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Sunken Korea ferry relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead
JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea (Reuters) - Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board...
Current underwater search for Malaysia plane could end within a week
SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - The current underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, focused on a tight 10 km (6...
Reports of gunman at Los Angeles Times building: police
(Reuters) - Police swarmed the Los Angeles Times building late on Friday after receiving a report of a gunman inside and have arrested one person, police said, but no gun was recovered during the incident...
Security threat reported on Detroit-Denver Delta flight
DENVER (Reuters) - A Delta Airlines flight that landed at a Denver airport was directed to a remote taxiway after an unspecified "potential security threat" onboard and passengers were ushered off the plane, but authorities later saw the threat as unlikely to be credible...
UPDATE 4-Security threat reported on Detroit-Denver Delta flight
DENVER, April 18 (Reuters) - A Delta Airlines flight that landed at a Denver airport was directed to a remote taxiway after an unspecified "potential security threat" onboard and passengers were ushered off the plane, but authorities later saw the threat as unlikely to be credible...
Movie/TV Reviews
Circle (Daire): Istanbul Review
Atil Inac's comically black drama depicts two middle-class intellectuals' Kafka-esque descent to social depths in smalltown Turkey...
Sam Smith Does It for Love, Not Money: Concert Review
Buzzed-about U.K. troubadour previews his upcoming debut album in an impressive, emotionally impactful performance...
Transcendence: Film Review
Johnny Depp stars in Wally Pfister's directorial debut. read more
Cool tech
China's ZTE first-quarter profit triples; meets estimate
HONG KONG (Reuters) - ZTE Corp, China's second-biggest telecommunications equipment maker, said first-quarter profit matched its estimate after benefiting from the country's introduction of fourth-generation mobile networks...
Google, IBM results raise questions about other tech-sector companies
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Disappointing results from Google Inc and IBM may unnerve investors shaken by a strong recent selloff in tech stocks, underscoring the challenges the Internet and IT sectors face as corporate report cards come due in coming weeks...
German Amazon workers called out on strike again
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German labor union Verdi has called on workers at online retailer Amazon in Germany to go on strike on Thursday as a long-running pay dispute continues...

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Streetlights coming to Pearl Drive

A once dark part of town may soon see some light. Commissioners approved street light installation on the 1400 block of Pearl Drive and west of Valley View Drive earlier this week....Full Story»

Smith issues statement regarding State of the City address

Editor's note: Junction City Manager Gerald Smith has released the following statement to the Daily Union concerning his State of the City address presented last week....Full Story»
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Riley County Police seeking armed robbery suspect

MANHATTAN — The Riley County Police Department is seeking a man who robbed the Dollar General store on Tuttle Creek Boulevard Wednesday night. Riley County Police are looking for a black male just under 6 feet tall, who was wearing a red sweatshirt and a ballcap with the American flag spread ...Full Story»
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Jazz concert to combine professional players with local students

The C.L. Hoover Opera House is presenting an evening of jazz Tuesday evening. Kansas City’s Rich Wheeler Quintet is headlining a concert with feature performances by jazz bands from Junction City and Fort Riley middle schools and Junction City High School....Full Story»
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Chamber releases additional comments concerning State of the City

The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce released a statement Thursday regarding Junction City Manager Gerald Smith's comments concerning his State of the City address made Tuesday at the Junction City Commission meeting....Full Story»
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Fort Riley, USD 475 host groundbreaking for FRES

FORT RILEY — For Principal Rebecca Lay, spring was the right time to celebrate a new beginning....Full Story»
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Eisenhower students adopt mobile food pantry program

Eisenhower Elementary School adopted Wheels of H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Eat) as a fundraiser and donated a "Tower of Tissue" for families in need....Full Story»
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Junction City commissioners elect new mayor

Junction City Commissioners voted unanimously to elect Commissioner Mike Ryan as Mayor of Junction City. They also voted Commissioner Mick McCallister as Vice-Mayor....Full Story»

Area Sports

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Sweeping the Spartans

The biggest obstacle the Junction City softball team has struggled to avoid this season has been the late innings heroics by its opponents. It looked like the Blue Jays would run into the same trouble against Emporia Friday night.
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New additions have Wildcats excited about upcoming season

MANHATTAN — The Kansas State basketball team gathered one final time Tuesday night to celebrate the achievements of the 2013-14 season at the annual team banquet.
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Soccer suffers first loss of season, 5-2 to Hays

Junction City couldn’t have asked for a better start against Hays on Monday. After struggling out of the gates in their previous matches, the Blue Jays jumped out to a 2-0 lead and seemed in line to chase their opponents off the field for the second consecutive game.

JC Police Blotter

Daily record for March 31

Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 14 arrests and responded to ...Full Story»

Daily Record for March 27

Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 12 arrests and responded ...Full Story»

Daily Record for March 25

Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 16 arrests and responded ...Full Story»

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Athletes should be the real stars of the Winter Olympics

The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Thursday, Feb. 6 If you’re weary of all the buildup to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia — the bare-chested president Vladimir ...more»

The end of the line?

John Schlageck
In some areas of western Kansas the winter wheat crop continues to show signs of stress. Constant windy conditions and a lack of snowfall or other moisture is turning the crop bluish brown in color....more»

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Kansas governor signs technical abortion changes

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed abortion legislation addressing legal issues raised in state and federal lawsuits filed by abortion providers.
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Change of venue sought in girl’s shocking death

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A company that is being sued in the electric shock that led to the death of a 12-year-old Salina girl wants the trial in a lawsuit filed by her parents moved to another county.
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Note leads to police increase at 2 Salina schools

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Security has been beefed up at two Salina high schools after a staff member at one of the schools found a note indicating there would be violence there.
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Jan 21, 2014

Rothlisberg claims quote about OB/GYN services was misconstrued

A quote attributed to State Rep. Allan Rothlisberg about women’s reproductive health services ...Full Story»
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Feb 25, 2014

No one injured in Tuesday evening blaze

No one was injured Tuesday evening following a blaze that destroyed a Junction City home....Full Story»
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Jun 18, 2013

Police seize $800K in I-70 bust

Junction City police Tuesday morning seized $828,220 in what’s believed to be drug proceeds after ...Full Story»
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Jun 19, 2013

Snakes in a hotel

Warning — those with a fear of snakes need not read further. At about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, employees ...Full Story»
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Jun 11, 2013

Lt. Gen. Seitz: Remembering an icon

The messages and stories came quickly and easily. Words about Lt. Gen. Richard J. Seitz were strong ...Full Story»
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Nina Agdal and Jeremy Piven "Definitely Flirting" With Each Other During Charity Event
Is there love in the air or just some friendly competition? E! News learns that there was chemistry between supermodel Nina Agdal and Jeremy Piven during their charity event in New York...
Kardashians Settle Lawsuit Against Robert Kardashian Sr.'s Widow Over Diary and Photo Leak
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Drake Bell Says Justin Bieber "Tried" to Crash His Album Release Party, Adds "There's No Real Beef"
Drake Bell wants to make something clear—Justin Bieber "tried" to crash his album release party...
Miranda Lambert Pitches In to Help at a Dog Adoption!
And they called it puppy love. Miranda Lambert has a passion for pups so it comes as no surprise that she was willing to pull her hair back, roll up her sleeves and provide her star power...
DJ Mia Moretti's Awesome Playlist to Kick Coachella Off Right
New York City DJ Mia Moretti knows how to get the party started. The fashionista and music curator, who can take a trend and spin it into a hot set of songs, took her talents to Coachella...
James Franco Turns 36! Check Out His #Selfies
James Franco turns 36 today—that calls for a selfie! We've been seeing a lot of the Broadway star in the media for both great and not so great recent events...
Kate Hudson Turns 35! Look Back at the Birthday Girl's Hot Bikini Body Through the Years
Happy Birthday, Kate Hudson! The gorgeous actress turns 35 today—but she certainly doesn't look it! The blond bombshell recently revealed she's a fashion hoarder, and as...
Kim Kardashian Looks Pretty in Pink While Grabbing Lunch With Her Grandmother!
Flirty and feminine! Kim Kardashian covered her curves in a girlish look when she put on a darling pink romper and black pumps to join her grandmother Mary Jo Shannon at...
Jennifer Garner Celebrates Her 42nd Birthday at Disneyland With Family!
Jennifer Garner definitely knows how to celebrate! The actress and mother of three turned 42 yesterday and hit Disneyland to party with the beloved Mickey Mouse to enjoy a day at the...
Nina Agdal and Jeremy Piven "Definitely Flirting" With Each Other During Charity Event
Is there love in the air or just some friendly competition? E! News learns that there was chemistry between supermodel Nina Agdal and Jeremy Piven during their charity event in New York...

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Local leaders break ground for new Fort Riley Elementary School

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