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Hwy. 99 back open after standoff in Pottawatomie Co.

Hwy. 99 back open after standoff in Pottawatomie Co.

WESTMORELAND, Kan. (KSNT) – A standoff that lasted for hours and closed Highway 99 Friday evening has ended peacefully. Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Deputies worked to talk down an armed man who was in a parked car off of Hwy. 99 in Westmoreland, according to Sheriff Greg Riat. The standoff started around 5:00 p.m., prompting the…MORE

FHL Bank employees volunteer to fix up the Hi-Crest neighborhood

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Friday, employees at FHL Bank stepped away from their computers to help out in the community. They volunteered their time and energy to help fix up four homes in the Hi-Crest neighborhood. They used their skills to help paint, lay flooring, help with the lawn, and whatever else they needed to…MORE

Blue-green algae prompts public health watch for Fall River, Elk Horn Lake

Blue-green algae prompts public health watch for Fall River, Elk Horn Lake

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a public health watch for Fall River and Elk Horn Lake due to the presence of blue-green algae. The watch is issued for Fall River, south of Eureka, at State Street Bridge in Greenwood County and for Elk Horn Lake in Holton, Jackson…MORE

Emporia chiropractor found not guilty on 2 counts of sexual assault of patients

Emporia chiropractor found not guilty on 2 counts of sexual assault of patients

EMPORIA, Kan. (KSNT) – Emporia chiropractor Eric Hawkins was found not guilty on two of three charges of sex crimes against three women patients. Friday’s acquittal was for one count of aggravated sexual battery and another of rape against two separate patients. Jury selection for a separate trial concerning a second count of battery is…MORE

Local Aviation Explorer post looking for new members during open house

Local Aviation Explorer post looking for new members during open house

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The local Aviation Explorer group is looking to recruit more aviation enthusiasts to add to its ranks. Aviation Explorer Post 8 has been at Billiard Airport in Topeka since 1952. The group focuses on getting teens and young adults interested in aviation. “Our post is a little unique,” said Noel Etzel,…MORE