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Past articles by Jim:

Governor orders delayed start Wednesday for state employees in Shawnee County due to winter storm

Due to safety concerns regarding the winter storm that hit the state today and overnight, Governor Laura Kelly has declared Inclement Weather, ordering a delayed start time for non-essential state employees in Shawnee County on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. → Read More

Critics: Knocking down Kansas food tax one percent won't save you much

While some Kansas lawmakers are trying to lower the tax on groceries, a state-by-state comparison indicates lowering the Kansas food tax from 6.5 percent to 5.5 percent would still leave the Sunflower State among higher-taxing states in the nation. → Read More

REVERSAL: City no longer planning to plow in neighborhoods

The city of Topeka is putting its plans to plow side streets in reverse. → Read More

Hill's Pet Nutrition to pump $20M into Topeka nutrition center

It was dubbed “Project Jingle” by the Joint Economic Development Organization of Topeka and Shawnee County—JEDO—for short. → Read More

Topeka school superintendent gets $19K raise

Topeka 501 Schools Superintendent Tiffany Anderson received a pay raise from the USD 501 Board of Education that has her making $235,000 annually. → Read More

Helping Hands interim director picked for permanent post

The woman whose been in charge of Topeka’s Helping Hands Humane Society on an interim basis, has been chosen to fill the position on a permanent basis. → Read More

Topeka school superintendent up for $19K raise

Topeka 501 Schools Superintendent Tiffany Anderson is up for a raise that would have her making $235,000 annually. → Read More

Missing Nebraska man found dead

A statewide Silver Alert has been canceled after a missing 66-year-old Nebraska man is found dead, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. → Read More

Topeka man charged with using high-powered rifle in carjacking

U.S. Attorney for Kansas Stephen McAllister says a 19-year-old Topeka man used a high-powered assault rifle in one of two carjackings last Wednesday evening in Topeka. → Read More

Central Topeka standoff over, suspect surrenders

An intense situation between Topeka police officers and a man who had been holed-up in a house in the 700 block of SW College Ave has ended. → Read More

Large police presence in Central Topeka, avoid area

Topeka police have a heavy law enforcement presence near 7th and College. → Read More

Blackburn's Nursery to close, Schendel moves in

A long-time Topeka nursery is selling its location to one local nursery and plans to let another local nursery handle its plants, scrubs and trees. → Read More

They're here: New M&M'S flavors rolling out of Topeka plant

They haven’t hit all store shelves yet, but KSNT News got a sneak peek of three brand new M&M flavors coming out of the Topeka Mars plant owned by Mars Wrigley Confectionery. KSNT News was first to report the additional flavors being produced in Topeka. → Read More

Two jailed after one flees in stolen front loader

Topeka police officers chase plenty of vehicles. But not many front-end loaders. → Read More

Woman jailed for striking girlfriend with vehicle

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said one woman is jailed after she allegedly hit her girlfriend with her car after a fight in Harford, a town southeast of Emporia. → Read More

Globetrotters make the rounds ahead of February games

The Harlem Globetrotters are more than just amazing athletes. They are using their fame to bring a positive influence to schools across the nation and in Topeka. → Read More

Annual homeless count provides more than numbers

Valeo Behavioral Healthcare in Topeka was out helping people who are homeless. The city of Topeka calls it the "point in time count,” which will be published later this year and presented to local governing bodies. → Read More

Lawrence police officer impaled by baton during arrest of a Topeka man

A Lawrence police officer was speared with his own baton while trying to arrest a 22-year-old Topeka man during a brief foot chase Tuesday morning. → Read More

Third man arrested in Christmas murder of Junction City woman

Geary County authorities announced the arrest of 37 -year old and a 20-year old Junction City woman in connection with their investigation into an alleged murder-for -hire crime on Christmas Day last year. Arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit capital murder was Jeremiah Grubb after a search warrant was conducted at a house in the 600 block of SW 5th in Junction City. → Read More

Manhattan Regional Airport closes due to winter weather

Manhattan Regional Airport is closed due to cancelled flights and winter weather conditions. Earlier today airport staff began treating surfaces but ice continued to accumulate. As weather turned to a snow/ice mix visibility was significantly reduced. The airline subsequently cancelled flights (weather was poor in Chicago as well); therefore, the airport was closed. → Read More