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Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of 'abyss'
MARIUPOL, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Separatists attacked a Ukrainian national guard base overnight and Kiev said three of them were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-Russian uprising, accompanied by tough words from Vladimir Putin that overshadowed crisis talks...
U.S. jobless claims, factory data give economy some shine
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels last week and factory activity in the Mid-Atlantic region accelerated in April, painting a bright picture of the economy...
California city evacuation lifted after military ordnance found
(Reuters) - An evacuation order was lifted in a California city on Thursday after a piece of potentially explosive "military ordnance" reported in its business district was rendered safe, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said...
Divers struggle in search for South Korean ferry survivors
MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized 36 hours ago...
Search for Malaysia jet refocuses on drone scans of sea floor
PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Footage taken by a deep-sea drone should determine sooner than previously thought whether a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean is the final resting place of a missing Malaysian jetliner, Australian search authorities said on Thursday...
Movie/TV Reviews
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
13 Sins: Film Review
Mark Webber stars opposite Ron Perlman in Daniel Stamm's horror suspenser. read more
Heaven Is For Real: Film Review
Greg Kinnear stars in the adaptation of the Christian book. read more
Cool tech
Germany's SAP braced for continued currency crunch
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German business software maker SAP warned on Thursday that it expects the negative impact of the strong euro to worsen after reporting lower than expected first-quarter results...
Nokia suspends European tablet sales due to charger fault
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia has suspended sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet in some European countries while it fixes a fault with charger units which it said on Thursday could pose a risk of causing an electric shock...
Google misses revenue target, ad prices slide
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's first-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued to decline, underscoring the challenges Internet companies face as the world shifts toward mobile devices...

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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»
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Janke selected as Assistant Fire Chief, Emergency Management Director of Geary County

Curt Janke has been named as the Geary County Assistant Fire Chief and the Assistant Emergency Management Director. He will begin his duties Wednesday....Full Story»
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Chapman receives $300,000 development grant

CHAPMAN — The city has been awarded a Community Improvement Grant of $300,000 through the Kansas Small Cities Communities Development Block Grant Program....Full Story»
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USD 473 OKs upgrades to phone systems

CHAPMAN — Calling the phone system throughout half of Unified School District 473 facilities "atrocious" and citing an extreme need for new windows at Rural Center Elementary School, officials are readying for some improvements this summer....Full Story»

Area Sports

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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.
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Jays roll past Highland Park 10-0

Junction City senior Abby Cullen met sophomore Dezarae Smith’s corner kick right around the penalty spot. With one touch, Cullen elevated the ball above the Highland Park goalkeeper into the top of the netting for the Blue Jays 10th goal of the evening just seconds after intermission.

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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First lady to speak at Topeka schools’ graduation

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Michelle Obama plans to give the commencement address for the graduation ceremony for Topeka’s high schools on May 17.
The White House announced the first lady’s

Motion to dismiss 1997 rape case is denied

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 40-year-old man will go on trial for the second time on charges that he raped a University of Kansas student in 1997.
On Wednesday, Douglas County Judge Michael Malone denied

City clerk gets probation for stealing from town

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The former city clerk of a tiny southeast Kansas community was spared prison but ordered to the repay the almost $60,000 she embezzled from her town and church.
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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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X-Men: Days of Future Past Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Abusing 17-Year-Old Boy in 1999
In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer was accused of drugging and raping a 17-year-old boy in 1999, according to court documents...
Robert Pattinson Gets Left for Dead, Helps Guy Pearce Seek Vengeance in The Rover Trailer--Watch!
The Rover released a teaser trailer in January, and now the first full-length look at the film is here! The movie, starring Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce, has been chosen as an Official...
Kristen Bell to Guest Star on Once Upon a Time?! Plus, Kristin Chenoweth Is on Board for Pushing Daisies Musical!
Princess Anna said it herself: "This is amaaaaaaaaaazing!" There is talk of Kristen Bell bringing her Frozen role to Once Upon a Time, and for the record, we are so not gonna let...
Ellie Goulding Compares Coachella vs. "Messy" U.K. Music Festivals on Chelsea Lately--Watch Now!
Ellie Goulding killed it on stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif...
Khloé Kardashian Shares New Pic of "Angel" Niece North West in Winged Onesie
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Every Time Kourtney Kardashian Made Scott Disick Hot and Bothered--Watch the Supercut Now!
Hot mama! Scott Disick can't keep his hands off of Kourtney Kardashian! After eight years and two children, Disick is more in love with his girlfriend than ever—and this...
Is It Finally Time to Stop Asking About a Friends Reunion? Creators Say...
Your dreams of a Friends reunion will have to continue to be just that: dreams. In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, Friends co-creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane discussed the series...
Prince George Receives First Marriage Proposal During the Royal Tour--See the Adorable Pics!
Prince George is officially the youngest most eligible bachelor around, thanks to one little lovely lady asking the 8-month-old to be his wife...
Lamar Odom Signs With New York Knicks--Get the Details
Lamar Odom is returning to his New York roots. The 34-year-old forward signed with the New York Knicks for the remainder of the season on Wednesday, the NBA team announced shortly before...
Miley Cyrus Tweets Photo From Hospital Bed, Says She "Can't Quit Crying"
Understandably, Miley Cyrus is not enjoying her hospital stay. After an "absolutely horrible reaction" to medication sent the pop star to the hospital on Tuesday and forced her to...

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