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Thu, 11/23/2017 - 21:04

Report: Kansas rural population sees rapid decline

A new federal report says rural areas across the country are losing population at an unprecedented rate as both people and industries... Read more

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:10

Births for Nov. 23, 2017 in Topeka

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Thu, 11/23/2017 - 17:12

34th annual Toys for Tots Ride set for Sunday

A.B.A.T.E. of Kansas District 4 will hold its 34th annual Toys for Tots Ride from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26.... Read more

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 17:07

Prairie Band Casino & Resort to trade school supplies for Prairie Cash

Prairie Band Casino & Resort will host Prairie Band Cares For Kids from 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, to midnight Monday, Nov. 27.

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Thu, 11/23/2017 - 17:02

Crews respond to report of oven fire Thursday afternoon in west Topeka

Crews were headed to a west Topeka residence Thursday afternoon on a report of a possible oven fire.

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Thu, 11/23/2017 - 18:44

Macy’s parade begins with balloons, bands and security

NEW YORK — The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade stepped off Thursday with soaring balloons and high-stepping bands as police went all-out to... Read more

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:16

Topeka weather for Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017: Look for sunny skies and highs in mid-60s on Thanksgiving Day

A beautiful Thanksgiving Day is on tap for Topeka-area residents Thursday, with sunny skies and an afternoon high in the mid-60s.... Read more

Missouri man who wrongly imprisoned in mental hospitals sues attorney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri man who spent nearly two decades in mental hospitals after entering a disputed plea in the... Read more

More charges filed against woman in Missouri teen’s suicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More charges have been filed against the former manager of a small-town Missouri Dairy Queen accused of bullying... Read more

Wichita priest named bishop for Jefferson City Diocese

WICHITA — A Kansas priest has been named bishop of the Catholic diocese in Jefferson City, Missouri.

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Apartment building on the rise in Johnson County

OVERLAND PARK — Apartment complexes are going up quickly around Johnson County, Kansas, and not everybody in the Kansas City suburb is... Read more

City of Topeka to offer free downtown parking Friday and Saturday

Topeka’s city government will aid holiday shoppers and downtown merchants by offering free parking at its parking garages and metered on-street sites... Read more

Kansas candidates for governor differ on state auditor position

Two Democrats running for Kansas governor say they support the creation of a statewide office to handle complaints about government practices.... Read more

Kansas lawmakers’ panel on school funding to meet Dec. 4

A special Kansas legislative committee on public school funding is having its first meeting next month to start work on a response... Read more

Report: Winter wheat condition mostly good in Kansas

WICHITA — The condition of the emerging winter wheat crop in Kansas is mostly good but rain would be welcomed to help... Read more

Topeka weather for Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017: Cold front to drop temps this afternoon

A chilly day is on tap for the Topeka area on Tuesday as a cold front moves through the area, dropping the... Read more

New York Times reporter suspended in harassment probe

NEW YORK — The New York Times says it has suspended White House reporter Glenn Thrush while it investigates charges that he... Read more

Police calls — update for Nov. 20, 2017

People booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with felonies.

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Manhattan-Ogden schools upgrades could cost $100 million

MANHATTAN — Consultants say it would cost more than $100 million to address crowding in Manhattan-Ogden schools.

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Gen. Joseph Dunford cancels Landon Lecture at Kansas State

MANHATTAN — Kansas State says U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford has canceled a speaking appearance because of a... Read more

FBI: 3 suspects wounded in Kansas City, Kansas after van rammed police vehicles

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Court records show that officers shot and wounded three suspects earlier this month in Kansas City, Kan., after... Read more

Topeka weather for Monday, Nov. 20, 2017: Breezy with highs in 60s

Look for sunny skies and highs in the mid-60s on a breezy Monday in the Topeka area.

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BBB’s Black Friday playbook

Ready or not, here it comes. The traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season begins with the annual Black Friday shoppers’ scrimmage.... Read more

Police calls — update for Nov. 19, 2017

People booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with felonies.

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