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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 18, 2015

    Fugitive nabbed in JC

    With the help of tips submitted by people in the Junction City area, the Junction City Police Department caught a missing fugitive. Arthur Van Tassel, 29, was arrested at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday on a Kansas Department of Corrections warrant for parole violation, on a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | February 17, 2015

    Soldier to serve sentence after completing duty

    A Fort Riley soldier who is guilty of aggravated assault will not face jail time until his military duties are complete, a judge ruled Tuesday morning in Riley County District Court. Sgt. Kevin Flynn, who was 26 at the time of the crime, appeared with counsel

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 15, 2015

    Blaine man dies in crash on K-13

    A man died after his car hit a pickup truck head-on 12 1/2 miles north of Manhattan on Kansas Highway 13. Warren H. Berg, 57, Blaine, was driving a 2000 Dodge Stratus north on K-13 when his car drifted across the center lines of the road and struck a 2013 Chevy

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 15, 2015

    Officers recover $25K in stolen goods

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office recovered on Wednesday over $25,000 in stolen items during two searches of the same St. George residence.  Sheriffs executed the first warrant on Wednesday at 5375 Hopkins Creek Road and found a John Deere riding mower, an ATV and tools that

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 15, 2015

    Officials seek JC fugitive

    A fugitive of the Kansas Department of Corrections Parole Program is believed to be in the Junction City area. Arthur M. Vantassel is a white male, 29, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Vantassel was convicted in 2011 of distribution of hallucinogens and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 13, 2015

    Speed a factor in December accident that killed teenager

    It was cold, and a light mist was falling in early December when a “horrible boom” woke Amanda Gocken. But it wasn’t thunder that she heard, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report on an accident that killed a Marshall County teen. According to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 13, 2015

    Chimney fire causes $10,000 in damage to home

    A chimney fire that spread to a roof caused about $10,000 in structural damage to an area home on Thursday night. Freddie Taylor, the owner of 3212 Shady Valley Drive, was home on Thursday night burning wood in his fireplace. It wasn’t until a neighbor came

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 12, 2015

    Junction City police make arrest in shooting

    Junction City police on Wednesday arrested one of the victims in a Sunday shooting. Jackie Oliver, 42, Junction City, was arrested on the charge of aggravated battery in connection with a shooting incident on Sunday at 805 Grant Ave. He is currently confined on a $25,000 bond at

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 12, 2015

    Information sought on man after incident

    A man approached two 12-year-old students between 2:50 and 3 p.m. on Tuesday as they were taking items to the recycling trailer at St. George Elementary School. One of the students believes the man had questionable contact with him inside the trailer and may have been

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | February 11, 2015

    Labor dept. investigating worker’s death

    The Kansas Department of Labor is investigating the death of a Manhattan city worker after a dirt trench collapsed on him on Friday. William Wiske, 30, of Wamego, died from the injuries he received after he was buried up to his waist in dirt and mud.

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