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Willmott discusses "BlacKkKlansman," Junction City

Kevin Willmott said during a lecture at K-State Thursday his Junction City upbringing played a part in why he’s an Academy Award winner. The “BlacKkKlansman” screenwriter — who recently won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay with director Spike Lee and co-writers Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinow


Tip from Kansas authorities leads to Baxter County drug arrests

A tip from authorities in Kansas led to the arrest of three Baxter County residents on multiple drug charges. According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, 48-year-old Dale Lau and 31-year-old Brittany Ealey of Lakeview posted bond late Friday night, and 33-year-old Jonathan Courtney of Mounta


City high school baseball capsules

Top returners — Rory Annand, sr.; Jacob Caudill, sr.; Tegan Engroff, sr.; Parker Jones, sr.; Conner McGehee, sr.; Trent Moran, jr.; Andrew Schmidtlein, jr.; Skyler Specht, so.


Kansas library helps residents expand personal libraries

PITTSBURG, Kan. - Community members headed to a local library to support the Friends group and upcoming programs. Friends of the Pittsburg Library put on the semi-annual book sale Saturday.


With impact seniors gone, Kansas State looks to the future

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cartier Diarra's first thoughts when it was all over turned to Kansas State's three seniors, his teammates who no longer would be once they arrived home in Manhattan.


Man wounded in JC shooting says he was checking on mother of alleged shooter's child

A man who was wounded during a Junction City shooting last summer said he and his cousin — who was also shot, and later died — were checking on a woman who had fought with her child’s father that day.


Police need witnesses in NE Kansas murder to come forward

SHAWNEE COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fatal shooting and on Friday asked the public again for help with the investigation. Just before 9p.m. March 16, police responded to the report of a shooting in the 1100 block of SW Hillsdale Street in Topeka, according to Lt. John Tri


County attorney, police captain discuss human trafficking

Local retirees were recently educated about measures being used to combat human trafficking in Junction City. The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) held its March meeting at the Senior Center in Junction City. The guest speakers for the meeting were Geary County At


State Conservation Commission meeting scheduled for March 25

The State Conservation Commission will meet on March 25. The meeting will take place at 9 a.m. at Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Drive in Manhattan. The meeting is open to the public.


Local Special Olympics athlete wins medal at world games

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Manhattan native Mallory Morris is now a Special Olympics medalist. She went to the Special Olympics Summer World Games for the first time last week. Morris came home with a bronze medal in the one-hundred-meter race. But that wasn't all.


Kansas Farm Bureau on Health Benefit bill

Kansas Farm Bureau regularly surveys members to determine what issues are their biggest challenges, and for the past three years, health-care coverage has been far and away the biggest concern, KFB CEO Terry Holdren said Friday afternoon in an online press conference with members of the Kansas Press


MHS grad graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Lyann L. Toro Cortes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Toro Cortes is the daughter of Carolyn A. Cortes and sister of Georgshua Nieves of Manhattan.


Richard Pitts' new program brings history to life in Flint Hills

What if you could meet Harriet Tubman in person? What if you could see John Brown in the flesh? What if you could hear Frederick Douglass or Clarina Nichols first-hand? The closest this will happen without a time machine is to participate in a living history experience where these characters are dep


10 YEARS AGO ON MARCH 24: Stimulus package bypasses local projects

Twelve projects in the north central district were selected by the Kansas Department of Transportation to receive stimulus funds, but none of those are projects in Clay County.


Explainer: Why Trump's legal woes go beyond the Mueller report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The closure of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election does not mark the end of legal worries for President Donald Trump and people close to him. Other ongoing investigations and litigation are focusing on issues including hi


Mueller's end shifts focus to New York prosecutors

The end of special counsel Robert Mueller ’s investigation is shifting the spotlight to federal prosecutors in President Trump 's hometown. While all eyes this weekend are on the Department of Justice and Mueller’s conclusions, the end of the special counsel’s report won’t finish all of the investig


Manhattan firefighters help as flood threatens Doniphan Co.

DONIPHAN CO., Kan. (KSNT) - The Manhattan Fire Department is providing support in Elwood, Kan. as rising floodwaters continue to threaten the town. Elwood, a town of about 1,200 people, in Doniphan County sits along the Missouri River. The river has reached record levels and has flooded parts of Kan


Police seeking assistant in Mustang theft

The Abilene Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the white 1967 Ford Mustang seen here. The vehicle was taken from Abilene sometime between Sunday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 20. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Abilene Police Department at (785) 263-12


Casino night, 'Aquaman,' Spring Dance and more

Wonder Workshop Program: Tornadoes with Mary Knapp, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, visit wonderworkshop.org, call 785-776-1234 or email wonder@wonderworkshop.org. Wonder Workshop, 506 S. Fourth St.


Extra RCPD officers hitting the streets Friday, looking for drunk drivers

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) — The Riley Co. Police Dept. plans to step up their efforts to keep drunk drivers off the road Friday night. On a gorgeous spring day filled with NCAA tournament basketball, extra officers will hit the streets specifically looking for drivers who are impaired or are committing