Geary County

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

Two injured in Sunday crash on K-18

Two people were injured Sunday night following a three-vehicle crash in Geary County that closed a portion of K-18 for several hours. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, just after 9 p.m., a Nissan Maxima was eastbound in the westbound lanes of K-18 when it struck two vehicles head-on. An unidentified passenger in the Maxima [...]

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By |2019-09-16T06:20:33-05:00September 16th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Two injured in Sunday crash on K-18

Kansas Supreme Court to review appeals from Riley, Geary counties

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear two cases next week involving appeals from Riley and Geary counties. The case from Riley County is a petition for review of Ziad Khalil-Alsalaami (zee’ odd call leel’ awl suh law’ mee) vs. the state of Kansas. Alsalaami was convicted in 2011 of two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, [...]

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By |2019-09-05T16:04:15-05:00September 5th, 2019|Geary County, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Kansas Supreme Court to review appeals from Riley, Geary counties

Geary County authorities remove alligator from home amid drug search of Junction City home

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — The Junction City-Geary County Drug Operations Group got a little more than they bargained for when they served a search warrant Wednesday at Junction City home. Officers were called out to an apartment at 311 West 8th Street Street as part of an investigation into drug distribution and person crimes. In [...]

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By |2019-08-08T11:12:40-05:00August 8th, 2019|Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Geary County authorities remove alligator from home amid drug search of Junction City home

Geary Co Sheriff arrests three from Kentucky after pursuit through three counties

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — Three people were arrested after leading a pursuit through Geary, Riley and Wabaunsee counties Monday. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office says the pursuit began around 11 a.m. along Interstate 70 in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 310 and continued through the three counties, ending in a field one mile west [...]

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By |2019-08-05T19:47:16-05:00August 5th, 2019|Geary County, Local News, Riley County, Wabaunsee County|Comments Off on Geary Co Sheriff arrests three from Kentucky after pursuit through three counties

Geary County authorities rescue two from Milford Lake

GEARY COUNTY, Kan. – Two people were rescued Sunday afternoon from Milford Lake after a boating accident. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office says it received a call around 1 p.m. in reference to a boat with two occupants who appeared to be in distress on the lake at the mouth of Madison Creek. The Sheriff’s [...]

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By |2019-08-04T19:21:33-05:00August 4th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Geary County authorities rescue two from Milford Lake

Junction City man injured after fleeing KHP on motorcycle

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — A suspect fleeing police on a motorcycle was hospitalized after exiting Interstate 70 and overturning. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 22-year-old Connor Arthur Amiot, of Junction City, was westbound on I-70 Saturday at around 12:40 a.m., fleeing from law enforcement on a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle. After taking exit 301 at a [...]

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By |2019-07-27T09:07:23-05:00July 27th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Junction City man injured after fleeing KHP on motorcycle

KDHE investigating algae treatment performance in Milford Gathering Pond

On a public health advisory warning since June 27, officials initiated a project to treat the Milford Gathering Pond in Geary County for a harmful algal bloom Tuesday, July 23. According to a release by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, they began using a hydrogen peroxide-based algaecide to investigate and demonstrate in-lake treatments [...]

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By |2019-07-25T15:14:27-05:00July 25th, 2019|Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on KDHE investigating algae treatment performance in Milford Gathering Pond