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Lawrence and area events for Wednesday, Jan. 23

Today, Jan. 23 Books & Babies (ages 0-2), 9:30-10 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Books & Babies (ages 0-2), 10:30-11 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Teen Zone Expanded, 2-5 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Douglas County Commission ...

Man allegedly robs west Lawrence restaurant employee at knifepoint

A man brandishing a knife allegedly robbed an employee outside the Subway restaurant in west Lawrence Tuesday afternoon, police said. Officers were called to the restaurant at 4000 W. Sixth St. at approximately 2:30 p.m. for a reported robbery, Lawrence Police Officer Derrick Smith ...

New rules allow breastfeeding in Kansas House

TOPEKA — Female lawmakers are now able to breastfeed in the Kansas House. The Kansas City Star reports lawmakers approved the breastfeeding provision Tuesday as part of a package or rules for the chamber. Rep. Ponka-We Victors, a Wichita Democrat who offered the rule change, says the House ...

Kansas bills could strip prosecution power from secretary of state

TOPEKA — Committees in the Kansas House are considering two bills that would repeal the secretary of state's authority to prosecute election crimes, which was established after a long political fight by former Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Kobach had argued that his office should be able ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 22

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

Study: Kansas strictest in limiting control of food policy

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Kansas goes farther than any other state in limiting state and local agencies from influencing policy about food nutrition labels and portion sizes, according to a recent study. A study published this month by New York University researcher Jennifer Pomeranz found that ...

Freezing rain, snow could create slick conditions in Lawrence area

Freezing rain could create slick travel conditions in the Lawrence area Tuesday afternoon and overnight. The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for Douglas County from 5 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The weather service expects rain to continue ...

Weather-related closings, cancellations and delays for Tuesday, Jan. 22

Check back as other closings and cancellations are added to this list. Have a closing, cancellation or postponement to report? Please email it to closings@ljworld.com. - All Lawrence USD 497 sporting events and evening activities have been canceled. The Lawrence High-Free State basketball ...

Lawrence native awarded Langston Hughes short fiction writing award

What was originally written for a class assignment has turned out to be a winning fiction submission in Lawrence. Molly Weisgrau, a senior studying English at the University of Kansas, told the Journal-World via email Monday that she was excited to see that a short story she wrote for a class ...

Lawrence and area events for Tuesday, Jan. 22

Today, Jan. 22 Red Dog Workout, 6 a.m., Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club, 7 a.m., Brandon Woods, Smith Center, 1501 Inverness Drive. Library Storytime (ages 3 & up), 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Lions Club, noon-1 p.m., ...