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Lawrence boy missing, likely dead at Clinton Lake, authorities say

Story updated at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18: Area first responders believe that a boy lost in Clinton Lake Thursday evening has drowned. A 13-year-old Lawrence boy was swimming near the outlet at the lake, and when he went underwater, the people he was with lost track of him, Douglas ...

White House calls Douglas County Republican official ‘partisan’

After Douglas County Commission Chair Michelle Derusseau said she did not plan to attend a White House summit, calling it a “publicity stunt,” a member of Republican President Donald Trump’s staff has accused her of partisanship. The three Douglas County commissioners were invited — ...

Go, See, Do: Lawrence Field Day Fest, Paleo Garden Plant Sale and more

More than 20 musical groups will take the stage for free concerts around the city at this weekend's Lawrence Field Day Fest. The annual music festival, now in its eighth year, runs from Thursday through Saturday and will include 24 bands. Fally Afani, the festival organizer and editor of the ...

Study: K-State ranked best value for higher education in Kansas; KU comes in 2nd

The two largest universities in Kansas are again ranked as the best value for higher education in Kansas. But the local university is looking up to its land-grant cousin to the west for the fifth year in a row. A study by SmartAsset, a financial technology company, recently ranked K-State as ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 18

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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 277 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Former Baldwin City priest charged with possessing child pornography

A Catholic priest who served in Baldwin City and nearby Lapeer has been charged in federal court with possessing child pornography. The priest, Christopher Rossman, was charged July 9 in the U.S. District Court of Kansas. The charge alleges that Rossman in September 2016 possessed on an ...

New development plans filed for long vacant corner in west Lawrence

I can certainly picture living above a doughnut shop or a neighborhood diner. (In my picture, the doors are very wide and the floor is reinforced.) But traditionally you only think of those types of scenarios in a downtown setting. A local developer, though, is betting such a concept might ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 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 219 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

KU to begin beer, wine sales at football games this fall

Head coach Les Miles won’t be the only new attraction coming to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium this fall. University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long announced Wednesday that fans attending KU home games now will be able to buy beer and wine, beginning with the Jayhawks’ Aug. 31 ...

Grant will help rebuild house of baseball great Satchel Paige

Kansas City, Mo. — A new grant will help rebuild the fire-damaged Kansas City, Mo., home of Satchel Paige, one of baseball’s legendary pitchers and showmen. The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced more than $1.6 million in grants earlier this month for 22 sites and ...