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KDOT seeks public input on expansion of K-10’s west leg

Lawrence and Douglas County residents will have an opportunity Wednesday to comment on the proposed expansion of Kansas Highway 10's west leg. Laurie Arellano, Kansas Department of Transportation spokeswoman, said KDOT would have the first of its planned informational meetings about an ...

Library selects 3 food-themed books for 2019 Read Across Lawrence

After selecting one book for all ages in 2018, the Lawrence Public Library went back to selecting three books for the 2019 Read Across Lawrence program. “It’s a return to the norm,” said Kristin Soper, adult programming coordinator for the library. This year, the library selected “A ...

Organizers of community Thanksgiving dinner are seeking volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Lawrence’s community Thanksgiving dinner, which once again will be free and open to all on Thanksgiving day in the LINK dining room of the First Christian Church at 10th and Kentucky streets. The meal is set to be served from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Prior to the ...

Dozens of wrecks reported as light snow causes slick roads in Lawrence area

A light snow Monday led to slick roads and dozens of car wrecks in Douglas County. A total of 40 car wrecks had been reported in the county as of 4 p.m., and four resulted in nonsevere injuries, said Officer Shawn Gross, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman. Audra Hennecke, a meteorologist ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Nov. 12, 2018

Marriages Alexander De Leon, 27, Lawrence, and Chamberlain Fritzel, 28, Lawrence. Michelle Lynne Bobadilla, 39, Lawrence, and Daniel Scott Kurzava, 38, Lawrence. Ronald Kline, 56, Lawrence, and Darcy Kraus, 54, Lawrence. John Ouellette, 40, Topeka, and Hope Mitchell, 31, Lawrence. Sean ...

Gift of a new shower allows Lawrence veteran to remain in his home

A walk-in shower was giving Veterans Day new meaning for a Lawrence man Friday afternoon. Dennis Sooby, an Army veteran who served in occupied Japan at the end of World War II, watched as Adam Fearing, a much younger veteran who had served in Iraq, helped make his bathroom ...

Family to move into 100th Lawrence Habitat for Humanity home early next year

When Autumn Hale recently went through a divorce, she and her five children “pretty much lost everything,” she said. But she and her kids were given an opportunity to get back on their feet, and back in a permanent home, after they were selected as the 100th Habitat for Humanity family to ...

Parade spreads patriotic warmth on chilly Veterans Day morning

With cane in hand, Al Stuber was ready to walk the five blocks of the Lawrence Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, although he had thought he might have a different role in the event. “I was going to do the flyover, but I got beat out by a tanker,” he said. A Kansas Air National Guard ...

Healthy Outlook: Lawrence doctor bucks insurance to focus on patients

Imagine that you go get a haircut, with the agreement that the stylist will bill you for it. You walk out of the salon, turning heads on your merry way. But when you get the bill a week later, it’s double or triple what you expected to pay, and the shampoo that you thought was included in ...

Vet recalls horrors, heroism after Israeli attack of USS Liberty during Six-Day War

In early June 1967, Larry Slavens had a sideline view of the Six-Day War from the bridge of the USS Liberty about 12 miles off the coast of the Sinai Peninsula. “With Navy field glasses, you can see a long way,” he recalled Thursday from his rural Jefferson County home. “You could see ...

Aftermath of the supersized era: Learn more about adult, juvenile diabetes

Dr. Mark Oertel blames the 1990s. It was a time when fast food supersized and the internet took off. The prevalence of obesity and diabetes increased significantly. Many theories exist about why, but many, including Oertel, believe the surge of supersized options at fast-food restaurants and ...

World War I in Lawrence: Residents rush downtown to celebrate the armistice

Editor’s note: Local writer Sarah St. John compiles reports of what it was like to be in Lawrence during World War I. Before sunrise today, the long-awaited news of the armistice reached Lawrence. According to an extra edition of the Journal-World, Santa Fe Railway night operator Ralph Tripp ...

October health code inspections: 6 found out of compliance in Douglas County

Kansas inspection officials found health code violations at some downtown Lawrence food and drink establishments and two Greek Life institutions in Baldwin City during October. Additionally, two restaurants in Lawrence that were out of compliance for September returned to compliance in October ...

Social Service League offering free prom dresses Saturday

The annual Lawrence Social Service League prom dress giveaway will be Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium. Lynisha Thomas, Lawrence High School social worker and Social Service League board member, said the event will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for area middle and high ...

KTA opens westbound ‘fast lanes’ at East Topeka toll plaza

Lawrence drivers heading to Topeka on the turnpike will likely get to their destination a little faster after the Kansas Turnpike Authority upgraded the toll road. Rex Fleming, an engineer for KTA, said the organization on Wednesday opened both of the “fast lanes” for westbound traffic ...

Lawrence receives about an inch of snow accumulation; temperatures to stay chilly

A little more than an inch of snow had accumulated in Lawrence late Thursday evening, said Matt Wolters, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka. As of 10 p.m., 1.1 inches of snow had accumulated in south Lawrence, Wolters said. Other parts of northeast Kansas saw ...