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Local Communities to Get Additional COVID Aid

Governor Laura Kelly announced Wednesday amounts of additional federal coronavirus funding smaller communities in the state will be receiving. The monies were to be directed to communities under 50-thousand in population. The relief, which comes from The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), supplies $1.9 trillion for economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic. Riley [...]

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By |2021-06-10T10:51:32-05:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Local Communities to Get Additional COVID Aid

Former Paraprofessional to Face Additional Child Exploitation Charges

The Junction City man arrested late last week on a sexual exploitation of a child charge faces additional charges. Aaron Zachry remains jailed on a bond of 360-thousand dollars after three additional counts of sexual exploitation of a child were put in place against him Wednesday. Riley County Police say the charges were added after [...]

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By |2021-06-10T08:58:01-05:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Former Paraprofessional to Face Additional Child Exploitation Charges

RCPD arrests Junction City man for child sex crimes

Riley County Police arrested a Junction City man Friday on a charge of sexual exploitation of a child. Officers arrested 31-year-old Aaron Zachry after responding to a report of an unwanted person accused of suspicious activity at the pool. An initial investigation revealed Zachry possessed sexual pictures of children on his cell phone. According to [...]

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By |2021-06-05T08:16:06-05:00June 5th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Tags: |Comments Off on RCPD arrests Junction City man for child sex crimes

USD 475 appoints four new principals

The USD 475 school district has appointed four new principals today. Kathleen Brennan was named principal of Fort Riley Middle School, Nicole Perez was named principal of H.D. Karns Innovations Academy, Melisa Burgess was named principal of Morris Hill Elementary, and Kathy Friesen was named principal of Seitz Elementary. Brennan takes on her new role as [...]

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By |2021-06-04T10:59:55-05:00June 4th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on USD 475 appoints four new principals

Five injured in Geary County 2-vehicle crash

Five people were injured Monday in a crash east of Junction City. The Kansas Highway Patrol says a vehicle was exiting I-70 at K-18. A southbound vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign while the other car was attempting a left turn, causing a collision. The driver of the first vehicle, 27-year-old Justin Finch [...]

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By |2021-06-01T11:37:54-05:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Five injured in Geary County 2-vehicle crash

Geary County man convicted in murder-for-hire plot

A Geary County man has been convicted on a slew of charges for his role in a murder for hire plot. According to the Attorney General’s office, 31 year old Samuel Ibarra-Chu was found guilty folowing a five day jury trial of 21 charges including two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Sentencing has [...]

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By |2021-05-04T14:58:11-05:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Geary County man convicted in murder-for-hire plot

Local warnings issued as Oxy laced with Fentanyl is on increase

The Junction City and Geary County Drug Operations Group is warning that counterfeit OxyContin pills laced with Fentanyl have been seen at an increasing rate in the region. These pills are stamped to match the appearance of OxyContin, but carry a potency between 50 to 100 times that of morphine. Overdoses and deaths have increased [...]

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By |2021-05-03T13:50:36-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Local warnings issued as Oxy laced with Fentanyl is on increase

Jackson named principal at Junction City High School

A new principal has been named at Junction City High School. The USD 475 school board announced Tuesday the hiring of Merrier Jackson, whose served as the school’s interim principal since November. Jackson took over following the indefinite suspension of former principal Melissa Sharp, after a student complained Sharp asked her to remove her Islamic [...]

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By |2021-04-21T06:57:17-05:00April 21st, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Jackson named principal at Junction City High School

JCPD & USD 475 conduct active shooter tabletop simulation to develop prevention strategies

* Due to the sensitive nature of highlighting specific issues or obstacles with security, response times, and other force protection matters tied to the findings of the tabletop simulation, media outlets were not given notes/documents about matters known preemptively, or after the exercise was complete. * The Junction City Police Department conducted a tabletop simulation, [...]

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By |2021-04-14T22:13:31-05:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on JCPD & USD 475 conduct active shooter tabletop simulation to develop prevention strategies

Moran applauds $24.4 million grant for new elementary school at Fort Riley

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) is applauding a new $24.4 million Department of Justice grant that will help replace Jefferson Elementary on Fort Riley. “When we brag about Fort Riley to the Department of Defense, to the Army, when we seek new opportunities for, for example, we continue to advocate for an additional brigade at [...]

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By |2021-04-13T14:26:35-05:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Moran applauds $24.4 million grant for new elementary school at Fort Riley
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