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Casey’s General Store files plans for second Lawrence location

I would guess there is a benefit to living in a town with two Casey’s General Stores. You can buy breakfast pizza at one and brunch pizza at the other. Lawrence residents soon may get to find out. Casey’s has filed a plan for a second store in Lawrence. The Iowa-based convenience store ...

Ottawa man pleads guilty to seeking 10-year-old to sexually assault

Topeka – An Ottawa man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge that he drove to Missouri to meet someone he believed was a mother who was willing to sell her 10-year-old daughter for sex, according to a news release Wednesday from U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister. The man, Michael David ...

Stan Herd unveils latest crop art project featuring Beto O’Rourke

Passengers with window seats flying in and out of Austin, Texas, will be able to catch a glimpse of Stan Herd’s latest creation. The Lawrence-based crop artist has created a likeness of presidential candidate and former U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke. Using soil, grass and rock as his ...

Lawrence and area events for Wednesday, March 20

Today, March 20 Pedestrian and Bicycle Monthly Webinar Series, 2-3 p.m., City Commission Meeting Room at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Teen Zone Expanded, 2-5 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Genealogy & Local History Drop-In, 4-5 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont ...

Armed robbery reported in Lawrence’s Oread Neighborhood

Lawrence police are investigating an armed robbery reported in the city’s Oread Neighborhood, just east of the University of Kansas campus. About 10:40 p.m. Monday, police were dispatched to a reported armed robbery in the 1300 block of Kentucky Street, Officer Derrick Smith said in an ...

Lawrence police blotter for March 19

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

Sentencing for basketball recruiting fixer moved to September

A college basketball recruiting fixer who revealed that he had made illicit payments to University of Kansas basketball players will now have to wait until September for sentencing. T.J. Gassnola, a former Adidas consultant who was a key government witness for the college basketball corruption ...

Lawrence and area events for Tuesday, March 19

Tuesday, March 19 Parkinson’s Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway. Tech Help Drop-In, 5-6 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Lawrence City Commission meeting, 5:45 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Huntington’s Disease Support Group, 7 ...

VeoRide adds 150 motorized e-bikes for KU campus hills

Riding a VeoRide bike on the University of Kansas’ hilly campus may have just gotten easier, said Spencer Dickerson, a general manager for the bike-sharing service. While students were gone for spring break last week, VeoRide added 150 new e-bikes to Lawrence, including the KU campus, ...