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Topeka man arrested for bizarre police chase
JACKSON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) - Topeka police arrested a man Wednesday morning after they said he escaped sheriff's deputies in a high-speed chase, then falsely reported his car as stolen.
Gunshots hit central Topeka house occupied by 6 people early Thursday
No injuries were reported early Thursday after a central Topeka home occupied by six people — including several children — was peppered by multiple gunshots, police said at the scene.
Man who fled to Mexico faces sentncing in Kansas killing
A gang member who fled to Mexico after a Topeka killing will be sentenced in February. Fernando Diaz, 25, pleaded guilty last week to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Christopher Galvan, 22. In July 2015, Galvan was found wounded in a crashed car. He died three days later.
Munoz guilty in east Topeka murder
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - A Shawnee County district court jury Thursday found Daniel Roman Munoz, 29, guilty in the fatal shooting of Ramon Ali Matthews, and the wounding of Pierce Ragsdale June 9 at 429 SE Lafayette Street. Munoz was convicted after a four-day trial in Topeka,
Second woman sought in trooper-involved fatal shooting in Topeka apprehended
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Topeka police have arrested the second of two women sought in connection with a November 27 fatal shooting involving a Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper and a suspect driving an SUV.
Here's the latest on Monday's fire near a homeless camp under Kansas Avenue Bridge
Three days after a major fire erupted Monday morning near a homeless camp under the north end of the Kansas Avenue Bridge, with resulting damage shutting down the north end of the bridge indefinitely, authorities haven't been able to pinpoint the exact cause of the blaze.
Northeast Child Victims Task Force ribbon cutting held Wednesday
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, and local partners, on Wednesday announced the creation of the Northeast Child Victims Task Force (NECVTF) during a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Kansas named one hub for human trafficking in the U.S.
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - The federal government has named Kansas a hub for human trafficking in the U.S., and now Kansas organizations are partnering together to decrease these crimes.
Marijuana smell can justify home search without warrant, Kansas Supreme Court says
TOPEKA, Kan. — A divided Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that police can rely exclusively on their sense of smell to provide probable cause for a preliminary search of a home for marijuana without a warrant.
Police investigate report of gunshots in central Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. - Police are looking into a report of several gunshots being fired towards a house early Thursday morning. A call came in just before 7 o'clock regarding neighbors hearing the gunshots at a house in the 1400 block of SW Western. According to officers on the scene, eight shots were fired
Topekan invovled in injury crash early Thursday on I-70 in Kansas City, Kansas
One person was injured early Thursday in a crash in Kansas City, Kan., involving a car and a semi-trailer driven by a Topeka man, authorities said. The crash was reported at 1:22 a.m. on westbound Interstate 70 near the Interstate 635 interchange.
Topeka online utilities pay system safe after cyber-attack
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka officials say the city's online utilities payment system is safe after a cyber-attack in November. City spokeswoman Molly Hadfield said the system was breached on Nov. 1. Its billing payment software vendor, Central Square, notified the city of a possible cyber-attack on D
Man who fled after Kansas slaying faces 10-year sentence
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A gang member who fled to Mexico after a Topeka killing will be sentenced in February. WIBW-TV reports that 25-year-old Fernando Diaz pleaded guilty last week to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 22-year-old Christopher Galvan. In July 2015, Galvan was found wounded in a c
Wet and wind possible Thursday
We have a decent chance at some precipitation today, but watch out for the wind, especially if you’re headed west on I-70. Today: Cloudy and windy, with drizzle late this morning into the afternoon and a high at 42. North winds 15-30 mph.
City of Topeka plants over 100 trees to make up for loss of others
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - You may have noticed some new trees planted along Fairlawn Avenue. The City of Topeka has planted over 100 new trees to help with the loss of trees over the years.
Court: Kansas police can use smell to justify search of homes
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A divided Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that police can rely exclusively on their sense of smell to provide probable cause to do preliminary search of a home for drugs.
Long-time west Topeka restaurant razed
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - It’s been several different restaurants just east of Wanamaker Road on Huntoon Street at 1251 SW Ashworth Place. Now, the building that was home to the Kansas Buffet Company Restaurant is no more. Demolition crews have been razing the building since Monday.
Retana arrested after traffic stop Wednesday
The second woman wanted for questioning in an incident that ended in a fatal officer involved shooting was arrested Wednesday. According to Topeka Police, 26-year-old Chelsee Ann Retana was caught during a traffic stop in the 2400 block of SW Topeka Boulevard.
Topeka school meals to make minor changes after USDA rollback
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - The U.S.D.A is pulling back on some controversial Obama-era policies made in 2012. The major changes are to allow more sugary milk and less whole wheat breads.
Kan. felon fled traffic stop then reported the car stolen
JACKSON COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect on numerous charges after a high speed chase. Just before before 8a.m, Tuesday, a sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a 2009 Chevy Impala on U.S. Hwy 75 near 110th Road in southern Jackson County for a traffic infraction, accord