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Past articles by Cassie:

Topeka Salvation Army donations down this holiday season

TOPEKA (KSNT) — The Topeka Salvation Army is asking the community for help this holiday season. The non-profit raises the majority of its funding throughout November and December, but the organization says donations are down this year. Salvation Army officials in Topeka believe a shortage of “kettle bell ringers” could be to blame. “We are […] → Read More

Car crash in south Topeka shuts down Burlingame Road

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Two vehicles have crashed at the intersection of 37th Street and Burlingame Road in south Topeka. 37th Street has been shut down with traffic being rerouted. The Topeka Fire Department is currently on the scene assisting with the wreck. KSNT will keep you updated as the situation develops. → Read More

Broadway performer from Topeka preparing for ‘Annie Live!’

TOPEKA (KSNT) — A Broadway star from Topeka is familiar with performing on the big stage, but this week he will also be on television. Jeff Kready will be making a big return as part of the ensemble in “Annie Live!” “To have this opportunity to be on stage again is magical,” Kready said. “This […] → Read More

‘Rename Seaman Schools organization’ plans peaceful rally at Seaman High School

TOPEKA (KSNT)– Students in the Seaman School District (USD 345) are planning a peaceful rally on Nov. 19. These students are a part of the “Rename Seaman Schools Organization.” They are not happy with the district’s recent decision to not change the district name. The recent controversy comes after more than a year of debate […] → Read More

Downtown Topeka puts up new Christmas decorations for holiday season

TOPEKA (KSNT) — Downtown Topeka is getting ready for the holiday season. Crews are working hard to put up new Christmas decorations. “This year we put a really big focus on adding some Christmas enhancements to downtown,” Rhiannon Friedman, president of Downtown Topeka Inc., said. This year, the new additions include brand new custom wreaths […] → Read More

Police arrest two in connection to downtown Topeka burglary

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka police have arrested two people Thursday in connection to a burglary earlier this week. Topeka police received a call on Nov. 16 at 6:30 a.m. reporting a burglary at 123 SE 10 Ave. Police said the report was of a person throwing bricks through the front windows of Stephanie’s Salon. Officers […] → Read More

Miracle on Kansas Avenue happening in Topeka

TOPEKA (KSNT)– Downtown Topeka is getting ready to spread cheer this holiday season. The second annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue window decorating contest will begin on December 1. Last year, over 30 downtown businesses participated in the holiday competition. Officials with the Greater Topeka Partnership said the contest is a great way to get people […] → Read More

Topeka family mourning loss of loved one who died in weekend car crash, looking for witnesses

TOPEKA (KSNT) — A Topeka family is grieving after losing a loved one in a car crash on November 7. Twenty-eight-year-old Chase Barfoot was driving his pickup truck westbound along 61st Street when he struck multiple objects on the side of the road. “It’s a big truck and it’s just a pile of scrap metal. […] → Read More

Standing for more than 100 years, group wants to save these Topeka buildings

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A group of community members known as the Nick Chiles Committee is working to save a piece of Topeka’s history. Three downtown buildings located at 7th and Quincy Avenue are known as the Nick Chiles buildings. They were built in the late 1800s. Nick Chiles was a Civil Rights leader, hotel owner […] → Read More

‘Reframing Topeka’ meetings discuss ways to improve the city

TOPEKA (KSNT) — A project called “Reframing Topeka” is looking to make the city a better place. It’s a series of open conversations and anyone is welcome to attend. Leaders from the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library guide the discussions. Their goal is to spark real conversations about practical solutions to make Topeka better. […] → Read More

7,000 pounds of rainbow trout dumped into Lake Shawnee for trout season

TOPEKA (KSNT) — Shawnee County Parks and Recreation partnered with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks to stock Lake Shawnee with rainbow trout Monday. A total of 7,000 pounds of rainbow trout were dumped into the lake for trout season, which runs through April 15. The lake gets stocked once in the fall and […] → Read More

Kansas owners of Wick’s Bloody Mary Mix add touch of Wamego to labeling

WAMEGO (KSNT) — One Kansas couple has been bottling up a special drink recipe for almost a year. Wick’s Bloody Mary Mix will celebrate its one-year anniversary this November and they have come a long way in just a year. The drink mix started as a secret recipe between Kurt and Erin Wickenhauser, the masterminds […] → Read More

Former police officer pushing for no-passing zone after Highway 24 crash

TOPEKA (KSNT) — A crash on Highway 24 is sparking conversation. The wreck closed down part of the highway at Highway 24 and N.W. Huxman Road for about three hours. One Silver Lake resident, Richard Johnson, knows the road well. Johnson is a retired police officer who has lived in Silver Lake off of Huxman […] → Read More

City officials welcome Top City Golf to Topeka

TOPEKA (KSNT) — A local business is celebrating the official opening of its new facility. GreatLIFE North’s Top City Golf will provide the ultimate golfing experience to the Capital City. The concept of Top City Golf is just like Topgolf in Kansas City. The closer you can get the ball to your target, the more […] → Read More

Topeka woman looking for answers after father dies in motorcycle crash

TOPEKA (KSNT) — A Topeka man, Steve Apple, has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash over the weekend. He has been in the hospital since September 19. His family is heartbroken, but also desperate for answers as to what happened. Apple was riding his motorcycle near 29th and California Street when tragedy struck, […] → Read More

Sharp increase in domestic violence in Topeka, resources available for help

TOPEKA (KSNT)– Domestic violence cases in the Capital city are going up, especially over the past five years. In Shawnee County, there were 281 cases reported in 2020. This is more than double the cases that were reported in 2016 according to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office. “We did reach an all-time high for calls […] → Read More

Konza Student Table serves 20,000 meals to K-State community in one year

MANHATTAN, KS (KSNT)– Manhattan community leaders have worked together for exactly a year to bring Kansas State University students and staff fresh meals every Wednesday. The program is called the Konza Student Table. The program is celebrating its one-year anniversary, but its most recent accomplishment is what demonstrates its success. “After 52 weeks of doing […] → Read More

From shelter dog to search & rescue: A local dog’s new national responsibility

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A shelter dog from Helping Hands Humane Society is making a big name for himself. One-year-old Bender spent three months at Helping Hands before his life changed. He didn’t just find a permanent home, he found a purpose. It didn’t take long before employees at the Helping Hands Humane Society realized he […] → Read More

Kansas law enforcement partnering to enforce sober driving this Labor Day

Kansas law enforcement agencies are coming together to keep drivers safe this Labor Day. → Read More

Topeka physician explains how to get over vaccine hesitancy

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Health officials are encouraging more people to get the COVID vaccine as Delta variant cases continue to increase across the state. Only 53 percent of people in Shawnee County have gotten the vaccine and there are currently 57 hospitalizations among local hospitals. A doctor at Oasis Family Medicine in Topeka, Dr. Jennifer […] → Read More