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Junction City woman ordered to repay $3,800 in Medicaid fraud charges

WESTMORELAND, Kan. — The Kansas Attorney General’s Office has ordered a Junction City woman to repay more than $3,800 to the Kansas Medicaid Program after pleading to Medicaid fraud-related charges. A guilty plea was submitted in Pottawatomie County District Court in May by 22-year-old Elizabeth Joyce. She pled to one felony count of making a [...]

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Riley County Fair barbecue and parade canceled

This year’s Riley County Fair will be short a couple of longstanding events. The parade and Blue Valley Pork Producer’s barbecue that normally took place on the first night of the fair will not happen this year, according to Riley County Extension Director Gary Fike, who stopped by KMAN’s In Focus. Fike explains why the [...]

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Fort Riley says truck hauling military munitions involved in Friday crash on I-70

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — Fort Riley officials say a semi-trailer transporting military munitions between U.S. Army arsenals was involved and disabled in the Friday morning crash along I-70 that closed the westbound lanes for several hours. The crash occurred sometime after 6 a.m. near the Grandview Plaza exit after it and another semi crashed into [...]

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Katt hired as Wamego High principal

WAMEGO — There will be a new principal walking the halls of Wamego High School this fall. Kale Katt was introduced Monday to the USD 320 Wamego School Board by Superintendent Tim Winter. Applications were accepted through July 3 following the June 19 resignation of former principal Chad Brecheisen. Winter says they made a great [...]

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Livestock producers receive warning from K-State veterinarian on heat severity on their cattle

With the intense heat this summer, it is going to be a little harder on livestock producers to keep their cattle hydrated. Kansas State University beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff is giving all the livestock producers a heads up by saying how much water cattle need. “The question always comes up, ‘how much water do these [...]

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Wamego man sentenced to 13 years for murder of teenager

A Pottawatomie County District Judge has ordered 24-year-old Cody Lamia-Beck to serve 13 years in prison for his role in the 2018 murder of a Wamego teenager. Judge Jeff Elder read the sentence in Pottawatomie County District Court Friday morning. According to County Attorney Sherri Schuck, the 156 month sentence is the maximum sentence under [...]

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Manhattan, Riley County eye 18 dams to reduce impact of Wildcat Creek

Manhattan and Riley County are looking at the possibility of building a series of 18 dams around the county — two of which would be on Fort Riley land — that based on preliminary estimates could reduce peak flows on Wildcat Creek by 30 percent during a 100-year flood. According to Joe File of Wood [...]

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Flood Warning issued for Big Blue River near Manhattan

As dry conditions continue, conditions at Tuttle Creek Reservoir are improving. As of Thursday afternoon, the lake level was slightly over 1,125 feet, with outflow increasing from 22,000 cubic feet per second up to 25,000 cfs. The three-day forecast shows that level dropping to 1,122.31. As the water level comes down, the Big Blue River [...]

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USD 383 names new Director of Teaching and Learning

USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden Schools has announced a new Executive Director of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Paula Hough was announced as the new director following approval at Wednesday’s school board meeting. She currently serves as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Holton USD 336, a positon she’s held since last year. She also has past [...]

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Seven-phase road project on Henry Drive at Fort Riley starts Monday, continues through March

Motorists around Fort Riley are advised to be cautious and possibly consider alternate routes due to planned construction to begin Monday, July 22. Starting the 22nd, traffic on Henry Drive will be reduced to one lane and controlled with a signal from the Kansas River bridge to the railroad bridge for pavement repair, with completion [...]

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