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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 20, 2014

    Trial set in rice seed theft case

    A jury trial has been set for two scientists from China accused of taking rice seed samples from a Junction City research facility and passing them to a delegation visiting from China. The trial is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 14, 2015, and is expected to take 30

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 20, 2014

    Police respond to 15 weather-related accidents

    The Riley County Police Department responded to 15 vehicle accidents Thursday morning as weather conditions made for slippery roads. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said only two of the 15 accidents resulted in medical transport for non-life threatening injuries. Droge said the accidents occurred all over

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 19, 2014

    Why you got the alert

    Some Manhattanites might have received an Amber Alert for 10-year-old Hailey Owens in Springfield, Mo., Tuesday night on their phones, but the communication system had an apparent glitch. The girl was abducted near her home around 5 p.m., and an Amber Alert was sent to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 19, 2014

    Riley County police prep for Fake Patty’s Day

    The Riley County Police Department is ready for Fake Patty’s Day. Police administration and Riley County law board members discussed the issue at a meeting Tuesday. “We’re ready for it. We don’t have any real changes in the plans from last year,”

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 19, 2014

    Police confirm murder victim’s identity

    Police have confirmed that a body they found in rural Geary County last week is that of Amanda Clemons of Junction City, and they believe the death was a homicide, according to a report from the Junction City Police Department. Clemons, 24, went missing Feb. 10 when

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 19, 2014

    Manslaughter suspect in court

    Garrett Olson, 22, of Leonardville, appeared in court Tuesday afternoon for for the scheduling of a preliminary hearing in the death of a 17-year-old boy. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, April 4 in Riley County District Court. Olson is charged with involuntary manslaughter

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 16, 2014

    Murder suspects held on $1 million bond

    JUNCTION CITY —Three suspects arrested last week in connection with the death of a Junction City woman are each confined on a $1 million bond. Larry Anderson, 25, Manhattan; Drexel Woody, 23, Fort Riley; and Marryssa Middleton, 22, Colorado, are confined in the Geary County Jail. The three were

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | February 13, 2014

    Bremen man killed in crash

    A Bremen man died after a two-vehicle collision two miles west of Marysville on Wednesday. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report, around 6:40 p.m. Craig A. Moehlenbrink, 48, was struck by Sherilyn K. Pacha, 48, of Herkimer, after she failed to yield the right of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 13, 2014

    Body found in Geary County

    A body matching the description of a missing Junction City woman has been found, Junction City police said Thursday, and two people have been arrested in connection with the case. JCPD detectives, working with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, found the body of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | February 12, 2014

    Book fraud costs local store $830

    Several people allegedly selected books from Varney’s Book Store this month and took them to the store’s counter to be bought back. The store, 623 N. Manhattan Ave., reported the theft to the Riley County Police Department on Monday. Owner Steve Levin said up

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