Geary County

Wichita man injured in Geary County pursuit

One person was injured Wednesday night after a vehicle pursuit in Geary County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Allen Harroald of Wichita was northbound on U.S. 77 fleeing from officers with the Geary County Sheriff’s Office when his Chevy Camaro failed to negotiate a curve. As a result, the car struck a guardrail and [...]

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By |2019-04-25T06:51:02-05:00April 25th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Wichita man injured in Geary County pursuit

Pawnee breaks ground on crisis stabilization center

MANHATTAN — With a swing of a sledgehammer by Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services Secretary Laura Howard, Pawnee Mental Health ceremonially broke ground — or rather drywall — on its new voluntary Crisis Stabilization Center Thursday. The formation of the center is the result of years of work from stakeholders from across the [...]

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By |2019-04-18T18:18:28-05:00April 18th, 2019|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Pawnee breaks ground on crisis stabilization center

JCPD arrests repeat offender for drug charges, fleeing police

After a pursuit, Junction City Police arrested a man on a host of charges in the early morning hours of Thursday, according to officials. Jerry Hassler was arrested after 12:30 a.m. and is charged with driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license as well as possession of a controlled substance and intent to distribute [...]

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By |2019-04-17T13:49:14-05:00April 17th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on JCPD arrests repeat offender for drug charges, fleeing police

Junction City Police investigating after multiple shots fired into apartment buildings

Junction City Police are investigating after multiple apartment buildings there were reportedly struck by gunfire Monday night. Police were dispatched around 10:20 p.m. Monday to 100 block of West 16th Street in reference to possible shots fired. No one was injured during this incident. Detective do not have anyone in custody at this time. Anyone [...]

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By |2019-04-09T13:02:35-05:00April 9th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Junction City Police investigating after multiple shots fired into apartment buildings

Geary County Sheriff arrested for a second time on new charge

JUNCTION CITY — Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf has been arrested, for the second time in less than six months by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Wolf was taken into custody Friday afternoon on a new count of felony theft. The charge alleges Wolf used county funds to purchase items that were then sold for [...]

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By |2019-03-29T15:54:59-05:00March 29th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Geary County Sheriff arrested for a second time on new charge

Update: Alabama residents identified as victims of crash south of Manhattan

Update 9 p.m. Wednesday GEARY COUNTY — The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified three Alabama residents as the victims of a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Interstate 70 at the junction of Kansas 177. According to the KHP crash log, 58-year-old LeRoy Allen Myers of Arab, Ala., 18-year-old Joey Brannon Tidwell of Albertville, Ala. and [...]

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By |2019-03-27T09:20:34-05:00March 27th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Update: Alabama residents identified as victims of crash south of Manhattan

Kansas man accused of traveling to Arkansas for sex with minor to stand trial

News Radio KMAN has learned that an August trial is scheduled for a Junction City man accused of driving to Arkansas in December to meet up with a 16-year-old girl for sex. According to Arkansas court records, 32-year-old Andrew O’Brien pleaded not guilty in December to a felony charge of engaging a child in sexually [...]

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By |2019-03-26T07:28:18-05:00March 26th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Kansas man accused of traveling to Arkansas for sex with minor to stand trial

One person killed, one injured in head-on crash in Geary County

One person died Sunday while another was hospitalized following a crash in Geary County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says it happened just after 3 p.m. when a pickup northbound on Kansas 177, went left of center and struck an SUV head on. It happened two miles south of Interstate 70. The crash killed the SUV [...]

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By |2019-03-25T06:48:23-05:00March 25th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on One person killed, one injured in head-on crash in Geary County

BlacKkKlansman, national tensions and a filmmaker’s local roots

On Thursday evening on the Kansas State University campus, filmmaker Kevin Willmott addressed the unsettling link between democracy and racism to an overflowing room in the student union.  Willmott’s discussion was titled, “BlacKkKlansman: A Response to the Resurgence of Racism in America Today”, and it was part of K-State’s The Art of Democracy symposium co-organized [...]

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By |2019-03-21T19:04:51-05:00March 21st, 2019|Geary County, K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan, Top Story|Comments Off on BlacKkKlansman, national tensions and a filmmaker’s local roots

Geary County hay fire ruled arson

MILFORD — Authorities in Geary County say a hay fire that started there Wednesday afternoon is being investigated as arson. According to Geary County Emergency Management, crews from Milford City Fire along with Geary County and Fort Riley Fire Departments battled a hay barn fire just outside of Milford shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday and [...]

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By |2019-03-14T18:19:20-05:00March 14th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Geary County hay fire ruled arson