Mayetta teen taken to hospital after Sunday night crash in Douglas County
LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - One person was taken to an area hospital following a single-vehicle crash Sunday night in Douglas County, authorities said. The crash was reported at 8:40 p.m. Sunday just north of the intersection of E. 1625 and N. 1550 roads, on the east edge of Lawrence. According...
Grass fires cause evacuations in North Shawnee County
TOPEKA (KSNT) – Grass fires in North Shawnee County forced some people to evacuate their homes Sunday. According to a release from Sheriff Tim Morse with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, at 1 p.m., Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, as well Kansas Wildlife and Park Officers, assisted the Shawnee County Sherriff’s office in […]
Traffic stop leads to the arrest of two Topekans for meth
JACKSON COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) - A traffic stop in Jackson County led to the arrest of one Topeka couple on drug charges. According to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse, a Deputy Sheriff stopped a vehicle for an alleged traffic infraction on Friday, March 1. The stop took place around 134th road and P road in Jackson County.
Rollover crash after car hits cow in Shawnee Co.
TOPEKA (KSNT) – On Sunday, a man from Texas was suspected of having minor injuries after a rollover crash involving a cow in Shawnee County. At 8:55 p.m., a 27-year-old man from Texas was driving a 2016 Ram 1500 north on I335. The man crashed into a cow that entered the road and then rolled […]
National Weather Service prepares Shawnee Co. residents for storm spotting
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The National Weather Service joined Shawnee County Emergency Management Monday night to offer a free storm spotter class at Washburn’s Memorial Union Building. “The National Weather Service travels around to all the counties in Kansas. they usually do about one per county per year and...
Salute Our Heroes: Topeka Woman dedicated more than three decades facing new challenges
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -For over 30 years, Deputy Director for the Shawnee County Department of Corrections, Eve Kendall, can confidently say, she has never been bored at her job. “I mean there’s always a challenge in corrections, which is probably why I have stayed. When you work with people, you...
Kan. man, convicted of burglary, caught with drugs and a gun
SHAWNEE COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas felon on new charges after an arrest. On Feb. 29, a member of the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit was in the 1600 block of SE 29th Street in Topeka when he observed what appeared to be suspicious narcotics related activity.
Independence man charged with murder in shooting that killed police officer and court worker
An Independence man faces two counts of first-degree murder for allegedly gunning down a police officer and a county court employee Thursday. Prosecutors say 69-year-old Larry Acree shot and killed Drexel Mack, a 41-year-old Jackson County civil process server, and 35-year-old Independence police officer Cody Allen. “This is a hard...
Valeo Behavioral Health reports dramatic demand increase for services
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The demand for numerous services offered by Valeo Behavioral Health has grown over the past year, and the mental health center is looking into more ways to improve. The volume of Valeo services, such as crisis intervention and detox services, has increased. Detox services increased by...
Silver Lake girls’ basketball hopes fourth-straight trip to Hutch brings different result
SILVER LAKE (KSNT) – For the first time in program history, Silver Lake girls’ basketball is headed to the state tournament four seasons in a row. The Lady Eagles are the top seed in the 3A bracket, entering the quarterfinal round a perfect 23-0. Only four opponents have stayed within 20 all year against Kyle […]
Another grass fire sweeps across Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - UPDATE: 4:00 p.m. The Kansas Forest Service said two tankers have made multiple drops to help fire fighters gain ground on a large grass fire burning in Shawnee County, approximately 10 miles northeast of Silver Lake. The focus for KFS is now to secure the southern...
Rossville man arrested for possession of narcotics following short barricade incident
ROSSVILLE, Kan. (WIBW) - A Rossville man was arrested for possession of narcotics following a short barricade incident in northwest Rossville, Kan. Rossville Police Department shared on social media around 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 that a Rossville man was arrested after a short barricade situation at 1:33 p.m. on Friday, March 1 in northwest Rossville.
Early voting began Monday for the Kansas Presidential Preference Primary Election
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Early voting began Monday for the Kansas Presidential Preference Primary Election. The Shawnee County election office will be open Monday through Friday for early voting from 8-7 p.m. And again next week from Monday, March 11th through Friday, the 15th. Republican and Democratic voters will be...
Hundreds of firefighters gather in Topeka for ‘fire school’
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Firefighters around Northeast Kansas are taking part in a four-day conference led by the State Capital Area Firefighters Association (SCAFFA). “We do a yearly school here over at the Ramada and it’s a coordination of just about every fire department in Shawnee County,” SCAFFA president Michael Razo said. “Also a couple fire departments from Osage County, and then a couple from Jackson County.”
Shawnee Co. received opioid lawsuit settlement money, Valeo has plans if it receives funding
TOPEKA (KSNT) – Health organizations in the Capital City are looking to figure out what’s next for a statewide opioid settlement. Kansas is receiving more than $340 million over the next 18 years, according to Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach. It comes after multiple lawsuit settlements with many top pharmaceutical companies over their roles in […]
MIAA Pitcher of the Week Sadie Walker reflects on perfect game with Washburn
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Former Holton softball star Sadie Walker made history with Washburn softball last weekend. The Wildcat turned Ichabod threw Washburn’s first perfect game since 2007 last Sunday against Rockhurst, a 12-0 shutout in five innings. Walker had an impressive time in the Washburn Invitational, going a...
Traveling exhibit “Sorting Out Race” teaches Topekans about history hidden in plain sight
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A new exhibit has made its way to the Shawnee County Public Library. ‘Sorting Out Race’ shows the uglier side of American history. The stereotypical imagery and items showcase how Americans have perceived race over time. These stereotypes come in various shapes and sizes, from...
Shawnee Co. Appraiser to send 67,000 notices to property owners
TOPEKA (KSNT) – On Friday, the Shawnee County Appraiser will mail notices to property owners who’ve had changes in their assessed value or property classification. Starting on Friday, March 1, 2024 Change of Value Notices will be sent to more than 65,000 property owners in the county. Notices won’t be sent out to property owners […]
UPDATE: Holton Middle School evacuation declared “All Clear”
HOLTON, Kan. (WIBW) - Students at Holton Middle School were evacuated due to a potential threat on site. The Holton Police Department has confirmed with 13 News that they were at the school and have now given the “All Clear.”. Earlier, the Holton PD Facebook page said, “Due to...