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Lawrence and area events for Tuesday, April 23

Today, April 23 Red Dog Workout, 6 a.m., Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club, 7 a.m., Brandon Woods, Smith Center, 1501 Inverness Drive. Collections Up Close: Game of Thrones Paleontology, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., KU Memorial Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Lions Club, ...

Kansas patrol: Army vet, wife killed in crash with vulture

MEDICINE LODGE — Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed an Army veteran and his wife as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband, of Fowler, in the head on a ...

First woman of color to lead KU’s student body as president

A chance encounter between two students during a networking event last year led to University of Kansas students recently electing the first woman of color as their leader on campus. Tiara Floyd, who will be a senior at KU next fall, was elected as student body president in an uncontested race ...

Lawrence City Commission selects Craig Owens as city manager

Story updated at 4:03 p.m. Monday The current city manager of Clayton, Mo., will soon take over as Lawrence’s top nonelected official. At a special meeting Monday, the Lawrence City Commission announced that Craig Owens had been selected as the city’s next city manager. Reading a prepared ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 22

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

Kansas zookeeper attacked by tiger is out of intensive care

TOPEKA — Officials say a Kansas zookeeper who was attacked by a Sumatran tiger is out of intensive care. Topeka city spokeswoman Mally Hadfield says the woman is stable and was moved Sunday to a different unit of the hospital. The woman's name hasn't been released and Hadfield says her ...

Lawrence and area events for Monday, April 22

Today, April 22 Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Open Pairs, 12:30 p.m., 1025 N. Third St., Suite 120. Scrabble Club, 1-4 p.m., Clinton Place Apartments, 2125 Clinton Place. Alzheimer Dementia Caregiver Support Group, 3:30-5 p.m., Westside Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive. Story time with ...