Category Archives: Local News

Trump extends unemployment benefits, defers payroll tax

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) – Bypassing Congress, President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. Trump accused Democrats of loading up their rescue bill with priorities unrelated to the coronavirus. “We’ve had it,” he said at a…MORE

USD 501 extends summer meal program with delayed start of school

USD 501 extends summer meal program with delayed start of school

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – With in-person school days set to start later than anticipated, the Topeka Public School district is extending its summer food program. The program was set to end in July before the normal school year started. But because of the pandemic, meals will be available until August 28. “Now that last day…MORE

Kansas CEO, employees learn to love running all to help St. Jude patients

OLATHE, Kan. (KSNT) – A prominent Kansas CEO is using his influence to give back to the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Harry Herington: NIC Inc. CEO, grandfather, and now a man with a newfound passion for running. “I am not a runner,” said Herington. But before he filled his days running miles…MORE

Tooth be told: you should still go to the dentist during the pandemic

Tooth be told: you should still go to the dentist during the pandemic

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – With so many experiences changing right now, dentists are trying to create a sense of normalcy. One local dentist tells KSNT News why it’s so important to keep your appointments on the calendar and not put them off despite the pandemic. We all may have forgotten what day it is once…MORE

Watch here: KSNT talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci in a one-on-one interview

Watch here: KSNT talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci in a one-on-one interview

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — The nation’s leading coronavirus doctor, Anthony Fauci, sat down with KSNT anchor Molly Patt to discuss the coronavirus in Kansas. Dr. Fauci said that everyone has to come together and work patiently to tackle the pandemic. “Everybody’s got to pull together because the public health response you know the careful prudent…MORE

City of Manhattan allows for businesses to use sidewalks for more space

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – To help local businesses that are hurting because of the coronavirus, the city of Manhattan passed an ordinance that allows stores to expand to the sidewalk. They are able to sell items in the space in front of their store to help with social distancing. This is just a temporary change…MORE

KSNT talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci one-on-one

KSNT talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci one-on-one

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — The nation’s leading coronavirus doctor, Anthony Fauci, sat down with KSNT anchor Molly Patt to discuss the coronavirus in Kansas. Dr. Fauci said that everyone has to come together and work patiently to tackle the pandemic. “Everybody’s got to pull together because the public health response you know the careful prudent…MORE

Local business owner recommends CBD oil to reduce anxiety, stress

Local business owner recommends CBD oil to reduce anxiety, stress

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Edith Gaines, owner of D & E Wellness LLC in Topeka, is offering a popular product that may help you manage stress during the pandemic. National CBD Day is Saturday, but the business has been busy since the pandemic began, Gaines said. Gaines encouraged others to try it as well. “It’s…MORE