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Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 17

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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 316 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Kansas posts 14th straight month of job growth

TOPEKA – The Kansas economy recorded its 14th consecutive month of job growth in July, the Kansas Department of Labor said Friday. Preliminary numbers show that on a seasonally adjusted basis, Kansas gained 23,400 nonfarm jobs overall during that period, including 20,900 private-sector ...

In memoriam: Leonard Pitts pays tribute to Aretha Franklin

The Queen is dead. Aretha Louise Franklin, a preacher’s daughter from Memphis who was broadly acclaimed the greatest singer of the last half-century — indeed, one of the greatest singers in the history of American song — died of pancreatic cancer Thursday at her home in Detroit, ...

Lawrence and area events for Friday, Aug. 17

Today, Aug. 17 Community Resource Clinic, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Meeting Room B, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Open Pairs, 12:30 p.m., 1025 N. Third St., Suite 120. Panorama 125, 2-3:30 p.m., KU Natural History Museum, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd. Perry Lecompton ...

Sunflower season arrives at area farms

Grab your cameras and pick out just the right outfit. Sunflower season has arrived in the area. Hunsinger Farms Sunflower Patch opens Friday, according to owner George Hunsinger. Normally, Labor Day weekend is prime bloom time, but Hunsinger said his flowers are ready for visitors a little ...

Newest Jayhawks move in, get settled at KU’s dorms

Healy Young was doing the heavy lifting as she pulled suitcases from the back of the car and hauled them up to the fourth floor of Naismith Hall. That’s where her daughter Brittany Huang, 18, was unpacking. Mother and daughter had flown from New Jersey to Kansas City so Brittany could ...

Real estate transfers for Aug. 7-13, 2018

Following are real estate transfers filed at the Douglas County Clerk’s Office from Aug. 7 through Aug. 13: Tuesday, Aug. 7 Free State Properties, Inc. to David Kasten and Sara Lechtenberg-Kasten, 1813 Indiana St., Lawrence. Jeffrey Haney and Jonni Haney and Barbara Dark to Kevin Dark and, ...

Lawrence police plan DUI crackdown as college students return to town

As University of Kansas students arrive on campus for the fall semester this week and start classes on Monday, Lawrence police will have extra officers out looking for impaired drivers. Their campaign — called “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.” — kicked off Thursday and will run ...

Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 16

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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 298 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

After two years, all apartments in HERE complex are now open

Two years after opening its doors, the HERE apartment complex can finally lease all of its units. When it opened in August 2016, the seven-floor, 624-bedroom apartment and retail complex at 1111 Indiana St. was not permitted to lease 75 of its bedrooms because of a parking shortage in its ...

Aging flower children gather at KU to remember Woodstock

The hippies arrived promptly at 10 a.m., even though 49 years ago most of them wouldn’t have begun partying until 10 p.m. Wearing tie-dyed shirts and headbands, they dressed Wednesday like the “flower children” they once were as they celebrated the 49th anniversary of the legendary ...

KU police identify driver allegedly committing lewd acts on campus

University of Kansas police say they now know the identity of a man who was allegedly driving around campus committing lewd acts this week. The suspect — who has no affiliation with KU — has been identified and served in person by law enforcement officers with a notice to appear in ...