News Briefs: Oct. 30


The Riley County Police Department is investigating an apparent homicide. According to a media release from the RCPD, a call came in at approximately 12:30 p.m. Saturday to report a body in the rural area of southern Riley County. The victim has been identified as Carrie Alicia Jones, 48, of Junction City. An initial investigation determined Jones to be a homicide victim.

In a flurry of tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump called the federal investigation into potential Russian interference in the 2016 election a political “witch hunt.” Meanwhile, according to ABC News, special counsel Robert Mueller and his team are seeking charges against one unidentified person, with an indictment announcement possibly coming as early as Monday. The president’s lawyer said the tweets are not related to the special counsel’s investigative actions. In the same series of tweets, Trump said there is Republican “anger” regarding a lack of investigation into the Democrats funding an investigation into links between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.

In Barcelona, the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, thousands of anti-independence protesters gathered Sunday. According to CNN, the demonstration was in response to the Catalan parliament’s vote for the “unilateral independence” of the region from Spain. The crowd of 300,000 converged on the Passeig de Gracia shopping district, demanding the imprisonment of Carles Puigdemont, the deposed leader of Catalonia who spearheaded the independence movement. Meanwhile, the national government in Spain’s capital, Madrid, took measures to kill the independence movement by breaking up the region’s government and calling for surprise elections in December.

Hey, hi, hello! I’m Rachel Hogan, the copy chief for The Collegian. I’m a senior in journalism from Olathe, Kansas. When I’m not at work in the newsroom, I like to spend my time cuddling with my dog, working as a barista and laughing with my friends.