Topeka

KNSS News
September 20, 2019 - 7:07 pm
Kansas is reporting that unemployment in the state dropped to 3.2% in August and was at its lowest rate in more than 20 years. The state Department of Labor said Friday that the state gained private-sector jobs during the month and over the past year. Labor economist Emilie Doerksen said the state...
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September 20, 2019 - 6:35 pm
The Kansas Board of Regents is requesting a $95.3 million increase in state tax funding for 32 universities and colleges in the system. $50 million of that proposal advanced this week would go to the six public universities that some regents hope could result in a second year of tuition freezes for...
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September 18, 2019 - 6:35 pm
Shawnee County authorities say officers arrested a woman after finding marijuana worth an estimated $500,000 in her car. Sheriff's Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer says the woman was stopped Tuesday on Interstate 70 in Topeka. Officers found about 145 lbs. of marijuana in her car. He says the marijuana was...
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September 16, 2019 - 7:16 pm
A man, 40, has been arrested for allegedly attacking another person with a hatchet in Topeka. The attack happened late Sunday at a home in south Topeka. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. His name was not released. Police have not disclosed any details about what led to the...
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September 11, 2019 - 7:43 pm
Kansas congressional candidate Jake LaTurner, (R-KS), has hired the former campaign manager of U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins, his opponent in the race for the GOP nomination in the 2nd District. LaTurner announced Wednesday that Pat Leopold will be a consultant for his 2020 election race. LaTurner...
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September 10, 2019 - 5:53 pm
New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has testified at a preliminary hearing about the fatal shooting of his best friend and former Washburn University teammate. Ballentine testified Monday, a day after making his NFL debut. He was wounded April 27 in Topeka in the shooting that killed Dwane...
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September 03, 2019 - 6:07 pm
A Johnson County resident has claimed a $1 million Super Kansas Cash jackpot. Lottery officials say the winner chose to remain anonymous. The winning ticket was sold Aug. 28. The player bought a $2 Quick Pick ticket with the winning numbers 2 - 3 - 15 - 23 - 26 with a Super Cash Ball of 12. The...
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Amy Webb
September 02, 2019 - 7:38 pm
Comedian Kevin Hart was in a car crash over the long holiday weekend. A Topeka native was in the car with him when it happened. Rebecca Broxterman was one of the three passengers involved in the crash early Sunday morning. According to police, Jared Black, her fiance, was driving Hart’s vintage...
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August 29, 2019 - 6:38 pm
The Kansas insurance commissioner will take supervisory control of a company that provides malpractice insurance to nearly 500 medical professionals in Missouri and Kansas. A Shawnee County judge last week placed Physicians Standard Insurance Company in rehabilitation mode with Kansas regulators...
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August 28, 2019 - 6:04 pm
An insurance company with a $1 billion-a-year contract to help run the Medicaid program in Kansas is apologizing for failing to meet the state's expectations. Aetna Medicaid CEO Randy Hyun told lawmakers on Tuesday that the company is taking steps to quickly improve its performance. The Kansas City...
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