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Court sentences man to life for 2018 shooting at school

Olathe — A Missouri man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for a 2018 shooting outside a Kansas elementary school that killed one man and left another paralyzed. Anthony Grable, 34, of Kansas City, Mo., will not be eligible for parole for 50 years, WDAF-TV reported. He pleaded ...

Exhibit honors Lawrence exercise guru Red Dog and wife, Beverly

Founding a Lawrence institution was not on the mind of Don “Red Dog” Gardner when he helped start a summer-conditioning program 36 years ago for Lawrence High School athletes. “Oh no,” he said. “That never crossed my mind. We had six athletes the first year.” Nonetheless, the ...

Lawrence police find patrol car at law enforcement center vandalized

Lawrence police officers discovered a patrol car vandalized with multiple instances of graffiti by an unknown party, according to a department spokesman. Officers discovered the vehicle, parked at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St., around 6 a.m. Tuesday, department ...

Leavenworth hospital closing because of coronavirus costs

LEAVENWORTH — A Leavenworth hospital will close this fall because of costs associated with the coronavirus, the hospital owner said. Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital’s inpatient unit will close July 17 and the entire hospital will close Oct. 1, the Saint Luke’s Health System announced ...

County health order to close bars for 2 weeks, starting Friday

Updated at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday Just before the Fourth of July holiday, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health has announced a health order to close bars and nightclubs for two weeks, beginning Friday, in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The official order will be issued Thursday by Douglas ...

Independent committee agrees to hear, rule on KU’s NCAA infractions case

A new panel designed to handle the most complex rules in collegiate sports has officially agreed to hear the University of Kansas' case surrounding serious pay-for-play allegations in the men's basketball program, the sport's governing body announced Wednesday. Over a month after KU's case ...

Kansas counties could make governor’s mask order toothless

MISSION — Gov. Laura Kelly's planned order requiring Kansas residents to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus could be toothless in many parts of the state because counties can exempt themselves and even those that don't might not enforce it. Officials in some counties already ...