Geary County

Junction City woman indicted on child porn charges

A Junction City woman was indicted Wednesday on charges of producing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a press release from his office. Kayla Michelle Simpson, 22, is charged with one count of using a child to produce child pornography and one count of violating the conditions imposed on a registered sex offender. [...]

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By | 2018-01-10T12:34:13-06:00 January 10th, 2018|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Junction City woman indicted on child porn charges

Large bond arrest by Riley County Police

A Junction City man faces a $250,000 bond for probation violation following his arrest by Riley County Police late Tuesday morning.  Israel Maldonado, 45, was taken into custody at the Riley County Law Enforcement Center on Seth Child at 11:50 a.m. Maldonado was arrested earlier this month in Manhattan on several charges which included fleeing [...]

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By | 2017-12-27T07:28:12-06:00 December 27th, 2017|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Large bond arrest by Riley County Police

Unemployment numbers remain low in the Manhattan area

Unemployment numbers for the Manhattan metro area including Riley and Pottawatomie counties went up just a little in November–but Manhattan is still the lowest for metro areas in the state at 2.6 percent. October numbers were 2.3 percent. Even Manhattan combined with Junction City shows a low rate of three percent for November. Junction City [...]

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By | 2017-12-22T10:33:07-06:00 December 22nd, 2017|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Unemployment numbers remain low in the Manhattan area

Lengthy sentence in Geary County rape case

A Grandview Plaza man has been sentenced to more than 13 years with the Kansas Department of Corrections for rape, aggravated battery, and aggravated assault. Luis Caicedo-Mosquera was sentenced Monday in Geary County Court to 165 months, with lifetime post release and life-time sex offender registration. Caicedo-Mosquera was arrested in August of 2016 after Junction [...]

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By | 2017-12-20T07:26:04-06:00 December 20th, 2017|Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Lengthy sentence in Geary County rape case

‘Devil’ brigade soldier dies in Junction City

A 1st Infantry Division soldier was found dead in his residence in Junction City on Saturday, according to a press release from Fort Riley Tuesday. Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Johnson, an artillery mechanic with Battery F, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., was found unresponsive in his [...]

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By | 2017-12-19T10:25:43-06:00 December 19th, 2017|Fort Riley, Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on ‘Devil’ brigade soldier dies in Junction City

KDOC public comment sessions set for area cases

Several area cases are up for public comment in lists just released by the Kansas Department of Corrections. Shakeer Davis, 38,who was convicted of murder in the first degree and other charges in 1997, is on the public comment list for March of 2018, prior to an April parole hearing. Davis is one of three [...]

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By | 2017-12-01T12:40:11-06:00 December 1st, 2017|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on KDOC public comment sessions set for area cases

Grandview Plaza police chief won’t face charges

Formal charges will not be filed against Grandview Plaza Police Chief Shawn Peirano, who was taken into custody October 22nd on initial domestic battery and criminal restraint charges. A release Tuesday indicates a thorough investigation by the Geary county Sheriff’s office concluded all actions taken by Peirano were done in defense of another person and [...]

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By | 2017-11-22T06:26:12-06:00 November 22nd, 2017|Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Grandview Plaza police chief won’t face charges

Low unemployment numbers reported for Manhattan area

The Manhattan area continues to have an extremely low unemployment rate, with the October numbers indicating 2.3 percent for the Manhattan metro area including Pottawatomie and Riley Counties. That’s down from last year’s October numbers of 3.2 Even the Manhattan-Junction City combined statistical area shows 2.6 percent, well below 2016 numbers of 3.7. The numbers [...]

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By | 2017-11-20T07:22:03-06:00 November 20th, 2017|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Low unemployment numbers reported for Manhattan area

Authorities seeking help in attempted burglary case

The Geary County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in an attempted burglary case. According to a press release from the Geary County Sheriff’s Office Thursday, deputies responded to Hildebrand Farms Dairy on Rucker Road just was of Junction City at approximately 3 a.m. Monday morning. Authorities say an unknown suspect forced entry [...]

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By | 2017-11-16T17:42:26-06:00 November 16th, 2017|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Authorities seeking help in attempted burglary case

KDOC inmate with Geary County conviction released

A 62-year-old Kansas Department of Corrections inmate serving time for a 1986 aggravated robbery in Geary County has just been released. Archie Watkins Jr. was released by the KDOC November ninth. Watkins parole hearing was in September after August public comment sessions. Watkins had been serving time since his sentencing in April of 1987. He [...]

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By | 2017-11-16T12:07:40-06:00 November 16th, 2017|Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on KDOC inmate with Geary County conviction released