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Megan Roelofs’ personal mantra is “Life keeps getting better and better.” And for the Lawrence occupational therapist and jewelry artist, it seems to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Her handmade gemstone necklace line was picked up by Urban Outfitters this year. Her unique wearable art features leathers intricately woven around gemstones, shells and other natural elements. By Caitlin Doornbos
Community members celebrated the sixth night of Hanukkah on Sunday by lighting a 9-foot-tall menorah filled with donated gloves, scarves, hats and socks outside of the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.
The Lawrence Schools Foundation on Wednesday presented a $5,000 check and the Dedication to Education award to Lawrence High School English as a second language teacher Heather Lee.
Briggs Subaru surprised Lawrence Humane Society executive director Kate Meghji by donating a vehicle to the organization at an adoption event at the dealership Saturday, Meghji said.
A 24-year-old Pittsburg man was charged Monday with attempting to elude a police officer, cocaine possession, DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through eastern Lawrence early Saturday morning.
Douglas County District Judge Sally Pokorny sentenced a 19-year-old Leavenworth man Monday to 36 months in prison for an August home-invasion robbery in south Lawrence. Darvon Thomas, who was originally charged with aggravated robbery, pleaded no contest to robbery as part of a plea deal in October.
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will host the Santa Splash from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Dec. 20 in the craft room at the Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive.
The U.S. Post Office at 645 Vermont St. will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 14 and Dec. 21, the remaining two Sundays before Christmas, according to a sign posted at the building.
Kansas drivers have reason to be pumped this holiday season as average fuel prices have been steadily declining. Since this time last month, the average gas price in the state has dropped about 42 cents to $2.42 per gallon, according to AAA’s fuel gauge report for Friday. Since December 2013, the average price is down about 60 cents per gallon, the report said. By Caitlin Doornbos
A 31-year-old Lawrence man was sentenced to 30 months – or two and a half years – in federal prison Wednesday for filing a false tax return, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release.
Weather: While the high may be 90 degrees, our heat index will remain near 100. A southwest wind will continue between 10 and 20 miles per hour before a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The showers should ...
Kansas University is working to get a National Cancer Institute designation for its cancer center. The goal will require a large investment, but officials say they'll be repaid in the number of lives saved. Downtown rumbled with the sound of ...
The Lucha Narrative sprang from the soul of Sarah Sung, a KU grad and graphic designer seeking to merge her passions for creating cool stuff and helping the world. She visited with us to discuss the launch of the Lucha ...
On March 15, Solidarity will move from 1109 Mass. (next to It’s Brothers) to 13 E. 8th Street (next to the Sandbar). The bad news is that people will still be puking on their doorstep; the good news is that ...
Over 50 people held an organized "Die-In" in front of U.S. Bank at 900 Massachusetts St, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. The protest, which began with the naming of victims of police violence, was held for four minutes, approximately the time it took for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy, to receive first aid after being shot by police, Nov. 22, 2014, in Cleveland. For more information about the protest: http://ljw.bz/1zRf0k9
Art teacher Darin Fischer was named 2014-15 Lawrence Master Teacher in a school assembly at Prairie Park Elementary, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.
A large crowd and dozens of carriages and horseback riders participated in the 22nd annual Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade Saturday through downtown Lawrence.
Harold and Alberta Leach, of rural Linwood, have had 26 years full of sleepless nights wondering what happened to their son Randy, who mysteriously disappeared in 1988, along with the family’s car, after attending a high school party. He would now be 44.
Mike and Wendy Deines, of Eudora, have created a haunted yard to entertain and scare you as you walk through the maze of voices and scary creations.
National Book Award winner James McBride reads from his book "The Good Lord Bird" and plays with his Good Lord Bird Band, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Liberty Hall. McBride spoke as part of the Lawrence Public Library's first annual Ross and Marianna Beach author series.
Eighth-grade students from Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, staged the 2nd annual Columbus Must Go protest march Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Students suggested alternate historical figures to replace Columbus, including African-American civil rights activist, Rosa Parks, Native American leader of the Oglala Lakota, Crazy Horse and African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
Organizer Megan Kaminski talks about Monday's Hands Up Walk Out demonstration at Wescoe Beach in protest of police brutality and in solidarity with Mike Brown, who was fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 9.
University National Bank employees, along with Lawrence Chamber of Commerce CEO Larry McElwain and others get drenched in ice-cold water by taking the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS awareness, Friday morning.
Longtime Lawrence activist for peace, CJ Brune talks about her thoughts on patriotism and its problems as well as her hopes for the future.