Lawrence police officers block the 200 block of Maine St. this morning east of Lawrence Memorial Hospital in response to a woman threatening suicide in the hospital parking lot. The incident was resolved shortly after 11 a.m., and the woman is now receiving treatment.
Justine Burton hopes 2018 is the year she adds a transitional group home to the Stop Gap Inc. programming she provides for teens aging out of foster care. There will be a fundraiser for Stop Gap from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at Paisley & Stripe West hair salon, 846 Illinois St., in Lawrence. To make an appointment for the fundraiser, call 785-221-7222.
The Lawrence school board has set the goal of hiring the district's next superintendent on Jan. 29. Form the left, the board is President Shannon Kimball, Vice President Jessica Beeson, Jill Fincher, G.R. Gordon-Ross, Rick Ingram, Melissa Johnson and Kelly Jones.
The Lawrence school board of president Shannon Kimball, vice president Jessica Beeson, Jill Fincher, G.R. Gordon-Ross, Rick Ingram, Melissa Johnson and Kelly Jones is shown on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at district offices, 110 McDonald Drive.
Standing from left, G.R. Gordon-Ross, Melissa Johnson and Kelly Jones raise their right hands as Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew, right, swears them into the four-year terms on the Lawrence school board they won in the November 2017 election. Seated is school board member Rick Ingram. Gordon-Ross and Jones are new to the board; Johnson first joined the board with her appointment to a vacant seat in March 2017.
Pastor Jeffrey Ernst blesses the new gym at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church as parish members check out the new 8,000-square-foot facility on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. The gym in the 1200 block of Kentucky Street will serve St. John Parish and School.
This sign north of Baldwin City tells the sad story of Chinese laborers who supposedly died 150 years ago while helping build the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad. Researchers have found no primary sources to support the account that is part of Baldwin City folklore.
County administrator wins mentoring award: The Douglas County Commission invited the peers and former interns of County Administrator Craig Weinaug to its meeting Wednesday to recognize Weinaug for winning the International City/County Management Association's Cookingham Award. The award recognizes officials for their mentoring efforts in the field of public administration. Pictured from the left are: Leslie Hering, assistant to the city manager in Eudora; former Lawrence City Manager Mike Wildgen; Jill Jolicoeur, assistant to the Douglas County administrator; KU School of Public Affairs and Administration professor John Nalbandian; Baldwin City Administrator Glenn Rodden; Eudora City Manager Barack Matite; Weinaug; former county intern Logan Masenthin; Warrensburg, Mo., City Manager Harold Stewart; current Douglas County intern Lucas Neece; Assistant Douglas County Administrator Sarah Plinsky; and KU professor Ray Hummert.
Lawrence police investigate after shots were fired Tuesday morning in north-central Lawrence. The photo was taken near the intersection of Stowe Drive and Alister Drive.
Free State High School junior Max Lillich and Li Gordon-Washington are currently the top-rated debate team in class 6A. The are part of a Free State varsity debate squad of seven teams that also holds the state's top ranking.
Alice King, of Lawrence, load pies Wednesday into paper bags to complete the LINK Thanksgiving meals to be delivered Thursday. She and her husband, Jim King, were among the volunteers who prepared a record 600 LINK meals a Maceli's for home delivery this year.
Dale Cannon, of Topeka, (left) and Samantha Pettyjohn, of Lawrence, enjoy LINK Thanksgiving meals Thursday in the basement of the First Christian Church, 1000 Kentucky St. The two said they were grateful for the food and company on the holiday.
Olivia Kennedy, 15, of Frankfort, and Cody Andrews, 14, of Tonganoxie, load LINK Thanksgiving meals for home delivery Thursday at Maceli's in downtown Lawrence. Kennedy was visiting her Lawrence family, who has made a Thanksgiving tradition of delivering the LINK meals. Andrews was a volunteer at Maceli's were 600 meals were prepared for home delivery this year.
Chuck Watson throws a vase Saturday on a pottery wheel in his west Lawrence garage. The retired high school art teacher will be one of 106 vendors offering handmade crafts or homemade goodies Sunday at the Holiday Bazaar at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.
A crew works Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, on the porch of a house at 1104 East 1200 Road where the body of 34-year-old Joel Wales, of Eudora, was found Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, when firefighters and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a fire and gunshots. The sheriff's office is investigating the incident as a homicide.
Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies use a dog Saturday morning to investigate along East 1200 Road just north of where a suspicious death and fire occurred. Sheriff's Office personnel had isolated with yellow crime tape a house northeast of the intersection of North 1000 and East 1200 roads.
Joseph Mastrosimone, of Lawrence, casts his vote for the city/school board election Monday at the Douglas County Courthouse. Heather Dill, deputy election clerk for the Douglas County Clerk's Office, said 500 county residents have already voted at the courthouse and move than 2,000 more have returned mail-in advance voting ballots.
The residents of this home at 4112 Goldfield St. pump up the neighborhood for Halloween with a front yard filled with inflatables and other decorations.
The Lawrence school district is looking to provide more privacy in locker rooms at Lawrence and Free State high schools with upgrades slated with the $87 million bond issue voters approved in May.
Lawrence school board candidate Gretchen Lister answers a question while three other candidates (from left), Ronald "G.R." Gordon-Ross, James Alan Hollinger and Kelly Jones listen during a two-hour forum the Voter Education Coalition sponsored Sunday at Lawrence City Hall.