Justice in Topeka: The Teenager Behind the City's 28th MurderRachel PerkinsNewsBreak Contributor
Topeka State Hospital a Real Life American Horror StorySara BNewsBreak Contributor
Popular retailer opens another location in KansasKristen WaltersNewsBreak Contributor
18-year-old chronic runaway disappeared in Kansas since March 25, 2022Ada E.NewsBreak Contributor
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New Build-A-Bear Workshop Opens in Topeka
Experience the joy of creating your own cuddly companion at the newly opened Build-A-Bear Workshop in Topeka. Located inside Bonkers at 5515 Southwest 21st, it promises an exciting time for children this holiday season without leaving their community.
Victim suffering from gunshot wound shows up at local hospital
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A victim suffering from a gunshot wound showed up at a local Hospital on Nov. 27 shortly after 10 p.m. Their injuries are believed to be non life-threatening. We will provide any updates as they become available.
North Topeka intersection set to closed, use alternate route
TOPEKA (KSNT) – An intersection in north Topeka will be closed for two weeks as part of an ongoing reconstruction project. The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) announced it will be closing the U.S. 24 and Meriden Road intersection and part of Meriden Road north of U.S. 24 on Wednesday, Nov. 29, weather permitting. This […]
Shooting victim admitted to hospital in Topeka
TOPEKA (KSNT) – A shooting victim has admitted themselves into a local hospital. According to a release from the Topeka Police Department, officers were called to a local hospital just after 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. One person had arrived with a non life threatening gunshot injury, according to TPD. The location is unknown where […]
Topeka photographer captures magic of wintery downtown
TOPEKA (KSNT) – A Topeka-born and raised photographer is soaking in the praise after capturing a series of magical photos from the State Capital during a winter storm. On Saturday, Andrea Etzel of Ad Astra Explorer fought the cold to capture the wintery wonderland downtown. Etzel shared her photos on Facebook and was surprised by […]
Sweet Treats: The 5 Essential Bakeries to Explore in Topeka
Welcome to this article where we explore five exceptional bakeries in Topeka. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these delightful spots yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences. Please feel free to share your comments below!
‘This is every healthcare CEO’s nightmare’: Topeka hospital hit in ransomware attack, services impacted
TOPEKA (KSNT) – The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis campus in Topeka is one of several hospitals across the country feeling the impact of a recent ransomware attack. Ardent Health Services, which provides services to St. Francis, said in a press release on Nov. 27 that it was impacted by a cybersecurity incident […]
Discover Lawrence's BBQ Scene: Top 3 Barbecue Destinations Worth Visiting
This article presents a guide to three notable barbecue spots in Lawrence. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Grantville: A Town Shrouded in Mystery and Resilience
Nestled amidst echoes of a bygone era, the town of Grantville harbors an enigmatic past that captures the imagination of historians and residents alike. Established in the year 1886, the origins of its name are steeped in mystery, with some attributing it to the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, and others suspecting it honors an obscure railroad official. Once a bustling settlement known as Deep Creek, Grantville became a beacon for pioneers post-1870, following land reforms by James M. Grant, M.L.C., which adds complexity to the puzzle of the town's namesake.
Residents avoid injury after Kansas apartment fire
SHAWNEE COUNTY—A fire caused significant damage to a home in Topeka. just before 6 a.m., crews responded to a houe fire located at 1624 SW Topeka Blvd., according to spokesperson Gretchen Spiker. Upon arrival, crews found smoke coming from the two-story home that is being used as apartments. Crews...
Goodyear Pursues Strategic Alternatives for Off-the-Road Tire Business to Boost Profits
Discover how Goodyear's new transformation plan could impact its Topeka plant. The tire manufacturer is seeking strategic alternatives for its Off-the-Road equipment tire business to optimize its portfolio and streamline profits. Learn what this could mean for one of Goodyear's eight Off-the-Road plants.
Hundreds of crashes in preliminary travel numbers for Kansas after weekend snowstorm
TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Thanksgiving travel week has officially come to a close and the preliminary numbers are in for crashes and accidents amidst the winter weather in Northeast Kansas. “We had quite a few crashes across the state,” Kansas Highway Patrol Captain Candice Breshears said. “So, preliminary numbers are showing that we had between […]
Discover the Power of Spoken Word at "The Sound of Courage" Workshop
Dive into a world of rhythm, voice, and courage with the upcoming event, "The Sound of Courage: Spoken Word Operetta Workshop and Information Session." This interactive evening workshop, led by artist Vanessa German, is set to introduce an innovative new intergenerational spoken word choir.
Kan. man charged with assault with deadly weapon at Fort Riley
TOPEKA, KAN. – A Kansas man has been charged through criminal complaint in Topeka, Kansas, following an incident on a federal military installation, according to the United State's Attorney. According to court documents, Jordan Thompson, 24, of Galena is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon...
Two Topeka natives hit transfer portal from Power 5 programs
TOPEKA (KSNT) – A pair of former Topeka standout football players are in search of new schools after the 2023 season. Hayden High graduate DeShawn Hanika and former Topeka High Trojan J.P. Deeter are both in the transfer portal. Hanika is a graduate transfer with one year of college eligibility remaining. After tallying 244 receiving […]
Discover the Roots of Black Gospel Music in Kansas City: A Weekend Event You Can't Miss
🎥🎶 Gear up for an enriching experience this weekend as we delve into the fascinating roots of Black Gospel Music. The event, titled I’m So Glad: Kansas City & the Roots of Black Gospel Music, will be held on Sun, Dec 03, from 2pm to 5pm at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS.
Activist, reporter say Lawrence violated First Amendment rights after unhoused man died
An activist and reporter jointly filed a lawsuit against the city of Lawrence, alleging the city violated their First Amendment rights. The reporter was hit and killed by a train just over a week later.
God’s Storehouse loses merchandise tent in first winter storm of the season
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Local non-profit, God’s Storehouse, lost it’s merchandise tent late into the night on Saturday, Nov. 25, due to heavy snowfall. Management at God’s Storehouse acquired a permit in Aug. 2023 to raise a tent in their parking lot to house merchandise they could not fit within their building. The hope was that products would be protected outside--through the winter months--and still be available for patrons. The structure buckled under the snow around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night.
Topekans warned of police presence during traning at Gage Park
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topekans have been warned to not be alarmed if emergency officials are seen in or around Gage Park as a training event is planned. The Topeka Police Department took to Facebook on Monday morning, Nov. 27, to warn residents of an increased presence around Gage Park and at the Topeka Zoo.
Lawrence educators join training on new ways to teach students reading
As part of a statewide program, many teachers in the Lawrence school district are choosing to take training on innovative ways to teach children how to read proficiently. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment department staff members updated the school board on Monday on the district’s structured literacy work, which speaks to researched ways to teach students how to read. Intricacies in this teaching style include the sound structure of language, letter names, letter formation, symbol types and more, Director of Elementary Curriculum Denise Johnson said Monday.