Category Archives: Local News

How to stay safe on the Fourth of July

How to stay safe on the Fourth of July

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Fourth of July is less than two weeks away and it is just about time to start purchasing fireworks. Every year there are firework related injuries on the holiday. Last year on the Fourth of July, Topeka’s Fire and Police Department’s responded to over 20 calls that were firework related. K-State’s…MORE

Topeka man in hospital with suspected serious injuries after crash on I-470

SHAWNEE COUNTY, KS. (KSNT) – A Topeka man is in the hospital with suspected serious injuries after rear ending someone on I-470 early Saturday morning. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Logs, at 12:33 a.m. the driver of a 2012 Ford Focus was traveling Eastbound on I-470 in Shawnee County at high speeds in…MORE

Topeka group taking action to curb violence

Topeka group taking action to curb violence

Editor’s Note: This article originally incorrectly stated CIVIC is a program put on by the YWCA of Northeast Kansas. The YWCA promotes the CIVIC program, but they are separate entities. TOPEKA (KSNT) – One local group is looking to reduce violent crimes in Topeka and Shawnee County. The Community Inspired Violence Intervention Coalition (CIVIC) is…MORE

Free water handed out at Topeka hydration stations

Free water handed out at Topeka hydration stations

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Hydration is very important as we see hotter days in Topeka, and officials are helping people who don’t have easy access to drinking water. The Topeka and Shawnee County Homeless Task Force are running hydration stations around the Capital City. These stations offer free bottled water to anybody who asks – no…MORE

27 News obtains audio of 20+ gunshots in deadly shooting

27 News obtains audio of 20+ gunshots in deadly shooting

TOPEKA (KSNT) – 27 News has obtained audio of rapid gunfire a viewer found on their outdoor camera Friday morning during a deadly West Topeka shooting. Nearly 30 successive gunshots are heard, followed by a woman screaming for help. 27 News has chosen to only play audio of the gunshots. Topeka Police said a man…MORE

What can you expect from Kansas’ new tax cuts?

What can you expect from Kansas’ new tax cuts?

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has approved major tax cuts Friday, ending a political stalemate with state lawmakers. The new legislation: Moves Kansas from three personal income tax rates to two and cuts the highest rate from 5.7% to 5.58%. Decreases what homeowners will pay to the state to help finance public schools.…MORE

Child identified in death near Lake Sherwood

Child identified in death near Lake Sherwood

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Shawnee County deputies have identified the child killed near Lake Sherwood on Thursday as Zerick Ozuna, 9, of Topeka. He was entering fourth grade at Farley Elementary. Deputies arrived to an incident on Southwest Worwick Town Road and found the 9-year-old located inside a house. The child was suffering from multiple wounds…MORE

Washunga Days festival begins in Council Grove

Washunga Days festival begins in Council Grove

COUNCIL GROVE (KSNT) – Council Grove is hosting their annual music and community festival, Washunga Days. The festival began on Friday, June 21. It is full of live music performances that take place at the Neosho Riverwalk Amphitheater. KU golfer wins English Women’s Open Championship There are also many food trucks, a beer garden and…MORE

Man killed, woman hurt in Topeka shooting

Man killed, woman hurt in Topeka shooting

Update 6:03 p.m.- The Topeka Police Department (TPD) identified the man who died in the shooting as 23-year-old Brian M. Wright, of Topeka. This is the seventh homicide investigation of the year, according to TPD. TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Police Department is investigating an overnight shooting that left one man dead and a woman…MORE

Two fallen teachers honored in Emporia

Two fallen teachers honored in Emporia

EMPORIA (KSNT) – Friday, the National Teachers Hall of Fame honored two educators that died in the line of duty. In this case, teaching. The National Memorial to Fallen Educators honors teachers around the country that died while doing their job. One of those was high school principal Dan Marburger. He sacrificed his life in…MORE