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ACLU pushes federal judge to declare Kansas ban on gay marriages unconstitutional

The American Civil Liberties Union took a step Friday to speed up an appeal it filed last year challenging Kansas' ban on gay marriage.

Lawrence man who wanted to inspire others after losing 750 pounds dies

Robert Walls, 34, an aspiring Lawrence chef who battled obesity by losing more than 750 pounds, died Monday, the Douglas County Coroner's Office reported.

Robin Williams dead at 63

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 always reinventing himself

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

School board to review legislative actions

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

KU's RedTire program matches business owners with successors

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

Sub-zero temperatures expected in Lawrence on Monday

The National Weather Service is forecasting a low of -4 degrees Monday in the Lawrence area.

Lawrence relatively free of weather troubles; several accidents reported on I-70

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

Arrest made after Munchers employee discovers man in ceiling

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 to conduct nighttime seatbelt enforcement on Monday

Lawrence police will conduct nighttime seat belt enforcement on Monday as part of a campaign funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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.

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.

Masters of the barbecue pit

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.

Lawrence doctor loses 150 pounds

Dr. Malati Harris, of Lawrence Family Medicine & Obstetrics, explains how she has lost 150 pounds through diet and exercise.

Wild horses and burros up for adoption

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.

Linwood man dies in motorcycle accident

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.

Crews respond to fire at Sigma Chi

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.

Dillons sneak peek

Steve Birchfield, manager of Dillons on Massachusetts Street, talks about the new store prior to its grand opening Sunday.