took their thoughts into account when he tapped interim chief Bill ...
"I don't think I should have to serve that much time for something I didn't do," Christopher Shawn Pattillo, of Topeka, told Shawnee County District Court Judge Mark Braun. Pattillo added that when he drove a vehicle past the victim's house, he didn't intend to go there to shoot anyone. Pattillo didn't fire the ...
(WIBW) The Topeka police Department has returned to its normal accident reporting procedures. Earlier in the day, TPD switched to its walk-in accident reporting phase, also known as Phase 3, due to inclement weather. During Phase 3, officers will only respond to accidents that are alcohol-related, hit and ...
City of Topeka spokesman Molly Hadfield said the city public works department was treating primary and secondary routes and would be done by noon Tuesday. Walk-in accident reporting means police officers will only investigate accidents that are alcohol-related, hit-and-runs, or involve injuries. All other ...
Governing body members will consider approval the sale for $1 to Ross Freeman's Topeka-based Pioneer Group of the Van Buren school property at 1601 S.W. Van Buren and nearby lots at 1606 S.W. Van Buren, 1601 S. Kansas Ave., 1606 S.W. Van Buren and the northwest corner of S. 16th and Kansas ...
A shooting was reported to Shawnee County Dispatch just before 9:50 p.m. A few minutes later, a victim arrived by private vehicle at a Topeka hospital. Topeka police Lt. Andrew Beightel said the victim, an adult male, suffered a gunshot wound that was possibly life-threatening. Officers and a police dog ...
"I don't think I should have to serve that much time for something I didn't do," Christopher Shawn Pattillo, of Topeka, told Shawnee County District Court Judge Mark Braun. Pattillo added that when he drove a vehicle past the victim's house, he didn't intend to go there to shoot anyone. Pattillo didn't fire the ...
Topeka Rescue Mission executive director Barry Feaker knew Zellers for more than a decade. They collaborated during Zellers' time with Safe Streets and then at NET Reach. Feaker said Zellers spent her life helping others feel safer and important. She was also one of the smartest people Feaker has ever ...
Topeka Man Imprisoned for Pedestrian's Death in 2016. A man has been imprisoned for killing a pedestrian on July 4 last year. ... The Topeka capital-Journal reports that Jason Patterson, of Topeka, was given two years and 10 months Tuesday. He'd pleaded guilty to reckless involuntary manslaughter.
Cold temperatures are expected this week in Topeka with a wind chill that could reach minus 10 degrees. (File photo/The capital-Journal). Temperatures this week will be chilly, and with the wind chill factored in, could drop below zero degrees in Topeka. Monday night's low was expected to fall to 11 ...
Topeka, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Topeka police Dept. has returned to its normal accident reporting procedures. With the weekend's snowfall melting away and the city roads no longer as slick, police say officers will be able to respond to all accidents. On Sunday, after Topeka awoke to streets covered with ice ...


 

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