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Former chancellor Shankel remembered for his devotion to KU, students

Just call him “Mr. Jayhawk.” That’s how Heath Peterson describes former two-time University of Kansas Chancellor Delbert “Del” Shankel, who died Thursday, July 12, at age 90. It was Shankel who convinced KU Alumni Association leadership to promote Peterson, then a part-time ...

NRA backs Colyer over Kobach in Kansas race for governor

TOPEKA — Gov. Jeff Colyer's campaign announced Monday that he has received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association. Colyer received the endorsement over his main Republican rival, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has touted his own pro-gun agenda and who has ridden in parades in ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 16

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

Civil liberties groups now demanding that KU put flag art back on flag pole

Three civil liberties groups have come together to demand the University of Kansas return a controversial artwork to its original display on the KU campus. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education released a statement Monday asking that “Untitled (Flag 2)” be restored to its ...

Trump questions U.S. intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

HELSINKI — Standing next to Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' conclusions that Moscow was to blame for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election to Trump's benefit and seemed to accept Putin's insistence that Russia's hands were ...

Trial underway for woman accused of murdering baby at Eudora day care

Story updated at 5:35 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018. The murder trial of a woman accused of killing a baby she cared for at a Eudora home day care opened Monday with jury selection. The trial for Carrody M. Buchhorn, 44, of Eudora, is scheduled to last a week and a half, running through July 25 ...

Preservation group strikes deal to buy property near downtown

Here’s your chance to own a house that is next door to a property known for beer drinking and gymnastics. Sure, there probably are plenty of chances to buy such a house in certain Lawrence neighborhoods, but this one is unique nonetheless. The Lawrence Preservation Alliance has struck a ...

Lawrence woman says she’s lucky to be alive after tractor accident

Twenty-year-old Lawrence resident Bailey Hiersche is grateful to be alive after an accident left her trapped under a tractor for 35 minutes. Hiersche and her friend, Eli Saffer, 15, were towing a car from the yard of a barn on East 1600 Road on Friday, July 6. As they were towing the car, ...

Downtown prepares for 59th annual Sidewalk Sale

As she tended to cleanup chores Sunday at the Dusty Bookshelf, clerk Caroline Huff said she knew how she would be spending Thursday. “We’re all working,” she said of the used bookstore’s staff. “It’s like the busiest day of the year.” Dusty Bookshelf’s manager has selected ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 15

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