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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
Topeka weather for Tuesday, May 23, 2017: Chance for rain today

Look for a chance of rain on Tuesday, as another cool day is on tap with highs in the Topeka area expected in the mid-60s, according to the National Weather Service. The Memorial Day weekend forecast calls for a chance of showers Friday through Monday with highs in the upper 70s to lower-80s.

No drugs or alcohol found in system of trucker killed in Dec. 23 crash

Internal injuries claimed the life of Dustin A. Seitz, a 21-year-old Lexington, Mo., man killed the morning of Dec. 23 in a tractor-trailer accident near the junction of N.W. US-24 and US-75 highways, according to an autopsy report. No drugs or alcohol were found in the system of Seitz, who "died from internal injuries caused by a single vehicle accident at highway speeds," said the report by Shawnee County coroner Charles Glenn.

Editorial: Helping Topekans escape debt

Who would take out a loan at nearly 400 percent interest? Someone who sees few other choices. Marketed as an answer to emergencies or cash flow problems, payday loans promise a hand up, but deliver a crushing debt burden to those least able to afford it.

Topeka eighth graders get promoted

Parents and families of Seaman Middle School students gathered this evening as their eight graders are promoted to high school. A statement Monday from Music Road Records says LaFave died Sunday at his Austin home after a fight with cancer.

Topeka police look for man who robbed Phillips 66 and Kwik Shop on S.W. 37th

Topeka Police released this image of the suspect they're looking for in relation to two robberies overnight Monday. Topeka police said the Phillips 66 convenience store at 931 S.W. 37th was robbed at 9:40 p.m. on Sunday by an unknown black male who is believed to have also robbed the Kwik Shop at 102 S.W. 37th at 12:40 a.m. on Monday.

Retired Topeka police officer wins $20,000 playing $2 Kansas Lottery ticket

Retired Topeka police officer Michael Vargas won $20,000 on a $2 Bonus Crossword instant scratch ticket. Initially he thought the winning ticket was worth only $2,000.

The Latest: 'Person of interest' named in fatal Sunday shooting

Riley County Police Department officers tend to the scene Sunday night in Manhattan near the intersection of Marlatt Avenue and Nelson's Landing. Two men were shot Sunday evening in the 2800 block of Nelson's Landing.

Kansas defense attorneys worried about Sessions' directive

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' directive to pursue the most serious charges and longest sentences possible against most suspects is likely to thwart recent efforts to address what some attorneys say were heavy-handed practices by some prosecutors at the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City, Kansas. While Sessions' directive impacts federal prosecutions nationwide, it has raised particular concerns from a former Kansas top law enforcement official and comes amid an endeavor involving the courts, the defense bar and prosecutors to address alleged prosecutorial abuses.

Same suspect believed to have robbed south Topeka convenience stores

According to a news release, officers responded at 9:40 p.m. on Sunday to a report of an armed robbery at the Phillips 66 at 931 S.W. 37th. A black male armed with a firearm reportedly took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area on foot.

Prosecutors questioned the impartiality of a juror in rape case

Matt Hagan raced his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T to the No. 1 Funny Car qualifying position at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals After securing six walk off wins this season Emporia State was walked off for the first time this year in a 6-5 loss to Central Oklahoma in HOLTON, Kan.

Topeka Fire Department responds on Sunday morning to two fires in North Topeka

The first fire was reported just after 6 a.m. at 1118 N.E. Quincy, the Topeka Fire Department said in a news release. Upon arrival, fire crews found the tw0-story, wood-framed residence heavily involved with fire.

Marge Heeney, Topeka's 'Hat Lady,' inspires zeal for education and politics in others

Marge Heeney, 91, has been known for many years in Topeka as the "Hat Lady." Marge Heeney, right, and her granddaughter Nancy Heeney show off two of Marge's hats.

50 Reasons: Plenty to explore within 3-hour drive of Topeka

S.P. Dinsmoor's Garden of Eden in Lucas In the mood for a day trip but not sure which direction you want to go or what you want to see? Here are 50 sites and events within a three-hour drive of Topeka that might be just what you're looking for. And just for fun, we've listed some "other places to stop" along the way to your destination.

Carnival attracts Topeka families after Wichita tragedy

After securing six walk off wins this season Emporia State was walked off for the first time this year in a 6-5 loss to Central Oklahoma in TOPEKA, Kan - A carnival where a Wichita baby was electrocuted and later died is now being held in Topeka. 15-month-old Pressley Bartonek was shocked by a guard rail at the Evan United Show Carnival in Wichita last weekend.

City of Topeka sees 'robust' increase in building permits so far in 2017

Topeka USD 501's Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers is one of many projects KBS Constructors is currently working on. The city of Topeka has seen an increase in building permits this year, putting it on track to nearly double last year's construction.

Topeka police seek man in connection with kidnapping, battery, robbery of car

Topeka police on Saturday evening were seeking 42-year-old Jesse Jackson in connection with the kidnapping of a woman and robbery of her car, a black Kia Forte that remained unrecovered. Topeka police on Saturday evening were seeking 42-year-old Jesse Jackson in connection with the kidnapping of a woman and robbery of her car, a black Kia Forte similar to the one pictured.

Topeka Police looking for 2 armed and dangerous individuals after robbery, kidnapping

Police are looking for Tamarya "Tam" Brooks, 32. She's listed as being 5 foot 4 inches tall and weighing 155 pounds. She was last seen wearing a camouflage hoodie and a pink shirt.

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