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Lewis reinstated as LHS boys basketball coach

Mike Lewis, the popular boys basketball coach at Lawrence High School whose firing last week ignited public outcry at a school board meeting, has been reinstated as the head coach, Lawrence school district officials announced Friday. That announcement came after district and LHS administrators — at the urging of the Lawrence school board — agreed to meet with Lewis and reconsider his status as the coach.

McLinn in Douglas County custody, awaiting Monday court date

Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn, the 19-year-old woman charged with killing a Lawrence businessman with whom she shared a home, is now back in Douglas County and awaiting her first appearance in court on Monday. By Stephen Montemayor

Missing 19-year-old found alive in Florida with homicide victim's car

Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn, a 19-year-old Lawrence woman missing for more than a week, has been found in Florida, according to the Lawrence Police Department.

KU, Lawrence schools closed; a list of other closings, cancellations for Tuesday

A list of closings and cancellations for Tuesday because of the winter storm. By Caroline Trowbridge

KU, Lawrence among schools closed on Friday; other activities canceled

School districts are calling off classes on Friday because of Thursday's snow storm.

Winter storm forces cancellation of classes, events

The snow storm has prompted cancellations and closings. Staff Reports

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Obama wins re-election

Despite slow economic recovery, Ohio, other swing states go for president

President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and winning four more years in office despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. By David Espo, Associated Press

Tornado, severe thunderstorm warnings Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties canceled

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties. It is in effect until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

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NWS extends winter weather advisory in Douglas County until 6 p.m. Monday

The National Weather Service in Topeka has extended a winter weather advisory for northeastern Kansas, including Douglas, Jefferson, Franklin and Shawnee counties, until 6 p.m. Monday.

One person life-flighted after accident

At least two people have been injured in a three-vehicle accident at Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue. One person was flown at 9:38 p.m. by Life Star helicopter to an area hospital. Another was transported by ambulance to Lawrence memorial hospital.

Crews respond to fire at Jefferson's

Lawrence fire crews responded to flames and heavy smoke at Jefferson’s restaurant, 743 Massachusetts, shortly before 11 a.m. on Thursday. Dispatchers reported the fire was under control around 12:10 p.m.

Ultra-wing crash

Area emergency personnel work the scene of a fixed-wing ultra-light crash Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in the 1600 block of N. 1300 Rd. The owner was flown by LifeStar to the KU Medical Center in serious condition.

Union Pacific train derailment

Union Pacific coal train derailed late Monday night in the city limits of Grantville. Twenty-three coal cars were involved in the accident. Grantville is about 25 miles west of Lawrence, along U.S. Highway 24.

Fire rages through Berkeley Flats

Berkeley Flats residents Robert Mazey, Lawrence, and Savannah Zielinski, KU freshman, Raymore, MO., talk about escaping their building during a fire Wednesday night.

Pedestrian struck and killed by train

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Monday morning in east Lawrence, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley. Railroad workers called the incident in at around 11:10 a.m. Police secured an area near the Santa Fe railroad station on Seventh and New York streets, and were investigating along with BSNF staff.

Authorities arrest man outside of Lawrence

Douglas County authorities arrest Russell Dean Baston, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in North Lawrence.

5 hospitalized after head-on collision on U.S. Highway 56

Two Overbrook women, a Missouri woman and two Baldwin City children were injured in a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 56 in southwestern Douglas County.

Snowy Owl Rescue

A snowy owl with a broken wing was rescued Monday afternoon near 31st and Iowa.

I-70 Accident

Interstate 70 is now clear after several vehicles were involved in an accident around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at westbound mile marker 194, near Lecompton. A jackknifed semi-trailer had been blocking traffic on I-70.

Free State high bomb threat

Free State High School was evacuated and all classes are canceled Thursday because of a bomb threat. According to Julie Boyle, district spokeswoman, Lawrence police are at the school and are investigating. The bomb threat was in writing and was found this morning, Boyle said.