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Lawrence and area events for Aug. 14, 2018

Today, Aug. 14 Red Dog’s Dog Days Fitness Program, 6 a.m. & 6 p.m., Haskell Indian Nation University, 155 E. Indian Ave. Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club, 7 a.m., Brandon Woods, Smith Center, 1501 Inverness Drive. Lions Club, noon-1 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. ...

City, Lawrence police union reach agreement on employment contracts

Story updated at 5:07 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. After months of contract negotiations, the city and police union have come to an agreement on the police department’s employment contract. Due to the impasse, the Lawrence City Commission had been scheduled as part of its meeting Tuesday to make ...

Disputed Kansas primary pits low-key governor against flashy rival

In a deeply conservative state where some fellow Republicans built national reputations, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is known mostly as a low-key policy wonk and once compared himself to the "Star Trek" character Mr. Spock. The 58-year-old former surgeon is locked in a remarkably close GOP ...

Emergency crews respond to death at Lawrence Walmart

Emergency crews responded to a death at a Lawrence Walmart over the weekend. Lawrence police responded to a medical emergency involving an elderly female at 1:10 p.m. Sunday at the store at 3300 Iowa St., Officer Drew Fennelly said. Fennelly said the death is not considered suspicious. A ...

Lewd act reported on KU campus; police seek suspect

University of Kansas police say a woman walking on the KU campus Monday was the victim of lewd and lascivious behavior. The woman reported that just before 11:30 a.m. she was walking east on Memorial Drive when a man in a white truck stopped to ask her a question and she saw that he was ...

Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 13

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

Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

WICHITA — Kansas election officials began reviewing some 9,000 provisional ballots Monday as the two candidates in the state's tight GOP primary for governor appeared to dig in for a long and potentially nasty legal fight that could take weeks to play out. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a ...

Lawrence and area events for Monday, Aug. 13

Today, Aug. 13 Affordable Housing Advisory Board, 11 a.m.-noon, Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Open Pairs, 12:30 p.m., 1025 N. Third St., Suite 120. Scrabble Club, 1-4 p.m., Clinton Place Apartments, 2125 Clinton Place. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board ...

Roadwork for Aug. 13, 2018

• Kasold Drive from Sixth Street to Bob Billings Parkway is currently undergoing a reconstruction project. The project has started with the reconstruction of the intersection at Kasold Drive and Bob Billings Parkway. Traffic on Bob Billings Parkway will be reduced to a single eastbound and ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Aug. 13, 2018

Marriages Gavin Norton, 26, Leavenworth, and Devin Bond, 27, Leavenworth. Wyatt Mcrae Miles, 23, Eudora, and Dominique Lynne Hawthorne, 23, Eudora. Christopher Forest Williams, 49, Lawrence, and Christian Lea Easum, 50, Lawrence. Billy Ross Davenport III, 32, Lawrence, and Jessica Leanne ...