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Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.
John Cale is this month’s featured Nine Forty Live artist at Lawrence Arts Center, performing a variety of material from his six decades of studio albums (his latest, “Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood”) with a backing band at 8 p.m. April 15. In true Cale fashion, there’s going to be some surprises in the mix to look forward to, but anyone familiar with his live shows already know not to come prepared to hear exact renditions they’ve heard in the past
The Lawrence school board will review recent actions by the Kansas Legislature dealing with school finance, teacher tenure and other education policies. The board meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the district administration building, 110 McDonald Dr. By Peter Hancock
Casey Thomas, a veterinarian in Junction City, found someone to take over his practice through Kansas University business school's RedTire program, which helps sellers reaching retirement age to find buyers so their businesses can live on. By Ben Unglesbee
The National Weather Service is forecasting a low of -4 degrees Monday in the Lawrence area.
With about 5 inches of snow on the ground, the city and county saw few weather-related accidents overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. However, several crashes were reported on I-70 between Topeka and Lawrence in the past 24 hours. By Ben Unglesbee
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.
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.