Category Archives: Local News

Lawrence man dead after fatal crash in Topeka

UPDATE: In an updated press release from the Topeka Police Department, the driver who was originally pronounced in critical condition, has now been pronounced dead. The driver has also been identified as 76-year-old David Neely of Lawrence, Kansas. This crash is being investigated by the TPD Accident Reconstruction Unit. TOPEKA (KSNT) — A head-on collision…MORE

Two sent to hospital, one in critical condition after two-vehicle crash

TOPEKA (KSNT) — A head-on collision involving two vehicles resulted in two people being sent to a local hospital. According to a press release from the Topeka Police Department, at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, a Capitol Police Officer located the crash, which took place in the westbound lanes of NE River Road.…MORE

Circus returns to Stormont Vail Events Center

Circus returns to Stormont Vail Events Center

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Arab Shrine Circus is back in town this weekend. The Shriners have been hosting the circus in Topeka for 85 years. KSNT 27 news spoke to their public relations director, John Sidwell. He said they’ve had several thousand guests in the first two days already, and that the attractions are as…MORE

Why some Kansas inmates are making more money than you

Why some Kansas inmates are making more money than you

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Just because you’re incarcerated in Kansas doesn’t mean your time behind bars will be completely unproductive, especially if you want to make some money or sharpen valuable job skills. 27 News talked to Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) spokesman David Thompson this month to learn more about how much money inmates are…MORE

Topeka man hospitalized after crash with two semi-trucks on I-70

Topeka man hospitalized after crash with two semi-trucks on I-70

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A Topeka man was hospitalized following a crash on I-70 in Shawnee County involving two semi-trucks. The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) reports that the crash happened at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23 on eastbound I-70 near mile marker 187. A Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling down the highway when the driver…MORE

Why you should test your AC now

Why you should test your AC now

TOPEKA (KSNT) – As temperatures warm in late February, some experts say it’s a golden opportunity to test your air conditioning (AC) units before the first heat wave. Blue Dot in Topeka specializes in HVAC services. They are most often needed on the first hot week of the year when everyone is turning on their…MORE

Topeka diving business now offers swim classes to all ages

Topeka diving business now offers swim classes to all ages

TOPEKA (KSNT) – One Topeka woman has a goal of training everyone in Shawnee County to swim. Flying Fish Swim and Scuba is a Topeka-based business that teaches people how to scuba dive. Its mission is health, education and adventure through water. This week, Flying Fish is doing just that by kicking off its swim…MORE

Motorists can expect cashless tolls, construction on the Kansas Turnpike

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) has more than a dozen construction projects starting soon, as well as transitioning its tolls to cashless. With “above average weather” approaching, the KTA has announced 20 construction projects across Kansas that will start in March. Seven of those projects are being carried over from 2023, and…MORE

RV and Boat Show returns to Stormont Vail Events Center

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The RV and Boat Show is back at Stormont Vail Events Center in Topeka this weekend. With warmer weather just around the corner, organizers say they’re expecting a big crowd this weekend – upwards of 7,000 people. Jessica Ross of RJ Promotions organized the event. With fifty vendors at the set to…MORE

Kansas monument found broken along hiking trail near Wamego

Kansas monument found broken along hiking trail near Wamego

WAMEGO (KSNT) – A historical monument on a hiking trail near Wamego was found destroyed earlier this month. Michael Stubbs with the Mount Mitchell Prairie Guards said in a social media post that hikers found the nine-foot monument broken in three large pieces on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The monument was built back in 1956 to…MORE