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Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 20, 2021

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police across the country, including in Kansas, use force against children

CHICAGO — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. Neither he nor anyone else in his family's Chicago ...

Laird Noller Ford giving away hundreds of brand new coats in November

As temperatures turn colder, a local car dealership plans to provide free coats and other winter wear to the community. Laird Noller Ford in Lawrence and Topeka will host its second annual Drive out the Cold coat giveaway the first week of November. "Laird Noller saw a need in our community ...

White House details plans to vaccinate 28 million children ages 5 to 11

Updated at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday WASHINGTON — Children ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot ...