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KDOT to permanently close K-10 intersection at Kasold

Story updated at 4:29 p.m. Thursday After 28 accidents in about two years, state transportation officials are eliminating a west Lawrence intersection on the South Lawrence Trafficway. The Kansas Department of Transportation will close the intersection of Kansas Highway 10 and Kasold Drive, ...

Lawrence police officer who shot man asks judge to dismiss criminal charge

A Lawrence police officer who shot a man when an arrest attempt turned violent says her criminal charge should be dropped, because she was protecting a fellow officer. In a motion filed last week in Douglas County District Court, attorneys for Brindley D. Blood, 26, of Lawrence, cited Kansas ...

4 Lawrence playgrounds may be removed because of poor condition, low usage

Four playgrounds in Lawrence public parks could be removed in 2019 because of poor condition and low usage. Mark Hecker, assistant director of the City of Lawrence's Parks and Recreation Department, said the department conducted a citywide audit of the playgrounds and found four of 38 total ...

Discussions to begin regarding funding agreement for fire and medical services

City of Lawrence officials think Douglas County should be paying more toward firefighting and emergency medical services, though officials say they expect the conversation about the funding agreement will be complex. As part of the Lawrence City Commission's work session Tuesday, city staff ...

Lawrence City Commission to review policy for public police cameras

City leaders will soon provide input on the Lawrence Police Department’s policy for public cameras. As part of its work session Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will review the policy, which details how public cameras and camera footage will be monitored, stored and potentially ...

Gift of a new shower allows Lawrence veteran to remain in his home

A walk-in shower was giving Veterans Day new meaning for a Lawrence man Friday afternoon. Dennis Sooby, an Army veteran who served in occupied Japan at the end of World War II, watched as Adam Fearing, a much younger veteran who had served in Iraq, helped make his bathroom ...

Healthy Outlook: Lawrence doctor bucks insurance to focus on patients

Imagine that you go get a haircut, with the agreement that the stylist will bill you for it. You walk out of the salon, turning heads on your merry way. But when you get the bill a week later, it’s double or triple what you expected to pay, and the shampoo that you thought was included in ...

Vet recalls horrors, heroism after Israeli attack of USS Liberty during Six-Day War

In early June 1967, Larry Slavens had a sideline view of the Six-Day War from the bridge of the USS Liberty about 12 miles off the coast of the Sinai Peninsula. “With Navy field glasses, you can see a long way,” he recalled Thursday from his rural Jefferson County home. “You could see ...

Democrats assessing what happened in 2nd District campaign

TOPEKA — Going into the 2018 elections, Democrat Paul Davis looked like he had a clear advantage in the race for Kansas' 2nd District congressional seat. He was a well-known candidate who had carried the district in his unsuccessful bid for governor in 2014. And he was running in a year that ...