VIDEO: Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller Farewell Reception Today

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A farewell reception will be held Friday for Former Police Chief Ron Miller. The reception will be from noon to 3:00 at the Kansas Expo Center, in the Heritage Hall. Read the story and watch the full interview we did with Chief Miller the day he retired from the Topeka Police Department.  “It’s a great […]

Shawnee Co. Commission Discussing Possible Pay Raises

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Pay raises are being discussed as the Shawnee County Commission continues to work on next year’s budget. Commissioner Bob Archer said there were no raises in 2014, so they’re looking at the numbers for 2015.   Commissioner Kevin Cook added nothing’s been finalized.  He said all the numbers will change as they go through the […]

Top Kansas Democrats Distance Themselves From President Obama #VoteKS

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Top Democrats running in the general election are distancing themselves from President Obama. One of them, Gubernatorial Candidate, Paul Davis. “I’ve got disagreements with the President on a number of issues.   I think I’m a very different kind of Democrat than he is. I’m somebody who has successfully be able to bring democrats and republicans […]

Deputy And Officer Collide On Topeka Bridge

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A Shawnee County Sheriff’s Deputy and Topeka Police Officer collide on the Topeka Boulevard Bridge Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones says the deputy and officer were driving south on the bridge early this morning in response to another deputy’s request for assistance. Sheriff Jones said the officers were called off and the police car made a […]

Advanced Balloting Turnout So Far Across Kansas #VoteKS

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In office advanced polling has ended in the state, but mail ballots keep coming in. In Shawnee County, they have approximately 3,400 advanced ballots in office as of 2:00 p.m. Monday. In Riley County, 1,341.  Douglas County, 1,563.  In Sedgwick County, around 10,500. In Johnson County, the election office sent out over 24,000 advanced ballots. […]

Missing Douglas County Man Found In Fair Condition, Silver Alert Canceled

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A man’s been found after he went missing last night from the Douglas County Fair. The county sheriff’s office says 74-year-old Larry Baecht was spotted by workers this afternoon near construction on the South Lawrence Trafficway. He was in fair condition and taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for a check of his health. Baecht apparently […]

Brownback And Davis: Back To Back On The Issues #VoteKS

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Only days away from the Kansas Primary Election. Candidates for Governor, Republican Incumbent Sam Brownback, and Democratic challenger Paul Davis,  made a final appearance before the primary on WIBW NewsNow at Noon with Shawn Wheat on AM 580 WIBW. Topics in the interview with both candidates included recent state tax collection numbers, teacher tenure, and […]

VIDEO: Topeka Police Release 2014 First Half Crime Stats

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Crime is down in Topeka overall. That according to recent stats released by Police. Interim Police Chief Tony Kirk says decreases include violent crimes and property crimes. “What I would contribute the decrease to is just a more aggressive enforcement effort in that area.  Then the fact that we’re making a difference in the community.” […]

President Obama To Visit Kansas City

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President Obama will spend the night in Kansas City before giving a speech tomorrow. According to a YouTube Video, the President will visit tonight with selected residents who wrote letters to him before giving a speech on the economy tomorrow. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, a Kansas City native, called everyone who will have dinner with Mr. Obama. […]

Earthquake Felt In Kansas, As Far North As Topeka

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The ground rattled in Kansas Monday evening as reports of an earthquake were felt as far north as Topeka. According to reports, the earthquake was felt across the state around 9:48 p.m.  Several reports coming in from Wichita, Augusta, Winfield, Arkansas City, Salina, Council Grove, Kansas City and even Topeka. WIBW NewsNow’s Shawn Wheat reported […]

VIDEO: Deputies Release Name Of Victim In Fatal US 75 Accident

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Shawnee County Sheriff deputies are investigating a fatal accident. Two cars collided on Highway 75 just south of Soldier Creek early Saturday morning around 1:20 a.m. One car left the road and went into a ditch.  Four inside the car were taken to a local hospital.  Deputies say 59-year-old Desiree Rias, of Topeka, passed away. The driver of […]

Accident Sends One To The Hospital

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A woman was taken to the hospital after she runs through a stoplight hitting a truck. SW 25th was closed at SW Wanamaker for about a half an hour around 9:30 a.m. Thursday as crews cleaned up the accident. Police say the woman was headed south on Wanamaker when she ran the red light and […]

CEO Of Morris Communications Visits Topeka

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The CEO of Morris Communications made a stop in Topeka to visit with staff of WIBW Radio and the Topeka Capital-Journal. William S. Morris III founded Morris Communications in Augusta, Georgia and is the parent company of AM 580 WIBW, The Big 94.5 Country, The Kansas Information Network and the Topeka Capital-Journal. In his speech […]

Walmart To Open Neighborhood Marketplace In Topeka

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Walmart is expanding its presence in Topeka again. Construction has just begun on the 41,000 square foot Walmart Neighborhood Market at 6th and MacVicar. According to Walmart, a Neighborhood Market is a smaller version of a Supercenter, with its focus on grocery. According to Delia Garcia, spokesperson for Walmart, “This traditional grocery store allows us […]

UPDATE: Police Locate Child After Saturday’s Standoff

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Topeka Police have confirmed for WIBWNewsNow.com that the 2-year-old girl involved in Saturday’s domestic disturbance and standoff has been found. Police could not released how she was found, but did say she was okay. The father, who was believed to be in the home on Valley Brook Ln. armed and with the 2-year-0ld, has not […]

Police Search For Suspect In Stabbing

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Police are investigating a stabbing in south Topeka. One person was found in critical condition lying on the ground in front of a leasing office at 1600 SW 37th Terrace.  Officers say two men were in a fight inside the apartment complex.  At the end of the fight, one man went to his car and the other […]

Two Teens Arrested After Chase With Topeka Police

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Two teens girls are in trouble with police after they spark a short police chase, and crash. The chase started around 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning at SE 29th and SE Maryland when officers tried to pull over the SUV they were in, for a traffic violation. The chase continued to Adams and up to 19th where […]

Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of 4-Year-Old

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A man is behind bars after he allegedly kidnaped and tried to kill a 4-year-old girl. Last Sunday, Topeka Police arrested 37-year-old Brian Mahkuk on charges of attempted murder and aggravated kidnapping. Around 12:20 Sunday afternoon, officers were called to a home in the 1400 block of Northeast Quincy for the report of a kidnapping. […]

City Sets Special Meeting On Half Cent Sales Tax Question

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The City of Topeka has announced a special meeting of the council to vote on the language to extend the half cent sales tax. City Manager Jim Colson will present a resolution to the Council on Tuesday night. Last Tuesday they rejected the question language.  According to County Commissioner Shelley Buhler, that sent everyone back […]

Sheriff Identifies Man Killed In Tractor Accident In Osage County

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One person is dead after a tractor accident in rural Osage County. According to the Osage County Sheriff Office, they were called to 205th road, between Hoch and Valencia, around 12:55 p.m Wednesday, for the report of a man trapped inside the tractor that rolled over. When emergency crews arrived on scene, they found 78-year-old Wilford D. […]

The Heat Is On, Tips From The Red Cross On These Hot Days

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The dog days of summer have arrived, and that means doing our best to stay cool. Red Cross spokesperson Meghan Spreer says on these hotter days, check on your neighbors. “Our Senior and elderly neighbors, and family and friends, people without air conditioning.  It’s an easy thing to do to give them a call, stop […]

Woman In Critical Condition After Head-On Crash

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A head-on crash in North Topeka sends one to the hospital. The crash at Kansas Ave. and St. John closed the intersection for hours while police investigated. A woman was pulled from her car and suffered broken bones and lacerations. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The driver of the truck was […]

Man Stabbed Overnight, Reports It Hours Later

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Topeka Police are investigating a stabbing that happened overnight, but wasn’t reported until this morning. Emergency crews were called to McDonald’s at 32nd and Topeka Blvd. Tuesday morning. The victim said he was stabbed overnight and the wound felt funny, so he decided to walk to McDonald’s to call for an ambulance. AMR checked him […]

Lawrence TV Show Host Wants To Break World Record

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One Lawrence TV show host will try to stay up for over 66 hours to try and break a world record. Host of the Not So Late Show television program on WOW 6 in Lawrence, Mike Anderson, will try to break the world record of longest marathon television talk show. “I’m excited.  I’m excited to be […]

Thousands Lose Power As Storms Move Through NE Kansas #kswx

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Powerful storms that rolled through NE Kansas knocked out power to thousands. Storms started to move through the area around 9:00 p.m. Monday night, bringing high winds and hail. Shawnee County Emergency Management reported high winds reaching 70 mph throughout the county. Douglas County reported high winds with damage to buildings on the Southwest side […]

Shawnee Co. Commissioner Wants You To Be Involved In Budget

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“Let your voices be heard.” Shawnee County Commissioner Kevin Cook wants you to be involved in the budget process. Commissioners are currently in the process of hearings, as they get ready to hash out the 2015 budget. Hearings began last week. “We have each department head come in, and make a presentation regarding their department […]

Fire Damages Home In Southwest Topeka

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Fire rips through a bedroom, but fire crews were able to put out the blaze before it spreads to the rest of the home. When they arrived at the home in the 2300 block of Madeline Lane Sunday night, firefighters found smoke and flames coming from the back of the house. One person was inside, […]

Topeka Police Officer Escaped Injury After Collision

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A Topeka Police officer is unhurt after their car collides with another. Police were headed to an emergency call Friday night near 29th and Indiana.  With lights and siren on, the officer went through the light at 29th and Adams when a pickup truck pulled out in front of the squad car. Lt. Shane Lind […]

Fireworks: Fun For Many, Torture For Some

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While you and your family are out setting off fireworks, a neighbor may be dreading every boom. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has plagued war vets, and those fireworks could trigger flashbacks. Iraqi vet and CBS News Military analyst, Ret. Col. Jeff McCausland remembers when he came home from the war. “Returning from combat where people will […]

House Fire Possibly Set Intentionally Near NOTO

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Fire investigators believe a house fire near NOTO was intentionally set. Heavy smoke and flames were seen coming from the home in the 1200 block of Northwest Central Ave Wednesday afternoon. No one was inside the home at the time of the fire, but investigators say the fire was set in the living room. Anyone […]

Fire Destroys Home Near Heartland Park

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A home near Heartland Park is completely destroyed after fire rips through it. Shawnee Heights Fire District crews found 75% in flames around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, in the 8500 block of SE Adams. No one was at home at the time of the fire, and no one was hurt. Battalion Chief Scott Price says because […]

TFD Firework Safety Tip: Be Safe, Sane And Sober

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“We need to make sure that we’re safe, we’re sane and we’re sober when we’re setting these fireworks off.” That’s the advice from Topeka Fire Marshal Michael Martin when it comes to having fun with fireworks this 4th of July season. Fireworks are now on sale in Topeka.  Martin says now is the time to remember […]

NWS Confirms Tornado Touched Down In Shawnee County

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It was weak, but there was a tornado touchdown in Shawnee County. According to National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chad Omitt, a weak EF-0 tornado touched down three times around 9:20 p.m. Sunday. The first touchdown was in the 1800 block of Lower Silver Lake Road. The second was near NW 7th and Winter […]

When Teens Sext, What’s The Law In Kansas?

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Some say there is a gray area when it comes to sexting and teens. Kansas state law says legal age of sexual consent is 16.  But it’s illegal for teens to send each other graphic materials via a cell phone according to federal and state law. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says when teens do […]

Search For Possible Drowning Victim At Banner Lake Turns Up Nothing

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Jackson County authorities have found nothing after they search Banner Lake for a possible drowning victim. Emergency crews were called to the lake around 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon after someone reported seeing a swimmer in distress outside of the swimming area. Holton Fire Crews, Topeka Dive teams and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks […]

Man Hurt After Officer Involved Shooting In Lawrence

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Two Lawrence Police officers are on paid administrative leave after an officer involved shooting. The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday when officers were called to the area of  Harvard Road and Kasold Drive for after someone called 911 reporting they heard gun shots. The first officer in the area found a disturbance at 1103 Kasold Drive and […]

Shooting At Family Dollar Hurts One

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One person suffered minor injuries after a shooting outside the Family Dollar store in Southwest Topeka. Officers were called to the store in the 1300 block of SW 21st around 1:10 p.m. Saturday and found one person hurt.  They were hit by a bullet fragment and refused to medical treatment. According to the victim, the suspect […]

Gas Station Held Up At Gunpoint

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Police are searching for the person who robbed a gas station at gunpoint. Around 8:00 p.m. Friday a man walked into the BP gas station with a gun and demanded cash. After clerks complied, the man left south on foot. He is described as a black male, standing 5’8-5’10” tall. He was wearing a black […]

Two Arrested In Friday Morning Homicide

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Topeka Police have arrested two teens in Friday mornings homicide. Police arrested 18-year-old Damieon Matthew Ortega-Brown, and a 17-year-old juvenile male also from Topeka. Officers say their investigation is continuing and say if anyone has any information, call CrimeStoppers at 234-0007. ———————————- (Updated Friday, June 20th at 9:15 a.m.) Topeka’s 4th homicide victim may have been a […]

VIDEO: Fight Between Neighbors Leads To Stabbing

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A fight between neighbors lands one person in the hospital. Police say the fight began around 4:00 p.m. Friday near SW 17th and SW Fillmore when one neighbor allegedly began slashing tires of another neighbors SUV. As the argument continued, one person was stabbed. They were taken to a local hospital in critical condition where […]

Fire Guts Vacant Home In NW Topeka

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Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a house fire Thursday afternoon. Fire crews were called to the home in the 1500 block of NW Eugene around 3:20 p.m., and found heavy smoke coming from the roof. At one point the roof in the back of the home collapsed forcing firefighters to leave the […]

Topeka Gave In One Day Over $300,000

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It took one day for Topekans to give over $300,000 to their favorite charities and organizations. On June 3rd, the Topeka Community Foundation held their 2nd annual Topeka Gives fundraiser bringing local organizations into Fairlawn Plaza.  Topeka Community Foundation’s Marsha Pope explains how it worked. “One day from 7 in the morning to 6 at […]

Fatal Car Chase In Emporia

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An Emporia man is dead after he fled from police and crashed his car. According to the Lyon County Sheriff, an officer tried to pull over a car near 9th and Commercial St. around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. 20-year-old Javier Escobedo fled in his car but crashed into a power pole at 9th and Cottonwood St. He […]

KDOT Posts Signs Of Downtown I-70 Detour During Construction

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KDOT has placed signs along I-70 before the construction area asking drivers to take another route. The large orange signs tell drivers to take US 75, US 24 and K-4 highways around downtown. They were put up earlier in the week. Construction has forced I-70 to be one lane both ways through downtown Topeka. On […]

VIDEO: Topeka Fire Crews Save Kittens From Burning Home

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Four kittens are alive thanks to the hard work of Topeka firefighters. They were called to a home in the 1800 block of SW Green Acres around 2:15 p.m. Monday afternoon and found smoke and flames coming from the north side of the home. One person was able to escape the blaze through a back […]

Sunday Storms Bring High Winds And Some Damage

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High winds caused most of the problems Sunday night as storms moved through Kansas. According to National Weather Service, winds reached 70 miles per hour in some areas causing downed power lines and some minor tree damage.  There were also reports of nickel sized hail. In Shawnee County, over 500 were without power.  In Douglas […]

Topeka & Lawrence Police Make Arrest In Freedom Park Homicide

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Police made an arrest in the death of a man shot with two other at a Topeka Park. 24-year-old Jourdan Hunt was arrested after Topeka and Lawrence Police raided a home near 27th and Louisiana in Lawrence on Sunday. Hunt has been charged for the death of 20-year-old Germaul Rayton Saturday afternoon, after he and […]

Former Congressman Todd Tiahrt Making Another Run

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Former U.S. Congressman Todd Tiahrt says he’s making another run for his former seat. In a news conference on Thursday in Wichita, the Republican primary candidate said he has enjoyed working in the private sector, but felt like it was time to run for office again. “I have this calling in my heart, I guess, […]

VIDEO: Robbery Suspect Arrested After Standoff

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A man wanted for questioning after a robbery was arrested after a standoff with Topeka Police. Lt. Jack Mackey says a woman walked into the Law Enforcement Center around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday saying she had been robbed and hurt. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Mackey says she was robbed by […]

Ft. Riley Soldier Found Shot Dead In Junction City

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Junction City Police are investigating the shooting death of a Ft. Riley soldier. The 26-year-old soldier was found dead inside an apartment in the 1700 block of north Park Dr. Monday morning. Police say he died from a single gunshot wound, and that an autopsy has been scheduled, but would not release any other details. […]

Woman Arrested After Leading Deputies On Two County Chase

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A Mayetta woman is behind bars after she led deputies on a two county chase. 52-year-old Patricia J. Peay allegedly fled from Jackson County Deputies Sunday morning after they tried to stop her when passed them on Highway 75 near 150th road, at a high rate of speed. She continued south into Shawnee County, where Kansas Highway […]

Ogden School Under Lockout While Riley Police Investigate Sexual Assault

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Ogden School was under lockout Tuesday afternoon as Riley County Police investigated a sexual assault nearby.  According to Riley County Police Officer Mat Droge, they were called to a home in Ogden for the report of a sex assault. Officers are still currently searching for a suspect, and alerted the school because of the proximity […]

Riley County Recovers The Body Of Missing Boater

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The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Junction City resident Matthew Mann. Police say none of the people on the boat was wearing a life jacket. ————————— Riley County search and rescue teams have found the body of a man who didn’t come to shore after the boat he was in capsized. Police say three people […]

First Lady Will Make Two Stops In Topeka On Friday

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The White House has announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will be participating in two events while in Kansas. The announcement was made several weeks ago about her plans to speak at the Topeka Schools “Senior Recognition Day” at the Kansas Expo Center at 6:00 p.m. According to a release, Mrs. Obama will also meet […]

Liquor Store Robbed At Gunpoint

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Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery. Officers were called to Patty’s Retail Liquor in the 3700 block of SW Plaza Dr. just before 9:00 p.m. Monday night. Officers are looking for a white male, in his 20s, approximately 6′ tall with brown hair. He was possibly wearing a black zip up […]

VIDEO: Severe Weather Possible This Weekend

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Storms with hail, wind and possibly a tornado are possible this weekend. The National Weather Service in Topeka says there is a high hail threat associated with any potential storms that could pop up on Saturday and Sunday.  Hail could even be as big as baseballs.  Winds will also be a factor and heavy rain. […]

Holton Pit Bull Owners Being Told The Dog Has To Go

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Pit Bull owners in Holton are being told they have to get rid of their dogs. Assistant City Manager Kerwin McKee says the animal control officer has been going door-to-door, talking to owners and giving them the bad news. “Take a couple of weeks and weigh your options.” He says recent complaints about the breed […]

Ottawa Police Look For Porta Potty Peeper

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Ottawa Police are looking for the person who was peeping through a hole in a porta potty. According to Police, someone reported to officers Wednesday night that someone at the Orlis Cox Sports Complex made a peep-hole between two connected porta potties. The person who reported it says they witnessed a man looking through the […]

Kansas Set To Start Using ‘Blue Alerts’

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You’ve heard of an Amber Alert or Silver Alert, but according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, the state now has a Blue Alert. “When an officer is down.  Is wounded or killed in the line of duty, and the suspect is still out there fleeing, and we have any information about what folks should […]

Drive-By Shooting At Eastside Topeka Apartment Complex

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Topeka Police say no one was hurt in a drive-by shooting, but need help in finding who did it. Officers were called to SE 3rd and SE Lawrence around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning after they received several reports of people hearing gunshots. They searched the area and found an apartment in the 300 block of […]

VIDEO: Man Found Dead After Hit By Train

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A man is found dead after he was hit by a train. Emergency crews were called to SE 21st and Lakewood around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday morning after BNSF Railroad reported one of their trains hit a person on the tracks. They found the man about a half a mile north of the intersection. Crime scene […]

Toy Gun Taken Away From Child At Robinson Middle School

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Shawnee County 911 dispatchers say a toy gun was taken away from a child at a Topeka Middle School. A child was spotted with a gun Tuesday morning, but once it was taken away, police found out it was a toy. U.S.D. 501 spokesperson Ron Harbaugh says the school was put under lockdown for about 10 […]

Topeka Police Say Infant Death Being Ruled Accidental

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Topeka Police say their preliminary investigation shows the death of a 2-month-old child to be accidental. Capt. Brian Desch says detectives, the coroner and Shawnee County D.A. office are all working together on the investigation. Desch says the do not suspect foul play, and believe the death to be accidental, but final ruling will come […]

VIDEO: Fire Guts Home South Of Auburn

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Fire ripped through a home south of Auburn. Fire crews from Osage County, Auburn and Mission Fire all responded to the fire around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. The roof of the home collapsed in, forcing firefighters to battle the blaze from outside. No word on if anyone was inside or hurt. The cause of the fire […]

UPDATE: Silver Alert And Code Red For Missing Elderly Man, Cancelled

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The Silver Alert and Code Red has been cancelled. Dispatchers confirm tat 74-year-old William Braun has been found safe. No other details were released. —————————————- Topeka Police have issued a Code Red as they search for a missing elderly man . Police are searching for 74-year-old William Braun. He’s described as a white man, stands 5’6″ […]

Pottawatomie County To Experience 911 Outage Tuesday Night

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If you’re in Pottawatomie County and call 911 tonight, your call will go Jackson County. Sheriff Greg Riat says they are upgrading their phone systems tonight between 11:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. He says 911 calls will be routed to Jackson County dispatchers who will then relay the call to the needed emergency crews. “A […]

One Person Hurt After Shot With Flare Gun

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One person suffered minor injuries after they were shot with a flare gun. Officers were called to 9th and Polk after receiving a report of a shooting. When emergency crews arrived, the found the victim with minor injuries. Police say the victim was shot with a flare gun and are searching for a possible suspect. […]

Lightning Sparks Fire At Retirement Community

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A retirement community bursts into flames after lightning strikes one building. Fire crews were called to the apartment complex in the 400 block of Lyman Rd. around 11:00 a.m. Sunday after a man witnessed lighting strike one building two times. According to Fire Chief Mike Thompson, after the second strike, he noticed the roof catch […]

Weekend Gearing Up To Be Very Active With Severe Weather #kswx

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Weather experts have their eye on the sky as things are starting to come together for an active weekend with severe weather. The National Weather Service is calling for widespread outbreaks of severe storms and possibly tornadoes. Shawnee County Emergency Management Director Dave Sterbenz says NOW is the time to be prepared. “You need to […]

Topeka Police Investigate Drive-By Interstate Shooting

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No one was hurt, but Topeka Police are trying to find a car that shot at another car driving down I-70. Around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, a woman exiting onto Rice Road said another car shot out her window. She exited but the suspects car continued west on I-70. Officers say there was a bullet hole […]

Man Tries To Rob Woman Of Purse In Restaurant Parking Lot

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Topeka Police are looking for a man who tried to rob a woman of her purse at knife point. Officers say around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the man walked up to the woman in the parking lot of Arby’s near Huntoon and Wanamaker, showed her a knife and demanded she hand over her purse. When […]

VIDEO: Weddings And Proposals, A Theatrical Event These Days

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The digital age has brought on a new way for people to propose and even celebrate their big day. Thanks to Facebook, and YouTube, people are going to the extreme to show their special someone how much they love them. Below, you will find several videos we’ve gathered to show you just what we mean.  […]

AUDIO: TPD Prepping For Visit From FLOTUS

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Topeka Police say they are working on plans for when the First Lady visits in May. Chief Ron Miller says this isn’t their first rodeo when it comes to big names coming to the Capital City. “One of the good things about Topeka and the collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the Secret Service is […]

VIDEO: Teen Stowaway Scaled Fence In Dark

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Airport officials in San Jose, Calif., say a 16-year-old boy who stowed away aboard a Hawaii-bound flight scaled a perimeter fence at the California airport while it was dark. San Jose airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said on Monday the boy remained undetected as he crossed the airport ramp and entered the wheel well of Hawaiian […]

Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail: ‘I Was Bullied As A Kid’

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Theresa Vail is taking her crown as Miss Kansas to the children of Kansas with a message about bullying. She is sharing her story of when she was a kid, and showing others how bullying impacted her life. “I was 10-year-old when it got pretty serious, and that’s shameful.  It’s sad that our young kids, […]

UPDATE: Silver Alert Canceled For Donald Cook

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The Silver Alert for Donald Eugene Cook has been canceled. Cook was found at a medical center in good condition. No more information is available at this time. ——————————— The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for Donald Eugene Cook.  Cook was recently diagnosed with a terminal illness and was upset by […]

Sebelius U.S. Senate Run Rumors, Taylor Still In It To Win It

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Rumors are flying that HHS Secretary and former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius may be thinking about a run for U.S. Senate for Kansas.  But political experts, like CBS’s Dotty Lynch, says that’s not likely. “The day she resigned, (she said) she’s ready for a little R & R and not necessarily a run for the […]

Two Alarm House Fire In Manhattan Hurts One

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One person was taken to the hospital after they were burned in a house fire in Manhattan. According to the Manhattan fire department, crews were called to a home in the 700 block of S. Juliette around 6:20 p.m. Monday night. When they arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the home. Crews […]

Sedgwick County Judge Faces Complaints

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The presiding juvenile court judge in Sedgwick County faces complaints about inappropriate behavior and alleged bias. The Commission on Judicial Qualifications has filed a “Notice of Formal Proceedings” concerning Judge Timothy Henderson. The notice says Henderson faces three complaints, including allegations that he harassed women staff in the District Attorney’s office with inappropriate and offensive […]