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3 people dead, including toddler, following shooting southwest of Lawrence

Three people, including a 3-year-old girl, were found dead Sunday, according to a news release from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

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Convention elects Lawrence-Douglas County sustainability coordinator to Kansas House

After her election to a special convention Saturday, the newest member of the Kansas House said she would bring a message of sustainability to Topeka

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Grieving mother seeks answers in son's fatal car accident northeast of Lawrence

The grieving mother of Dalton Eugene Hess says she has unanswered questions nine days after her son was killed in a fatal accident just northeast of Lawrence.

Sheriff's office seeks information on armed home burglary south of Eudora

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information to help identify those responsible for an armed home invasion and robbery Tuesday south of Eudora.

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Caution urged as heat index reaches triple digits in Douglas County

Temperatures in the mid-90s and high humidity are driving the heat index to triple digits and making for dangerous conditions.

Wheat harvest wraps up on smaller than average local crop

The area wheat harvest has wrapped up for the year with solid yields reported from fewer fields than normal.

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Affidavit: Homicide at Eudora bar followed lewd comments, fracas; armed rampage ensued

Just moments before gunning down a security guard at a Eudora bar, the suspect in the killing had been kicked out for making lewd comments to a bartender, according to a newly released arrest affidavit, which also included details about other victims at the scene, one of whom reportedly disarmed the suspect.

Emergency food, shelter funds available for qualifying agencies

Qualifying agencies have until July 7 to apply for federal funds made available to Douglas County for emergency food and shelter programs.

Eudora city manager enters diversion agreement in DUI case, gets $1,025 fine, community service

Eudora City Manager Barack Matite has entered into a diversion agreement with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for the DUI he received in February.

Douglas County Commission meeting canceled

The Douglas County Commission meeting for Wednesday has been canceled.

Douglas County ranked 27th healthiest in Kansas

In an inaugural report, the Kansas Health Institute has determined that Douglas County is the 27th healthiest among the 105 counties in Kansas. Trinity In-Home Care plans to open a licensed, drop-in child care center in Lawrence this summer. After ...

County leaders hope for a slice of the stimulus

Clouds will blot out the sun from time to time during the morning and afternoon, but a south wind between 10-20 mph will keep our daytime high around 56. Our wind should drop to 5-10 mph out of the south ...

More asking for heating bill assistance

Today's forecast: For today, Cooler breezes out of the north will keep us in the lower 40s with clouds to start and sunshine by afternoon. North winds of 10-20 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy and blustery with lows in the middle ...

School district, LHS neighbors settle lawsuit

Today's forecast: Light snow in the morning... ending before noon. We could see a dusting of up to an inch. Sunshine by afternoon with highs around 27. South winds of 10-20 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear with lows around ...

City shelves stricter panhandling laws

Today's forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind around 5 mph. In today's news: Fears of a lawsuit stopped city commissioners ...

Down economy forces county service agencies to trim budgets

Today will be hot and sunny, the heat index will be in excess of 100°. There is a chance for some rain tonight into tomorrow. Down economy forces county service agencies to trim budgets Republican campaigns for 2nd Congressional District ...

Midland Railroad dining car to open in Baldwin City

The Midland Railroad in Baldwin City is adding a dinning car to its fleet. The car will offer a five-course meal as it runs the rails between Ottawa and Baldwin City.

Emma Pogge, WWII Veteran

Emma Pogge, one of the oldest living World War II women veterans, talks about joining the army, playing basketball during her service, meeting her husband and seeing Europe.

Baldwin Maple Leaf Festival

The Baldwin Maple Leaf Festival kicked off on Saturday in Baldwin City with more than 30 venders and an expected 30,000 people for the weekend event.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church's Oktoberfest

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church held its annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, which featured German food and beer, along with music and dance.

Baldwin City man builds new drum for Kansas City Chiefs

Cyrus Fillmore of rural Baldwin, talks about making a special drum for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Lecompton's Bald Eagle Rendezvous Days shed light on pioneer life

Re-enactors show what is was like making due in the 1800s during Lecompton's Bald Eagle Rendezvous Days, which goes through Saturday.

Bikers take part in the 37th annual ABATE Rally

Hundreds of motorcycles descended on Paradise Point at Perry Lake for the 37th annual ABATE motorcycle rally.

Masters of the barbecue pit

Truebud BBQ team members talk about cooking 'cue. The team has been traveling to barbecue competitions nearly every weekend since February, which — coupled with their meticulously smoked and seasoned meat — has helped propel them to the top 10 in the Kansas City Barbeque Society's Team of the Year points chase standings.

Lawrence doctor loses 150 pounds

Dr. Malati Harris, of Lawrence Family Medicine & Obstetrics, explains how she has lost 150 pounds through diet and exercise.

Wild horses and burros up for adoption

Thirty-five horses and three burros are up for adoption this weekend, as the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management hosts an adoption event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.