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Shrine Bowl 2020 moved to Hummer Sports Park, with safety guidelines

Shrine Bowl 2020 moved to Hummer Sports Park, with safety guidelines

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Shrine Bowl football game in Topeka has been raising money for Shriner’s Hospitals for Children for almost 50 years now. “It’s important first and foremost because it’s a fundraiser for a children’s hospital. So that’s our goal, is to raise money for those kids and help impact those lives,” the…MORE

Kansans flock to campgrounds for summer vacation

Kansans flock to campgrounds for summer vacation

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Capital City KOA Campground on Sunday was hopping, as campers enjoyed the nice weather while also staying safe by social distancing and wearing masks whenever they left their RVs. Skip Nocciolo travels to Topeka from Maryland, RV in tow, about twice a year. “We like to travel, both myself and…MORE

Father and girlfriend charged in death of 3-year-old Olivia Jansen in Wyandotte County

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (FOX4) – The Wyandotte County District Attorney announced formal charges against Howard Jansen, the father of 3-year-old Olivia Jansen, and Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick, Jansen’s girlfriend on Sunday night. Jansen has been charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child endangerment and criminal desecration. Kirkpatrick faces the same charges. Prosecutors are asking for a bond of…MORE

Tickets sell out for St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – On Sunday night tickets for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway completely sold out. In total 7,000 tickets were sold, raising $700,000 for the kids and families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Anyone who bought a ticket is in the running to win a beautiful home in Topeka’s Lauren’s Bay…MORE

Topeka Zoo’s biggest fundraiser canceled, causes $60,000 impact

Topeka Zoo’s biggest fundraiser canceled, causes $60,000 impact

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Topeka Zoo is canceling the Brew At The Zoo fundraiser because of coronavirus, after pushing it back in hopes of the event taking place. The zoo’s director, Brendan Wiley, says the fundraiser usually brings in about $60,000 which is why he says the decision to cancel wasn’t easy. “We were…MORE

Kansas’s least populated county confirms first coronavirus case

Kansas’s least populated county confirms first coronavirus case

TRIBUNE, Kan. (KSNT) – Greeley County Emergency Management confirmed via Facebook that the county had its first resident test positive for COVID-19 Saturday night. Facebook Post from Greeley County Emergency Management County officials say they are working to confirm people who were in close contact with the patient who has tested positive. Greeley County is…MORE

Motorcyclist dies in Topeka accident

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A motorcyclist is dead after a Saturday night crash in Topeka. Topeka Police said around 9 p.m. on Saturday night they responded to a motorcycle accident at 36th and Burlingame. The man riding it was not wearing a helmet and was thrown off the motorcycle, according to officers. Paramedics rushed him…MORE