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Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 17

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

Lawrence and area events for Wednesday, Oct. 17

Today, Oct. 17 1 Million Cups, 9-10 a.m., Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St. Books & Babies Storytime (ages 0-23 mo.), 9:30-10 & 10:30-11 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Beginning of Installation: Red Dirt Rug (through 10/25), 11 a.m.-3 p.m., The Commons KU, 1240 ...

Kansas says all voting machines in the state are certified

HUTCHINSON — The director of elections in Kansas says every piece of voting equipment used in the state has been certified at the state and federal level. His comments Friday come a day after The Hutchinson News reported Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office failed to produce ...

Prosecution: 2 workers obstructed inquiry into waterslide death

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Prosecutors say two maintenance workers at a Kansas City, Kan., water park where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on a waterslide deliberately misled investigators as their criminal trial began. The Kansas City Star reports that attorneys for David Hughes and John ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 16

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

Kansas records its first flu death of the season

WICHITA — Health officials say Kansas has recorded its first flu deaths of the season. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says two deaths in the state have already been directly attributed to influenza as of Monday. Pneumonia has been the direct ...

Founder of #MeToo movement to speak at KU

Tarana Burke was so busy after the #MeToo movement took off in 2017 that she was forced to cancel a speaking event at the University of Kansas last spring. Now she has rescheduled and is set to speak at 6 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the ...

Lieutenant files to run for Douglas County sheriff in 2020

A 20-year veteran of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has filed to run sheriff. Jay Armbrister, 42, of Baldwin City, filed Oct. 4 to run as a Democrat. Armbrister said he filed early because he was eager to share his candidacy with county residents. “It’s always been my goal to be ...

City rivals to team up for toy drive at football game

Free State High School and Lawrence High School students will put aside their rivalry to join forces on a toy drive at Friday’s football game between the two schools. Student teams from FSHS and LHS will be collecting new and unopened toys at the game, which starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the ...