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Man sentenced in 2016 crash that killed Junction City mother, kids

A Texas man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for causing the 2016 crash deaths of a Junction City mother and her two children on Interstate 70. The Wichita Eagle reports that 45-year-old Steven Johnson, of Houston, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in March to one count of second-degree murder [...]

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By | 2018-06-04T12:58:43-05:00 June 4th, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Man sentenced in 2016 crash that killed Junction City mother, kids

Man stationed at Fort Riley drowns at Milford Lake

JUNCTION CITY — Authorities say a 28-year-old soldier drowned at Milford Lake during the holiday weekend. Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf says Jonathan Rivera, of Grandview Plaza, tried to swim across a cove at the south end of the lake but became exhausted and went under water. Authorities do not believe the drowning is suspicious. [...]

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By | 2018-05-29T11:06:57-05:00 May 29th, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Man stationed at Fort Riley drowns at Milford Lake

Hales give $500K to K-State library renovation

Kansas State University has received a $500,000 donation toward the renovation of the first floor of the campus’ main library. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the donation comes from the children of Joyce and H.D. “Joe” Hale, who were the main donors for a massive 1990s library renovation and addition. A cafe in the new [...]

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By | 2018-04-24T10:23:49-05:00 April 24th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Hales give $500K to K-State library renovation

Hales give $500K to K-State library renovation

Kansas State University has received a $500,000 donation toward the renovation of the first floor of the campus’ main library. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the donation comes from the children of Joyce and H.D. “Joe” Hale, who were the main donors for a massive 1990s library renovation and addition. A cafe in the new [...]

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By | 2018-04-24T10:23:49-05:00 April 24th, 2018|K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on Hales give $500K to K-State library renovation

Junction City woman whose boyfriend overdosed sentenced

SALINA — A Junction City woman whose boyfriend died of a drug overdose has been sentenced for drug distribution. The Salina Journal reports 27-year-old Racheal Moody was sentenced Monday to nearly two years in prison. Prosecutors say she supplied the methadone that her boyfriend, 27-year-old Christopher Allen, overdosed on in October 2015. She was sentenced [...]

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By | 2018-04-12T10:12:43-05:00 April 12th, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Junction City woman whose boyfriend overdosed sentenced

Chinese scientist sentenced in theft of Junction City biotech company

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Chinese national who lived in Manhattan was sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiring to steal proprietary rice seeds developed in the U.S. and giving them to visitors from China. Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that 51-year-old Weiqiang Zhang was sentenced for two counts of conspiracy and one count of [...]

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By | 2018-04-05T10:45:20-05:00 April 5th, 2018|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Chinese scientist sentenced in theft of Junction City biotech company

K-State Polytechnic to offer tuition help to aspiring pilots

SALINA — Kansas State University has partnered with an airline to help students who want to be pilots with tuition and job placement. The Wichita Eagle reports that the university’s Polytechnic Campus in Salina has partnered with Piedmont Airlines and its cadet program. Piedmont’s cadet program will provide the benefits to select students enrolled at [...]

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By | 2018-04-02T14:11:17-05:00 April 2nd, 2018|K-State Activity, State News, Top Story|Comments Off on K-State Polytechnic to offer tuition help to aspiring pilots

Shooting in Wabaunsee County ruled justified self-defense

ALMA — No charges will be filed in the fatal shooting death of a man last month in Wabaunsee County. County Attorney Tim Liesmann announced Thursday that the shooting of 36-year-old Chad Thomas-Buckbee in Alma was a justified self-defense shooting. Liesmann said the shooting occurred after Thomas-Buckbee began acting aggressively toward a family member, who [...]

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By | 2018-03-23T11:52:57-05:00 March 23rd, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Shooting in Wabaunsee County ruled justified self-defense

Searchers recover body of drowned fisherman

Recovery teams found the body of a Stilwell man who drowned March 3 while fishing alone in a one-person kayak at Tuttle Creek lake. The Manhattan Mercury reports that searchers used boats with sonar to locate on Thursday the body of 21-year-old Anthony Berg. Kansas Wildlife and Parks Game Warden Jesse Gehrt says that while [...]

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By | 2018-03-12T10:39:51-05:00 March 12th, 2018|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Searchers recover body of drowned fisherman

Death of pregnant woman, formerly of MHK, investigated as homicide

OLATHE — Friends say a pregnant woman whose death is being investigated as a homicide had expected to learn the gender of her baby on the day she died. The Kansas City Star reports that 23-year-old Ashley Harlan was found dead Tuesday inside an Olathe townhome. She had moved to the Kansas City suburb from [...]

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By | 2018-02-01T11:04:34-06:00 February 1st, 2018|Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Death of pregnant woman, formerly of MHK, investigated as homicide