Topeka

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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May 16, 2019 - 7:56 pm
Gov. Laura Kelly's administration is canceling two no-bid contracts valued at more than $110 million that were negotiated by Kansas Revenue Department officials from previous administrations. The ten-year contracts with CGI Technologies were awarded to overhaul and outsource its information...
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May 16, 2019 - 7:50 pm
An autopsy report says a Topeka motorist who was fatally shot by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper in November was under the influence of methamphetamine. Shawnee County District Coroner Ransom Ellis said the autopsy found methamphetamine, amphetamine and marijuana in the system of Jarmane Logan, 35...
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May 16, 2019 - 7:08 pm
Two people are dead following a fiery crash near Topeka. The accident happened around 3:30 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 70 when a car and a box truck collided. Both vehicles left the roadway and the car caught fire. Officials on the scene said two people in the car died. The truck driver is...
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May 14, 2019 - 7:11 pm
The Kansas Senate has overwhelmingly rejected a nominee for the state's second-highest court whose political tweets offended lawmakers. The vote Tuesday was 38-0 against confirming Labette County District Judge Jeffry Jack's nomination to the Court of Appeals. Laura Kelly became the first Kansas...
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May 13, 2019 - 8:03 pm
The Kansas State Board of Education is concerned enough about e-cigarette use among high school and middle school students that it is reviewing the issue. The ten-member elected board is scheduled to have a presentation on vaping Tuesday, during its regular monthly meeting. The board plans to get a...
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May 13, 2019 - 7:57 pm
A court document reveals lurid details of sexual abuse allegedly committed against inmates by a former dental lab instructor at the Topeka Correctional Facility. Tomas Co, 73, is facing seven charges of unlawful sexual relations with seven different inmates at the women's prison. The affidavit is...
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May 10, 2019 - 8:11 pm
A Kansas Supreme Court ruling will force the state Senate to vote to reject a nominee for a lower-court judgeship if senators want to keep him off the bench because of his political tweets. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday that Gov. Laura Kelly did not have the authority to withdraw her...
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