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New partnership in Topeka honors Betty White

New partnership in Topeka honors Betty White

TOPEKA (KSNT) — Jan. 17 marks what would have been the late Betty White’s 100th birthday. Oddly enough, one of the largest residents at the Topeka Zoo, had a birthday today too. Kansas teen’s $17,000 stolen insulin pump replaced with special discount Sarge is the male giraffe at the zoo and he turned 10-years-old today.…MORE

Disagreements over Delta 8 legality leave Kansas stores in limbo

Disagreements over Delta 8 legality leave Kansas stores in limbo

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Debates surrounding Delta-8 in Kansas are heating up as Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced his guidance following questions from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Ottawa woman arrested after threatening man with machete Delta-8 is just one molecular bond away from Delta-9, which is more commonly known as marijuana. Although according to the…MORE

Kansas children, elderly hit hard by COVID

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is reporting 218 active coronavirus clusters across the state as of Jan. 12, 2022. COVID deaths and cases in nursing homes climbing again KDHE reported in the last week there are 218 clusters, responsible for 3,122 cases, 50 hospitalizations and 37 deaths. A coronavirus cluster is when…MORE

Washburn hosts No. 2 Northwest Missouri State Monday in Lee Arena

Washburn hosts No. 2 Northwest Missouri State Monday in Lee Arena

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Washburn Ichabods hosted the No. 2 Northwest Missouri State Bearcats Monday evening in Lee Arena. Washburn men’s basketball wins fourth in a row Final score of the men’s game, Washburn 63, N.W. Missouri State 71 In the earlier game, the Washburn Women defeated the Lady Bearcats, 58-52.MORE

Kansas man dead after truck is hit by train

OSAGE COUNTY (KSNT) – One man is dead after driving in front of a train in Osage County on Monday. Man dies in Kansas highway crash after ejecting According to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash log, at 2:24 p.m. on Jan. 17 near the 3300 block of SW Wannamaker Rd. a Chevy pickup was driving…MORE

Deadline draws near to help short-staffed Kansas hospitals, nursing homes

TOPEKA (KSNT) — The clock is ticking for Kansas lawmakers to extend two critical executive orders addressing healthcare staffing issues in the state. Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s 15-day executive orders allow for other healthcare workers, like certain retired nurses and medical students to step in where they can so nurses and doctors can deal with…MORE

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority volunteers time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority volunteers time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority of Topeka volunteered their time on Monday to honor the late Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday, which was Jan. 15. “This is a community project we do every year on Martin Luther King’s Birthday,” Valerie Patterson said, the president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Topeka…MORE

ZOO AND YOU: Topeka Zoo offering Docent Academy in March

ZOO AND YOU: Topeka Zoo offering Docent Academy in March

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Zoo is looking for people to join the zoo family. The zoo is accepting applications for its next Docent Academy. Was it COVID, cold or flu? Here’s how you can tell The Docent Academy is a five-day course for the zoo’s adult volunteers. Docents work as ambassadors for the zoo…MORE