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Man who allegedly set up series of burglaries in Lawrence convicted

A man who is alleged to have facilitated a series of burglaries in Lawrence was convicted Tuesday in Douglas County District Court. True J. Shipley, 21, pleaded no contest to three counts of robbery, midlevel-severity felonies, Cheryl Wright Kunard, assistant to the Douglas County district ...

In court, former KU professor alleges policy violations led to her termination

A former tenure track professor at the University of Kansas claimed during a hearing Tuesday that violations of faculty evaluation policy and procedures led to her being terminated. A lawyer for the university, however, argued that her allegations of policy violations were “harmless errors, ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 15

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

KU scientist, mathematician win $10K Chancellors Club Awards

Bruno Hagenbuch, a scientist specializing in transport proteins, and Jack Porter, a mathematics professor, have been named the 2019 University of Kansas Chancellors Club Award recipients. Hagenbuch, originally from Switzerland, started working at the University of Kansas Medical Center in ...

Douglas County Commission to consider approving comprehensive plan

The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday will consider approving a comprehensive plan for the county and the City of Lawrence. The commission received its first look at the plan, known as Plan 2040, last week and did not propose any changes. The plan outlines how the city and county will ...

Paving work to cause disruption at Lawrence exit on I-70

Drivers traveling to and from Lawrence via the Kansas Turnpike may need to adjust their plans Tuesday night. The interchange at mile marker 202 on Interstate 70 will be inaccessible to drivers Tuesday night, the Kansas Turnpike Authority announced in a press release distributed Tuesday ...

Former KU track star and Olympian Diamond Dixon arrested in Lawrence

Updated at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday A former University of Kansas track and field athlete who was part of the U.S. Olympic team for the 2012 games in London was arrested in Lawrence early Tuesday morning. Diamond B. Dixon, 27, was arrested around 1 a.m. in the 1400 block of Massachusetts Street on ...

Only 1% of 100K teachers in Missouri, Kansas are black men

Kansas City, Mo. (ap) — Charles King remembers in his third year teaching a parent called him aside and told him to be more authentic, to let some of his roots show because the black students in that urban Houston school needed to know he was one of them. The encounter changed the way that ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 14

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