Category Archives: Local News

Lake Shawnee campgrounds to see big improvements

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Shawnee County is moving forward with plans to renovate the campgrounds located at Lake Shawnee. The Shawnee County Commission voted to make progress with the project early Thursday morning. The county is now looking for companies that want to design and build the new campgrounds at the lake which will be paid…MORE

How Kansas agencies are preparing for ‘Freedom Convoy’ trucker protest

How Kansas agencies are preparing for ‘Freedom Convoy’ trucker protest

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Multiple state agencies say they are monitoring the “Freedom Convoy” headed to Kansas. The protest that made national news after protests in Canada is expected to drive across Kansas, making stops in Salina, Junction City, and Topeka. Lt. Candace Breshears with the Kansas Highway Patrol told KSNT News that the agency is…MORE

Video: Education leader says ‘Indians raid’ Kansas towns

Video: Education leader says ‘Indians raid’ Kansas towns

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Kansas Education Commissioner is facing calls to resign after a video showed he made a controversial comment about Native Americans during a meeting. KSNT’s Capitol Bureau obtained video of the virtual conference Thursday that showed Commissioner Randy Watson make the remarks. The comments, which Native American legislators in the state said…MORE

Two bus crashes reported in Topeka, one child involved

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Police Department has reported that two buses have crashed in Topeka on Thursday afternoon. 3 ex-cops convicted of rights violations in George Floyd killing One bus reportedly crashed at 3:52 p.m. at Southeast 19th Street and Illinois Avenue. while the second crashed at 4:18 p.m. at Southeast Dupont Street and…MORE

Native American lawmakers respond to remark

KANSAS (KSNT) – Native American legislators joined with Kansas Governor Laura Kelly asking for the resignation of Education Commissioner Randy Watson after he made insensitive comments during a state meeting. Representative Dr. Ponka-We Victors-Cozad, who is serving her 6th term as the first Native American woman legislator in the state, said she is “appalled and…MORE

Topeka West student accused of sex crimes now facing charges as an adult

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Just 5 months ago students at Topeka West protested against a teen accused of sexual assault. The teenage suspect was arrested on September 16th, according to Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay. Kagay said he’s been held in custody since being arrested.  Barton County Sheriff: $30k of meth found; jail employee arrested…MORE

Crumbl Cookies coming soon to Topeka

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka will soon be getting its own Crumbl Cookies in coming months. The popular cookie company appears to be moving into the Capital City as promotional banners can be seen behind the windows of a storefront near the West Ridge Plaza at 2120 SW Wanamaker Rd. Darren Haddock, the co-owner of multiple…MORE

Topeka Symphony Orchestra performs for elementary school kids

Topeka Symphony Orchestra performs for elementary school kids

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Symphony Orchestra gave a matinee performance Thursday at The Topeka Performing Arts Center for hundreds of elementary school students. Crumbl Cookie coming soon to Topeka The Topeka Symphony has been presenting free school-day concerts to students from Northeast Kansas since 1999. This extremely popular concert series plays to capacity student…MORE

KSNT’s Brooke Lennington announces pregnancy

KSNT’s Brooke Lennington announces pregnancy

TOPEKA (KSNT) – An evening anchor for KSNT News had a special announcement to make Tuesday night. Together with KSNT StormTrack Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller and co-anchor McKenzi Davis, Brooke Lennington shared the news that she recently found out she is pregnant. She is far enough along that she was able to share sonograms of…MORE