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McConnell Air Force Base was selected Wednesday as the main operating site for the Air Force’s new KC-46A air refueling tanker, making Wichita home to the U.S. military’s largest tanker base in the world.
A vehicle chase Wednesday morning near Tonganoxie ended with one man being taken into custody.
The four victims of the homicides discovered last week in Ottawa, and the friend accused of murdering them, were all together for a barbecue not long before the killings. They ate hamburgers, played with their hosts' children, and left happy, as far as anyone could see. Friends couldn't see any sign of trouble, though they knew of Kyle Flack's history of violence. By Ian Cummings
Weekend wrap-up: Lawrence man sentenced in strange burglary; Jefferson County woman guilty of abusing 2-year-old girl
A wrap-up of recent court cases: a Jefferson County woman found guilty of injuring a 2-year-old girl; and a Lawrence man is sentenced to probation in one of Lawrence's strangest police calls this year.
From Monday to June 2, police will make a special effort to pull over and cite drivers who are not wearing their seat belts. Lawrence police are joining more than 140 other Kansas law enforcement agencies in the 2013 Click it or Ticket enforcement campaign beginning from Monday to June 2, when officers throughout the state will aggressively enforce seat-belt laws and other traffic violations, according to a news release from the Lawrence Police Department.
Prosecutors from the Kansas Attorney General's office have taken on the lead role in prosecuting an Ottawa man a quadruple homicide discovered in rural Ottawa last week, according to a statement from the office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Friday.
Family members were relieved after finding Andrew Ellis, 20, who had gone missing from a Leawood group home early Tuesday morning. Ellis suffers from a brain injury and does not usually travel alone.
Friends and family of the four victims found killed in rural Ottawa last week packed a Franklin County courtroom Monday afternoon as the capital murder case went forward against Kyle T. Flack, 27, Ottawa. Flack is accused of killing four people, including a young child and her mother, at a house about five miles west of Ottawa. By Ian Cummings & Shaun Hittle
There will be no mass search for missing toddler Lana Bailey on Sunday, but investigators continue to follow leads elsewhere, Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards said Saturday. Searches will begin anew Monday, with the total manpower available down to about 50 from the 150 working this week. Officials are still holding out hope of finding the 18-mongh old child of a young woman found dead along with two other men in rural Ottawa early this week. By Ian Cummings and Shaun Hittle
Many of those who gathered at Ottawa's Forest Park Friday night were strangers to each other, but they were together in mourning the four young people killed in rural Ottawa this week. Ian Cummings
• The family of slain abortion provider Dr. George Tiller announced Tuesday that Tiller’s women’s health clinic in Wichita would be shut down permanently. • Thieves are ripping off Kansas University’s Watson Library, tearing apart books filled with old and ...
• The economy being what it is these days, most people won't be traveling to Morocco, Washington D.C. or even Las Vegas this summer. But many are taking getaways to the Lawrence KOA campground in North Lawrence. • Tracy Taylor, ...
Periods of clouds are expected for your Monday. No precipitation is expected, however. Depsite just a bit of sunshine, temperatures will still be close to normal; around 71°F. Winds will turn to the south, but stay just light enough that ...
• The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a forum later this month to get public opinion on creating new fees that would help the department deal with expected financial shortfalls in 2010. • The Kansas University women's basketball ...
Expect clouds with a bit of drizzle this morning. Temperatures will rise this afternoon as the sun comes out. Expect a high in the lower 50s. Temperatures will reach nearly 60 degrees on Thursday with winds from the southwest, but ...
Showers will continue through the morning and taper off as you approach the noon hour. We may see a little sunshine by the late part of the afternoon allowing our daytime high to top out around 59 degrees. Our wind ...
Expect more rain for the morning and mid-afternoon with showers diminishing toward the evening hours. We will struggle to a daytime high of 72 degrees with a wind out of the north between 10-15 mph. Expect skies to begin to ...
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces he will seek a third term in office.
Dr. Roger Boyd of Baker University, along with volunteers, participated in a controlled burn of the Baker Wetlands, Thursday April 5, 2012. The burn took place south of Lawrence, and is conducted annually to clear old grass, eliminate weeds and promote new growth.
Residents of Douglas County clean up after Tuesday's minor tornado that caused damage to at least five homes.
Officials in southeast Kansas talk about the recent spike in methamphetamine use. They believe it can be attributed to the "one-pot" or "shake and bake" method.
Since 1990, KSDS in Washington, Kan., has raised and trained more than 400 assistance dogs, which have been sent out to people in 32 states. The dogs are provided to those with disabilities free of charge. Check the LJWorld this weekend for a full feature on KSDS.
Every day, Lawrence woman Nancy Giossi brings McLaren, a 2-year-old golden retriever, to work at the KU Department of Continuing Education. McLaren is the fourth dog Giossi — known as a "puppy raiser" — has raised for KSDS in Washington, Kan., where the dog will be trained to be an assistance dog. Check the LJWorld this weekend for a full feature on KSDS.
Several guide dogs in training at KSDS, in Washington, Kan., get a little break from their intensive training as LJWorld photographer Kevin Anderson tries to stay out of their way. We'll have a feature on the dogs this weekend.
East Lawrence resident Russell Wiggins, 67, has a love affair with antiques. He restores old items, such as bells and bicycles, to full working condition and displays them in his yard.
Black Friday shoppers descended on area stores from Thursday midnight to early Friday morning, looking for those special deals.
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.