TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office has announced that two men are in custody following an early morning chase through Topeka on Tuesday. According to the sheriff’s office, shortly after 3 a.m. on May 17, a deputy tried to conduct a traffic stop on a red 2007 Kia Sedona near SW Topeka Boulevard […]
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.
Shawnee County commissioner Bill Riphahn has formally announced he will run for re-election in the 2022 election. Riphahn announced his first bid in 2018. He won the election and was sworn in in January of 2019. The election primary is August 2, and voter registration is due three weeks before...
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 […]
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 […]
Shawnee County, KANSAS – According to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, this incident occurred around 10:09 a.m. Friday morning. It happened near SE 22nd Street and SE California Avenue. SCSO officials said that the Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center broadcasted information regarding a female attempting to jump out...
33-year-old man arrested, charged with aggravated assault, felony obstruction after standoff with police at 1286 SW Lane
Topeka, KANSAS – Police officials said this incident occurred right after 9 a.m. Thursday morning. It happened at 1286 SW Lane. Topeka Police Department officers responded to the scene on an attempt to locate the 33-year-old suspect, later identified as Bruce Teel, on an original charge of Aggravated Assault.
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka and Shawnee Co. Public Library hosted a check presentation Tuesday, May 17, because the Dolly Parton Imagination Library has received a donation worth thousands of dollars. The Junior League of Topeka’s Heinz Memorial Fund donated $3,500 to the Imagination Library, where children can sign...
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...
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 […]
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,...
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 (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 […]
Senator Roger Marshall and five Kansas county sheriffs will visit the southern border to discuss fentanyl concerns and immigration issues.
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.
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.
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...
The Fourth of July may be a little over two months away, but it’ll be here before we know it. The Shawnee County Commission knows this, as they just approved nearly 30 applications to open a fireworks stand. This does raise the question: How can you enjoy the July 4th holiday and still...