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GO Topeka names women of influence: Shelly Buhler, Cathy Harris, Sharon Sullivan, Cheryl Creviston, Linda Kehres, Pamela Johnson-Betts

Six community leaders will be recognized as women of influence through a GO Topeka program at a September banquet.

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Microburst near Emporia topples semi on I-35

A microburst Thursday morning lifted a semitrailer off Interstate 35 near Emporia, slid the truck into a fence and left it on... Read more

Jenkins touts House bill that could offer aid for Willard Bridge

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins says legislation approved Thursday by the House possibly would provide aid for replacement of the Willard Bridge and... Read more

Blood donors get Chiefs shirts, chance to win tickets

The Kansas City Chiefs are giving people a chance to swap blood for a T-shirt and a chance to win tickets.

People donating... Read more

Scroggins to talk about Black Lives Matter movement in Saturday N...

Topeka activist Sonny Scroggins will talk about the Black Lives Matter movement at the latest N-Word session planned for Saturday at the... Read more

Scroggins to protest Brenda Sewell's 2014 death after marijuana arrest in Sherman County

Topeka activist Sonny Scroggins is planning a demonstration on behalf of a woman who died last year in a Sherman County jail... Read more

Scroggins plans demonstration near jail

Sonny Scroggins hopes to resurrect a past initiative of his to shed light on inmate deaths with a demonstration planned for Sunday... Read more

Topeka police: Two men found in residence died from self-inflicted stabbing

A coroner has determined two men died Friday from self-inflicted stab wounds in a Topeka residence.

Topeka police announced the suicides in a... Read more

Man ordered to restore Jackson County properties affected by water pollution

A Nebraska man’s dirty work in Jackson County will cost him $20,000 in addition to restoring properties affected by the debris he... Read more

Lawrence police officer William Burke arrested in kidnapping, domestic violence

A Lawrence police officer has been suspended following an arrest in connection with kidnapping and other crimes related to domestic violence.

The Lawrence... Read more

CJOnline training session set for Tuesday at library

As a print subscriber, you get free access to all our digital products.

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Scroggins plans midnight demonstration at police station

Community activist Sonny Scroggins plans to welcome the new year with a midnight demonstration at the Topeka law enforcement center, 320 S.... Read more

Scroggins plans anti-violence vigil for Saturday at Capitol

Sonny Scroggins is calling for a show of support in standing up to “violence and hate.”

Scroggins will lead a gathering at 1... Read more

CJOnline, Newell Post among finalists for national Eppy awards

CJOnline and Topeka Capital-Journal reporter Jesse Newell are both finalists for national Editor and Publisher awards.

Competing nationally among websites that have fewer... Read more

Scroggins plans birthday party for late Grant Cushinberry in park Friday night

Community activist Sonny Scroggins is offering cake, prayer and music Friday in celebration of Grant Cushinberry’s birthday.

The public is invited to attend... Read more

CJOnline is free this week; this primer will tell you how to sign in or sign up next week

We are offering free access to CJOnline this week to give you a glimpse at what you may be missing.

If you already... Read more

CJOnline databases include sex offenders, food inspections, homicides, campaign finance

We offer dozens of searchable databases to help inform our online readers. Following is a look at some of the most popular... Read more

CJOnline is free this week; this primer will tell you how to sign in or sign up next week

We are offering free access to CJOnline this week to give you a glimpse at what you may be missing.

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Sheriff's office gathers 115 pounds of prescription drugs on take-back day

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office says it collected 115 pounds of prescription drugs during National Drug Take-Back Day this weekend.

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Scroggins plans protest of latest Islamic State beheading

Community activist Sonny Scroggins has planned a Friday morning protest of the latest beheading by Islamic State militants.

The public is invited to... Read more

Through Jesus and Internet, Scroggins looks to 'make the world a better place'

Sonny Scroggins says every ethnicity in the world has had an opportunity to be in charge, and all have failed.

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Scroggins, Strahler to lead Saturday vigil at Statehouse in protest of Islamic militants

Community activist Sonny Scroggins and CJOnline blogger Keri Strahler are planning a candlelight vigil for Saturday night to protest the Islamic State... Read more

K-State study: Gender affects driving habits, crashes for young drivers

Researchers at Kansas State University said young female drivers are more likely to strike a pedestrian, while their male counterparts are more... Read more

Topeka police plan Saturday night checklane

The Topeka Police Department plans to stop drivers to check for sobriety and traffic laws late Saturday as part of a statewide... Read more

Officer released from hospital following head-on motorcycle crash

A Topeka police officer involved in a head-on crash on his motorcycle Saturday night has been released from the hospital with minor... Read more

Appeals court orders man to pay full bill to Stormont-Vail for bar fight injuries

The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday ordered a Topeka man to pay a full hospital bill he incurred when a possibly... Read more

Topeka Metro announces detours for three downtown bus lines

Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority has announced detours for three lines while an intersection is closed downtown.

The detours are in effect until S.... Read more

Woman gets 13 years for working with drug dealers who killed man, dumped him in fridge

A federal judge has sentenced a Greeley woman to more than 13 years in prison for her collaboration with drug dealers who... Read more

Volunteers to turn weight room into reading room for Boys and Girls Clubs of Topeka

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Topeka will transform a weight room into a reading room Friday with help from volunteers and... Read more

Scroggins to hold Friday night candlelight vigil for Peltier

Activist Sonny Scroggins is inviting the public to join him in a candlelight prayer vigil this week in support of a man... Read more

Sierra Club: State fails to protect residents from stench of big hog operations

The Sierra Club is accusing a state agency of violating the intent of a state law governing odor from large hog operations,... Read more

Scroggins plans vigil for imprisoned Indian Peltier

Topeka activist Sonny Scroggins will hold a candlelight vigil Saturday in support of Leonard Peltier, who is serving life sentences after being... Read more

Local NOW leader: Stand up to 'rich, white men,' support Equal Rghts Amendment

The president of the local chapter of the National Organization for Women took aim Saturday evening at “rich, white men” following a... Read more

Scroggins plans N-word summit for Saturday at library

Sonny Scroggins at his monthly N-word summit plans to expound on the distinction between the words “slave” and “enslave.”

The discussion is scheduled... Read more

Scroggins plans Friday protest of KPERS investments

Activist Sonny Scroggins is planning to protest investments made with Kansas Public Employees Retirement System money in advance of a board of... Read more

Four-person passes offer discounts for Gage Park attractions

New pass cards offering a discount to Gage Park attractions will be available for $49 starting Monday.

The passes are good for four people... Read more

Shawnee County's solid waste, parks departments claim national awards

Two Shawnee County agencies and a gardening group are among those honored with national Keep America Beautiful awards for 2013.

The county’s solid... Read more

WWJD? Pastor to speak on fear, stand-your-ground laws in vigil at Statehouse

A former Topeka jail chaplain will speak out against stand-your-ground laws at a vigil Wednesday at the Capitol.

Andrew McHenry plans to deliver... Read more

'Jaded' dentist drills into effects of snacking, sipping on kids' teeth, plans celebration

A longtime Topeka dentist wants to protect children from the dangers of unhealthy snacking and teach them to make good choices.

David Gillham... Read more

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