Geary County

Geary County authorities investigating double fatality near Milford Lake

The Junction City Police Department and Geary County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a double fatality in the Milford Lake area involving two people who were allegedly involved in a forced entry and kidnapping incident late Thursday night. At around 10 p.m., Junction City police officers responded to incident at a Junction City address involving a [...]

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By |2019-12-06T11:05:58-06:00December 6th, 2019|Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Geary County authorities investigating double fatality near Milford Lake

Geary County fugitives arrested in Wamego

WAMEGO, Kan.  — A group of four Geary County fugitives were arrested in Wamego Monday following an anonymous tip. The Wamego Police Department posted on its Facebook page that the four were wanted on charges of aggravated burglary and aggravated battery and were staying at the Simmer Motel. The department says it received assistance from [...]

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By |2019-11-19T07:17:05-06:00November 19th, 2019|Geary County, Local News, Wamego|Comments Off on Geary County fugitives arrested in Wamego

Geary County authorities identify suspects in alleged kidnapping of Junction City infant

Geary County authorities have identified a man and woman who led a Nov. 1 pursuit east of Topeka following an alleged kidnapping of an infant. Online court records list 31-year-old Clarence Watkins of Junction City and 30-year-old Pamela Broadnax of Kansas City, Missouri, each with a count of kidnapping. Watkins faces several additional counts of [...]

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By |2019-11-07T07:57:22-06:00November 7th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Geary County authorities identify suspects in alleged kidnapping of Junction City infant

Multi-vehicle crash shuts down I-70 near Junction City

A multi-vehicle crash near Junction City Friday morning has shut down a portion of Interstate 70. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner says the crash, reported around 8 a.m. may involve as many 10 different vehicles. As a result emergency crews have shutdown the eastbound lanes of I-70. The crash was first reported as a [...]

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By |2019-11-01T08:50:25-05:00November 1st, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Multi-vehicle crash shuts down I-70 near Junction City

Serious injuries from I-70 roll-over crash

A rollover accident involving one vehicle on I-70 near exit 313 shortly after 5 p.m. resulted in injuries to two people. One person was life-flighted and another was taken away in an ambulance. Both westbound lanes were temporarily closed and have since been reopened. The nature of the injuries is unknown at this time. UPDATE: [...]

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By |2019-10-25T22:05:01-05:00October 25th, 2019|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on Serious injuries from I-70 roll-over crash

Five injured in wreck south of Manhattan

A head-on collision south of Manhattan along K-177 injured five people Thursday. The Kansas Highway Patrol says just after 3 p.m., a northbound passenger car driven by Kathleen Weir of Topeka went left of center near Old Highway 18 and struck a southbound car driven by Maxine Franks of Wichita. Both sustained injuries in the [...]

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By |2019-10-25T06:43:58-05:00October 25th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Five injured in wreck south of Manhattan

USD 475 condemns alleged racial incidents from Manhattan/JC football contest

JUNCTION CITY — The USD 475 Geary County School Board on Monday condemned alleged racial comments made during the Oct. 11 Junction City/Manhattan High football game. “At the end of the game when individuals were exiting the field, there was a space between the fence where they were walking through and getting to the bus [...]

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By |2019-10-23T08:24:48-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Sports|Comments Off on USD 475 condemns alleged racial incidents from Manhattan/JC football contest

Woodbine woman killed in crash south of Junction City

A Dickinson County woman was killed Tuesday after her pickup collided with a semi on US 77, south of Junction City. The Kansas Highway Patrol says just after 11:30 a.m., the eastbound pickup driven by 22-year-old Savannah Laudemann of Woodbine, was struck on the driver’s side by the southbound semi by while entering the roadway. [...]

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By |2019-10-16T06:21:58-05:00October 16th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Woodbine woman killed in crash south of Junction City

Manhattan woman killed in Geary County crash

A fiery wreck in Geary County Thursday afternoon has claimed the life of a Manhattan woman. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 72-year-old Nancy Barnaby died after her northbound SUV crossed the center median of K-177, struck a culvert, went airborne and rolled. It happened just before 3 p.m. about three miles south of I-70. Authorities [...]

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By |2019-09-27T07:47:40-05:00September 27th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan woman killed in Geary County crash

Drunk driver who caused wrong-way crash on K-18 arrested; fundraiser established for one crash victim

GEARY COUNTY — A 20-year-old Manhattan man who drove drunk and caused a three-vehicle crash on K-18 Sunday night is now in custody. Denilson Rodriguez is charged with driving under the influence, two counts of DUI causing bodily harm and two counts of DUI causing great bodily harm or disfigurement. He also faces charges of [...]

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By |2019-09-17T14:04:37-05:00September 17th, 2019|Fort Riley, Geary County, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Drunk driver who caused wrong-way crash on K-18 arrested; fundraiser established for one crash victim