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Two Topekans behind bars in Jackson Co.

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Two Topekans are behind bars in Jackson County following a traffic stop Sunday afternoon. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy stopped Tiffany Draper, 34, and Daniel Bautista, 28, of Topeka around 1:30 p.m. near 150th and US-75 for a traffic infraction. They said Draper,...
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Topeka police investigate body found in Chesney Park

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Police were investigating the discovery of a man’s body early Monday in Chesney Park in central Topeka but said foul play wasn’t suspected. Police and emergency responders were called around 5:12 a.m. Monday to the northeast side of the park in the 1800 block of S.W. Clay.
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Driver arrested in wreck that injured two young children

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Authorities arrested the driver in a rollover wreck that seriously injured two young children. Jimmy Landis, 36, of Topeka was booked on connection with aggravated battery, aggravated child endangerment, battery of a law enforcement officer, interference with medical personnel, interference with law enforcement, child restraint violations, driving under the influence and driving while suspended.
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Officers investigate shots fired after truck stolen in North Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Officers fanned out across several locations Monday morning in North Topeka as they investigated a report of shots fired after a pickup truck was stolen from a gas station and convenience store in North Topeka. The shots initially were reported around 8:30 a.m. Monday near N.W....
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Motorcycle rider killed Friday near Downtown Topeka identified

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka Police Department has identified the person killed Friday afternoon in a motorcycle accident just south of Downtown Topeka. TPD Lt. Joe Perry says 44-year-old Nathan Galler of Topeka died after the motorcycle he was on collided with an occupied vehicle, then hit another before coming to rest. According to an obituary, Galler is survived by his parents, David and Donna Galler. Visitation will be held on June 25 from 1 to 2 pm at the Longview Funeral Home in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Wabaunsee Co. man charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in death of two-month-old son

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Wabaunsee County man has been arrested and charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in the September death of his two-month-old son. The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office says Cole Barry, 25, was arrested on June 16 in connection with the death of his son, which occurred on September 23, 2020. Barry has also been charged with aggravated endangering of a child, reckless situation to a child under 18, domestic battery, and knowing rude physical contact with a family member or dating relationship.
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TPD: Alleged truck thief arrested after firing at stolen vehicle’s owner

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka Police Department has made an arrest involving a stolen truck in North Topeka Monday morning. TPD says Troy M. Baker, 29, of Topeka was arrested and faces charges for Attempted Aggravated Battery, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, and Criminal Damage.
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Jury: Kan. man guilty in 2020 drive-by shooting

SHAWNEE COUNTY —A jury found a Kansas man guilty Attempted Murder in the First Degree with Premeditation, Aggravated Battery and Criminal Discharge of a Firearm, according to Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay. On March 8, 2020, law enforcement responded to the area of 11th and Locust in Topeka in...
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Topeka Man Arrested in Shooting Death

Prosecutors have charged the owner of a gun found in a Topeka home by toddlers, who accidentally shot a 13-year-old girl with it. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay filed charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child endangerment, and criminal possession of a gun by a felon against 22-year-old Dejuan Thomas Yelverton, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.
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Car catches fire after crash early Monday in East Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A car caught fire after a crash early Monday in East Topeka, but crews responding to the scene didn’t find anyone around the vehicle, authorities said. The crash was reported at 12:08 a.m. Monday at S.E. 25th and Burr. The location was just east of S.E. 25th and California Avenue.
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Lawrence Police asking for help locating missing man

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Lawrence Police Department is seeking the public’s help locating a missing 33-year-old Lawrence man. LPD says Andrew Hopping’s family last saw him on June 16 at his home in the 800 block of Michigan St. Andrew does not have a car or a cellphone. He...
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Goddard splash park closed as health officials investigate link to sick children

TOPEKA — A Goddard splash park is under investigation by state health authorities after several children and families who recently visited were taken to the hospital and suffered from fever, vomiting and diarrhea. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Sunday it was looking into a possible link between Tanganyika Wildlife Park’s splash park […] The post Goddard splash park closed as health officials investigate link to sick children appeared first on Kansas Reflector.
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