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More cattle thefts under investigation in Kansas
WABAUNSEE COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating additional reports of cattle theft in Kansas. On November 17, 2023, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office took a report of five black Angus cattle allegedly stolen from the 17000 block of Onaga Road, Onaga, Kansas, according to a media release. The...
Traffic shut down for deadly crash south of Topeka
UPDATE: Deputies responded to a call about a single vehicle accident with possible injuries in the 2000 block of Southeast 93rd Street, according to a press release from the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle was driving eastbound on Southeast 93rd Street, then left the road near Southeast California Avenue. The driver and passenger of […]
Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents about safely disposing of medications
POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) - Pottawatomie County residents can safely dispose of medications by using the MedSafe collection receptacle. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office shared on their social media around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 that they have partnered with DCCCA to help provide a safe resource for disposal of medications. By using the MedSafe medication receptacle, residents can safely dispose of medications.
New investigation opened into cattle rustling near Onaga
ONAGA, Kan. (WIBW) - A new investigation into a case of cattle rustling has been opened near Onaga as the reward remains on the line for a separate case near Wamego. The Pottawatomie Co. Sheriff’s Office says that on Nov. 17, law enforcement officials were called to the 17000 block of Onaga Rd. in Onaga with reports of a theft.
Years-long Wamego project significantly shortened thanks to quick work
WAMEGO, Kan. (WIBW) - A construction project in Wamego expected to take years to complete may now be significantly shortened thanks to the hard work of construction crews. The City of Wamego announced on Wednesday, Dec. 3, that incredible strides have been made in the Vine Street construction project, which is on track to be completed by May 2024.
Expired tags spur early-morning traffic stop that ended with drug arrest
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A vehicle’s expired tags led to an early morning traffic stop in the Capital City that ended with one man behind bars as what are believed to be his drugs were seized. The Shawnee Co. Sheriff’s Office says that just after 2:50 a.m. on Wednesday,...
Topeka Tragedy Highlights National Road Safety Challenges
The recent tragedy south of Topeka casts a shadow on the community as it mourns the loss of two lives in a devastating traffic incident. On a day just before December 7, 2023, a vehicle veered off Southeast 93rd Street near Southeast California Avenue, resulting in the death of both occupants. Swiftly responded to by the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, the accident is currently under investigation, raising questions about the safety of local roadways and the heartache such incidents cause within the community.
Woman who allegedly stole $41,000 from Shawnee County charged by DA
TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Shawnee County District Attorney’s office has charged a woman accused of stealing more than $40,000 from the Shawnee County Treasurer’s Office. Mike Kagay, the district attorney for Shawnee County, told KSNT 27 News that Heather L. Cunningham, 42, of Topeka, is facing three charges for allegedly stealing $41,000 while she was […]
Presumptive Positive Avian Influenza in Pottawatomie County
The Kansas Department of Agriculture is awaiting confirmation on a presumptive positive case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a backyard flock in Pottawatomie County. According to the agency, if confirmed, it would be the first case of HPAI in Kansas this fall. “If you have not yet taken...
St. Marys rings in the Christmas season with Bells event
ST. MARYS — People gathered under the glow of Christmas lights Saturday evening in the town of St. Marys, 30 miles east of Manhattan, to see a parade of fire trucks and vintage cars decorated with bows and lights. At the parade’s finale, Santa Claus arrived in town on...
Topeka homicide suspect booked in jail on 2nd degree murder
TOPEKA (KSNT) – A suspect in the shooting death of a local man has arrived in a county jail. Records with the Shawnee County Department of Corrections shows Tremale M. Serrano was booked on Dec. 1, 2023 on the charge of murder in the second-degree. His bond is currently set at $1,000,000 and his next […]
Cowboys Pull Away From #8 Rock Creek; Cowgirls Fall
ST. GEORGE – A fast start wasn’t enough Tuesday night for the Abilene Cowgirls. Abilene Senior, Sammy Stout erupted for 8, 1st quarter points on her way to an 11-point night. Her effort helped the Cowgirls build a 10-8 first quarter lead. The offensive success was short lived as Abilene managed just 16 points the rest of the game.
Suspect in custody involving drive-by shooting on Dec. 1st.
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -Isaiah S. Clift, 21, is in custody and facing multiple charges following an incident in the 9300 block of SW 61st Street on Friday afternoon. Around 4:40 pm, Dec. 1, the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 9300 block of SW 61st Street following reports of shots being fired from a gray Dodge Challenger while traveling at a high rate of speed. It was later discovered that a bullet had struck a house during the drive-by incident.
Veteran Salute: Serving in the Army and Air Force
MAYETTA (KSNT) – A proud Mayetta native, Roy Hale recently celebrated turning 94. His decade plus military journey would take him into the intelligence division, under General Eisenhower internationally, and two branches of the armed forces. Back in 1951, Roy and his brother were both drafted into the Army. “We just got out of high […]
Topeka Health Alert: Common Everyday Symptoms and MS. Doctor Explains
The Big Picture: Dr. Puja Uppal, Family Medicine, "If you have a high risk for Multiple Sclerosis, pay attention to these symptoms." Doctor's Expert Insights About Autoimmune Conditions and Multiple Sclerosis in Kansas. Know this: "This study tells us that everyday health issues like depression, sexual problems, constipation, bladder infections,...
Today the gas price is close to $2.8 in Onaga as of 2023-12-06. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Jury selection begins Monday for drug case in Pottawatomie County District Court
Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of a Wamego man charged in the September 2021 fentanyl-related overdose death of a 21-year-old man. McKaine Farr is charged with knowingly distributing fentanyl laced with oxycodone, causing the death of Jayson Ebert, of Wamego. The state plans to call at least one witness on Monday, with much more testimony expected to take place on Tuesday.
No Auburn exit on Kansas Turnpike is a 'deadly problem,' so legislators will draft letter
A year after seeing no apparent progress toward building a new Kansas Turnpike exit near Auburn, Shawnee County legislators will again write a letter with the hope it spurs action this time. The 11 members of the Shawnee County delegation in the Legislature met last week and voted to draft...
Student code of conduct slated for review; effective fall 2024
During the 2022 summer break, the Code of Student Conduct was reviewed and updated for the 2022-2024 academic years. As the two-year renewal period approaches, the Code of Student Conduct Review Committee is recruiting students, faculty and staff to review the new Code which will go into effect for the 2024-2026 academic years.
Drone locates Kan. domestic battery suspect, stolen pickup
JACKSON COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect on multiple allegations after a violent attack at a Kansas home. Just before 1p.m. Thursday, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol responded to 505 Highland Ave., in the City of Denison for what was reported as a violent domestic situation, according to Sheriff Tim Morse.