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The GaDuGi SafeCenter, a sexual violence support agency, announced Chrissy Heikkila will take over as executive director.
A steering committee tasked with finding and implementing a new system of software for the county government's finances -- something expected to cost about $1 million -- has entered contract negotiations with a vendor.
An already small community basketball team was planning to play two short Monday night, after a father and son on the team were killed in a weekend crash. By Sara Shepherd
The Douglas County Commission will allow NextEra Energy Resources, the largest wind energy developer in the United States, to proceed in the application process to erect two meteorological towers in the countryside to study the area's wind patterns.
Some outside agencies that receive county funding will undergo more reporting and monitoring under a measure that Douglas County commissioners approved Wednesday. By Peter Hancock
Douglas County commissioners will consider proposals aimed at bringing more accountability and transparency to purchasing and funding for outside agencies. Commissioners meet at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at the County Courthouse. By Peter Hancock
Gov. Sam Brownback recently gave Mid-State Materials of Lecompton the 2013 Governor's Mined Land Reclamation Award for its reclamation activities at the Big Springs quarry in Douglas County. Staff Reports
Residents in a once quiet and peaceful area southeast of Baldwin City have been rattled by a sudden wave of drilling in an oil field that has been mostly idle for decades. The controversy pits the interests of homeowners against those who own leases to the mineral rights underneath. One state lawmaker is proposing legislation to protect the interests of surface owners from abusive practices by some drilling companies. By Peter Hancock
A Douglas County man says he’s upset after learning someone shot and killed a pair of old horses he kept on his property before he knew they’d gotten loose. The horses apparently had been wandering around East 250 Road south of Stull for several days before being found this week, both dead. By Sara Shepherd
With the brunt of the worst winter storm of the year behind us, Lawrence appears to have emerged relatively unscathed, with the main task now being to clear the roads. By Elliot Hughes
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Today will be hot and sunny, the heat index will be in excess of 100Â°. 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 ...
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, 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.
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 held its annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, which featured German food and beer, along with music and dance.
Cyrus Fillmore of rural Baldwin, talks about making a special drum for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Re-enactors show what is was like making due in the 1800s during Lecompton's Bald Eagle Rendezvous Days, which goes through Saturday.
Hundreds of motorcycles descended on Paradise Point at Perry Lake for the 37th annual ABATE motorcycle rally.
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.
Dr. Malati Harris, of Lawrence Family Medicine & Obstetrics, explains how she has lost 150 pounds through diet and exercise.
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.