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Kansas domestic violence deaths in 2017 highest in 2 decades

TOPEKA — Kansas recorded more domestic violence related homicides in 2017 than it had in more than two decades. A Kansas Bureau of Investigation report shows the 38 domestic violence deaths in 2017 was twice as many as 2016. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the agency says 20 of the ...

Organizers of community Thanksgiving dinner are seeking volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Lawrence’s community Thanksgiving dinner, which once again will be free and open to all on Thanksgiving day in the LINK dining room of the First Christian Church at 10th and Kentucky streets. The meal is set to be served from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Prior to the ...

Emmy winner to screen 2 films at KU as part of International Education Week

Andrew Tkach, an award-winning news director and producer, will be participating in screenings of his films on Wednesday as part of International Education Week at the Office of International Programs at the University of Kansas campus. "Hunger for Truth," a 76-minute film, explores the ...

Lawrence rape defendant worked in public health

Story updated at 5:35 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12: A man recently charged with rape in Douglas County works in the Lawrence public health community. Erick W. Ogwangi, 33, of Lawrence, owns and operates a home for disabled adults in Lawrence. He previously did contract work, in a group setting, for ...

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 12

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

An old-school record store finds a new home in North Lawrence

When I recently told my kids I had an old J.C. Penney turntable in the storm shelter, I thought I would have to explain what a turntable was. Actually, no need. (They are still confused, though, about a J.C. Penney.) Instead, they made me drag out the turntable. That tells you a bit about why a ...

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts isn’t ruling out a run for Senate in 2020

WICHITA — Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is working to get a farm bill passed to prove he's still a viable candidate for 2020. The farm bill is crucial for the 82-year-old chairman of the Senate agriculture committee after he survived a 2014 primary challenge against a political newcomer ...

Lawrence and area events for Monday, Nov. 12

Today, Nov. 12 Toddler Storytime (ages 2+), 10:30-11 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. 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. Teen Zone Homeschool Hours, ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Nov. 12, 2018

Marriages Alexander De Leon, 27, Lawrence, and Chamberlain Fritzel, 28, Lawrence. Michelle Lynne Bobadilla, 39, Lawrence, and Daniel Scott Kurzava, 38, Lawrence. Ronald Kline, 56, Lawrence, and Darcy Kraus, 54, Lawrence. John Ouellette, 40, Topeka, and Hope Mitchell, 31, Lawrence. Sean ...

Lawrence City Commission to review policy for public police cameras

City leaders will soon provide input on the Lawrence Police Department’s policy for public cameras. As part of its work session Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will review the policy, which details how public cameras and camera footage will be monitored, stored and potentially ...

Gift of a new shower allows Lawrence veteran to remain in his home

A walk-in shower was giving Veterans Day new meaning for a Lawrence man Friday afternoon. Dennis Sooby, an Army veteran who served in occupied Japan at the end of World War II, watched as Adam Fearing, a much younger veteran who had served in Iraq, helped make his bathroom ...

Parade spreads patriotic warmth on chilly Veterans Day morning

With cane in hand, Al Stuber was ready to walk the five blocks of the Lawrence Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, although he had thought he might have a different role in the event. “I was going to do the flyover, but I got beat out by a tanker,” he said. A Kansas Air National Guard ...

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 11

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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 229 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Healthy Outlook: Lawrence doctor bucks insurance to focus on patients

Imagine that you go get a haircut, with the agreement that the stylist will bill you for it. You walk out of the salon, turning heads on your merry way. But when you get the bill a week later, it’s double or triple what you expected to pay, and the shampoo that you thought was included in ...