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Man arrested for raping mentally disabled victim

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - One man has been arrested for raping a mentally disabled person. According to the Shawnee Co. Dept. of Corrections, Alejandro Alberto Espinoza-Hinostroza, 29, of Topeka was booked into custody around 11:05 p.m. Thursday by the Topeka Police Dept. Espinoza-Hinostroza remained behind bars Friday without bond. Booking...
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Wamego police chief’s future uncertain

TOPEKA (KSNT) – An appeal hearing Friday morning for former Wamego Police Chief Michael Baker went nowhere. Baker brought a witness to speak on his behalf, but the witness was only allowed to answer questions that were asked by the Wamego City Manager Stacie Eichem. The meeting, which lasted only 10 minutes, was then ended. […]
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Decision in former Police Chief’s appeal expected in three days

WAMEGO, Kan. (WIBW) - Former Wamego Police Chief Michael Baker will know whether or not he gets his job back in three days. No action was taken Friday morning at Baker’s appeal hearing. Baker and his wife arrived to Wamego City Hall shortly before the 9 a.m. meeting began, however his wife was not allowed to attend the actual hearing.

Vehicles engulfed by flames after crash, 2 taken to hospital

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Two vehicles were covered in flames in a car crash on Friday with two individuals being taken to a local hospital. According to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, more than one vehicle caught on fire following a car crash at the intersection of Southwest Topeka Boulevard and Southwest University Boulevard at 2:20 […]

Long-time internal medicine doctor retires after 35 years

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Stormont Vail Health celebrated one of its long-tenured doctors as he heads into retirement. Dr. Scott Teeter, an internal medicine specialist, is officially retiring after 35 years with Stormont Vail Hospital. According to Teeter, once he retires, he has plans to travel more and even has a hiking trip planned in Machu Picchu.

Fiery crash closes Topeka Blvd. near Forbes Field

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The area of SW Topeka Blvd. and University Blvd. was closed off to traffic this afternoon due to an accident involving vehicles on fire. The accident happened around 2:20 p.m. at SW Topeka and University Blvd. The Shawnee Co. Sheriff’s Office says a semi-truck and a pickup truck were involved and both drivers were transported to the hospital.

Court documents detail condition of Topeka dependent killed by neglect

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Prosecutors say a Topeka caretaker charged in her client’s death accepted Medicaid payments without providing the care she was contracted to. Jennifer Johnson was charged last week with first-degree murder, mistreatment of a dependent adult, and making a false claim to Medicaid. Hospital staff informed...

These new Kansas laws go into effect July 1

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Dozens of new laws were recently approved during the 2022 Kansas Legislative session, and several are set to become active by July. A total of 100 laws were signed by Governor Laura Kelly this year, with 75 set to become effective as of July 1, 2022. Some of those laws that […]

Heavy rain and storms likely tonight

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Widespread thunderstorms with heavy rain develop over northeast Kansas this evening and tonight. Severe weather is not anticipated, but heavy rainfall is likely. The rain should continue into early Saturday before becoming more isolated by the afternoon. Rainfall totals of 1-2″ are likely across much of northeast Kansas with locally higher amounts possible, which could lead to areas of flash flooding.

Topeka Man celebrates 107th Birthday

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Harold Feyh kicked off his birthday weekend with a pre-birthday bash celebrating 107 years old. The bash was put on by The Legends at Capital Ridge, who were excited to celebrate their oldest resident at the facility on Friday, July 1st. Feyh was celebrated with an...

Wamego ready for Fourth of July with fireworks show

WAMEGO (KSNT) – Boomtown USA is right around the corner. The City of Wamego’s annual firework display draws visitors from all around. The volunteer team at Boomtown USA says it’s because they put on the best fireworks show in the state. This year, some worried the show wouldn’t go on because of COVID-related supply chain […]

Circle Coffee opens in Topeka

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A local coffee shop is celebrating its grand opening. Circle Coffee, located off of 17th Street in Topeka, is open to the community. Owners Jackie and David Vincent might be familiar faces to some as they used to be the owners of the Circle Coffee cart. The cart would make its way […]

Why are Manhattan ‘blessing boxes’ turning up empty?

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – Several “blessing boxes” in the Manhattan area are looking a little emptier than usual. So what is a blessing box and why are they so important? Some people don’t qualify for income-based aide, but still suffer from food insecurities. That’s where the blessing boxes come into play. They help bridge that gap […]

Topeka man facing drug charges in Nebraska

RICHARDSON CO., Neb. - (WIBW) - A Topeka man was arrested after a traffic stop early Thursday morning in Richardson County, Nebraska. According to MSC News, Renso Vazquez Cabanas was pulled over by deputies around 1:25 a.m. when they discovered he had three active warrants for his arrest in Nebraska. Cabanas had active warrants in both Richardson County and Otoe County, Nebraska.