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KHP: I-70 in Topeka getting slippery, multiple slide-offs

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Kansas Highway Patrol dispatchers are handing reports of multiple slide-offs as the afternoon progresses. Officials said the crashes—so far minor in nature—are spread over the city, but the I-70 and MacVicar and Fairlawn exit are among the sore spots. Topeka Police and the Shaw


Topeka Police Department explores security camera programs to help deter crime

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - The Topeka Police Department have some new plans in the works to help deter crime in the community, and they plan on doing it using technology. One of those new initiatives is called 'See Topeka'. This allows businesses and individuals to register any security cameras they have


Topeka tackles incoming snow with new plan, more preparation

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A fresh layer of expected snow means you'll be dealing with slick streets, but the city of Topeka says its treatment plan is a little different this time around.


Want to tour 4 historic Topeka homes, including the former Landon Mansion? Here's how you can

The Shawnee County Historical Society is offering the public the chance to tour four historic homes in Topeka and hear former U.S. Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker speak as a fundraiser for the organization.


'I hope you always see his face': Mom reacts after man sentenced for Topeka homicide

The mother of a Topeka homicide victim spoke Friday during the sentencing of Fernando Diaz, the man who fatally shot her son in July 2015. Diaz, 26, was sentenced to more than a decade in prison for involuntary manslaughter.


Snow coming down Friday in Topeka; school districts cancel classes

Northeast Kansas braced early Friday for snow and ice, as various area school districts canceled classes for the day. Topeka Unified School District 501, Auburn-Washburn USD 437, Shawnee Heights USD 450, Holton USD 336 and Lawrence USD 497 were among those that opted to close their doors because of


Topeka road crews dedicated to keeping streets safe

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- In Topeka, as snow hits the pavement, so do the road crews. And they must be prepared for anything. City of Topeka Public Works Development Director Jaci Vogel says the crews must adapt to the ever changing weather conditions.


Governor says Kansas was ‘hoodwinked’ on new state prison

TOPEKA, Kan. — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly says Kansas was "hoodwinked" into hiring a private company to build a new prison based on a promise that the new lockup would require less staff.


Joe’s Weather Blog: Snow arrives…and leaves…and comes back…and leaves…and… (FRI-2/15)

Yup..it’s time to buckle up. A very favorable snow pattern will establish itself in the region today and not change a lot for sometime…meaning we’re going to be very vulnerable to snow and with temperatures being cold…sticking snow. There are some wrinkles I’m sure over the next 10 day or so but at


Lil Miss Fix It helps Topeka family get into new home

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- "Every day I look around and it’s like a dream," Barry Smith said. Up until about a week ago, he lived in a home with no heat and no warm water. After 13 NEWS shared his story, people reached out to help including Cheryl Metevier, who owns Lil Miss Fix It!


City of Topeka responds to pothole complaints

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - John Sharrai was driving east on 17th Street when a pothole damaged his granddaughter's car. He guesses it was at least six inches deep. "Within six weeks, I had a check in the mail for the brand new tire I had to send them the bill of course and everything," said Sharrai.


Reports: Payless to file bankruptcy again, close all U.S. stores

Payless Shoesource may be headed for a second bankruptcy, potentially closing all of their stores, national media outlets are reporting. Quoting unnamed sources, multiple outlets have reported the struggling footwear company, which was founded in Topeka and is now headquartered in Dallas, is about t


Suspect in larger north Topeka manhunt captured

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) --- The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force captured the man suspected of sparking a large search Wednesday afternoon in north Topeka. Twenty-nine year-old Ryan Hawley was spotted at Relax Inn motel, on S. Topeka Blvd., on Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Marshals Office.


Another round of Kansas school closures amid winter storm

WICHITA, Kan. (AP/KAKE) - Some Kansas schools have canceled classes as another winter storm hits the state. Districts canceling classes for Friday include Shawnee Mission, Olathe, Topeka and Lawrence. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of Kansas, except the no


Winter weather causes traffic woes throughout Missouri, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSHB) - The predicted snowfall Friday morning and early afternoon materialized and paralyzed Kansas City’s drivers. As of 1 p.m., several major interstates across the city had been closed.


Two Topeka churches take first step toward racial recognition

The road to racial reconciliation, it turns out, starts with the breaking of bread. Two local pastors — one black, one white — got the ball rolling on the first Saturday of February when they organized a breakfast for the men of their respective churches at the Antioch Family Life Center, 1921 S.E.


Gov. Kelly cancels child welfare grants, reviews 4

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) AP-KS--Child Welfare Grants-The Latest. The Latest: Kansas ends 2 child welfare grants, reviews 4. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Latest on child welfare grants in Kansas (all times local):


Goodyear to lay off Alabama workers; Topeka plant doing well

GADSDEN, Ala. — A Goodyear official says the tire company is planning layoffs at an Alabama plant. News outlets quote a Goodyear communications manager as saying that the layoffs will happen at the company's plant in Gadsden. Barbara Hatala said in a statement Tuesday that employees will be laid off


Junction City boys and girls bowling teams each finish third in Topeka

The Junction City bowling teams participated in a league tournament Wednesday in Topeka. The boys and girls teams both finished in third place. For the boys, Kazerick Smith finished in eighth place, and Rooster Adams placed 10th.


2 women charged in fatal shooting of 15 year-old

TOPEKA (WIBW)-- Two women have been charged in the shooting death of a 15 year-old girl outside a Kansas City high school. Jamya Norfleet, 21, has been charged with second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, and armed criminal action.