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1 of 4 suspects in deadly gun shop robbery appears in court

One of the four men charged with first-degree murder in a botched robbery at a Kansas gun shop has made his first court appearance.

With low oil, gasoline prices, is Keystone still necessary?

A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, resulting from abundant global oil supplies, and cheaper gasoline at the pump raise critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense.

Lawrence founder recognized this month for revealing truth about 1864 Sand Creek Indian massacre

When 16-year-old Silas Soule and his family moved to Kansas to help settle Lawrence in 1854, the Maine native quickly found himself in the thick of danger. The new family home became an underground railroad station, and Soule was called upon to escort runaway slaves to freedom and to rescue captured abolitionists. Ten years later, Soule, now a captain in the U.S. Cavalry, found himself in another American horror story. By Karen Dillon

Kansas tribes weighing marijuana options

Some northeast Kansas American Indian tribes say they need more information before making a decision on whether to grow and sell marijuana on tribal land after the federal government said it wouldn’t interfere with those who do.

Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson

Violent protests broke out in suburban St. Louis after another black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer.

State law examined after dispute over county board

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants state legislators to rewrite an obscure law that required him to fill two newly created seats on a north-central Kansas county commission so that voters fill such vacancies in the future, and a local lawmaker promised Monday to pursue the issue.

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

At least 7 injured after Kansas railcar explodes

The two people most seriously injured in a railcar explosion in northeast Kansas are improving in a burn unit at a Kansas hospital while the state fire marshal investigates a possible cause.

State budget plan mostly pushes shortfall forward

A new report from the Kansas Legislature’s nonpartisan research staff shows that Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan for closing a shortfall in the current budget mostly pushes the problem into the next fiscal year.

Kansas budget plan mostly pushes shortfall forward

A new report from the Kansas Legislature’s nonpartisan research staff shows that Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan for closing a shortfall in the current budget mostly pushes the problem into the next fiscal year.

District Attorney Charles Branson files for third term

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces he will seek a third term in office.

Tornado Damage

Residents of Douglas County clean up after Tuesday's minor tornado that caused damage to at least five homes.

Delivering the LINK Thanksgiving meal

Deb Engstrom, Lawrence, has been in charge of getting out the LINK Thanksgiving meal, and this year was no exception as more than 300 meals were delivered to area residents on Thursday.

Lawrence resident hopes stem cell transplant will reverse disease symptoms

Kim Banning-Bohmann talks about her two-year battle with scleroderma, a life-threatening disease that causes hardening of the skin. She received a stem cell transplant in February in hopes of reversing the symptoms. It has yet to work, but she hasn't given up hope.

Crews hang city's Christmas lights

City crews started putting up the city's Christmas Lights on Monday November 1, 2011. The job should take about a week, and on November 24th the lights will turn on, creating a colorful glow in the city.

Field Leadership Exercise

KU Air Force ROTC student took to West Campus to refine their skills they've learned as they set up some scenarios ranging from a downed pilot to extracting POWs from prison and dealing with locals in a combat zone.

Doug Compton on 'The 901 Building'

Doug Compton, president of First Management Inc., talks about his seven-story apartment/retail/office project at Ninth and New Hampshire streets. The building will house a health club and office space, along with 55 apartments.

KU Custom motorcycle

Greg Zappala, of Knievel Motorcycles in Greenville, Pa., shows off the first Jayhawk custom motorcycle behind Allen Fieldhouse on Thursday Oct. 14, 2011. His company builds custom motorcycles for universities upon request. The Jayhawk motorcycle has a Bill Self motif complete with championship rings, and a Jayhawk on the tank.

Eudora High Wind Turbine

Bill and Bev Smalley, of Topeka, along with a worker from Westar Energy and students from Eudora High School spend Thursday Oct. 13, 2011, assembling a wind turbine that will make power for the concession stand and restrooms at Eudora High School's sports complex.

Markus Lisske, a German exchange student tries his foot at kicking for FSHS's football team.

Markus Lisske, a foreign exchange student from Germany at Free State High School, is trying his skills at American football by being a kicker on the football team.