|Local man killed in single vehicle crash in Wabaunsee CountyKSNT Local / 10 min. ago more|
WABAUNSEE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – A 65-year-old Eskridge man died in a single vehicle crash in Wabaunsee County. The Kansas Highway Patrol said a 1999 GMC Suburban was west on K-4 Highway Monday afternoon when it left the roadway to the right and struck a legally parked vehicle that then went airborne and overturned. The Suburban landed on its roof. The driver, Richard A. Nance Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene. KHP said he was wearing a seat belt.
|Experts: North Korea lacks ability, intent to attack US planesWIBW News Now! / 19 min. ago more|
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho says President Trump has "declared war" on his country The post Experts: North Korea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes appeared first on WIBW News Now!.
|Two Hoyt men arrested on felony burglary, theft and drug chargesWIBW News Now! / 1 h. 4 min. ago more|
Deputies found meth and marijuana while arresting the suspects and impounded a car and semi-tractor involved in the crime The post Two Hoyt men arrested on felony burglary, theft and drug charges appeared first on WIBW News Now!.
|As senators defect, GOP concedes health bill’s fate bleakWIBW News Now! / 1 h. 49 min. ago more|
The Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace Obamacare is all but dead with more GOP Senators saying they oppose the measure The post As senators defect, GOP concedes health bill’s fate bleak appeared first on WIBW News Now!.
|Rain Tuesday, cool the rest of the weekWIBW News Now! / 2 h. 18 min. ago more|
Showers and a few storms will continue tracking northeast this morning across eastern Kansas. The post Rain Tuesday, cool the rest of the week appeared first on WIBW News Now!.
|Shots fired Monday evening at home in southeast Topeka - Topeka Capital JournalGoogle News / 2 h. 27 min. ago more|
WIBW News NowShots fired Monday evening at home in southeast TopekaTopeka Capital JournalPolice were investigating a report of multiple gunshots fired Monday evening at a southeast Topeka residence. No injuries were resulted from the shooting, which occurred at 7:24 p.m. in the 3900 block of S.E. Humboldt, said police Lt. Andrew Beightel.House shot at in SE Topeka Monday; no one hurtWIBW News NowNo injuries after several shots fired at houseKSNT NewsTPD seeking vehicle involved in house shootingWIBWall 5 news articles »
|Topeka man to serve 3 years in prison for role in armed robberyWIBW News Now! / 2 h. 48 min. ago more|
Christopher Bush, 26, was wearing a GPS monitoring device when he picked up a man who robbed a SE Topeka gas station at gunpoint The post Topeka man to serve 3 years in prison for role in armed robbery appeared first on WIBW News Now!.
|AAA recommends safe technology to reduce car crashes, deathsKSNT Local / 3 h. 17 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — According to AAA, back in 2015 in Kansas, 64 large trucks were involved in deadly accidents and 13.7% of deadly crashes also involved semi-trucks. AAA says about 1 in 4 adults in America say adding safety technology would help them feel better about sharing the road. In 2015, large trucks were involved in more than 400,000 crashes which lead to more than 4,000 deaths nationwide. A recent AAA survey found that 6 out of 10 adults in America feel less safe driving past large commercial trucks than driving past passenger cars. The top three reasons are the size, their blind spots and how they can swerve out of their lane. Now, AAA recommends that all large trucks have 4 things: A lane departure warning system to let truck drivers know when they’re leaving their lanes Automatic emergency braking Air disc brakes which control how fast the truck comes to a stop A video-based monitoring system for truck drivers to see who and what is around their truck. AAA says some of the benefits of added lane departure warning could prevent about 6,000 crashes and more than 100 deaths nationwide. Video based monitors can prevent 63,000 crashes and almost 300 deaths a year nationwide. Some of the benefits of installing all new trucks with automatic braking can prevent about 5,000 crashes and more than 50 deaths a year nationwide. Adding air disc brakes can prevent almost 2,500 crashes and more than 30 deaths a year nationwide. Here are some things you can keep in mind when driving next to a big truck: Avoid speeding up when a truck is passing Allow plenty of space for a truck driver who is signaling to change lanes to avoid any potential accidents They have large blind spots If you can’t see the driver in the truck’s side view mirror, they can’t see you Give yourself plenty of space when driving next to one Leave plenty of room between your vehicle and a truck when coming to a stop on a hill Trucks may roll back as the driver takes his or her foot off the brake So make sure you follow trucks at a safe distance Finally, slow down to give the truck driver plenty of room to pass AAA says many companies with large vehicles have already installed their trucks with these advanced safety technologies. They’re encouraging others companies who have not added the new technology to do so to help save lives.
|House shot at in SE Topeka Monday; no one hurtWIBW News Now! / 3 h. 32 min. ago more|
No injuries were reported in the shooting and no arrests have been made The post House shot at in SE Topeka Monday; no one hurt appeared first on WIBW News Now!.
|Man robbed at gunpoint while responding to Craigslist adWIBW News Now! / 3 h. 37 min. ago more|
Four suspects were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery The post Man robbed at gunpoint while responding to Craigslist ad appeared first on WIBW News Now!.
|No injuries after several shots fired at houseKSNT Local / 5 h. 44 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Topeka Police Department is looking for a car after it pulled up to a residence and fired numerous shots at the home Monday evening. It happened around 7:24 p.m. on the 3900 block of SE Humboldt. Officers said an adult female described the vehicle as possibly being a grey 4-door passenger car. She is unaware of the make and the model. No one was struck and there were no injuries reported with this crime. The victim said the suspect car then sped off north on Humboldt. Officers searched the area but, were unable to locate the vehicle in question. There have been no arrests made at this time and the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information relating to this crime; please call the Topeka Police Department at 785-368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.
|Four in custody after armed robbery at Topeka DillonsKSNT Local / 9 h. 8 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Four people are in custody Monday night after an armed robbery at a local grocery store. Police tell KSNT News the robbery happened at the Dillons, at SW 10th and SW Gage Blvd. around 9:00 p.m. Police said a male victim was responding to an ad on Craigslist. When waiting to meet the seller from the ad, the victim was approached by four suspects and was robbed at gunpoint. The suspects were able to get away with cash and other items in a dark SUV. While responding to the robbery, an officer in the area saw a car matching the description of the one driven by the suspects. The car was stopped and all four of the suspects were arrested for aggravated robbery. No injuries were reported during the robbery. This investigation is ongoing. If you have any information relating to this crime, please call the Topeka Police Department at 785-368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.
|Double murder suspect has violent pastKSNT Local / 9 h. 19 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Maximo Campillo-Echevarria is a man with a violent past. Since coming to America from Cuba in 1980, he’s been in prison twice and Monday night he sits in the Shawnee County Jail. “Nothing has changed and he has a violent temper and it gets even worse when he drinks. This doesn’t surprise me at all,” said Stan Simmons a Vocational Rehab Specialist who knows the suspect. In 1981 Campillo-Echevarria was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder. He remained in prison until he was granted parole in 2000. While on parole, in 2004, he was convicted of two counts of aggravated assault, after driving his vehicle into his girlfriend’s SE Topeka apartment. Simmons was his girlfriend’s case manager at the time, and along with the woman and her two children, was in the apartment when the incident happened. “They were standing right at the window where that car entered the apartment,” he said in reference to the two children. Campillo-Echevarria was paroled for that crime in 2014. Sunday night police responded to reports of a stabbing and fire at the Capitol Corner Apartments in downtown Topeka. Police said one man was taken to the hospital, where he later died, and another was found dead inside the apartment. Campillo-Echevarria was arrested near the complex. “How many more times does this man have to prove that he is not worthy to be outside and be amongst us,” said Simmons. “He is a predator, a proven predator. He has not changed given the opportunity, because I know he’s had opportunities inside.” Campillo-Echevarria faces two counts of first degree murder, connected to Sunday night’s killings. KSNT News talked to some of Campillo-Echevarria’s neighbors. They said his parole officer just visited with him on Friday. Yesterday’s killings make 21 murders in the capital city this year, just seven less than the all-time record of 28 in 1994.
|Teacher's Facebook post stirs controversy among some Topeka West parents - WIBWGoogle News / 9 h. 36 min. ago more|
WIBWTeacher's Facebook post stirs controversy among some Topeka West parentsWIBWTopeka West English teacher Emily Jackson posted to her Facebook page Friday that the Star Spangled Banner is a lot more complicated than it looks. She says the third stanza. which reads, "No refuge could save the hireling and slave, from the terror of ...
|Topeka police investigating reported armed robbery in Dillons parking lot at 10th and Gage - Topeka Capital JournalGoogle News / 10 h. 29 min. ago more|
Topeka Capital JournalTopeka police investigating reported armed robbery in Dillons parking lot at 10th and GageTopeka Capital JournalTopeka police are investigating a reported armed robbery in the parking lot of the Dillons at 10th and Gage Monday night. Detectives were interviewing four people believed to be involved in what was reported as an armed robbery with a handgun, said Sgt.and more »
|Two reports of vehicle burglary in ManhattanKSNT Local / 10 h. 43 min. ago more|
MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – The Riley County Police Department is investigating two reports of vehicle burglary that happened near Kansas State University. The first report was filed in the 1700 block of North Manhattan on September 23 around 1:30 p.m. Officers listed a 21-year-old as the victim when she reported an unknown suspect took her Macbook Pro and laptop bag. Officers filed another report for vehicle burglary in the 400 block of Kearney St. on September 24, 2017 around 2:00 p.m. Officers listed a 20-year-old as the victim when he reported an unknown suspect took his Microsoft Surface Pro laptop, Oakley sunglasses and other miscellaneous items from his vehicle. It is unknown at this time if these incidents are related. Riley County Police ask anyone with information to contact RCPD or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers.
|Man arrested Sunday in double homicide has killed before in Topeka, in 1981 - Topeka Capital JournalGoogle News / 11 h. 43 min. ago more|
Topeka Capital JournalMan arrested Sunday in double homicide has killed before in Topeka, in 1981Topeka Capital JournalCampillo-Echevarria killed Pedro Machado, 34, who had also left Cuba in the boatlift, in April 1981 in Topeka. Police said a long-standing feud between the two ended when he shot Machado twice with a pistol in the 1500 block of S. Kansas Avenue.and more »
|NFL protests continue against President TrumpKSNT Local / 12 h. 53 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka West football coach Ryan Kelly gave his opinion Monday on the NFL protest on President Trump and the national anthem. If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 …our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country.Tell them to stand! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017 …NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017 Great solidarity for our National Anthem and for our Country. Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad ratings! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017 Courageous Patriots have fought and died for our great American Flag — we MUST honor and respect it! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017 Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country. NFL should change policy! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017 Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday (which was a small percentage of total). These are fans who demand respect for our Flag! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2017 The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2017 #StandForOurAnthem — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2017 General John Kelly totally agrees w/ my stance on NFL players and the fact that they should not be disrespecting our FLAG or GREAT COUNTRY! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2017 Tremendous backlash against the NFL and its players for disrespect of our Country.#StandForOurAnthem — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2017
|Additional security measures added to Bishop Stadium at MHSKSNT Local / 12 h. 54 min. ago more|
MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 is adding additional security measures to Manhattan High School. According to a Facebook post from Manhattan-Ogden USD 383, due to several break-ins, stolen items and instances of animal droppings on the field and track at Bishop Stadium over the past few months, USD 383 has decided it lock the stadium whenever it is not being used for student events. The post went on to say, the district will re-evaluate the situation at Bishop Stadium once additional security measures are in place. The public may still access athletic tracks at Anthony and Eisenhower Middle Schools for running and walking. USD 383 said it appreciates the generosity of the community by making district facilities available for public use.
|Topeka man sentenced for role in eastside Casey's robberyTopeka News / 13 h. 1 min. ago more|
Christopher Allen Bush, 26, was sentenced Monday to 36 months in federal prison for his role in the February robbery of a Casey's convenience store employee. A federal judge Monday sentenced the man who served as getaway driver during an East Topeka robbery to three years in federal person, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall announced.
|Officers learn how to help people affected by mental illnessesKSNT Local / 13 h. 13 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A special team of law enforcement officers in Kansas are learning better ways to help people affected by mental illnesses. The Topeka gathering on Monday was a part of the 11th Annual Crisis Intervention Teams Summit. The summit allowed teams from across the state to address topics on criminal justice and mental health. The meeting was meant to help officers recognize the signs and symptoms of someone who suffers from a mental illness. Officers also learned how to deescalate crisis situations. “We have a lot of communities in Kansas that don’t have access to CIT officers and what we want to say to those communities is you can. I have team officers in your community and this is a gathering to help lift that up and to show people how to do that,” said Rick Cagan with the National Alliance on Mental Illness- Kansas. Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones spoke to attendees at the meeting. Jones talked about his own experiences and how the team can help make a difference.
|Missouri man pleads guilty to bank robbery in Osage CityKSNT Local / 13 h. 59 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNT) – A Missouri man pleaded guilty Monday to robbing a bank in Osage City, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. Hunter Lee Prewitt, 28, of Mountain Grove, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. He admitted he robbed the Landmark National Bank at 106 South 6th Street in Osage City. Prewitt gave a teller a note saying: “This a robbery. Give me all one hundreds, fifties and twenties.” He left the bank with cash and drove away in a white pickup truck. Starting with a description of the truck, investigators obtained video surveillance photos and followed Prewitt’s movements including a stop at a gas station in Osage City before the robbery and a pawn shop in Lyndon. The Missouri Highway Patrol used that information to identify a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup registered to Prewitt. A crime intelligence analyst with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation conducted a search of law enforcement tag readers and he found more information on Prewitt and the truck. Prewitt was arrested outside Springfield, Mo. Sentencing is set for December. 18. Bank robbery carries a penalty of up to 20 years in a federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
|Topeka man sentenced for role in eastside Casey's robbery - Topeka Capital JournalGoogle News / 14 h. 18 min. ago more|
Topeka Capital JournalTopeka man sentenced for role in eastside Casey's robberyTopeka Capital JournalA federal judge Monday sentenced the man who served as getaway driver during an east Topeka robbery to three years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall announced. Christopher Allen Bush, 26, of Topeka, admitted in a guilty plea he picked up ...Topeka man sentenced for his role in convenience store holdupWIBWTopeka man sentenced for robbery at Topeka Casey'sKSNT Newsall 3 news articles »
|Topeka man sentenced for robbery at Topeka Casey’sKSNT Local / 14 h. 31 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNT) – A Topeka man who took part in a robbery while wearing a monitoring device was sentenced Monday to 36 months, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. Christopher Allen Bush, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting a commercial robbery. In his plea, Bush admitted he picked up co-defendant Marsoleno Devon Ryland after Ryland robbed Casey’s General Store at 600 S.E. Rice Road on February 2, 2017. At the time of the robbery, Bush was wearing a monitoring device because he was on post-release supervision in a criminal case in state district court. Data from the GPS device verified that Bush picked up Ryland just south of Casey’s General Store and drove him to the 2300 block S.E. Bellview, where police located the two men shortly after the robbery. Co-defendant Ryland is set for sentencing October 23.
|Community invited to meet members of KANSASKSNT Local / 14 h. 39 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The community is invited to meet members of the band KANSAS at a unique fundraising event. In a press release from the North Topeka Arts District, it said the band members will be attending an indoor gourmet picnic and fundraiser in support of the development of the NOTO Redbud Gardens on Friday, October 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NOTO Arts Center. The public can purchase tickets, meet the band members and participate in an auction of signed KANSAS memorabilia. KANSAS is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s. Their roots include a recording studio in a rental house in the NOTO area, and the post office, which is now the NOTO Arts Center, where founding members of the band sent off demo tapes. The band is currently touring the country for their Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour. As part of the tour, KANSAS will be performing the evening of October 6 at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. At the the meet-and-greet event, there will be a keepsake photo opportunity with current and former band members. Kerry Livgren, one of the founding members of KANSAS, will also have items from his personal collection on display. Guests will also receive a special champagne flute autographed by Livgren to toast the band during the event and then to take home. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit Redbud Gardens, a planned interactive sculpture garden that will be placed at the entrance to the NOTO Arts District on North Kansas Avenue. The garden will honor NOTO’s major benefactors, The Redbud Foundation, and will recognize KANSAS, whose musical origins began in Topeka. Click here for more information including ticket prices, time and place of the event.
|INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL ELECTS GO TOPEKA’S MOLLY HOWEY TO TWO-YEAR BOARD TERMTK Magazine / 14 h. 41 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, DC – The Nominating Committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Molly Howey, CEcD, senior vice president of economic development at GO Topeka to its Board of Directors for a two-year term. The election took place during IEDC’s 2017 Annual Conference, which was held Sept. 17 – 20, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Howey, will begin her two-year term January 2018. “We are honored to nominate Molly Howey, CEcD, as a new member of the IEDC Board of Directors, and look forward to her leadership and service,” said Jeffrey Finkle, CEcD, President and CEO of IEDC. Howey is a Kansas native and has spent the last six years marketing the capital city, Topeka, Kansas to site selectors and prospective corporate citizens. She is a graduate of Washburn University and received her CEcD in 2016. In her role, she manages two industrial parks the organization owns and oversees all business attraction efforts in Shawnee County, Kansas. “Serving on this board will allow me to connect with economic development professionals throughout the United States and beyond, and to bring even more innovation and best practice to fruition in Topeka and Shawnee County,” Howey said. Some companies that have grown in or relocated to Topeka during Molly’s time with the organization are Mars Chocolate, Big Heart Pet Brands, Target, Federal Home Loan Bank, Home Depot and Frito-Lay. GO Topeka is a public-private partnership funded mostly by a ½ cent county-wide sales tax that was just renewed for another 15 years. XXX About the International Economic Development Council The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions. www.iedcONLINE.org. About GO Topeka GO Topeka creates opportunities for growth, prosperity, innovation, and economic diversity and vibrancy that positively impact current and future citizens of Topeka & Shawnee County by attracting world-class companies, providing existing companies with the knowledge and resources to reach their highest potential and cultivating entrepreneurial development and growth. Learn more at www.GoTopeka.com.
|Family Medicine Physician Bhavika Patel, M.D., Joins Cotton O’Neil GarfieldTK Magazine / 14 h. 55 min. ago more|
(Topeka, Kan., Sept. 25, 2017) ¬– Stormont Vail Health is proud to announce that Bhavika Patel, M.D., has joined our medical team and will practice as a family medicine physician. Her practice will be located at Cotton O’Neil Garfield, 901 S.W. Garfield, in Topeka. Improving the health of her patients and the overall health care system drives Dr. Patel’s passion for her work. “My father taught me to always leave things better than I found them,” Dr. Patel said. “I strive to do that with the health care industry, and I love to help my patients reach their potential by keeping them healthy and out in the world, doing what they love.” Dr. Patel received her medical degree at the American University of Antigua, Coolidge, Antigua, in 2013. She completed a family medicine residency at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 2016. She is currently pursuing a master’s in healthcare delivery science at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. Dr. Patel builds on the strength of her clients, helps them work on their weaknesses and strives to create a support network to help her patients reach their health goals. She enjoys the arts and being outdoors. She loves music and wants to learn how to play the bass guitar. She has an eclectic taste, but draws the line at horror movies. Dr. Patel is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call (785) 354-9591. About Stormont Vail Health: Stormont Vail Health is a nonprofit integrated health system that has been serving the health care needs of northeast Kansas for more than 130 years. It is comprised of Stormont Vail Hospital, a 586-bed acute care hospital, and Cotton O’Neil Clinic, a multi-specialty physician group with more than 400 providers, which includes over 250 physicians. Nearly 5,000 employees provide care and support services for patients in the hospital and 35 other locations, including the Cotton O’Neil Heart Center, Cancer Center, Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, Digestive Health Center, Pediatrics clinics and 10 regional primary care clinics. Stormont Vail Health is committed to its mission of improving the health of the community by being a national leader in providing compassionate, high-quality and efficient integrated care through collaboration that results in a healthier community. ###
|Former state lawmaker Mark Hutton officially enters race for Republican nomination for governorWIBW News Now! / 15 h. 3 min. ago more|
Hutton was one of the first Republicans to publicly oppose Brownback's zero tax rate for owners of limited liability companies. The post Former state lawmaker Mark Hutton officially enters race for Republican nomination for governor appeared first on WIBW News Now!.
|Witness in Topeka triple-murder case: Couple went to home to get meth, woman later found dead thereTopeka News / 15 h. 16 min. ago more|
The first witness in the preliminary was Matthew Tilton, the boyfriend of slaying victim Nicole Fisher, 38. Joseph P. Lowry is one of three defendants in charges tied to the killings of two men and one woman in March in a North Topeka house. Shane Andrew Mays, one of three men who is charged with the slayings of three victims, entered the courtroom on Monday.
|Detective says victims of Topeka triple homicide were strangled, smothered with trash bagsTopeka News / 15 h. 16 min. ago more|
The first witness in the preliminary was Matthew Tilton, the boyfriend of slaying victim Nicole Fisher, 38. Joseph P. Lowry is one of three defendants in charges tied to the killings of two men and one woman in March in a North Topeka house. Shane Andrew Mays, one of three men who is charged with the slayings of three victims, entered the courtroom on Monday.
|Topeka detective: Victims of triple homicide were strangled, smothered with trash bags - Topeka Capital JournalGoogle News / 15 h. 42 min. ago more|
Topeka Capital JournalTopeka detective: Victims of triple homicide were strangled, smothered with trash bagsTopeka Capital JournalNicole Fisher, 38, Matthew Leavitt, 19, and Luke Davis, 20, all of Topeka, were found dead on March 12 in the basement of a home at 115 N.W. Grant. The preliminary hearing of the three defendants will resume on Tuesday before Shawnee County District ...Suspects in north Topeka triple murder set to appear in court MondayKSNT NewsHearing sheds new light on triple homicide, rape revenge the possible motiveWIBWall 5 news articles »
|Sexual battery, aggravated burglary reported in ManhattanKSNT Local / 15 h. 48 min. ago more|
MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – The Riley County Police Department is investigating a report of sexual battery and aggravated burglary. According to police, the report was filed on September 24. Officers listed a 20-year-old female as the victim of sexual battery and aggravated burglary when an unknown male entered her residence without permission and touched her inappropriately. Officers listed 10 others as victims of aggravated burglary in the case as well. Police said due to the nature of the crime reported, no additional details will be released. Anyone with information is asked to contact RCPD or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stopper.
|Witness sheds light on what happened the night 3 were killedKSNT Local / 16 h. 18 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — The preliminary hearing for the triple murder that happened on March 12, 2017 took place Monday at the Shawnee County Courthouse. Matthew Tilton, the boyfriend of 38 year old victim Nicole Fisher, was the first witness to talk about the events that unfolded on the night three people were killed. Tilton told the court that he and Fisher went to the home at 115 NW Grant St. that was owned by Kora Liles. Tilton confessed to Brian Flowers’ defense attorney, Jennifer Chaffee, saying that he and Fisher went to the house to use meth. He told the court that after waiting to get the drugs, he wanted to leave because he was tired, but Fisher did not. He said he left the home, while Fisher stayed at the house in the basement. Tilton testified that Fisher had about 20 Xanax she wanted to trade for meth. About an hour after Tilton had left the home, he said Fisher called him saying she wanted to leave and go to his house in Oskaloosa. Tilton said he didn’t want to drive back to the house in Topeka because he had just gotten home so he called his friend Matthew Leavitt. Tilton said he offered Leavitt $35 to pick up Fisher and drive her to his house. He said Leavitt agreed to pick her up, asking if he could bring his “best friend” with him. At the time, Tilton said didn’t know who Leavitt’s best friend was, but said he later learned it was Shane Mays. Tilton told the court that he called Fisher to let her know that Leavitt would be picking her up and that Leavitt asked her to be waiting for him outside. Tilton said Leavitt told him that he didn’t want to go into the house, but Tilton said he never asked why he didn’t want to go inside. He said he was waiting for a phone call from Leavitt saying they were on their way to his house, but he never got one. Tilton tried to call Leavitt and Fisher, but never got in contact with them. Tilton said when he went to find where Fisher was, a neighbor told him they heard on the police scanner that three bodies had been found in the North Topeka house. He said he immediately thought that the odds of one of them being Fisher went straight through his head. Tilton told the court that Flowers was always bragging and waving around his gun. He said Flowers thought he was, “Mr. Tough Guy” and, “Mr. Mobster.” This preliminary hearing is ongoing and will continue to be updated.
|ACLU National Event to begin in Kansas SundayWIBW News Now! / 17 h. 33 min. ago more|
The Lawrence event will be livestreamed to tens of thousands of people at watch parties across the country. The post ACLU National Event to begin in Kansas Sunday appeared first on WIBW News Now!.
|Kansas woman identified as drowning victim at Lake of the OzarksWIBW News Now! / 17 h. 36 min. ago more|
The body of 50-year-old Amy Miller of Prairie Village was found on Sunday morning. The post Kansas woman identified as drowning victim at Lake of the Ozarks appeared first on WIBW News Now!.
|85-year-old man struck by car Monday in North Topeka identifiedTopeka News / 17 h. 39 min. ago more|
A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper checks on a Ford S10 pickup truck at the scene of a fatal car-pedestrian collision early Monday in the 800 block of N.E. US-24 highway. KHP officials at the scene said the truck was believed to have been owned by the man who was struck and killed while crossing the highway.
|Efforts paying off in railroad crossing near Topeka Rescue MissionTopeka News / 17 h. 39 min. ago more|
Positive reinforcement, and a little tough love, has helped stamp out injuries and fatalities at a North Topeka railroad crossing that has seen more than its share of tragedies through the years. On Monday, the annual Kansas Operation Lifesaver campaign was launched in a press conference at the Great Overland Station, 701 N. Kansas Ave. Local leaders, including Mayor Larry Wolgast, Sheriff Herman Jones and Topeka Rescue Mission executive director Barry Feaker, were on hand to speak about the importance of railroad safety, particularly for pedestrians who may encounter trains at rail crossings.
|Special rail enforcement Tuesday in TopekaWIBW News Now! / 18 h. 9 min. ago more|
Over the past 10 years, Kansas has had 441 highway-rail crossing collisions, resulting in 60 fatalities and 152 injuries. The post Special rail enforcement Tuesday in Topeka appeared first on WIBW News Now!.
|Kansas sees spikes in inmate transfers among state prisonsWIBW News Now! / 18 h. 32 min. ago more|
Increases in transfers of inmates into and out of prisons are tied in some cases to staffing problems at its prisons in Lansing and El Dorado The post Kansas sees spikes in inmate transfers among state prisons appeared first on WIBW News Now!.
|Wichita man killed in ATV crash on Sunday nightWIBW News Now! / 19 h. 17 min. ago more|
44-year-old Milo Bell was heading home on his ATV along the Canal Hike and Bike Trail when the crash occurred. The post Wichita man killed in ATV crash on Sunday night appeared first on WIBW News Now!.
|Kansas facing severe shortage of technically trained workersWIBW News Now! / 19 h. 32 min. ago more|
The Kansas Department of Labor says the state had 45,000 job vacancies in 2016 The post Kansas facing severe shortage of technically trained workers appeared first on WIBW News Now!.
|Suspects in north Topeka triple murder set to appear in court MondayTopeka News / 20 h. ago more|
Trump on Monday reiterated his criticism of NFL players who knelt during the national anthem, pushing back against suggestions that race dro The amount of protests around the NFL ballooned this weekend in the wake of President Donald Trump's criticism of players who protest during TOPEKA, Kan. - After months of postponement, three men charged in a north Topeka triple murder are scheduled to appear in front of a judge Monday.
|Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle in Topeka - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 20 h. 33 min. ago more|
Topeka Capital JournalPedestrian Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle in TopekaU.S. News & World ReportPedestrian Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle in Topeka. The Kansas Highway Patrol says a man who died after being hit by a car in Topeka was trying to cross two lanes of traffic on a highway to collect cans. Sept. 25, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.. Pedestrian Dies ...85-year-old man struck by car Monday in North Topeka identifiedTopeka Capital JournalKHP releases name of pedestrian killed on US 24WIBWMan, 85, killed while collecting aluminum cans along Kansas highwayKansas City StarKSNT Newsall 13 news articles »
|Topeka car show held Sunday raises $1200 for first responders - Topeka Capital JournalGoogle News / 21 h. 31 min. ago more|
Topeka car show held Sunday raises $1200 for first respondersTopeka Capital JournalA car show held this past Sunday at Lake Shawnee raised $1,200 for first responders, organizer Ed White said. The First Responder Benefit Car Show took place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. near Reynolds Lodge on the east side of the lake at 3315 S.E. Tinman ...
|Sunday homicides bring Topeka's 2017 total to 21, seven shy of all-time record - Topeka Capital JournalGoogle News / 23 h. 27 min. ago more|
Topeka Capital JournalSunday homicides bring Topeka's 2017 total to 21, seven shy of all-time recordTopeka Capital JournalIn Topeka's latest slayings, Maximo Campillo-Echevarria, 62, was booked into the Shawnee County Jail late Sunday on two counts of first-degree murder in connection with an incident that occurred earlier in the evening at the Capital Corner Apartments ...2 Dead, 1 Arrested After Fire at Topeka ApartmentU.S. News & World ReportTPD responds to SW Topeka cuttingWIBWMan arrested after double murder, fire near Downtown TopekaKSNT Newsall 15 news articles »
|Topeka weather for Monday, Sept. 25, 2017: Warm, rainy day before temps begin to coolTopeka News / 1 d. 0 h. 42 min. ago more|
One more warm, summer-like day is on tap for the Topeka area on Monday before a cold front moves through the area tonight, dropping temperatures considerably for the remainder of the week. The National Weather Service says highs on Sunday should be 86 degrees, with showers and thunderstorms possible in the afternoon and evening hours.
|Two dead in Sunday incident at S.W. 8th and Polk; man booked in connection with murderTopeka News / 1 d. 5 h. 10 min. ago more|
A man could be seen loaded into an ambulance at Capital Corner Apartments at S.W. 8th and Polk. Two people died Sunday in an incident at an apartment complex near downtown Topeka and a man has been arrested in connection with first-degree murder.
|Editorial: A holistic economic plan in TopekaTopeka News / 1 d. 9 h. 36 min. ago more|
Over the past few months, we've analyzed workforce development in Topeka and Shawnee County through a wide variety of different lenses. In June, we discussed the importance of attracting young professionals with initiatives like the TopCity Interns program , which connected interns from 47 universities with 25 local employers.
|Veterans Crisis Line call center to be opened on Topeka VA campus this fallTopeka News / 1 d. 9 h. 36 min. ago more|
A third Veterans Crisis Line call center is slated to open in Topeka this fall and will employ about 100 people. The Veterans Crisis Line, which has call centers in Canandaigua, N.Y., and Atlanta, is expanding with a third site in Topeka that is expected to open this fall.
|Hi-Crest resident offers candy, caring words to childrenTopeka News / 1 d. 11 h. 48 min. ago more|
Nellie Hogan watches Friday afternoon as one of the kids in her neighborhood of Hi-Crest takes a bag of candy from a basket on her porch. Hogan prepares 50 to 60 bags of candy for kids to pick up from her each Friday after school.
|Kansas Chocolate Festival expands in 2nd year, adding sweet offerings for guestsTopeka News / 1 d. 16 h. 13 min. ago more|
Last year, Wendle Rittenhouse of MARS Chocolate demonstrated how chocolate used to be made during the inaugural Chocolate Festival in downtown Topeka. Thousands of people surged downtown Topeka for the the inaugural Chocolate Festival in downtown Topeka.
|Four Topeka economic development organizations to form the Greater Topeka PartnershipTopeka News / 1 d. 20 h. 43 min. ago more|
Zach Snethen, left, board chair of Downtown Topeka Inc., Brendon Wiley, board chair of Visit Topeka, and Janet Stanek, board chair of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, discuss a new management structure for their organizations, which will now operate under a Greater Topeka Partnership umbrella organization. Janet Stanek, chief operations officer at Stormont Vail Health, is chairwoman of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce board, one of the organizations that will meld its management structure under the new Greater Topeka Partnership.
|Shawnee County commission to consider revising plan for complying with federal discrimination lawsTopeka News / 2 d. 1 h. 14 min. ago more|
Commissioners Bob Archer, Kevin Cook and Shelly Buhler plan Monday to consider revising the county's plan for complying with federal discrimination laws during a meeting in their chambers in Room B-11 of the County Courthouse, 200 S.E. 7th. Commissioners Bob Archer, Kevin Cook and Shelly Buhler will consider a 25-page document that would accomplish that purpose when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday in Room B-11 of the County Courthouse, 200 S.E. 7th.
|Topeka recognized as a 'changemaker' by CEOs for Cities - Topeka Capital JournalGoogle News / 3 d. 20 h. 21 min. ago more|
Topeka Capital JournalTopeka recognized as a 'changemaker' by CEOs for CitiesTopeka Capital JournalMatt Pivarnik, president and CEO of the chamber and GO Topeka, said he's pleased to see Topeka receive recognition. But even more importantly, site-selection consultants, developers and major companies who choose locations for businesses look at this ...
|Is it safe to store corporate information on Google Drive (or similar services)?TK Magazine / 6 d. 10 h. 16 min. ago more|
BY JOSEP ALBORS When it comes to storing a company’s confidential information and/or backing it up, various questions tend to come up with regard to the location where this storage will take place. Some companies choose to manage everything for themselves, providing remote access so their employees can look it up whenever they need it. Others, however, have embraced the cloud and all its advantages, like the low cost of choosing companies that are specifically dedicated to these tasks and the availability of the information, regardless of where it might be (as long as we have an Internet connection, of course). But when we talk about the security element of these decisions, things become less clear, with more than a few people reluctant to store confidential information outside of the company. And this is despite the huge growth among companies all over the world that have started using services like Google Drive and Dropbox in recent years. Cloud storage: Yes or no? When choosing from the different solutions, we should ask ourselves various questions, of which one of the most important is probably this: Can I offer a higher level of security than that provided by these external companies when it comes to protecting this data? This is a very important point, given that the majority of companies that are dedicated to offering these services tend to have good measures in place to prevent their users’ data from being compromised. However, the main problem is not what security they implement on their servers. The vast majority of information theft occurs due to poor policies on access control and the management of credentials by users. Additional security measures It is pointless to have the best and most secure cloud storage service if the users who then access these resources use passwords that are easy to guess or which have already been used on other services that have been compromised. It is important to implement additional measures and, if the service we are going to subscribe to permits two factor authentication (2FA), then so much the better. Additionally, regardless of how secure the service we subscribe to is, we will never be overdoing it if the data stored both within and outside of our company is encrypted. This way, in the event of an incident in which attackers manage to gain access to this information, it will not be easy for them to read, thus minimizing the impact of the intrusion. Lastly, we must not be careless about who can access what information, and what they can do with it. If we let all our employees access confidential information, and that information could then be leaked out through other means, we would have achieved practically nothing. To avoid this, we need to adopt tools for the prevention of data leaks, by using applications that detect when certain users without permissions are trying to access a certain type of confidential information or when it is being sent outside of the company through unauthorized means. Compliance with regulations As well as all this, it is essential to take into account something that a lot of companies do not think about… until it is too late and they start getting fined for non-compliance with regulations. Depending on where we have our company’s head office(s) and where our customers and suppliers are located, we will need to comply with the legislation in force and adopt a whole series of measures. For example, if our company is in the European Union or if we do business with users in that region, we need to adapt our data storage and management systems according to the GDPR, which will become obligatory from May 25, 2018. This fact raises new issues, one of which is whether storage services like Google Drive and Dropbox comply with the regulation. The companies that manage these services are aware of the need to comply with all the requirements relating to management of the information stored by their users on their servers. For this reason, they wasted no time in adopting all the measures necessary in order to bring themselves up to date. As of today, both Google and Dropbox comply not only with the regulations imposed by the GDPR, but also with the Privacy Shield, an agreement signed between EU member states and the United States. Conclusion We could say that using file sharing and storage solutions in the cloud is secure so long as they comply with a series of norms and international regulations, and we ourselves also implement certain additional security policies. Nonetheless, we must never be careless about the security of information stored both within and outside of our company, nor believe that it is someone else’s responsibility. We need to apply all the additional security measures available to us in order to protect it sufficiently. Article provided by ESET Learn more at: https://www.welivesecurity.com/2017/07/26/safe-store-corporate-information-google-drive/ Dynamic Computer Solutions of Topeka, Inc. 2214 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka KS 66604 Phone: 785-354-7000 – E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dcstopeka.com/
|Amy Burns Joins Stormont Vail Health as President of Stormont Vail FoundationTK Magazine / 11 d. 13 h. 43 min. ago more|
(Topeka, Kan., September 14, 2017) – Stormont Vail Health is proud to announce that Amy Burns will join the organization as the president and executive director of the Stormont Vail Foundation. Burns is looking forward to returning to the health care field after having previously worked as the director of marketing and development for Family Service and Guidance Center from 1998-2013 and as the vice president of development for Family Service and Guidance Center Foundation from 2008-2013. “The Stormont Vail Foundation has an excellent reputation of supporting patient care services and health education programs,” Burns said. “I’m excited to build stronger regional partnerships in order to support Stormont Vail Health’s mission of improving the health of the community.” “We are thrilled to have Amy join our Foundation as its new president,” said Kevin Hahn, Stormont Vail Foundation board of trustees chair. “She is a well-respected leader in the community and her skills will be a valuable addition to our team of employees.” Burns received her bachelor’s in political science and speech communications from Washburn University in 1994 and her juris doctorate from Washburn University School of Law in 1998. Burns joins Stormont Vail Health from Junior Achievement of Kansas in Topeka, Kansas, where she served as the president and chief executive officer. She has served on the Junior Achievement USA brand advisory committee, the U.S. Army War College’s National Security Seminar Class of 2017 and the Leadership Kansas class of 2014. She was also a 2015 Junior Achievement USA Flemke Award nominee. The award is given to first-time JA presidents who have demonstrated outstanding contributions and achievements to the organization. Burns will begin her position on Nov. 1. “I look forward to working with the incredible team of professionals at Stormont Vail Health to ensure they have the resources they need to care for our population for generations to come,” Burns said. Funds raised by the Foundation support emergency patient assistance through its Care Line program, funds nursing scholarships and employee continuing education grants and supports department and capital needs through facility enhancements and equipment purchases. About the Stormont Vail Foundation Established in 1984, the Stormont Vail Foundation provides voluntary gift support to Stormont Vail Health for patient care services and community health education programs. About Stormont Vail Health: Stormont Vail Health is a nonprofit integrated health system that has been serving the health care needs of Kansas for more than 130 years. It is comprised of Stormont Vail Hospital, a 586-bed acute care hospital, and Cotton O’Neil Clinic, a multi-specialty physician group with more than 400 providers, which includes over 250 physicians. Nearly 5,000 employees provide care and support services for patients in the hospital and 35 other locations, including the Cotton O’Neil Heart Center, Cancer Center, Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, Digestive Health Center, Pediatrics clinics and 10 regional primary care clinics. Stormont Vail Health is committed to its mission of improving the health of the community by being a national leader in providing compassionate, high-quality and efficient integrated care through collaboration that results in a healthier community.
|Shawnee County company plans business expansion and job creation with incentives from Joint Economic Development OrganizationTK Magazine / 11 d. 14 h. 18 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kansas – The Premier Advisory Group, an existing Shawnee County company and the umbrella company ofActionCOACH Business Coaching, Bajillion Agency and MotoVike Films, has announced it will create 45 new jobs over the next five years and invest nearly $2.5 million dollars to expand in the community. The project, referred to as ‘Project Leaf’, received approval Wednesday evening from the Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO) of Topeka and Shawnee County for an incentive package that will assist the company with the anticipated job growth. The company currently employees 17 full-time positions and anticipates adding an additional 45 new full-time positions at an average salary of $52,000. Further, the company will invest $1.6 million to acquire and revitalize a downtown Topeka building, at100 S. Kansas Ave., and $800,000 on equipment for the space. GO Topeka’s economic impact analysis indicates that the 45 new jobs will have a $16 million annual recurring impact to the Topeka & Shawnee County economy. “We’re committed to building a work culture that young professionals want to be part of. Topeka is home, and we think it’s a great place to recruit talent. We’re only as good as our people are, and our team is made up of talented individuals who love showing up to work every day. We are excited for what the future holds,” said Andrea Engstrom, CMO of The Premier Advisory Group, President of Bajillion Agency The incentive package approved by the JEDO board entails a maximum incentive of $225,000 for job creation. The incentives are performance based and will be paid by GO Topeka upon completion of performance indicators. “We are happy to support these companies as they plan their move to downtown Topeka and upcoming expansion,” said Bob Archer, Shawnee County Commission Chair and member of the JEDO board. “This kind of job growth is significant.” Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast, JEDO board chair, stated, “Adding these creative and business-improvement focused jobs to our community is substantial, as is the addition of three new companies to our Downtown Topeka business community.” He continued, saying, “This is exciting for Topeka. Creating additional jobs is what these incentives are intended for.” Learn more about the involved businesses: ActionCOACH Business Coaching: http://www.ActionCoachKansas.com Bajillion Agency: http://www.bajillion.agency/ MotoVike Films: https://www.motovikefilms.com/ XXX GO Topeka creates opportunities for growth, prosperity, innovation, and economic diversity and vibrancy that positively impact current and future citizens of Topeka & Shawnee County by attracting world-class companies, providing existing companies with the knowledge and resources to reach their highest potential and cultivating entrepreneurial development and growth. Learn more at www.GoTopeka.com.
|White supremacist flyers found at K-StateKSNT News / 12 d. 16 h. 13 min. ago more|
MANHATTAN, Kan. – (KSNT) Students arrived to racist flyers taped around Kansas State University’s campus Wednesday morning. Senior Jonathan Cole took pictures of some of the flyers before taking them down. Cole said he was angry about the flier’s white supremacist messages that advocate for less racial diversity in America. Cole is strongly against ethnic and racial discrimination. “Why are you attacking someone that’s a different color than you or a different background than you?” he asked about the people who put up the flyers. One flier read “20% of polled U.S. Muslims said terrorist attacks against civilians are justified in some cases.” The flyer continued its anti-immigration message by asking “How many is too many?” in reference to Muslim immigrants. Courtesy Jonathan Cole Another flyer had a picture of a white family above the words “We have a right to exist.” The statement “Diversity means less white people,” appeared above the picture. Courtesy Jonathan Cole The university removed the flyers because they were posted where flyers are not allowed. The Kansas State University Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Jeff Morris, said the people who posted the flyers did not go through the proper channels to distribute the literature. “We have very strict policies about where people can post things, and a process to go through to get things posted in approved places on campus,” Morris said. He said the flyers would be allowed if a group asked permission to post them in the designated flyer area. “These do not represent our values,” Morris said on behalf of the university. “At the same time we respect the right of free speech. We are a public university and people have a right to express their opinions.” The flyers follow an incident in May where someone hung a noose from a tree on campus. Many believe the noose was in reference to lynching, as it happened after someone hung bananas from nooses at American University in Washington. In September 2016, two Kansas State University students sparked national outrage by imitating blackface with facial mud masks in a viral Snapchat post. Morris said the school does not believe any of the events are related. Kansas State Student Body President and Vice President sent out the below statement on Twitter. Please see the statement below regarding the hateful posters found on campus this morning. pic.twitter.com/xb9PEJPnYi — K-State SBP & VP (@KStateSBP_SBVP) September 13, 2017
|American Heart Association Announces its New Development DirectorTK Magazine / 12 d. 20 h. 2 min. ago more|
Jennifer LeClair joins the American Heart Association’s Topeka team as the Development Director. TOPEKA, Kan., September 13, 2017 — The American Heart Association announces its new Development Director, Jennifer LeClair. The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. LeClair joined the Topeka office and will oversee fundraising events, volunteers, sponsorships, and donor relationships for the Topeka Heart Walk and Go Red For Women Luncheon, plus the Manhattan Go Red For Women event. “We’re excited to have Jennifer on our team, her career experience will make her a great asset to our organization, and she will make a difference to help fight heart disease and stroke in our community,” said Metro Executive Director, Katie Leiding. Prior to joining the American Heart Association, LeClair served as the Membership Director for KTWU Public Television, where she enjoyed building connections and partnerships throughout the community and surrounding areas. LeClair also serves as the President of the Board of Directors for On Stage Live, the oldest nonprofit performing arts organization in Topeka, and enjoys teaching painting classes to children and adults. ### About the American Heart Association The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
|Junior Achievement of Kansas names 2018 Business Hall of Fame LaureatesTK Magazine / 12 d. 20 h. 42 min. ago more|
Five business and community leaders were named the 2018 Business Hall of Fame Laureates at a brunch held today by Junior Achievement (JA) of Kansas at the Topeka Country Club. The 2018 laureates are: Brent Boles; Debra and Randy Clayton; Susan Garlinghouse and Phillip Charles Morse. These five individuals are honored not only for their success in business, but for their dedication and commitment to the local community and the state of Kansas. Junior Achievement of Kansas annually honors businessmen and women to inspire young people to follow in the laureates’ footsteps. A committee selected this year’s laureates based on criteria including their business excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, community impact, leadership style, local influence and enduring legacy. The laureate announcement followed a brunch during which past Business Hall of Fame laureates and JA board members gathered to welcome and honor the new class of honorees. The Topeka Business Hall of Fame Tribute Dinner honoring the laureates will be held Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the Ramada Topeka Downtown. Contact Junior Achievement of Kansas for more information at email@example.com or 785.235.3700. Brent Boles Brent Boles is a managing partner of Schendel Lawn and Landscape and Top Spin, LLC, and is also involved in many other business ventures in and around Topeka as well corporate training. He is the former owner of Schendel Pest Services, where his career spanned 20 years. Schendel operated 10 offices in five states and was the 42nd largest pest control company in the country at the time of its sale. Brent also spent 18 months with ServiceMaster, working in mergers and acquisitions and serving as senior vice president of their Canadian operations. Brent currently serves on the board of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, where he was chairman for two years and on the boards of CrimeStoppers of Topeka, Vision Bank and the Board of Regents for Washburn University. Brent studied communications at Washburn from 1984 to 1988. Brent is married to Angie and has two daughters: Cassidy and Madeline. Debra and Randy Clayton Debra and Randy Clayton are the co-founders of Clayton Financial Services, the largest and oldest independent fiduciary financial firm in northeast Kansas, helping more than 500 clients and managing nearly $500 million in assets. Debra Clayton is president and co-owner of Clayton Financial Services, Inc. She chairs the firm’s investment committee, which develops model portfolios, selects approved investments and manages the portfolios of the firm’s clients. Randy leads the financial planning team, which provides individualized financial advice for the firm’s clients. Debra is a graduate of Pittsburg State University and earned her CFP designation in 1995 and is a member of the Financial Planning Association. Randy is a graduate of Washburn University and earned his CFP designation in 1981. Debra is a board member of Downtown Topeka Inc. and she and her husband have renovated or built three buildings in the Downtown Historic District. She is a member of United Way of Greater Topeka’s Board of Directors and the Community Impact Committee. She chaired the Early Education Impact Council since its inception until 2016. Although Clayton Financial manages numerous not-for-profit and foundation funds, Randy also serves as director, trustee and member of the investment committee for Washburn University Foundation, and finance committee of the Pension Fund, a nationwide $3.2 billion pension plan serving ministers across the United States. He a member of the Topeka Symphony League and he serves on the Topeka Symphony Endowment Board of Trustees. In addition, Randy also serves as secretary of the Topeka Building Commission, which assisted with the financing and construction of the Curtis Office Building, the KBI Building on Washburn University’s campus, and the Myriad Office Building that the Kansas Department on Children and Families occupies on Van Buren Avenue. Debra is a member of the Topeka Chamber and the Jayhawk Area Council of Boy Scouts Executive Committee, and the Topeka Symphony League Board of Directors. She has been co-chair of the Symphony League Gala and has provided apartments for use as the Frugal House fundraiser for the symphony. She is a member of the board of directors for the Christian Church Foundation and serves on the Endowment Committees of First Christian Church and the Christian Church of Kansas. Randy is the past board chairperson of his church, has served as a house captain for the last decade for Christmas in Action, a volunteer group that repairs homes for low income, elderly citizens, and is a pilot for Angel Flight, a nationwide organization of pilots that volunteer to fly low-income patients to various hospitals across the country for treatment. Susan Garlinghouse Through the years, community leader Susan Garlinghouse has left her imprint on many Topeka projects and institutions. Susan grew up in St Louis. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y. She continued her postgraduate education at the University of Kansas concentrating in women’s studies and environmental studies. Susan also studied at Washburn University focusing on English, philosophy and education. Susan, her husband, Kent, and their three preschool children, Kim, Meg, and Mark, moved from Columbus, Ind. to Topeka in late 1970. Brad and Matt joined the family in 1971 and 1975, respectively. Together with Ruth and Bernerd Fink and Marjorie and Mark Garlinghouse, they founded Topeka Collegiate School. Topeka Collegiate is a preschool through eighth grade school, an inclusive community rich with diversity. Susan remains actively involved in the school, serving on committees and the board of directors. “The opportunity for an education that enlightens, encourages and keeps the bright star of learning and critical thinking alive and well is the most important gift a child can ever receive. My wish is for quality education to be a universal birthright,” she said. For more than 25 years Susan volunteered at Topeka High School leading many initiatives. Together, with others, she helped start the annual Earth Day celebration there. She organized the ecology club aptly named Sojourners. She co-authored the syllabus for and co-taught the only high school Women’s Studies program in our state. In addition, she helped start and facilitate the Heritage Panel whose goal is to reduce prejudice and develop ambassadors for individual equality and respect. Susan co founded and facilitated “Fearless,” a women’s self-esteem program that received recognition from other states with requests to help establish similar programs. Susan received the Jefferson Award from the American Institute for Public Service in 2002. In 2004, Susan and Kent and the families of their five children were instrumental in founding the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with their financial support and continued active board membership. Susan envisioned this center as an environment for creativity and learning and as a place for parents to further bond with their children and together engage in lifelong learning. Named the Woman of Distinction by the Career Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association in 2007, she said, “Giving is more rewarding than receiving. Service truly brings meaning to our lives.” Susan has served as president of Kansas Action for Children Board, a public policy organization advocating for children. She is a charter member of the Women’s Fund of the Topeka Community Foundation and has served as a volunteer for CASA, specifically the Citizen’s Review Board since its inception. She served on the John Austin Cheley Foundation Board as well as being the only non-alum camper chosen to chair the board. Topeka has become Susan’s home; her roots here are deep. She cares immensely about the quality of life here and wants every endeavor to serve children and their families. Susan encourages others to understand the values of Topeka, and share the wonderful community in which her five children grew and thrived. Philip Charles Morse Philip Charles Morse was born on June 7, 1941, son of Melvern Charles Morse and Marjorie Jane Stark Morse. Phil graduated from Seaman High School in 1959. He later graduated from Washburn University with a bachelor’s degree in history and Denver University with a master’s degree international relations. On Aug. 6, 1961, Phil married Lona Jane Shreffler. After two years in the Peace Corps in Chile they returned to Topeka in 1969. Phil began a long and productive professional life in variety of occupations associated with residential and commercial real estate. His company, Phil Morse Homes, was responsible for the construction of dozens of homes on Topeka’s west side in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1996, with Mike Morse, Ken Schmanke, Ed Eller, and Mark Rezac, he established KS Commercial Real Estate, from which he retired in 2005. Phil’s commitment to community service was as important to him as his professional integrity. He was an early president of the Sheltered Living Board of Directors. He served on the Topeka’s planning commission in the 1990s and early 2000s. He was an early and avid booster of downtown redevelopment. He was instrumental in the establishment of Go Topeka and Heartland Visioning. Phil’s passion for history and his devotion to community furthered his commitment to do what he could to make the world better, Topeka first. In his later years this was made manifest in his commitment to environmental causes and sustainability. He established the Phil Morse Scholarship at Washburn University to support the History Day program. Phil and Lona are the parents of Kim Morse, professor of history at Washburn University, and Mike Morse (Kathleen Brandstoettner Morse), partner, KS Commercial, and grandparents to Ben and John Cordova and Joe and Maggie Morse. Phil Morse died of cortical basal degeneration on Dec. 19, 2016. He donated his brain to the Mayo Clinic so that others could learn from his experiences with the disease. About Junior Achievement of Kansas Junior Achievement (JA) of Kansas inspires and prepares young people with the skills they need to succeed in a global economy. Partnering with the business and educational community, JA of Kansas provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students knowledge and skills in financial literacy, workforce development and entrepreneurship. JA of Kansas serves nearly 28,000 children statewide, including 12,000 in the Topeka area. Visit www.kansasja.org for more information.
|Puppies from pet store chain sicken 39 people in 7 states, including KansasKSNT News / 13 d. 21 h. 39 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multistate outbreak of infections linked to contact with puppies sold through Petland, a national pet store chain with locations in Kansas. The CDC said investigators are looking for the source of campylobacter infections in people and puppies so they can recommend how to stop the outbreak and prevent more illnesses. As of Monday, the outbreak includes 39 cases in 7 states including Kansas, Florida, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Five cases have been reported in Kansas so far. According to the CDC, illnesses began on Sept. 15, 2016. The most recent illness was reported on September 1, 2017. Nine people have been hospitalized so far but no deaths have been reported. Epidemiologic and laboratory findings have linked the outbreak to contact with puppies sold through Petland stores. According to the CDC report, among the 39 ill people, 12 are Petland employees from 4 states and 27 either recently purchased a puppy at Petland, visited a Petland, or visited or live in a home with a puppy sold through Petland before illness began. The Petland store in Topeka said the CDC has not contacted them and would contact them to test their puppies if it was there. Petland released the following statement to KSNT News: Campylobacter is one of the most common causes of diarrhea in the U.s., according to the CDC. Regardless of where they are from, ANY puppy and dog may carry Campylobacter germs. Out of 12 million visitors to Petland stores annually, Campylobacter was linked to 39 Petland customers. The CDC has not identified any failures of Petland’s operating system that would lead to any Campylobacter infection. The CDC has not provided any details regarding which stores are linked or customer data. Therefore, we don’t know where those infected are from or what state they contracted it in. For example, although someone lives in Kansas, they may have been in Florida when they contracted it. The CDC states “investigators are looking for the source” which means it has not been identified. They also have not identified any failures of Petland’s operating system that would lead to any campylobacter infection. To see the list of the number of cases by state CLICK HERE The following information is provided by the CDC: Know the symptoms of a Campylobacter infection and what to do if you have a serious infection: Most people with a Campylobacterinfection develop symptoms 2 to 5 days after being exposed to the bacteria. Symptoms usually last about a week. The following are typical symptoms: Diarrhea (that is often bloody) Fever Stomach cramps Nausea Vomiting People more likely to get a severe infection include: People with weakened immune systems (such as people with the genetic blood disorder thalassemia or HIV or people receiving chemotherapy) Children younger than 5 years Adults 65 years and older Pregnant women Follow these steps when choosing a puppy or dog: Pick a puppy or dog that is bright, alert, and playful. Puppies and dogs should have shiny, soft fur that is free of poop (feces). Take your new puppy or dog to the veterinarian for a health check-up within a few days to a week after adoption. More information on choosing and caring for a puppy or dog is available here. Follow these steps if your puppy or dog is ill: Contact your veterinarian. Signs of illness include appearing sluggish, not eating, diarrhea, and abnormal breathing. Keep in mind that even a dog that appears healthy might spread germs to people and other animals. If your puppy or dog becomes sick or dies soon after purchase or adoption, take it to the veterinarian promptly, and inform the pet store, breeder, or rescue organization about your dog’s illness or death. Thoroughly clean the area occupied by your ill pet. If your puppy died, consider waiting at least a few weeks before purchasing or adopting another pet to reduce the chance of spreading disease to your new pet. Follow these steps to prevent the spreading of disease between people and puppies and dogs: Wash your hands thoroughly with running water and soap for at least 20 seconds every time you touch dogs, their food, or clean up after them. Adults should supervise handwashing for young children. If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer until you are able to wash your hands with soap and water. Pick up and dispose of dog poop, especially in areas where children might play. Use disposable gloves and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. Clean up any pee (urine), poop (stool), or vomit in the house immediately, and disinfect the area. Use disposable gloves to handle anything that has touched pee, poop, or vomit, and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. Take your dog to the veterinarian regularly to keep it healthy and to help prevent the spread of disease. Don’t let pets lick around your mouth and face. Don’t let pets lick your open wound or areas with broken skin.
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|Palliative Medicine Physician Brandy L. Ficek, M.D., Joins Cotton O’Neil MulvaneTK Magazine / 14 d. 19 h. 17 min. ago more|
(Topeka, Kan., Sept. 11, 2017) – Stormont Vail Health is proud to announce that Brandy L. Ficek, M.D., has joined our medical team and will practice as a palliative medicine physician. Her practice will be located at Cotton O’Neil Mulvane, 823 Mulvane, in Topeka. Ficek says the differences between palliative medicine and hospice care are often misunderstood. Although both are focused on providing symptom management and support for patients with serious illnesses, palliative medicine doctors care for patients throughout the entire trajectory of their illness – both during and after traditional treatments. “I enjoy being able to care for patients throughout every stage in their illness,” said Dr. Ficek. “As a part of their healthcare team, I’m committed to helping them make positive changes in their lives and the lives of their family members.” Dr. Ficek received her medical degree at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, in 2008 and completed a family medicine residency at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2011. She completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then completed a hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, both in Phoenix, Arizona. She received Phoenix Magazine’s “2016 Top Doctor” award. Dr. Ficek was raised with the mindset of using whatever talents you have to help others. She is committed to building close relationships with her patients, often spending extra time to get to know them and their families. She enjoys an active lifestyle, dedicating some of her free time to running, hiking, traveling and reading. About Stormont Vail Health: Stormont Vail Health is a nonprofit integrated health system that has been serving the health care needs of Kansas for more than 130 years. It is composed of Stormont Vail Hospital, a 586-bed acute care hospital, and Cotton O’Neil Clinic, a multi-specialty physician group with more than 400 providers, which includes over 250 physicians. Nearly 5,000 employees provide care and support services for patients in the hospital and 35 other locations, including the Cotton O’Neil Heart Center, Cancer Center, Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, Digestive Health Center, Pediatrics clinics and 10 regional primary care clinics. Stormont Vail Health is committed to its mission of improving the health of the community by being a national leader in providing compassionate, high-quality and efficient integrated care through collaboration that results in a healthier community.
|Magistrate Birzer to address Women of Influence Sept. 20TK Magazine / 14 d. 19 h. 20 min. ago more|
The Honorable Gwynne E. Birzer will speak at the Fourth Annual Women of Influence recognition reception on Sept. 20. Birzer, a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Wichita since 2015, holds two degrees from Washburn University and previously practiced law in Topeka. She will address an anticipated gathering of more than 300 Sept. 20 to celebrate the 2017 Women of Influence. In the public sector, Birzer served as an assistant public defender, assistant district attorney and as an assistant attorney general. She also had her own private practice firm prior to relocating to Wichita in 2004, where she worked at the Sedgwick County Public Defender’s Office. In 2006, she joined Hite, Fanning & Honeyman, LLP where she specialized in medical malpractice defense litigation. In 2011, Judge Birzer became a partner in the firm, and she served in that capacity until her judicial appointment. In addition to her judicial responsibilities, Judge Birzer serves her community on various boards and civic organizations. Judge Birzer has held leadership positions in both Kansas and Wichita Bar organizations. She has served on various KBA and WBA committees. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The EMBD annual Women of Influence recognition is complimentary and open to the public. Reservations can be made online at http://www.gotopeka.com/events for the event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Ramada Topeka Downtown’s Regency Ballroom. The event will honor the following women: Community Service: Shelly Buhler Distinguished Mentor: Cathy Harris Education: Sharon L. Sullivan Outstanding Entrepreneur: Cheryl Creviston Rising Star: Linda Kehres Woman of Achievement: Pam Johnson-Betts
|Jamie Beaton Promoted to VP of Mortgage ServicesTK Magazine / 14 d. 19 h. 32 min. ago more|
Jamie Beaton was named Vice President of Mortgage Services at Envista Credit Union. Beaton will lead Envista’s continued success in providing a variety of mortgage products and high quality local servicing. “Jamie has a record of achievement and performance excellence, and we are very excited to offer her this new opportunity,” said Ron Smeltzer, President and CEO of Envista Credit Union. “We are confident that she will lead our Mortgage Department to even greater success in the very near future.” Beaton has been with Envista for 13 years. She is the recipient of Envista’s President’s Award for Excellence twice, the Sales Excellence Gold Award five times, the Sales Excellence Silver Award three times, and the Insurance Sales Excellence Award three times. Under Beaton’s leadership, Envista’s North Topeka branch received Branch of the Year three times. Beaton is active in the community and serves on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Topeka. “It is an exciting time to be at Envista with so many opportunities ahead,” said Beaton. “I look forward to further contributing to the company’s continued growth.” Envista Credit Union is a full service financial institution established in 1957 to provide members quality products and services to achieve their financial goals. Envista currently has $345 million in assets and serves more than 40,000 Kansans with offices in Topeka, Lawrence and Hutchinson. For more information call 785-228-0149 or visit www.envistacu.com.
|Local sheriff’s office wants community involved in naming new K-9KSNT News / 17 d. 20 h. 29 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office wants to involve citizens in naming their newest addition to the office. Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer said a couple of their K-9 handlers are heading back to Topeka from Texas with a male German Sheperd who is just under 2-years-old. The K-9 is expected to begin training with officers over the next several weeks. According to Stallbaumer, the person with the winning name will have an opportunity to meet the new K-9. To submit a name CLICK HERE The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office said they will be accepting names thru next week and will announce the winner on Friday, September 15.
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|Topeka farm helps provide healthy produce for food desertsKSNT News / 18 d. 14 h. 29 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) Today there are over 27,000 people in Shawnee County alone, who have food insecurities. This year’s Shawnee County Food Assessment, by Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods, said food deserts are a reason for food insecurity. Food deserts leave 31,000 people with limited to no options for healthy food providers. Since 2016 another grocery store has closed in central Topeka. But, grocery stores aren’t the only place to find nutritious food options. “Luckily we have farmers, like Insane Paine Produce, who are stepping in and trying to sell some fresh healthy food, right here on their farm and try and reduce those food deserts,” says Missty Lechner, with the American Heart Association. “Fresh produce and being local, it’s picked fresh and we pick it daily. Versus the grocery store. You don’t know if it’s been there a week, two weeks,” said Co-owner of Insane Paine Produce Luke Paine. Insane Pain Produce is a father son operation in north Topeka, an area where food deserts are a reality. “We’re in an area where there’s not easy access to grocery stores. There’s small grocery stores, but nothing with local produce in it,” said Paine. Producing local, is a rarity among farms in the area but the benefits are huge. “What makes this so unique, is that we have hundreds of thousands of acres going into production of crops here in Shawnee County. But only one tenth, of one percent, of all of that acreage, is actually fruits and vegetables. And the rest is actually not for human consumption,” said Lechner. Paine said they grow tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon acorn squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, and pumpkins in the fall. The farm also educates the community on food production. This helps the community better understand nutrition, with a hands on approach. “We started a ‘You Pick Membership’ this year. We’re very glad to have families and their kids come out so they can learn at a young age where their food comes from,” said Paine. Accessibility is key, and Insane Paine Produce makes it a top priority. The farm is open, Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 734 NE Seward Ave, Topeka, Kansas. You can also find more information about the farm on their Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Insane-Paine-Produce-202753463110174/ or give them a call at (785) 478-6773.
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|Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Blood Cancer AwarenessKSNT News / 21 d. 0 h. 7 min. ago more|
|Flu shot and vaccine informationKSNT News / 25 d. 18 h. 50 min. ago more|
CDC’s website for information on flu shots and other vaccinations.
|Kansas governor issues executive order to aid in Hurricane Harvey reliefKSNT News / 26 d. 19 h. 8 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on Wednesday issued an executive order that will lift regulations on motor carriers traveling through Kansas to aid in recovery from widespread damage left by Hurricane Harvey. The executive order applies to commercial vehicles directly participating in relief and restoration of areas in Texas recovering from the destruction of the hurricane and resulting floods. Under the order, certain motor carrier fees and regulations will be waived. “There’s no doubt the people of Houston and the surrounding communities are facing historic devastation,” Brownback said. “Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Texas. Their neighbors here in Kansas are ready to assist.” Separately, the Kansas National Guard is on standby to deploy to the areas impacted when called by disaster operations command. Resources such as high-water vehicles, communications teams, and Guardsmen, among others, are available when called upon to relieve troops currently in the area. Kansas is also the coordinating state for the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), in charge of coordinating relief efforts with other states. To view the full executive order CLICK HERE
|Junction City Fire Department collecting donations to help those in HoustonKSNT News / 27 d. 16 h. 24 min. ago more|
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (KSNT)– Thousands of people continue battling the floods in Houston, Texas. In Northeast Kansas, the Junction City Fire Department is stepping in to help. Fire Station 2 in Junction City is leaving its doors open for people to drive up and donate items for those who need relief in Texas. The palettes aren’t full now, but the fire department wants to change that. “It will allow them not to worry about the small things, and allow them to concentrate on the big things they have to deal with,” Chief Terry L. Johnson said. “If we can provide them with what we take for granted everyday, then they have the ability to move forward and do what they need to do to recover.” The station is asking for things like toothpaste, soap, socks and even pet food. “We can show the people in Texas that people care, and right now they need to know that,” Johnson said. He said there’s even a way to make your donation mean a little more. “Just sending the products is a big message, but every now and then sliding a card in there lets the folks down there know its personal and we’re there to help,” Johnson said. The fire station said it’s goal is to fill an entire truck full of donated items to send to those in need. The fire department will be accepting the new, unused donations at Fire Station 2, located at 2245 Lacey Drive Junction City, KS 66441. You can also make monetary donations online at http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/ The following items have been requested: Non perishable food Disposable plates, cups, forks, spoons, knives Personal hygiene products from babies to adults Toiletries, sanitary napkins, razors and shaving cream, ball caps, chap stick Home cleaning supplies Diapers, infant formula Blankets, pillows Mops, brooks, buckets Sun screen Work gloves and latex gloves Socks Wash clothes and towels Safety glasses Pet foods and leashes
|City of Topeka announce portal site to check construction updatesKSNT News / 27 d. 16 h. 40 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Construction projects have been causing headaches for travelers in Topeka for months. From Wanamaker Rd. in west Topeka and California Ave. in east Topeka, it’s hard to drive through the capital city without having to take some kind of detour. The city announced on Tuesday that they now have a portal website where those with questions on certain projects can check for updates and progress. According to the portal site, it is designed to offer insight into the associated costs and timelines for improvement projects around the city. To view the city’s portal website CLICK HERE
|Plain White T’s to headline WU StockKSNT News / 27 d. 16 h. 40 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The rock band Plain White T’s are making their way to Kansas. The band will headline Washburn University’s Stock concert on Sunday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. in Lee Arena. WU Stock is apart of Washburn’s Family Day Weekend which is September 22-24. Tickets are available to everyone. Washburn students can buy tickets for $5 and general admission tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, click here. The Plain White T’s are best known for their No. 1 hit song “Hey There Delilah,” which earned two Grammy nominations. Other performers for WU Stock include Honey County, a female country trio that has preformed alongside artists Chase Rice, Lee Brice, Jake Owen and Easton Corbin.
|Red Cross continues to send volunteers to areas affected by HarveyKSNT News / 28 d. 22 h. 34 min. ago more|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Dangerous flooding continues in Texas and parts of Louisiana from Hurricane Harvey. As of Sunday evening, more than 43 volunteers from the Red Cross Kansas, Nebraska, Southwest Iowa Region are already on the way. Red Cross Executive Director for Capital Area Kansas Jane Blocher said getting help in some areas will be challenging for some time due to devastating floodwaters and closed roads. “This is a heartbreaking and challenging situation for those in the storm’s path and the Red Cross is working around the clock to provide safe shelter and comfort for the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by this disaster.” According to the Red Cross, more than 1,800 people took refuge in 34 shelters over the weekend. Numbers in shelters are expected to grow dramatically and dozens of additional shelters could open in the next few days. The Red Cross has enough shelter supplies in Texas to support 28,000 people, and enough supplies on the way for an additional 22,000 people. Nearly half of the Red Cross national emergency response fleet has been mobilized, including 5 vehicles from the Kansas, Nebraska, SW Iowa region. The Red Cross is also mobilizing its disaster partners to support feeding, child care, disaster assessment, and other disaster services. To help people affected by Hurricane Harvey, you can go to redcross.org, call 1- 800-RED CROSS or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. The Salvation Army Greater Topeka and KC are also taking donations for Harvey at http://www.helpsalvationarmy.org Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY