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Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 1, 2020

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Kansas set to start processing extra unemployment benefits

TOPEKA (AP) — Kansans who can certify that they are unemployed because of the coronavirus outbreak will be eligible for an additional $300 in unemployment benefits beginning Friday. Gov. Laura Kelly said the Kansas Department of Labor will begin processing applications for benefits from the ...

Top Kansas health official predicts bigger COVID-19 spikes to come

TOPEKA — The top public health official in Kansas said Wednesday that the state has yet to see its biggest wave of coronavirus cases, suggesting the pandemic could spawn an average of 800 or even 900 new cases a day in coming months. Dr. Lee Norman, the head of the state Department of Health ...

COVID-19 death count in county rises by 3 to 13; 2,340 cases in all

Three more Douglas County residents have died from COVID-19, according to the health department's Wednesday update about the virus. Previously, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health announced that ten people — three residents between the ages of 65 and 74, one resident between the ages of 75 ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 30, 2020

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Kansas airports could feel pandemic’s impact for years

WICHITA — Katie Hansen’s recent trip from Columbus, Ohio, through Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Wichita felt pretty familiar. Sure, restaurants sat closed, but O’Hare looked busy and her flights were full. “If people didn’t have masks on,” she said, “there would be ...

Kansas governor backs new federal guidelines on nursing home visits

Story updated at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Tuesday she supports new federal guidelines that will allow some visitations at nursing homes that accept Medicaid and Medicare if proper coronavirus-related safety measures are followed. The Centers for Medicare ...