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Lawrence police blotter for April 24

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. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 209 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

KU announces partnership extension with Adidas through 2031

Story updated at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday Kansas Athletics on Wednesday morning announced that it had agreed to extend its contract with footwear and apparel partner Adidas through 2031. KU’s most recent contract with Adidas was slated to expire at the end of June. And the new deal, which has ...

Lawrence and area events for Wednesday, April 24

Today, April 24 1 Million Cups, 9-10 a.m., Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St. Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Open Pairs, 12:30 p.m., 1025 N. Third St., Suite 120. Teen Zone Expanded, 2-5 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Story Time with Singing Sarah, 3:30-4 p.m., The Toy Store, 936 ...

Topeka Zoo investigates animal handling after tiger attacks worker

TOPEKA — A Kansas zoo is investigating its animal-handling protocols after a Sumatran tiger seriously injured a veteran zookeeper, and its director acknowledged Tuesday that human error probably led to the attack. The Topeka Zoo has "100 percent confidence" that no problem with the tiger's ...

KU names education professor as interim vice provost for diversity and equity

The University of Kansas has selected an associate professor from the School of Education to serve as interim vice provost for diversity and equity. KU’s interim provost, Carl Lejuez, announced in a Tuesday message to the university community that Jennifer Ng will take over the role when the ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 23

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 219 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

First woman of color to lead KU’s student body as president

A chance encounter between two students during a networking event last year led to University of Kansas students recently electing the first woman of color as their leader on campus. Tiara Floyd, who will be a senior at KU next fall, was elected as student body president in an uncontested race ...

Lawrence and area events for Tuesday, April 23

Today, April 23 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. Collections Up Close: Game of Thrones Paleontology, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., KU Memorial Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Lions Club, ...

Kansas patrol: Army vet, wife killed in crash with vulture

MEDICINE LODGE — Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed an Army veteran and his wife as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband, of Fowler, in the head on a ...