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6 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Judge orders trial for former parks and rec employees' suit against city

A lawsuit 10 former parks and recreation employees are pursuing against the city of Topeka will proceed toward trial after a judge last week denied motions for summary judgment both sides filed attempting to have the case decided in their favor without a trial.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Capital-Journal

American Red Cross: Take precautions during heat waves

With triple-digit high temperatures in the forecast for Friday, agencies across Shawnee County are reminding residents to stay cool when they can.

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Related Topix: Weather, Topeka, KS

The Capital-Journal

Out & About hot tickets, July 25-31

Minneapolis-based aa cappella singers Six Appeal will headline a concert at 7 p.m. Friday in Landon Arena at the Kansas Expocentre as the featured entertainers of this year's Shawnee County Fair.

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The Capital-Journal

Man accused of taking daughter faces week in jail on unrelated charges

Bond has been denied through next week of a man who allegedly took his daughter and led police through a citywide search Saturday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Topeka, KS

The Capital-Journal

Shawnee County denies treasurer's request for budget infusion

The Shawnee County Commission on Thursday took no action on a proposed allocation of more than $69,000 to supplement the Treasurer's Office budget.

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The Capital-Journal

Teen gets 3 years in death of passenger, injuries to three others in high-speed wreck

At the beginning of sentencing Thursday of 17-year-old Adam David Erickson, it appeared he would be placed on three years of probation in the traffic death of a 14-year-old passenger and the injuries to three other teen passengers.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Berryton, KS, Topeka, KS

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Race track suffered when economy crashed

Competitors in the Tough Mudder challenge at Heartland Park make their way over a pit of water via monkey bars.

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Related Topix: 9, Topeka, KS

The Capital-Journal

Shawnee County Fair to have Six Appeal

Six Appeal, Minneapolis-based vocalists who harmonize comedy with pitch-perfect a cappella singing, will headline the entertainment at this year's Shawnee County Fair, which gets started Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Kansas Expocentre.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award

The Capital-Journal

C-J staffer wins watchdog reporting award

Topeka Capital-Journal reporter Aly Van Dyke has received the top prize in the Watchdog Reporting category of the Ninth Annual Morris Journalism Excellence Awards for her ongoing coverage of government transparency and overtime abuses.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS

The Capital-Journal

Qualls sentencing in bar shooting death postponed after defense attorney withdraws

On Wednesday when James Arthur Qualls III was to be resentenced in the 2008 slaying of Joseph "Joe Bob" Beier during a bar fight, Qualls' attorney sought to withdraw as the attorney representing Qualls.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

SanLuisObispo.com

Democrat raised $127K for US Senate bid in Kansas

A report filed by Taylor's campaign with federal regulators shows about $42,000 of Taylor's cash contributions came from April through June.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Capital-Journal

City council approves resolution expressing support for sales tax extension vote

A divided Topeka City Council voted Tuesday evening to express support for scheduling a Nov. 4 public vote on whether to extend a countywide, half-cent sales tax.

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The Capital-Journal

Shawnee County to consider adding nearly $70K to Treasurer's 2014 budget

The Shawnee County Commission on Thursday will consider adding almost $70,000 to this year's budget of the Treasurer's Office.

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Planning

commission votes to show support for allowing community gardens

Four people went to the lectern at Monday evening's Topeka Planning Commission meeting to share a taste for changing city zoning rules to allow community gardens.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Questions remain after Berberich couple's deaths

Zona, 67, and John, 69, were on their way to a hospice care center July 16 when the A and A Medical Transit van they were in was struck by a Ford Focus at S.W. 21st and Auburn Road.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS

The Capital-Journal

Heartland Park: County schedules public hearing

That's how much opposition from among the three Shawnee County commissioners would be enough to kill the Topeka city government's proposal to expand the Heartland Park Redevelopment District, says county counselor Rich Eckert.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS, Buhler, KS

The Capital-Journal

Four suspects taken to LEC in connection with Monday home invasion

Four people were taken down to the Topeka/Shawnee County Law Enforcement Center Monday in connection with a home invasion in downtown Topeka.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS

The Capital-Journal

Shawnee County to get paid for sharing treasurer's queuing system

Shawnee County will be paid to provide the "Awesome Q" computerized queuing system its treasurer's office uses to the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan.

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Related Topix: Wyandotte County, KS, Kansas City, KS

The Capital-Journal

Local 4-H members compete in weekend show

Rachel Brown and J ride in the warm-up arena on Sunday. The pair is heading to the Kansas State Fair in September.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Kansas Press Association: Some newspapers seeking affidavits in criminal cases

A few newspapers have sought access to affidavits in criminal cases since a new statute making them open to the public became law July 1, the head of the Kansas Press Association said late this past week.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Kansas

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