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Gibson sentenced to life in death of 3-month-old baby

A Manhattan man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend’s baby. The Manhattan Mercury reports that 28-year-old Andrew Gibson must serve 25 years of his sentence for first-degree murder in the May 2016 death of 3-month-old Serenity Reich before becoming eligible for parole. He also was sentenced Thursday to three years [...]

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By | 2018-07-13T10:53:42-05:00 July 13th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Gibson sentenced to life in death of 3-month-old baby

Man dies after trying to walk across I-70 east of Manhattan

Authorities say a 21-year-old man died while trying to walk across Interstate 70 during the early morning hours Sunday. The crash east of Manhattan forced the closure of I-70 for a couple hours after it happened shortly before 4 a.m. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Matthew Bailey of Mayetta died after he was struck by [...]

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By | 2018-07-09T10:40:49-05:00 July 9th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Man dies after trying to walk across I-70 east of Manhattan

Kansas Board of Regents approve tuition increases for universities

TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents has approved tuition and fee increases for all six public universities, citing a need to keep pace with rising costs and declining state support. K-State is increasing its tuition by 1.1 percent after it announced in May a budget cut of $15 million for FY2019. Full-time resident undergraduate [...]

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By | 2018-06-21T12:34:25-05:00 June 21st, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Kansas Board of Regents approve tuition increases for universities

Man sentenced in 2016 crash that killed Junction City mother, kids

A Texas man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for causing the 2016 crash deaths of a Junction City mother and her two children on Interstate 70. The Wichita Eagle reports that 45-year-old Steven Johnson, of Houston, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in March to one count of second-degree murder [...]

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By | 2018-06-04T12:58:43-05:00 June 4th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Man sentenced in 2016 crash that killed Junction City mother, kids

Man stationed at Fort Riley drowns at Milford Lake

JUNCTION CITY — Authorities say a 28-year-old soldier drowned at Milford Lake during the holiday weekend. Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf says Jonathan Rivera, of Grandview Plaza, tried to swim across a cove at the south end of the lake but became exhausted and went under water. Authorities do not believe the drowning is suspicious. [...]

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By | 2018-05-29T11:06:57-05:00 May 29th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Man stationed at Fort Riley drowns at Milford Lake

Hales give $500K to K-State library renovation

Kansas State University has received a $500,000 donation toward the renovation of the first floor of the campus’ main library. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the donation comes from the children of Joyce and H.D. “Joe” Hale, who were the main donors for a massive 1990s library renovation and addition. A cafe in the new [...]

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By | 2018-04-24T10:23:49-05:00 April 24th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Hales give $500K to K-State library renovation

Sentencing in large marijuana case with Junction City connection

BOSTON (AP) An 80-year-old man who admitted running a sprawling multistate marijuana-dealing operation faces sentencing this week. Marshall Dion pleaded guilty to several charges under a plea agreement with prosecutors. A federal judge postponed Dion’s sentencing scheduled for last month. She asked prosecutors and Dion’s lawyers to submit written arguments on why the proposed sentence

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By | 2016-03-07T07:28:35-06:00 March 7th, 2016|Local News|Comments Off on Sentencing in large marijuana case with Junction City connection

Wamego couple in search of son’s stolen ashes

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) A Wamego couple who recently lost a son to a California hiking accident says their son’s ashes were stolen from a New Mexico motel parking lot. Steven and Kathy Hunt reported the theft on Monday. Authorities say 32-year-old Kyle Hunt was killed in a hiking accident two weeks ago. The couple says

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By | 2016-03-03T07:34:56-06:00 March 3rd, 2016|Local News|Comments Off on Wamego couple in search of son’s stolen ashes

Brownback cuts higher ed after shortfall, blames ‘declining economy’

TOPEKA — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has cut higher education spending by $17 million in response to a shortfall in tax collections for February. Brownback announced Tuesday that he ordered a 3 percent cut in the higher education system’s allocation of state tax dollars under this fiscal year’s budget. The Board of Regents and state universities will

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By | 2016-03-01T16:05:48-06:00 March 1st, 2016|Local News|Comments Off on Brownback cuts higher ed after shortfall, blames ‘declining economy’

Junction City, Wamego newspapers sold to Emporia group

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A group that publishes the Emporia newspaper once edited by late journalism icon William Allen White has bought two family-owned newspapers and a weekly in Kansas. John Montgomery says he plans to retire and has sold the Junction City Daily Union, Abilene Reflector-Chronicle and the weekly Wamego Smoke Signal to Chris

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By | 2016-03-01T15:46:40-06:00 March 1st, 2016|Local News|Comments Off on Junction City, Wamego newspapers sold to Emporia group