Archive for Friday, January 31, 2014

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12:00 a.m.
Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn Lawrence murder suspect expected back in Kansas by weekend
3:07 p.m., January 30, 2014 Updated 3:29 p.m.
The defense attorney for the 19-year-old woman accused of killing a 52-year-old Lawrence man said that she waived extradition in a Florida court today and will be returned to Kansas “today or tomorrow.”
7:48 a.m.
A one-month-old piglet squeals at some unsuspecting fourth-graders from Broken Arrow School during the Slice of Ag educational program on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 in the livestock arena of the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Local fourth-graders were introduced to some aspects of farming, raising livestock centered around a theme of explaining where various ingredients of pizza come from. Slice of Ag’ event shows students where food comes from
January 30, 2014
Fourth-graders from throughout Douglas County got to learn where food really comes from, including all the ingredients in a slice of pizza, during the Douglas County Extension Service’s 14th annual “Slice of Ag” program at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. By Peter Hancock
10:42 a.m.
Students at Seaman Middle School in Topeka work out during gym class as part of a regimen that tracks both physical fitness and academic performance. A new study from the Kansas State Department of Education and Kansas Department of Health and Environment shows a strong correlation between healthy fitness and improved academic performance. Study links fitness with academic performance
January 30, 2014
Does physical exercise make kids smarter? Results of a recent Kansas-based study suggest the answer may be yes. Researchers from two state agencies say they cannot prove definitively that exercise and physical fitness make kids smarter. But results of a new study suggest a strong correlation between children’s physical fitness and their performance on reading and math tests.By Peter Hancock
12:42 p.m.
Douglas County and eastern Kansas abnormally dry again, west in drought
January 31, 2014
Douglas County saw normal moisture levels in November for the first time since the 2012 drought, the worst in the U.S. in more than 25 years. But the break didn’t last long. By the end of the November, the U.S. Drought Monitor again listed Douglas County as abnormally dry. By Ben Unglesbee
3:31 p.m.
Larry Leon Hopkins, Lawrence, waits for a first-appearance teleconference to begin at the Douglas County Jail on Nov. 6, 2013. Hopkins is charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 5 shooting death of Margaret E. Hopkins at his home in the 1600 block of West Second Terrace. Hopkins pleads not guilty in November shooting death of wife
January 31, 2014
Larry L. Hopkins, a 67-year-old Lawrence man charged with first-degree murder in the November 2013 shooting death of his wife, pleaded not guilty in Douglas County District Court on Friday. By Stephen Montemayor
4:49 p.m.
Tiffany C. Hubbard, 38, of Lawrence, was sentenced in Douglas County District Court Friday to 14 months in prison after being convicted in December of distributing cocaine out of the day care she ran at her home. Lawrence woman convicted of selling cocaine out of day care sentenced to 14 months in prison
12:04 p.m., January 31, 2014 Updated 2:41 p.m.
A 38-year-old woman convicted of distributing cocaine from a day care she operated out of her North Lawrence home was sentenced Friday in Douglas County District Court to 14 months in prison despite pleas for probation. By Stephen Montemayor

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