Archive for Saturday, March 29, 2014

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6:01 a.m.
One person died and another is in critical condition after a tractor-trailer hit a tollbooth on the Kansas Turnpike in Leavenworth County about 3 a.m. Saturday. Tractor-trailer crashes into I-70 tollbooth, Colorado driver dead
5:06 a.m., March 29, 2014 Updated 9:45 p.m.
NOTE: Traffic down to one lane westbound at the eastern terminal. Expect delays. A 30-year-old Aurora, Colo., man was identified as the driver killed early Saturday morning after his tractor-trailer crashed into a Kansas Turnpike tollbooth at the eastern terminal exit on westbound Interstate 70 near Tonganoxie. Meanwhile, a 25-year-old Aurora, Colo., man who was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash is in critical condition after being airlifted to a Kansas City-area trauma center. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports two men were in the truck that hit the tollbooth at highway speeds, never slowing down before crashing. The truck’s cab is wrapped around the tollbooth and the engine landed about 50 yards from the tollbooth. By Caitlin Doornbos and Stephen Montemayor
6:02 a.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo. Construction crews attach siding to the Lawrence Public Library at Seventh and Vermont streets on Friday. Lawrence Public Library slated to move to new location in July
March 29, 2014
Leaders of the Lawrence Public Library have bookmarked their calendars for late July. That’s when they are hoping to move into their refurbished library, which involved an $18 million expansion, at Seventh and Vermont streets. By Chad Lawhorn
10:40 a.m.
Shutterstock image of CEO/interview Lawrence chamber to focus first on local candidates to fill vacant CEO position
March 28, 2014
Chamber leaders said Friday they will, for the moment, forego a national search for a new chamber president and CEO, and instead will focus on interviewing a group of candidates who already live in the community. By Chad Lawhorn
5:00 p.m.
From left, Sylvan Mitchell, 15 of Vinland, Teagan Harmon, 9 of Lecompton, and Kearston Mohney, 16 of Lawrence, listen to Marla Jackson talk about a quilt called "The Mandela Project" at Jackson's studio at Independence Inc. on Saturday March 22, 2014. Lawrence quilter, area students hope to follow Mandela quilt to international exhibit in South Africa
March 29, 2014
The result of two months of work, in which nearly a dozen students and a longtime Lawrence quilter had a hand, will soon be boxed up and shipped across the Atlantic. Now, those who produced the quilt hope to find a way to follow it to South Africa. By Stephen Montemayor

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