Regina Stephenson

ACT Topeka's Cosplay Christmas offers shopping, community experience

Topeka area givers will have the chance to flex their superhero muscle with ACT Topeka Foundation’s Cosplay Christmas on Saturday.

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Atkins diet co-author sentenced to prison, $300K in tax restitution

A federal court sentenced the co-author of an Atkins diet book to federal prison and restitution for tax evasion on Thursday.

Mary C.... Read more

Topeka delaying bond sale in HPT buy as court considers stay

Topeka’s city government announced Thursday it will postpone the sale of sales tax revenue bonds to acquire Heartland Park Topeka and expand... Read more

Kansas Health Foundation grants $25K to Stormont-Vail

A grant from the Kansas Health Foundation will help families who find themselves using Stormont-Vail HealthCare’s expanded pediatric care.

The $25,000 grant the... Read more

Kansas Supreme Court to swear in Stegall in special session

The Kansas Supreme Court will hold a special session Friday to swear in Supreme Court nominee Caleb Stegall.

Stegall will replace Justice Nancy... Read more

Jackson County sheriff IDs Denison trailer fire victim

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the person who was killed last week in a fire at a... Read more

Washburn ROTC cadet ranked top 10 in the nation

A Washburn University student placed on the Order of Merit List as seventh in the nation for ROTC cadets commissioning into the... Read more

Two sentenced to probation, fines for violating Kansas hunting laws

Two men have been sentenced for violating Kansas hunting laws regarding migratory birds.

Ryan Warden, 36, of Haven, and George Morgan, 52, of... Read more

Man sentenced to more than a decade for robberies in Manhattan, Topeka

A Topeka man faces 12 years in prison after being sentenced in federal court on Friday for robberies in Topeka and Manhattan.

Christopher... Read more

National organization recognizes Praeger for work in insurance

Outgoing Kansas Commissioner of Insurance Sandy Praeger garnered recognition this week from a national organization recognizing her for her industry leadership.

The National... Read more

Texas man sentenced to 75 months in prison for meth run through Kansas

A Texas man was sentenced to 75 months in prison by a Kansas federal court Wednesday.

A news release from U.S. Attorney Barry... Read more

Topeka USD 501 school phones working again

Parents trying to reach administration, staff or students in Topeka Unified School District 501 schools weren’t able to use the central phone... Read more

Christmas Bureau taking applications through Nov. 8

Two days remain for community members and families to register for United Way of Greater Topeka’s Christmas Bureau.

The Christmas Bureau allows single... Read more

Junction City police look for information in Saturday homicide

Junction City police are looking for public help after an early Saturday shooting left a man dead.

A news release from the Junction... Read more

Spotted: 5 things to love about community events photos

With the recent rollout of the new Spotted program, we have added more things to love about an already loveable program.

Spotted began... Read more

Court assigns Orel v. Kansas Democratic Party to full court

The Shawnee County District Court has issued its first order in the case of David Orel vs. the Kansas Democratic Party.

Chief Judge... Read more

Police chase ensues when stranded motorist steals deputy's...

A deputy's stop to assist a stranded motorist took a strange turn when the motorist stole a Geary County Sheriff’s Department vehicle... Read more

Federal prosecutor's indictments include 16 former Keebler employees

Sixteen people are charged with fraud on allegations they lied to receive unemployment benefits from their former employer, Keebler Co., in Kansas... Read more

Huff 'n Puff balloon rally taking volunteers for crew

Hot air balloon enthusiasts will soon gather for the 39th annual Huff ‘n Puff Balloon Rally at Lake Shawnee.

The rally, presented every... Read more

Overland Park approves elephant at wedding

Not everyone’s nuptials require city approval, but a couple in Overland Park got the official stamp as the city council approved a... Read more

Leavenworth woman charged in fraud of Kansas City businesses

A Leavenworth woman was indicted Wednesday on counts alleging fraud involving businesses she ran in and around Kansas City.

Brenda Wood, 45, faces... Read more

8th Street closed east of S. Kansas Avenue

The contractor working construction in downtown Topeka is closing eastbound 8th Street from S. Kansas Avenue to S.E. Quincy because of a... Read more

Kansas mental health centers get $1M under Obamacare

Health centers in Pittsburg, Emporia, Olathe and Hutchinson will share an equal split of a $1 million award for mental health services... Read more

Lawrence police release name of possible homicide victim

The Lawrence Police Department has identified Christine Kaplan, 56, of Lawrence as the victim of a homicide in Lawrence.

The Monday news release... Read more

U.S. citizen, undocumented immigrant arrested for peddling stolen IDs

A U.S. citizen and undocumented immigrant teamed up to sell fake identities to undocumented immigrants to help them get jobs in Kansas,... Read more

NTSB report: Cause of deadly plane crash that killed Manhattan men inconclusive

The exact circumstances of an April 2013 plane crash that killed two Kansans may never be known after the National Transportation Safety... Read more

KPR general manager Campbell to retire in September

Longtime audio-reader and public radio leader Janet Campbell will retire Sept. 2.

Campbell, the general manager of Kansas Public Radio since 1998 and... Read more

Osage County woman sentenced to pay $5K for Medicaid fraud

An Osage County woman will repay more than $5,000 to Kansas Medicaid after being convicted on Medicaid fraud charges in May.

District Judge... Read more

Two Ogden men arrested for attempted murder in break-in

Two men have been arrested in connection with attempted murder charges stemming from a break-in at an Ogden home Sunday evening.

Johnny Cossey,... Read more

Missouri man sentenced for lightning rod insurance scam

A Missouri native was ordered to two years of probation after pleading guilty to a lightning rod scam against Kansas seniors.

District Magistrate... Read more

Topekan accepts vice chair position with Libertarian Party of Kansas

A retired Topeka business owner has become the vice chairwoman of the Libertarian Party of Kansas.

Sharon DuBois accepted the position July 13,... Read more

Junction City man sentenced to 5 years in child porn sting

A Junction City man was sentenced to more than five years in prison Monday in a child pornography case.

A news release from... Read more

Fire at house near VA causes $13K in damages

A fire in southwest Topeka caused $13,000 in damages Sunday evening.

Shortly after 8 p.m., the Topeka Fire Department received a call about... Read more

DOV to post late nights for teens getting first driver's license

Monday evenings will bring late nights at the Topeka drivers licensing office through part of July.

A news release Tuesday from the Kansas... Read more

Brownback names high school principal to education commission

Gov. Sam Brownback announced a Hoisington principal as his third appointment to the state’s new commission on K-12 school efficiency and student... Read more

All Star Asphalt pavers banned from doing business in Kansas

One paving business has been permanently banned from operating in Kansas after violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.

A news release from Attorney... Read more

Deadlines approaching for August primary voters

Those hoping to vote in the August primary election will be bumping up against deadline soon.

Affiliated voters have until Monday to change... Read more

Traffic report: Northbound US-75 reopens both lanes

Northbound traffic on US-75 highway should be able to drive from the US-56 highway junction in Osage County to S.W. Topeka Boulevard... Read more

FBI finds 2 teens, arrests 7 pimps involved in prostitution

The Federal Bureau of Investigation Kansas City Division located two teens who were victims of prostitution, and arrested seven pimps in the... Read more

Seaman teacher honored as state finalist for STEM award

A Topeka teacher was honored for his work in science when he was named as a state finalist for the Presidential Award... Read more

Wichita man gets 10 years in prison for selling meth to undercover officer

A Wichita man was sentenced Thursday in a federal court to 121 months in prison for selling methamphetamine.

A news release from U.S.... Read more

Topeka man pleads to aiding, abetting in liquor store robbery

A Topeka man pleaded guilty Monday to helping another man in a liquor store robbery.

According to a news release from U.S. Attorney... Read more

Men plead guilty to using Kansas businesses to evade taxes

One man pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal tax evasion.

A news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office said Kent Price, 57, of... Read more

Kansas gun distributor charged in bribery, extortion with Glock employees

The owner of a Kansas gun store and two employees of the Glock gun manufacturer have been charged with bribery and extortion... Read more

Community Action inspecting child safety seats June 14

Community Action Inc. is conducting child safety seat inspections to let drivers know whether children’s safety seats are up to standard.

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KSBOE to conduct public hearings for new commissioner

As the search begins for a new Kansas Education Commissioner, the Kansas State Board of Education is opening the floor to public... Read more

Two sentenced in string of Topeka robberies

Two men were sentenced Tuesday for robberies in Topeka.

A Wednesday news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office said Quartez Norwood, 32,... Read more

Wichita truck driver sentenced in child porn case

A Wichita truck driver was sentenced to 150 months in prison on Thursday for transporting child pornography.

A news release from U.S. Attorney... Read more

BBB: Company scamming people trying to sell timeshares

A company offering to sell timeshares is at the heart of a recent Better Business Bureau warning.

On Thursday, the BBB sent a... Read more

Sheltered Living recognizes community leaders at award event

Local movers and shakers had their moment in the spotlight Wednesday with the Sheltered Living Annual Awards.

Sheltered Living took a moment Wednesday... Read more

Kansas delegates respond to President Barack Obama's remarks on the VA

Wednesday morning President Barack Obama met with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki before speaking in front of the U.S. House of Representatives about... Read more

Project will reduce I-70 to two lanes in downtown Topeka

A repair project to Interstate 70 in the downtown Topeka area may slow traffic as maintenance crews repair bridge and viaduct work.

The... Read more

CarFit event Wednesday morning seeks to better fit seniors' cars

Older drivers can check how well their cars “fit” their needs Wednesday morning at Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center, 1136 S.W.... Read more

'Operation Broken Bone' snags 30 in drug sting

Six out of 30 defendants were sentenced in a federal drug investigation in the Kansas City metropolitan area on May 16.

A news... Read more

AFT president, Kansas labor leaders plan Brown v. Board education rally

The president of the American Federation of Teachers will join civil rights leaders and descendants of plaintiffs to recognize the 60th anniversary... Read more

Wichita police arrest two after cop trades place of drug dealer

A Wichita police officer turned the tables when he posed as a delivery driver at a drug deal.

Wichita police stopped a man... Read more

Brown v. Board decision to play out again on Twitter

Racial integration in public schools will get its day in court — again — with a tweeted re-enactment of the Brown v.... Read more

KTA, KDOT partner Kansas ABATE to aid Run for the Wall motorcyclists

The Kansas Turnpike Authority and Kansas Department of Transportation will be supporting the Run for the Wall on Monday as hundreds of... Read more to host live stream of first lady's speech at Kansas Expocentre will host a stream from the Kansas Expocentre’s live video of the first lady’s visit.

Kansas Expocentre SMG will stream the first... Read more

Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake brings in $60K

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake brought in more than $60,000 this year.

The annual fundraiser included bowling at West Ridge... Read more

Topeka man sentenced to 5 years on firearms charge

A Topeka man was sentenced Monday to five years in prison on a federal firearms charge.

A news release from U.S. Attorney Barry... Read more

4 Topekans charged in federal gun crimes

Four Topeka men were indicted on federal gun charges Wednesday.

A news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Courtney Douglas Grayson, Lamont... Read more

Portions of S.W. 17th, S.E. Quincy closed for construction projects

Construction and road improvements will close some lanes of traffic in Topeka this week.

News releases from the city Wednesday morning noted S.E.... Read more

Virginia, Washington join states to recognize Kansas concealed carry permits

Kansas concealed-carry licenses are now recognized in Virginia and Washington.

Virginia and Washington’s recent agreements bring the number of states where Kansas licenses... Read more

Kansas Supreme Court judge confirmed to 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

A Kansas Supreme Court justice has been confirmed to an appointment on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Judge Nancy Moritz was... Read more

Hoyt firefighters injured in tire explosion

Two Hoyt firefighters were injured at the fire station Thursday after a firetruck tire exploded.

First responders received a call around 10:07 a.m.... Read more

Drug take-back brings in 11,687 pounds of unused medications

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency was busy after a drug take-back event across Kansas on Saturday.

Law enforcement officers at 117 locations across... Read more

TDC Learning Centers to begin summer camps in June

TDC Learning Centers will begin summer camps in June, offering four themed camps for children ages 3 to 5.

TDC’s summer camps are... Read more

KU astronaut alumnus to speak at engineering celebration

The University of Kansas School of Engineering on Friday will host a former NASA astronaut, KU alumnus Joe Engle, as a special... Read more

Kansas City man to spend 2 years in prison for failing to register as sex offender

A Kansas City, Kan., man has been sentenced to two years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender.

A news... Read more

Sherman County car chase ends in officer-involved shooting

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into an incident in Sherman County after a Wednesday night police chase ended in an... Read more

3 Kansas farmers get grants for sustainable farming research

Three Kansas farmers have been awarded grants for sustainable solutions projects.

A news release Thursday from the Kansas Farmers Union said the North... Read more

C-J reporter, meningitis survivor signing books for Meningitis Awareness Day

As part of Meningitis Awareness Day, the Shawnee County Health Agency has partnered with local reporter and meningitis survivor Andy Marso for... Read more

Topeka Metro to celebrate 'No Pay Earth Day' on April 22

The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority will celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday with “No Pay Earth Day.”

A news release from TMTA on Thursday... Read more

Topeka police to step up enforcement of texting while driving ban

Beginning Friday, those who text and drive will get extra attention on the road this month as the Topeka Police Department takes... Read more

Fager to be honored at Washburn University commencement

A Topeka woman will receive an honorary doctorate at Washburn University’s spring commencement ceremony.

A news release Wednesday from Washburn said Beth Fontron... Read more

Ogden man arrested after hit-and-run puts two motorcyclists in hospitals

A hit and run Tuesday in Ogden put two men in the hospital and one under arrest.

Around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, a 2004... Read more

HHHS offering discounted tagging, vaccines for Tag Day

Pet owners around Topeka will have the opportunity for inexpensive care for their pets Saturday at the Helping Hands Humane Society.

HHHS’ Tag... Read more

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