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Lawrence and area events for Tuesday, Sept. 2

Today, Sept. 18 Free State Festival: Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. (unless otherwise noted). Free State Festival: Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. (unless otherwise noted). Ideas: A Reading & Book Signing by Craig Johnson, 6 p.m. More Events: Red Dog’s Dog ...

Second Georgia man arrested in scary mask robberies in Lawrence

A second man from Georgia has been arrested in connection with a series of armed home-invasion robberies where one suspect reportedly wore a scary mask. Corey T. Allen, 30, of McDonough, Ga., made his first appearance in Douglas County District Court on Monday, after being booked into the ...

Date set for next KU budget discussion

The next University of Kansas community budget conversation is scheduled for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 26, in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union, according to a press release from Jill Hummels, with the Office of the Provost. All University of Kansas faculty, staff and students are invited to ...

Eudora man convicted of molesting 5-year-old child

A Eudora man was convicted on Monday of molesting a 5-year-old child and will likely spend 10 years in prison for it. Philip J. Foster, 19, pleaded no contest to two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and was convicted by Douglas County District Court Judge Paula ...

New Free State High math teacher thanks students for award

Free State High School math teacher Alyssa Barratt said that being recognized Monday as a Lawrence school district Horizon Award winner was nice, but it was her students who made every school day special. “I do this because I love you guys,” she told the students in her first-hour geometry ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 178 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

KU puts plastic egg in front of union, teases to ‘hatching’ next year

A giant blue egg, surrounded by four smaller red and blue eggs, materialized a week ago outside the Kansas Memorial Union on the University of Kansas campus. The words “Hatching March 7th” are written across the large plastic egg in the newly constructed Ascher Plaza in front of the ...

Man shot by Lawrence police in May arrested after weekend traffic stop

A man who was shot by a Lawrence police officer when a traffic stop devolved into a fight in May got arrested this weekend, after another traffic stop. Akira S. Lewis, 35, of Lawrence, was arrested in connection with a traffic stop made by a Lawrence police officer about 9:40 p.m. Saturday in ...

Officials: Felon fatally shot Kansas deputy during arrest

Story last updated 4:29 p.m., Sept. 17 WICHITA — A man with a history of drug convictions fatally shot a Kansas sheriff's deputy as the deputy tried to handcuff the man on suspicion of vehicle theft, the sheriff's department said Monday. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office identified ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Sept. 17, 2018

Marriages Joshua Steven Bowen, 32, Lawrence, and Andrea Gomez Cervantes, 28, Lawrence. Tyler Jameason Kapelle, 23, Baldwin City, and Cambry Tory Lynch, 22, Lawrence. Ryan Julian, 37, Lawrence, and Kathryn Fenton, 26, Lawrence. Brian T. Feltz, 50, Lawrence, and Kirsteen Laura Elliott, 47, ...

Lawrence and area events for Monday, Sept. 17

Today, Sept. 17 Free State Festival: Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. (unless otherwise noted). Film: Agave: Spirit of a Nation, 7 p.m. Ideas: Tequila Tasting, 7-8:30 p.m., Genovese, 941 Massachusetts St. Ideas: Up in Art: An Art Talk with Cheech Marin, 8:30-9:30 p.m. More ...

From rolled stop signs to alcohol poisoning: A ride-along with KU police

Hidden from view, Cortney Coke parked the Ford Explorer near the intersection of Sunflower and Sunnyside roads on the University of Kansas campus. Lights off, she sat in the darkness, waiting. It was only a matter of minutes before a Jeep Cherokee rolled past the stop sign without coming to a ...