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5 Injured as Tornado Strikes Eureka; Emergency Response Underway

A tornado struck the community of Eureka, Ks, in Greenwood County at approximately 7:31 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 26.  It is reported to be a ‘direct hit,’ and search and rescue efforts ...

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DCF Releases Information about The Villages Inspection

On Friday, June 22, a Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) staff member visited The Villages Inc. This inspection was made at the request of Governor Jeff Colyer to ensure the ...

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Wichita douses Fourth of July fireworks with heavy fines

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Wichita is cracking down on a time-honored Fourth of July tradition–the setting off of fireworks. The city has banned fireworks that shoot sparks higher than six feet or fireworks that shoot flaming ...

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Weber seeks ‘common good’ in Capitol

The state capitol is a beehive buzzing with all kinds of special interests.  But the Catholic Church is not one of them, says Gerald C. “Chuck” Weber, Jr., the new executive director ...

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Immigrant children being housed in Topeka facility

Two Kansas lawmakers are asking for more clarity on the legal status of and facilities for unaccompanied children being housed in Kansas after attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Kansas Senate ...

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Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy Available for Limited Time

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)’s Bureau of Health Promotion is encouraging Kansas residents who want to quit using tobacco products to take advantage of the opportunity to ...

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Miss Kansas 2018 is passionate about awareness and help for mental illness

2018 Miss Kansas winner Hannah Klaassen used tap-dancing to calm her nerves, and in her pursuit of a dream to become a role model for others. “Absolutely shocked and overwhelmed, and excited ...

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Ted Nugent Coming to Kansas for Kobach

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has enlisted Ted Nugent’s support for his gubernatorial campaign. Kobach’s campaign has confirmed that the musician will appear at the Lenexa Community Center on June 23 for ...

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Oldest woman in Kansas dies

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She loved to travel on missions trips with her church and enjoyed singing in the choir. Edna Martha Shaffer, the oldest person in Kansas, passed away on Monday in Topeka at the ...

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A Reflection of History: Brown V. Board Mural Unveiled at Kansas Capitol

Sixty-four years ago, the United States Supreme Court handed down the decision to end legal segregation in the public school system as part of the Brown v. Board of Education case. A ...

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Pilots to hold logo reveal at Capital Plaza Hotel

THE VOTES ARE IN! After a total of 1,577 votes with a 58%/42% split, the Topeka Pilots (formerly the RoadRunners) will reveal their new logo at an event Thursday, June 14th, in ...

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Local teachers share in $1 Million National Donation from SONIC during Teacher Appreciation Month

Sonic® Drive-In, a longtime supporter of public school teachers through its Limeades for Learning® initiatives, celebrated Teacher Appreciation Month throughout the month of May with the third-annual #ThanksTeach social media campaign to ...

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Topeka’s hockey team is now the Pilots

Lamar Hunt Jr., the new owner of Topeka’s NAHL hockey team formerly known as the RoadRunners, announced June 5 that the team will now be known as the Pilots. The announcement came ...

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Kris Kobach appears in parade with military gear, upsets city officials

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The City of Shawnee is apparently afraid of military equipment being viewed by kids and touchy adults. After Secretary of State Kris Kobach appeared in the Old Shawnee Days Parade in a ...

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Scarecrows… Tarantulas… RoadRunners… WHAT’S NEXT???

Topeka’s NAHL hockey team, formerly know as the Roadrunners, have scheduled the unveiling of the new team name on Tuesday, June 5th at the Kansas Expocentre. The event will be from 4pm-7pm ...

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