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Lawrence Lions Alumni Association to induct 3 into Hall of Honor

The Lawrence Lions Alumni Association will induct three LHS alumni into the school's Hall of Honor this year. Those inductees include a pioneer in computer graphics, a leader in international public health initiatives and a public relations executive. The ceremony is slated for 2 p.m. Sunday ...

Lawrence school board approves $43.5M bond sale

The Lawrence school board approved a $43.5 million bond sale Monday, for an interest rate to the district of 3.45 percent. David Arteberry, of the district bond consulting firm George K. Baum, said the low bidder for the $43.5 million in 20-year bonds offered at noon Monday was Mesirow ...

Defrocked priest still holds medical licenses in Kansas, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A former Kansas priest still holds medical licenses in Kansas and Missouri despite being defrocked this year after the Archdiocese of Kansas City determined that he abused three minors decades ago. The Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts is investigating ...

Kobach, Colyer headline GOP fundraising pheasant hunt

TOPEKA — Republican Secretary of State and candidate for Kansas governor Kris Kobach will team up with current Gov. Jeff Colyer for a $15,000-a-person pheasant hunt in October to raise money for the state Republican Party. The Kansas City Star reports that Colyer and Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann are ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 185 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Kansas child welfare system faces sexual assault case

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Kansas' troubled child welfare system was beginning to make progress after months of issues when rape allegations were made public last week involving a teen in the state's custody. A 13-year-old was allegedly raped by a young man who was also in the state's care while at ...

Rosenstein to meet Trump Thursday as job hangs in balance

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will meet later this week with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the White House said Monday amid indications that Rosenstein was about to lose his job. The meeting will be Thursday, said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. That's the ...

Lawrence woman attacks person at apartment, then doctor at hospital

Police arrested a 30-year-old Lawrence woman who, they say, attacked another woman while officers were on the scene and then continued fighting after arriving at the hospital. Officers were dispatched about 8:50 a.m. Saturday to a disturbance with weapons in the 1100 block of Tennessee ...

New gathering place under construction in Lawrence Rotary Arboretum

Lawrence residents will soon have a new outdoor gathering place on the southwest side of town. The three Lawrence Rotary clubs along with the Lawrence Home Builders Association and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department on Monday began building a new gathering shelter in the Lawrence ...

Knowledge of rare indigenous language allows local scholar to lend a hand

The timing was perfect when Laura Hobson Herlihy received a call in early July to work as a court interpreter for immigrants speaking the Miskitu language. For the past decade, the cultural anthropologist’s summers had been spent taking graduate students to the Nicaraguan rainforest to learn ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Sept. 24, 2018

Marriages Ariele K. Erwine, 38, Lawrence, and Ethan Fowler, 40, Lawrence. Andrew Baker, 34, Fairview, Texas, and Meredith West, 31, Fairview, Texas. Cody Allen Nieder, 24, Baldwin City, and Shauncee Lea Alumbaugh, 27, Baldwin City. Dyana Lynn Morgan, 61, Holton, and Stacey Wyant, 62, ...