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Junction City man ordered to stand trial in killing of drug informant

A judge has found sufficient evidence for a Kansas man to stand trial in the killing of a confidential drug informant whose body was found by deer hunters. The Manhattan Mercury reports that Steven Meredith, of Junction City, was bound over for trial Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder and c


Trial for JC man charged with murder, conspiracy to move forward

A Junction City man allegedly killed a woman because she was an informant he believed might tell police of his role in a drug case. Steven Meredith is accused of the first-degree murder of Carrie Jones, 48, of Junction City.


Weekend winter storm forecast for Kansas

A winter storm system is forecast to descend across Kansas today and Saturday with snowfall averaging between one to four inches in most regions of the state. Heavier snowfall is forecast for far northeast Kansas. Gusty winds, cold temperatures and wind chills are expected across much of the state.


Atty. General asked to aid in Junction City murder prosecutions

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Kansas Attorney General's Office has received a formal request to aid in the capital murder prosecution of two men charged in the killings of a mother and her unborn child, in Junction City, a spokesperson said Tuesday.


Junction City couple to celebrate 50th anniversary with blood drive

Joyce and Tom McRae will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary by hosting a blood drive. The couple will host an open house with the American Red Cross at the Junction City Municipal Building, located at 700 N. Jefferson St. in Junction City, Jan. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Jan. 18 fro


Jan. 18 Face of the Day: Sam Hulett and Josie the dog

Sam Hulett and Josie the dog are a couple of new faces at Midlands Humane Society. Josie is a 6-year-old female Yorkie Terrier mix who is currently available for adoption at the shelter. She just arrived on Wednesday as a shelter transfer from Junction City, Kan., the Geary County animal shelter. Mi


Barista keeps brewing at 80 years old

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) - Some people try to kick their coffee habit. But for one Manhattan resident, she can't seem to quit brewing coffee. The majority of baristas at this Manhattan Starbucks are between 20 and 25 years old. But Shirley M. Wilson is 80 years old.


'To Catch a Predator' Host Chris Hansen Faces Eviction and Divorce After Arrest

The TV journalist allegedly owes $4,000 in rent for his Manhattan apartment after he's arrested for issuing bad checks to cover a $13k tab for merchandise. AceShowbiz - The troubles that Chris Hansen is facing keep coming. After he's arrested for bounced checks, the "To Catch a Predator" host is fac


Blue Jays prepare for tourney, reading session for Dodge City students

The Junction City Blue Jays will be traveling more than 200 miles this weekend to Dodge City to compete in the 76th annual Tournament of Champions. The tournament will run from Thursday, Jan. 17 to Saturday, Jan. 19, and each team will be guaranteed three games. Participating teams include Junction


Region Reimagined director requests commissioners' attendance at weekend retreat

A representative from Region Reimagined spoke with Junction City commissioners Tuesday night in hopes of drawing members to a weekend retreat for the region's economic leaders.


Authorities still investigating Kansas woman’s disappearance

LINCOLN COUNTY, KS (KCTV) – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office are still asking anyone with information related to the disappearance of Glenna Bullard to come forward.


RCPD warns the traffic violation scam is back

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- If you receive an email purportedly from the Riley Co. Police Dept., saying you committed a traffic violation - it's a scam!. RCPD is warning people about the hoax and shared a picture of the bogus email.


Riley County Police: don't fall for this speeding ticket scam

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) - There's an email circulating around the Manhattan area regarding supposed speeding ticket violations that Riley County Police say is bogus. Authorities are warning residents not to fall for it and contact authorities instead.


Petty sees positive advances, despite Lady Blue Jays’ loss to Hayden

The Junction City Lady Blue Jays remained winless this season Tuesday night at Shenk Gymnasium after a meeting with conference opponent Hayden Catholic High School, which beat JC 67-24.


Kansas couple accidentally drops, discharges firearm in Walmart.

HAYS, Kan. (KAKE) - Two suspects have been arrested after a handgun was accidentally dropped and discharged in a local Walmart. At around 6:48 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to multiple calls of shots being fired at the Walmart located at 4301 Vine Street, in Hays. As authorities arrived, peo


Is Jerry's open-mindedness about a Cowboys tie with Sean Payton?

FRISCO - "Deadlines make deals,'' Jerry Jones first started telling me way back in 1990, and the catchphrase is now famously attached to the Dallas Cowboys owner. So as it applies to decisions about the 2019 Cowboys coaching staff, when's the deadline?


Riley County Police are looking for man in connection with aggravated robbery

The Riley County Police Department is attempting to locate a man they believe to be connected to an aggravated robbery. Russell Allen Jr., 37, of Manhattan, is being sought by RCPD in connection to a robbery on Jan. 15 in Manhattan, according to RCPD.


Tyce Brown's late 3-pointer lifts Shawnee Heights at McPherson Invitational

Ken Darting called it the "worst game" his Shawnee Heights boys team had played all year. Fortunately for the T-Birds, they were able to survive such an outing. But just barely.


Nurse sentenced for Medicaid fraud in 3 Kansas counties

A 57-year-old nurse has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for Medicaid fraud and related charges in three Kansas counties. Kathleen Kleuskens, of Ogden, was sentenced Thursday in Pottawatomie County to 21 months in prison. Earlier this month, she was sentenced to 20 months in Clay County


Senate ag chairman will not seek re-election

MANHATTAN, Kan. – After devoting a lifetime to public service, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts will not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2020. He will retire at the end of this term and the 116th Congress.