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  • Second forum on community relations, policing to take place Monday - Topeka Capital JournalSecond forum on community relations, policing to take place Monday - Topeka Capital Journal

    Topeka Capital JournalSecond forum on community relations, policing to take place MondayTopeka Capital Journal22 in Marvin Auditorium at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. The group said topics that may come up include the establishment of a citizens review board, de-escalation training, body camera legislation and how to foster dialogue between ...

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  • Jensen elected new Topeka Deputy MayorJensen elected new Topeka Deputy Mayor

    TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka City Council members have elected a new Deputy Mayor. At the council’s meeting Tuesday night, Brendan Jensen was unanimously elected Deputy Mayor with a 10-0 vote. He was the only person nominated for the role. The Deputy Mayor will serve in the absence or temporary disability of Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla. He will hold the position for one year, ending on January 15, 2019. Jensen has been on the council since 2015 and is the owner of Jensen Communications.

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  • Kansas Senate confirms 17 Brownback nominees to boards, commissions - Topeka Capital JournalKansas Senate confirms 17 Brownback nominees to boards, commissions - Topeka Capital Journal

    Kansas City StarKansas Senate confirms 17 Brownback nominees to boards, commissionsTopeka Capital JournalThe votes weren't unanimous, but Helen Van Etten, of Topeka; Daniel Bangerter, of Dodge City; and Ann Brandau-Murguia, of Kansas City, Kan., secured another four years on the state board. Brownback's picks for the Kansas Development Finance Authority ...Kansas Might Jump-Start Careers With Free College In High SchoolKCURall 3 news articles »

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  • New Topeka Police Chief issues community challengeNew Topeka Police Chief issues community challenge

    TOPEKA, Kan (KSNT) – Topeka Police Chief Bill Cochran said he has a challenge for all Topekans this year. The Topeka Police Department released a video Tuesday with Chief Cochran addressing a common factor in the 2017-2018 homicides. He said over half of last year’s homicides involved a disagreement or disturbance between the involved parties. So far in 2018, Topeka has seen three homicides, in which those same factors played a key role. Cochran said as the community moves forward in 2018, he challenges the citizens of Topeka to be better citizens and raise moral character. He said he challenges Topekans to take one extra moment, or thought, during a disagreement and think about the potential negative consequences of their actions. Cochran urged people to think about how those consequences may impact their life, or that of their loved ones. Chief Cochran ended by telling Topekans to come together, work together and bond together as a community to help make Topeka a safer place.

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  • Health Department offering free flu vaccines to communityHealth Department offering free flu vaccines to community

    TOPEKA, Kan. – Due to the increase in flu activity, the Shawnee County Health Department (SCHD) will offer free flu vaccines to anyone six months and older. This will start Wednesday January 17, while supplies last. This year’s vaccination protects against 4 strains of seasonal flu. According to the CDC, when H3 viruses are predominant, in this case H3N2, we tend to have a worse flu season with more hospitalizations and more deaths. The SCHD said while surveillance systems show that the flu season may be peaking now, officials know from past experience that it will take many more weeks for flu activity to truly slow down. The CDC continues to recommend that individuals still get the flu vaccine; it is the best way to prevent getting sick from the flu and it is not too late to get one. Anyone can visit the SCHD’s immunization clinic at 2115 SW 10th Ave during regular clinic hours (see below) to receive their flu shot, no appointment is needed. For more information about getting a flu shot from SCHD call 251-5605. Immunization Clinic Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am – 11:00 am 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tuesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Wednesday 8:00 am – 11:00 am 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Additionally SCHD encourages residents to take the following steps to help minimize the spread of germs: Wash your hands Cover your cough Stay home if you are sick  

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  • Wichita State gun case shows loophole in campus carry lawWichita State gun case shows loophole in campus carry law

    The case points to what could be an unintended loophole allowing criminals who are barred from carrying a gun to get away with it. The post Wichita State gun case shows loophole in campus carry law appeared first on WIBW News Now!.

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  • Opponents raise concerns about ending Johnson County Community College track programOpponents raise concerns about ending Johnson County Community College track program

    Opponents have taken to social media to protest the decision, which the college announced more than a year ago as part of its facilities master plan. The post Opponents raise concerns about ending Johnson County Community College track program appeared first on WIBW News Now!.

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  • Royals pitcher Danny Duffy pleads guilty to DUI in KC suburbRoyals pitcher Danny Duffy pleads guilty to DUI in KC suburb

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) – Royals pitcher Danny Duffy has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in a Kansas City suburb and has been placed on a year’s probation. Sean Reilly, a spokesman for the city of Overland Park, Kansas, said Tuesday that Duffy entered the plea last week and will pay $1,220 in fines and court fees. Duffy must report to a probation officer once a month and abstain from drugs and alcohol. He also will be subject to random breath, urine or blood screenings. Royals spokesman Mike Swanson said the plea is a matter between Duffy, his representatives and the city. Police stopped and cited Duffy in August after he returned to Kansas City during a road trip for an exam on the elbow of his pitching arm. The left-hander underwent surgery in October and is expected to be ready for spring training next month. Duffy went 9-10 with a 3.81 ERA over 24 starts in the first season of a five-year, $65 million contract extension. He struck out 130 while issuing just 41 walks, and was expected to be the ace of a rebuilt starting rotation.

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  • Manhattan ranked second best place to live in AmericaManhattan ranked second best place to live in America

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – The Little Apple has been named one of 2018’s top 100 best places to live in America. According to livability.com, Manhattan is ranked second, falling behind Ann Arbor, Mich., which placed first. The site says, “Home to Kansas State University, Manhattan scored high in the education category (naturally) and is also among the Top 10 Best College Towns in the country. With many restaurants, shops and cultural venues, Aggieville and the bustling downtown are two popular entertainment districts.” It went on to say Manhattan scored well in the housing and economic categories as well, thanks to affordable apartments, starter homes and a low unemployment rate. The Little Apple is also home to Manhattan Regional Airport, the second-busiest commercial airport in Kansas. Livability said it polls the nation each year to find out what matters most in communities throughout the U.S., and source the best public and private data available.  

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  • Ex-education official focuses on Kansas workforce challengesEx-education official focuses on Kansas workforce challenges

    Diane DeBacker was appointed late last year to the new executive director of business and education innovation position at the Kansas Department of Commerce. The post Ex-education official focuses on Kansas workforce challenges appeared first on WIBW News Now!.

    WIBW News Now! / 3 h. 11 min. ago
  • Looking for something to do in Topeka, northeast Kansas? Here's our Food & Fun Calendar for Jan. 14-20, 2018 - Topeka Capital JournalLooking for something to do in Topeka, northeast Kansas? Here's our Food & Fun Calendar for Jan. 14-20, 2018 - Topeka Capital Journal

    Looking for something to do in Topeka, northeast Kansas? Here's our Food & Fun Calendar for Jan. 14-20, 2018Topeka Capital JournalAMERICAN LEGION POST 400, 3029 N.W. US-24 highway: Pitch, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14; Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15; DJ Ted, 3 to 7 p.m., and E-Board, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17; Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18; Sierra, 8 p.m. to midnight ...and more »

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  • Checkout this weeks TK Business Live, sponsored by Topeka Independent Business AssociationCheckout this weeks TK Business Live, sponsored by Topeka Independent Business Association

    Tara interviews Erik Evans with Envista Credit Union and Clayton Devlin with Devlin’s Wine and Spirits on this weeks TK Business Live. http://www.tkmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/TK-Live-01.14.2018.mp3 Erik Evans, Envista Credit Union, Manager of Business Services Clayton Devlin, Devlin’s Wine & Spirits, Owner

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  • Wichita off-duty captain accused of pushing teenage ref during game placed on paid leaveWichita off-duty captain accused of pushing teenage ref during game placed on paid leave

    The confrontation happened Saturday in the town of Augusta, which is just east of Wichita. The post Wichita off-duty captain accused of pushing teenage ref during game placed on paid leave appeared first on WIBW News Now!.

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  • Audio: The Danielle Norwood Show – January 16, 2018Audio: The Danielle Norwood Show – January 16, 2018

    Finalists from Top Tank join the show to pitch their business ideas. The post Audio: The Danielle Norwood Show – January 16, 2018 appeared first on WIBW News Now!.

    WIBW News Now! / 4 h. 7 min. ago
  • Geary County School district responds after unappealing school lunch causes frustrationsGeary County School district responds after unappealing school lunch causes frustrations

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (KSNT) – A local school district has responded after a frustrated parent posted a photo of their child’s lunch on Facebook. In the post, Jenna Prafke-Powers, a parent of a USD 475 student said, “Ok…I’m picky…but this is just WRONG! This was my kids “lunch” today at school.. thankfully I pack his lunch… I know some kids don’t have that option and are thankful for any food.. but WHAT is this?? I’m shocked! And disappointed.. sorry if some don’t agree but I’ve gota say something..” Prafke-Powers post with the photo has been shared nearly 200 times. She tells KSNT News her son, along with other students, threw their food away and didn’t eat it. The Geary County School District responded on Tuesday and said they are committed to meeting wellness guidelines and providing healthy food options for students. One of the aspects of wellness that we follow are government mandated nutrition guidelines. These guidelines include the requirement that certain items, such as grains, proteins, vegetables, and more be included in a well-balanced meal. “These mandates do not excuse, however, the lunch that was served,” the district said. “Though this meal met standards we agree that focus must also be placed on making our food more appealing to students. Providing food that students are more likely to consume will help encourage healthy eating habits and reduce food waste.” The district said students were served yogurt, cherry oat loaf, fresh red peppers, low-fat ranch dressing, pumpkin spiced, rosy applesauce, and milk. This meal was intended to be a fun day of experiencing new foods. “District Administration is aware of the concern that this meal has caused and apologizes for the poor execution of this nutritional experience for students,” a statement from the district said. As part of our wellness program, small committees of both students and school site councils are consulted and ideas are brought back to the USD 475 Childhood Nutrition Department for consideration, according to the district. “In this case, one group of students asked to try red peppers, another asked for yogurt, and a third group asked to be served pumpkin. Our fault lies in combining these three suggestions into one meal instead of providing each item as a side dish or dessert to another more popular meal,” the district said. District officials will meet this week to take steps toward avoiding this issue in the future.

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  • Lawrence motel destroyed during blazeLawrence motel destroyed during blaze

    The fire started before noon Monday in the Americas Best Value Inn. The post Lawrence motel destroyed during blaze appeared first on WIBW News Now!.

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  • Stormont Vail and Cotton O’Neil patients can save time and money with E-visitsStormont Vail and Cotton O’Neil patients can save time and money with E-visits

    Patients can schedule their E-Visit by accessing MyChart through a web browser at mychart.stormontvail.org and typically receive a response within one hour. The post Stormont Vail and Cotton O’Neil patients can save time and money with E-visits appeared first on WIBW News Now!.

    WIBW News Now! / 5 h. 17 min. ago
  • City Athlete of the Week: Topeka High senior Larry White - Topeka Capital JournalCity Athlete of the Week: Topeka High senior Larry White - Topeka Capital Journal

    Topeka Capital JournalCity Athlete of the Week: Topeka High senior Larry WhiteTopeka Capital JournalWhite had 24 points and 10 rebounds in a 64-63 Centennial League win over Hayden last Tuesday, scoring the game-winning basket with three seconds left. White followed that performance with a 26-point, seven-rebound effort in a 70-56 win over Highland ...and more »

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  • Kansas Lottery looking for winners in Northeast KansasKansas Lottery looking for winners in Northeast Kansas

    For more information, go to kslottery.com The post Kansas Lottery looking for winners in Northeast Kansas appeared first on WIBW News Now!.

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  • Topeka Transit bus with colorful wrap spreading message of Momentum 2022 - Topeka Capital JournalTopeka Transit bus with colorful wrap spreading message of Momentum 2022 - Topeka Capital Journal

    Topeka Capital JournalTopeka Transit bus with colorful wrap spreading message of Momentum 2022Topeka Capital JournalMomentum 2022 is an effort of the Greater Topeka Partnership, a group composed of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Go Topeka, Visit Topeka and Downtown Topeka Inc. Among major goals of the partnership is to develop a “holistic” five-year ...and more »

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  • Don’t fall for phone scams, sheriff saysDon’t fall for phone scams, sheriff says

    Do not give out your personal banking information over the phone or text message. The post Don’t fall for phone scams, sheriff says appeared first on WIBW News Now!.

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  • Shawnee County judge sets bond at $1 million for Topeka shooting suspect - Topeka Capital JournalShawnee County judge sets bond at $1 million for Topeka shooting suspect - Topeka Capital Journal

    Topeka Capital JournalShawnee County judge sets bond at $1 million for Topeka shooting suspectTopeka Capital JournalShawnee County District Court Judge William Ossmann set Zachary Buck-Schrag's bond at $1 million. Police considered Buck-Schrag armed and dangerous after the Sunday shooting death of Topekan Travis Larsen until he turned himself into Lawrence police ...

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  • Kansas gas prices going up as demand fails to go downKansas gas prices going up as demand fails to go down

    Nationwide, the average gas price rose four cents to $2.53/gallon, after registering at $2.49 the last two Mondays. The $2.49 average pump price was the highest at the start of a year since 2014. The post Kansas gas prices going up as demand fails to go down appeared first on WIBW News Now!.

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  • Kansas House Approps hears from KPERS rep TuesdayKansas House Approps hears from KPERS rep Tuesday

    The State is scheduled to contribute $1.6 billion in 2017, 2018 and 2019 toward its employer contribution. The post Kansas House Approps hears from KPERS rep Tuesday appeared first on WIBW News Now!.

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  • Hog Wild Coaches Club – Girls Basketball Edition 1-15-18Hog Wild Coaches Club – Girls Basketball Edition 1-15-18

    Our first check-in with the girls hoops programs in 2018. The post Hog Wild Coaches Club – Girls Basketball Edition 1-15-18 appeared first on WIBW News Now!.

    WIBW News Now! / 7 h. 17 min. ago
  • It’s time to go on the offense with your IT securityIt’s time to go on the offense with your IT security

    Cybersecurity is now a game of attack, not defense It’s said that the best defense is a good offense. This is particularly true in cybersecurity, where the average cost of a security breach in the U.S. is more than US$200 per compromised data item, according to a 2017 Ponemon study. Considering how many data items can be at risk in the event of a breach, this could rack up quite a hefty bill. The need for proactive, rather than reactive, security hasn’t… Cybersecurity is now a game of attack, not defense It’s said that the best defense is a good offense. This is particularly true in cybersecurity, where the average cost of a security breach in the U.S. is more than US$200 per compromised data item, according to a 2017 Ponemon study. Considering how many data items can be at risk in the event of a breach, this could rack up quite a hefty bill. The need for proactive, rather than reactive, security hasn’t gone unnoticed. Gartner predicts global IT security spending to balloon from US$90 billion in 2017 to US$113 billion in 2020. Here’s how businesses can stay one step ahead in a landscape of constantly evolving threats. Build an electric security fence The rise of cloud, mobile and software-defined networks has greatly increased the possible ways for hackers to breach a network. Accordingly, IT departments have been busy replacing their old firewalls, switches and routers with smarter, more secure devices. But clever hackers can still find cracks in these defenses, so it’s important to monitor them constantly for suspicious behavior. One way is endpoint detection and response (EDR), which monitors network activity on each device and logs it for further investigation and reporting. Gartner predicts this and other ‘active’ security measures – including cloud access security brokers (CASBs) and behavioral analytics – will gain popularity. Just as an electric fence helps keep pests out, these tools will be essential in repelling cyberattacks before they escalate into major incidents. Beware automated attacks A growing number of cyberattacks are triggered not by hackers, but by everyday users who fail to recognize abnormal system behavior as security-related. Employees may be aware that they shouldn’t install a suspicious program or browser toolbar. But less obvious problems – such as a laptop slowed down by a botnet, or an unsecured network printer – will often go unreported, resulting in some attacks remaining undetected for a long time. Improvements in technology have made it easier for botnets, and other automated attacks, to develop and spread. The problem will only grow as an estimated 20.4 billion internet of things (IoT) devices go online between now and 2020. A crucial pushback will be smarter users. While security technology is evolving fast, it’s also vital that companies have trained their staff to recognize the telltale signs of automated cyberattack. Use (but don’t misuse) predictive analytics What if you could detect threats before they occur? That’s the promise of predictive analytics, which uses AI-enhanced analysis of security data to detect possibly suspicious behavior. While the technology is promising, it’s important to remember that it’s no security catch-all, and people remain the most important line of defense. It’s more likely that human and machine intelligence will join forces against cyberthreats – as demonstrated in a recent MIT study which claimed 85 percent success in threat detection. The growth in cloud, the IoT and bring your own device (BYOD) will keep security experts busy in the years to come. But if you really want to root out the malicious attacks before they cost you time, money and customers, you must be ready to invest in proactive security measures. Content provided by Hewlett Packard Enterprises Dynamic Computer Solutions of Topeka, Inc. 2214 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka KS 66604 Phone: 785-354-7000  –  E-Mail:  info@dcstopeka.com http://www.dcstopeka.com/

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  • Trial set to begin in ex-Chiefs player’s road rage killingTrial set to begin in ex-Chiefs player’s road rage killing

    Former running back Joe McKnight was shot and killed by Ronald Gasser on December 1st, 2016. The post Trial set to begin in ex-Chiefs player’s road rage killing appeared first on WIBW News Now!.

    WIBW News Now! / 7 h. 33 min. ago
  • Lawrence motel a total loss after massive fire, 4 reported injuredLawrence motel a total loss after massive fire, 4 reported injured

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – A Lawrence hotel is reported to be a total loss after crews spent more than 12 hours fighting the destructive fire in sub-zero temperatures. Fire crews began battling the fire just before noon on Monday at the Americas Best Value Inn located at 515 McDonald Drive. The division fire chief reported Tuesday that early signs indicate fire moved through empty spaces faster than firefighters could stop it. Four people were reported to be injured including one hotel staff member and three firefighters. None went to the hospital. There were no sprinklers inside the building but according to the division chief, the time the building was built, that was not a requirement like it is today. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and fire officials say it is too soon to tell if the fire is suspicious. KSNT News will continue to update this story as new details become available. Fire crews tackling hot spots in the now destroyed America's Best Value Inn in Lawrence. They've been on scene since 12pm Monday. pic.twitter.com/i6VSZYBmJl — Jared Thompson (@JaredKSNT) January 16, 2018

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  • Hanson and Hickson Join Snyder’s StaffHanson and Hickson Join Snyder’s Staff

    Two former standouts comeback to K-State to join Wildcat staff. The post Hanson and Hickson Join Snyder’s Staff appeared first on WIBW News Now!.

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  • Get your flu questions answered from our Doctor On CallGet your flu questions answered from our Doctor On Call

    KSNT News app users CLICK HERE to watch the Facebook Live. TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The flu has hit Kansas hard and now is your chance to get your questions answered by our Doctor On Call. We will host a Facebook Live chat on our KSNT News Facebook page from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday as well as on KSNT.com to ask any questions you might have about the flu. U.S. health officials reported last week the flu has hit epidemic levels, just as it does most winters. Hawaii is the only state that is not reporting widespread flu activity. Doctors are saying for the 2017-2018 flu season they’re seeing more patients than in previous years. An update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows patient traffic for the flu is no longer increasing the way it did in December. Health officials say it’s shaping up to be a bad season overall, dominated by a nasty type of flu bug that can cause severe illness in young children and seniors. They won’t know how well the flu shot worked until next month.

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  • Mega Millions prize won in KansasMega Millions prize won in Kansas

    TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Kansas Lottery is urging all players to check their tickets after one ticket sold in Kansas won $1 million in the Friday, January 12, Mega Millions drawing. The winning ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Megaball, to win the $1,000,000 prize. The winning numbers in the January 12 Mega Millions drawing were 17-18-33-46-60 Megaball 24. The ticket was sold in northeast Kansas, which includes 21 counties. As Kansas Lottery officials wait excitedly for the $1,000,000 Mega Millions winner to claim his or her prize, they are also looking forward to meeting the winner of a $356,871 Super Kansas Cash jackpot. One ticket sold in northeast Kansas matched all numbers in the Wednesday, January 10, drawing. Also on January 10, a ticket sold in northeast Kansas matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to win a $50,000 prize.

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  • Greater Topeka Partnership’s first meeting to showcase initiatives for TopekaGreater Topeka Partnership’s first meeting to showcase initiatives for Topeka

    TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The first annual meeting for the Greater Topeka Partnership is scheduled for Thursday. The Greater Topeka Partnership is the collaborative agency formed through the partnership of Downtown Topeka, Inc., Visit Topeka, Inc., The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, and GO Topeka. Within that are several other entities that include 712 Innovations, Forge, Included, Heartland Visioning, Momentum 2022 and the Small Business Council. Six community leaders will use their passion for Topeka to help the organization put the Momentum 2022 series of initiatives together through TED-style talks illustrating their pillars and initiatives: – Lalo Munoz, Executive Director of El Centro de Topeka, will discuss the East Topeka Council. – Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent of Schools for Topeka Public Schools, will discuss developing homegrown talent in Topeka & Shawnee County. – Kim Konecny, Supervisor of Talent Acquisition at Westar Energy, will discuss creating vibrant and attractive places for Topekans and visitors to enjoy. – Mark Ruelle, President and CEO of Westar Energy, will discuss growing a diverse economy. – Lindsay Freeman, Community Engagement Coordinator with Advisors Excel, will discuss promoting a positive image of Topeka. – Barry Feaker, Executive Director of the @Topeka Rescue Mission, will discuss collaborating for a stronger community. Visit their website to purchase individual tickets. Companies may purchase tables now by emailing Ashlee Spring at ashlee@visittopeka.com.

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  • Should you visit the ER for the flu?Should you visit the ER for the flu?

    TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — Americans are facing a nasty flu season. Doctors are saying for the 2017-2018 flu season they’re seeing more patients than in previous years. But is it necessary to take a trip to the E.R. for your flu-like symptoms? Doctors are saying no. The only time people should visit a hospital is when the illness becomes severe, like if someone is having difficulty breathing or sever body pain. Dr. Tim Borchers with Cotton O’Neil Hospital in Topeka said those who are sick with the flu are better off getting medicine from the store. “Stay home,” Dr. Borchers said. “Don’t expose everyone else to your influenza if you think that’s what you’ve got. You should load up on fluids, be resting, taking Tylenol or ibuprofen for the aches and pains and fever.” Borchers said people can also get tested to see if you have the flu. Physicians can also prescribe medicine to treat your symptoms.

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  • With subzero temperatures, Wind Chill Advisory in effect Tuesday...With subzero temperatures, Wind Chill Advisory in effect Tuesday...

    As of 4:30 a.m., the Topeka air temperature was minus-1 degree with a wind-chill at minus-15 degrees. Even lower temperatures were expected before daybreak, and the afternoon high should only reach 11 degrees in the capital city.

    Topeka News / 13 h. 1 min. ago
  • Power restored for hundreds in Jefferson CountyPower restored for hundreds in Jefferson County

    OSKALOOSA, Kan. (KSNT) – Nearly 1,000 people now have power Tuesday morning in Jefferson County as temperatures are below zero degrees. According to Westar Energy, around 986 people in the area Oskaloosa were without power from 4:20 a.m. until just before 9 a.m. Westar Energy tells KSNT News the outage was the result of a transformer failure.  

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  • With subzero temperatures, Wind Chill Advisory in effect for Topeka, northeast Kansas - Topeka Capital JournalWith subzero temperatures, Wind Chill Advisory in effect for Topeka, northeast Kansas - Topeka Capital Journal

    Topeka Capital JournalWith subzero temperatures, Wind Chill Advisory in effect for Topeka, northeast KansasTopeka Capital JournalAs of 4:30 a.m., the Topeka air temperature was minus-1 degree with a wind-chill at minus-15 degrees. Even lower temperatures were expected before daybreak, and the afternoon high should only reach 11 degrees in the capital city. A Wind Chill Advisory ...and more »

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  • Southern states join to promote civil rights tourismSouthern states join to promote civil rights tourism

    In this March 12, 2017 file photo the doors of the Lyceum, a building on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, Miss. The site is among about 130 locations in 14 states being promoted as part of the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which organizers hope will boost tourism in the region.

    Topeka News / 17 h. 30 min. ago
  • 1 person killed in single vehicle crash on I-70  near Lecompton1 person killed in single vehicle crash on I-70 near Lecompton

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) — One person was killed in a single vehicle crash late Monday night. Emergency crews responded to the crash just before 10 p.m. at mile marker 196.2 near Lecompton. KTA ALERT: I70 196.2 WB JUST WEST OF THE LECOMPTON INTERCHANGE THERE IS AN INJURY CRASH ON RIGHT SHOULDER USE CAUTION IN AREA — Kansas Turnpike (@KansasTurnpike) January 16, 2018 The crash happened in the westbound lanes after the driver of a blue 2014 Jeep Wrangler left the roadway and struck a bridge pillar of an overpass, according to the Kansas Turnpike Authority. The driver and only occupant of the car was identified as Andrea Lea O’Connor, 43, of Lawrence, who died from her injuries. KTA said O’Connor was not wearing a seat belt.

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  • Topeka, area schools cancel classes Tuesday because of wind chills, road concerns - Topeka Capital JournalTopeka, area schools cancel classes Tuesday because of wind chills, road concerns - Topeka Capital Journal

    Topeka Capital JournalTopeka, area schools cancel classes Tuesday because of wind chills, road concernsTopeka Capital JournalLawrence schools canceled classes “in the interest of safety,” the district said on Facebook. At 10:37 p.m. Monday, Washburn University tweeted it planned to be open Tuesday. The college said it would reassess the situation Tuesday morning and make a ...and more »

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  • Daughter of Topeka surgeon shares photo on Facebook, cherishing South Sudanese heritage - Topeka Capital JournalDaughter of Topeka surgeon shares photo on Facebook, cherishing South Sudanese heritage - Topeka Capital Journal

    Topeka Capital JournalDaughter of Topeka surgeon shares photo on Facebook, cherishing South Sudanese heritageTopeka Capital JournalThe post drew quick praise from many and was shared more than 1,850 times by Monday evening. “Topeka and the USA are extraordinarily lucky to have your dad and your family as members,” said Sarah Bellows-Blakely in a comment on the post. Nason and ...

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  • Former education official takes aim at workforce challengesFormer education official takes aim at workforce challenges

    Former education commissioner Diane DeBacker has been appointed executive director of business and education innovation at the Kansas Department of Commerce. Faced with worker shortages in skilled and technical jobs, Kansas is taking aim at bridging the divide between how schools teach and what businesses need from their workers.

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  • Momentum 2022 Topeka Metro Bus UnveilingMomentum 2022 Topeka Metro Bus Unveiling

    The Greater Topeka Partnership has partnered with Topeka Metro to wrap a bus in celebration of the official kick-off of Momentum 2022. The official unveiling will take place on Tuesday, January 16th at 10:00 a.m. at the Quincy Street Station located at 820 SE Quincy St. Attendees will hear from Susan Duffy, General Manager of Topeka Metro and Kayla Bitler, Strategic Coordinator of Momentum 2022 for the Greater Topeka Partnership.

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This past year also saw the completion of the new National Soccer Training Center in Kansas City. Our quail population is back, with the highest levels in 20 years. And our wind energy industry continues to grow dramatically with nearly 30 percent of our electricity now coming from the wind. Now I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel this state from border to border in various capacities since 1974; when I was elected State President of the Future Farmers of America and me and my Ford F100 3 on the tree pickup started traveling the back roads of Kansas. Our state is a marvelous place full of beauty and wonder.  Our sky is our mountain and our sunsets bear the signature of God.  To those who can see it, Kansas is truly amazing. Now no one ever goes alone on a successful long journey and certainly I have not.  My wife Mary and I have traveled this course together. Would you please join me in recognizing our incredible first lady for her contributions to Kansas? Family has been there too. My parents, Bob and Nancy, are stooped and gray but still chugging along.  Our children have added spice and joy and now three grandchildren. And our son Mark just became a Marine in December, answering the call to duty.  And if Ray Merrick were still here, he would be saying “OOHRAH!!!” Joining us in the balcony this evening are Major General Joseph Martin and Command Sergeant Major Joseph Cornelison from the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley.  Please join me in recognizing them. Would our veterans and current active duty, guard and reservists also please stand and be recognized? Kansas first responders were quick to answer the call to help our brothers and sisters in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Over 50 personnel from Kansas went to join the recovery effort. Two of these selfless Kansans are with us today, Paramedic Landon Woodward and Firefighter Chris Stansbury.  Please join me in recognizing them. Topeka Police Officer Aaron Bulmer is also with us this evening. Officer Bulmer saved a 4-year-old child with autism from drowning in a pond last year. When asked about his heroic act, he said “I believe that God put me into that situation. He allowed me to be in the right place at the right time.” Please join me in recognizing him as well. Would any other current or former first responders from law enforcement, firefighters, or paramedics also please stand and be recognized? Cortney Holloway, Mike Dettmer and Robert Adcock from the Department of Revenue are also here today. In September Cortney was shot while doing his job in Wichita. He didn’t panic, but he did pray.  Rather than run, Robert and Mike quickly jumped into action to aid their injured coworker. They applied a tourniquet and kept Cortney alert until emergency services arrived. Please join me in recognizing Cortney Holloway, Robert and Mike for their inspiring and heroic actions that day. I’ve had many good friends for the journey, as you have.  Friends closer than a brother riding with me at a full gallop across the prairie. And finally, I have been blessed with a staff so loyal they have gladly taken the slings and arrows cast my way. I will be forever grateful for the contributions and dedication they have brought to this office. We all have great staff, let’s thank them for making this place work. With all of this, I am the most blessed man I know. Traveling this state so many years, you meet lots of wonderful people with great stories.  Two individuals stand out. Rose Harris was 101 when I met her in Pittsburg, Kansas. Raised in a very poor family, she thrived through it all with uncommon faith and beauty. I asked her the biggest lesson she had learned in life.  Without hesitation, she said it was when she was a young girl and her Dad went off to work in the mines.  She was left in charge of the house and younger children.  They were all hungry but had no food.  So, Rose went to the outhouse and prayed… “God, we need food!” She came back into the house and a neighbor lady was at the door.  She asked if Rose would churn her milk into butter.  Rose said she would and she did.  The neighbor gave her some of the butter and a few coins for her work.  With the money, Rose went to the store and bought a few pieces of meat and they had food. Rose said from then on, she always knew God would provide for them. I also had the pleasure of meeting a 107-year old World War I veteran in Marysville, Kansas when I was in the Senate.  Leo Lange was one of the very few World War I veterans still alive at the time. Mentally sharp, but laying in a deteriorated body, I asked him what was the biggest change he had seen in our nation over his many years. Again, without hesitation, he said, “When I was young we didn’t have anything but we were a lot happier.” Certainly, our material wealth had progressed in his lifetime but has our happiness kept pace? It’s a good question for us as policy makers to ponder. So, on this, my last State of the State message, I will speak from my heart about dreams I have heard from others and have had myself for our wonderful state. As a dad, I know that every parent’s greatest dream is for their children to grow, learn, and succeed. So, let me address the biggest issue of the session, school finance. We have received the decree of the Kansas Supreme Court and are putting forth a proposal to comply, as we have done with the prior decisions. My budget recommendation includes an additional six-hundred million dollars in funding over the next five years.  This multi-year approach will provide the time necessary for school districts to plan and spend this additional money more effectively. My proposal does not include a tax increase. And let me make one thing very clear, the people of Kansas expect results. The Kansas State Board of Education will be responsible for making sure they get them. I suggest they consider the following goals to do so: First, we should reach a 95% statewide graduation rate. Second, a minimum of 75% of our students should be continuing their education after graduation, whether that be through attending college, earning a post-secondary certification or joining the military. Third, we should accelerate the movement of Kansas schools to the Kansans Can model for school redesign launched by the Kansas Department of Education. To help us stay on course to achieve these goals, I propose five strategic objectives for K-12 education: First, Kansas has great teachers. We should have a higher average teacher pay than any of our surrounding states. Second, we should increase the number of school counselors and school psychologists in Kansas schools by 150 positions each year. Third, we should have at least 50 schools participating in the Kansans Can school redesign project. Fourth, every Kansas high school should offer at least 15 credit hours of dual credit coursework to every high school student, at no additional cost to parents. This, through a partnership between high schools and the state’s institutions of higher learning. Fifth, they should also offer every Kansas high school student, at no additional cost to parents, the choice of taking either the ACT college entrance exam or the Work Keys assessment. These goals should be achieved within the next 5 school years. Six-hundred million dollars is a very significant investment. And Kansans expect to see students in every school in our state thrive and achieve, particularly our students who the Court cited as being inadequately served under our current funding. We cannot – we must not – repeat the mistakes of others who have gone down the primrose path of thinking that educational results can be forced by massive infusions of taxpayer money alone. Money by itself will not solve the problem. For the best illustration of this, one need look no further than the Kansas City, Missouri school district, sometimes called America’s most costly educational failure. Federal courts supercharged the district with nearly $2 billion in a little more than a decade. When it was all spent, there was little to show in academic improvement – test scores were stagnant, achievement gaps remained, and the dropout rate actually went up. We must learn from this history. Additionally, we must stop the never-ending cycle of litigation on school finance. I urge the legislature to put a Constitutional amendment on the ballot this year addressing our school finance system.  The people need to be heard on this central issue of state government. Kansas is a dreamer’s paradise. Our broad horizons tempt the mind to expansion. Our friendly people invite collaboration to accomplish a dream. A spoken word creates. An encouraging word produces encouragement; a negative word negativity. A dream spoken sets up the architecture for the creative efforts of free men and women to build upon. That is, if that dream captures their hopes for the future even if they can’t quite see it yet. Many of us remember the speech Ronald Reagan gave in front of the Brandenburg Gate where he stated the collective dream of those in the West: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” There were no bulldozers there ready to tear down the Berlin Wall, but its foundation crumbled that day. The spoken word created. So, let me speak of dreams for our state. My dream for Kansas is to be the best place in America to raise a family and grow a business. I dream of a Kansas whose population is growing faster than the national average because we have created such a dynamic environment.  An environment that has many and diverse job opportunities.  An environment with a great and affordable quality of life that calls people to Kansas. This will take time, bold effort and creativity but it is achievable. I dream of a Kansas where poverty is on the run; where jobs are plentiful, challenging and enjoyable; where wages and benefits are climbing. I dream that education in the state is tailored to each student’s needs and desires.  So that that student has the maximum chance to succeed. That we have more educational options for each K-12 student like we do now for higher education students. I dream schools will be places of accomplishment, where students and parents choose to go: to learn, to achieve and to be challenged. They will be character-forming places that back up the family and produce a stronger person. Where patriotism flourishes, civic duty is instilled and all students achieve. Kansans dream of having the best cancer care. Everybody in this room has either been affected personally by cancer or knows someone who has been. One of our own, Representative Rich Proehl, has just come through cancer surgery and we wish him God’s speed in his recovery. I dream of leading the country in developing new treatments to heal old maladies using your own adult stem cells. Hips and knees for some but also your heart and mind. I dream of ending the shortage of rural physicians and dentists that has chronically plagued this state by producing our own dentists and more doctors. Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer is a man who has not only shaped health care policy in this state, but he has dedicated his life to the service of others as a doctor.  Whether it is helping a disabled child in Kansas with a cleft palate or a malnourished refugee in places like Sudan, Rwanda, or Syria, my friend Jeff has served others in ways only dreamed about by many of us.  Jeff, please stand.  Let’s recognize his service to this state and our fellow man. I dream of a future Kansas exporting wind electricity across America.  A Kansas known as the Renewable State. It could well be that in the future, those who have the wind resource will flourish like those who now have oil. We are growing as an energy state. Dream with me of an Ogallala Aquifer that never runs dry because the use is sustainable. Of our reservoirs dredged, renewed and supplying the water we need in times of severe drought. Of us having a legal, binding allotment of water from the Missouri River and of an Arkansas River with water in its whole course. These are possible. We can do it. Dream with me of a growing and diversifying Air Capitol of the World.  With thousands of new jobs, the latest technology and a magnet for precision manufacturing. We will expand in commercial and general aviation.  We will build air frames and engines and do extensive maintenance work. We will grow in defense and commercial aircraft manufacturing and drone technology.  All the major aircraft manufacturers will have major operations here because Kansas leads the way in aviation! They will say, “If it flies, it must be from Wichita.” We can be an unmanned aerial vehicle hub, where the latest UAV technology is developed, tested and manufactured.  We can be to unmanned aerial systems what we are now to general aviation. I dream that Kansas will continue to be and grow as a major financial services hub. That is happening now in Topeka and Johnson County.  We have even more upside in this field. Dream with me of feeding the world.  Meat and bread but we’ll expand our place at the table to include the milk you drink and the eggs you eat. Of moving up the value chain.  So that the High Plains is known as the place where animal agriculture is done bigger and better than any place else. Agriculture businesses and cattle genetics will headquarter in Kansas City.  Around the world of agriculture, Kansas City will be the capital. The dream for The Legends in Wyandotte County is for it to be a new Kansas City. If you know our state’s history, you know Kansas is where the fight to end slavery began.  Now we have another chapter in that saga of man’s horrid treatment of each other. We will fight the scourge of human trafficking like no other state and throw that darkness from our borders. Attorney General Schmidt has been a champion in this fight.  Let’s recognize his and the legislature’s efforts on this issue. I dream of reconciliation between the races. Where our problems aren’t ignored but addressed. Where people of goodwill view the past and the present with clear-eyed honesty and resolve to make things right. This is an honest discussion our country desperately needs. And finally, I dream of a culture of life where every life at every stage is celebrated and cherished.  You have already done much to create this. With all the legislation protecting and honoring life you have passed, there have been 17,000 fewer abortions in the past six years than in the prior six-years.[15] 17,000 we must not go back now! These are all dreams for Kansas.  If they capture any of your own sense for our future, then let us band together, Democrat and Republican, to make them so. 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    (Topeka, Kan., Jan. 8, 2018) ­– Collaborative care, close to home has become even more convenient for Stormont Vail Health and Cotton O’Neil patients with the introduction of E-Visits and online scheduling through MyChart. MyChart is a tool patients use to review their medical history, request prescription refills, connect with their physician and now patients are able to both schedule appointments online and conduct E-Visits with a health care provider. Appointments available for scheduling through MyChart include office visits, screening mammography, annual physicals, same-day appointments and well-child check-ups. E-Visits have been available for the past year for Stormont Vail employees as a pilot program before rolling out to the community. Shelby Flower, PCT, is one employee who has participated in the E-Visits. “With two infants at home, I have to prioritize my trips out,” said Flower. “I was able to get the care I needed without having to leave the comfort of my own home.” E-Visits are a convenient option for patients who are having symptoms that do not necessarily indicate a need to visit a Cotton O’Neil Express Care location or the Emergency Department. E-Visits may address some of the following symptoms: diarrhea, rashes, sore throats, upper respiratory issues and urinary problems. “I knew that the symptoms I was experiencing weren’t serious enough to require a hands-on evaluation,” said Flower. “It was quick, easy and allowed me to receive immediate help.” Patients can schedule their E-Visit by accessing MyChart through a web browser at mychart.stormontvail.org and typically receive a response within one hour. There is a low, out-of-pocket cost of $45 for the visit, which is often less than the cost of a visit to Express Care. E-Visits are not recommended for life-threatening conditions including chest pain, severe shortness of breath, severe pain, dizziness or fainting. Please seek emergency help if you are experiencing any of those symptoms. 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.

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  • Local churches closing due to frigid weatherLocal churches closing due to frigid weather

    TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Several local churches across the area are canceling services for Sunday morning due to incoming cold. To see the full list CLICK HERE KSNT News will continue to provide more information throughout the weekend.

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  • Kansas lawmakers receive proposals on harassment policyKansas lawmakers receive proposals on harassment policy

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) –  Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle says training for lawmakers, employees and interns is the first step for the Legislature in addressing sexual harassment. Annual training for legislators, employees, interns and lobbyists was among the recommendations released Friday by the Women’s Foundation. The Kansas City, Missouri-based foundation promotes gender equity and reviewed the Legislature’s policy against sexual harassment. The current policy hasn’t changed since 1994 and does not require regular training. Wagle said such training is a good place to start because education about sexual harassment is important. Wagle’s and fellow legislative leaders were scheduled to review the proposals Friday afternoon. The Women’s Foundation says the existing policy has “significant gaps.” The foundation also is calling on the Legislature to have an independent, outside attorney review sexual harassment complaints. CLICK HERE to see the full list of sexual harassment recommendations The Women's Foundation says putting more women in leadership roles could cut down on sexual harassment #ksleg — Courtney Ryan (@CourtneyRyanTV) December 29, 2017 The Women's Foundation says Kansas lack the policy and procedures to prevent sexual harassment #ksleg pic.twitter.com/v7PjdCLnEN — Courtney Ryan (@CourtneyRyanTV) December 29, 2017

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  • City of Topeka live, interactive snow plowing mapCity of Topeka live, interactive snow plowing map

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  • New local non-profit taking off to “Keep Topeka Clean”New local non-profit taking off to “Keep Topeka Clean”

    TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT)– A local non-profit organization is in the works, called Keep Topeka Clean, and it was all started by one of your neighbors. This organization all started from the Shunga Trail clean-up that so many community members were apart of. The organizers of that project saw such positive support from the community, they decided it wasn’t time to end there. It’s been five days since a Facebook page was created and nearly 900 people have liked it so far. The organization is asking for places you think need attention, like the Shunga Trail, in Topeka. “We even had a guy close down his entire company and bring out all his employees to come and help,” organizer Daniel Mandel said. “So it’s just an awesome experience to see and I thought, this has to be the beginning and not the end, so we just want to move forward and keep it going.” What will happen from getting submissions of places to clean, is a vote will be on the page hearing from you and every month a new place will get clean by the community. “I mean it’s December too so it’s cold and were going to start doing projects monthly throughout the year, 2018 and on,” Mandel said.  “When it starts getting to the warmer months too, I expect more people to be able to come out here, because last time it was 20 degrees when we were out here.” Keep Topeka Clean already has at least five other places on their list to consider for clean-ups like the Governors Mansion Trails, dumpster sites in North Topeka, and Edgewood Creek. Mandel started this with a few friends just because they wanted to, and wanted to clean the Shunga Trail, and want to make Topeka a better place while also getting the community members involved. Organizers are meeting with Shawnee County Parks and Rec Monday afternoon to talk about a potential partnership. Keep Topeka Clean says to submit places you want get cleaned up, make sure you have a picture of the site and it will then get added to the list for voting. For more information click here.

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  • Which cooking oil is best for you?Which cooking oil is best for you?

    TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The choices are endless when it comes to cooking oils. But the health benefits are all over the map, depending on what oil you choose to use. “Extra virgin olive oil is really known for its health benefits, and it is really healthy for us. It’s really high in mono saturated fats, which have been shown to help lower the bad cholesterol in our body. It’s also high in antioxidants,” said Topeka Hy-Vee Dietitian Amber Groeling. Research shows replacing saturated and trans-fats with unsaturated fats, like mono and poly unsaturated fat, can provide many health benefits.  Some of the main healthy oils amber suggests are olive, canola, safflower, and avocado. Now, depending on how you’re cooking your meal, always make sure you’re keeping an oil’s smoke point in mind. “Smoke point is the point at which the oil starts to smoke and what we don’t want to do is heat oil past its smoke point, because in addition to smoke there’s a chemical transition that occurs and harmful chemicals are produced. So we really want to keep oil under its smoke point,” said Groeling. For cooking on the stovetop, Amber said she would stick to more of a canola oil, sunflower oil, or even an avocado oil. “Avocado oil has almost the same health benefits as the extra virgin olive oil, but almost 500 degrees smoke point. So much more versatile and a lot of flavors in it, much like the extra virgin olive oil so you can use it in salad dressings as well.” While baking, Amber said most of the time, especially if you’re doing the holiday baking, most of the time you aren’t going to want that olive oil flavor in. “So you could use an extra light olive oil or a canola oil. It also has the healthy fat profile and is a very mild and easy to use oil.” Amber cautions us on using coconut oil as our main cooking oil, based on a recent study by the American Heart Association – https://news.heart.org/advisory-replacing-saturated-fat-with-healthier-fat-could-lower-cardiovascular-risks/. For more information on recommended cooking oils call Amber at Hy-Vee in Topeka at 785-272-1763 and visit the American Heart Association’s website – http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyEating/SimpleCookingandRecipes/Healthy-Cooking-Oils_UCM_445179_Article.jsp#.WjE1_lWnGUk.  

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  • Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study saysDeaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says

    CHICAGO (AP) — Children’s injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords. Nearly 17,000 young children were hurt by window blinds between 1990 and 2015, and though most injuries were minor, almost 300 died, the study shows. Most deaths occurred when children became entangled or strangled by the cords. More information from other parents on window blind safety CLICK HERE Injuries continued even after manufacturers adopted voluntary safety standards including warning labels. The industry now has a plan in the works to make cordless blinds the only option at retail stores and online. The study “should be a huge wake-up call to the public, to the retailers, to the manufacturers and to parents all over the nation to really see how hazardous the cords on the blinds are,” said Linda Kaiser of St Louis. Her 1-year-old daughter died in 2002 from strangulation when she pulled a looped hidden cord from a blind and put it around her neck. Kaiser later formed the advocacy group Parents for Window Blind Safety. While study’s data analysis doesn’t show an up or down trend in injuries and deaths, the fact that they’re still occurring shows that safety standards have been inadequate, said lead author, Dr. Gary Smith, who directs injuries research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Paul Nathanson, spokesman for the Window Covering Manufacturers Association, said a soon-to-be adopted industry standard drafted with input from the Consumer Product Safety Commission will make corded blinds unavailable in stores and online, although consumers could buy them through custom orders. The safety commission says windows and window blinds are among the top five hidden hazards in U.S. homes and in a statement, it called the draft standard “a major step forward in protecting children.” That standard is awaiting approval by the American National Standards Institute and is expected to take effect by late 2018, Nathanson said. Smith said 20 percent are custom blinds and a total ban on corded blinds is needed. The study was published Monday in the journal Pediatrics . His research team analyzed 26 years of U.S. government data on emergency room treatment and fatal injuries. The study notes that the dangers have been addressed in medical journal articles as far back as a 1945 report on two accidental hangings in children who survived. “Seventy years ago we recognized that this was a product that was killing kids,” Smith said. “We should put child safety first.”  

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  • Evel Knievel Museum among top contenders for USA Today attractionsEvel Knievel Museum among top contenders for USA Today attractions

    TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka is looking for national recognition, but it needs your help. The museum is in the running to become one of USA Today’s Top Ten New Attractions. The list includes places from all across the country. The place with the most votes will win. Votes will be collected until January 1. The winner will be announced on January 5. To cast your vote, click here: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-attraction/evel-knievel-museum-topeka-kan/ 

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  • Aldi issues recall of protein barsAldi issues recall of protein bars

    (WTNH) – There’s a warning if you shop at Aldi’s stores. The chain is pulling some of their protein bars off their shelves Tuesday. The company says they are voluntarily recalling some of their 9.5 oz. boxes of Fit & Active Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars packages, with the UPC Code 41498-18695, after a small piece of yellow plastic was found by a consumer. The only products affected by the recall are the bars that have a best by day of May 24, 2018. There have been no illnesses or injuries reported. For more information on the recall, click here. 

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  • Sunset Zoo officials need your help for the future of the zooSunset Zoo officials need your help for the future of the zoo

      MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) — Sunset Zoo officials in Manhattan need your help. They want you to decide what changes can be made to make your next trip to the zoo better. The Sunset Zoo has a strategic master plan for the zoo’s future and put together a survey. You can expect specific questions like what kind of animals you want to see to even what fun activities you want for the kids. But without your input, the future of this zoo will only be the ideas of staff members. “We have a great vision for our zoo, but it’s nothing if it doesn’t fit what our visitors and guests want,” Marketing and Development Officer at Sunset Zoo, Rachel Herrod said. “We just really want to make sure their input is heard and that people who are going to be spending their hard-earned money get the zoo that they want.” Survey is open until Friday, December 1, 2017. If you’re interested in filling out the survey which can also be done on your phone click here.

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