Topeka

May 29, 2019 - 7:07 pm
A man is jailed and accused of first-degree murder and robbery in connection with a weekend shooting in Topeka, Kansas. Kristoffer Lee Klesath, 29, of Topeka was arrested Tuesday night in connection with the Saturday shooting death of Darton A. Fields II, 34, of Topeka. No bond has been set and it...
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May 28, 2019 - 8:26 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is seeking a federal disaster declaration, citing severe weather and flooding that continue to ravage the state. Kelly, announced the request to President Donald Trump on Monday, the same day Gov. Mike Parson in neighboring Missouri made the same request for his state. Kelly...
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May 22, 2019 - 7:09 pm
The State of Kansas is no longer opposing Planned Parenthood after the origination sued the state when a former administration vowed to defund the organization. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment notified the organization in May 2016 that its Medicaid contract would be ending. A Kansas...
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May 21, 2019 - 8:21 pm
Governor Laura Kelly has signed into law a bill that would allow profoundly ill people who have been unable to find relief with pharmaceutical medications to avoid prosecution for possessing certain blends of oil extracted from cannabis plants. The cannabidiol oils, also known as CBD, shielded by...
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May 20, 2019 - 8:02 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has vetoed an extra $51 billion payment to the state's public pension system while signing the bulk of the next state budget approved by the Legislature. The governor said Monday that an additional payment to the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System is not prudent with...
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May 20, 2019 - 7:46 pm
Kansas prison officials say 10 young male offenders damaged property inside three living units at the state's juvenile corrections center during a Sunday evening disturbance. The state Department of Corrections said Monday that the disturbance did not result in any injuries and investigators are...
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May 20, 2019 - 7:38 pm
Authorities say a young boy has died after falling into a swimming pool in a residential area west of downtown Topeka. Shawnee County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer says deputies and rescue workers responded about 4:30 p.m. Sunday and performed resuscitation efforts. The toddler, 2, was...
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May 17, 2019 - 8:03 pm
Abused and neglected children are again sleeping overnight in the offices of Kansas foster care contractors because homes cannot be found for them quickly enough. According to the Department for Children and Families, more than 70 children have been kept overnight in the offices of the two...
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May 17, 2019 - 7:54 pm
A state prison in western Kansas is not allowing inmates to have visitors this weekend in hopes of combatting the flow of contraband drugs that are being blamed for a death there. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Jeanny Sharp said Friday that the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility is...
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May 17, 2019 - 7:38 pm
Despite an increase in state funding for higher education, four the Kansas' six major universities are asking for tuition increases for next year. During a meeting this past week, members of the Kansas Board of Regents expressed frustration with the university administrators for seeking increases...
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