Topeka

June 17, 2019 - 7:56 pm
Topeka police have apologized for a Father's Day tweet that encouraged people to turn in dads who have outstanding warrants. The tweet sent Sunday says, in part: "Want to give him a Father's Day he'll never forget? Call TPD and we'll help your family make a memory that will last a lifetime." In a...
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June 17, 2019 - 7:02 pm
A Topeka man has been sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison for the July shooting death of another man. Tony Lee Foster, 33, was sentenced Friday. A Shawnee County jury found him guilty in March of second-degree murder and a weapons count in the July 9 fatal shooting of David Payne, 36, of Topeka...
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June 14, 2019 - 6:43 pm
A man has been sentenced to 46 years and two months in prison for breaking into a Topeka home with three other people and killing a man after they robbed a doughnut shop. Erion Kirtdoll, 25, was sentenced Thursday for second-degree murder and aggravated robbery in the death of Tyrone Baggett...
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June 13, 2019 - 8:00 pm
The Kansas Supreme Court is preparing to rule on whether the state is providing enough money to its public schools under a new education funding law. The high court says it will issue its latest decision at 9:30 a.m. Friday in a lawsuit filed by four local school districts in 2010. The court has...
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June 13, 2019 - 7:40 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to relocate the headquarters of two research agencies to the Kansas City area, intensifying concerns that research will suffer. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the move Thursday and said it will bring the Economic Research Service and National...
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June 13, 2019 - 6:16 pm
Stormont Vail Health has agreed to spend $2.575 million to acquire naming rights for the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. Shawnee County commissioners approved the contract Thursday. County counselor Jim Crowl says the health system will pay the county $325,000 in the first year of the 10-year deal,...
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June 11, 2019 - 9:02 pm
Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab says his office has filed three overdue financial reports with the federal government and fixed a $400,000 accounting error in a fourth. The problems occurred under former Secretary of State Kris Kobach. They involved reports detailing how the state used...
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June 11, 2019 - 6:29 pm
Kansas Democrats plan to hold a presidential primary in May 2020 with ranked-choice voting. State Democrat Party Chairwoman Vicki Hiatt said Tuesday that the party believes a primary will attract more participants than caucuses. About 39,000 people participated in the party's presidential caucuses...
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June 10, 2019 - 6:56 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly is seeking a major presidential declaration for public assistance for 63 Kansas counties recovering from record rainfall and severe weather. The declaration would cover damage from record rains and numerous tornadoes beginning April 28 through May. The Public Assistance program...
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June 10, 2019 - 6:49 pm
A Kansas activist is asking the state's highest court to require the Legislature to provide sign-language interpreters for its sessions and better captioning for its audio and video feeds. Chris Haulmark of Olathe filed a petition last week with the Kansas Supreme Court. He argues that state and...
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