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Investigators: House fire that killed woman was accidental

Investigators determined that Tuesday’s fatal house fire in Lawrence was accidental, caused by combustible materials too close to a heating source.

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Man faces multiple felony charges in connection with police standoff

A Lawrence man is facing multiple felony charges in connection with an incident that escalated to a police standoff earlier this month.

Two sex crimes reported to Lawrence police over weekend

Two sex crimes were reported to Lawrence police over the weekend.

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City prepares for 40,000 visitors for Junior Olympics; local hotels fully booked

The last week in July will bring more than 40,000 people to Lawrence for the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Championships, and local officials are getting the track and the town ready.

KU announces second finalist for dean of business position

The University of Kansas announced Wednesday that the first of three finalists to become dean of business at KU is L. Paige Fields, the School of Business dean at Trinity University.

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Woman dies after early-morning house fire in Lawrence; neighbors attempt rescue

A woman died Tuesday in an early-morning house fire in central Lawrence.

Fourth social welfare dean candidate is a KU faculty member

The University of Kansas has announced the last of four finalists for dean of the School of Social Welfare scheduled to give a public presentation on campus.

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Third social welfare dean candidate says KU must work to translate research into policy

The third candidate for dean of the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare emphasized the importance of “social progress powered by science,” a phrase coined by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, during a campus visit on Monday.

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School district: 'Goals and scope' of 2013 bond projects met

The Lawrence school board on Monday heard an update on the district’s 2013 bond projects — and how capital outlay dollars were used to supplement the $92.5 million renovations of Lawrence’s elementary schools. All bond projects, with the exception of ongoing construction at Pinckney Elementary School, have already been completed since the passage of the district’s last bond in 2013. The district didn’t have much trouble securing voters’ support that time — the bond sailed to passage in spring 2013 with 72 percent of the vote, Kathy Johnson, the district’s director of finance, reminded board members and district leaders Monday night.

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Man charged with sexual battery at KU residence hall

A 19-year-old man has been charged with sexual battery in connection with a September incident at a University of Kansas residence hall.

Lawrence residents trying to beat the heat

Today's weather: The heat continues again today as our high pushes the 100 degree mark. Although there is a chance of an isolated afternoon thunderstorm, the chances remain fairly slim. The light south wind will provide little relief from the ...

Lawrence resident hopes Iranian crisis ‘plants seed’

Today's weather: Afternoon highs will top out at 97 degrees with a heat index of well over 105. We'll see only a few passing clouds in the sky along with a light wind out of the south between five and ...

Now is the time to adopt a dog

Weather: While the high may be 90 degrees, our heat index will remain near 100. A southwest wind will continue between 10 and 20 miles per hour before a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The showers should ...

Hundreds of friends, family honor Frederick

Today's weather: We're going to have another muggy afternoon. The high will be near 95 degrees with a heat index of over 100. Today's headlines: • Friends and family filled KU's Lied Center on Wednesday • A Lawrence man, along ...

Wet spring means pests galore

• The wet spring season will mean more mosquitoes than last year • Former Kansas University athletic director Bob Frederick was flown by air ambulance to KU Medical Hospital after a bicycle accident at Sixth and Kasold Drive around 6:45 ...

Lawrence residents going batty in bug battle

Some Lawrence residents are turning to bats to control their mosquito problems. But The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department does not recommend that people have bat houses, mainly because bats can carry rabies. For more on bats, and how to attract ...

No more bus rides for many: District tightens belt by cutting transportation

After a chilly start to the day, temperatures will climb to near normal by afternoon. Expect a high near 78. Skies will gradually clear throughout the day, leading to mostly clear skies overnight. With the help of light north winds, ...

Pools spending thousands to comply with new federal standards

A slight chance of morning storms will give way to a very muggy Friday. The humidity, combined with sufficient twist in the atmosphere, and a front, will spark numerous thunderstorms by late afternoon across the area. Before the storms, highs ...

Curbside recycling in Lawrence? Don't count on it anytime soon

General recipe for fog: lots of moisture, calm winds and seasonably cool temperatures. Dense Fog Advisories will remain in effect until 11 a.m. for Douglas and Jefferson Counties. Once the sun's heat takes hold, fog will begin to clear by ...

School board cuts mental health support program

A storm slowly taking shape out to our west will turn winds, gusting at times up to 20 mph, from the southeast. The south bit of the wind will help to draw some warmer air into Northeast Kansas, Wednesday. Highs ...

Abused and dismissed

Mark McMeans, 52, of Meeker, Okla., accused James Jackson of sexually abusing him in 1975 at Arrowhead Junior High School, where McMeans was a seventh-grader and Jackson the vice principal. In a theme that develops over his life, Jackson is accused of abusing children but faces few repercussions.

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.

Morning check with Bill Lacy

We checked in with Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of Politics, at about 10 a.m. Tuesday for his early thoughts on the election.

Halloween Light Show

Lee Howe, who lives at 2020 Pebble Lane, spent countless hours setting up a Halloween display in his front yard. The display is made up of grave stones and pumpkins and a pirate ship guided by a scary captain, all illuminated with hundreds of LED lights for the show.

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.

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