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Man dies after central Topeka shooting

Man dies after central Topeka shooting

One man is dead after a shooting in central Topeka on Saturday night. Around 9:25 p.m. police officers went to 1235 SW Huntoon for a report of a shooting.People were trying to treat a shooting victim when the officers got there. The victim was taken to a local hospital. Police said he died in the hospital.The…MORE

Man fighting for his life after Central Topeka shooting

Man fighting for his life after Central Topeka shooting

UPDATE: Police said the victim died in the hospital. Police identified him as Darton A. Fields II, 34, of Topeka. His family has been notified of his death. Topeka Police said one man was shot around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. The shooting happened near the intersection of Huntoon and Lincoln streets. Officers say the man who was shot is suffering from…MORE

Topeka celebrates Memorial Day with numerous events

Topeka celebrates Memorial Day with numerous events

If you aren’t planning on going to the lake this three-day-weekend to celebrate Memorial Day, there are many events around Topeka you could go to instead.On Saturday the events are as follows:Beginning at 9 a.m., the Sons of Union Veterans of Civil War Chapter 16 will decorate graves and remember the Civil War heroes at the…MORE

Melvern Lake water levels at all time high, Outlet Park evacuated

Melvern Lake water levels at all time high, Outlet Park evacuated

Outlet Park at Melvern Lake was evacuated for the first time as water levels reached an all-time high on Saturday. Before Saturday, the record-high was set in 1995.The Army Corps of Engineers will usually make controlled releases from giant hydraulic gates at the stilling basin. But previous flash flooding and other factors prevented them from releasing water. “The spillway however…MORE

Flash flooding a concern tonight; more severe weather chances ahead

Flash flooding a concern tonight; more severe weather chances ahead

*A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 3 am for Pottawatomie, Wabaunsee, Lyon, Jackson, Shawnee, Osage, Coffey, Jefferson, Douglas, Franklin, and Anderson counties.***A flash flood watch is in effect for all of northeast Kansas through 7 am on Sunday.**A potent cluster of showers and storms will continue to push from southwest to the east-northeast…MORE