Blake Shelton will be in Kansas City for a free show tonight
The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident on Highway 75 north of Topeka.
The Kansas City Royals are making a stop in Washington D.C. today, to visit with President Obama. Mr. Obama invited the team after their World Series win. Watch LIVE:
A Police Officer in Kansas City, Kansas has been shot.
The Topeka Police Department was called out, and they met the challenge head on.
The Westboro Baptist Church is not thrilled about being used as a local hotspot for Pokemon GO
Roman Candle fireworks were ignited during the robbery
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Debris from the storm has interfered with search and rescue efforts
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Police are asking for information leading to there whereabouts of a man accused of dragging an officer down the street
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Command staff at the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley need your help finding a missing soldier. According to the military post, 26-year-old Spc. Oscar Delgado, has been missing for several days. Delgado is a fire control repairer with Company B, 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. They say he […]
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A toddler has been reported missing in Jackson County, Kansas, near Delia
A 14 and under softball coach was allegedly attacked by parents.
Several members of the state and national Kansas political delegation have taken to Social Media after the deadly nightclub shooting in Orlando.
Another round of tornadoes impacted Northeast Kansas, Thursday. A housing complex north of Wamego was hit by a tornado around 2:45 p.m. Don Eichem’s home was in the path of the twister. “Went outside and it was raining and hailing like hell. Once it got real quiet, and I said oh ****. I knew something […]
Emergency officials are working to clean up an oil spill in Northwest Shawnee County. According to 911 dispatchers, an oil tanker truck hauling asphalt oil, tipped over near Highway 24 and Menoken Rd. No injuries were reported. The spill is being treated as a hazardous chemical spill, and a section of Menoken Road has been closed. […]
Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Noah Thompson to call Crime Stoppers
#Kansas is the only state name flagged for content that doesn’t “meet Instagram’s community guidelines”
Reports of shots fired led to 911 call.
Topeka Police were able to talk an armed man out of an apartment in downtown Topeka. Officers were called to the apartment above Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant near 8th and Kansas Ave., around 2:30 p.m. Friday, when someone reported an armed man was barricaded inside. Negotiators were able to talk the man out of the building […]
The 19-year-old victim died after being taken to an area hospital
The inmate was suffering from “a long-standing, terminal medical condition”
Topeka Police are search for two missing children after their mother went to sleep, woke, and the children were gone.
Emporia police say this arrest will be treated like any other
A majority of Republicans in the Kansas House of Representatives are taking another look at the small business tax exemption, championed by Governor Sam Brownback and enacted in 2012. An estimated 330,000 Kansas businesses are exempt from paying income taxes, under the current law. Earlier this week, the state announced that tax revenue projections over […]
The City has earmarked $35 million for street repairs and improvements
Officials suspect a juvenile may be involved in a series of house fires
Amilyah Foreman has been located and is safe.
Officers in Topeka are taking a different approach to vehicle chases
Former Shawnee County Emergency Management Director Dave Sterbenz announced today he is running for Shawnee County Commission District 2. Sterbenz was asked to resign from his position a year ago. He said it was because the commission wanted to go a different direction. After his experience with the county, he wants see changes. “I think […]
City council members want a change in policy when it comes to some decisions made by the city manager. In February, Jim Colson entered into an agreement with Goodyear, Arizona to borrow their deputy fire chief, Tim Wayne, to severe as Topeka’s interim fire chief for 6 months. Councilwoman Sandra Clear was surprised when it […]
The driver of a motorcycle that was hit by a four-door car has been listed in critical condition.
Former gubernatorial candidate Jennifer Winn has joined a Kansas family in their ongoing battle against the Dept. of Children and Families
Investigators believe the male student died from a self-inflected gunshot wound
Officials say the lone occupant of a home in southeast Topeka escaped after waking up to a smoke-filled room
The Topeka Police department received a report of someone leaving an unusual package at SE 29th and Adams streets late Saturday night. Shortly before 10 p.m., a man was observed taping the bag to a street sign before muttering something to another person nearby. The person who witnessed the event called 911. Topeka Police officers arrived and shutdown the intersection. The bomb squad […]
One man was arrested in Topeka, accused of stealing two cars in Jackson County. 30-Year-Old Marty William Warford Jr., of Topeka, was booked into jail Wednesday night. Deputies believe he stole two cars from Holton on March 27th and 29th. Topeka Police arrested Warford in a stolen pickup near NW Lyman and NW Topeka Blvd. […]
Topeka Police are giving away, and installing Anti-Theft License Plate Screws. On Friday, April 1st, officers will be at Community Police offices putting them on cars. The offices are at 2345 SE 25th St. and 2209 SW 29th St. They will be offering the free screws from 10:00am and 2:00pm.
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 […]
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 […]
National Night Out is about getting to know your neighbor. There will be neighborhood parties Saturday all across Shawnee County. The night before, we want you to get to know all your Shawnee County neighbors with our HUGE Kick-Off Party here at WIBW Radio. Former Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller says it’s something everyone should […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
The day before the Primary Election. One of the hottest races in the Kansas GOP is between incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts and one of the three challengers, Dr. Milton Wolf. In an exclusive interview with WIBW’s Shawn Wheat on WIBW NewsNow at Noon on AM 580 WIBW, Sen. Roberts answers the hard questions in the […]
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 […]
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 […]
The race for the republican bid on the general election ballot is heating up in the primary for Kansas Secretary of State. Incumbent Kris Kobach and challenger Scott Morgan were on WIBW NewsNow at Noon, on AM 580 WIBW, back-to-back on Wednesday. Morgan has attacked Kobach when it comes to Voter Registration laws. He has […]
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.” […]
He’s best known for being the voice of the White House, but Josh Earnest has ties to the Heartland. He’s originally from Kansas City. “I have a different advantage point now. Sitting in the West Wing and doing the White House briefing. Representing the President on a daily basis.” His journey with the President started […]
Three of the candidates for Kansas Insurance Commissioner have taken to the airwaves. On Tuesday’s WIBW NewsNow at Noon, on AM 580 WIBW, they spoke with host Shawn Wheat. You can read all the candidate bios on our election website here: www.wibwnewsnow.com/election/ Listen to their interviews below: (R) Beverly Gossage (D) Dennis Anderson (R) David […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Roberts has a strong Primary lead, but a short lead if he faces Taylor in General Election. Davis with a strong lead in the General Election over Brownback.
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 […]
A new soccer training complex to be built in Kansas City will host the U.S. Soccer team. Sporting K.C. and Gov. Sam Brownback made the announcement Wednesday, of the building of the U.S. Soccer National Training Center. One of the benefits, possible $1-Billion in help to the Kansas economy. “Kansas’ strong economy and Kansas City’s reputation […]
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 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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
It’s still unclear if the Topeka city council will be called for a special meeting when it comes to placing a 15-year extension on the half cent sales tax on the upcoming general election ballot. The ballot question language was voted down Tuesday in a vote of 4-4. City Councilman Chad Manspeaker says he doesn’t think […]
Dr. Milton Wolf has focused his attention on U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, but made a jab at Democratic contender Chad Taylor in a recent interview. “There may be one or two people in America who think we have a shortage of lawyers in Washington. Maybe he’d be your guy, but really what we need are […]
“I will launch the mother of all family feuds.” U.S. Senate Republican Primary candidate Dr. Milton Wolf admits, he is a cousin to President Barack Obama. “I didn’t know the family history until 2008. I didn’t know we were related. We didn’t meet until 2010, and by then he’s already the President and I’m already […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]