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‘SMART’ goals key to keeping New Year’s resolutions

As the year comes to a close, we spend time reflecting, celebrating and setting our goals for the new year to come. This year, we’re entering into a new decade as well. Almost half of Americans will make a New Year’s resolution for themselves. This can be anything from spending less time ...

New transportation services will serve seniors in Eudora, Lecompton

The Senior Resource Center for Douglas County is introducing transportation services in Eudora and Lecompton and is seeking volunteers to help with some of them. Megan Poindexter, executive director of the Senior Resource Center, said the agency has made a van available in Eudora to provide ...

Downtown church to open temporary cold-weather shelter for homeless

As temperatures drop and forecasts call for snow, several individuals and organizations have come together to provide a temporary overnight shelter for the homeless. The Lawrence Community Shelter has been operating at a reduced capacity because of financial issues, and some homeless people ...

Kansas congressman addressing residence issue for 2nd time

TOPEKA - A freshman Kansas congressman might have to correct his voter registration a second time after changing it earlier this month while local authorities investigated him for previously listing a UPS Inc. store as his home. The Kansas City Star reports that Republican Rep. Steve Watkins ...

Lawrence man sentenced to probation in armed road rage case

A man who was convicted of aggravated assault for aiming a gun at another driver on Sixth Street and then holing up in an apartment was sentenced to probation Friday. Chandler A. Grey, 27, must serve 24 months of probation, according to Dorothy Kliem, trial assistant for the Douglas County ...

Jury hears from KBI experts who worked on Lawrence shooting case

Jurors may have learned a thing or two from the series of forensic experts who testified during a trial for Tommy May on Friday. May, 60, of Lawrence, is charged with a slew of felonies stemming from incidents prosecutors allege happened within a span of about an hour on July 2, 2018. ...

Kansas Sen. Moran: Undecided but echoing GOP on impeachment

TOPEKA — Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran said Friday that he hasn't decided how he would vote on removing President Donald Trump from office but followed those comments up by criticizing the Democratic-led House's impeachment process. Moran's statement declared that he does not support ...

Lawrence police blotter for December 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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 190 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

The Mad Greek temporarily closes for cockroach infestation

A popular downtown Lawrence restaurant was temporarily forced to close earlier this week for a cockroach infestation. The Mad Greek, 907 Massachusetts St., closed Monday after a state health code inspector found 30 live roaches in various locations between the restaurant’s basement and ...

2nd man arrested in KC bar shooting that killed 4 people

Kansas City, Kan. — One of two men who is accused of opening fire inside a crowded bar in Kansas City, Kan., killing four people and wounding five others, has been captured in Mexico, authorities said Thursday. Authorities have been searching for Hugo Villanueva-Morales, 29, since the ...