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KU to name new integrated science building after former Chancellor Gray-Little

The University of Kansas will name its new integrated science building after its previous chancellor, Bernadette Gray-Little. At a meeting Wednesday night, the Kansas Board of Regents approved Chancellor Douglas Girod's request to name the building after KU's 17th chancellor. It will be called ...

Lawrence man charged with 2nd-degree murder in fatal DUI accident

A Lawrence man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with an Aug. 20 accident that killed a 24-year-old woman.  Eric L. Spaeth, 43, was arrested Friday and charged Monday in Douglas County District Court, records indicate. He faces a charge of second-degree murder, a ...

Kansas official replacing Kobach found gun in file cabinet

TOPEKA — Kris Kobach's successor as Kansas secretary of state says his staff found an unsecured gun in a file cabinet after taking over the office. The discovery of the .45-caliber pistol in January was mentioned in a timeline that Secretary of State Scott Schwab's aides produced as they ...

Lawrence police blotter for December 18

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. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 165 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Gov. Kelly says Kansas may have to help pay Spirit workers

WICHITA — Kansas may have to help pay workers at a company that makes fuselages for the grounded Boeing 737 Max if the planes don't return to the sky soon, Gov. Laura Kelly said. Kelly said she talked with Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems CEO Tom Gentile on Tuesday, one day after Boeing ...

Lawrence police blotter for December 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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 149 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

KU will close controversial Confucius Institute in January

The controversial Confucius Institute will close in January of 2020, according to an email distributed Monday night to faculty and staff from University of Kansas interim Provost Carl Lejuez. KU will close its institute because of a 2018 law that restricts Department of Defense funds to ...