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K-State football player opts-out of upcoming season

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) — K-State football’s Jonathon Alexander tweeted Friday afternoon that he will not play this season. Alexander has previously tested positive for coronavirus last month, and believes that he must be fully healthy before returning to the game. “I believe that I must be physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy before returning to the…MORE

KU football senior selected for Patrick Mannelly Award Preseason Watchlist

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – KU football long snapper Logan Klusman is among 20 seniors selected for the initial watchlist for the Patrick Mannelly Award. The announcement was made Monday.   The award is given to the best overall long snapper at the Division I FBS level.  Klusman recovered a fumble on a blocked field goal attempt against Texas Tech on October 29, 2019, allowing kicker Liam Jones…MORE

Jefferson Award Winner: Debbie Savage

Jefferson Award Winner: Debbie Savage

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (KSNT)- In the last two years, Debbie Savage estimates she’s served around 13,000 free meals to people in her community. The Junction City woman started the faith-based non-profit ‘Breaking Bread of JC Inc.’ two years ago as a way to help people in her community by giving out a free hot meal…MORE

K-State’s Skylar Thompson named to Wuerffel Trophy watch list

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — K-State’s quarterback Skylar Thompson has been named to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list. https://twitter.com/KStateFB/status/1286346631324078081This trophy annually recognizes the college football player who exemplifies community service and leadership achievement at the highest level. Nominations for the award are made by the Sports Information Departments of the respective schools.MORE

NASA launches first helicopter to Mars

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – NASA is launching a rover and the first helicopter to Mars Thursday in an attempt to understand if live exists on the plant. The Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Thursday, July 30 at 6:50 a.m. Central Time, according…MORE

Local zoo celebrates National Zookeeper Week

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – This week, the Topeka zoo is celebrating its essential workers. While working at a zoo might seem like fun, there’s actually much more work to do than playing with the animals. The celebration comes during “National Zookeepers Week” this week. Workers at the zoo do a lot of cleaning, but they…MORE

BACKYARD OF KANSAS: Hiking Dornwood Park Trails

BACKYARD OF KANSAS: Hiking Dornwood Park Trails

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – FOX 43 Explorer Tianna Witmer found a patch of wilderness in the city of Topeka. Dornwook Park Trails is located in southeast Topeka and includes over nine miles of maintained public trails. Hikers can pick from a variety of paths suited for all levels with distances ranging from a little under…MORE

Arrest made in Thursday night fireworks stand stabbing, police say

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka police arrested a man Thursday night after he reportedly walked up behind an employee at a fireworks stand and stabbed him in the back, according to a police report. Police arrested Topeka resident Austin Langley, 40, on charges of attempted murder. Officers responded to a reported stabbing at a fireworks…MORE

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