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JCPD arrest woman in connection to August fentanyl-related death

Junction City Police on Thursday arrested a woman in connection to the death of a 19-year-old woman last August. Police charged 22-year-old Alyzah Benitez, of Junction City, with distribution of a controlled substance causing great bodily harm or death. The arrest follows a nearly six month investigation into the death of Caytlin Hinkle. Police say [...]

By |2023-01-27T06:44:08-06:00January 27th, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on JCPD arrest woman in connection to August fentanyl-related death

Junction City Police investigating death of 18-year-old as a homicide

Junction City Police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old Ogden man as a homicide. Officers were dispatched to the 2700 block of Forte Avenue just after 1 p.m. and located the body of Carson Simon, a white male. It is unclear how Simon died. Police are seeking information in reference to the investigation or [...]

By |2023-01-06T22:00:31-06:00January 6th, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Junction City Police investigating death of 18-year-old as a homicide

Inaugural 15 Under 40 Class chosen by Junction City, Manhattan, and Wamego Chambers of Commerce

There’s no shortage of young professionals in Riley, Pottawatomie, and Geary Counties. But the Junction City, Manhattan, and Wamego Chambers of Commerce took on the challenge of choosing 15 professionals to recognize for making a difference in their communities.  They must first be nominated to be considered for the recognition; be at least 18 but [...]

USD 475 to commit $15 million in hopes of landing federal grant for early childhood center

USD 475 school board members are moving forward with an application for a federal defense community infrastructure program (DCIP) grant to help fund a future early childhood education center proposed on the site of the former Junction City High School. Results likely won’t be known until August. Board members Thursday expressed frustration about how district [...]

By |2022-12-10T10:41:47-06:00December 10th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on USD 475 to commit $15 million in hopes of landing federal grant for early childhood center

Police arrest two after fentanyl, crack cocaine seized in Junction City

Two Junction City men were arrested Wednesday after police seized over 2,500 counterfeit prescription pills, believed to be fentanyl, and over 13 grams of Crack Cocaine, while serving a search warrant in the 600 block of West 4th Street. The Junction City Police Department says 49-year-old Juan Castro and 35-year-old Justin West are charged with [...]

By |2022-12-08T19:34:38-06:00December 8th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Police arrest two after fentanyl, crack cocaine seized in Junction City

One person dies in Junction City mobile home fire

Authorities in Junction City say one person died in a mobile home fire early Monday. According to a release from the Junction City Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched to 948 Grant Ave. shortly before 1 a.m. to a mobile home fully engulfed with fire at lot 381. Firefighters found one person dead inside the home. [...]

By |2022-11-28T12:50:17-06:00November 28th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on One person dies in Junction City mobile home fire

Junction City man arrested amid weekend stabbing investigation

One person is behind bars after a stabbing incident in Junction City Sunday, which left one person with serious injuries. Junction City Police say 47-year-old Alexius Mims is charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery. Officers were called out to a residence in the 400 block of West 18th Street at around 7 a.m. Sunday. [...]

By |2022-11-21T06:50:23-06:00November 21st, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Junction City man arrested amid weekend stabbing investigation

2022 Mid-Term Election Results

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By |2022-11-08T17:42:41-06:00November 8th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2022 Mid-Term Election Results

USD 475 tables action on site location for proposed early childhood center

USD 475 board members will wait until next week to decide on a site for a proposed new early childhood center. The board met Monday and removed from its agenda a staff recommendation for the board to approve the retention of the former Junction City High School site, at 900 Eisenhower Drive, for the proposed facility. [...]

By |2022-11-08T14:09:16-06:00November 8th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on USD 475 tables action on site location for proposed early childhood center

Man accused of slashing tires on nearly a dozen Geary County Sheriff’s Office vehicles

Geary County Sheriff’s Office vehicles were the target of vandalism early Thursday morning when 11 patrol units had their tires slashed, according to authorities. Those vehicles were parked in the lot at 9th and Franklin Streets in Junction City. Security video showed 36-year-old Justin Nienhaus, of Grandview Plaza, as the perpetrator. He was arrested by [...]

By |2022-10-28T07:16:33-05:00October 28th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Man accused of slashing tires on nearly a dozen Geary County Sheriff’s Office vehicles
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