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Topeka woman injured on Kansas Turnpike

A Topeka woman was injured late Thursday night just east of Topeka on the Kansas Turnpike, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Diana Morales, 25, was traveling in the center westbound lane of I-70 just before midnight near Shawnee Height Road when the Toyota Corolla she was driving hit the side

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-03-23 15:32:48

Topeka Toys 'R' Us liquidation begins today

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - "Everything must go" That's what the sign hanging inside the Topeka Toys 'R' Us reads. The toy chain is promising up to 30% off everything inside the store. The bankrupt corporation's liquidation sales began on Friday and shoppers were ready. Like kids waiting to tell Santa wha

WIBW - 2018-03-23 17:44:00

Perry woman taken to hospital after crash in Jefferson Co.

JEFFERSON CO., Kan. (WIBW) -- A Perry woman was taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle crash in Jefferson Co. just after 4:30 Thursday afternoon. The driver, 36-year-old Sarah Foulk, of Perry, was headed north on Linn Rd., near 23rd St. in her 2018 Chevrolet Sonic, according to the Kansas Hig

WIBW - 2018-03-23 18:19:00

Topeka man uses second chance at life to save as many lives as possible

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - A bad decision 12 years ago changed a Topeka man's life forever, but now he's using his tragedy to change lives. In September 2006, Joe White was a normal, rowdy 18-year-old. He was in his senior year at Washburn Rural High School, when he and a few buddies decided to skip the

KSNT - 2018-03-23 03:32:28

Roofing company celebrates new Topeka location with ribbon cutting

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - One of the state's largest residential roofing companies cut the ribbon on their new Topeka location Friday. The Topeka Area Builders Association helped celebrate the new Eaton Roofing & Exteriors. It will serve as the company's Northeast Kansas headquarters. The custom built,

WIBW - 2018-03-23 23:24:00

Judge blocks Topeka tobacco sales ordinance

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Shawnee Co. judge issued an order Thursday, preventing the city of Topeka from enforcing an ordinance on the sale of tobacco products. The council approved the ordinance last December. It raised the legal age to buy tobacco products - including cigarettes, chew and e-cigarett

WIBW - 2018-03-23 02:48:00

Judge bars Topeka from enforcing 21-to-smoke ordinance

Topeka cannot enforce a new ordinance that banned the sale of tobacco products to anyone younger than 21 after a judge ruled the ordinance violates the Kansas Constitution. Shawnee County District Judge Franklin Theis issued a permanent injunction Thursday barring Topeka's city government from enfor

KNSSRADIO.COM - 2018-03-23 21:56:49

Topeka "March for Our Lives" event to feature diverse line-up of speakers

Inspired by the survivors of the mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month, Samantha Inscore believes she can be a "catalyst for change in Kansas." "The shootings in Parkland made me realize that my future as a teacher would involve me wondering if I would have to take

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-03-23 15:08:25

Longtime downtown restaurant expands by opening a food truck

A Mad Greek on wheels may sound like a dangerous thing at first, but likely the only danger will be to your waistline. The longtime downtown Lawrence restaurant The Mad Greek has expanded by opening a food truck. "We have wanted to expand for awhile now," said Deb Tagtalianidis, who owns the restau

LJWORLD - 2018-03-22 17:17:34

Topeka Toys 'R' Us liquidation expected in next few days

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka Toys 'R' Us is expected to start slashing prices soon as it prepares to close its doors for good. Multiple employees confirmed to 13 NEWS the store would begin its liquidation sale sometime in the next few days. The company has not said when the location's final day


Police investigating shots fired at Hillcrest Park

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Police are investigating after a report of shots fired at Hillcrest Park. The report came in just after 6 p.m. Wednesday. A witness told KSNT News she did not hear anyone arguing before the shots rang out. Topeka Police recovered two different types of shell casings. At this ti


SILVER ALERT: 73-year-old Topeka veteran is missing

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Silver Alert has been issued for a 73-year-old veteran who has not been seen in more than two weeks. The Topeka Police Dept. is asking for help finding Edward Rapoza, Jr. A Vietnam veteran, Rapoza reportedly suffers from PTSD, schizophrenia, high blood pressure and hears voic


Topeka business leaders voice support for self-serve beer taps during House committee meeting

Business leaders from Topeka spoke Thursday before the Kansas House committee on federal and state affairs in support of a measure permitting self-serve beer taps. The machines allow patrons to try small samples of different types of beer. Rep. Louis Ruiz, a Kansas City Democrat, said it was an "int

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-03-22 18:45:37

Crews battle house fire in SW Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka Fire crews were on the scene of a house fire Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters responded around 1 p.m. to the 1800 block of SW 24th, near SW Jewell. They were able to get the fire under control quickly. So far, there are no reports of injuries. Firefighters remain on the


Car in ditch found abandoned early Wednesday in southwest Topeka

Police were investigating a vehicle that was found in a ditch early Wednesday in southwest Topeka. Officers and first-responders were called around 6:25 a.m. to the 2700 block of S.W. Randolph, where the car was found. First-arriving officers reported no one was in the vehicle. Police were investiga


Topeka church building may be 'unfit for human occupancy'

Curtis and Melanie Odum say they were taken by surprise last month when they got a notice from Topeka's city government alleging the property at 1616 N.E. Seward Ave. - where their church congregation meets - is considered unfit for human occupancy. The notice said the city found eight violations of


1 taken to hospital after multi-vehicle, injury crash at S.W. 29th and Boswell

One person was taken to a local hospital early Wednesday afternoon after a multi-vehicle accident in southwest Topeka. The crash was reported at 12:01 p.m. at S.W. 29th and Boswell. At least three vehicles were involved in the crash. The vehicles were going west on S.W. 29th when there appeared to b


How the Westar & Great Plains Energy merger will impact jobs, utilities

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - How joining forces could cut cost, and impact what you pay for electricity - was the focus on the third day of a hearing on Westar and Great Plains Energy's proposed merger. The Kansas Corporation Commission rejected the companies' first attempt last May at the $12.2 billion de

WIBW - 2018-03-22 00:46:00

Crews battle house fire in west Topeka

Crews were on the scene of a fully involved house fire early Wednesday afternoon in west Topeka. The fire was reported around 12:45 p.m. in the 1800 block of S.W. 24th. Check cjonline.com for more information as it becomes available. Crews were on the scene of a fully involved house fire early Wedne


Westar Energy merger hearings end Thursday; KCC decision will be made by June 5

The third day of hearings considering whether Westar Energy and Great Plains Energy should be allowed to pursue a merger-of-equals wrapped up early Wednesday, and Thursday's hearing is expected to end quickly. The hearings in front of the Kansas Corporation Commission began Monday and have been cons

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-03-22 00:49:26