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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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4 hrs ago | 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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5 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Letter: Candidate reinforces negative stereotype

Alvin Zahnter was in Topeka this week to bolster his U.S. Senate candidacy by participating in the Fiesta Mexicana parade.

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The Capital-Journal

Downtown businesses weathering construction so far

Some businesses in the area under construction on downtown Kansas Avenue said the project hasn't hurt them too much overall, but they will be glad when it ends.

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WIBW-TV Topeka

Topeka Students Trip To Vending Machines Won't Taste So Sweet

The federal regulations that took effect July 1st require sugary snacks and soda to be taken off vending machines shelves.

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Freshnews

Topeka Dodge dealer revs up for release of 2015 Challenger SRT Hemi Hellcat

In anticipation of the arrival of all-new vehicle models and the anxiously awaited 2015 Challenger SRT Hemi Hellcat , Briggs Dodge, a dealer in Topeka, Kan., has entirely revamped its website to better enhance car shoppers' online navigation.

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KNUS-AM Aurora

Rare gazelle breaks own neck, dies at Topeka Zoo

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WIBW-TV Topeka

Downtown Business Owners Tough It Out During Construction

Downtown business owners agree that revitalizing Kansas Avenue will inject excitement into downtown Topeka, but for now, some see the lengthy construction as a necessary evil.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

WIBW-TV Topeka

Oklahoma Earthquake Felt In Topeka, Manhattan

It happened at 9:46 p.m. about 15 miles west-southwest of Medford, Ok. The earthquake could be felt all across Kansas.

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The Capital-Journal

Topeka woman identified as fatality victim

Shawnee County sheriff's officials on Monday identified the fatality victim in a two-car crash Saturday morning just north of Topeka.

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WIBW-TV Topeka

Mentors Wanted: Topeka Schools Want 100 More

School board members say volunteers can make a big difference in the life of a student.

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