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La Prima Tazza's door damaged overnight

Employees at La Prima Tazza coffee shop, 638 Massachusetts St., arrived Sunday morning to find the glass front door of the shop shattered.

Registration open for Girls Rock! Lawrence summer camp

Girls Rock! Lawrence has opened registration for its inaugural summer camp, which will take place June 1-5 at St. John's School, 1208 Kentucky St.

Lawrence gets half an inch of rain Saturday

Steady rain falling Saturday across Douglas County nearly brought the area within the normal month-to-date precipitation range, but 2015 so far is still much drier than usual.

Dog flu outbreak strikes Midwest

Lawrence Humane Society officials are advising dog owners not to transport their pets to states affected by an outbreak of canine influenza.

Lawrence cemetery service honors Civil War Medal of Honor recipients

The ground at Oak Hill Cemetery, saturated by rain, sunk underfoot. But between the gray sky and gray headstones shone about two dozen brightly colored umbrellas.

Lawrence firefighters respond to house fire near Kennedy Elementary School

Lawrence firefighters are responding to a house fire in the 1500 block of Davis Road, near Kennedy Elementary School.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office accepting applications for its sixth Citizen's Academy

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has begun accepting applications for its sixth Citizen’s Academy, sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Steve Lewis said in a news release Friday.

Slovenian ambassador emphasizes importance of International Criminal Court during visit to KU

The ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia, H.E. Božo Cerar, gave a presentation on international criminal law Wednesday morning as part of his visit to Kansas University.

Sandbar’s 'shark attack photo opp' board stolen in downtown Lawrence

Someone has stolen the Sandbar’s “shark attack photo opp” board. The theft occurred sometime overnight, said Sgt. Myrone Grady of the Lawrence Police Department. The photo board is usually displayed on the sidewalk outside of the Sandbar, 17 E 8th St.

Annual "Scouting-for-Food" drive collects over 9,000 items

Scout troops across Douglas County collected food donations on Saturday to feed the hungry for the 28th annual "Scouting-for-Food" Food Drive.

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 ...

Step back in time at the Midland Farm Store

Owner Jill Tregemba talks about her rural farm store that sits a few miles north of Lawrence off Highway 24.

Free State High School Mixed Chorus

The Free State High School Mixed Chorus performs at the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Large Group Festival Free State High School, Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Lawrence High School Festival Concert Choir

The Lawrence High School Festival Concert Choir performs at the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Large Group Festival at Free State High School Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Free State High School Philharmonic Orchestra

The Free State High School Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Large Group Festival Lawrence High School, Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Lawrence High School String Orchestra

The Lawrence High School String Orchestra performs at the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Large Group Festival at Lawrence High School, Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Competitiveness, not disability, defines Lawrence High shot putter

Matthew Whaley, a junior at Lawrence High School who was born with cerebral palsy, has been competing in the shot put for the LHS track team. "You have to hit that button that says 'test me,'" Whaley said. "Because if you don't hit that 'test me' button, you'll never know what you can do."

Young guerilla artists leave their marks downtown

First and second-graders participating in the Lawrence Arts Center's guerilla art camp displayed some of their temporary art along with a positive message Friday, March 20, 2015, in downtown Lawrence.

St. Patrick's Day parade

Lawrence celebrates St. Patrick's Day with a parade on Massachusetts Street, March 17, 2015.

1301 New York Net Zero House

Kansas University architecture students with Studio 804 are working on an East Lawrence home designed to use off-the-grid energy sources and one that challenges traditional methods of home building.

Rolling along with Meals on Wheels

The Lawrence Journal-World talks with Meals on Wheels director Kim Culliss and rides along with longtime volunteer Carolyn Landgrebe on her Wednesday route.