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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka detective: weapon in first-degree murder trial likely didn’t contain DNAInvestigators did not test a gun linked to the 2016 shooting death of Xavier Pa
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 13 hours ago
Investigators did not test a gun linked to the 2016 shooting death of Xavier Patrick McCollough for DNA, a Topeka police detective testified Thursday, because it had been submerged in Soldier Creek for several hours. Detective Scott Dickey told... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka mayoral candidates tackle timely topics at forum Wednesdaydon’t even know who are neighbor is,” De La Isla said. She would also like to
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
don’t even know who are neighbor is,” De La Isla said. She would also like to see more relationships develop between the Topeka Police Department and the community. Duncan said he would look at how to make the police force stronger in terms of... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
School bus driver cited after crash Wednesday at S.W. 12th and GageWednesday morning. The only passenger in the bus, a 7-year-old girl, and the d
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
Wednesday morning. The only passenger in the bus, a 7-year-old girl, and the drivers of the bus and car weren’t injured, Topeka police officer William Thompson said at the wreck site. The wreck occurred about 8 a.m. Wednesday. Tonja Jackson,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
School bus driver cited after crash at S.W. 12th and Gageon Thursday morning. The only passenger in the bus, a 7-year-old girl, and the
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
on Thursday morning. The only passenger in the bus, a 7-year-old girl, and the drivers of the bus and car weren’t injured, Topeka police officer William Thompson said at the wreck site. The wreck occurred about 8 a.m. Thursday. Tonja Jackson, 35,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
New Greater Topeka Partnership announces two new promotionswill be tasked with leading communications, public and media relations for the
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
will be tasked with leading communications, public and media relations for the partnership. McCarter earlier worked at the Topeka Police Department as the media-public relations specialist, then about two months ago, McCarter had dual roles as the... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka pedestrian dead after being struck by train early WednesdayTopeka police officers were called to a south Topeka site where a body was foun
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
Topeka police officers were called to a south Topeka site where a body was found Wednesday morning after the pedestrian was struck by a train. Neither the identity of the person nor the dead person’s sex were immediately available. At 6:18 a.m.... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Police calls — update for Oct. 17, 2017drug and/or stimulant, distribution of marijuana and aggravated endangering a c
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
drug and/or stimulant, distribution of marijuana and aggravated endangering a child, 10/16. Felony cases reported to the Topeka Police Department. 700 blk. S.W. Buchanan, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 7:49-8:30 p.m. 10/15. 800... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
‘You don’t really forget’: Topeka woman testifies in first-degree murder trialshe said. Defense attorney Kevin Shepherd sought discrepancies in Williams’s s
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
she said. Defense attorney Kevin Shepherd sought discrepancies in Williams’s story, pointing to her interview with Topeka police where she initially said she had no knowledge of the shooting. When Williams couldn’t recall specifics about... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
New Greater Topeka Partnership announces executive director of Leadership Greater Topeka, head of media relationswill be tasked with leading communications, public and media relations for the
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
will be tasked with leading communications, public and media relations for the partnership. McCarter earlier worked at the Topeka Police Department as the media-public relations specialist, then about two months ago, McCarter had dual roles as the... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka Police bike unit measures for Kansas bike lawOf about 300 vehicles that passed a plainclothes Topeka police officer riding a
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
Of about 300 vehicles that passed a plainclothes Topeka police officer riding a bicycle Friday, none came closer than 56 inches, the Topeka Police Department said Monday. Kansas law regulating vehicles passing bicyclists require them to stay at... Read more
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Two arrested in connection with Lawrence deadly shooting on Mass Streetis still ongoing," The Lawrence Police Department stated in a news release. On
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 2 days ago
is still ongoing," The Lawrence Police Department stated in a news release. On Monday, with the assistance of the Topeka Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Shawnee County Sherriff’s Office, multiple search and... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Head-on wreck during rush hour Tuesday slows traffic on Topeka Boulevard BridgeBoulevard Bridge, southbound traffic was reduced from two lanes to one lane, an
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
Boulevard Bridge, southbound traffic was reduced from two lanes to one lane, and the driving speed was running slower. Topeka police officer Aaron Bulmer said the Pontiac was southbound on the inside lane, and the Jeep was northbound, also in... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
One driver suffers minor injury in head-on wreck on Topeka Boulevard BridgeBoulevard Bridge, southbound traffic was reduced from two lanes to one lane, an
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
Boulevard Bridge, southbound traffic was reduced from two lanes to one lane, and the driving speed was running slower. Topeka police officer Aaron Bulmer said the Pontiac was southbound on the inside lane, and the Jeep was northbound, also in... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Of about 300 vehicles that pass Topeka police officer on bicycle, none come closer than 56 inchesOf about 300 vehicles that passed a plainclothes Topeka police officer riding a
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
Of about 300 vehicles that passed a plainclothes Topeka police officer riding a bicycle Friday, none came closer than 56 inches, the Topeka Police Department said on its website Monday. Kansas law regulating vehicles passing bicyclists require them... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Police say victim in Friday motel shooting was Tremain Scott, 36Topeka police on Monday revealed the identity of a man shot following a fight l
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
Topeka police on Monday revealed the identity of a man shot following a fight late Friday afternoon at a motel along west Topeka’s Wanamaker corridor. Lt. Colleen Stuart identified the victim as Tremain Scott,36. No arrests had been made Monday in... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Police calls — update for Oct. 15, 201710/14. Jorge Oscar Davalos, 43, in connection with possession of stolen proper
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 4 days ago
10/14. Jorge Oscar Davalos, 43, in connection with possession of stolen property, 10/14. Felony cases reported to the Topeka Police Department. 500 blk. N.E. Emmett, theft of property or services valued at more than $1,000, 4:18-4:27 a.m.... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
“Week without Violence” begins Tuesday, celebrating 40 years of protecting victims of domestic violencewill then march from the capitol building to the YWCA building where the Shawne
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 4 days ago
will then march from the capitol building to the YWCA building where the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office and the Topeka Police Department will provide hotdogs and drinks. Contact reporter Angela Deines at (785) 295-1143 or @AngelaDeines... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
TPD: Violent crime not just a law enforcement issue, but also a community problemSo far this year, there have been 25. Violent crime is a law enforcement issue
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 4 days ago
So far this year, there have been 25. Violent crime is a law enforcement issue, but it’s also a community issue, Topeka police deputy chief Darin Scott said. “We cannot tackle this problem alone,” he said. Several of the perpetrators... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Business Watch: 14 grads of Latino Leadership Collaborative of Kansas honoredAlves, Andrew Gutierrez, Stacie Torrez, Eddie Serrano and Tony Jaramillo. Prog
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
Alves, Andrew Gutierrez, Stacie Torrez, Eddie Serrano and Tony Jaramillo. Program sponsors for 2018 include US Bank, the Topeka Police Department, the city of Topeka’s water department, US Alliance Corporation, Azura Credit Union and Security... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Business Watch: 14 grads of Latino Leadership Collaborative of Kansas honoredKleber Alves, Andrew Gutierrez, Stacie Torrez, Eddie Serrano and Tony Jaramillo
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
Kleber Alves, Andrew Gutierrez, Stacie Torrez, Eddie Serrano and Tony Jaramillo. 2018 Program sponsors include US Bank, Topeka Police Department, City of Topeka – Water Department, US Alliance Corporation, Azura Credit Union and Security... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Crash involving PT Cruiser backs up traffic on US-75sustained heavy front-end damage and was towed from the west shoulder of US-75
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
sustained heavy front-end damage and was towed from the west shoulder of US-75 by Brown’s Super Service around 2:15 p.m. Topeka police officers were on the scene directing traffic but Shawnee County dispatchers couldn’t confirm whether the driver... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Man sustains non-life threatening injuries after shooting at Relax Inn on Wanamakerconsidered life-threatening when he was shot following a fight late Friday afte
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
considered life-threatening when he was shot following a fight late Friday afternoon in the 1200 block of Wanamaker Road, Topeka police said. The victim’s name and age weren’t being released. Police and rescue workers were called at 5:31 p.m. to... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Officers respond to reported shooting at Relax Inn on WanamakerTopeka police were investigating a report of a shooting Friday at the Relax Inn
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
Topeka police were investigating a report of a shooting Friday at the Relax Inn, 1224 S.W. Wanamaker Road. Police and rescue workers were called at 5:31 p.m. to the scene, where several officers in patrol cars responded. A wounded man was... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Law enforcement leaders: Topeka homicides not random, but typically involve people living ‘dangerous lifestyles’into homes and taking people hostage, that kind of thing, the stuff you see in
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
into homes and taking people hostage, that kind of thing, the stuff you see in the movies, that’s not happening,” said Topeka Police Department Interim Deputy Chief Darin Scott. “What’s happening is inherently dangerous lifestyles that we, as a... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Law enforcement leaders: Topeka homicides not random, but typically involved people living “dangerous lifestyles”into homes and taking people hostage, that kind of thing, the stuff you see in
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
into homes and taking people hostage, that kind of thing, the stuff you see in the movies, that’s not happening,” said Topeka Police Department Interim Deputy Chief Darin Scott. “What’s happening is inherently dangerous lifestyles that we, as a... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Downtown Topeka’s Lamp Dancer preaches message of love after assault arrestassault and disorderly conduct described as “fighting words,” according to jail
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
assault and disorderly conduct described as “fighting words,” according to jail records. He bonded out later that day. Topeka Police Lt. Colleen Stuart said officers, the victim and three witness reported Hite was “yelling at people and making... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Police calls — update for Oct. 12, 2017drug and/or stimulant and possession of opiate/opium/narcotic drug and/or stimu
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
drug and/or stimulant and possession of opiate/opium/narcotic drug and/or stimulant, 10/11. Felony cases reported to the Topeka Police Department. 500 blk. S.W. 10th, burglary, 2-3 p.m. 10/10. 1000 blk. N.E. Jefferson, burglary, 4:30-6:40 a.m.... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Downtown Topeka’s Lamp Dancer preaches message of love after assault arrestassault and disorderly conduct described as “fighting words,” according to jail
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
assault and disorderly conduct described as “fighting words,” according to jail records. He bonded out later that day. Topeka Police Lt. Colleen Stuart said officers the victim and three witness reported Hite was “yelling at people and making... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka school bus carrying 24 students collides with car, house, at N.W. 1st and Franklin avenuesThe location was about three blocks east of N.W. 1st and MacVicar and four bloc
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
The location was about three blocks east of N.W. 1st and MacVicar and four blocks west of the Potwin neighborhood. Topeka police Officer Jon Soden said at the scene that the crash occurred when a Durham School Services bus collided with a... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Police calls — update for Oct. 11, 201734, in connection with possession of opiate/opium/narcotic drug and/or stimulan
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 8 days ago
34, in connection with possession of opiate/opium/narcotic drug and/or stimulant, 10/10. Felony cases reported to the Topeka Police Department. 400 blk. N.E. Green, theft of property or services valued at more than $1,000, noon-12:30 p.m.... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Third teen charged in killing of Justice Mitchell in botched drug saleJail in lieu of a $1 million bond. A court date for Williams hasn’t been schedu
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 8 days ago
Jail in lieu of a $1 million bond. A court date for Williams hasn’t been scheduled. During a court hearing on Oct. 4, Topeka police Detective Victor Riggin testified Williams was in the passenger seat in the Dodge Durango driven by Mitchell... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Third teen charged in killing of man in botched drug saleJail in lieu of a $1 million bond. A court date for Williams hasn’t been schedu
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
Jail in lieu of a $1 million bond. A court date for Williams hasn’t been scheduled. During a court hearing on Oct. 4, Topeka police Detective Victor Riggin testified Williams was in the passenger seat in the Dodge Durango driven by Mitchell... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka police ID woman who was arrested after carjacking report at Topeka cemeteryTopeka police identified a woman who was arrested following a report of a carja
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
Topeka police identified a woman who was arrested following a report of a carjacking Tuesday morning at a cemetery north of Topeka. Ashley N. Dixon, 22, of Topeka, was arrested in connection with two felony county warrants, fleeing or attempting to... Read more
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Mississippi man accused in shooting caught in Kansas atticKan. (AP) - Police in Kansas have captured a Mississippi man wanted in a Saturd
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 9 days ago
Kan. (AP) - Police in Kansas have captured a Mississippi man wanted in a Saturday shooting death. Local media report that Topeka police used a police dog to find 27-year-old Travis Ray Conners in an attic Tuesday after getting a tip he was hiding... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Mississippi fugitive sought in killing arrested Tuesday at Topeka homeTopeka police search for a homicide suspect Tuesday in the 2700 block of S.E. J
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
Topeka police search for a homicide suspect Tuesday in the 2700 block of S.E. Jefferson. Police found and arrested Travis R. Conners, 27, in connection with a fatal shooting in Meridian, Miss. (Phil Anderson/The Capital-Journal) Travis R. Conners,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
1 person taken into custody after carjacking report Tuesday at North Topeka cemeteryOne person was in custody following a report of a carjacking Tuesday morning at
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
One person was in custody following a report of a carjacking Tuesday morning at a cemetery north of Topeka, authorities said. The carjacking was reported around 9:30 a.m. at Rochester Cemetery, in the 1200 block of N.W. Menninger Road. Initial... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
1 person taken into custody after report of carjacking Tuesday morning at North Topeka cemeteryOne person was in custody following a report of a carjacking Tuesday morning at
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
One person was in custody following a report of a carjacking Tuesday morning at a cemetery north of Topeka, authorities said. The carjacking was reported around 9:30 a.m. at Rochester Cemetery, in the 1200 block of N.W. Menninger Road. Initial... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka police investigating Monday shooting as a homicide, identify victimThe Topeka Police Department identified a fatal shooting victim Monday, and sai
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
The Topeka Police Department identified a fatal shooting victim Monday, and said investigators are treating the incident as a homicide. Bondderrick Sanders, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim was treated at a local... Read more
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Topeka police identify Monday’s shooting victim, investigating as a homicideThe Topeka Police Department is investigating a central Topeka shooting in whic
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
The Topeka Police Department is investigating a central Topeka shooting in which one person was pronounced dead at the scene and a second victim was treated at a local hospital. A body was found Monday afternoon in an alley that was considered a... Read more
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Body found in alley after shooting in Topeka, incident considered suspiciousThe Topeka Police Department is investigating a central Topeka shooting in whic
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
The Topeka Police Department is investigating a central Topeka shooting in which one person was pronounced dead at the scene. A body was found Monday afternoon in an alley which was considered a crime scene, Lt. Jennifer Cross said. Police tape... Read more
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Body found in alley after shooting in Topeka; police looking for red FiatA body was found Monday afternoon in an alley after a shooting in central Topek
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
A body was found Monday afternoon in an alley after a shooting in central Topeka, police Lt. Jennifer Cross said on scene. The shooting was reported at about 1:40 p.m., and crime scene tape is up in the west alley of 14-1500 block of S.W.... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Fatality wreck victim identified by police as Joseph Hollanmotorist killed early Saturday during a wreck on S.W. 21st near Randolph was id
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
motorist killed early Saturday during a wreck on S.W. 21st near Randolph was identified on Monday as Joseph Hollan, 38, Topeka police Let. Colleen Stuart said Monday morning. Hollan’s home home town hasn’t been specified, Stuart said. Hollan... Read more
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Man accused in June drug slaying of Justice Mitchell experienced childhood trauma, father saysto determine whether Dunstan should be tried as a juvenile or an adult on a hom
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
to determine whether Dunstan should be tried as a juvenile or an adult on a homicide charge. At about 12:27 a.m. June 26, Topeka police found Justice Mitchell, 18, suffering from two gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital, where he... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Man accused in June drug slaying experienced childhood trauma, father saysto determine whether Dunstan should be tried as a juvenile or an adult on a hom
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
to determine whether Dunstan should be tried as a juvenile or an adult on a homicide charge. At about 12:27 a.m. June 26, Topeka police found Justice Mitchell, 18, suffering from two gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital, where he... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Man accused in June drug slaying experienced childhood trauma, father saysto determine whether Dunstan should be tried as a juvenile or an adult on a hom
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
to determine whether Dunstan should be tried as a juvenile or an adult on a homicide charge. At about 12:27 a.m. June 26, Topeka police found Justice Mitchell, 18, suffering from two gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital, where he... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka NAACP leaders call for patience but want answers soon regarding officer-involved shootingfamily while Bolden said he wants to know why the investigation isn’t being con
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
family while Bolden said he wants to know why the investigation isn’t being conducted by a local law enforcement agency. Topeka police officials have said they asked their Lawrence counterparts to take over the investigation for purposes of... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
One man in custody after trying to force another person into the trunk of a car in central TopekaOne person was taken into custody Friday after Topeka police say he tried to fo
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
One person was taken into custody Friday after Topeka police say he tried to force another person into the trunk of a car in central Topeka. Lt. Steve Roth said in a news release that officers reposnded to an aggravated robbery call in the 1400... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
One person dies after crashing into house in southwest TopekaOne person is dead after a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning in south
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
One person is dead after a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning in southwest Topeka. Topeka police Lt. Steve Roth said in a news release the driver of a car struck a fence and a house in the 2700 block of S.W. 21st Street just after 1 a.m.... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Commending TPDI am writing to congratulate the Topeka Police Department for the way in which
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 13 days ago
I am writing to congratulate the Topeka Police Department for the way in which its officers resolved a threatening, potentially lethal situation involving an individual with a mental illness. This is in reference to the incident that occurred on the... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
After police shooting, review board seen as way to support official findingsof private citizens to review use of force by law enforcement. City leaders ar
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 13 days ago
of private citizens to review use of force by law enforcement. City leaders are reluctant to embrace the concept, noting Topeka police already have an advisory board and urging those troubled by the shooting to be patient while Lawrence police... Read more
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