Breaking News from Topeka KS

Find the latest Topeka KS News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Topeka Zoo to conduct internal investigation after tiger attack

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Several investigations are already underway into Saturday’s tiger attack that injured a 17-year zoo veteran. Finding out exactly what happened could be a challenge because the zoo's current video cameras’ didn’t catch what unfolded.


Topeka middle school students tune up for summer music camp at KU

Four Eisenhower Middle School band students are recipients of scholarships to attend the prestigious Midwestern Music Camp this summer at the University of Kansas. Seventh-graders Azalaiah Thompson, Nevaeh Jones, Fernando Salas and Jordyn Bennett will spend a week in June attending master classes, s


Suspect arrested in Sunday evening shooting in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- An18-year-old was arrested in connection with a Sunday evening shooting in northeast Topeka. According to the Topeka Police Dept., officers responded shortly before 7 p.m. following reports of a shooting near NW Morse St. and Central Ave.


Lobbyists' influence felt in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Lobbying can have a big impact on which bills get traction in Topeka. A lobbyist in Kansas can buy a lawmaker dinner to discuss a possible bill but it must be reported. If a lobbyist gives a lawmaker a gift, it must be under 40 dollars.


Shawnee County STD rate described as 'alarming'

Shawnee County had the highest gonorrhea rate last year of all 105 counties in Kansas, and it's chlamydia rate was also above average, Shawnee County commissioners learned Monday.


Governor Kelly signs two bills into law Monday

TOPEKA - Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signs a bill she says will help make sure children have the safe environment they need to succeed. House Bill 2103 amends the revised Kansas code for the care of children, and enacts provisions that will enable the state to meet the requirements of the federal "F


Sumatran tiger attacks zookeeper in Kansas; worker in stable condition

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Officials say a Kansas zookeeper who was attacked by a Sumatran tiger is out of intensive care. Topeka city spokeswoman Mally Hadfield says the woman is stable and was moved Sunday to a different unit of the hospital. The woman's name hasn't been released, and Hadfield says her f


Kansas man arrested in Oklahoma for child sex crimes

Oklahoma police arrested a Kansas man on child sex crimes last week. The Morton County Sheriff's Office and Elkhart Police Department conducted a search warrant at a residence in Elkhart on April 17. It stemmed from allegations that were brought against Luke Loganbill in Texas County, Oklahoma.


Commissioners give green light to issuing $13 million in industrial revenue bonds for retail development

Shawnee County commissioners on Monday morning approved by a 3-0 vote a resolution to issue approximately $13 million in taxable industrial revenue bonds for a shopping development in west Topeka.


1 person sent to hospital with gun shot wound after shooting in North Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - One person is in the hospital after being shot in the leg in North Topeka. The victim, male, sustained non-life threatening injuries from the single shot.


Vulture causes crash that kills Kansas husband, wife

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed a married couple as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband, of Fowler, in the head on a rural roa


After thunder and rain early Monday in Topeka, highs should top out in mid-70s

After rumbles of thunder in the early hours of Monday morning, Topeka picked up an official 0.07 of an inch of rain. Cloudy skies were expected during the day on Monday, with highs in the mid-70s.


Kansas teen jailed for Easter Sunday shooting

SHAWNEE COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating an Easter Sunday shooting and have made an arrest. Just before 7 p.m., officers responded to the area of NW Morse Street and NW Central Avenue in Topeka on a report of a shooting, according to police spokesperson Gretchen Koenen.


Robbery suspect used taser on Kansas mall security guard

SEDGWICK COUNTY— Law enforcement authorities are investigating an aggravated robbery and asking the public for assistance with information. Just after 11:45p.m. Sunday, police responded to a robbery call at the Towne East Mall security office in the 7700 Block of East Kellogg in Wichita, according t


SE Topeka house fire under investigation

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) Topeka Fire investigators are investigating what sparked an early morning house fire. According to Shawnee Co. Dispatch, crews were called to the 300 block of SE Pinecrest Drive at 3:12 a.m. Monday on reports of a structure fire.


Kansas Highway Patrol arrests man after pursuit that led through northeast Johnson County

A man was arrested after leading Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers on a nearly 20-minute pursuit. 

Troopers say the chase started in Overland Park following a hit-and-run involving a light blue Dodge Grand Caravan in the vicinity of 74th Street and Horton just before noon.


Kansas woman who bought out Payless store for Nebraska flood victims to appear Monday on ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’

HAYS, Kan. — A Kansas woman who donated 204 pairs of shoes to Nebraska flood victims after buying all the remaining shoes at a Payless store that was closing will appear this afternoon on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.”


Kansas’ new governor vetoes mandate on abortion ‘reversal’

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas’ new Democratic governor on Monday vetoed a measure that would require clinics and doctors to tell their patients about a disputed treatment to stop a medication abortion after a woman has taken the first of two pills.


Woman Connected to 2017 Kansas Murder Caught

Cherokee Co., Kan. - 57-year-old Diana Bohlander surrendered Sunday morning to law enforcement in Santa Barbara, California. Authorities believe Bohlander and her son Ty are connected to the death of 64-year-old James Mcfarland.


Topeka Baptist Church rings in one of their biggest days of the year - Easter!

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka Baptist Church is celebrating one of its biggest days of the year on Sunday -- Easter!. Folks gathered for an early morning service at 8, the first of three special Easter services throughout the day.