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Past articles by Jesse:

Topeka promotes two cops who sued city

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka Police have promoted two officers who recently sued the city for gender discrimination. Jana Harden has been promoted to major and Jennifer Cross has been promoted to captain, the city confirmed Monday. Their promotions are effective April 1. Harden will work in the executive bureau and Cross will work in the […] → Read More

Police seek man in Topeka, Lawrence car thefts, chases

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Lawrence Police are looking for a man accused of stealing a car in Topeka, a box truck in Lawrence and leading both agencies on separate chases. Police are asking anyone who spots Derrick Davidson to call 911 immediately. “Please be on the lookout for this man who is likely armed, dangerous and […] → Read More

Teacher investigated for using duct tape on Topeka children

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A teacher is under investigation for tying up children with duct tape at a Catholic school in Topeka. The allegations involve a teacher at Most Pure Heart of Mary School. A parent told 27 News he filed a police report Wednesday, claiming the teacher tied up his student and two other children […] → Read More

Topeka firefighter injured on icy roads

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A firefighter was injured Thursday morning after being hit by a car while working an accident, the city said. The original crash was on westbound I-470. The firefighter was hit by a car not involved in the original accident. “Personnel on scene began immediate care of the firefighter,” said Gretchen Spiker, city […] → Read More

New Washburn president a familiar face

TOPEKA (KSNT) – JuliAnn Mazachek will serve as the new president of Washburn University once agreed upon by the board of regents, according to Lori Hutchinson, spokeswoman. → Read More

Washburn to announce new president Wednesday

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Washburn University will announce its new president at 3 p.m. Wednesday. The person will replace longtime president Jerry Farley, who retired last year after serving 25 years. The university’s board of regents has held several closed-door meetings to discuss finalists for the position. → Read More

Police ID person killed in Topeka shooting

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka Police have released the name of a person found dead in a weekend shooting. Shawn Carter, 45, of Topeka, was found dead Sunday morning near 13th and Madison in Southeast Topeka, police said Monday. Police said Carter was shot to death. Officers were dispatched to the shooting at 8:51 a.m. Sunday. → Read More

Body confirmed to be missing Nebraska woman

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Nebraska law enforcement has confirmed the body found this week south of Topeka was a kidnapping victim from Omaha. Cari Allen’s body was found Wednesday night near 57th and Burlingame, after a tip was reported to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Nebraska. On Friday, law enforcement said she was murdered. Authorities […] → Read More

FOX 43 to highlight Topeka choirs in Christmas special

TOPEKA (FOX 43) – If you’re looking for some local holiday cheer, make sure to tune into FOX 43 at 11 a.m. on Christmas Day. FOX 43 is highlighting performances by local high school choirs, including Shawnee Heights, Hayden, Seaman and Washburn Rural. The choirs sing some Christmas carol favorites in the original local program, Songs Of The Season. → Read More

Kansas juvenile prison guard arrested for sex with inmate

TOPEKA (KSNT) – An employee at the state’s juvenile prison is in custody, accused of having unlawful sexual relations with juvenile corrections inmate 16 years or older, according to jail records. → Read More

Police identify Topeka teens in weekend crash

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka police have identified two Topeka teens killed in a weekend crash. Police said Eric Gonzales-Del Real, 18, and Michael Tolan, Jr., 16, were killed after the car they were in collided with a semi-truck and ran off of a bridge onto I-70. The initial crash happened about 2:30 p.m. Sunday near […] → Read More

Kansas oil leak shuts down massive Keystone Pipeline

The massive Keystone Pipeline has been shut down after oil was found to be leaking into a Kansas creek. → Read More

Schmidt calls 27 News poll inaccurate

TOPEKA (KSNT) - Derek Schmidt is pointing fingers at the media after two independent 27 News polls show he's trailing in next week's election against incumbent Laura Kelly. → Read More

K-State game will be streamed live on K

TOPEKA (FOX 43) – You can catch Saturday’s K-State football game live on No. 22 K-State takes on No. 9 Oklahoma State at 2:30 p.m. in Manhattan, Kan. The game will be streamed at, allowing you to view the game on your computer, cell phone or through our 27 KSNT mobile app. FOX […] → Read More

Top 10 jobs in highest demand in Kansas

TOPEKA (KSNT) – If you like to serve others, you should have no problem finding a job in Kansas. According to a state labor report, there are more job listings for registered nurses than any other occupation in Kansas. In fact, the state said there are more than 5,100 nursing positions open in the state. […] → Read More

New details released after child hit on local highway

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A 12-year-old was hit on Highway 40 Monday afternoon, the Shawnee County sheriff’s office said. Detectives said a 64-year-old was driving a white 2013 Kia Optima when it struck the child in the road. The accident happened in the 8100 block of Highway 40, east of Topeka, in an area surrounded by […] → Read More

Topeka High School goes on lockdown Thursday morning

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka Public Schools placed Topeka High School on lockdown because of a police situation, the school district announced Thursday morning. “We do not have additional details we can share at this time,” the district said in an email sent to families. “Staff and students are safe and instruction is continuing.” At approximately 8:15 […] → Read More

Businessman buys downtown Topeka post office

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A Topeka businessman has purchased the historic post office in downtown Topeka. Ken Schmanke tells 27 News he will release his plans next week for the former federal building at 424 S. Kansas. Last year, Schmanke purchased the next door Townsite Tower, the former Bank of America tower in downtown Topeka. He […] → Read More

Water outage for Milford area

MILFORD (KSNT 27 NEWS) – There was no water in the city of Milford and areas around Milford Lake Friday morning after a water line was damaged. Emergency workers said repairs would be made “as soon as possible.” The water line damage was at U.S. Highway 77 and Cedar Road, on the east side of […] → Read More

One dead in Scranton house fire

SCRANTON (KSNT) – One person was found dead after an early morning fire Friday at a farm house in Osage County. “The house was heavily involved with fire,” Sheriff Chris Wells said about the fire, which was reported at 1:12 a.m. The home is located northwest of Scranton, near 141st and Urish. After fighting the […] → Read More