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A person gets sick, calls the doctor and schedules an appointment for later that day. A simple enough concept, but one that hasn't often been utilized in Lawrence. Until now. By Giles Bruce
Authorities are searching for an escaped inmate after confirming that he was on unauthorized leave at 5:10 p.m. today.
By a vote of 8-2, the Kansas State Board of Education approved the Next Generation Science Standards, which were developed by 26 states, including Kansas. The vote came after an extended public debate over both the science standards and the Common Core standards in reading and math. By Peter Hancock
The patients started lining up at the crack of dawn. They had come from hours away, up the mountain, from areas so remote they made this dot on the map seem like a big city in comparison. They presented a wide range of ailments: a large facial tumor, a broken arm, cancer. Some would likely not survive — not because their illnesses were too acute, but because they were too far from an adequate medical facility and too poor even if they were closer. They made the treacherous, exhausting trek to Haiti's Dos Bois Rouge region to see people we often take for granted: doctors and nurses from Lawrence. By Giles Bruce
Inclement weather delayed outdoor pool opening to 3 p.m.
The 2013 Douglas County Fair will run July 26 until August 3. Contests, shows and free concerts will celebrate local agriculture.
At 9:34 p.m., Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded to a call of an out of control kitchen fire at an apartment duplex located at 1901 Kentucky St. By 9:56 p.m. crews had the fire under control and were checking the building for smoke damage.
Speakers, including Lawrence and Kansas University dignities and relatives of Holocaust survivors, shared stories of the mass genocide in front of about 65 people at the Kansas Union's Alderson Auditorium on Wednesday night, with six of them lighting candles to represent the six million Jews killed in the tragedy. The purpose of the event: to not allow the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust to have died in vain, and to instead use their memory to prevent future atrocities. By Giles Bruce
Last month, Lawrence resident Elizabeth Stephens was crowned Mrs. Kansas, and will compete for the national title later this year. The 32-year-old is using the platform to shine a light on family homelessness in America, an issue she knows about from experience. By Giles Bruce
Clinton Park homes range from tents to deluxe campers
The boats are out of the water at Clinton State Park. Restrooms are locked up for the winter, water has been turned off and, with freezing temperatures and the season’s first snow blanketing the ground, the park’s campgrounds are empty. Except Campground 3. A couple dozen people make their homes there, weathering the elements. Some live there permanently, in well-equipped campers. For others, the campsite is a cold, squalid last resort before homelessness. By Sara Shepherd
KU coach Bonnie Henrickson talks to reporters after the Jayhawks' 75-71 loss to South Florida in the WNIT championship game on April 4, 2009, in Allen Fieldhouse.
Cami SanRomani, who owns Cami's Cake Co. in downtown Eudora talks about her new adventure and some of the cupcakes she bakes.
The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence raised some money Sunday in an event that had many kids strutting their stuff. 6News reporter Jessie Abrams has the story behind these models in the making.
Geese, deer and coyotes - they're not just wild animals here in Lawrence. They're also hazards to pilots. 6News reporter Will DuPree shows us how risky these creatures are to the airport, and how the city plans to study them.
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Musical was held Sunday night at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church. Hundreds filled the church to remember civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Governor Sam Brownback introduced his $13.9 billion budget for the 2011 fiscal year Thursday. If approved, it would be $900 million less than the previous year's budget.
Lawrence representative Paul Davis and Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson have introduced a statewide bill that would allow prosecutors to seek tougher punishments against hit-and-run offenders.
The Lawrence Board of Realtors published new housing numbers Thursday, and there were slight declines for the Lawrence housing market in 2010. 6News reporter Will DuPree explains what this means for the city in the new year.
Kassie Liebsch, 28, admitted to her part in a multi-million dollar ticket scandal in the KU Athletics Department. Liebsch is the third of seven indicted defendants to change her plea. Sentencing is set for March.
Governor Brownback releases his proposal to balance the budget and school districts are on the chopping block.
Governor Sam Brownback delivered his first State of the State Address on Wednesday. Brownback outlined plans to move the state forward. 6News reporter Will DuPree explains why growing the economy is a top priority.