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Famous Goodyear blimp makes a stop in Topeka
"We do practice, a lot, with emergency procedures," said Jay Purdue, the Senior Pilot. "Things that can go wrong if things should ever go wrong but their practiced ad naeseum so there's no chance of ever really encountering something."
Topeka man arrested after disturbance inside LEC lobby
The Topeka Police Department says Anthony Ruiz-Hernandez, 21, was taken into custody without incident around 7:15 a.m.
Fight breaks out at Topeka VA waiting room over national news
Eastern Kansas VA spokesman Joe Burks confirmed he sent the note, he said an altercation broke out Friday between veterans in a waiting area, over the national news.
Armed homeless man in Topeka Police Department lobby arrested for aggravated assault
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Following a disturbance in the Topeka Law Enforcement Center on Friday morning, a homeless man was arrested for aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and criminal possession of a firearm.
TPD: Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck by vehicle
Authorities say the pedestrian, whose name was not released, was in critical condition at the time.
Woman convicted in grisly triple murder in Topeka in 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 32-year-old Topeka woman has been convicted of participating in the grisly deaths of two men and a woman in Topeka.Kora Liles was found guilty Wednesday of 11 counts, including three counts of first-degree murder.
CaRE graduation brings new opportunities to Topekans
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -The Topeka Rescue Mission partnered with Topeka Public Schools on a program helping adults develop new life skills, aimed at giving them better chances at finding a job.Friday was graduation day for Paula Potts and other students in the Topeka Rescue Mission's Career Readiness E
Topeka group home holding migrant children
The Villages, located near 10th and Urish, is housing the children amidst confusion over their future.
Beer festival highlights Topeka's craft beer thirst
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Tap That, a craft beer festival in Downtown Topeka will be held Saturday.
Charges upgraded for Topeka man accused in SE Lafayette homicide
TOPEKA (WIBW)--A Topeka man now faces murder charges, for a shooting that claimed the life of one victim, several days later.
Man charged for shooting death of Topeka man
An amended complaint against Daniel Munoz was filed following the death of Ramon Martinez, 25 of Topeka, according to Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay.
Topeka police and Valeo team up to address local mental health needs
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Today, one in five adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year. As more and more people are in crisis, Topeka police are working to give the best help possible, while enforcing the law. Suicides, bipolar disorders, and depression, this special police force has
Residents cleaning tree limbs and broken fences after Wednesday night storm
"Everybody in this neighborhood and all across town was outside, walking around, checking on everybody, checking to make sure everybody's accounted for and nothing was too damaged," she said. "It was that nice, hometown feel."
Jurors deliberating involuntary manslaughter case of man who accidentally shot friend at party
Contributed and Journal-World File Photos.Enlarge photo.At left is Lei-Ala A. Turner, who was fatally shot shortly after 11 p.m. on Dec. 27 at 2310 W. 26th St., the August Place Apartments in south Lawrence, shown at right.
How the Topeka Police Citizens Council works
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -The new Topeka Police Citizens Council held an introductory meeting Thursday afternoon.The meeting was set up in order to familiarize the public with the council.The council consists of people from all ages and backgrounds, living in places all over Topeka.Members of the public
Algae warning lifted for Central Park Pond
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) —As we head into what promises to be a very pleasant weekend, Topeka's Central Park Pond sheds a health warning that lasted for most of the month.
Topeka nonprofit caring for children separated at border
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) --A Topeka nonprofit is caring for unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who were separated from their parents at the border.The Villages, Inc has had a contract with the Office of Refugee Resettlement since February 2017 to hold up to 50 UAC.The Villages' President Joseph Wittrock
North Topeka fire put out quickly but scatters cats
Fire crews were called to the home, near NE Monroe and Fairchild, shortly after 4 p.m. and managed to get the flames under quickly.
Dem lawmakers upset over 2-week wait to see local UAC facility
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) --Lawmakers addressed the public with concerns about The Villages, Inc. housing unaccompanied alien children (UAC) separated from their parents at the border on Friday."I want to make it very clear, very clear. This is not an attack on the facility or its services,” Rep. John Alc
Topeka Blues Society celebrates a decade in style
Topeka, Kan. (WIBW) --As the Topeka Blues Society celebrates 10 years of promoting blues music in the community, Secretary Treasurer Karen Osborn said they are still a bit of a secret."I think it's important that we are supporting musicians and we are making sure that we are telling what roots music