LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A former Lawrence banker was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison for his role in a loan scheme that forced several Kansas banks to write off millions of dollars...
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas high school principal has been suspended indefinitely after a student complained last month that she had been asked to remove her Islamic head scarf, known as a...
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been sentenced to two life sentences for the killing of a pregnant Kansas mother who was found dead on Christmas Day in 2018.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Officials at a Kansas high school are investigating after a student was told to remove her Islamic head scarf, known as a hijab, prompting other students to stage a...
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Junction City police say a suspect is jailed after a woman was found dead during the weekend.
Officers responding to a call for a welfare check on Saturday night...
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a second suspect in a Kansas double homicide after finding him in Kentucky.
Junction City, Kansas, police said in a news release Friday...
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating after law enforcement authorities shot and injured a man in Junction City.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas sheriff said he has decided to euthanize one of the department's police dogs after an “unprovoked vicious attack” on its handler.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are blaming fireworks for a blaze that caused an estimated $10,500 in damage to a Junction City duplex.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Junction City man has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the 2018 Christmas killing of a pregnant mother, prosecutors in Kansas said...
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Officers have identified a man who shot himself after a standoff with police in Junction City over the weekend.
The man, Damien S. Julien, 39, of Junction City,...
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Richard Bergen, the artist who built the 22-feet (6.71 meters) bronze statue of a Native American that sits atop the Kansas Statehouse dome, has died. He was 95.
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — One day after a federal judge struck a blow against Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order limiting religious services to 10 worshipers, a Kansas pastor spoke to three times as...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge signaled that he believes there's a good chance that Kansas is violating religious freedom and free speech rights with a coronavirus-inspired 10-person limit on...
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Pit bull supporters are calling for the military town of Junction City to lift its ban of the breed.
The Hays Post reports that Kim Bradney of Legalize Bully JC...
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By now certainly you’ve heard of the unfortunate episode in Herington. It’s been all over the news, nationally and even internationally. That’s because it’s very...
HERINGTON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas police department is apologizing after an officer admitted to making up a story that a McDonald's employee wrote an expletive and the word “pig” on a coffee...
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas police officer has resigned after he admitted to making up a story that a McDonald's employee wrote an expletive and the word “pig” on a coffee cup, the police...
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of two men whose bodies were found near the Milford Lake Dam as a murder-suicide.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the October 2017 death of a confidential drug informant.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first degree murder in the killing of a confidential drug informant whose body was found by deer...
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 24-year-old Kansas woman has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for having child pornography on her phone.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas sheriff already charged with theft has been arrested a second time.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation arrested Geary County Sheriff Anthony Wolf on...
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — About 100 people responded to public pleas to attend the funeral of a 63-year-old Junction City veteran.
Army soldiers and members of the public braved frigid weather Wednesday to attend services for Servando "Kiko" Silva-Jimenez, who served as a medic in the U.S. Army. He died Jan. 15 at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — 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 and 21 months in Geary County. The sentences will run concurrently.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — 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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two men have been charged with capital murder for the alleged contract killing of a pregnant Kansas mother who was found dead on Christmas Day, according to investigators.
Prosecutors allege in a criminal complaint filed Monday that Mashaun Jay Baker hired his co-defendant, Dion Jamel Green, to kill 31-year-old Jenna Schafer. The woman was found dead around 9:30 a.m. in an apartment in Junction City, which is near the Fort Riley military base in central Kansas.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a second person has been arrested in the Christmas Day killing of a mother of two in Kansas.
Junction City police say 33-year-old Mashaun Jay Baker was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of capital murder in the death of 31-year-old Jenna Schafer. Police Capt. Trish Giordano says Schafer was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound around 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 25 in an apartment. Her obituary said she had two daughters.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to killing an 81-year-old former sheriff.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — On a recent Sunday afternoon, the Thurman family and some of their friends visited FroYo in Junction City to celebrate Kourtney's 14th birthday.
Kourtney, two friends and her older sister, Angelina, 15, sat at one table, laughing and talking. Meanwhile, the girls' mom, Priscilla Thurman, her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Thurman, and Alanna Thurman, 9, sat at another table enjoying their frozen yogurt with three family friends.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says it has arrested the Geary County sheriff at his office.
The agency said in a news release that 44-year-old Geary County Sheriff Anthony "Tony" Wolf was arrested Thursday morning.
KBI says the sheriff was arrested for felony theft, for allegedly giving a county-owned firearm as a gift and for misusing public funds.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in a woman's death last year in rural northern Kansas.
The Riley County Police Department says 32-year-old Steven Meredith, of Junction City, was arrested Saturday night on a first-degree murder warrant in the October 2017 death of 48-year-old Carrie Jones, of Junction City. He is jailed on $1 million bond.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Junction City, Kansas, have identified a woman whose body was found last month, and a North Carolina man has been charged in her killing.
Police on Thursday identified the victim as 59-year-old Tamra Ann Gibson of Asheville, North Carolina. She was last seen in Asheville on May 22 and was reported missing on May 24.
The body was found May 28 between two buildings in Junction City. Her car was found burned on June 1 in Laramie, Wyoming.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of immigrant children detained at a facility at the U.S.-Mexico border were getting good food and medical care and appeared to be in good spirits, U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall said Saturday after touring the center he described as a "camp."
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Junction City police are asking the public for help in identifying a deceased woman whose body was found about a month ago.
The body was found May 28 between two buildings in Junction City.
Capt. Trish Giordano says in a news release Wednesday that the body's condition made it difficult to provide specific characteristics to the public.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for causing the 2016 crash deaths of a mother and her two children on Interstate 70 in Kansas.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — 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.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say three people are being investigated after officers seized 350 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 70.
Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf says a drug interdiction team discovered the drug haul during a traffic stop near Junction City on April 5.
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A Junction City woman whose boyfriend died of a drug overdose has been sentenced for drug distribution.
The Salina Journal reports 27-year-old Racheal Moody was sentenced Monday to nearly two years in prison. Prosecutors say she supplied the methadone that her boyfriend, 27-year-old Christopher Allen, overdosed on in October 2015.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Chinese national who lived in Manhattan, Kansas, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiring to steal proprietary rice seeds developed in the U.S. and giving them to visitors from China.
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday announced 51-year-old Weiqiang Zhang's sentence on two counts of conspiracy and one count of interstate transportation of stolen property. He was convicted in February 2017.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Texas man has pleaded guilty to murder and involuntary manslaughter for the 2016 crash deaths of a mother and her two children on Interstate 70 in Kansas.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a written release Wednesday that 45-year-old Steven Johnson, of Houston, pleaded guilty Monday in Geary County District Court to one count of second-degree murder and two counts of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 13-year-old student accused of making a threat at the Junction City Middle School.
Police said in a news release that the teen made a first appearance Tuesday in Geary County District, where he faces criminal threat charges. He was turned over to juvenile authorities after his arrest Monday. Police said in the release that officers were present at the school Tuesday to "let students and staff know we take their safety seriously."
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police are asking the FBI to investigate the nearly 40-year-old disappearance of a 13-year-old girl from the bedroom of her Junction City home.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say at least 30 headstones have been damaged at a cemetery in Junction City.
The Junction City Police Department wrote on its Facebook page that the vandalism happened either late Monday or early Tuesday at Highland Cemetery. The post described what happened as a "horrible act" and is asking anyone with information to come forward. The post says cash awards are available.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a woman's death in rural northern Kansas as an apparent homicide.
The Riley County Police Department said in a news release Sunday that victim was 48-year-old Carrie Alicia Jones, of Junction City. The department received a call Saturday after her body was found in the southern part of the county.
The release didn't say how she died. The investigation is ongoing. Tipsters could receive up to $1,000 for information.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Junction City man who participated in the kidnapping of a woman who was later killed has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
U.S. Attorney Tom Beall says 33-year-old Christopher Pugh was sentenced Tuesday after he admitted that he helped kidnap 24-year-old Amanda Clemons in February 2014.
Pugh was among a group of people who kidnapped Clemons from a Junction City hotel and beat her, while demanding that she pay $300.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man was sentenced to 16 years in prison after admitting in federal court his role in the abduction of a woman who was later killed.
Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall announced the Monday sentencing of 27-year-old Drexel Woody. The former Fort Riley military base resident pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping resulting in death.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has identified the man who was fatally shot by law enforcement officers in Junction City.
The agency said Wednesday that 23-year-old Peter James Robbins was killed outside a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Junction City.
KBI spokeswoman Melissa Underwood says Junction City and Geary County officers responded early Tuesday to a report of an armed disturbance at the Walmart.