Category Archives: Local News

Was it COVID, cold or flu? Here’s how you can tell

TOPEKA (NEXSTAR) – Sore throat, runny nose and a headache – the symptoms could mean your body is fighting through a cold, the flu or a COVID infection. You might not have had access to a COVID-19 test, or maybe your symptoms went away before you had the chance. There’s also the possibility you tested…MORE

Ottawa woman arrested after threatening man with machete

OTTAWA (KSNT) – A 35-year-old woman who threatened a man with a machete is being held in the Franklin County Adult Detention Center facing charges after police had to enter her home and take her into custody. Officers with the STAR Team, a collaboration of the Ottawa Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, entered the…MORE

KU will not share hazing investigation with police

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas suspended two fraternities for hazing earlier this month, but officials don’t plan to share their investigation with police. KU bans two fraternities for 5 years over hazing, other violations Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Delta Theta were both suspended from campus for five years because of the…MORE

Farmers, ranchers devastated by wildfires could get tax exemption soon

Farmers, ranchers devastated by wildfires could get tax exemption soon

TOPEKA (KSNT) — Lawmakers are moving forward with plans to provide relief to farmers recovering from wildfires in western Kansas last month. The state’s Assessment and Taxation committee voted to unanimously approve a proposal that allows tax exemptions for certain property that was damaged by wildfires. The move signals strong support from lawmakers on both…MORE

Disagreements over Delta 8 legality leaves local stores in limbo

Disagreements over Delta 8 legality leaves local 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. Delta-8 is just one molecular bond away from Delta-9, which is more commonly known as marijuana. Although according to the CDC, the high of Delta-8 has about 50-75% of…MORE

Update: Teen gets life-saving medical device

Update: Teen gets life-saving medical device

TOPEKA (KSNT) — For a few weeks now KSNT has been following the story of Tylynn Cross, whose car was stolen with her $17,000 insulin pump still inside. Since then Tylynn has been in and out of the ICU, and she currently finds herself back at the Manhattan ICU. Because Tylynn was diagnosed with juvenile…MORE

Topeka Vendors Market hosts new monthly event for creators and farmers

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The cold isn’t going to get in the way of this crossover. On Saturday, the downtown venue hosted the first of many new 2022 events. Topeka Vendors Market partnered with local creators for the Farmers and Makers Market. Collaborating with local organizations and bringing more people to the market district. In addition…MORE

Sledders around Topeka gather at popular spot

TOPEKA (KSNT) — People in the Capital City know the place to go when it snows is Quinton Heights. People from around the community come out to the biggest hill in Topeka to catch some speed going down the hill in their sleds. That includes Mark Steiner. “My son, my other sons, and nephews and…MORE

Washburn hosts Rust Buster Invitational

Washburn hosts Rust Buster Invitational

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Washburn Ichabod women’s and men’s track and field teams competed Saturday in the Rust Buster Invitational held in the indoor Athletics Facility on the Washburn Campus. The Ichabod women’s and men’s track and field teams were picked eighth and ninth respectively in the MIAA Indoor Preseason Coaches Poll released on Friday.…MORE