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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 ...

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 ...

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 11

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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 229 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Democrats assessing what happened in 2nd District campaign

TOPEKA — Going into the 2018 elections, Democrat Paul Davis looked like he had a clear advantage in the race for Kansas' 2nd District congressional seat. He was a well-known candidate who had carried the district in his unsuccessful bid for governor in 2014. And he was running in a year that ...

Lawrence and area events for Sunday, Nov. 11

Today, Nov. 11 Don’t Miss: Rethink: I Am a Veteran, 3 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Other Events: AB’s Crepes and Buffet, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post 852, 1801 Massachusetts St. Veteran’s Day Parade, 11 a.m., 7th to 11th St., Massachusetts St. Fall Fun Workday, ...

Living a creative life second nature to KU lecturer of architecture

Anne Patterson has been known to walk around town with a reproduction of the Trinity Episcopal Church steeple atop her head. The steeple, which she created and wears for Halloween, is just a fraction of the creativity that exudes from this University of Kansas lecturer of ...

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 10

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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 226 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence and area events for Saturday, Nov. 10

Today, Nov. 10 Don’t Miss: Owl+Mouse Textile Design Pop-up: Holiday Open House, 2-5 p.m., Essential Goods, Sparrow Gallery, 933 Massachusetts St. Rethink: I Am a Veteran, 3 & 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Other Events: Red Dog’s Dog Days Fitness Program, ...

Lawrence City Commission agenda set for Nov. 13 work session

Executive session (5–5:30 p.m.) 1. Consider motion to recess into executive session. Action: Approve motion to recess into executive session for approximately 30 minutes to discuss pending litigation and possible claims involving the City pursuant to the exception set forth in K.S.A. ...

Lawrence’s city manager announces new finance director

City Manager Tom Markus announced in a news release Friday the hiring of Jeremy Willmoth as the city’s finance director. Willmoth received his bachelor’s degree in public administration and his master’s degree in public affairs from Park University in Parkville, Mo., according to the ...

Rape reported at KU dorm

Story updated at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9: A University of Kansas student has reported to police that she was recently raped in a campus residence hall. The woman reported to police on Nov. 2 that she had been raped a week earlier, between midnight and 1 a.m. Oct. 26 in Hashinger Hall, 1632 ...

Wanted man located, arrested by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has located a man they sought the public’s help in finding. Michael “Mike” D. Oleson was arrested Friday morning in Eudora, the sheriff’s office said on social media. Oleson, 47, of Eudora, was jailed on $10,000 bond, according to jail records. ...