Category Archives: Local News

ATV crash, one dead, others seriously injured

BARTON COUNTY (KSNT) – A 42-year-old man is dead and two are injured after a crash in Great Bend on Saturday night. Bryan Kramer, 42, of Great Bend, was killed while driving a Polaris Razr UTV on the south side of Great Bend. The vehicle was traveling eastbound in the 3000 block of Dike Road…MORE

Day 2 of NHRA at the Heartland comes to an end

Day 2 of NHRA at the Heartland comes to an end

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Competition is heating up in the Heartland, as racers from across the nation compete in Shawnee County. “We’re gonna have 15 to 20 thousand people a day braving the heat to come out here and watch 330 MPH dragsters in funny cars and all the rest of the categories going down the…MORE

KDOT reminds drivers that stopping for school buses is the law

TOPEKA (KSNT) – With students headed back to school, the Kansas Department of Transportation is enforcing the importance of the Kansas School Bus Stop Arm Law. Within Kansas law KSA 8-1556, all motorists are required to stop when approaching or overtaking a stopped school bus displaying its flashings red lights and stop arm. Motorists are…MORE

Manhattan organizations celebrate healthcare workers

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – Manhattan organizations are hosting events and discounts to celebrate the work of healthcare professionals in the area. During the month of August, the Flint Hills Discovery Center will be giving $2 off admission to healthcare workers to celebrate Healthcare and First Responder Appreciation Month. The center wants to thank healthcare workers for…MORE

Topeka group teaches parents car seat safety

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A local organization is helping the community with child safety. Safe Kids held a car seat check for parents. It was a chance for people to learn how to properly buckle their kids in. Safe Kids stresses the importance of reading the car seat manual, but their biggest piece of advice is…MORE

Topeka Zoo shines light on species challenges

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Zoo celebrated World Elephant and Lion Day on Saturday. Saturday’s schedule included enrichment for the lions and elephants, meeting the lion keepers and a bath for Cora the Elephant. The event’s goal was to teach people what they can do to help animals around the globe. Since August is Asian…MORE

Bourbon tasting raises money for Kansas Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Bourbon tasting raises money for Kansas Big Brothers/Big Sisters

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Kansas Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Shawnee County held their annual “A Bourbon Affair” Friday evening at the Beacon in downtown Topeka. Guests enjoyed complimentary samples of top-shelf bourbons, whiskey cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. “This is our fourth annual Bourbon Affair,” said Eric Maydew, area director for Kansas Big Brothers/Big Sisters. “It’s a…MORE

Rossville celebrates another Tall Corn Festival

Rossville celebrates another Tall Corn Festival

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Rossville is celebrating its annual Tall Corn Festival this weekend. Rossville’s Tall Corn Festival takes place annually, on the second weekend of August. The event started almost 100 years ago on a hot summer weekend, as a way for the town to kick off harvest season and because Rossville is a farming…MORE

Rogue Events Studio opens in Topeka

Rogue Events Studio opens in Topeka

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Capital City has welcomed in a new events center. The official opening of Rogue Events Studio was held in the North Topeka Arts District (NOTO) on Aug. 12. The new event space can seat up to 50 guests with room for 100 and accommodates for both indoor and outdoor gatherings. Rogue…MORE

NHRA full of noise, heat and speed in Topeka

NHRA full of noise, heat and speed in Topeka

TOPEKA (KSNT)- The NHRA national circuit is in Topeka for the weekend, and Heartland Motorsports Park is filled with excitement. “It’s overwhelming,” eight-time Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher said. “The fans get to watch 330 mile-an-hour cars, then get to watch a group of people disassemble the car right in front of their eyes.”…MORE