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Chandler trial paused until next week

TOPEKA (KSNT) – After a jury was sent home and told to return Friday, new instructions have been issued that will delay the trial of Dana Chandler until Tuesday, Aug. 23. It was not immediately clear why the trial was postponed. Friday morning, signs were posted on the courtroom’s door stating the trial will be […]
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Lawrence makes bus rides free starting 2023

LAWRENCE (KSNT)- With the rise in costs for many goods and services around the country, the City of Lawrence hopes that it can help its residents out by making bus rides free next year. Lawrence Transit will initiate a pilot program to go fare free for the entirety of 2023 for all services which includes […]
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Topeka Bar Association helps to expunge some criminal records

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A local organization is helping people who are facing legal trouble get back on their feet. The Topeka Bar Association held its clean slate session today. The program helps people clear certain crimes or convictions from their records. TBA provided the documents needed for people to begin this process. Law professors from […]
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Get Down in T Town fosters unity through music

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Get Down in T Town will rock the lawn in front of the Brown vs. Board mural with four hours of music. The event takes place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. This is the third year Topeka United has organized the celebration of...
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KDOT to begin construction on North Topeka intersection for two months

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Starting Thursday, August 25th, the Kansas Department of Transportation will partially close the intersection of NW Hwy-24 and Rochester/Tyler. KDOT said the closure is for a mill and overlay project. They also said traffic will be maintained but restricted over the course of the project, which is expected to take two months to fully complete.
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New nurse shares inspiration for her career

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library host the celebration wrap up for the Topeka and Shawnee County area National Night Out. Certificates of Appreciation were handed out to neighborhood representatives, and sponsors. Kansans can place their bets through the state’s four state-owned casinos, in person and on mobile platforms...
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New senior housing development in Topeka awarded tax credits, funding

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Southern Hills Senior Homes, a new housing development in Topeka, has been awarded $625,000 in Federal Housing Tax Credits and $1.5 million in funding from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC). Cornerstone of Topeka is the General Partner, and the Excel Development Group is the developer...
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'What Kansas Means to Me' student photo contest

Get your cameras ready! The Happy Birthday, Kansas! Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. This year’s theme is “What Kansas Means to Me” and is open to students in first through 12th grade during the 2022 school year. Photos must be taken of Kansas by the student in 2022. First place in each grade level will receive iPads and second place in each grade level will receive Kindles. The contest closes on January 9, 2023 at 5:00. Winners will be notified and awards will be announced at the Kansas Day celebration at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka on January 27, 2023. This contest sponsored by the Kansas legislative spouses in conjunction with the Kansas Historical Society. #kansashistory.
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Topeka Museum of History will close for a year and a half

Topeka Blues Society brings Stone Cutters Union to the Gage Park Amphitheater. This concert is part of the 'Summertime Blues at Gage Park' series. The Cincinnati Zoo's new hippo Fritz has the same daddy as the Topeka Zoo's Vision. Quick orientation before school starts. Updated: 2 hours ago. Topeka Public...
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Topeka Redistricting Commission holds third public meeting

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Community leaders welcomed Topekans to talk redistricting the Capital City’s nine council districts Thursday night. Representatives from each district met for the third time this month to discuss and get the community’s input on proposals for new district maps. The maps are redrawn every...
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Shawnee County residents to vote on whether to raise sales taxes for Gage Park, zoo, Discovery Center

Shawnee County residents will vote Nov. 8 on whether to levy a new, countywide, 0.2% sales tax to benefit Gage Park, the Topeka Zoo and the Kansas Children's Discovery Center. Shawnee County Commissioners Aaron Mays, Kevin Cook and Bill Riphahn voted 3-0 Thursday to schedule a ballot question election regarding that matter. ...
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Recount in GOP State Treasurer race ends with each candidate losing 1 vote

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A recount has finished in the race for the Republican State Treasurer nomination with little change in the outcome. The Secretary of State’s office posted numbers Friday night showing State Rep. Steven Johnson and State Sen. Caryn Tyson each lost one vote overall. Tyson requested...
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