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5201 Sw 34th Apartment Fire Incident TOPEKA, Kan. – At approximately 02:31 on April 13, 2014 the Topeka Fire Department responded to multiple reports of an apartment fire located at 5201 SW 34th St. Topeka, Shawnee County Kansas. First ... [Details]
Join Us For Informational Open House On Sw Gage From Sw 29th To 33rd Terrace Join Us for Informational Open House on SW Gage from SW 29th to 33rd Terrace TOPEKA, Kan. – You’re invited to an informational presentation and open house regarding the reconstruction of SW Gage f... [Details]
Countywide Half-cent Sales Tax Town Hall Meetings Scheduled Countywide Half-Cent Sales Tax Town Hall Meetings Scheduled TOPEKA, Kan. – Join us for two town hall meetings to discuss the future of the Countywide Half-Cent Sales Tax. The public is welcome to ... [Details]
Human Relations Commission Seeks Troy Scroggins Award Nominations For Immediate Release April 7, 2014 Human Relations Commission Seeks Troy Scroggins Award Nominations TOPEKA, Kan. – Topeka's Human Relations Commission (HRC) is seeking deserving individuals ... [Details]
Zoo Announces Pregnancy Of Rare Sumatran Tiger Zoo Announces Pregnancy of Rare Sumatran Tiger and that’s no joke! **NOTE** This news release includes April Fools Day jokes. Everything is REAL and TRUE except for the NAMES of the individuals q... [Details]
News Release - Fire Damages Business March 31, 2014 Fire Damages Business – The City of Topeka Fire Department Responded to a fire at 5421 SW 21st, The Copper Oven TOPEKA, Kan. – The City of Topeka Fire Department responded to a ... [Details]
City Of Topeka Partners With Nextdoor, The Social Network For Neighborhoods TOPEKA, Kan. – The City of Topeka announced today (3/4) a partnership with Nextdoor (, the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor commu... [Details]
City Accepting Heritage Tourism Grant Applications TOPEKA, Kan. – The City of Topeka just approved new grant application guidelines for two Heritage Tourism programs to enhance the promotion of historic preservation and tourism. City officials are en... [Details]
City Cancels Council Meeting, Prepares For Winter Storm TOPEKA, Kan. – The City of Topeka has cancelled Tuesday’s City Council meeting in advance of a major winter storm, City Manager Jim Colson announced Monday (2/3). Forecasters say the 6- to 10-inch ... [Details]
New Budget Manager Adds To Topeka’s Team TOPEKA, Kan. – City Manager Jim Colson announced the addition of the City’s new Budget Manager, Nicole (Nickie) Lee, on Tuesday. Lee will be responsible for managing the annual budget adoption proces... [Details]
City Committed To Reducing Levels Of Chlorine By-products TOPEKA, Kan. – Consolidated Rural Water District #3 Shawnee, and Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority – Forbes Field have been notified that they are in violation of HAA requirements. HAAs are Haloa... [Details]
South Kansas Pump Station Breach TOPEKA, Kan. – A sanitary sewer by-pass pumping station near I-70 and MacVicar Avenue went down over the weekend, causing discharge into the Kansas River. The City’s Water Pollution Control Division ... [Details]
Someone Is Getting A Hippopotamus For Christmas TOPEKA, Kan. – This December, Mara, a 10-year-old female hippopotamus at the Topeka Zoo, will be moving to another zoo. Mara is leaving about a year earlier than originally planned. She came to ... [Details]
Inspectors Wrap Up Two-day Zoo Inspection TOPEKA, Kan. – Inspectors from the USDA wrapped up a two-day inspection of the Topeka Zoo. Wednesday consisted of a full zoo tour, and Thursday’s time focused on animal records the zoo is required to... [Details]
City, Agencies Announce 8th Annual “snow Relief Team” Partnership TOPEKA, Kan. – The City of Topeka and two area agencies have joined to provide limited snow removal service for qualifying older citizens and those with disabilities. The City of Topeka, the Jayhaw... [Details]
Endangered Monkey To Be Named At Zoo’s Conservation Connection TOPEKA, Kan. – Members of the Topeka community can join City staff at the Topeka Zoo for the year’s last Conservation Connection, at 6:30 p.m., this Thursday, November 14th, at the zoo’s Gary K. Clark... [Details]
Deal Not Reached Between Tpd, Stormont-vail Healthcare TOPEKA, Kan. – The City of Topeka and Stormont-Vail HealthCare will not enter into an agreement for 24-hour emergency room staffing services, officials announced Friday. Despite reports that both p... [Details]
Human Relations Commission Seeks Troy Scroggins Award Nominations TOPEKA, Kan. – Topeka's Human Relations Commission (HRC) is seeking deserving individuals and organizations to be nominees for the annual Troy Scroggins Award. The Troy Scroggins Award is presented t... [Details]
City Ends Overtime Pay For Management Positions TOPEKA, Kan. – City Manager Jim Colson has put a plan in place to address immediate pay practice concerns in the Topeka Fire Department caused by salary compression. On Tuesday, Colson directed staff... [Details]
Usda Removes Topeka Zoo Violation TOPEKA, Kan. – USDA officials have removed an alleged violation from the latest Topeka Zoo inspection report. In a letter to the City of Topeka, the USDA Western Region Director stated he directed ... [Details]
City Wins Big Grant To Develop Bikeways TOPEKA, Kan. – Phase One of the City of Topeka’s Bikeways Master Plan will be implemented with the help of a major grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). The City was notified on ... [Details]
Join Us For The Kansas Avenue Project Open House TOPEKA, Kan. – Stop by the Kansas Avenue Project Open House, from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, in the bank building at 800 SW Jackson. The public is invited to talk to engineers, view project tim... [Details]
Join Us For Fire Ops 101 TOPEKA, Kan. – International Association of Firefighters Local 83 will host the Kansas State Council of Firefighters Conference in Topeka this week. The conference will run from Wednesday, June 5th, ... [Details]
Moody’s Downgrades City’s General Bond Obligation Bonds On Concerns About Declining Fund Balances TOPEKA, Kan. – Moody’s Investors Service notified the City of Topeka today that it has downgraded the City’s general obligation bond rating one step, from ‘Aa2’ to ‘Aa3.’ “While we are disappointed... [Details]

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