Kelli Peltier, KSN News Wichita

Kelli Peltier

KSN News Wichita

Topeka, KS, United States

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Past articles by Kelli:

Chiefs Pro Shop selling exclusive Super Bowl LVII merchandise until big game

The countdown is on until the Kansas City Chiefs play in Super Bowl LVII, and the Chiefs Pro Shop is helping fans sport their team pride. → Read More

State leaders giving back ahead of Gov. Kelly’s inauguration

SHAWNEE, Kan. (WDAF) — Leaders are giving back to Kansans in need for the state’s Annual Day of Service. The Day of Service is a long-standing Kansas tradition that happens before the governor is inaugurated. “Where people are coming together as Kansans to do good things for our friends and neighbors, particularly those who are […] → Read More

Some KCK residents going days without mail due to problems with USPS

Problems with mail delivery from the U.S. Postal Service are causing some people in Kansas City, Kansas to go days without getting their mail. → Read More

Kansas family raising CPR, AED awareness after young athlete went into cardiac arrest

About one in every 100,000 young athletes like Damar Hamlin experience a sudden cardiac arrest each year according to researchers at the University of Washington. → Read More

More flight cancellations, delays impact thousands of KCI Airport travelers

Thousands of travelers trying to get out of Kansas City International Airport on Monday were hit with Southwest Airlines delays and cancellations. → Read More

VETERAN SALUTE: Vietnam veteran awarded purple heart for bravery on battlefield

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Retired Colonel Charlie Rayl grew up a farmer’s son in Hartford, Kansas. The decorated veteran sacrificed more than 30 years of his life to the United States Army; he survived combat in Vietnam and lost friends on the battlefield, yet he still tries to find the positives every day. After completing ROTC […] → Read More

VETERAN SALUTE: Air Force Veteran racked up nearly 30,000 hours flying time over career

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Air Force veteran Lt. Colonel John Plumb’s love for flying started at a young age. “My heart would go pitter-patter when I would see an airplane,” Plumb said. His head was always in the clouds and he remembers getting in trouble at school because of it. “She said, John Plumb, if you […] → Read More

St. Jude patient happy & healthy more than 10 years after treatment

TOPEKA (KSNT) – More than a decade ago, the next moment wasn’t guaranteed for 4-year-old cancer patient Sarah. “Every minute, every year, is a blessing,” Kristine, Sarah’s mom said. She underwent life-saving brain surgery at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a cancerous tumor. “Treatments, radiation..and they are hopeful she’ll you know be with you […] → Read More

Veteran Salute: Army veteran suffers career-ending injury, inspires others to still follow dreams

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Willa McGarity served our country as a sergeant in the U.S. Army for two decades. She suffered a career-ending knee injury that cut her time in the military short but is proud of the service she was able to give. At first, McGarity didn’t believe she was cut out for the military. […] → Read More

Topeka fire warns of space heater dangers

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka firefighters have an important safety warning as you heat your house during winter weather. A house at 880 Rice Road in Topeka caught on fire early Wednesday morning; according to officials, the fire was caused by a space heater. Public Information Officer with The Topeka Fire Department Alan Stahl says if […] → Read More

TFD: Central Topeka house fire under control

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A house fire in Central Topeka is under control according to the Topeka Fire Department on Friday. Topeka firefighters responded to a house fire on 1272 SW Garfield. The fire appears to have been largely focused on the exterior of the house and it was put out quickly after firefighters arrived. The […] → Read More

Stormont Vail working to accept more patients with new unit

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A shortage of workers is affecting a local hospital’s ability to care for sick people. Stormont Vail officials say they’re facing critical staffing issues as COVID cases continue to place stress on the hospital system. To help accept more patients, they’re opening a new area in the hospital. The new space will […] → Read More

Paradise Donuts opening second location in Topeka

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A popular donut shop in Topeka is expanding its business. The owner of Paradise Donuts, Mike Babb, is opening a second location in the spring. The new store will be located in southwest Topeka on Urish road, right across from the Silver Lake Bank on 21st Street. Babb said he’s looking forward […] → Read More

Local military preparing for former Sen. Bob Dole’s tour across Kansas

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Local military is preparing to honor late Senator Bob Dole with a tour across Kansas. After ceremonies are completed in Washington, Dole’s casket will travel back to Kansas and make its final stop at the state capitol building this weekend. Dole’s casket is set to arrive in Salina Friday evening and then […] → Read More

County leaders celebrate opening of road project

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A 6 million dollar road project is just about completed in Shawnee County. County officials cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the southeast 45th street construction project Thursday. Upgrades span from California avenue to Croco road and include street improvements, new bridges, better drainage for lake Shawnee, and a new […] → Read More

Country Stampede lineup released for 2022

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – -Kid Rock is a headliner for next year’s Topeka’s Country Stampede, an annual three-day outdoor music and camping festival. The 2022 musical performances include: Kid Rock Walker Hayes Chris Lane Jake Owen Lo Cash Parmalee Colt Ford Big & Rich ft. Cowboy Troy Runaway June Drake White Ian Munsick Craig Morgan […] → Read More

Omicron variant hits U.S.; Kansas health officials weigh in

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The White House confirmed Wednesday the Omicron variant is now in the U.S. The person is a traveler who returned from South Africa on Nov. 22 and tested positive on Nov. 29. The individual was vaccinated but had not received a booster shot. Local health officials are continuing to encourage the community […] → Read More

Governor Kelly flips the switch on annual holiday tree

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Christmas is only a few weeks away and Governor Laura Kelly is getting into the holiday spirit. She turned on the lights to the governor’s annual holiday tree on Wednesday which is located on the second floor of the statehouse. Kelly said the tree is for every Kansan to enjoy. “We just […] → Read More

Looking for a ‘tee-riffic’ time? Check out new downtown Topeka business

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Tee Box is the latest business to join Kansas Avenue in downtown Topeka. Located at 906 South Kansas Avenue suite 100, The Tee Box, offers guests a one-stop shop for both golf and food. Owners Jacob King and Brandon Best said the passion project has been two years in the making. […] → Read More

Washburn student with disabilities holds rally on campus, pushing for more accessibility & inclusion

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The community is rallying around Washburn University student Daija Coleman, who is pushing for more accessibility and inclusion on Washburn’s campus. It’s an update to a story KSNT first told you about last month. Coleman is a senior education major at the university and started this petition as part of her Senior […] → Read More