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City will continue effort to try to invalidate Heartland Park petition

cjonline.com — Council members voted 6-3 to reject Councilman Chad Manspeaker's motions:■ To suspend the council's rules so it could consider his proposal to direct city attorney Chad Sublet not to pursue litigation challenging the petition.■ To suspend the rules so it could consider his proposal to call for a special, citywide ballot question election to be held on whether to proceed with the purchase.Votes from two-thirds of council members were required to suspend the rules to get either proposal onto the agenda.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @timhrenchir: .@cityoftopeka council remains in executive session but here's my Heartland Park debate story, turned in by deadline: cjonline.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 21, 2014

.@cityoftopeka council remains in executive session but here's my Heartland Park debate story, turned in by deadline: cjonline.com/news/2014-10-2…

Sheriff's office deals with dearth of dispatchers

cjonline.com — A Topeka woman needed help, and fast.Her boyfriend had a knife in one hand and the other around her throat.A witness called 911 and spoke to a dispatcher, who quickly directed police to the woman's southwest Topeka apartment.Officers arrested the man in connection with crimes that included aggravated assault and the aggravated endangerment of a child.That late-night incident earlier this month was typical of the life-or-death situations faced on a regular basis by communications specialists in the Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @timhrenchir: I "rode along" with a @ShawneeCounty dispatcher as I crafted this piece about problems finding & keeping dispatchers: http…

Oct 21, 2014

I "rode along" with a @ShawneeCounty dispatcher as I crafted this piece about problems finding & keeping dispatchers: cjonline.com/news/2014-10-2…

Manspeaker releases Heartland Park proposals

cjonline.com — Topeka City Councilman Chad Manspeaker late Tuesday afternoon released copies of two resolutions regarding the city's proposed purchase of Heartland Park Topeka that he planned to ask the city's governing body to consider that evening.One proposal would direct the city attorney's office not to pursue any litigation challenging the results of a petition drive that sought to schedule a public citywide ballot question vote on the city's potential purchase of the financially troubled racing facility.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @alyvandyke: Folo @timhrenchir 2night 4 #Topeka council discussion on #heartlandpark. Latest story: @Manspeaker releases proposals tinyurl.com/novajrk

Oct 21, 2014

Folo @timhrenchir 2night 4 #Topeka council discussion on #heartlandpark. Latest story: @Manspeaker releases proposals tinyurl.com/novajrk

Brownback, Davis feud over judge selection, Carr brothers

cjonline.com — WICHITA -- Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Paul Davis pointedly debated judicial selection Tuesday by invoking memories of the brutal slaying of five people by two Wichita brothers.Brownback, who began broadcasting a TV attack ad on the subject in conjunction with the final debate of the general election, said Davis would appoint judges that mirror those on the Kansas Supreme Court who voted to overturn capital punishment sentences of Reginald and Jonathan Carr.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @TimVCarpenter: Brownback attacks Davis on judge selection by linking Davis to Carr killers. Davis: "I knew one of the victims." cjonline.com/news/state/201…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @TimVCarpenter: Brownback attacks Davis on judge selection by linking Davis to Carr killers. Davis: "I knew one of the victims." cjonline.com/news/state/201…

Manspeaker releases copies of Heartland Park proposals

cjonline.com — Topeka City Councilman Chad Manspeaker late Tuesday afternoon released copies of two resolutions regarding the city's proposed purchase of Heartland Park Topeka that he planned to ask the city's governing body to consider that evening.One proposal would direct the city attorney's office not to pursue any litigation challenging the results of a petition drive that sought to schedule a public citywide ballot question vote on the city's potential purchase of the financially troubled racing facility.
Oct 21, 2014

.@manspeaker releases proposals regarding Heartland Park Topeka he plans 2 ask @cityoftopeka governing body 2 take up cjon.co/1pykxpX

Western wear store coming to West Ridge Mall

cjonline.com — A Western-wear store and a temporary blanket store will open in West Ridge Mall next week, according to a news release.Roper's, which sells Western-style clothing and accessories, will open in the former Avon store in the Dillard's wing on Nov. 1, though trick-or-treaters can look around the store and collect some candy on Halloween night, owner Sue Rodriguez said.

Kansas navigators prepare for exchange enrollment

cjonline.com — Kansas insurance navigators are assessing last year's results through the exchange and preparing for the new enrollment period that starts next month.Open enrollment in the federally run health insurance exchange will open Nov. 15 and close Feb. 15, said Linda Sheppard, health reform senior analyst at Kansas Health Institute.

Judge: Inmate whose lawsuit alleged a lack of protection was actually the attacker

cjonline.com — A former Shawnee County Jail inmate who filed a lawsuit alleging a lack of protection from another inmate actually kicked at that inmate first, a federal judge indicated in a ruling last week.U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia granted a motion for summary judgment in favor of former Shawnee County corrections officer Emmanuel Clifton in a suit filed by former inmate Armando Ruiz.
Oct 21, 2014

Judge rules against ex-@ShawneeCounty inmate whose lawsuit alleged lack of protection from another inmate he attacked cjon.co/10jOowJ

Road work map: Oct. 21 update for Topeka and Shawnee County

cjonline.com — A look at city, county and state projects and other road closings or restrictions. Click here to find projects near a specific location. Something missing? Email webmaster@cjonline.com.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @cjonline: Latest News: Road work map: Oct. 21 update for Topeka and Shawnee County: cjon.co/1vHL8a5