Topeka

August 01, 2019 - 6:20 pm
Kansas is reporting that its tax collections were slightly higher than expected in July. The Department of Revenue said Thursday that the state collected $496 million in taxes last month when its official revenue forecast predicted $494 million. The $2 million difference was a surplus of 0.4%. It...
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July 29, 2019 - 9:20 pm
The former leader of a national disability rights group has become the first Republican candidate seeking to unseat Congresswoman Sharice Davids, (D-Kansas). Sara Hart Weir kicked off her campaign Monday in the 3rd Congressional District in the Kansas City area. She served more than four years as...
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July 26, 2019 - 6:02 pm
Authorities say a Topeka man who crashed his motorcycle after a birthday celebration at a Topeka bar was found dead in a ditch about 42 hours later with the body of his passenger. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Kenneth Barsch, 59, went off the side of U.S. 75 around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Patrol Lt...
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July 26, 2019 - 5:54 pm
Authorities say a 16-year-old has been killed in Topeka in what appears to be a drive-by shooting. The shooting happened around 3:40 p.m. Thursday. Lt. Andrew Beightel says the teen was rushed to a hospital, where he died. Beightel says police didn't currently have suspect information but believe...
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July 25, 2019 - 9:21 pm
A Topeka man has pleaded no contest to crimes linked to the drive-by shooting death of a young girl. Jessie Dean Deshawn Hughes. 22, pleaded Thursday in the July 2015 death of Lily Coats-Nichols, 5. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said Hughes pleaded to involuntary manslaughter,...
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July 24, 2019 - 7:03 pm
A fired Kansas prison dental instructor accused of sexual misconduct claims the charges aren't valid because state law cites consensual touching and he is accused of nonconsensual touching. Tomas Co is charged with five felony counts of unlawful sexual relations. The crime is defined as "engaging...
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July 23, 2019 - 6:26 pm
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says agents have opened 74 investigations in 33 counties into alleged sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy. The KBI said it initiated the investigations after it received 119 reports from people who said they were victims of abuse. The agency announced...
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July 23, 2019 - 6:18 pm
A man who was angry about his girlfriend's methamphetamine use has pleaded guilty to beating her to death in a Topeka apartment. Luke Anthony Wabaunsee, 35, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the October 2018 killing of Michelle Stadler, 42. He initially was charged with premeditated...
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July 22, 2019 - 6:57 pm
Kansas health department employees who will handle complicated applications for Medicaid health coverage will work out of state Department for Children and Families offices. The two agencies announced a partnership Monday to have Kansas Department of Health and Environment workers located in 17 DCF...
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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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