Category Archives: Local News

Crumbl Cookie coming soon to Topeka

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka will soon be getting its own Crumbl Cookie 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

Kansas school board to meet after ‘inappropriate’ remark

Kansas school board to meet after ‘inappropriate’ remark

TOPEKA (AP) – Kansas’ state school board has scheduled a special meeting for Friday to discuss personnel issues after Education Commissioner Randy Watson made what one board member called an inappropriate remark during a conference last week. Watson did not immediately return a telephone message or email Wednesday evening seeking comment, nor did department spokespeople.…MORE

Rescue dog helps Topeka veteran find peace

Rescue dog helps Topeka veteran find peace

TOPEKA (KSNT) – This week’s Veteran Salute brings you the story of Army Sergeant Corey Nixon and four-legged his best friend named Bosco. Nixon served two tours in Iraq and then went to Afghanistan before he returned to the U.S. He had to undergo surgery after being shot in the back in Iraq, for which…MORE

Significant drop in COVID-19 cases in Shawnee County

Significant drop in COVID-19 cases in Shawnee County

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Shawnee County COVID-19 Indicator Report remains in the “substantial” category, after weeks in the red. The Indicator report period is from Feb. 13 through Feb. 19. The Shawnee County Health Department shared the Community Indicator Thursday with the good news that all measures improved this week. The weekly case incidence or…MORE

Shawnee County DA looking to charge minor accused of sex crimes as an adult

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Just 5 months ago his classmates at Topeka West protested against him because of sexual assault allegations. The teenage suspect was arrested on September 17th, the Shawnee County District Attorney says he’s been held in custody since being arrested.  Barton County Sheriff: $30k of meth found; jail employee arrested for smuggling to…MORE

Kansas jail’s daily inmate population at 10 year high

Kansas jail’s daily inmate population at 10 year high

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – The Riley County Jail is seeing an influx of inmates as the jail’s average daily population recently hit a 10 year high. In January, the Riley County Jail saw an average daily population of 100 inmates. That is the highest population since 2012 and more than 30% higher than the population…MORE

New tobacco program aims to help Shawnee County teens

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A new program by the Shawnee County District Attorney is aimed at helping minors facing tobacco charges. The Tobacco Cessation Program, or TCP, will help minors charged with a first time tobacco offense. TCP is a collaboration between District Judge Darian Dernovish and the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office. Kansas jail’s daily…MORE

Kinky Boots opens Friday night at Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy

Kinky Boots opens Friday night at Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Kinky Boots opens Friday evening at the Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy. Kinky Boots the Musical is based on the 2005 British film, Kinky Boots, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth and mostly inspired by true events. The musical began a US tour in 2014 and ended on April, 2019. Charlie Price…MORE

Bill to prohibit ‘Sanctuary Cities’ in Kansas introduced

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A bill has been introduced in the Kansas House of Representatives to prohibit “sanctuary cities” in the state of Kansas. House Bill 2717 was introduced at the request of Attorney General Derek Schmidt in the Legislature on Feb. 22 and has since been referred to the Committee on Federal and State Affairs…MORE

4,000 hydrocodone pills stolen from Emporia pharmacy

EMPORIA (KSNT) – Police said thieves were in and out of an Emporia pharmacy within minutes Saturday after stealing 4,000 hydrocodone pills. Driver in hit-n-run identified as Alma man Public Information Officer Ray Mattas told KSNT the Emporia Police Department was alerted to a break-in at Haag Pharmacy, 1400 W 12th Ave, within minutes and…MORE