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Judge Gives Hillmer Over 10 Years In Prison
Sentencing for Hunter Hillmer, 20, continued for more than 3 1/2 hours Friday Shawnee County Court Judge Nancy Parrish ruled that Hillmer must serve 10 years and 3 months in the Department Of Corrections.
Library may snuff out all tobacco use on grounds
If trustees of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library pass a tougher smoking policy, it will all but snuff out tobacco use on library property.
Letter: Fight crime, support early learning programs
As a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, I know one of the best ways to lower crime in the future is to provide high quality, pre-kindergarten early learning opportunities to kids today.
Thu May 16, 2013
Commission hears half-cent sales tax extension projects
Expocentre general manager H.R. Cook points to a master plan rendering of improvements suggested for the 26-year-old facility.
Wed May 15, 2013
Kids Ride Metro Free This Summer
Topeka Metro is partnering with the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, the Kansas Children's Discovery Center, Brown vs.
Mr. Stirfry corrects food safety problems
Lu Min, co-owner of Mr. Stirfry, 1700 S.W. Wanamaker, on Tuesday points to new labeling the restaurant has added in light of several repeat violations noted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
Tue May 14, 2013
Winds fuel flames as blaze ravages Shawnee Co. home
Soldier Township and Topeka fire crews work Tuesday afternoon to control a blaze at a home at 808 N.E. 43rd St.
Half-cent sales tax extension to come before Shawnee County Commission
Commissioners Shelly Buhler, Kevin Cook and Bob Archer on Thursday are set to discuss an extension of the tax, including projects already identified for the money.
Flames ravage home north of Topeka
Fire crews at 3 p.m. were attempting to douse flames from a large blaze that ripped through a Shawnee County home Tuesday afternoon north of Topeka.
Murder trial for 8-year-old's death delayed until April 2014
The jury trial of Billy Frank Davis Jr., which was set to start Oct. 7, was postponed Tuesday until March 2014 to allow the defense more time to prepare.
One injured in accident on eastbound I-70
The accident was reported around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday just east of S.W. Wanamaker on eastbound I-70. A Shawnee County dispatcher said one person was injured and police were directing traffic out of the right-hand lane.
Mon May 13, 2013
County Commissioners Approve Contract For Helping Hands
County Commissioners approved a $129,110 contract with Helping Hands Humane Society to take in all stray animals that are delivered to the shelter by Shawnee County residents and animal control officers.
Monday Markets Begin At Library
The Monday Market at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library started Monday, May 13.
Sun May 12, 2013
Local delegation largely against sales tax extension
As the legislative session grinds toward Day 80 on Monday, the gulf between the House and Senate on extending a 0.6 of a percent sales tax set to expire July 1 remains the obstacle to adjournment.
Sat May 11, 2013
A High Number Of Cases Of Chicken Pox Reported in Shawnee County
The virus is a highly contagious, and is spread through droplets in the air, typically when someone coughs or sneezes.
Woman arrested after attempting to use Molotov cocktail
An apparent dispute escalated to the point that one woman attempted to use a Molotov cocktail on another woman's doorstep but was unable to ignite it, authorities said Saturday.
Police: Man, 26, jailed after injuring, robbing victim
A 26-year-old Topeka man was arrested late Friday after two people injured and robbed a man at an apartment complex in the 1300 block of S.W. Tyler, authorities said Saturday.
Blues added to summer Topeka park concerts
Cassie Taylor, the bass-playing, blues-singing daugher of blusman Otis Taylor, and her band will kick off the Topeka Blues Society's Summertime Blues series with a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Gage Park Amphitheater.
Zoning matter comes back before city council
A previously rejected proposal to change zoning for property near S.W. 37th and Burlingame Road is among matters local governing bodies will take up this coming week.
Fri May 10, 2013
Editorial: Police cameras a wise investment
According to the officers who use them, and their supervisors, the cameras offer a very effective means of protecting everyone involved at a crime scene or dispute - police officers, criminals and victims.