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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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November 08, 2019 - 6:17 pm
Kansas officials have issued new fiscal forecast boosting the state's projected tax collections by $510 million over two budget years. The forecast issued Thursday eases the budget picture as Gov. Laura Kelly prepares to push to expand the state's Medicaid health coverage for the needy. But the...
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November 08, 2019 - 5:56 am
One person is dead after a driver involved in a car chase with the Kansas Highway Patrol crashed in Topeka Thursday. According to the KHP an officer was attempting to stop a car identified as a suspect vehicle involved in a criminal case. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the...
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November 07, 2019 - 9:27 pm
A prosecutor says a commission that screens applicants for the Kansas Supreme Court did not violate the state's open meetings law in choosing three finalists for a vacancy. Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said Thursday that the nominating commission took a final vote during a public...
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