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Holiday travelers warned about credit card data thefts at gas pumpsBoth security experts and gas stations are worried about a rash of rip-offs at
Holiday travelers warned about credit card data thefts at gas pumps
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 10 hours ago
Both security experts and gas stations are worried about a rash of rip-offs at the pump after a new scam warning issued for those about to hit the road for Labor Day holiday weekend. More and more criminals are installing skimming devices on the... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Teens pick up gardening tools to give back to their neighborhoodsSeventeen-year-old Ajanea Gunby and 16-year-old Gabe Payne have plenty to do at
Teens pick up gardening tools to give back to their neighborhoods
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 23 hours ago
Seventeen-year-old Ajanea Gunby and 16-year-old Gabe Payne have plenty to do at their school, Highland Park High School. Gunby, a senior, enjoys dance and leads the student council. Payne, a junior, participates in debate, forensics and other... Read more
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Classes 'back to normal' after bomb threat at Topeka WestClasses at Topeka West High School returned to normal early Monday afternoon, a
Classes 'back to normal' after bomb threat at Topeka West
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
Classes at Topeka West High School returned to normal early Monday afternoon, about an hour after officials said a bomb threat was phoned in to the school. Topeka Unified School District 501 spokesman Ron Harbaugh said the school received the call... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Firefighters rescue residents who had gone to roof after apartment building blazeTopeka firefighters said they helped two people reach the ground after they fle
Firefighters rescue residents who had gone to roof after apartment building blaze
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
Topeka firefighters said they helped two people reach the ground after they fled to the roof during a fire late Friday in an apartment building at 614 S.W. 9th. The blaze was contained to a basement apartment, where it partially consumed a mattress,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Apartment building blaze: Firefighters rescue residents who had gone to roofTopeka firefighters said they helped two people reach the ground after they fle
Apartment building blaze: Firefighters rescue residents who had gone to roof
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
Topeka firefighters said they helped two people reach the ground after they fled to the roof during a fire late Friday in an apartment building at 614 S.W. 9th. The blaze was contained to a basement apartment, where it partially consumed a mattress,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
ATF: After standoff at house in 1400 block of S.W. Tyler, 2 men arrested in federal firearms investigationFollowing a stand-off Friday evening with at least 10 law enforcement officers
ATF: After standoff at house in 1400 block of S.W. Tyler, 2 men arrested in federal firearms investigation
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
Following a stand-off Friday evening with at least 10 law enforcement officers in a downtown neighborhood, two men were arrested in connection with an on-going federal firearms investigation, a federal spokesman said. Identities of the two men and... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Two men arrested after standoff at house in 1400 block of S.W. TylerTwo men are in custody following a standoff lasting approximately an hour in th
Two men arrested after standoff at house in 1400 block of S.W. Tyler
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
Two men are in custody following a standoff lasting approximately an hour in the 1400 block of S.W. Tyler. More details are expected soon from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacoo, Firearms and Explosives about the standoff and arrests. The first... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
As violence abates in Hi-Crest, focus shifts to crime preventionIn the waning days of a month that saw a spate of gun violence in Topeka’s sout
As violence abates in Hi-Crest, focus shifts to crime prevention
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
In the waning days of a month that saw a spate of gun violence in Topeka’s southeast Hi-Crest neighborhood, Topeka police officers combed a six-block area in search of dark corners and low tree canopies. The three officers were joined by three city... Read more
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Topeka police roundup: Reported crimes include graffiti, thefts of electric guitar and copperGraffiti vandalism and the thefts of copper and an electric guitar are among th
Topeka police roundup: Reported crimes include graffiti, thefts of electric guitar and copper
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 13 days ago
Graffiti vandalism and the thefts of copper and an electric guitar are among these bits of news from reports filed with the Topeka Police Department, which made them available to The Capital-Journal: -- The Merchant, 913 S. Kansas Ave., on Tuesday... Read more
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Topeka man pleads guilty to federal charges in carjacking, robberyA Topeka man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of carjacking and robb
Topeka man pleads guilty to federal charges in carjacking, robbery
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
A Topeka man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of carjacking and robbery, said U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom. Wesley Lavern Harris Jr., 26, pleaded guilty to one count of carjacking and one count of commercial robbery. In his plea, Harris... Read more
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U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins takes part in Topeka police ride-alongTaking a firsthand look at challenges facing local law enforcement, Rep. Lynn J
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins takes part in Topeka police ride-along
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
Taking a firsthand look at challenges facing local law enforcement, Rep. Lynn Jenkins on Tuesday morning did a ride-along with Topeka police officer Mitch Soden as he steered his cruiser along the streets of the capital city. The ride-along, which... Read more
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Topeka police: Only minor injuries in rollover accident on Washburn University campusA two-vehicle accident Tuesday evening on the campus of Washburn University in
Topeka police: Only minor injuries in rollover accident on Washburn University campus
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
A two-vehicle accident Tuesday evening on the campus of Washburn University in central Topeka resulted in one car coming to rest upside down. However the occupants of both vehicles came away with only very minor injuries, Sgt. Jay Young of the Topeka... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Lynn Jenkins, U.S. Representative, takes part in Topeka police ride-alongTaking a first-hand look at challenges facing local law enforcement, Rep. Lynn
Lynn Jenkins, U.S. Representative, takes part in Topeka police ride-along
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 16 days ago
Taking a first-hand look at challenges facing local law enforcement, Rep. Lynn Jenkins on Tuesday morning did a ride-along with Topeka police officer Mitch Soden as he steered his cruiser along the streets of the capital city. The ride-along, which... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Three men robbed in central TopekaA Topeka man lured three people into an armed robbery through Facebook, police
Three men robbed in central Topeka
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 18 days ago
A Topeka man lured three people into an armed robbery through Facebook, police said. Kavshun Boykin, 18, contacted three people on the social media site who wanted to purchase something from him just before 6 p.m. Saturday. The three victims, all... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka police: Man receives 10 citations related to dogs that attacked, injured multiple peoplePolice on Friday said a man was cited for the vicious dogs that attacked at lea
Topeka police: Man receives 10 citations related to dogs that attacked, injured multiple people
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 27 days ago
Police on Friday said a man was cited for the vicious dogs that attacked at least three people Thursday afternoon in Chesney Park in central Topeka. Topeka police Deputy Police Chief Brian Desch said Angelo D. Aldridge, 28, was issued citations for... Read more
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Three people bitten by 2 dogs at Chesney Park; one dog shot, survivesA Topeka police officer who shot a pit bull-type dog Thursday afternoon in cent
Three people bitten by 2 dogs at Chesney Park; one dog shot, survives
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 27 days ago
A Topeka police officer who shot a pit bull-type dog Thursday afternoon in central Topeka’s Chesney Park “probably saved several lives,” said Topeka Police Chief James Brown. The dogs attacked and bit Caleb Davis, 11, who escaped to the top of some... Read more
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Three people bitten by 2 pit bulls at Chesney Park; one dog shot, survivesA Topeka police officer who shot a pit bull-type dog Thursday afternoon in cent
Three people bitten by 2 pit bulls at Chesney Park; one dog shot, survives
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 27 days ago
A Topeka police officer who shot a pit bull-type dog Thursday afternoon in central Topeka’s Chesney Park “probably saved several lives,” said Topeka Police Chief James Brown. The dogs attacked and bit Caleb Davis, 11, who escaped to the top of some... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Police: Three people bitten by 2 pit bulls at Chesney Park in central Topeka; one dog shotAfter being painfully bitten by two attacking dogs, 11-year-old Caleb Davis esc
Police: Three people bitten by 2 pit bulls at Chesney Park in central Topeka; one dog shot
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 28 days ago
After being painfully bitten by two attacking dogs, 11-year-old Caleb Davis escaped to the top of some monkey bars in Central Topeka’s Chesney Park Thursday afternoon, said his aunt, Rochelle Davis. The dogs also bit at least two other men before... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Police: Three people bit by 2 pitt bulls at Chesney Park in central Topeka; one dog shotAt least three people including an 11-year-old boy were bitten by two pit bull
Police: Three people bit by 2 pitt bulls at Chesney Park in central Topeka; one dog shot
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 28 days ago
At least three people including an 11-year-old boy were bitten by two pit bull dogs Thursday afternoon in the southern part of Chesney Park in central Topeka. None of the injuries were considered to be life-threatening, Topeka police Lt. Bill White... Read more
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Topeka police officer fatally shoots retired judge's dog in his backyardSix years ago, Harriette Macnish said, a female puppy “just appeared at our doo
Topeka police officer fatally shoots retired judge's dog in his backyard
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 30 days ago
Six years ago, Harriette Macnish said, a female puppy “just appeared at our door.” “I knew I didn’t need a dog, but boy, was I wrong,” she said. “I needed her.” The 26-pound miniature pinscher-boxer mix — named “Josie” — became an indispensable... Read more
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Motorcyclist injured after being pinned under a van in downtown TopekaA motorcyclist was injured Monday afternoon in downtown Topeka after he was pin
Motorcyclist injured after being pinned under a van in downtown Topeka
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted a month ago
A motorcyclist was injured Monday afternoon in downtown Topeka after he was pinned underneath a van, said Topeka police Lt. Chris Heaven. The crash involved three vehicles, including a Topeka Police Department SUV, Heaven said. The police SUV about... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka police probe shooting Sunday near S.W. 11th and JewellTopeka police officers were investigating what they initially described as a dr
Topeka police probe shooting Sunday near S.W. 11th and Jewell
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted a month ago
Topeka police officers were investigating what they initially described as a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon near the intersection of S.W. 11th and Jewell. Lt. Chris Heaven said shots were fired from a maroon vehicle toward a gray car in the... Read more
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East Topeka shooting victim Chris Galvan dies; police still looking for person of interestShooting victim Christopher Galvan died Thursday night with family members by h
East Topeka shooting victim Chris Galvan dies; police still looking for person of interest
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 1 months ago
Shooting victim Christopher Galvan died Thursday night with family members by his side. The 22-year-old had been placed on life support. His family decided to donate Galvan’s organs. “He was able to donate his organs in order to help other families... Read more
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Felony parole violator surrenders after being found in Topeka garage Thursday nightA man was arrested for an absconder warrant Thursday night after being found in
Felony parole violator surrenders after being found in Topeka garage Thursday night
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 1 months ago
A man was arrested for an absconder warrant Thursday night after being found in a Topeka garage. The subject was found in a rear detatched garage in the 1800 block of S.W. Gage at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening. Topeka police made... Read more
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Bond set at $500K for Topeka woman jailed for attempting to poison her childrenBond has been set at $500,000 cash or professional surety for a woman booked in
Bond set at $500K for Topeka woman jailed for attempting to poison her children
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 1 months ago
Bond has been set at $500,000 cash or professional surety for a woman booked into jail in connection with trying to poison her two daughters. Shakina Dauniel Lawton, 43, of Topeka, was booked into Shawnee County Jail at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday in... Read more
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Police: Topeka woman, 43, jailed on 2 counts of attempted murder after trying to poison her kidsA 43-year-old Topeka woman was booked into jail Wednesday afternoon in connecti
Police: Topeka woman, 43, jailed on 2 counts of attempted murder after trying to poison her kids
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 1 months ago
A 43-year-old Topeka woman was booked into jail Wednesday afternoon in connection with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, police said Thursday. The woman has been identified as Shakina Dauniel Lawton. Lt. Colleen Stuart told The... Read more
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