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Pet Advice: Pet bird enrichment

Pet Advice: Pet bird enrichment

University Veterinary Care Center is a paid sponsor of FOX 43 AM Live and is responsible for this content.TOPEKA, Kan. (KTMJ) — In this week’s Pet Advice, Dr. Amy Guernsey with University Veterinary Care Center explains why toys and enrichment activities are crucial for your pet bird’s health. The good news is it doesn’t have…MORE

TARC’s Winter Wonderland kicks off this week

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Winter Wonderland kicks off this week at Lake Shawnee. Our Stormtrack Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller will light things up at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25. TARC’s Developmental Director Sherry Lundry said the show is great for social distancing since you stay in your car. The lights are on from 6 p.m.…MORE

Local fans raised on football share their love for the game

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT)- Social media was buzzing all day with fans talking about the Kansas City Chiefs game. It’s a game that was born with ‘rivalry’ as its middle name. The Chiefs lost to the Raiders back in October and fans of each team said they were raised with “football” as their middle names. It’s…MORE

Sen. Roberts reflects on career, what’s still left to do

Sen. Roberts reflects on career, what’s still left to do

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – For nearly 40 years, Senator Pat Roberts has served the people of Kansas in the nation’s capitol in both the Senate and the House, but soon, that’s coming to an end. The 84-year-old Roberts is fond of his decades of work in D.C., but he said there’s still work to be…MORE

$38.5 million of CARES Act funding to be redistributed in Kansas

$38.5 million of CARES Act funding to be redistributed in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The State Finance Council approved moving $38.5 million of CARES Act funding today. Governor Kelly and top lawmakers approved the money for public health and businesses. The money is part of more than $1 billion of CARES Act money. It had been set aside for preventing evictions and remote learning. The…MORE

SNEAK PEEK: Topeka Zoo testing ‘Zoo Lights’ ahead of Black Friday opening

SNEAK PEEK: Topeka Zoo testing ‘Zoo Lights’ ahead of Black Friday opening

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Topeka Zoo is getting ready to launch its new Zoo Lights event. Zoo staff have been testing lighting displays through out the week ahead of the Black Friday launch. Topeka Zoo debuting new ‘Zoo Lights’ holiday attraction Zoo Lights is a new, walk-through holiday light display spread out across the…MORE

Stormont Vail brings in ‘mobile morgue’

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Stormont Vail Hospital has brought in a mobile morgue to increase the hospital’s available capacity for the morgue, the hospital told KSNT News Wednesday. Stormont Vail said it currently has room for nine people who have died. So if a 10th person dies while the morgue is at maximum capacity, they…MORE

Shawnee County remains ‘uncontrolled’ on coronavirus scorecard

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Shawnee County remains in the “uncontrolled” index for coronavirus for the third straight week. There has been a 31% increase in total cases this last week, according to the latest scorecard released Thursday. The percentage of positivity, the amount of people who test positive when tested, is 17.5%. Anything greater than…MORE

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