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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 $110,000 which is roughly $69/per square foot. More Topeka information.

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3 hrs ago | WIBW-TV Topeka

Topeka Looking For Entry Level Police Officers

Applicants will begin testing day, Saturday, September 20, using their brains with a written test. Those who pass the written exam will participate in the physical abilities test.

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3 hrs ago | WIBW-TV Topeka

Topeka Metro Wants Input On Bus Stops

If you are looking to add a new bus stop to your route, Topeka Metro wants to hear about it. Topeka Metro will host public meetings for recommended locations for stop along routes #4 W. 10th and #10 W. 21st.

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6 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Topekan finds career in video game creation

Brent Porter lives in Topeka and creates video games for Action Button Entertainment. The company plans in about two months to put out its next game, "Videoball."

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9 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Person escapes serious injury after accident Sunday

A person escaped serious injury Sunday morning after an accident at S.W. 22nd and Fairlawn, on the east side of Dillon's. "The Mustang was exiting the Dillon's parking lot, making a left turn northbound," Topeka police officer Dominic Yancy said.

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10 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Senne Company credits diversification for 100-year history

George Senne, right, founded the Senne Company in 1914. He and an employee are shown in their office in this photo taken in the 1920s.

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14 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Exhibits focus on area's Mexican heritage

The Kansas Historical Society, 6425 S.W. 6th Ave., will commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month with two exhibits honoring Mexican-American heritage. The exhibits will be on display Sept.

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19 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Acts of Kindness

The Topeka Capital-Journal publishes letters from people who want to share about a random act of kindness. To include your letter, email news@cjonline.com with "kindness" in the subject line, or send by mail to Attention: Acts of Kindness, 616 S.E. Jefferson, Topeka, KS I was riding my bike on August 19 in the morning and became overheated.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Petition drive to press on regarding Heartland Park purchase

Organizer Chris Imming said petition gatherers after holding a meeting Saturday morning feel "pretty well committed to getting through to the end of the process now." Imming used the word "exciting" to describe Saturday's meeting, which he said was attended by about 25 people in the petition drive's office in the former Crown Trophy Store at 835 S.W. Fairlawn Road.

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The Capital-Journal

KTA: Rollover crash on Turnpike leaves two dead

Two people have died after a rollover crash Saturday evening on the Kansas Turnpike on the south side of Topeka. Topeka police, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers and Topeka fire personnel responded about 5:25 p.m. to the report of a rollover accident near the tollgate.

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The Capital-Journal

Topeka Council logs 56 hours of executive sessions in 13 years

In the past 13 years, the Topeka City Council has been behind closed doors one minute to every three spent in executive session by the Shawnee County Commission - almost 56 hours compared with 170 hours at the county. However, the city doesn't have records of executive sessions taken in work sessions from 2001 through 2007 - a violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act.

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The Capital-Journal

Business Watch: Topeka credit union considering merger

Mid American Credit Union, which is based in Wichita and has branches in Lawrence, Larned and Arkansas City, said in a new release that talks about a potential merger were underway with New Century, which has branches in Topeka and Kansas City. New Century has about $21 million in assets and 3,400 members.

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The Capital-Journal

Gravediggers gear up for third Topeka police burial in as many years

Burial services for Topeka Cpl. Jason Harwood began about 3 p.m. Saturday at the Penwell Gabel Cemetery near 6th and Gage.

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The Capital-Journal

At Home: Women build on foundation of previous construction projects

If you're a woman and the thought of building something with other women appeals to you, Women Build 2014 is looking for you. Michelle De La Isla, executive director of Topeka Habitat for Humanity, said the the global Habitat for Humanity organization has a history of doing Women Build projects that builds homes for families.

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The Capital-Journal

Topeka temperatures dip to 38 degrees

Topeka temperatures Saturday morning plummeted into the 30s for the first time since mid-May, but the National Weather Service predicted the city would see highs in the 60s Saturday and in the 70s Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The mercury dipped to 38 degrees at 7 a.m. at the National Weather Office near Philip Billard Municipal Airport, said weather service meteorologist Scott Whitmore.

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The Capital-Journal

Evangelist to speak at dinner

Evangelist Cecil Todd, of Revival Fires Ministries in Branson, Mo., will be the featured speaker at a Full Gospel Business Men's program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th.

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The Capital-Journal

Motorist gets sentence of more than 3 years for hitting pedestrian

A pickup truck driver who was convicted of using his pickup truck to strike another man he had a dispute with was sentenced Friday to three years and five months in prison. Patrick Michael Lightbourn Sr., 37, of Topeka, is to surrender at 5 p.m. Saturday at Shawnee County Jail to begin serving his sentence.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Phil Anderson: Member describes active congregation at Trinity

First of all, I'd like to say a great big thanks to everyone who has written about their congregations during the past few months. We started this series in June with the hope that congregational members would take time to share their thoughts about their houses of worship.

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The Capital-Journal

Former Topeka union leader pleads guilty to embezzlement

A former union leader pleaded guilty this week to embezzling more than $51,000 from union members, including some in Topeka, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday. Timothy Sanchez, 40, of Topeka, was the president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local Union 906.

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The Capital-Journal

Suspect in police slaying faced attempted murder charge

A man charged with capital murder in the slaying of Topeka police Cpl. Jason Harwood faced an attempted murder charge two years ago in Jackson County that was later reduced.

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The Capital-Journal

Procession takes body of Topeka police Cpl. Jason Harwood to Expocentre for visitation, funeral

Topeka police Cpl. Jason Harwood is escorted from Penwell-Gabel's Mid-Town Chapel to the Kansas Expocentre for visitation.

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