Topeka

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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July 01, 2019 - 8:19 pm
The DUI case against Kansas Sen. Vic Miller has been referred to Shawnee County District Court from Topeka Municipal Court, where Miller used to be chief judge. City spokeswoman Molly Hadfield says the case was referred to the county for charging consideration due to potential conflicts. Miller was...
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June 28, 2019 - 10:07 pm
A dispute is escalating in Kansas between top lawmakers and Gov. Laura Kelly's administration over looser rules for people who receive food assistance. The state Department for Children and Families on Friday released an internal analysis defending the legality of a new policy that makes it easier...
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June 28, 2019 - 9:59 pm
The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that cities have the power to raise the age for buying tobacco products even though state law sets it at 18. The unanimous decision Friday overturns a lower-court order that blocked Topeka from enforcing an ordinance increasing the age for buying tobacco to 21. A...
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June 28, 2019 - 9:13 pm
Authorities are investigating the death of a Topeka woman as suspicious. Police have identified the woman as Odessa Marie Henderon, 50. Police Lt. Andrew Beightel says officers found her collapsed in a Topeka alley Wednesday afternoon while en route to a call for service. She was pronounced dead at...
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