Topeka

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November 20, 2019 - 7:02 pm
A Kansas man who killed his estranged wife and her cousin has been sentenced to nearly 46 years in prison. District Attorney Mike Kagay announced Wednesday that Bradley Sportsman, 41, of Hollenberg, was sentenced for the 2018 deaths of Lisa Sportsman, 28, and Jesse Polinskey, 17. Police say the...
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November 20, 2019 - 6:51 pm
The Kansas Department of Corrections says nearly 500 inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility are in temporary housing because of a gas leak. The department said Wednesday that 466 women were moved from five housing units after the leak was discovered in a gas line leading into the facility. The...
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November 20, 2019 - 5:32 am
Topeka police arrested a man who allegedly threatened police with a large candlestick during a disturbance at a church. Police spokeswoman Gretchen Koenen said officers responded to a call early Tuesday about a disturbance at the Holy Name Catholic Church. The nearly 100 children and adults...
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November 19, 2019 - 8:49 pm
A Topeka man was sentenced to nine years in federal prison for cyberstalking a former co-worker by using her identity to post sexual content. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Blake Adam Austin, 35, was sentenced Tuesday for cyberstalking and possessing and distributing child pornography. The...
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November 19, 2019 - 6:38 pm
Kansas is reporting that its unemployment rate in October dipped to 3.1% and was at its lowest rate in more than 40 years. The state Department of Labor said Tuesday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined from 3.2% in September and was below the 3.3% recorded in October 2018. Labor...
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November 15, 2019 - 5:56 pm
Authorities have arrested a teenager in a double homicide in Topeka. Larry Huggins III, 19, of Topeka, was booked Thursday night into the Shawnee County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. Bond is expected to be set at a Friday morning court...
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November 15, 2019 - 5:01 am
Police say the deaths of two people in a southeast Topeka apartment were a murder-suicide. Police spokeswoman Gretchen Koenen said Thursday that 32-year-old Valerie Taylor was found dead Tuesday afternoon by officers responding to a medical call. Taylor died from a single gunshot wound. Koenen said...
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November 14, 2019 - 7:43 pm
Catholic dioceses in Kansas will not support expanding Medicaid unless the state passes a constitutional amendment and new laws restricting abortions. Chuck Weber, executive director of the Kansas Catholic Conference, told a House and Senate committee Wednesday the state’s four Catholic dioceses...
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November 13, 2019 - 7:41 pm
Police say a teenager and a young man were killed in a shooting in Topeka. Spokeswoman Gretchen Koenen said Owen Hughes, 15, and Reginald McKinney Jr., 21, both of Topeka, were shot to death Tuesday in southeast Topeka. Officers found one victim inside a home and another outside the home. No...
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November 08, 2019 - 6:25 pm
Investigators say loss of control resulted in the 2017 crash that killed a Topeka physician. The National Transportation Safety Board posted on its website that investigators had found "no mechanical anomalies." Topeka pulmonary physician William M. Leeds and his flight instructor, James K. Bergman...
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