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Thunderstorm takes out power around Shawnee Co., sparks Topeka street flooding

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A gusty thunderstorm blew into Shawnee Co. late Tuesday, taking out power in some areas. Evergy’s web site showed more than 1700 customers in Shawnee Co. without power at 10 p.m. Tuesday, minutes after the storm moved into the area with 80 mile per hour wind gusts. The number had topped 2600 by 10:30 p.m., and 5500 by 10:45 p.m.
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Rescue truck for sale from Topeka fire district

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Have you ever wanted to own a genuine fire rescue truck? If the answer is yes, then you’re in luck! The Shawnee County Fire District #4 is selling a 1998 Ford F-350 XL Diesel Power Stroke 4WD Medium Duty Rescue Truck with a Central States 13-foot Rescue body. The vehicle has been […]
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Topeka man facing charges after motorcycle crash

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A 23-year-old Topeka man was taken to the Shawnee County Department of Corrections and faces charges after a person was killed early Sunday morning. According to the Topeka Police Department, officers responded to a crash Sunday morning at SE 6th Street and SE Chandler Street at 3:18 a.m. Police said they found […]
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Valeo awards scholarships to staff

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Topeka clinic is helping some of its own. Valeo Behavioral Health Care awarded scholarships to its employees Tuesday. The scholarships, totaling $8,000 will help the recipients cover college classes or advanced training they’ve taken. CEO Bill Persinger says Valeo’s employees are the foundation of...
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Hi-Crest neighborhood wants to rename park

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The group wants to rename Pine Crest Park, according to the Hi-Crest NIA. Nellie Hogan is a well-known name in the Hi-Crest neighborhood. “She is always looking for people that are vulnerable, people that are maybe not exactly getting the attention that they need. I’ve seen her take care of many elderly […]
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Riphahn files for chance at second term on Shawnee Co. Commission

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Shawnee Co. commissioner wants to keep his seat. Bill Riphahn filed Tuesday for a second term in District 1. Riphahn joined the commission in 2019. Before that, he spent 32 years with the City of Topeka and Shawnee County’s parks and rec departments.. Riphahn,...
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No Place Like Home: Shawnee County K-State Research and Extension

TOPEKA (KTMJ) In this week’s segment of No Place Like Home sponsored by Azura Credit Union, Shawnee County family and consumer agent of Shawnee County K-State Research and Extension, Susan Fangman explains what copies of important financial paperwork you should be keeping in your severe weather grab and go kit.
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Topeka groups to donate cash to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Junior League of Topeka and The Library Foundation have announced they will donate $3,500 to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. A check will be presented to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library by the Junior League of Topeka and The Library Foundation on Tuesday, May 17 at 10 a.m. at the Topeka and Shawnee […]
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Topeka South Rotary Introduced Three Scholarship Winners

The Topeka South Rotary Club introduced the three local Shawnee County high school seniors who won their Club’s 2 nd annual scholarships. With an emphasis on service to the community, Topeka South Rotary recognizes the importance of post-secondary education and encourages our local youth to pursue their passion at either the vocational school level or to a 2 or 4-year college or university.
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Sheriff: Wanted Kan. woman tried to jump from moving car

SHAWNEE COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating two suspects on multiple charges after an incident in northeast Kansas. Just before 10a.m. Friday, the Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center broadcasted information regarding a woman attempting to jump out of a vehicle near SE 22nd Street and SE California Avenue, according to Deputy Abigail Christian.
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Kansas Cold Cases: Clarence “Butch” Lavin

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Clarence “Butch” Lavin met a lot of people in his line of work, but investigators have yet to find the one who took his life in his Shawnee Co. home, and left two boys without a father. “He was a fun person,” his son...
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