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Employee found dead from apparent suicide at Topeka VA

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) --The VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System is mourning the loss of one of their employees.According to Public Affairs Officer Joseph Burks, an employee was found deceased from an apparent suicide at a Topeka VA Medical Center administrative office.The Topeka VA Medical Center had

WIBW - 2018-08-14 18:19:00

Topeka man claiming hate crime not cooperating, officials say

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - A black man who claimed his car caught fire a day after racial slurs were written on it is not cooperating with investigators, Topeka police and fire officials said Wednesday.

KSNT - 2018-08-15 18:24:58

Affidavit: Mother told police she drove into river to kill herself and her 2 children ‘because she didn’t want anyone else to have them’

In a chilling police interview, a Columbia, Mo., woman described the decision-making process she went through before driving herself and her two children into the Kansas River in an effort to kill them all.

LJWORLD - 2018-08-15 17:21:00

Topeka woman injured in KTA crash

According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, at noon Tuesday, Jennifer Jolene Jackson was northbound on the KTA near mile-marker 111 — 16 miles south of the Emporia toll gate — when the weather caused her to lose control of her 2003 Jeep Liberty. The report indicates Jackson hydroplaned and

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2018-08-14 20:47:00

Prosecutor wants jurors to hear dead woman's testimony in murder trial

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) —A defendant charged in the death of a man who was clubbed and stabbed faces the prospect of hearing testimony from a dead witness.Arthur Lee Ford IV, 37, is charged in Shawnee County District Court with intentional second-degree murder and aggravated burglary.Ford, of Topeka, or

WIBW - 2018-08-14 15:12:00

Potential jurors in Motel 6 murder case questioned about thoughts on guns, Kansas felony murder law

Ramone Singleton, right, turns to look at the gallery at the end of a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Douglas County District Court. Singleton is one of three men charged with murder and other crimes in connection with a Sept. 2, 2017, shooting at the North Lawrence Motel 6. Also p

LJWORLD - 2018-08-14 11:03:00

Topeka teen arrested on domestic violence charge - WIBW News Now!

A Topeka teen was arrested after police say he fired a gun in a domestic incident Friday.The cops were called to the 1200 block of NW Van Buren just before midnight Friday night and found 19-year-old Jaime Fernandez. No one was hurt. Fernandez was booked for aggravated assault on law enforcement off


Trump tweets about friend Kobach's win in Kansas GOP primary

This week, counties started counting provisional ballots, and after Johnson County reported it's numbers late Tuesday afternoon, Colyer said the numbers weren't in his favor.

KSNT - 2018-08-15 15:19:35

Opening testimony in Motel 6 murder case describes blood, chaos, confusion surrounding triple shooting

Defendants Tyrone Carvin, front, and Ramone Singleton, center, stand to leave the courtroom for a recess on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at the Douglas County Courthouse. The two along with another man are charged with the murder of Cameron Hooks and other crimes in connection with a Sept. 2, 2017, sho

LJWORLD - 2018-08-15 14:52:00

S. Topeka Blvd. wreck injures two

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -Two people were taken to local hospitals after officials say an SUV ran a stop light.The wreck happened around 7 p.m. Wednesday at SW 27th and Topeka Blvd.Cpl. Cody Burger told 13 NEWS a silver car was traveling east on SW 27th and did not stop at a stop sign. The car collided w

WIBW - 2018-08-15 22:43:00

President Trump congratulates Kobach on primary win

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) —With the Kansas Republican gubernatorial primaries finally over, President Donald Trump congratulated his “friend and very early supporter” for his narrow victory.

WIBW - 2018-08-15 10:07:00

GraceMed cuts the ribbon on new Topeka clinic

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -A new medical clinic is celebrating the expansion of medical, dental and vision services.

WIBW - 2018-08-15 22:44:00

Dedicated: Brown v. Board mural already impressing sightseers

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) --A new piece of Topeka history is finally finished.ARTSConnect hosted a dedication ceremony for the newly completed Brown v. Board mural Wednesday night to show the mural goes beyond the community.On a road trip from Florida to Colorado, Loretta Gaines and her daughter stumbled

WIBW - 2018-08-15 18:51:00

Topeka Metro offers free rides for students

“All the student has to do is go to their office pick up one of these passes and when you board the bus, you just wave it in front of the fare box and you get to ride free," said Topeka Metro general manager Susan Duffy.

KSNT - 2018-08-15 03:44:34

Topeka High Football Gets Ready to Elevate Their Game

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KSNT - 2018-08-15 03:42:49

Students welcomed back at McClure Elementary School

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - The rainy weather Tuesday morning didn't dampen the enthusiasm of teachers and students at McClure Elementary School.Staff welcomes students for the first day by rolling out a red carpet and greeting them with superhero decorations.Superintendent Tiffany Anderson said it's all

KSNT - 2018-08-15 16:45:16

'The NeverEnding Story' star Noah Hathaway appears for Topeka meet & greet

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - TopCon Geek Expo will host a meet-and-greet with a "brave and determined young warrior Atreyu" from "The NeverEnding Story" Sept. 14, on the eve of the annual comic convention.


Grab the backpacks! Topeka students head back to class

"I'm excited to meet new friends because I haven't seen them all summer, and I'm excited to learn," student Jordan Felsburg said.

WIBW - 2018-08-14 22:36:00

School zones in effect across Topeka this morning

Each school zone is individually marked and some have lights that show when the school zone is in effect. Drivers need to take note of the lights, or times marked below the sign, because not all school zones are in effect at the same time.

KSNT - 2018-08-14 12:35:54

Topeka Metro's 'Kids Ride Free' gives students another way to get to school

"It is your security for, you know, the car doesn't start, mom has to go to work early, whatever the problem is, you have the ability to hop on a bus and not pay, because USD 501 has taken care of that for you," Topeka Metro General Manager Susan Duffy says.

WIBW - 2018-08-14 18:43:00