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Suspect in detainee slayings expected to plead at Fort Leavenworth

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Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(The Flint Journal) Local soldier gets deal:][1] To the Otisville family he lived with, Corey Clagett was a witty, small-town boy with a playful charm that always seemed to slide him out of trouble. Until now. On Thursday, the U.S. Army private first class who briefly attended LakeVille Middle School and dreamed of becoming a nurse is expected to plead guilty in the deaths of three Iraqi detainees in a raid in Iraq. Clagett, 22, is expected to tell a judge in a Fort Leavenworth, Kan., court that he is guilty of being involved in a premeditated plot to kill the detainees in a May 9 raid near Samarra, Iraq, the soldier's family members say. Fort Riley[(Cleveland Plain Dealer) Army sergeant from Ohio killed in Iraq:][2] Shelby, Ohio- A 21-year-old Army sergeant from Ohio has been killed in an explosion while fighting in Iraq, family members said. The family of Sgt. Jonathan Kingman, formerly of Shelby and Mansfield, was informed by an Army chaplain and another officer that Kingman was killed on Saturday, family members said. Kingman was stationed out of Fort Riley, Kan., with the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. The son of Samuel and Margaret Kingman enlisted in the Army while attending Mapleton High School in Ashland, where he graduated in 2003. [(Topeka Capital-Journal) Army town going boom:][3] JUNCTION CITY - A major shopping center, indoor water park, 4,500-seat arena, multiscreen movie theater and soccer complex will be constructed on 300 acres along Interstate 70 in Junction City during the next five years. Smoky Hill Market Place will create 500 jobs and $200 million in investments on the south side of I-70, local officials said Wednesday. The project will include big box retailers, restaurants, hotels, a military museum, 14 soccer fields and a softball complex. The site also will include statues of Gens. George Custer, Dwight Eisenhower and George Patton. David Christie, president of D.J. Christie Inc., of Overland Park, said he and a Home Depot official visited the site last week and looked at some of the subdivisions and their 5,000 housing units under development in Junction City. That residential growth is the result of additional soldiers being stationed at Fort Riley.[(AP) Foreign journalists get look at training at Fort Riley:][4] Trudging through the snow, three dozen foreign reporters followed soldiers through a mock Iraqi village Wednesday. Weighted down by Kevlar helmets and flak jackets, they maneuvered cameras and microphones to document the training. The scene at Fort Riley came as cameras worldwide are focused on the United States and President Bush's new plan for the Iraq war. Fort Riley is deploying 3,400 soldiers in the coming weeks to Iraq, while also training hundreds of transition teams that will imbed with the Iraqi military for a year. The foreign journalists wanted to see and talk about that training. [1]: http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-41/1169652007120990.xml&coll=5 [2]: http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/116972837777060.xml&coll=2 [3]: http://cjonline.com/stories/012507/kan_141395840.shtml [4]: http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/state/16537292.htm

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