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Jake Kaufman


Topeka, KS, United States

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Past articles by Jake:

Monday afternoon Topeka structure fire

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Fire Department was called to a garage fire in the 400 block of SW Elmwood near Sixth and Washburn Avenue at 5:21 p.m. on Monday. No one was hurt in the fire and the cause is unknown at this time. → Read More

Emporia man competes for World’s Strongest Firefighter

EMPORIA (KSNT) – Jordan Barr is raising the bar when it comes to fitness and being a firefighter.Not only did he finish in the top 20 of his weight class in this year’s World’s Strongest Firefighter competition, but says his strength helps him better serve the community. Weighing in at 310 pounds, Barr competed in […] → Read More

KDOT finalizing acquisitions to begin viaduct project

KDOT is currently working out the finer details for the Polk-Quincy Viaduct project. → Read More

Manhattan Fake Patty’s Day preview

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – Saturday, March 4, marks the annual Fake Patty’s day in Manhattan.It’s an annual event that takes place in Aggieville where people come together and bar hop throughout the bar district. What can be a stressful event for those working it, Tubby’s General Manager, Mark Ruiz says there are a couple of things […] → Read More

Manhattan-Ogden school board reviews school safety

MANHATTAN, KS (KSNT) – It’s safe to say that student safety is near the top, if not at the top, of every school district’s main focus. The Manhattan-Ogden school board is looking to make its school safety an even higher priority. Last week the district had to go into lockdown at three different schools. Anthony […] → Read More

Topeka City Council approves Rural Housing Incentive District

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka City Council has decided to move forward with a new housing incentive they hope will boost future economic growth. With an increasing demand for housing, a recent study found more homes are needed to boost the future economic growth and development of the city. Tuesday’s decision lays the groundwork for […] → Read More

Topeka planning committee votes on One Gas Inc. expansion

TOPEKA (KSNT) -The Topeka planning commission revisited a proposal Monday night to rezone a downtown neighborhood after it was kicked back to them by city council. The planning commission heard from both representatives with One Gas, and a number of people who took part in public comment. The biggest concerns coming from the public is […] → Read More

Topeka restaurant owner in dispute over website naming

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Casey Mclenon is the owner of Little Russia Chili Parlor in Little Russia. With any new business, advertising is important. So, you can imagine the disbelief he had when he found out he wouldn’t be able to use the unique name of his restaurant when registering his domain. What might be first […] → Read More

One dead after being hit by vehicle in Topeka

TOPEKA (KSNT) – One man is dead after being hit by a vehicle on Sunday at the intersection of SW. 19th St. and SW Gage Blvd. in Topeka. Topeka Police Officers were called to the scene just after 6:30 p.m. The individual hit was then transported to a local hospital but later died from his […] → Read More

Crash leads to two arrests in East Topeka after gunshots

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Police Department has two people in custody after a vehicle crash led to gunfire in East Topeka on Sunday. The incident took place around 1 p.m. near the intersection of SE 21st. St. and California near Phillips 66. No one was hurt in the shooting. This is an ongoing investigation, and 27 News will let you know more when we find out. → Read More

Topeka fire responds to vacant house fire

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Fire Department responded to a vacant house fire Saturday around 1 p.m. at the intersection of SW 21st Street and Buchanan Street. Upon arrival, fire crews were welcomed with heavy flames coming from the attic. Unable to attack the fire from the inside, TPD had to attack it from above […] → Read More

Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade preview

KANSAS CITY, MO (KSNT) – Many of the streets are already blocked off in the Downtown Kansas City, Missouri area making getting around fairly difficult. Although getting from point A to point B might be a challenge Wednesday, the excitement is still at an all-time high. Despite a chilly weather forecast, one Chiefs super fan […] → Read More

Topeka sporting goods store offers a try-before-you-buy event

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Play It Again Sports in Topeka hosted a “free manufacturer bat demo day” on Saturday. Young baseball players were able to hit the batting cages with any baseball bat they want before choosing one to buy. Sports equipment experts were also present to give the kids and parents advice on what equipment […] → Read More

Topeka city council to go forward with outside firm to combat homelessness

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Homelessness has been a growing problem around the country for decades.As for here in Topeka, previous attempts at trying to fix the unsheltered issue hasn’t worked. “We’re seeing that there’s a lot of effort community wide being put into trying to address the challenges of the unsheltered,” Topeka City Manager Stephen Wade […] → Read More

NOTO homeless crises draws concern for business owner

TOPEKA (KSNT) – With a large homeless population in NOTO primarily running through the district’s river walk, it has become a concern for Studio 62 Art Bar owner Cies Smith. Smith told 27 News when she talks about her business with others, sometimes they won’t even consider going because of the location. “I’ll tell people […] → Read More

NOTO homeless crises draws concern from business owner

TOPEKA (KSNT) – With a large homeless population in NOTO primarily running through the district’s river walk, it has become a concern for Studio 62 Art Bar owner Cies Smith. Smith told 27 News when she talks about her business with others, sometimes they won’t even consider going because of the location. “I’ll tell people […] → Read More

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