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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Hundreds dive into Lake Shawnee for annual Polar PlungeClad in an Iron Man costume, Aaron Neal stood on the beach formulating a strate
Hundreds dive into Lake Shawnee for annual Polar Plunge
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
Clad in an Iron Man costume, Aaron Neal stood on the beach formulating a strategy to deal with the frigid waters of Lake Shawnee and settled on complete submersion. “That’s our level of commitment,” he said. The plan generated a skeptical look from... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka police say protocol was followed in chase early Thursday that resulted in a fatalityTopeka Police Department officials said protocol was followed to a “T” during a
Topeka police say protocol was followed in chase early Thursday that resulted in a fatality
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
Topeka Police Department officials said protocol was followed to a “T” during a chase that resulted in a fatality crash early Thursday just west of downtown Topeka. And, though there have been several other police chases in recent weeks in Topeka,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka police say protocol was followed in chase from early Thursday that resulted in a fatalityTopeka Police Department officials said protocol was followed to a “T” during a
Topeka police say protocol was followed in chase from early Thursday that resulted in a fatality
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
Topeka Police Department officials said protocol was followed to a “T” during a chase that resulted in a fatality crash early Thursday just west of downtown Topeka. And, though there have been several other police chases in recent weeks in Topeka,... Read more
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Kansas City Kansan
Topeka Woman Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking of 17-Year-Old TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to the sex trafficking o
Topeka Woman Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking of 17-Year-Old
Kansas City Kansan / Posted 3 days ago
TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to the sex trafficking of a 17-year-old girl, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Tiara Jade Newman, 22, Topeka, pleaded guilty to one... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Carjacking suspect leads police on chase, crashes into treeA man was taken into custody after leading police on a chase and wrecking his v
Carjacking suspect leads police on chase, crashes into tree
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
A man was taken into custody after leading police on a chase and wrecking his vehicle into a tree. Topeka police were contacted about a carjacking at 8:31 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of S.W. Lane. The vehicle, a white Chevrolet SUV, was seen at... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Extra officers on duty Thursday at Topeka High School after online threatSecurity was beefed up Thursday at Topeka High School after Wednesday’s online
Extra officers on duty Thursday at Topeka High School after online threat
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
Security was beefed up Thursday at Topeka High School after Wednesday’s online threat to the school at 800 S.W. 10th. Topeka Public Schools police chief Ron Brown said Thursday morning that additional officers were at the school from the Topeka... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas State Fire Marshal's office appoints new chief of investigationsKansas State Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen’s office announced the appointment Mon
Kansas State Fire Marshal's office appoints new chief of investigations
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 13 days ago
Kansas State Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen’s office announced the appointment Monday of its new chief of investigations. Wally Roberts, who has more than 34 years of experience in fire service and law enforcement, will take up the post. The move... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Subway robbery: Topeka police seek public's help in hold-up of S.W. Gage locationTopeka police released surveillance photos on Monday of a suspect in the armed
Subway robbery: Topeka police seek public's help in hold-up of S.W. Gage location
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 13 days ago
Topeka police released surveillance photos on Monday of a suspect in the armed robbery this past Friday of a west-side sandwich shop. Police Lt. Bryan Wheeles said the robbery occurred about 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Subway sandwich shop in the 1000... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Retired police officers recall days as 'Starsky and Hutch'It was the mid-1970s, and Topeka had its own version of “Starsky and Hutch” in
Retired police officers recall days as 'Starsky and Hutch'
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
It was the mid-1970s, and Topeka had its own version of “Starsky and Hutch” in police narcotics officers Ed White and K.C. Blodgett. The two officers were young and single — in their 20s back then, and always in the news for their drug-busting... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Police: 5-old child found dead in North TopekaA child found unresponsive early Thursday in a North Topeka home was pronounced
Police: 5-old child found dead in North Topeka
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 17 days ago
A child found unresponsive early Thursday in a North Topeka home was pronounced dead, an official with the Topeka Police Department said in a news release. Topeka police responded at about 4 a.m. to the 900 block of N.W. Menninger Road on a report... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka police: 5-old child found dead in OaklandA child found unresponsive in an Oakland home was pronounced dead, an official
Topeka police: 5-old child found dead in Oakland
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 18 days ago
A child found unresponsive in an Oakland home was pronounced dead, an official with the Topeka Police Department said Thursday morning. Topeka police responded to the 1000 block of N.E. Chester on a report of an unresponsive 5-year-old around 4 a.m.... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Freezing drizzle wreaking havoc on Topeka, Shawnee County streets; dozens of accidents reportedFreezing drizzle that started around noon Tuesday was wreaking havoc on area st
Freezing drizzle wreaking havoc on Topeka, Shawnee County streets; dozens of accidents reported
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 19 days ago
Freezing drizzle that started around noon Tuesday was wreaking havoc on area streets, roads and highways, as dozens of accidents were being reported in the Topeka area. Eleven de-icing trucks were dispatched at 1 p.m. to treat the streets, said Ron... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka, Shawnee County in Phase III accident reporting as wintry weather comes down TuesdayAs wintry weather descends upon Topeka and Shawnee County, the city has gone to
Topeka, Shawnee County in Phase III accident reporting as wintry weather comes down Tuesday
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 19 days ago
As wintry weather descends upon Topeka and Shawnee County, the city has gone to Phase III accident reporting on Tuesday afternoon. This means the Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office will only come to the scene of accidents... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka Pizza Hut employees robbed outside bank early TuesdayPolice were investigating an overnight robbery outside a downtown Topeka bank a
Topeka Pizza Hut employees robbed outside bank early Tuesday
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 20 days ago
Police were investigating an overnight robbery outside a downtown Topeka bank as a pair of Pizza Hut employees were making a night deposit. The robbery was reported at 12:33 a.m. at the US Bank location at 434 S.W. Jackson. Watch Commander Lt. Jack... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
TPD unveils Magnum, a police dog mascot named for Cpl. Jason Harwood's K-9 partnerAs the Topeka Police Department unveiled its new mascot Monday, that mascot’s n
TPD unveils Magnum, a police dog mascot named for Cpl. Jason Harwood's K-9 partner
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 20 days ago
As the Topeka Police Department unveiled its new mascot Monday, that mascot’s namesake was slightly overwhelmed. Magnum, the 12-year-old retired police dog who served in the K-9 unit with fallen Topeka police Cpl. Jason Harwood, was surrounded by... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Police briefs: East-side church burglarizedNews from the Topeka Police Department: -- A burglar made off with several ite
Police briefs: East-side church burglarized
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 21 days ago
News from the Topeka Police Department: -- A burglar made off with several items including a flat-screen TV and assorted video gaming systems over the weekend in the Hi-Crest neighborhood. Police reports indicate the burglary occurred between... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Embezzlement from Wal-Mart, kidnapping among crimes reported to policeThe embezzlement of money from a Wal-Mart store, the theft of a handgun during
Embezzlement from Wal-Mart, kidnapping among crimes reported to police
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 24 days ago
The embezzlement of money from a Wal-Mart store, the theft of a handgun during an apartment burglary and a kidnapping are among these bits of news from reports filed this week with the Topeka Police Department. -- Wal-Mart 2600 N.W. Rochester Road,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Man stabbed on Thursday evening in "critical but stable" conditionA man was stabbed on Thursday evening and was in “critical but stable” conditio
Man stabbed on Thursday evening in "critical but stable" condition
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 24 days ago
A man was stabbed on Thursday evening and was in “critical but stable” condition, an official with the Topeka Police Department said. The man showed up at Stormont-Vail with the injury a little after 9 p.m. Topeka police officer M. Perry said the... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Suspicious package near N.E. River Road and Jefferson found not to be a dangerA suspicious package was found not to be dangerous Thursday evening. The packa
Suspicious package near N.E. River Road and Jefferson found not to be a danger
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 24 days ago
A suspicious package was found not to be dangerous Thursday evening. The package was reported near N.E. River Road and Jefferson around 4:34 p.m. Topeka Police Department Lt. Bill White said the item that was reported turned out to be a box of... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Community recruiting program initiated by Topeka Police DepartmentIn an effort to recruit quality applicants, and in particular minority candidat
Community recruiting program initiated by Topeka Police Department
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 25 days ago
In an effort to recruit quality applicants, and in particular minority candidates, the Topeka Police Department is initiating a community recruiter program. The program’s first seminar was held Wednesday evening and about 25 people attended. Topeka... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka Police Department enables pet owners to obtain licenses onlineThe Topeka Police Department has taken a bite out of the hassle of licensing pe
Topeka Police Department enables pet owners to obtain licenses online
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 25 days ago
The Topeka Police Department has taken a bite out of the hassle of licensing pets. The department has begun offering online pet licensing through the PETDATA website to provide owners more convenience, police Lt. Joe Perry said in a news release... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka Poilce Department enables pet owners to obtain licenses onlineThe Topeka Police Department has taken a bite out of the hassle of licensing pe
Topeka Poilce Department enables pet owners to obtain licenses online
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 25 days ago
The Topeka Police Department has taken a bite out of the hassle of licensing pets. The department has begun offering online pet licensing through the PETDATA website to provide owners more convenience, police Lt. Joe Perry said in a news release... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Westboro Baptist Church counterprotesters who flew American flags found guilty of picketing churchThe American flag is a banner and it can’t be used to picket the Westboro Bapti
Westboro Baptist Church counterprotesters who flew American flags found guilty of picketing church
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 26 days ago
The American flag is a banner and it can’t be used to picket the Westboro Baptist Church during posted service hours even if no service is actually taking place, a Topeka Municipal Court judge ruled Tuesday. In his ruling, Judge Joseph Wittman found... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Westboro Baptist Church counterprotestors who received tickets found guiltyThe American flag is a banner and it can’t be used to picket the Westboro Bapti
Westboro Baptist Church counterprotestors who received tickets found guilty
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 26 days ago
The American flag is a banner and it can’t be used to picket the Westboro Baptist Church during posted service hours even if no service is actually taking place, a Topeka Municipal Court judge ruled Tuesday. In his ruling, Judge Lloyd Swartz found... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Train crashes with semi-tractor in North Topeka; one person injuredA semi-tractor hauling a dump trailer collided with a Union Pacific train on Mo
Train crashes with semi-tractor in North Topeka; one person injured
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 27 days ago
A semi-tractor hauling a dump trailer collided with a Union Pacific train on Monday afternoon in north Topeka, and one person was transported to a local hospital. The accident was reported around 1:50 p.m. just south of the Kansas River near 2450... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
New administrative judge to review Municipal Court 'top to bottom'After he takes his oath of office, Administrative Judge Jason Geier’s first ord
New administrative judge to review Municipal Court 'top to bottom'
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 28 days ago
After he takes his oath of office, Administrative Judge Jason Geier’s first order of business will be a “top to bottom review” of the Topeka Municipal Court based on a 2015 audit. “If something is not working efficiently, (I will) see what... Read more

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