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Devastating rail shutdown narrowly averted through congressional vote

A potentially devastating economic shutdown was narrowly averted on Thursday. Congress voted to force rail companies and unions to agree to a new labor contract, ending the threat of a rail worker strike. → Read More

Topeka police search for suspect after chase

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka police are searching for a suspect after a car chase on Saturday night. Officers said the chase started around 9 P.M. when they spotted a car that was connected to a previous aggravated assault. The chase stopped around 37th and Gage when the driver got out of the car and […] → Read More

Manhattan alligator drowns after trap falls into Wildcat Creek

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – An alligator that’s captured the community’s attention since going missing from a Manhattan pet store has drowned. Manhattan Reptile World said two American alligators were stolen from their cage at the store last week. Just days later, one of the alligators was spotted in Wildcat Creek, so traps were set up […] → Read More

Small group of Black Lives Matters activists hold silent protest at Topeka City Council meeting

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The fight for racial equality is making it’s way into Topeka’s City Council chambers. A small number of protesters from Topeka’s Black Lives Matter movement went to Topeka’s council meeting Tuesday night to send a message to city leaders. About seven people participated in the silent protest holding signs that said […] → Read More

Rain floods Marysville park

MARYSVILLE, Kan. (KSNT) – Sunday showers left a local park flooded. On Sunday the city of Marysville saw rain that flooded their city park. Pictures sent in by Damian Gordon, who lives there, show that water is covering a large space at the park. Northeast Kansas could see more heavy rain overnight. There are also […] → Read More

Police investigate death at White Lakes Plaza Apartments

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka police are investigating after a man was found at White Lakes Plaza Apartments on Saturday afternoon. Officers said they got a call around 5:00 p.m. for a welfare check. When they got to White Lakes Plaza Apartments they found 20-year-old Keaton Knutsen dead. Police are still investigating how he died. […] → Read More

Two Topeka Mexican restaurants have opposite reopening turnouts

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Local restaurants are trying to get back to work, but some are faring better than others. On Tuesday night at El Ranchito, the chips and margaritas were flowing and so were the customers. Manager Christian Jasso said it’s nice to be back. “We have a saying that we’re Topeka’s favorite Mexican,” […] → Read More

Shawnee County working on plan with health department to reopen pools

SHAWNEE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – Shawnee County Parks and Recreation is preparing for the possibility of opening up pools next month. Mike McLaughlin, a spokesman for the department, told KSNT News they’re not sure if pools will reopen on Memorial Day weekend like usual, but they are preparing them now just in case. Ultimately they […] → Read More

Officer involved shooting in central Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – On Sunday afternoon there was an officer involved shooting in Central Topeka, according to the Topeka Police Department. The shooting happened around 1:30 at 12th and Buchanan Streets. Officers aren’t sharing what led up to the shooting or details about the injuries to the person who was shot. Investigators are on […] → Read More

Kansas Supreme Court backs Governor Kelly’s executive order limiting church gatherings

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – On Saturday evening the Kansas Supreme Court announced that they are upholding Governor Kelly’s executive order to limit church gatherings in the state. Earlier in the week Governor Kelly issued an executive order limiting Kansas church gatherings to no more than 10 people. The lawmakers on the Legislative Coordinating Council revoked […] → Read More

Local family heartbroken after man dies in highway crash

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A local family is grieving a Topeka father’s sudden death after an unexpected accident. Bernard Singleton was an essential worker, so on Friday he was driving his trash truck route. His family was expecting him home around 5:00 that evening because his son Desmond was turning 5 years old and they […] → Read More

First responders surprise Topeka boy for his 4th birthday

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Local first responders came to the rescue of a Topeka boy’s birthday. On Tuesday first responders got a request from Nikita Bowman that was a little different than their typical calls. “We couldn’t have family with us today, so I just decided to randomly call the police department and see if […] → Read More

Dozens of new coronavirus cases, new death announced in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – On Saturday the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced 59 new cases of coronavirus in Kansas. No new counties were added to the list of places with coronavirus cases on Saturday. However, the number of cases went up in Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Levenworth, Lyon, Sedgwick, Shawnee and Wyandotte Counties. […] → Read More

One person killed in overnight Topeka shooting

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Central Topeka. Officers said the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. on Friday in the 1200 block of Washburn Avenue. One person was killed in the shooting. Police do not have anyone in custody yet. KSNT News has a crew monitoring this developing story. We will update this article once more information becomes available. → Read More

Local man saves others in final moments

AUBURN, Kan. (KSNT) – The family of 20-year-old Noah Thibodeau said he took his final breaths on Wednesday morning as doctors wheeled him into an operating room to harvest his organs for donation. His sister Sam Thibodeau said she was proud that her brother was able to die the way he lived: giving to others. […] → Read More

Fire Department investigates arson at East Topeka home

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Topeka Fire Department is investigating a Friday night house fire that was allegedly set on purpose. Fire crews responded to the fire after 11 p.m., and reported smoke and flames coming from the home at 224 SE Norwood Street. No one was inside of the home when the fire department […] → Read More

Google’s Super Bowl commercial has everybody talking

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A big part of the Super Bowl Sunday tradition is watching all of the commercials in between the game. One of the commercials that had social media buzzing was Google’s commercial. It featured an older man asking his Google Assistant to help him remember things about a woman named Loretta. You […] → Read More

Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash, TMZ reports

CALABASAS, Calif. — Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, TMZ reports. Bryant was reportedly in his private helicopter with three other people when it crashed. Emergency personnel responded when a fire broke out. No one onboard the helicopter survived, according to TMZ Sports. TMZ says that Vanessa Bryant was not onboard. → Read More

Semi crash closes lane and ramp on US-75

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Kansas Highway Patrol is asking drivers to avoid a spot on US-75 where a semi crashed. The crash happened around 2:00 on Sunday. A semi truck crashed through the side railing while going Northbound on US-75 near the 42nd Street exit. KHP said there were minor injuries in the crash. […] → Read More

Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Dept. finds missing teen girl

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – The Pottawatomie County is calling off the search for a missing teen girl after they said she was found safe. PREVIOUSLY: Deputies said 17-year-old Bryona Wooten went missing on Friday night around 5 p.m. She was last seen in the Timber Creek II housing area in rural Manhattan. Wooten was wearing […] → Read More