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Junction City police attempting to ID suspect in liquor store armed robbery

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (KSNT) - Junction City Police are looking to identify a suspect involved in a business robbery.Police said the suspect pictured above entered Regelman Liquor Store located at 122 W. 18th Street at around 10:41 Tuesday night displaying a handgun and demanded money.Police tell KSN

KSNT - 2018-07-18 16:31:59

Man found guilty of 2017 murder

Steven Anthony Harris, 39, was charged with the first-degree murder of German Gonzalez-Garcia, 39, and attempted first-degree murder of Adrian Ortega. He was also charged with criminal possession of a firearm by a felon.

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-07-19 15:45:00

1 injured in crash on US-77

One person was injured after a two-vehicle crash on US-77 Wednesday night that caused one car to flip and catch fire.The crash occurred about 7 miles south of Junction City at 9:30 p.m., according to a report by the Kansas Highway Patrol. Both vehicles were headed south on US-77.A 2003 Pontiac Grand

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-07-19 15:18:00

Severe Thunderstorm north Lyon County

A severe thunderstorm is reported 9 miles north of Bushing heading east at 50 mph, with quarter-size hail and 80 mph wind gusts. Take cover.At 2:25 p.m., Doppler radar was tracking thunderstorms along a line extending from 3 miles northeast of White City to near Wilsey to 9 miles southeast of Lincol

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2018-07-19 19:46:00

3,300+ without power in Manhattan-Junction City area

The day's storms haven't made it all of the way through northeast Kansas at this time as southeastern Geary Co., eastern Riley Co., northeastern Morris Co., western Shawnee Co, Wabaunsee Co., Pottawatomie Co., and southwestern Jackson Co. were under a sever thunderstorm warning until 3:15 p.m.

WIBW - 2018-07-19 15:08:00

Clay Center woman saves two children from hot vehicle

"There was a van parked a couple stalls away from me, and the windows were down maybe five to six inches but I didn't see any adult," said Kemp.

KSNT - 2018-07-18 17:08:56

Kansas man faces 50-years in prison for fatal shooting - The Salina Post

On Thursday, a Riley County jury found 39-year-old Steven Harris of Manhattan guilty of second-degree murder with intention, attempted second-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm for the 2017 death of 39-year-old German Gonzalez-Garcia, according to Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerso

SALINAPOST.COM - 2018-07-19 20:01:38

County approves state funds for WIC

Riley County commissioners on Thursday approved $896,653 in state funds for the local WIC program for the 2019 fiscal year.WIC, which stands for Women, Infants and Children, provides supplemental food and nutrition education for low-income pregnant or postpartum women, and for children up to 5 years

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-07-19 21:00:00

Under New Kan. Foster Care System, Major Agencies Still Can’t Turn Away Same-Sex Parents - The Salina Post

At a Monday gathering of the state’s Child Welfare System Task Force, DCF secretary Gina Meier-Hummel said her department will also directly reimburse child placing agencies when the new system takes effect in July 2019. Under the current system, that work is usually done through a contractor.

SALINAPOST.COM - 2018-07-19 18:09:10

RCPD seeks information about attempted Taco Bell robbery

Employees said two black men wearing ski masks tried to rob Taco Bell, 1155 Westport Drive, at 1:50 a.m. The men are described as around 6 feet tall with medium builds. They left the scene before police arrived.

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-07-18 21:00:00

City amends pet license ordinance

The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved an amended pet license ordinance Tuesday, although administrators indicated it’s not as strong as it could be.“I think this is a good step,” assistant city manager Kiel Magnus said. “It’s not the ultimate step.”The amendment increases license fees,

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-07-18 21:00:00

TSA finds loaded gun at MHK

RCPD would be responsible for any criminal charge, and TSA has the authority to levy a civil penalty of up to $13,000 against a passenger who brings a firearm to the checkpoint.

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-07-18 21:00:00

Local agencies shut down Manhattan High School for active shooter training

The training includes Riley County Police, Manhattan Fire, Riley County EMS, K-State Police and more. The program looks to teach agencies how to work together in the event of an active violence emergency.

KSNT - 2018-07-18 12:16:06

Sheriff: One victim in SW Kan. shooting uncooperative - The Salina Post

Just before 5:30a.m. Sunday, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 2515 West Jones, Garden City in reference to a shooting, according to Sheriff Kevin Bascue.

SALINAPOST.COM - 2018-07-18 11:01:09

Defense argues KBI policy damages evidence

Defense attorneys argued Wednesday morning that a Kansas Bureau of Investigation firearms examiner did not use gloves when he examined shell casings found last May at the scene of a murder in Manhattan, hindering results of the defense’s DNA test.James Stevens, who works for the KBI as a firearm and

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-07-18 21:00:00

RCPD: Six-figure implement stolen from Manhattan equipment company

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW)-An implement worth more than $100,000 was stolen from a Manhattan-area equipment company Sunday.


Sheriff: 2 accused of murder in death of SW Kansas teen - The Salina Post

Just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, at approx. 1:40 a.m., Finney County Sheriff’s Deputies were advised of a shooting that had just occurred in the area of the 1600 block of West Highway 50 near Garden City, according to Sheriff Kevin Bascue.


Old Abilene Town withdraws request for funds

Old Abilene Town withdrew its request for funds from the city of Abilene at a study session of the Abilene City Commission on Monday.Sarah Wilson, secretary/treasurer of Historic Abilene which runs Old Abilene Town, had requested $40,000.She said the request was driven by the long-term goals of rest


Junction City leaders to discuss abolishing the city's pit bull ban

"I don't know how long we've had the ban, probably 20, 25 years it's been in place and I don't believe there's even been any major discussion since then," said Dinkel. "Will they want to move forward with the ordinance? Will they want to move forward with additional study? Will they want to hear fro


Special question addresses jail, courthouse

Photo courtesy Brad HommanDickinson County Commissioners (facing audience) LaVerne Myers, left, and Lynn Peterson meet with several Chapman residents Thursday during a listening tour stop at the Chapman City Office.