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Topeka, KS, United States

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Past articles by Dan:

New sensory room at Ascension Via Christi helps kids with sensory issues

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – The new sensory room at the Ascension Via Christi Therapy Center not only helps kids with things like coordination, but it also makes things fun for them. Nine-year-old Reagan Rice is on the autism spectrum so she comes to therapy to work on coordination skills, as well as learning skills to help […] → Read More

Dr. Lee Norman visits Topeka grade school to talk to students

The state's top doctor paid a visit to a local Topeka grade school on Thursday. → Read More

Topeka business owners report not being able to fill job openings

Labor shortages have been popping up across the county, and now here in Northeast Kansas. → Read More

Pandemic relief program offering grants for Shawnee County small businesses

TOPEKA, (KSNT) – Small businesses in Shawnee County are now able to apply for grants to help them recover from the pandemic. This is through Shawnee County’s Joint Economic Development Organization which is using $700,000 from last year’s budget. Some of the requirements are: The business has to have 25 or fewer employees Must be […] → Read More

Topeka woman’s home robbed; late grandson’s class ring stolen

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A Topeka grandmother is trying to get a priceless possession back after her home was broken into. Annabelle Criger said her back door was kicked in on Friday. Her TV, laptop, and some jewelry were taken she said. One piece that was stolen was her grandson’s class ring. Her grandson, Hunter […] → Read More

KDOT explains proposal for new Polk Quincy viaduct construction

State leaders met Wednesday to discuss a dangerous portion of I-70 in downtown Topeka. → Read More

Girls hoping to be first in Topeka to achieve Eagle rank in Boy Scouts

Two Topeka teens are hoping to make history. They are both in Boy Scouts and are working to become the first girls in the Topeka area to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. → Read More

Topeka Chiefs fan uses fashion skills to design clothes

One Topeka Chiefs fan is combining her love of fashion, with her favorite sports team. → Read More

Topeka veteran to propose turning Menninger clock tower to veteran’s home

A local veteran is hoping to save a Topeka landmark from demolition. → Read More

Topeka family’s cat had leg amputated after being shot

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A Topeka family found their outdoor cat limping two weeks ago and when they took him to the vet, they found out he had been shot with a 22 caliber gun. “FatFat” the cat now has to get used to walking around on three legs. His owner Danae Brandenburgh said she […] → Read More

Lyndon couple’s holiday light display honors their late grandchildren

LYNDON, Kan. (KSNT) – Tami and Ron Reece have put up a Christmas show in their yard in past years. But after losing their grandson in December of 2018 and granddaughter this past year, they decided to dedicate this year’s display to them. The yard is filled with blow-up snowmen, beautiful lights and even a […] → Read More

Topeka woman reunited with lost wedding ring after losing it in a parking lot

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Stephanie Plaice said it was a Christmas miracle after her wedding ring was returned after she lost it. Plaice said she usually only takes her ring off to shower, but it fell out of her lap when she took it off to moisturize her hands in a Dollar General parking lot. […] → Read More

Topeka veteran recounts his 26 years as a helicopter pilot

Rod Willis served two tours in Vietnam when he enlisted after graduating high school. → Read More

Seaman school board asking for public input after namesake discovered to be KKK member

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Seaman School District is forming an “equity council” after the district’s namesake was discovered to have been a member of the KKK. It was confirmed recently by two Seaman High seniors, Tristan Fangman and Madeline Gearhart. They published their discovery in an article in the school’s paper. The students received […] → Read More

Topeka Public Schools delays fall football season

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – In a school board meeting on Thursday night, the board voted to postpone the high school football season. The district’s athletic director, Colin Cathey, proposed delaying football for the fall season because it is considered a high contact sport. Students will still be allowed to practice, they will just not compete […] → Read More

Topeka woman shares 160 pound weight loss journey

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka woman Toni Webb weighed 457 pounds and the weight was taking a toll on her body. Doctors at Stormont Vail said she needed to lose weight to save her life and suggested gastric sleeve surgery. “I was about to lose my life if I didn’t have this surgery,” Webb said. […] → Read More

Stolen Manhattan alligator captured in Wildcat Creek

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – The owner of Manhattan’s Reptile World said they successfully captured their stolen alligator in Wildcat Creek Thursday evening. Originally, two alligators were stollen from Reptile World. One drowned when crews tried to take it out of Wildcat creek. Then, weeks later, another was spotted in the same creek. Originally the owners […] → Read More

Local parent upset graduation canceled while other large events continue

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Some Topeka Public Schools parents are upset after their kids’ high school graduation was canceled, again. Rebecca McMullen said when her daughter found out, she was devastated. “She just got really upset and went off to her room for a while, came back and she had been crying,” McMullen said. “I […] → Read More

U.S. Marshal explains how they caught wanted man in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – U.S. Marshals were looking for Nicholas Hirsch from Omaha on Monday.He was wanted for murdering a 41-year-old man in Omaha and when Kansas Highway Patrol troopers found him at Lake Perry, they chased him more than 20 miles. The chase ended in Lawrence, and when the chase stopped, Hirsch got out […] → Read More

Topeka NAACP president talks protests

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The president of Topeka’s NAACP chapter shared her feelings regarding the ongoing civil unrest around the nation. Darcella Goodman has been the director of the Topeka chapter for the last year. She believes that NAACP leaders do not need to plan protests. She does, however, support those who have been voicing […] → Read More