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Investigators Allege Abuse in Order Suspending JC Day Care’s License

Physical assaults of children in their care have resulted in a Junction City day care’s license suspended upon recommendation by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Investigators toured Little Rainbow Day Care Home April 28th. In the license suspension order, investigators said they witnessed one toddler being struck in the face by an adult, [...]

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By |2021-05-05T11:41:01-05:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Investigators Allege Abuse in Order Suspending JC Day Care’s License

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

Geary County to hold mass-vaccination site in Junction City

Geary County has announced that it will hold a mass-vaccination site in Junction City this Saturday. Geary County Emergency Management is coordinating with KDHE, Hy-Vee and USD 475 to distribute a total of 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines this Saturday to those eligible during Phase 2 of the state’s vaccine distribution plan. The event will take place [...]

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By |2021-03-04T20:26:27-06:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Geary County to hold mass-vaccination site in Junction City

Junction City suspect accused of injuring woman, crashing into occupied vehicle

A Junction City man is jailed in Riley County on multiple charges following a scuffle at Heritage Ridge Apartments Wednesday night, near CiCo Park in Manhattan. According to RCPD, 28-year-old Brandon Lee Gibson injured a 27-year-old woman and then crashed his vehicle into a pickup belonging to a 19-year-old woman. Two 18-year-old men were inside [...]

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By |2021-03-04T13:05:20-06:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Junction City, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Junction City suspect accused of injuring woman, crashing into occupied vehicle

KBI investigating after man found dead at Geary County Detention Center

The Kansas Bureau of Investigations is investigating after a man was found dead in a jail cell at the Geary County Detention Center. Junction City Fire/EMS personnel and Geary County Sheriff’s deputies reported to the detention center at about 6 a.m. Wednesday in response to an unresponsive male. The man, who was identified as 41-year-old [...]

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By |2021-03-03T14:44:14-06:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on KBI investigating after man found dead at Geary County Detention Center

Fire reported at Junction City steakhouse early Wednesday

A popular steakhouse restaurant caught fire early Wednesday morning. Junction City firefighters were called out around 4:30 a.m. to Munson’s Prime at 426 Goldenbelt, just north of Interstate 70. The building was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on scene. A fire official tells KMAN firefighters were able to bring the fire under control just before [...]

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By |2021-02-24T07:12:45-06:00February 24th, 2021|Categories: Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Fire reported at Junction City steakhouse early Wednesday

Power in short supply, possible controlled outages ahead

Residents in Wamego and Clay Center are being asked to conserve energy during this extreme cold weather. Kansas Electric Cooperative reported Monday morning their Southwest Power Pool (PPP) was in a Level three energy emergency alert. This pool is used by Bluestem Electric for Wamego and Clay Center. Level 3 may mean implementing controlled outages [...]

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By |2021-02-15T13:06:11-06:00February 15th, 2021|Categories: Clay County, Fort Riley, Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, State News, Wabaunsee County, Wamego|Tags: |Comments Off on Power in short supply, possible controlled outages ahead
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