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Suspect in Kansas police captain’s death appears in court

Mourners gathered Friday at a Kansas civic center to remember a slain police captain, hours after the 20-year-old man accused of killing him made his first court appearance on charges carrying a possible death penalty.

Kansas man convicted of raping, killing 100-year-old woman

A southern Kansas man has been convicted in the 2014 death and sexual assault of 100-year-old woman.

Wichita police chief invited to White House after organizing Black Lives Matter picnic

A Kansas police chief has received a White House invitation after a cookout that included law enforcement and leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Kansas man admits to defrauding Disney of 60,000 discount DVDs

A southern Kansas man faces up to 11 years in federal prison after admitting he fraudulently obtained more than 60,000 DVD movies at discount prices from the Disney Movie Club.

Judge to hear challenge to Kansas’ two-tiered voting system

A judge will hear arguments on whether to block the two-tiered voting system in Kansas just days before the primary election.

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Prosecutor charges man in Kansas police officer's death

A 20-year-old man was charged Thursday with capital murder in the death of a Kansas City, Kansas, police officer who was fatally shot while investigating a drive-by shooting, Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman said.

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Brownback, chairman of Cruz campaign in Kansas knock refusal to back Trump

The chairman of Ted Cruz's campaign in Kansas said Thursday that the Texas senator has "harmed himself immeasurably" by not endorsing Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee. GOP Gov. Sam Brownback also expressed disappointment.

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Authorities: Kansas police officer's shooting death not an ambush

The fatal shooting of a Kansas City, Kansas, police officer was not part of a planned ambush, but the work of "another criminal" trying to evade arrest, authorities said Wednesday.

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Kansas Republicans don't see convention's tone as too harsh

Kansas delegates said Wednesday that they're not worried about the sometimes harsh rhetoric at the Republican National Convention about Hillary Clinton turning off voters, arguing that most already have set opinions about the presumed Democratic presidential nominee.

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Kansas set to lose about $800K in arts funding

Kansas is set to miss out on about $800,000 in arts funding this year because state spending doesn't meet a minimum set by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tiller's clinic to remain closed

• 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 ...

KTEC head steps down

• 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, ...

Several counties planning to sue state over improper distribution of funds

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 ...

Lawrence Parks and Recreation to consider creating new fees

• 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 ...

Scientists: Kan. faces dangers from rising CO2

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 ...

City OKs homeless regulations

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 ...

Arthur, Chalmers sent home after violations

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 ...

Statehouse Live - Rep. Boog Highberger, D-Lawrence

Kansas Rep. Boog Highberger, D-Lawrence, reflects on the 2015 legislative session so far. Highberger is in his first term in the Kansas House. He was elected in 2014 to the seat formerly held by Paul Davis.

Gay rights, social issues and education budgets dominate Legislature

Journal-World statehouse reporter Peter Hancock looks back at a week dominated by gay rights and other social issues, while looking ahead to coming budgets for K-12 and higher education.

Capitol dome reopens after renovations

After 13 years and $300 million in renovations the capital building has resumed tours to the dome. Take a walk inside the renovated building.

"Hank" the steam engine at Railfest 2013

Baldwin City residents and visitors alarmed this weekend by the sight of smoke rising from the Santa Fe Depot don’t need to call the fire department. The smoke will be billowing from the stack of a restored steam locomotive, and Midland Railway officials hope it will be a signal to train buffs to attend their annual Railfest, which runs Friday through Monday at Santa Fe Depot Park, 1515 High St.

Fib's Collection of Record Proportions

Floyd "Fib" Sutton collected and repaired hundreds of antique Gramophones and phonographs in the decades before he died earlier this year. As wife, Martha, demonstrates, the record players still work just fine.

District Attorney Charles Branson files for third term

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

Burning of the Baker Wetlands

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.

Tornado Damage

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

The Resurgence of Meth

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.

Where they make assistance dogs

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.