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Stabbing in Topeka leaves one with minor injuries

Topeka, KANSAS – According to the Topeka Police Department, this unfortunate incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. Friday. It happened near 12th and Clay St. Topeka Police Department officers responded to a report of a stabbing. The responding officers found one victim. Police say the victim suffered not life-threatening injuries and...

Man kidnapped his girlfriend and threatened to throw their 2-month-old baby daughter off the balcony

According to the police officials, the 32-year-old suspect kidnapped his girlfriend and tried to kill their 2-month-old baby. Authorities say he did this while out on bail for domestic violence charges. This unfortunate incident occurred around 4:15 a.m. Sunday. The victim reportedly had a no-contact order against the 32-year-old suspect. Police say the suspect allegedly arrived at a convenience store, assaulted and forcibly abducted the female, put her in his vehicle and fled the area.

Childcare provider charged with murder after 7-year-old boy dies of starvation

The 39-year-old woman, who worked as a childcare provider, was charged with second-degree murder on Friday. Prosecutors say the woman has been charged after her boyfriend’s 7-year-old son died of starvation earlier this year. The 39-year-old woman is now facing 25 years to life in prison for the second-degree murder charge. The woman has also been charged with first and second-degree manslaughter. The child’s father and suspect’s boyfriend has been charged with criminally negligent homicide.

TFD respond to house fire early Friday morning

Topeka, KANSAS – According to the Topeka Fire Department, this unfortunate incident occurred right before 1 a.m. early Friday morning. It happened at 1614 S.W. Buchanan St. Topeka Fire Department crews responded to a report of a house fire. Early reports indicate that no one was inside the residence at...

Governor Kelly is allotting $50 million through the SPARK Nursing Initiative in an effort to help keep and recruit more frontline hospital workers

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the state officials, the funds will help us retain and attract more frontline hospital workers as we continue to fight his virus. Hospitals will receive an allocation based on the number of licensed, acute and intensive care unit beds in each facility. The SPARK Executive...

“He often duct-taped the boy’s mouth shut”, Father beat 4-year-old son to death over toilet training issues; child’s mother also arrested

According to the court documents, the 28-year-old man is accused of killing his 4-year-old son. He was arrested and taken into custody Monday. Deputies discovered the dead body of the 4-year-old boy inside of his rural home Monday morning. The boy’s mother was arrested on Wednesday. According to the police...

Family who believed ‘negative stuff’ about vaccine gets the shot after losing 8 family members in 6 months

After watching one too many loved ones die from COVID-19, one family made the decision to finally get the vaccine. Like many people, Billy and Tara fell victim to the “negative stuff” being spread online about the vaccine, but after Tara’s aunt, Betty, died, the family had enough. Over six months, the Williams lost eight loved ones to COVID-19. They said they have stopped counting the number of funerals they’ve attended, because the number is far too high.

The City of Lawrence will receive $30,505 from the Department of Justice to boost the local law enforcement agencies

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the state officials, $839,491 in Department of Justice grants will support Kansas law enforcement agencies. Officials say that the grants will be divided through 10 communities in Kansas. Grant recipients are as follows:. Sedgwick County – $443,481. Wyandotte County – $100,030. City of Olathe –...

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services has partnered with the Kansas Prevention Collaborative to host its fourth annual Kansas Prevention Conference

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the state officials, the pre-conference session will be on Oct. 20. The 2021 conference, “Strong for the Next Generation,” is a virtual event and will welcome two nationally recognized keynote speakers. According to the statement, the conference will provide attendees with educational opportunities to increase...

Mother stabbed her 1-year-old baby girl in front of the responding officers while arguing with a family member about the custody of her daughter

According to the police officials, the 21-year-old mother was arrested on Monday. Prosecutors say the woman is facing several felony charges after an officer witnessed her stab her 1-year-old daughter with a kitchen knife during a domestic dispute. Officers responded to the family residence around 1:45 p.m. on Monday. The...

70-year-old mom arrested after refusing to leave daughter’s side while she recovered from brain surgery

A 70-year-old woman spent the night in jail after she refused to leave her daughter’s bedside at a hospital. “I stand by my actions 100 percent. I am not sorry that I made them take me out of there in handcuffs,” the woman said. Following her daughter’s surgery, the doctor asked her to come into the ICU to calm her daughter down. But when visiting hours were over, she was told she had to leave. She tried getting a nurse to contact the doctor who initially invited her to the ICU, but it was no use. COVID-19 protocol said she had to leave. She would have to return the following morning during regular visiting hours.