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BofA reports first quarterly loss since 2011 on lofty legal bill
(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp reported an unexpected first-quarter loss on Wednesday after it took a $6 billion charge to cover litigation expenses, a figure that far exceeded the legal settlements the No...
GM to seek court protection against ignition lawsuits
(Reuters) - Signaling a tougher stance toward legal claims stemming from its recent recall over faulty ignition switches, General Motors Co said it will ask a U...
Families of missing face agonizing wait after South Korea ferry disaster
JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - For the parents of the many teenagers still missing after the Sewol ferry capsized off the coast of South Korea, the wait for news - good or bad - is almost unbearable...
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...
Movie/TV Reviews
Une Histoire Banale: Film Review
Marie Denarnaud (“Eager Bodies”) stars in this crowdfunded French drama from distaff writer-director Audrey Estrougo (“Leila”)...
The Samurai (Der Samurai): Tribeca Review
Novice German director Till Kleinert's queer thriller, a Tribeca Midnight selection, stars Michel Diercks and Pit Bukowski...
Fargo: TV Review
A dubious idea turns into a shockingly great one as "Fargo" is made into a limited series on FX that gets the Coen brothers' endorsement as it cleverly expands on the film...
Detonator: Film Review
Lawrence Michael Levine, Sophia Takal and Joe Swanberg Benjamin Ellis Fine co star in Keir Politz and Damon Maulucci's debut feature...
Cool tech
Wal-Mart to unveil new service with electronic payments provider
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Wednesday that it will announce a new service with electronic payments provider Euronet Worldwide Inc on Thursday, but gave no other details...
Online dating website Zoosk files for IPO of up to $100 million
(Reuters) - Online dating website Zoosk Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock...
U.S. SEC releases cyber security examination blueprint
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators have unveiled a road map that lays out how they plan to make sure Wall Street firms are prepared to detect and prevent cyber security attacks...

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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»
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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»

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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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.
The Salina Journal (http://bit.ly/1nehnKC

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

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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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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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