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Topeka men fire guns at five teenagers, shooting three, in possible...

TOPEKA — Police say they are sorting through new information from witnesses about what happened Saturday night when two men apparently fired a handgun...

Law enforcement, community mental health resources burdened by overwhelmed state hospital

TOPEKA — Law enforcement and community mental health centers have long played a role in assisting mentally ill Kansans, but amid reduced capacity at...

Judge accused of bigotry, racism in disciplinary case seeks mercy from...

District Judge William Cullins, accused of racist and sexist remarks at Montgomery County Courthouse, asks Kansas Supreme Court for mercy.

Members of Kansas racial justice panel balk at Fraternal Order of...

TOPEKA — Members of Gov. Laura Kelly’s Commission on Racial Equity and Justice are concerned about proposed limitations on an upcoming listening session with...

Prominent Kansas lobbyist’s house scene of mysterious late-night brawl between female...

Bizarre saga features fight between two women at a Topeka lobbyist's house and guest appearances by Kansas House member and politically prominent attorney.

LaTurner renews suspect claim Democratic opponent strives to ‘defund’ police

Kansas GOP congressional candidate Jake LaTurner fails in new ad to prove claim Democratic nominee Michelle De La Isla "defunded" Topeka Police Department.

Moran, Roberts join GOP brethren to affirm Supreme Court nominee

TOPEKA — Republican U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran cast votes as expected for confirmation of federal Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney...

Senate candidate rejects GOP mailers distorting her votes on police budget

Kansas Senate candidate Lindsey Constance rips GOP mailers falsely claiming she supported defunding Shawnee police department.

KC Freedom Project’s Latahra Smith answers call for justice from wrongfully...

Lataruh Smith leads KC Freedom Project, a ministry working for people allegedly wrongfully imprisoned. Her fight is personal and professional.

Activist: Repeat caller weaponized Topeka police against autistic child

TOPEKA — An activist supporting a child with autism who was handcuffed and thrown to the ground by a Topeka police officer says the...

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