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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.

Alcohol and sex can create a dangerous mix on campus

As Kansas University and other institutions grapple with sexual assault on campus, alcohol is a complicating factor. And it will remain that way, national experts on campus rape say, until changes occur in cultural norms and attitudes that allow or even encourage students to go to bars and parties, get drunk and have sex.

Hundreds prepare for sunset-to-sunrise Relay for Life

The Douglas County Relay for Life, now in its eighth year, begins Friday at Free State High School.

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

To our readers: We will be making a significant change in the system we use to allow readers to comment on stories: We are ending anonymity and requiring commenters to post under their real names.

Longtime newspaper executive named Journal-World circulation director

A longtime circulation manager for The Kansas City Star and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has been named as director of circulation for The World Company, publisher of the Journal-World.

Mobile phone apps launched for website

Fans of now have two new mobile phone apps to choose from to stay up-to-date on local news, sports and weather. Officials with The World Company, the parent company of and the Journal-World, announced they have released both iPhone and Android mobile phone apps for the site.

Eudora couple creates haunted yard experience

Mike and Wendy Deines, of Eudora, have created a haunted yard to entertain and scare you as you walk through the maze of voices and scary creations.

Hummingbirds pass through Lawrence

As fall approaches, hummingbirds pass through the Lawrence area, getting food and energy from feeders and giving residents a peaceful show.

Judge Michael Malone's retirement party

Retiring Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone's retirement party brought together friends and family at the Douglas County Courthouse.

Refinishing the court at Allen Fieldhouse

Crews for Acme Floor of Lenexa spent the past 30 days sanding, sealing, screening and painting the floor in Allen Fieldhouse.

Friends get ready for the Douglas County Fair Demolition Derby

Friends Gary Russell 24, and John Green 25 prepare their cars for the 2014 Douglas County Fair Demolition Derby.

Bill Rice, 87, talks about this year's wheat crop

Bill Rice, 87, of rural Baldwin City, talks about this year's wheat crop. He's been raising wheat for years and thinks this year's crop rates as one of the best.

Jayhawk Model Masters flying high

Greg Kloepper, of the Jayhawk Model Masters, talks about flying and an upcoming event at Clinton Lake where model planes will fly off the water.

Circus School

Sihka Ann Destroy and her daughter, Willow Sap, 9, practice some moves recently at The Last Carnival, which offers classes in circus arts, aerial dance and whole body fitness training. Last Carnival, run by Destroy, is at 315 N. Second St. in North Lawrence.

Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson talks about Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn, 19 and her first appearance.

Kansas River Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles fish below the Kansas River Bridge in Lawrence.