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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 13

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 215 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Gov.-elect Kelly picks veteran, bipartisan group to lead transition

TOPEKA — Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly has named a veteran, bipartisan group of four people to lead her transition team. Kelly announced the appointments Tuesday. The team includes Jordanna Zeigler, the manager of the incoming Democratic governor's campaign. The group also includes Joyce ...

FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017

NEW YORK — Hate crimes across the United States spiked 17 percent in 2017 — marking a rise for the third straight year — with a 37 percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to an FBI report released Tuesday. There were 7,175 reported hate crimes last year, up from 6,121 in ...

Library selects 3 food-themed books for 2019 Read Across Lawrence

After selecting one book for all ages in 2018, the Lawrence Public Library went back to selecting three books for the 2019 Read Across Lawrence program. “It’s a return to the norm,” said Kristin Soper, adult programming coordinator for the library. This year, the library selected “A ...

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

CHICAGO — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government's physical activity guidelines came out a decade ago. Since then, the list of ...

Lawrence and area events for Tuesday, Nov. 13

Today, Nov. 13 Red Dog’s Dog Days Fitness Program, 6 a.m. & 6 p.m., Haskell Indian Nations University, 155 E. Indian Ave. Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club, 7 a.m., Brandon Woods, Smith Center, 1501 Inverness Drive. Library Storytime (ages 3+), 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lawrence Public ...

Kansas domestic violence deaths in 2017 highest in 2 decades

TOPEKA — Kansas recorded more domestic violence-related homicides in 2017 than it had in more than two decades. A Kansas Bureau of Investigation report shows the 38 domestic violence deaths in 2017 was twice as many as 2016. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the agency says 20 of the ...

Organizers of community Thanksgiving dinner are seeking volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Lawrence’s community Thanksgiving dinner, which once again will be free and open to all on Thanksgiving day in the LINK dining room of the First Christian Church at 10th and Kentucky streets. The meal is set to be served from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Prior to the ...

Emmy winner to screen 2 films at KU as part of International Education Week

Andrew Tkach, an award-winning news director and producer, will be participating in screenings of his films on Wednesday as part of International Education Week at the Office of International Programs at the University of Kansas campus. "Hunger for Truth," a 76-minute film, explores the ...