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Shawnee County land use plan passes 2 to 1

Shawnee County land use plan passes 2 to 1

Shawnee County commissioners have adopted a new land use policy that will guide business and housing development in the area for the next 20 years.The 197-page “2038 Shawnee County Comprehensive Plan,” passed two to one in a vote with Commissioners Shelly Buhler and Kevin Cook in favor, and Commission Chair Bob Archer opposed. The Commission has been developing the document marked by…MORE

Topeka Zoo surprised with 2 more tiger cubs, now up to 4

Topeka Zoo surprised with 2 more tiger cubs, now up to 4

The Topeka Zoo’s tiger Jingga has given birth to four cubs Monday morning.The zoo reported the Sumatran tiger went into labor around 3:00 a.m., and since then consecutively birthed the babies one by one.Zoo officials said Jingga was expected to give birth to just two cubs, so the extra two came as a surprise. Sanjiv, the zoo’s male Sumatran, is the…MORE

Family remembers loved one with Chiefs game watch party

Family remembers loved one with Chiefs game watch party

After years of fighting cancer, Tony Ortiz passed away on Friday. On Sunday night his family got together to remember him and cheer on his favorite team. His son Brandon Ramirez remembers his dad as a fun and goofy guy who loved his family and the Chiefs kingdom. “I’m not sure if there’s anything that he loved…MORE

Suicide prevention group prepares for fundraiser

Suicide prevention group prepares for fundraiser

Beacon for Hope will host its Unmasking Suicide Masquerade Ball Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Bowyer Community Building in Emporia from 6:00-9:00 p.m.Tickets are $30 per person, or $50 per couple.They can be purchased on the organization’s Facebook page: Beacon for Hope Suicide Prevention.MORE

Topeka Zoo welcomes baby tiger cubs overnight

Topeka Zoo welcomes baby tiger cubs overnight

The Topeka Zoo gained two new furry friends in its animal family Monday morning.The zoo said Jingga, one of their endangered Sumatran tigers, went into labor around 3:00 a.m. Jingga was expecting two cubs, and they have already arrived. The baby tigers can be seen nursing with their mother on the TopZooKTWU livestream cam.Jingga, now eight years old, was born at the…MORE

Wet snow event is done, but it’s still very chilly

Wet snow event is done, but it’s still very chilly

Sunday was the day I was warning you about last week. It was certainly a cloudy and colder day with highs happening at midnight or shortly after. The temperature tumble was accompanied by stronger wind, developing rain, areas of rain/snow mix then all snow. Topeka got 0.5″ before midnight and a little bit more after.…MORE

Chiefs lose a shootout in New England 43-40

Chiefs lose a shootout in New England 43-40

The Chiefs fought in the second half but didn’t have enough to stay undefeated in New England against the Patriots. They lost the game 43-40, but learned a lot about their young quarterback Patrick Mahomes. He threw two interceptions in the first half and as the team was down 24-9 at halftime, things looked bleak. The…MORE

MHK Fire Department embraces community for fire education

MHK Fire Department embraces community for fire education

Although the fun had to stay inside, there was still plenty to learn for National Fire Prevention Week. But the firefighters say it was more of a way for them to give back. “There would be no fire department without the community,” said Gregg De Creek. Kids got a taste for what it’s like to take a step…MORE

Coldwell Bankers hold 2nd annual dog adoption event

Coldwell Bankers hold 2nd annual dog adoption event

Coldwell Bankers held a Homes for Dogs adoption event today.The goal is to help shelter dogs find a new forever home.The Riley County Humane Society brought animals to the event. They say events like this are important for the animals who don’t have a place to go. This event happens across the country every year and…MORE

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