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A 23-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespassing and criminal damage to property early Friday morning after employees at Munchers Bakery called police after discovering someone crawling in the ceiling.
Lawrence police will conduct nighttime seat belt enforcement on Monday as part of a campaign funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
From the Tour of Lawrence to the Deaf Olympics in Bulgaria, local cyclist Lindsay Lorenz has been peddling non-stop all summer. But now, with a bronze medal around her neck, she might be able to take a breather. The Lawrence resident returned to Monday from Sofia, Bulgaria, where she competed July 27 through Aug. 7 in the 2013 Deaflympics’s women’s road cycling events, taking home with her the bronze medal for the United States in the 1,000-meter sprints.
Area teens are invited to attend a back-to-school party at the Granada from 7 to 11 p.m. Monday night. Cover charges are $5 before 8 p.m., and $8 after 8 p.m.
At the Vinland Fair, folks know what it takes to have a good time. You don’t need bright, blinking lights or amusement rides, cotton candy or clowns. When it really comes down to it, you just need each other. By Caitlin Doornbos
Applicants are being sought for six $1,000 scholarships and one $500 scholarship for African-American students attending public universities, colleges and community colleges in Kansas in the 2014 spring semester.
For more than two decades, First United Methodist Church’s annual garage sale has been a staple event in downtown Lawrence. This year, two more Vermont Street organizations will join the rummage sale festivities. by Caitlin Doornbos
A wrecked vehicle was discovered this morning past construction barricades west of Baldwin City on US 56 Highway.
Thousands of cups of lemonade, 400 blooming onions, 700 bags of kettle corn, 900 funnel cakes and 1,080 corn dogs later, the weeklong Douglas County Fair has come to an end. But before the exhibits were taken down and the food vendors had retired their treats until next summer, one event on Saturday drew cheers from crowded bleachers in the judging arena. Thirty-one teams competed in the Barnyard Olympics, an obstacle course challenge for 4-H Club members that is a signature event on the final day of the fair. By Nicole Wentling
On a warm, mid-July day in 1988, 6-year-old Julie Carden was standing by her family’s horse trailer, waiting alongside her pony, Princess, for Eudora’s CPA parade to begin when a Lawrence Journal-World photographer snapped her picture. A poster-sized copy of that black-and-white photo now hangs in Carden’s childhood home. The image not only captured the start of Carden’s long and successful fair and rodeo career, but it signified the beginning of a relationship between a little girl and her pony, a bond that set Carden on her path in life. By Nikki Wentling
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.
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.
A 44-year-old Linwood man died when his motorcycle was struck by a car around 9 a.m. on N. Third Street near the entrance to the Kansas Turnpike.
Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical personnel responded to a fire on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at the Sigma Chi fraternity, 1439 Tenn., around 3:55 p.m. Crews worked to douse smoldering flames on the roof on the northeast side of the house. Members of the fraternity were able to move back into the house Wednesday evening.
Steve Birchfield, manager of Dillons on Massachusetts Street, talks about the new store prior to its grand opening Sunday.