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Topeka, Kansas is located in Shawnee County. Zip codes in Topeka, KS include 66647, 66604, and 66620. The median home price in Topeka is $110,900 which is roughly $73/per square foot. More Topeka information.

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3 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

New judge appointed in capital murder trial of Phillip Cheatham

Shawnee County District Judge Mark Braun last week recused himself from the case after Cheatham filed a judicial complaint against him.

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5 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

24-year-old Topeka man bound over for trial in Freedom Valley Park slaying

A 24-year-old man charged with the slaying of one man and the wounding of two others in a Topeka park was bound over for trial Friday.

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6 hrs ago | Great Bend Tribune

Election officer offer last-minute tips

Kobach predicts higher primary turnout TOPEKA Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reminds voters that the last day to cast a vote in the primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 5. He predicts that 22 percent of all registered voters will take part in the primary election this year, either in advance or at the polls.

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10 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Crime of the Week: Police looking for truck involved in wire theft

This truck was caught on surveillance video when the driver stopped at a Super 8 motel, 5922 S.W. Topeka Blvd., and stole a spool of wire valued over $1,000 out of the bed of another truck.

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14 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Upgrade: City of Topeka's bond rating improves

Nearly 15 months after the bond rating for Topeka's city government was downgraded by one investor's, it has been upgraded by another.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Police, management work to reduce calls to 'Green Monster'

Topeka police recorded 628 calls for police and fire service in 2013 at St. Gregory Suites apartment building, 635 S.W. Harrison.

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The Capital-Journal

Kobach challenges church leaders who oppose voter ID law

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said in a radio interview Wednesday that he will continue to move forward with voter identification requirements and questioned the religiosity of church leaders who have opposed the law.

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The Capital-Journal

Seaman teen in crash was 'dead before the fire'

A memorial for Alayna L. Hutchison, the 15-year-old Seaman High School student who died Feb. 23 in a one vehicle wreck in the 5200 block of N.W. Rochester Road, was in place March 17 in the front yard of a residence where the vehicle she was driving ended up.

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The Capital-Journal

Bobo's owner putting new restaurant in former Manny's location

Just weeks after Manny's closed its doors, Bobo's Drive-In will make a comeback at their former secondary location, 1630 S.W. Arvonia.

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The Capital-Journal

Water main break near Shawnee County Jail knocks out power

A major water-main break caused water to shoot about 40 feet into the air around 9:15 a.m. Thursday near S.E. 9th and Jefferson, on the south side of the Shawnee County Jail.

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The Capital-Journal

City warns of Deer Creek pollution in SE Topeka

Topeka officials late Wednesday afternoon warned residents to avoid contact with Deer Creek as it runs through the Dornwood Park area between S.E. 29th and S.E. 21st streets because of a sewage leakage into the waterway.

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The Capital-Journal

Fast-bake pizza chain plans Topeka store

Pie Five Pizza Company will set up shop at 1129 S.W. Wanamaker near the end of 2014, according to the Kansas City Star.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Powell, Patton primary padded with disparate contributions

With less than a week before their Aug. 5 primary, Republican House candidates Joshua Powell and Fred Patton have thousands of dollars to spend thanks to very different sets of donors.

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WIBW-TV Topeka

Topeka Police Chief Reflects Before Moving On To Next Chapter

"It's time for me to not overstay my welcome, it's time for me to move on," said Miller.

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The Capital-Journal

Property crimes down almost 10 percent in Topeka

Property crimes fell almost 10 percent in the first half of 2014, while violent crimes ticked down about 1 percent.

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The Capital-Journal

Man jailed on attempted 2nd-degree murder

A woman was hospitalized with serious injuries and a man was arrested in connection with attempted second-degree murder after an early-morning domestic assault Wednesday on the city's west side.

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The Capital-Journal

Kansas man charged in Las Vegas casino robbery has long criminal history

A Kansas man who drew national attention for his brazen robbery of a Las Vegas casino had previously served time in Topeka and been found unfit for trial in a Shawnee County case.

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The Capital-Journal

Federal grant will offer Topeka prisoners opportunity for technical education

A U.S. Department of Labor grant awarded to the Kansas Department of Commerce will be used to provide technical training for inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility.

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The Capital-Journal

Woman injured in early-morning assault

Topeka police were on the scene of a domestic assault in which a woman was injured early Wednesday on the city's west side.

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The Capital-Journal

Hemsley has fundraising edge in GOP primary against Lancaster

Lane Hemsley, the executive director of the Kansas Dental Board, has the connections that come with heading a state agency, as well as a big fundraising edge over Evan Lancaster, his opponent in the Republican primary for Topeka's 56th District House seat.

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