Topeka

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November 27, 2017 - 8:35 pm
Topeka police are investigating the shooting death of a man. The victim, Faustino Vasquez, 46, was found dead at an east Topeka home early Monday when officers responded to a call about a shooting. Vasquez's death is Topeka's 28th homicide this year, which tied a record set in 1994.
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November 23, 2017 - 2:45 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A children's shelter director will be the next leader of a state agency that's tasked with protecting youth from abuse and neglect. The Kansas City Star reports that financial disclosure forms show that Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer has selected Gina Meier-Hummel as secretary of the...
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November 17, 2017 - 9:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One of five people accused of strangling or smothering to death three others in a Topeka home over a rape allegation has been sentenced to three life terms. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Joseph Krahn, 34, won't be eligible for release for 150 years under the sentence...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:59 pm
The cost of protesting at the Kansas Capitol in Topeka is increasing — sometimes substantially. Currently, Kansas charges $20 for any event at the Capitol. But beginning Jan. 1, it will charge based on the size of the event and other factors. The lowest price will be $50 for events that require no...
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November 16, 2017 - 9:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of killing a Topeka boy, 2, more than eleven years ago is free after a jury acquitted him in the case. The Shawnee County District Court jury on Thursday found Johnathan Davion Mango, 33, not guilty of second-degree murder in March 2006 death of Eli Clemens. An...
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November 14, 2017 - 8:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An interim legislative committee in Kansas is struggling to agree on where funding should come from to extend the life of the state's water resources. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the joint Special Committee on Natural Resources decided Monday not to recommend raising...
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November 10, 2017 - 9:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl in Kansas has been given a sentence. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Zebulin Richard Barron, 42, was sentenced Wednesday on charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14. He'll spend 25 years...
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November 09, 2017 - 8:52 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas lawmakers are questioning the impact of recent welfare policies after new data showed a growing number of people ineligible for cash assistance. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the Legislative Budget Committee was briefed Wednesday on the new consensus revenue...
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November 09, 2017 - 8:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A used car dealer is accused in a consumer protection lawsuit of not following through with donating $100 to a memorial fund for a slain Topeka police corporal for each vehicle that he sold until the state began investigating. A Shawnee County judge issued an order this week...
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November 08, 2017 - 9:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka and Lawrence police have yet to create a standard public document on the shooting death of a Topeka man by police officers five weeks ago. Two police officers shot Dominique White in Topeka on Sept. 28. The Lawrence police department is investigating the shooting. The...
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