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3 hrs ago | WIBW-TV Topeka
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.
3 hrs ago | WIBW-TV Topeka
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.
6 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal
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."
9 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal
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.
10 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal
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.
14 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Burial services for Topeka Cpl. Jason Harwood began about 3 p.m. Saturday at the Penwell Gabel Cemetery near 6th and Gage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:55 pm
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