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Several inches of snow possible this weekend in northeast Kansas

Snow could return to the Lawrence area this weekend. The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for Douglas County and other areas of northeast Kansas from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday. The weather service warns that 2 to 4 inches of snow could ...

January off to a warm start in Lawrence but could flip to colder than normal

January weather in Lawrence is off to a warmer-than-normal start, but it could flip the other way before the end of the month, said Mary Knapp, a climatologist at Kansas State University. Temperatures in Lawrence reached the high 50s and low 60s on Sunday and Monday. Similar weather is ...

Friends & Neighbors: Lawrence Bhakti Festival

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Latest Douglas County court filings for Jan. 7, 2019

Marriages Joshua Aaron Baden, 29, Lawrence, and Kara Caitlin Protasio, 26, Lawrence. Eric Michael Carabetta, 28, Lawrence, and Ashley Nicole Adkins, 29 Lawrence. Jamie William Reed Jr., 19, Fort Huachuca Ariz., and Shayla Renae Bowers, 19, Lawrence. Jayden Mark Garetson, 21, Lawrence, and ...

Jungle House plant store aims to combat winter blues

On dark winter days, Rachel Guffey always feels better when she is nurturing houseplants. “I get awful seasonal depression, and plants bring life back into the house,” she said. However, when the number of plants in their home soared into the hundreds, she and her husband, Jhami Guffey, ...

KU center Udoka Azubuike out for the season

Held out of Saturday’s loss at Iowa State for what were called “precautionary” reasons, the situation surrounding his injured right wrist turned disastrous for Kansas junior Udoka Azubuike on Sunday. According to a news release from the KU basketball program sent out Sunday night, an MRI ...

Healthy Outlook: Mindfulness — How to embrace it, and why you might want to

Some of the effects of mindfulness are surprising, even to a local psychiatrist who has been practicing and teaching it for decades. “What (studies) show is that mindfulness, for either anxiety or depression, is as effective as medication alone or psychotherapy alone, which is remarkable, ...

These classes will help you follow through on fitness goals

It’s the perfect time of year to follow through on promises to create a healthier life, perhaps by running more or taking a fitness class. The staff at LMH Health’s Performance and Wellness Center — at Sports Pavilion Lawrence at Rock Chalk Park — are eager to help you achieve your ...

Lawrence hotel closes two rooms because of bed bugs

A Lawrence hotel recently closed two rooms to the public because of a bed-bug infestation. The University Inn and Suites, 2309 Iowa St., closed two rooms after a health code investigation by the Kansas Department of Agriculture found dead bed bugs in the box springs of rooms on the fourth and ...

Lawrence resident killed in accident at landfill north of city

Story updated at 1:26 p.m. Friday The man killed Friday morning in an accident at a Jefferson County landfill was a Lawrence resident. Mark J. Wilson, 59, was on foot operating a “tipper” machine when he was pinned against the dock by a semi-trailer backing onto the machine, according to ...

December health code inspections: 4 found out of compliance in Douglas County

Four establishments in Douglas County failed state health code inspections in December. Each month, I take a look at inspection results and list every place either listed out of compliance or with 10 or more code violations. Full reports are available online at agriculture.ks.gov. There, you ...

From India to Lawrence: Businessman creates community around beloved doughnuts

Selling doughnuts is the only job Sonny Patel has ever had. Considering his upbringing, it's surprising that he has such a passion for the sweet little rings of dough. After all, growing up in Unjha, India, Patel, 50, had never tasted or even laid eyes on a doughnut. That didn’t happen until ...

First baby of 2019 arrives a few days early at Lawrence hospital

While revelers rang in the New Year at midnight in Lawrence, Hussain Alantari was rushing his wife, Asail Aljmeeli, to the hospital. Their daughter, Durar Alantari, came into the world at 9:06 a.m. Tuesday, weighing 6 pounds and 12 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. “'Durar' means ...

Middle school student explores subterranean Lawrence

As part of an unusual school project, 14-year-old Milo Bitters went to downtown clerks and shop owners with a question: could he check out their basements? In one, he found what he was looking for. In the basement of The Etc. Shop, he was shown to a door that opened to a dugout space that the ...