Archive for Thursday, November 9, 2017

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12:00 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., is pictured on May 3, 2016. City discovers more missing payments worth hundreds of thousands of dollars
November 8, 2017 in print edition on 1A
The amount of payments left uncollected by the City of Lawrence continues to rise, with the total now nearing $700,000.
12:21 p.m.
Town Talk
From plantains to pikliz, Haitian cuisine served near Ninth and Iowa streets
Posted November 9, 2017
Fritz-Gerald Esperance grew up in Haiti, came to America as part of a singing group, attended the University of Kansas, and learned something about American ...
12:45 p.m.
In this file photo from August 2014, patrons line up to enter the Jayhawk Cafe, more commonly known as "The Hawk," at 1340 Ohio St. Affidavit allegation: Man raped drunken teen after leading her away from Lawrence college bar
November 9, 2017 in print edition on 1A
In October 2016, a 17-year-old reported to Lawrence police that she’d been raped by a man she met at a bar near the University of Kansas campus. That report and a chain of police work that followed eventually led to the arrest of Albert N. Wilson, 21, of Lawrence, according to the affidavit prepared by police in support of his arrest.
2:40 p.m.
Douglas County Jail Douglas County Sheriff’s Office recommends jail redesign that would more than double number of beds
November 8, 2017 in print edition on 1A
An official with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office urged Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday to move forward with the most expensive option for the expansion of the Douglas County Jail, warning them that overcrowding was threatening programs meant to help inmates.
3:55 p.m.
Jay Pryor speaks to an audience of students, parents, staff and community members Wednesday night at Lawrence High School while Stephanie Mott, seated, watches on. Pryor, of Lawrence, and Mott, of Topeka, visited the school Wednesday to share their experiences growing up transgender in an effort to raise awareness of LGBTQ-plus issues facing those in the Lawrence community. Activists share stories of growing up transgender during talk at Lawrence High School
November 8, 2017 in print edition on 3A
Stephanie Mott spent her childhood playing dress-up. Every single day, she’d put on her “Steven Suit,” not for fun, she remembers, but out of necessity.
5:18 p.m.
The Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St. Judge sentences Lawrence man to life in prison for molesting girl over period of years
5:07 p.m., November 9, 2017 Updated 9:15 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A judge on Thursday sentenced a Lawrence man who molested a girl he knew over a period of years to life in prison with no possibility of parole for at least 25 years.

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