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Man reportedly tries to abduct jogger on Lawrence nature trail

A man reportedly attacked and tried to abduct a woman jogging early Thursday morning on the Prairie Park Nature Center trail in eastern Lawrence, police say. The suspect may have been intending sexual assault, based on additional actions he took, according to a Lawrence Police Department news ...

Westar launches new program to sell wind energy to commercial customers

TOPEKA - Westar Energy is about to launch a new program that will allow large commercial customers to lock in a portion of their electric rates for up to 20 years if they agree to purchase energy from a soon-to-be developed wind farm in Nemaha County, northeast of Manhattan. The Kansas ...

City leaders weigh in on what to do with $2.25 million budget surplus

City leaders will soon decide what to do with more than $2 million of additional revenue for this year, and early discussions point to the city putting it in a reserve fund or spending it rather than using it to directly provide tax relief. As part of their work session this week, Lawrence ...

Former KU Chancellor Del Shankel dies at age 90

Former KU Chancellor Del Shankel died Thursday at the age of 90, according to an announcement from the University of Kansas' chancellor's office. Delbert M. “Del” Shankel was the only person to serve as KU’s chancellor twice, according to the university. He was acting chancellor for the ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 12

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 185 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence man charged with distributing child pornography

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Lawrence man was indicted Wednesday on charges of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. The man, Brian Fuchs, 48, is charged with one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The indictment alleges that ...