Topeka

Joe Raedle
July 17, 2019 - 6:09 pm
Authorities say a man has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train while walking across a stretch of railroad tracks south of Topeka. The man killed in Tuesday's crash has been identified as William Reynolds III, 64, of Topeka. Shawnee County sheriff's Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer says about 150...
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July 15, 2019 - 8:02 pm
Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the U.S. Supreme Court's fall docket includes three Kansas cases. Schmidt announced Monday that it is the first time in modern Kansas history the state has three cases before the court at one time. Schmidt's office will represent the state in all three cases. The...
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July 12, 2019 - 7:53 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly has appointed three members to the Kansas Board of Regents. The governor's office announced in a news release Friday her picks for the governing body of the state's six Regents universities and other educational institutions. Her three appointees are Cheryl Harrison-Lee, Jon Rolph...
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July 11, 2019 - 7:50 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly has dropped a policy that extended food assistance to thousands of Kansas adults because they failed to meet a work requirement. Kelly acted Thursday in response to a threat from Attorney General Derek Schmidt to file a lawsuit over the policy change. Top lawmakers in the...
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Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP
July 03, 2019 - 8:08 pm
A zookeeper who spent two months recovering from a tiger attack at a Kansas zoo is now back to work. Topeka zoo director Brenden Wiley says that Kristyn Hayden-Ortega returned to work Tuesday. She was seriously injured in the April 20 attack by a Sumatran tiger, 7, named Sanjiv. The zoo released a...
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July 02, 2019 - 8:12 pm
Kansas is reporting that it collected nearly $33 million more in taxes than anticipated in June and ended its 2019 budget year with solid revenue growth. The state Department of Revenue said Tuesday that Kansas collected nearly $782 million in taxes last month. The state's fiscal forecast had...
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Joe Raedle
July 02, 2019 - 6:53 pm
Kansas drivers will no longer be charged with a crime for refusing a field sobriety test. According to changes in a new state law, police can no longer ticket suspected drivers for not taking the test. The new law went into effect on Monday. However, drivers who refuse to comply will face a one...
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July 02, 2019 - 6:20 pm
The Kansas Republican Party has hired a member of Senate President Susan Wagle's staff as its new executive director. Shannon Golden will handle the state GOP's day-to-day operations. She had served as Wagle's communications director after joining the Wichita Republican's office in January 2018...
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Jamie Squire
July 01, 2019 - 8:29 pm
A former federal prosecutor who's been an executive in a company that invests in medical marijuana has launched his campaign as a Democrat candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas. Kansas City-area attorney Barry Grissom entered the race Monday after months of hinting that he would run. Four-term...
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July 01, 2019 - 8:24 pm
A government transparency group says the Kansas attorney general's office has dismissed part of a formal complaint, while continuing to investigate whether the public was denied the right under the Open Meetings Act to observe Senate business after the visitor gallery was closed during a protest...
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