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Super 8 owner ordered to stand trial, intends to use defense of mental disease or defect

The 46-year-old owner of Lawrence’s Super 8 motel was bound over for trial on a charge of attempted first-degree murder Tuesday after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing in the case. By Caitlin Doornbos

25 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lawrence residents continue battle for equality, access

It's been 25 years since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act — and two and a half decades later, some Lawrence residents with disabilities say equality and accessibility are still a battle. By Caitlin Doornbos

Last of five co-defendants in home-invasion robbery case gets 22 months in prison

A 21-year-old Lawrence man convicted of three counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated burglary in the November armed robbery of four Kansas University students will spend more than a year and a half in prison, a judge decided Thursday.

Judge: Prosecutors can present evidence of prior money troubles at trial of man charged with first-degree murder

Prosecutors will be allowed to present at trial evidence of prior finance-related civil wrongs of a man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a local disabled man, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Court dismisses rape, indecent liberties charges against 32-year-old Lawrence man

The case against a 32-year-old Lawrence man who was accused of molesting his girlfriend’s young daughters was dismissed Thursday, according to court records.

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Meet C.B. and Kai, Lawrence police department's first-ever Patrol Service Dogs

There are two new members of the Lawrence Police Department — and they’re a little fluffier than your average officer. Meet C.B. and Kai: the department's first Patrol Service Dogs. The German shepherds were purchased earlier this year, and after an intensive training program from March to June, they’re on the ground in Lawrence helping officers track down drugs, evidence and bad guys. By Caitlin Doornbos

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Just Food continues to wrangle with $50,000 tax bill in wake of Farmer's resignation

Even though former Mayor Jeremy Farmer resigned from a charity after failing to pay $50,000 in federal payroll taxes, it is the Just Food board that will face the ire of the IRS, an expert on nonprofits said Friday. By Karen Dillon

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8-year-old seriously injured after wandering into New York Elementary construction site

An 8-year-old was seriously injured Thursday morning at a construction site at New York Elementary School, 936 New York St.

Police investigating series of alleged BB gun crimes; one arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault

Lawrence police were investigating a series of related incidents Tuesday following a long night of alleged BB gun antics, police spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley said.

Lawrence man faces six charges after alleged confrontation with KBI agents

A 23-year-old Lawrence man faced six charges Monday after an alleged weekend confrontation with Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents.

KU move-in day on Daisy Hill

New Jayhawks settled into Kansas University student housing Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, during KU move-in day on Daisy Hill.

Le Tuan's motorized picnic table

Le Tuan, 36, owns his own business, Extreme Bus Builders, 629 N. 2nd St., in North Lawrence. But in his spare time he is always creating something new and unique.

SUV chase through Lawrence

Three suspects were taken into custody after a high-speed police chase that began in Kansas City, Kan., ended on foot near Sixth and Michigan streets in Lawrence.

Lucas Creamer brings vintage Harleys to North Lawrence

After years away, Lucas Creamer has returned to Lawrence and opened a motorcycle shop at 912 N. 3rd St.

Crashed truck removed from North Lawrence walkway

Lawrence police were called to a single-vehicle accident near North Second and Locust streets Thursday afternoon, where a pickup truck had jumped the guardrail and become wedged within a pedestrian walkway. Emergency crews worked for almost three hours to cut away a portion of the guardrail and free the truck so normal traffic could resume on the roadway.

Holly Swearingen shears sheep before the Douglas County Fair

Holly Swearingen, 17, prepares and shears a sheep she will be entering in a Douglas County Fair 4-H competition. Swearingen has been raising sheep for competition at the local and national levels for 10 years.

Holly Swearingen prepares for the Douglas County Fair

Holly Swearingen, 17, of the Eudora 4-H Club, works with her sheep along her father, Rocky Swearingen. Then, Holly takes us on a quick tour of her room and the many awards she's won from raising and showing livestock over the last 10 years.

56th annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale

Lawrence residents woke up early to take advantage of deals at the 56th-annual Sidewalk Sale in downtown Lawrence, Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Big Game Taxidermy

Don McDermott, who runs Big Game Taxidermy at 1001 Elm St. in Eudora, is an artist in his own right. “It is basically sculpture with a tanned skin,” McDermott says of his work.

Spirit Dancer (Brown Bag Concert Series)

Dennis Rogers, a member of the Navajo nation from Topeka, performed his Spirit Dancer show for the Brown Bag Concert Series, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in front of U.S. Bank at Ninth and Massachusetts streets.