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Kansas reports job losses in September; unemployment rate unchanged

TOPEKA - The Kansas economy lost an estimated 6,900 jobs in September, including 3,800 private-sector jobs while people who remained employed worked more hours, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted figures from the Kansas Department of Labor. The state's unemployment rate, which is ...

Lawrence and area events for Friday, Oct. 19

Today, Oct. 19 Don’t Miss: 940 Live: Jonathan Fleig and the Flint Hills Album Release, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Other Events: Library Storytime (ages 3+), 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Open Pairs, ...

Photo gallery: 2018 Zombie Walk

Creepy, creative costumes and lots of fake blood and gore were on display at the 12th annual Zombie Walk on Thursday in downtown Lawrence. The walkers started at South Park and then made their way down Massachusetts Street.

City installs new type of bike lane on portion of Massachusetts Street

A different type of bike lane that changes the rules for both cyclists and drivers has been installed on a three-block portion of Massachusetts Street. The new bike lanes are wider and more visible than existing bike lanes throughout the city. They also include signage that restricts vehicles ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 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 233 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Jury acquits workers in Kansas waterslide death case

Updated at 3:29 p.m., Thursday KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Two Kansas water park workers were acquitted Thursday of impeding an investigation into the death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated while riding what was billed as the world's tallest waterslide in 2016. David Hughes and John Zalsman ...

French-style bakery set to open in downtown Lawrence

The only bad thing about butter is it doesn’t come with its own lollypop stick. If you are that type of butter lover, you’ll want to take note of a soon-to-open downtown bakery that promises lots of rich European creations. E Barn Farm Bakery is set to open in the former Sandbar sub ...

Lawrence man convicted of molesting mentally disabled girl

A Lawrence man was convicted on Thursday of molesting a mentally disabled girl. Steven L. Capps, 39, pleaded no contest to two felony counts of aggravated indecent liberties against the girl, who was 14 when the incident occurred. Douglas County District Court Judge Sally Pokorny scheduled ...

Kansas sheriff arrested on felony theft charge

JUNCTION CITY — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says it has arrested the Geary County sheriff at his office. The agency said in a news release that 44-year-old Geary County Sheriff Anthony "Tony" Wolf was arrested Thursday morning. KBI says the sheriff was arrested for felony theft, for ...

Defense attorney argues Bill Self knew about payments to families of KU players

Updated at 5:30 p.m. Thursday A defense attorney in the trial on corruption in college basketball argued Thursday that University of Kansas coach Bill Self knew about payments from Adidas to highly sought recruits to get them to play for KU, according to an ESPN report. Michael Schachter, ...