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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
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.

Topeka Symphony Orchestra to present final piece for its 71st season on April 29

Kyle Wiley Pickett is the music director and conductor of the Topeka Symphony Orchestra and will be conducting the TSO concert on April 29. Kevin Kellim is the director of the Washburn University Choir and the Topeka Festival Singers, which will be accompanying the Topeka Symphony Orchestra at their final concert of the season on April 29. Kelly Birch, mezzo-soprano, is one of the soloists for the Mahler 2nd symphony concert to be performed by the Topeka Symphony Orchestra on April 29. Sarah Tannehill Anderson, soprano is one of the soloists for the Mahler 2nd symphony concert to be performed by the Topeka Symphony Orchestra on April 29. The symphony will perform Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No.

One man killed early Sunday in central Topeka shooting

Police were investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another man wounded early Sunday outside an apartment building at 1515 S.W. 15th in central Topeka. Matthew R. Lowry, 29, of Topeka, was identified as the victim of a fatal shooting reported at 1:39 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of a two-story apartment building at 1515 S.W. 15th.

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran addresses Kansas State Board of Education

Jim Porter, chair of the Kansas State Board of Education, tells U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran that Kansas is having difficulty attracting and retaining quality teachers. The proposed 2018 federal budget from President Donald Trump's administration that slashes $54 billion in discretionary spending - including a $9.2 billion cut to federal education spending but $1.4 billion more for school choice - largely doesn't have support from Capitol Hill.

Consultant: Shawnee County lacks sufficient housing for its richest and poorest residents

These two homes in the 1600 block of S.W. Valley View - one nearly finished, the other under construction - reflect a trend identified by a consultant working with Shawnee County for homes built here to be generally targeted at families with household incomes around $75,000 a year. Shawnee County lacks sufficient affordable housing to meet the needs of both its poorest residents, who annually make less than $25,000, and residents who annually make more than $75,000, a consultant says.

County commission to consider appeal from family that wants septic instead of sewer

The Shawnee County Commission will hear an appeal Monday of the health department's refusal to grant a variance from the county's environmental code to allow septic systems to be installed to serve lots intended for residential development in northwest Shawnee County. The matter is among items on the agenda when commissioners Bob Archer, Kevin Cook and Shelly Buhler meet at 9 a.m. in their chambers in Room B-11 of the Shawnee County Courthouse, 200 S.E. 7th.

Voting begins for 2017 Best of Topeka

Beginning today, as The Topeka Capital-Journal launches its 2017 Best of Topeka contest, you'll be able to cast your vote for the best restaurants, stores, service providers, entertainment options, outdoor activities and a number of other favorites. "We received tremendous feedback from local businesses and the community about the enhancements we made last year, including the addition of a more robust online voting platform and the addition of a glossy commemorative magazine," said Susan Cantrell, vice president of sales and marketing for The Capital-Journal.

Green Fair at library encourages visitors to live healthfully and simply

Shalyn Murphy held her son, Elliott Murphy, as he used a spoon to feed mealworms to a chicken during Saturday's 10th annual Green Fair at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Litton shared information about the benefits of having "urban chickens" while offering a display focusing on that topic at the 10th annual Green Fair held Saturday afternoon at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

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