The second of three serious accidents on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 involved a car-motorcycle accident on U.S. Highway 24/40 near the Douglas-Leavenworth county line about 3 p.m. Two people were transported to area hospitals.
Douglas County Sheriff's deputies worked with Kansas Highway Patrol troopers and emergency personnel from Eudora and Lawrence to free a truck driver for Penny's Concrete from his rig about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 25, 2011 near the Eudora exit on Kansas Highway 10 after it overturned, pinning him inside. The driver was flown by helicopter ambulance to an area hospital.
Spirit squad members cheer for their teammates as they are introduced to the crowd during the Free State high school fall sports jamboree Thursday, August 25, 2011. From left are senior Kelsy Baska, freshman Ariana Tubbs and senior Emily Risner.
The girls cross country team kicks off a mile run during half time of a varsity football scrimmage at the Free State high school fall sports jamboree Thursday, August 25, 2011.
The Free State Firebirds boys cross country team begins a mile-long run in front of a crowd during the Free State high school fall sports jamboree Thursday, August 25, 2011.
The Free State girls volleyball team is introduced during the Free State high school fall sports jamboree Thursday, August 25, 2011.
The Free State Marching Firebirds performs during the Free State high school fall sports jamboree Thursday, August 25, 2011.
Free State quarterback Joe Dineen (12) rushes for yardage during the Free State high school fall sports jamboree Thursday, August 25, 2011.
Free State quarterback Kyle McFarland, (15) runs for a touchdown during the Free State high school fall sports jamboree Thursday, August 25, 2011.
Free State running back Shawn Knighton (2) carries the ball up the field during the Free State high school fall sports jamboree Thursday, August 25, 2011.
Jeremy Farmer, left, and and Ace Hickey push a load of watermelons from the fields at Leavenworth Federal prison that volunteers working with the Therapy and Mentoring Horticulture Program delivered to Just Foods. Around 500 pounds of produce were delivered to the food warehouse in Lawrence on Thursday, August 25, 2011.
A Ford Mustang is pulled from a ditch along the Kansas Turnpike on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. Emergency crews were investigating an accident that involved two cars in the eastbound lane. Traffic was stopped just west of East 600 Road to allow a LifeStar helicopter to land on the road.
A cement mixer had an accident with a passenger car Thursday afternoon on Kansas Highway 10, near Eudora. One person had critical injuries and a LifeStar helicopter was dispatched to the scene.
Two people were injured, at least one of them critically, in a car-motorcycle accident on U.S. Highway 24/40 east of Lawrence, near the Leavenworth County line. The person was taken via ground ambulance to KU Hospital because a LifeStar helicopter was being sent to another accident on the Kansas Turnpike.
Jacob Banholzer is a BFA artist at Kansas University. HIs work will be featured by the Charlotte Street Foundation in The Fascinators, the inaugural biennial of local BA, BFA, MA and MFA candidates. Banholzer is one of six artists chosen for the exhibition.
Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Joey Frost and a dog with the K-9 unit assist Lawrence police officers in searching for evidence Thursday afternoon near Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a vehicle was stolen in the area. Police arrested an Ozawkie man as the suspect after several officers searched the area.
Lawrence police officers search for evidence inside a white pickup truck that was allegedly stolen from a Sixth Street construction worker Thursday afternoon. Police arrested an Ozawkie man as the suspect after several officers searched the area near Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Jenny Brown, of Brown Baubles Jewelry in Lawrence, will be selling this limited edition jewelry cuff, called "Fashion Rx," for $10 at a benefit Sept. 8. Half of the proceeds will benefit Van Go Inc. and Health Care Access. Local models also will be wearing her jewelry during the fashion show.
Captain Steven Johnson is one of 15 seniors who will play their last home game for Kansas University on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at Memorial Stadium.
Senior captain Steven Johnson has settled into his role as leader on a Kansas University football team that will open its season tonight against McNeese State.
Skirt: TJMaxx, 2010, $30.
Shirt: maurices, 2011, $30.
Belt: maurices, 2011, $20.
Shoes: Aerensberg’s, 2008, $30.
Citrite Ring: Florence, Italy, 2011, €70.
Shoes: Sperry, 2008, $40.
Pants: Uniqlo, 2010, $45.
Shirt: Thrifted, 2007, $7.
Glasses: Wink, Spring 2011, gift.
Bag: Property Of, 2009, $95.
Maximus, an American pit bull, gives a little humor off for client Jen Nickels and trainer Matt Scanlon during an early-morning workout session. Chad Richardson, owner of Next Level Rising, 644 Locust St., uses dogs to encourage clients.
MIchael Curt Georgeson
First at fast pitch: The Comets, a Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Association softball team, placed first in the 14-and-under league. The team is coached by Brian McFall. Members, pictured June 14, from left, are Halle Haas, Mika Schrader, Riley Bane, Cortlynn Stark, Caitlin Lewis, Erin Fisher, Katrina Poulsen, Courtney Nottingham, Mallory McFall, Jolona Shield and Erin Meyers. Sharon Nottingham submitted the photo.