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Lawrence and area events for Tuesday, May 21

Today, May 21 Red Dog Workout, 6 a.m., Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club, 7 a.m., Brandon Woods, Smith Center, 1501 Inverness Drive. Lions Club, noon-1 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. Parkinson’s Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., First Presbyterian ...

Kansas governor signs budget but vetoes pension payment

Topeka (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday vetoed an extra $51 million payment to Kansas’ public pension system while signing the bulk of a state budget approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Kelly said in a message to legislators that she used the governor’s power ...

KU rededicates WWI memorial ‘Victory Eagle’ in new location on campus

For the third — and likely final — time, the University of Kansas on Monday dedicated “The Victory Eagle” statue in honor of the Douglas County residents who lost their lives fighting in World War I. “Monuments like this ‘Victory Eagle,’ commissioned to honor those from Douglas ...

Panel interviewing Douglas County judge candidates this week

Ten nominees to replace retiring Douglas County District Court Judge Paula Martin are scheduled to be interviewed this week. The 7th Judicial District Nominating Commission will interview candidates throughout the day Thursday, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, ...

Lawrence man charged with sex crimes against 8-year-old

Updated at 5 p.m. Monday A Lawrence man has been charged with sexually abusing an 8-year-old child for the past several years. Johnie L. Saluto, 30, was arrested Friday and held on $500,000 bond, according to jail records. The alleged abuse dates back to 2015, when the child was 4, according ...

KU says proposed private medical school might overburden state

WICHITA — The dean of the University of Kansas' School of Medicine in Wichita is warning that a private medical school proposed in the city could overburden the state's health care system and its capacity to train medical students. Dean Garrold Minns told the Wichita Eagle that the planned ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 20

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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 193 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence and area events for Monday, May 20

Today, May 21 Red Dog Workout, 6 a.m., Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club, 7 a.m., Brandon Woods, Smith Center, 1501 Inverness Drive. Lions Club, noon-1 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. Parkinson’s Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., First Presbyterian ...

Baker University Class of 2019 urged to continue serving others

Members of the Baker University Class of 2019 were sent off Sunday with the message that they continue to provide service to others as they did as undergraduates. The university handed out bachelor’s degrees to 128 seniors at its Baldwin City campus. After the seniors for the school’s ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 19

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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 195 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Where are they now? Checking up on the 2009 Academic All-Stars

Each year, the Journal-World reaches out to the Academic All-Stars from 10 years ago to see what they've been up to since high school. Here's what the members of the 2009 class told us via email: Jacob Rhodes When Jacob Rhodes graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 2009, he hadn't yet ...