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NBAF project presses forward despite government shutdown

MANHATTAN — While there may currently be no end in sight for the federal government shutdown, things are progressing at the National Bio and Agro Defense facility. During KMAN’s In Focus, Dr. Ken Burton, NBAF Coordinator for USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) noted some good planning by both the U.S. Department of [...]

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By | 2019-01-04T15:02:23-06:00 January 4th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on NBAF project presses forward despite government shutdown

Sen. Pat Roberts to retire, setting stage for open seat race in 2020

MANHATTAN — Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) announced plans for his future during a news conference Friday morning at the Kansas Department of Agriculture headquarters in Manhattan. The 82-year-old Republican chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee and has been known by some of his colleagues of reaching across the aisle to get things done. Roberts credited the bipartisan [...]

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By | 2019-01-04T13:33:57-06:00 January 4th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Sen. Pat Roberts to retire, setting stage for open seat race in 2020

Health officials urge public to vaccinate as peak flu season arrives

MANHATTAN — Flu season is here and local health officials are re-emphasizing the need to get your flu shot. During KMAN’s In Focus Wednesday, Riley County Health Department Clinic Supervisor Leslie Campbell says while a vaccination doesn’t guarantee you won’t get sick, it is better than the alternative. Flu season generally begins in September and [...]

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By | 2019-01-03T15:19:40-06:00 January 3rd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Health officials urge public to vaccinate as peak flu season arrives

Update: Christmas killing in JC being tried as contract killing

Update 1:30 p.m. 1/7/19 The murder of a Junction City woman is being handled as a contract killing, according to a release by Geary County Attorney Krista Blaisdell on Monday. Mashaun Baker, 33, is charged with first degree murder and is suspected of hiring Dion Green to kill 31-year-old Jenna Schafer. Green, 33, is charged [...]

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By | 2019-01-07T10:41:54-06:00 January 3rd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Update: Christmas killing in JC being tried as contract killing

Via Christi welcomes first baby of 2019

MANHATTAN — Baby watch 2019 officially came to an end in Manhattan Wednesday. Via Christi Hospital announced that baby Vincent was born at 11:22 a.m. Jan. 2 to mother Cheyenne Russell of Junction City. The baby was the first delivered at the hospital in 2019. Vincent came in weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was [...]

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By | 2019-01-03T07:47:45-06:00 January 3rd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Via Christi welcomes first baby of 2019

Manhattan man arrested for offender registration violation

MANHATTAN — A Manhattan man is in custody after Riley County Police say he violated the terms of his offender registration. Samuel Sargent Kempf, 42, was arrested Wednesday in the 1100 block of Vattier on a charge of violating offender registration, second conviction. A search of the Kansas Offender Registry finds that Kempf was convicted [...]

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By | 2019-01-03T07:22:26-06:00 January 3rd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan man arrested for offender registration violation

KDHE lifts McFarland boil advisory

McFARLAND — There’s some good news for residents of the small Wabaunsee County community of McFarland. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a boil water advisory that was initially issued Christmas Eve, due to a loss of pressure. Laboratory testing samples collected from the City of McFarland indicated no evidence of contamination [...]

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By | 2018-12-28T11:53:48-06:00 December 28th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on KDHE lifts McFarland boil advisory

Manhattan crews battle fire at boot store

MANHATTAN — No injuries have been reported after a fire broke out Friday morning at Manhattan’s Short Go Boot Outlet, at 420 Tuttle Creek Blvd. Manhattan Fire crews were called to the scene sometime before 6 a.m. and the building was fully engulfed. As of 7 a.m. the fire was still an active scene but [...]

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By | 2018-12-28T07:27:02-06:00 December 28th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan crews battle fire at boot store

Missouri man arrested after pursuit in Geary, Dickinson counties

JUNCTION CITY — One person is behind bars in Geary County after eluding officers on a high speed pursuit Wednesday afternoon. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office says Scott Keady of Kansas City, Missouri was arrested on multiple charges including flee and elude, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia and stolen property. [...]

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By | 2018-12-27T14:29:56-06:00 December 27th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Missouri man arrested after pursuit in Geary, Dickinson counties

Public hearing scheduled in Manhattan for proposed Industrial Hemp regulations

MANHATTAN — A public hearing is scheduled next month in Manhattan to consider the adoption of proposed regulations for the Industrial Hemp Research Program. Due to the passage of Senate Bill 263 by the 2018 Kansas Legislature, the Kansas Department of Agriculture is proposing the promotion of new rules and regulations relating to the research [...]

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By | 2018-12-27T14:09:45-06:00 December 27th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Public hearing scheduled in Manhattan for proposed Industrial Hemp regulations