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What Topeka highway you need to avoid for road work

What Topeka highway you need to avoid for road work

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The exit ramp from westbound I-470 onto westbound I-70 in Topeka will be closed on Thursday due to maintenance work. According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, the exit ramp will be closed on Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, so that crews can complete core drilling maintenance…MORE

Kansas House moves to make counties keep electing sheriffs

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas House has approved a measure aimed at ensuring that counties don’t stop electing their sheriffs. The vote Wednesday was 97-24 on a proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution declaring that sheriffs are elected to four-year terms. The constitution now says only that lawmakers will create county offices “as may…MORE

Driver in hit-and-run identified as Alma man

Driver in hit-and-run identified as Alma man

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Authorities have identified the person they believe was driving the vehicle that hit a bicyclist on Monday and then fled the scene. The Shawnee County Sheriff arrested James R. Cunningham, 50, of Alma at his home and charged him with failure to stop at an accident resulting in great bodily harm and…MORE

House fire caused by dog highlights pet fire safety

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A local dog is to blame for a downtown apartment fire. The apartment fire occurred on Monday, Feb. 21, at 509 SW 5 St. and caused $1,000 worth of damage. The Topeka Fire Department indicated that they believed that one of the dogs owned by the apartment’s owner was to blame for…MORE

Driver in hit-n-run identified as Alma man

Driver in hit-n-run identified as Alma man

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Authorities have identified the person they believe was driving the vehicle that hit a bicyclist on Monday and then fled the scene. The Shawnee County Sheriff arrested James R. Cunningham, 50, of Alma at his home and charged him with failure to stop at an accident resulting in great bodily harm and…MORE

Computer science courses could soon be required in Kansas high schools

Computer science courses could soon be required in Kansas high schools

TOPEKA, (KSNT)— An education bill moving through the Kansas Legislature would require high schools in the state to offer computer science courses. A substitute for House Bill 2466 would require public high schools in the state to offer at least one computer science course, or submit a plan to offer those courses to the State…MORE

Realtor.com ranks Topeka as 3rd Hottest Housing Market in the U.S.

Realtor.com ranks Topeka as 3rd Hottest Housing Market in the U.S.

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka is the third hottest housing market in the United States, according to Realtor.com. The Capital City is the only Midwest city in the top 10 and the most affordable city in the top 20. This list is based on data from January. Realtor.com’s report ranked Topeka’s median list price last month…MORE

Firefighters battle overnight house fire in frigid temps

Firefighters battle overnight house fire in frigid temps

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka firefighters responding to an overnight fire just after midnight on Wednesday found smoke coming from several windows at 109 S.E. 17th Street. Crews continued to monitor the fire as late as 8:30 a.m. Crews were originally called to the home at 12:28 a.m., according to Shawnee County Dispatch. Bitterly cold weather…MORE