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Trial rescheduled for Lawrence man whose first-degree murder case ended in hung jury

The retrial for a Lawrence man whose first-degree murder case ended with a hung jury in February was rescheduled Thursday for August after a new attorney was appointed to the defense.

One of three cases is dismissed against Lawrence man shot by police in June

One of three cases against a 24-year-old Lawrence man shot by police in June after allegedly leveling a shotgun at an officer was dismissed Tuesday after witnesses to the case failed to show for the man’s preliminary hearing for the third time.

Lawrence man who wanted to inspire others after losing 750 pounds dies

Robert Walls, 34, an aspiring Lawrence chef who battled obesity by losing more than 750 pounds, died Monday, the Douglas County Coroner's Office reported.

Hemingway masterpiece selected as KU's 2015 Common Book

KU announces "A Farewell To Arms" will be the 2015-2016 Common Book.

Martin Miller's retrial in murder case to stay in Douglas County, judge rules

The retrial of a Lawrence man convicted in 2005 of murdering his wife will take place in Douglas County after his lawyer asked for a change of venue, District Judge Paula Martin ruled last week.

Judge finds man guilty of DUI, drug possession in accident in which KU student lost his legs

Douglas County District Judge Kay Huff found Julian M. Kuszmaul, of Lawrence, guilty of second-offense DUI, refusing to submit to alcohol or drug testing and possession of marijuana in connection with an August 2012 accident that cost a Kansas University student his legs.

Lawrence considers code changes as a result of fire at pet boarding business

Lawrence city officials are reviewing fire and dog services codes to determine whether amending them could help prevent kennel fires like the one on Nov. 29 that killed at least three dogs and injured others. By Karen Dillon

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Randy Leach still missing after 26 years, KBI case file remains sealed

For the first few years, Harold and Alberta Leach kept hoping their missing son, Randy, would come home. Twenty-six years have passed since the high school senior and the family car vanished from a graduation party, but the Linwood parents still want to find their only child. They’re desperate to know whether law enforcement left no stone unturned in the search for Randy, in part because they’ve felt for years that investigators were secretive, refusing to keep them abreast of developments. But law enforcement agencies refuse to release the records, citing an ongoing investigation, even the broad outlines of which they decline to reveal.

WOW working on long-distance calling issue

Lawrence telephone, Internet and cable company WOW says it is responding to problems concerning its long-distance telephone service.

Lawrence school district's libraries weeding out obsolete books

Obsolete books are being tossed by the Lawrence Public Schools as computers rev up.

Hidden Valley Camp pollinator initiative kicks off on Earth Day

The Friends of Hidden Valley and Lawrence High students participate in an all-day planting event, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Hidden Valley Camp, 3420 Bob Billings Parkway.

Burning the Baker Wetlands

Jon Boyd, refuge manager of the Baker Wetlands Complex, explains the annual burn of the wetlands to promote new growth, Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

Lawrence celebrates Earth Day with parade and party

Lawrence residents celebrate Earth Day with a parade and party, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in downtown Lawrence.

2015 Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation department held Easter egg hunts, Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center and in South Park.

KU aerospace students test new drone design

KU mechanical engineering doctoral student Richard Bramlette and associate professor of aerospace engineering Ron Barrett-Gonzalez prepare to fly a drone they designed inside an aerospace lab at Learned Hall. The patent-pending XQ139A drone, nicknamed “Robby” and painted like a Jayhawk, was developed to be flown for fun. A similar B model envisioned for police and military use is not yet ready to debut, they said.

White Monarch Butterflies

Chip Taylor, director of Monarch Watch, has recently been breeding some rare white monarchs.

Leroy Mize, of Oskaloosa, and his wooden motorcycle

Leroy Mize, of Oskaloosa, talks about a 1965 Triumph motorcycle he's built out of wood.

Lawrence Mardi Gras Parade

Cold temperatures and a little snow couldn't stop Lawrencians from celebrating Fat Tuesday with an annual Mardi Gras march down Massachusetts Street, from Aimee's Coffee Shop to Free State Brewery, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.

Free State Robotics Team puts finishing touches on robot

The Free State High School robotics club finishes building its robot, Feb. 14, in advance of a competition in Kansas City.

Katlyn Conroy's love songs

Musician Katlyn Conroy performs one of the love songs based on someone else's story she wrote for her Valentine's Day project.