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Lawrence sees almost 3 inches of rain on Monday night, Tuesday morning

Just under 2 inches of rain fell in Lawrence on Monday evening, said Matt Wolters of the National Weather Service in Topeka. Slow, steady rain overnight amounted to almost another inch from 2 to 7 a.m., for almost 3 inches total.

Plumbing work determined to be cause of Saturday duplex fire; damage estimated at $150,000

A fire in a duplex on Legends Drive Saturday caused about $150,000 in damages, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Eve Tolefree said Monday.

Lawrence native wins Emmy for excellence in TV production

When Mark Maxey recently accepted an Emmy Award, he marked a milestone in his media production career, the seeds of which were planted in Lawrence decades earlier.

Lawrence soccer fans celebrate U.S. Women's World Cup win

Within five minutes of opening its doors ahead of the Women’s World Cup final Sunday evening, the Red Lyon Tavern had reached its capacity and owner Jerry Neverve was shaking his head, turning people away.

Longtime Tonganoxie doctor, weather prognosticator dies day after marking 60 years of service

Notable Dr. Phil Stevens, who made a name for himself predicting the weather and just last Wednesday marked 60 years of service, died in his sleep Thursday, family members said. He was 87.

Roadwork: Paving project near Iowa and Sixth streets

Paving work is being performed on Iowa Street beginning just south of Sixth Street and ending just south of Harvard Road. One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction on Iowa Street at all times.

Independence Day abroad has special meaning for Jayhawks

Gwangju, South Korea — Before Saturday, Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self and most of his players had never represented the United States in an international basketball tournament.

City announces hours for services, activities for holiday weekend

The City of Lawrence has announced hours for various services and activities over the July 4 holiday weekend

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A roundup of Fourth of July celebrations in the area

As night approaches on the Fourth of July, crowds will be seeking the best vantage point from which to view the city's annual fireworks display, which will be shot off from the Kansas River levee in North Lawrence.

Chad Lawhorn named as Journal-World managing editor

Veteran Lawrence Journal-World reporter and columnist Chad Lawhorn has been named managing editor of the newspaper.

Now is the time to adopt a dog

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 ...

KU Cancer Center seeks national status

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 ...

Fight for Your Right to Hoodie: An interview with Sarah Sung of The Lucha Narrative

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 ...

Anarchonomics: An Interview with the Solidarity! Collective

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 ...

Piano Prodigy Matthew Liu performs 'Flight of the Bumblebee"

Eight-year-old Lawrence pianist Matthew Liu performs "Flight of the Bumblebee."

Lawrence emergency responders train for hazmat scenario

A full-scale hazardous-materials disaster took place Thursday, June 18, 2015, in the parking lot of the Lied Center and at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The exercise tested emergency responders' procedures for handling hazardous materials, as well as patient-decontamination plans.

Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band

Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band perform at the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department's Brown Bag concert Thursday, June 11, outside the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Brown bag concert with the Beer Bellies

Everybody gets happy during the first Lawrence Parks and Recreation Brown Bag concert of the year with the Beer Bellies, Thursday, June 4, 2015, in downtown Lawrence.

Girls Rock Lawrence camp

Take a look at the Girls Rock Lawrence camp, which seeks to empower girls through musical collaboration and performance, and also aims among other things, to expunge the stigma that girls are weak.

A song for the cicadas

Musicians Jared Scholz of The Greenhouse Culture band and Chris Luxem talk about collaborating on a song about the 17-year cicadas, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the Sound + Vision Studio at Lawrence Public Library.

Gearing up for the 17-year cicadas

Kansas University professor of environmental studies Robert Hagen talks about the phenomenon of the 17-year cicada, which will begin emerging in the tens of millions, says Hagen.

Memorial Day tribute

Audrey Kamb-Studdard, Lawrence, visits the gravestone of her husband and veteran John Buran Studdard, in the Veteran’s Plot at Oak Hill Cemetery on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015.

Bishop Seabury 2015 Graduation

Bishop Seabury seniors talk about the excitement surrounding graduation, Friday, May 22, at Seabury.

Woodlawn school bike fair

Woodlawn Elementary School children participate in the 2nd annual bike safety fair Friday, May 15, 2015 at Woodlawn School.