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Shawnee Co. Sheriff’s Office investigates Topeka shooting
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office responded to an incident Saturday, June 3 at around 2:30 a.m. at the 6800 block of SW 17th Street, near Urish Road, for an unknown incident. When deputies arrived, they found an individual suffering from a gunshot wound. The individual...
Woman sentenced to over 7 years for fatal 2021 crash
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A woman charged in a fatal 2021 crash in Topeka will serve just over seven years in prison. Shawnee County Judge William Ossman Friday sentenced Jhanae Tate to 86 months in prison. Tate was arrested following a May 9, 2021, crash in the 3000 block of...
Block party kicks off summer fun on First Friday
TOPEKA (KSNT) – The 8th annual Kaw Valley Bank Community block party with Rock Band Chance Encounter, was the main attraction for June’s First Friday Art walk in NOTO. “This is our 8th annual block party. We do it on the first Friday in June,” Craig Heideman, President Kaw Valley Bank said. “The idea is […]
How to win free Taylor Swift tickets in Topeka this weekend
TOPEKA (KSNT) – Two special offers are on the table for guests at Gage Park this weekend, one of them is giving away tickets to an upcoming Taylor Swift concert. Shawnee County Parks and Recreation announced on social media that people coming to visit Gage Park on Saturday, June 3 will be able to ride […]
Saturday forecast: More storms this afternoon
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The continued chances for showers/storms will continue for a couple more days with higher chances for rain each afternoon. The risk for severe weather is low with lightning and locally heavy rain the primary concerns. Taking Action:. While the risk for morning rain is possible in...
USPS issues statement regarding Downtown Topeka post office
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The United States Postal Service issued a response Friday amid protests and general contention over the sudden closure of Topeka’s downtown post office. Customers and workers protested the closure last night outside an open house for the Gage Blvd. building. After another inquiry from 13...
Kansas woman meets donor after ‘miracle match’ transplant
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A special gift has sparked an even more special bond between a stem cell donor and its recipient. And on Friday, June 2nd that bond became closer when the pair met for the first time at the Garden Inn in Topeka. A meeting one year in...
Hotel Topeka online auction reveals $2M starting point
TOPEKA (KSNT) – An online auction for Hotel Topeka begins next week and shows the bidding to start at $2 million. The City of Topeka announced the hotel was going up for auction and that it intends to bid. The governing body voted to allow the city to make an offer. The auction will begin […]
Vacant Topeka hotel condemned after fire, councilman calls for action
TOPEKA (KSNT) – A vacant hotel on a busy Topeka street is causing issues for the city and first responders. Now, one city leader says something needs to change. Thursday morning, firefighters responded to a fire at the abandoned “Relax Inn” hotel on Wanamaker Road. Later in the day, signage posted around the property indicated the […]
Two vehicle crash causes temporary traffic delays
TOPEKA (KSNT) – A two-vehicle crash at southwest 29th St. and southwest Kingsrow Road temporarily left the westbound lane closed. The crash happened at 12:48 p.m., the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), Mission Township Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) responded to the incident, according to SCSO Public Information Officer Abigail Christian. Only minor […]
Topeka Fire responding to early morning structure fire
TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Fire Department responded to an early morning structure fire in the 314 SE California Ave. No injuries have been reported, according to the Shawnee County Dispatch. There are no traffic closures and TFD is on scene as of 6:10 a.m. Friday. Stay tuned to 27 News for more information as […]
Property tax relief may be on the way for eligible Topekans. Here's who might qualify.
Topeka's mayor and city council next month will consider providing property tax relief to property owners who meet guidelines that include having a total household income of $37,750 or less. Council policy and finance committee members Spencer Duncan and Hannah Naeger voted 2-0 Thursday to recommend the mayor and council approve the proposal...
VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System looking for future employees at hiring fair
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System is looking for you!. They’re hiring for a wide range of positions. Dana Nordyke and Chris Jackson visited Eye on NE Kansas with details of a hiring fair the VA is hosting. The hiring fair will be held...
Topeka officially has its first Dutch Bros.
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The first Dutch Bros. location is officially open for business. Friday, June 2, was the grand opening of Topeka’s new Dutch Bros. at 5941 SW 17th St. In order to bring in business on its first day, the coffee store offered medium drinks for 3 dollars.
Meridan bar gets state grants for restoring 133-year-old building
TOPEKA (KSNT) — A Kansas business is getting a big boost from the state to bring new life to a historic property. The 1890 Icehouse in downtown Meridian, Kansas, is an outdoor music venue. Its owners, two brothers, Derek and Jerry Cozadd, are renovating the 133-year-old building, and hope to bring it back to its […]
Officers serve search warrant Wednesday morning in southeast Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Officers were serving a search warrant Wednesday morning as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation at a residence in southeast Topeka, authorities said. Officers from the Topeka Police Department and the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office were on the scene as of 8:55 a.m. Wednesday in the...
Germanfest returns to Topeka’s Oakland neighborhood
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Get ready to enjoy great food and dance a polka or two!. Germanfest returns to Topeka’s Oakland neighborhood this weekend. Christy Hogan and Kassy Short visited Eye on NE Kansas to talk about the 49th annual event. It benefits Holy Family School and Hayden High School.
Summit in Topeka Addresses Food Insecurity
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNS) – Advocates for low-income Kansans say pandemic food-assistance policies reduced food insecurity, and they would like to see those programs extended. Various anti-poverty advocacy groups met at the Hunger Action Summit in Topeka to discuss how to tackle the problem of access to healthy food. Haley...
Midnight hotel fire in west Topeka intentionally set, investigators say
TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka firefighters put out a fire at an abandoned west Topeka hotel early Thursday morning. The Topeka Fire Department (TFD) said in a press release that firefighters were sent to the Relax Inn at 1224 SW Wanamaker Rd. around midnight Thursday. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and flames coming from the […]
Church offers free lunch until school starts in August
TOPEKA (KSNT) – While schools offer free lunches through most of the summer, one church is going beyond to make sure children across Topeka are fed until they go back to school. The 501 school district offers free lunches to students up to the age of 18 at locations across Topeka, including the Westminster Presbyterian […]
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