Archive for Friday, December 15, 2017

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12:00 a.m.
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Plans filed for student apartment complex with more than 700 bedrooms near south Iowa Street
Posted December 14, 2017
Get ready for the next boom in student apartment construction in Lawrence. We reported last month that plans have been filed at City Hall for ...
12:00 a.m.
Salvation Army bell ringer Lisa Branch rings from her post on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth St.. Donations to the Salvation Army are reportedly down for the season. With just over week to go, Douglas County Salvation Army at halfway point in Red Kettle campaign
December 14, 2017 in print edition on 1A
With donations lagging this year, local Salvation Army leaders have less than 10 days to collect $40,000 and reach their fundraising goal for the annual Red Kettle campaign. This year’s campaign, which launched the day before Thanksgiving and is set to end Christmas Eve, had just hit its halfway mark as of Thursday afternoon. So far, bell ringers have raised approximately $40,000 of the campaign’s $80,000 goal.
9:00 a.m.
School board members Jill Fincher, second from right, and Vanessa Sanburn, far right, discuss concerns surrounding bullying, safety and mental health with community members during the Lawrence school district's Community Conversation event Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. The public event, which encouraged parents, staff and other stakeholders to discuss education issues with school board and district representatives, was held at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Bullying, restorative justice, equity work among issues discussed at school district’s Community Conversation
December 14, 2017 in print edition on 3A
Around 50 people filled the Lawrence Public Library’s auditorium Thursday night for a public discussion on challenges facing the Lawrence school system.
1:31 p.m.
The soccer stadium at Rock Chalk Park is pictured in this file photo from Aug. 22, 2014. Semiprofessional soccer team coming to Lawrence and Topeka
December 14, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence is set to become another destination in the region’s growing soccer hub.
2:04 p.m.
The $11.2 million McCarthy Hall houses the Kansas men's basketball team to the southeast of Allen Fieldhouse on KU's campus. DA won’t file rape charges from incident at KU basketball dorm; no suspect ever identified after alcohol-filled party
1:55 p.m., December 15, 2017 Updated 5:05 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office will not file sex assault charges from a report that a 16-year-old girl was raped a year ago at the University of Kansas men’s basketball dorm.

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