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Lawrence roofer ordered to make restitution, cease doing business

A Lawrence contractor will have to make more than $46,000 in restitution payments before he can get back into the roofing business.

Woman arrested on suspicion of battery in Bragg incident

A 19-year-old woman was arrested Friday afternoon for suspicion of battery in the same incident allegedly involving University of Kansas basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr., according to Douglas County Jail records.

Campaign staffers and reporters share thoughts on 2016 election at Dole Institute event

People who worked on the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns, as well as pollsters and journalists who covered them, agreed that none of the normal rules of politics seemed to apply in the 2016 presidential election.

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Langston Hughes kindergarten teacher wins district's Master Teacher honor

At Langston Hughes Elementary School, each student who passes through Leslie Downing’s class is special. That’s because Downing, who teaches kindergarten, treats every child as her own, one Langston Hughes parent wrote in praise of the “momma bear” educator who on Friday was named the 2016-2017 Lawrence Master Teacher by Superintendent Kyle Hayden. The award, which recognizes one outstanding teacher from the Lawrence district each year, was presented to Downing — along with a $2,500 check from Truity Credit Union — in a surprise ceremony that morning in the Langston Hughes gym.

Community Christmas Dinner organizers seeking donations

The annual Community Christmas Dinner will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, at the First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont. Organizers are seeking donations of turkeys and hams.

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KU basketball player Carlton Bragg accused of pushing woman down stairs, pleads not guilty; won't be allowed to play

University of Kansas basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr. was arrested and charged with battery on Friday, after reportedly striking a woman and pushing her down the stairs. He pleaded not guilty later the same day.

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Settlement agreement details efforts of Lawrence schools to keep racism investigation out of public eye; teacher denies wrongdoing

Lawrence school district officials entered into a settlement agreement with the teacher accused of making racists comments to a South Middle School class, agreeing to withhold information about the district’s investigation in exchange for a promise that the district would not be sued.

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One defendant offers to settle in wrongful death lawsuit regarding inmate who died in Douglas County Jail

Though the cause of Rachel Hammers' death inside the Douglas County Jail remains in dispute, one defendant in her ongoing, wrongful death lawsuit has offered to settle the matter privately.

Salvation Army and others seek help offering aid to local families in need

With the first snow in Lawrence some begin to feel the season's cheer. Apple cider, twinkling lights and sweaters. For others, however, the holidays are a stressful time, said Marisa McCluer, a corps officer with The Salvation Army.

Police seeking additional witnesses of crash that killed pedestrian on Ninth Street

As the investigation into Friday's fatal crash on West Ninth Street nears completion, police are asking remaining witnesses to speak with them.

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.