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Located along the Kansas River in northeast Kansas, Topeka is the state's capital city and its largest employer is the State of Kansas. Altogether, government workers make up one out of every five employed persons in the city. Topeka means "to dig good potatoes" in the languages of the Kansa (American Indian people of the central Midwestern United States) and the Ioway (Native American Siouan people).

Population: 122647
Local Newspapers: Topeka Capital-Journal
Local Sports Teams: Topeka Roadrunners (NAHL - hockey)
Local Colleges: Washburn University

Zip Codes associated with topeka, kansas: 66603 66604 66605 66606 66607 66608 66609 66610 66611 66612 66614 66615 66616 66617 66618 66619
Towns/Cities near topeka, kansas : Carbondale Silver Lake Hoyt Willard Auburn Meriden Perry Lawrence

Topeka News
PHOTOS: 2017 CASA Awards banquet

Sue Lockett, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award Tuesday evening at the CASA Awards Banquet held at the Topeka Civic Theater.

TPD looking for 29-year-old woman in connection with Tuesday shooting in Topeka

Topeka Police Department officials are asking for the public's assistance in locating Kelsey Gowan in connection to the shooting Tuesday evening in southeast Topeka. Topeka police investigate a shooting Tuesday evening in the 2800 block of S.E. Minnesota.

Shooting reported early Tuesday afternoon at Paradise Plaza in East Topeka

Police tape is strung along the edge of the parking lot at Paradise Plaza in the 2100 block of 11th Terrace. Crews were on scene of a reported shooting Tuesday at Paradise Plaza, near S.E. 11th and Powell.

Reported shooting early Tuesday afternoon in East Topeka

Police tape is strung along the edge of the parking lot at Paradise Plaza in the 2100 block of 11th Terrace. Crews were on scene of a reported shooting Tuesday at Paradise Plaza, near S.E. 11th and Powell.

3 hospitalized after two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning south of Topeka

A crash at the intersection of S.W. Airport Drive and Topeka Boulevard sent three people to the hospital. Three people were hospitalized after they were injured in a two-vehicle crash early Tuesday in south Topeka, authorities said.

Critics question hiring practices, work ethic of Kansas securities commission staff

Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to fold Kansas' securities enforcement agency into the state's insurance department has yet to clear the Legislature, but debate inspired by the recommendation continues to raise highly charged political questions.

Editorial: Protecting and interpreting our history

Topeka's connection to one of the most consequential U.S. Supreme Court cases in American history might be the most powerful educational resource we have. The Brown v.

One hospitalized after 2-vehicle rear-end crash on Oakland Expressway

A GMC SUV is towed away on Monday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash on K-4 highway just northeast of Topeka. One man was hospitalized following a two-vehicle rear-end crash early Monday afternoon on Oakland Expressway just northeast of Topeka.

Sheriff's office investigating racially motivated vandalism near S.W. 18th and Urish

Vandalism involving graffiti of a racial slur was reported over the weekend near S.W. 18th and Urish Road. The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office is investigating vandalism reported over the weekend that included graffiti that used a racial epithet.

Topeka City Council committee not yet ready to address miniature pigs issue

Topekan Christina Wolf fought a city ordinance that banned her from keeping her 110-pound miniature pig, Hamlet, within the city limits. A Topeka City Council committee on Monday considered a proposed ordinance that emerged as a result.

New Topeka Rescue Mission boutique makes - thrifty look excellent'

Renee Johnson is the Director of Retail Services for TRM ministries Boutique on the Boulevard. TRM ministries Boutique on the Boulevard.

Feldkamp's Furniture to close its Topeka location

Feldkamp's Furniture, 3333 S. Kansas Ave., will close its doors after selling its remaining inventory. The company's six other Kansas locations will remain open.

Topeka man to be sentenced to 14 years in prison for 2015 slaying of 14-month-old child

Defendant Michael John Guerrero, 28, pleaded no contest on April 17 to charges of reckless second-degree murder of Leah Kay Ross and aggravated battery. A man who first told police a 14-month-old child was choking on a French fry when he called 911 to summon emergency medical personnel will be sentenced to 14 years in prison on June 15. Defendant Michael John Guerrero , 28, pleaded no contest on April 17 to charges of reckless second-degree murder of the toddler, Leah Kay Ross, and reckless aggravated battery.

Shawnee County considers allowing septic systems for properties where they're currently banned

The Shawnee County Commission plans to issue a written and potentially precedent-setting ruling on whether to let owners of four parcels of land in northwest Shawnee County install septic systems rather than hook up to the existing Half Day Creek Sewer Interceptor line. Commissioners Bob Archer, Kevin Cook and Shelly Buhler heard testimony on the matter Monday, then voted 3-0 to accept the information they'd received and issue a written decision within 30 days.

Topeka weather for Monday, April 24, 2017: Sunny with highs in 70s

Look for sunny skies with highs in the upper-70s on Monday in Topeka, with a chance for showers developing overnight. Then a major cool-down will arrive with more rain on Wednesday, as highs will only make it into the mid-50s.

Jail volunteers give thousands of hours annually supporting programs, inmates

Volunteers with the Shawnee County Department of Corrections were recognized for their contributions which amounted to 6,800 hours of service in 2016. "I used to be a gang banger in Topeka," he said.

Wife seeks to sever joint bankruptcy with husband Kent Lindemuth

The wife of Kent D. Lindemuth wants to split the couple's joint bankruptcy case to avoid losing nearly everything in the event Lindemuth's assets are liquidated due to his alleged unreported purchases of thousands of firearms during the bankruptcy, according to court records. Criminal charges against Topeka businessman Kent Lindemuth have contributed to "marital discord" between he and Vikki Lindemuth, who are in the midst of a divorce in state court, according to a federal court document.

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