topeka library

Local library now ‘Family Place Library’

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is now a designated “Family Place Library.” That means it is a learning environment for very young children……
tulip

Tulip Time delayed

Topeka’s 6th Annual Tulip Time has been delayed one week, and scheduled to run April 11-27. …
FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick gestures during a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston. Patrick last week ordered an outright ban on prescribing and dispensing Zohydro until it is marketed in a form that is difficult to abuse. Zohydro belongs to a family of medicines known as opiates or opioids. Others include morphine, heroin and oxycodone, the painkiller in OxyContin. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

States revolt against powerful new painkiller

State officials fighting a well-publicized battle against heroin and prescription drug abuse are revolting against a powerful new painkiller that law enforcement and public health officials fear could worsen an already acute drug problem.…
Hi-Tech Pet Finders

Hi-Tech Pet Finders

There are new ways you can keep track of your furry friend.…
crime investigation

Sheriff reopening 1997 murder of teenager

A southwest Missouri sheriff said he will reopen an investigation into a Springfield girl's death in 1977 that is linked to a man who was executed Thursday in Texas.…
Bubba Hiers

Eatery at center of Paula Deen controversy closes

A spokesman for Paula Deen's family has confirmed that a Georgia restaurant at the center of a lawsuit that left the celebrity chef's reputation in shambles has closed its doors.…