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Overnight rain continues into morning in Lawrence

Rain totals of about three-quarters of an inch fell overnight and into the morning in Lawrence, according to the National Weather Service.

Douglas County cancels Silver Alert after missing woman found

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has canceled a Silver Alert for Gail Helen Coppersmith, 63, of Georgetown, Texas, who left a Douglas County residence early Tuesday morning.

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Drivers cautioned during deer mating season

Drivers, look out: Kansas deer are on the move and looking for mates. Mid-October through Thanksgiving is prime mating season for deer.

Local domestic violence center receives $57K grant

The Willow Domestic Violence Center in Lawrence has been awarded a $57,141 federal grant to support its operations. The center provides a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, counseling and other support services for victims of domestic violence. By Peter Hancock

Lawrence transit, library plan family storytime events

The Lawrence Transit System and the Lawrence Public Library will roll out a new storytime program for area families next week.

Fourth annual 'Girls Night Downtown' to be held Thursday

Downtown Lawrence Inc. will host its fourth annual “Girls Night Downtown” shopping bash from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday benefiting the Willow Domestic Violence Center.

How to help: Volunteer opportunities for Oct. 6

Lawrence will be hosting the NAIA 2014 Cross Country National Championships on Nov. 22 and the preview meet on Saturday. The preview meet needs volunteer course marshals from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The championship meet on Nov. 22 needs volunteers from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please contact Bob Sanner at the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau with questions or to volunteer at 785-856-5302 or at

Rock Chalk Park's Sports Pavillion Lawrence wows crowd at grand opening

More than one thousand Lawrencians flooded into the new Sports Pavilion Lawrence at Rock Chalk Park for the city’s grand opening celebration of the facility Sunday afternoon.

Voting to begin for Jewelers for Children local grant program

Kizer Cummings Jewelers, 833 Massachusetts St., nominated The United Way of Douglas County’s Education Goal as their favorite nonprofit organization to be entered into Jewelers for Children’s local grant program, which will give $10,000 awards to ten local children’s charities around the nation.

KU libraries dean to leave in December

Dean of Libraries for Kansas University Lorraine Haricombe will be leaving the school on Dec. 12 for a new position of vice provost and director of the University of Texas Libraries, KU officials announced Thursday.

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 ...

National Book Award winner James McBride reads, performs in Lawrence

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.

Columbus Must Go Protest

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.

Hands Up Walk Out demonstration at KU

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.

Ice Bucket Challenge

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.

CJ Brune on patriotism

Longtime Lawrence activist for peace, CJ Brune talks about her thoughts on patriotism and its problems as well as her hopes for the future.

Jim Butler on patriotism

In 2003, Wellsville resident Jim Butler and his wife Cindy lost their son, Sgt. Jacob L. Butler, who was killed while serving in Iraq. Butler reflects on what he believes being a patriot means.

Water Main Break on 12th Street

City crews work to fix a water main break along 12th Street near the intersection of 12th and Louisiana streets.

Reaction to U.S. player John Brooks' goal at the Red Lyon Tavern

The Red Lyon Tavern reacts to John Brooks' goal against Ghana that put the United State ahead 2-1.

Dyche Hall beehive splits

The exhibition beehive at Dyche Hall on the KU campus split into a second hive Wednesday, June 11, 2014, and swarmed a new queen in a nearby tree outside. The swarm was then knocked into a box and moved to another location.

Lucy and Tank: Two Lawrence sisters enjoy a love for boxing

Weighing in at just 58 pounds, Lawrence sisters Lucy, 9, and Cyrenity "Tank" Hardy, 8, make an unlikely pair to take on such a physical sport such as boxing, yet the two have been training at the Haskell Boxing Club for two years. Their mother, Melissa Hardy and trainer, Darren Jacobs talk about the girls' abilities, personalities and love for the sport.