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Fire continues at Wyoming natgas facility, disrupts supply: Williams
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fire is still raging at Williams Companies Inc's natural gas processing plant in southwestern Wyoming, which exploded on Wednesday afternoon and disrupted regional supplies, the company and local emergency responders said On Thursday...
Zimmer to buy Biomet for $13.35 billion in latest consolidation
(Reuters) - Zimmer Holdings Inc said on Thursday it would buy rival orthopedic products maker Biomet Inc for more than $13 billion, the latest deal in a wave of consolidations in the healthcare industry...
GM posts lower profit after recall; core outlook on target
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Thursday that first-quarter profit tumbled 88 percent after a massive recall due to defective ignition switches, but results still topped expectations on strong pricing for its redesigned pickup trucks in North America and improvement overseas...
Apple's China success sets stage for iPhone 6, new products
(Reuters) - Strong sales of iPhones in China and emerging markets sets the stage for Apple Inc to reap even higher profits after it launches the next iPhone and other new products, analysts said...
Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asia allies
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defense, including of tiny isles at the heart of a row with China, but denied he had drawn any new "red line" and urged peaceful dialogue over the islands...
Movie/TV Reviews
Desert Riders: Film Review
Vic Sarin's documentary recounts the story of how thousands of young boys were trafficked to the United Arab Emirates to serve as camel jockeys...
Irwin & Fran: Film Review
Jordan Stone hangs out with nonagenarian stand-up comic "Professor" Irwin Corey. read more
Not My Type (Pas son genre): Film Review
Emilie Dequenne (“Rosetta,” “Our Children”) stars in writer-director Lucas Belvaux's adaptation of a novel by French writer Philippe Vilain...
Five Mile Lake: Theater Review
An examination of country versus city mores is staged in Orange County. read more
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Cool tech
Burkina watchdog fines cellphone firms $12 million for poor service
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's communications regulator has ordered three cellphone companies to pay 5...
Facebook courts journalists with newswire tool
(Reuters) - Facebook said on Thursday that it has created a newswire tool tailored to journalists, part of a broader effort to be the go-to place for conversation for its 1 billion users...
Rapid7 hires mobile hacking expert Nick Percoco
BOSTON (Reuters) - Security software maker Rapid7 said on Thursday that it has hired Nick Percoco, a security researcher who is well known for his work hacking mobile devices...

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MAC breakfast features presentation on Society of the First Infantry Division

April 24
FORT RILEY — When Ret. Command Sgt. Maj. Buddy Wallace was in the Army, he remembers he often said "no" more than he said "yes." Ever since joining the Society of the First Infantry Division, though, everything has changed.... Click here to read more»
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Brown Bag concerts set to bring Heritage Park to life

April 23
Maintaining a long-standing tradition, the Junction City Arts Council will host Brown Bag concerts in May at Heritage Park. These concerts provide an opportunity for the young musicians at local schools to showcase their talents in free concerts for the community and their peers.... Click here to read more»
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Fort Riley soldier pleads guilty to making false statements to Social Security Administration

April 23
KANSAS CITY —A Fort Riley man has pleaded guilty to making false material statements to the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday.... Click here to read more»

Smith resigning as city manager, placed on administrative leave

April 23
Just two weeks after presenting his State of the City address, Gerald Smith has submitted his letter of resignation as Junction City Manager. ... Click here to read more»
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Rates on the rise?

April 22
Water and wastewater customers in Junction City could see increases in their bills as early as July.... Click here to read more»
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Fort Riley Spouse of the Year up for national award

April 22
Reda Hicks has got your six, Army spouses. As the Fort Riley Spouse of the Year, she knows all about getting things squared away, being Army strong and how Army families keep the Army rolling along.... Click here to read more»
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Improvements at GCH Women's Center continuing

April 22
Improvements at the Geary Community Hospital's Martha K. Hoover Women's Center are continuing, according to CEO Joe Stratton. "We're at a little bit of a lull right now," he said at Tuesday's Geary Community Hospital Board of Trustees meeting.... Click here to read more»
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City Engineering Assistant retiring after 30 years

April 22
After 30 years of drawing maps, maintaining street signs, updating databases and assisting residents with permits, Engineering Assistant Clarence Mahieu is calling it quits.... Click here to read more»

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Royals dominated by Kluber in 5-1 loss to Indians

April 24
CLEVELAND — One by one, the Royals went to the plate and came back empty. Corey Kluber had them flailing and failing. They missed the right-hander's pitches, popped them up or hit weak groundouts against Cleveland's starter.
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Indians trip Royals, 5-3

April 23
CLEVELAND — With seven games still left this month, Jason Kipnis has already surpassed his statistics from last April. That wasn't hard to do. "I set the bar so low," he said.
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Softbal splits with Manhattan

April 22
MANHATTAN — The Junction City softball team learned from its mistakes. After committing costly errors in the bottom of the sixth of the first game, which conceded a three-run lead on their way to a 6-5 loss, the Blue Jays came out in the nightcap determined to remedy the problem.
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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for March 31

April 01
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 14 arrests and responded to 199 incidents in the 72-hour period ending 6 a.m.... Click here to read more»
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Daily Record for March 27

March 27
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 12 arrests and responded to 94 calls in the 48-hour period ending 6 a.... Click here to read more»
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Daily Record for March 25

March 25
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 16 arrests and responded to 157 calls in the 72-hour period ending 6 a.... Click here to read more»

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When government looks more like foe than friend

April 24
By Ben Carson Special to The Daily Union The Cliven Bundy case in Nevada provides many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the people and the government.... Click here to read more»
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Use this world wisely

April 24
This is a special week for those who are involved with the production of food and fiber. It marks the 44th observance of Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22.... Click here to read more»
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Our view: What types of business do we want?

April 24
A site consultant came to town this week to advise the city’s economic developers what types of businesses Junction City and Geary County should pursue.... Click here to read more»

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Around Kansas

Douglas County OKs program for farmers market

April 24
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Douglas County Commission and the city of Lawrence are supporting a pilot project to allow food stamp recipients to double their funds while shopping at farmers’
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Barton County Commissioner dies in plane crash

April 23
GARFIELD, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a county commissioner from western Kansas died when his plane crashed while he was crop dusting.
The patrol says 67-year-old Don Cates, a Barton

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State workers pay an issue for Kansas lawmakers

April 22
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are considering proposals to give state workers a modest pay increase but end their guaranteed longevity bonuses.
The Senate Ways and Means Committee touched

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Rothlisberg claims quote about OB/GYN services was misconstrued

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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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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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The messages and stories came quickly and easily. Words about Lt. Gen. Richard J. Seitz were strong ...Full Story»
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Lindsay Lohan Says Her Last Drink Was "a Long Amount of Time" Ago, but Admits It Was After Leaving Treatment
Honesty is the best policy, right Lindsay Lohan? The actress appeared on the Alan Carr: Chatty Man show today and was completely open about how she's been doing since leaving...
Marc Anthony Wins Big at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards--Plus, Full List of Winners!
It was a special night to honor some of Latin music's biggest names! The 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards were held tonight at the BankUnited Center in Miami, and the show opened up...
Parks and Recreation's Shocking Finale Twist, Grey's Anatomy's Jaw-Dropping Changes and More OMG TV Moments!
Tonight, Parks and Recreation blew us away with a series finale-worthy ending to a stellar season. Honestly, all other TV shows on the air, you could really learn a thing or two from this perfect...
Seth Meyers Picked to Host the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards
Apparently Seth Meyers has fans in high places. Besides Lorne Michaels, that is. Two months into his new gig as Jimmy Fallon's replacement on Late Night, Meyers has...
Best & Worst Dressed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards
Stars heated up the red carpet—literally—at the Bank United Center in Miami, Florida Thursday night for the 2014 Latin Billboard Music Awards...

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