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Recent articles by Jake:

KU students react to Travis Kelce celebrating in Lawrence

LAWRENCE (KSNT) – It was a Tuesday night to remember for students at the University of Kansas. Not because of KU’s win over Kansas State University in the Sunflower Showdown, but because Kansas City Chiefs star Tight End Travis Kelce. “The entire first half I had no idea,” KU Cheer Team Member Presley Ward said […] → Read More

Topeka city leaders weigh in on homeless problem

TOPEKA (KSNT) – With more trash and embankments popping up in Topeka, it’s no secret the homeless population is growing. “It’s hurting our neighborhoods,” District 2 Councilwoman Christina Valdiva-Alcala said. “With the fires, with the public health and safety issues, with the squatting, with the going into vacant housing and then fires getting set, that’s […] → Read More

Topeka Walmart bathroom fire sends one man to hospital

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A bathroom fire sends one man to the hospital. It happened Saturday around 8:15 p.m. when the Topeka Fire Department responded to a call at the Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 335 SW MacVicar Ave.| When they arrived, they found a man on fire in the bathroom. The fire was then extinguished […] → Read More

Topeka police investigating homicide

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place Saturday in the 400 BLK of SW Tyler St. Officers were dispatched in reference to a medical around 9:17 a.m. Upon arrival, one victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. This is an […] → Read More

Topeka city worker and business owner talk about potential expansion of common consumption bill

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The city of Topeka has requested the Kansas legislature expand the state’s common consumption bill. If passed, it would modify the current law to allow more flexibility in the community. When putting together the 2023 agenda, members of the public suggested common consumption of alcohol would attract more young people to events […] → Read More

Topekans weigh in on new alcohol bill

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The City of Topeka has requested the Kansas legislature expand the state’s common consumption bill. If passed, it would modify the current law to allow more flexibility in the community. When putting together the 2023 agenda, members of the public suggested common consumption of alcohol would attract more young people to events […] → Read More

Friday fatal fire ruled as homicide

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Fire Department has ruled Friday’s fire that killed three people a homicide. According to TFD, Fridays fire was intentionally set by 32-year-old Kyle J. Tyler of Holton. The individuals who passed away in the fire have also been identified as 30-year-old Genny L. Fitzpatrick, nine-year-old Peyton L. Tyler and one-year-old […] → Read More

K-State students respond to Coach Tang’s message following Sunflower Showdown

MANHATTAN (KSNT) - It was a thrilling Sunflower Showdown Tuesday night between the Wildcats and Jayhawks. But Kansas State University's head coach Jerome Tang has a message to the fans following the game. → Read More

Topeka catalytic converter ordinance approved

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka city council unanimously approved a new ordinance Tuesday they hope will deter catalytic converter thefts. Just in the last couple weeks of 2022, Topeka saw more than 20 catalytic converter thefts.Tuesdays unanimous vote, which was taken just minutes after the issue was presented, shows just how much the city council wants […] → Read More

Governor Kelly Inaugural Ball held Sunday

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Governor Laura Kelly celebrated the start of her second term Sunday night. The event was held at the Stormont Vail Events Center in Topeka with hundreds of guests in attendance. During the 2019 inauguration ball, former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius described Governor Laura Kelly as a ‘leader who doesn’t need training wheels’. […] → Read More

Topeka doctors talk importance of CPR after collapse of Damar Hamlin during Bills game

TOPEKA (KSNT) – When it comes to going into cardiac arrest, there’s not a minute to spare. That couldn’t be any more true for Bills safety Damar Hamlin who was attended to on the field for 19 minutes after collapsing and received both CPR and a defibrillator during Monday Night Football. When life and death […] → Read More

Topeka City Council moves to continue taxing downtown businesses

TOPEKA (KSNT) – There were many topics on the agenda at Tuesday’s city council meeting, one of which impacts downtown businesses. The continuation of taxing downtown businesses was approved. The hope of doing this is to keep downtown Topeka an attractive environment and to continue to improve it. It’s called a business improvement district. The […] → Read More

Medicine shortage impacting Kansas pharmacies

MANHATTAN, KS (KSNT) – While it’s been a tough winter with people getting sick, it’s been just as hard to treat them. From the flu, to COVID-19, to RSV, it seems like everyone at least knows one person who is sick right now. Milka Goodlett, a pharmacist at Kellstrom Pharmacy in Manhattan believes the medicine […] → Read More

Falling gas prices save cash for Kansans

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Kansans are paying under $3 a gallon at the pump for the first time in months. With fuel prices now beneath $3 a gallon, consumers are able to worry less about filling up their tank at the pump and more on other everyday expenses. “It’s helped out greatly with catching up on […] → Read More

‘He was made for this’: Kansas native Justin Aaron on ‘The Voice’

LOS ANGELES, CA (KSNT) – And then there was 10… for now. With a trip to the semi’s on the line, the competition is getting tighter and tighter for Junction City native Justin Aaron and his journey on ‘The Voice.’ “He can sing whatever song anyone has given him,” Justin’s friend, Breena Toles said. “He […] → Read More

Junction City native Justin Aaron advances to the final 10 in The Voice

JUNCTION CITY (KSNT) – When we first met Justin Aaron we knew he had talent. We knew he had great potential. We knew he had a great voice. Now, not only do we know we get at least one more week of him, we know he’s touching the lives of so many. “This is something […] → Read More

Two dead in Geary County car crash

GEARY COUNTY (KSNT) — Two people have passed away after a car crash in Geary County Saturday afternoon. At 3 p.m., 34-year-old John A Wagnaar III was driving a Ford F150 while traveling west in the eastbound lane of I-70. At that time, 31-year-old Morgan L. Taylor, the driver of a 2013 Honda Civic, was […] → Read More

New redistricting plan approved by Topeka City Council

TOPEKA (KSNT) -- A lot took place at Tuesday nights Topeka city council meeting, but a big part of the agenda came from the vote to change district lines. → Read More

Man arrested after Saturday night Topeka shooting

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Michael Raines, 25, of Topeka, has been arrested for Saturday nights’ shooting at the Relax Inn in South Topeka that sent one person to the hospital. Officers arrived at the scene shortly after the call came in around 7 p.m. Raines was later booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections at […] → Read More

Topeka voices call for end to recent violence, shootings

TOPEKA (KSNT) - Members of a local organization are working to make their voices heard as they call for change following a recent uptick of violence in the capital city. → Read More