Geary County

Junction City woman guilty of conspiracy to commit murder

JUNCTION CITY — A Junction City woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder.  At a hearing Friday in Geary County District Court, 34-year-old Amanda Lynn Edison entered a guilty plea to one felony count of conspiracy to commit first degree murder, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office. Edison also pleaded guilty [...]

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By |2018-12-07T15:06:08-06:00December 7th, 2018|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Junction City woman guilty of conspiracy to commit murder

Junction City man arrested on drug, child exploitation charges

JUNCTION CITY — A 64-year-old Junction City man was arrested Wednesday on a host of child exploitation and drug counts. According to the Junction City Police Department, William Hedgecock is facing nine counts of child exploitation, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and animal cruelty. Hedgecock is being lodged in the Geary County Detention [...]

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By |2018-12-06T07:02:08-06:00December 6th, 2018|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Junction City man arrested on drug, child exploitation charges

USD 475 alerts residents to possible scam

JUNCTION CITY — USD 475 Geary County and Junction City High School are warning the public of a new scam circulating in the community. According to a release from the school district, several businesses have been contacted and sent invoices for advertisements on school marketing material, by a company unaffiliated with USD 475 or Junction [...]

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By |2018-11-28T14:57:33-06:00November 28th, 2018|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on USD 475 alerts residents to possible scam

Heavy snow expected to impact end of holiday weekend travel

The potential exists for wintry weather Sunday that could also have an impact on holiday travel. The National Weather Service Office in Topeka has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the northern half of Kansas including Riley, Pottawatomie and Geary counties from late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. How much snow we see is still [...]

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By |2018-11-23T08:22:20-06:00November 23rd, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Heavy snow expected to impact end of holiday weekend travel

Woman arrested after leading pursuit in Geary County

JUNCTION CITY — A Topeka woman is jailed in Geary County after leading officers Tuesday on a vehicle pursuit. According to the Geary County Sheriff’s Office, Alexis Oliver faces a host of charges including fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer. She was arrested after leading a pursuit in Geary County after an officer [...]

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By |2018-11-21T13:55:53-06:00November 21st, 2018|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Woman arrested after leading pursuit in Geary County

Junction City pair charged with distributing drugs near a Manhattan school

Riley County Police made three drug related arrests Tuesday including a pair of arrests involving distribution within 1,000 feet of a school. According to RCPD, 47-year-old Joseph Hammond and 40-year-old Dawn Renee Cyphers, both of Junction City, were arrested Tuesday in the 400 block of Fremont Street in Manhattan. Hammond faces eight different charges including [...]

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By |2018-11-21T07:15:16-06:00November 21st, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Junction City pair charged with distributing drugs near a Manhattan school

KSDE announces grants to bolster breakfast programs

Students at 42 Kansas schools including a couple in our region will have better access to breakfast thanks to more than $142,000 in grants through the Kansas State Department of Education to help bolster breakfast programs. Area grant amounts included: Wabaunsee High School: $3,000 Washington Elementary in Junction City: $1,200 The funding is said to [...]

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By |2018-11-14T11:10:52-06:00November 14th, 2018|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on KSDE announces grants to bolster breakfast programs

JC online payment website back up and running

Residents of Junction City will be able to make payments online again. According to a release, the city’s online payment website is operational again and no longer have to be made in person. Utility bills and municipal court fines can be paid on ...

By |2018-11-09T11:29:24-06:00November 9th, 2018|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on JC online payment website back up and running

Manhattan man in custody after shooting near Aggieville

A Manhattan man is in custody following a shooting incident early Saturday morning that sent another man to the hospital. At approximately 2 a.m. Riley County Police officers on patrol in the Aggieville Business District responded to a gunshot wound victim in an alleyway in the 1100 block of Moro. There they found 34-year-old Adam [...]

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By |2018-11-03T14:48:08-05:00November 3rd, 2018|Geary County, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Manhattan man in custody after shooting near Aggieville

KBI arrests Geary County Sheriff

Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf was arrested this morning by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation on a charge of felony theft and misuse of public funds. He was booked into the Geary County Jail and released on bond. He also has been placed on administrative leave by the department. Sheriff Wolf is accused of gifting [...]

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By |2018-10-18T11:39:42-05:00October 18th, 2018|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on KBI arrests Geary County Sheriff