Topeka

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June 29, 2017 - 5:59 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing a passenger in another vehicle during a February 2016 police chase. Marcos Cruz Jr., 21, was sentenced Thursday for five felonies, including second-degree murder. A witness at a preliminary hearing testified that...
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June 26, 2017 - 9:30 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has admitted to driving a getaway vehicle from the scene of a convenience store robbery while wearing a monitoring device from a previous crime. The U.S. attorney's office says Christopher Allen Bush, 26, of Topeka, pleaded guilty Monday to aiding and abetting a...
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June 21, 2017 - 9:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the killing of a man behind a Topeka gas station. A man, 41, was booked into the Shawnee County Jail early Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of Jason Baker, 34. Police found the Topeka man bleeding and...
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June 15, 2017 - 5:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An eastern Kansas man is hoping for the return of an urn containing his brother's ashes. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that someone broke into Gabe Bullard's car this week in Topeka. The 26-year-old says several items were stolen, including the small urn and an antique...
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June 08, 2017 - 7:36 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are looking for an injured Topeka woman and say her estranged husband took her against her will. Topeka police Lt. Chris Heaven said Thursday morning that officials are "very concerned." The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that an arrest warrant has been obtained for...
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June 07, 2017 - 6:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police say they are looking for a woman who they believe was taken against her will from her home by a man who knew her. Police said in a news release Wednesday morning that they believe Viviana Vazquez, 33, was taken from her home Wednesday morning by Pedro Enriquez, 38...
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June 06, 2017 - 8:00 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A mansion owned by a denounced former leader of a Topeka electric utility and built by a former Kansas governor has sold for $2.3 million. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Michael and Kathryn Franklin purchased the 20-room, 12,000-square-foot colonial mansion in late May...
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May 18, 2017 - 8:10 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka hospital being purchased by the University of Kansas Health System plans to continue banning guns from its facilities. The University of Kansas Health System and Ardent Health are in the process of buying St. Francis Health in Topeka. That deal comes as the Kansas...
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May 10, 2017 - 7:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in a Topeka homicide. Police said in a news release that the suspect, 40, was booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree murder and a weapons violation. The release says the victim was suffering from head trauma when officers responded Tuesday...
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May 10, 2017 - 9:56 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man in a Topeka homicide. Police said in a news release that the 40-year-old suspect was booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree murder and a weapons violation. The release says the victim was suffering from head trauma when officers responded...
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