Jim Powers, Lawrence, holds his daughter Sarah, 4, after his wife, Marcia, and daughter swerved to avoid a head-on collision north of Lawrence. At least two people were injured — one critically — after a serious accident on U.S. Highway 24-40 near the Lawrence Municipal Airport. The accident was reported about 6:30 p.m. near mile marker 395 on the highway, between East 1500 and 1600 roads. Two people were transported by ambulance to area hospitals. Traffic was backed up in both directions Friday evening, with emergency personnel directing motorists through the area. Both vehicles involved in the accident, a white Honda and white Acura passenger vehicle, had come to rest in the ditch on the south side of the road. Additional information regarding the accident and condition of the patients was unavailable Friday night.
A sign posted at Milford Lake Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 warned of a dangerous algal bloom, some of which can be seen along the shore line. High waters, 100-degree temperatures and an aging reservoir have all contributed to the massive bloom. The lake was closed days before when water samples showed toxin levels 80 times higher than what the World Health Organization deemed dangerous.
Kurt Champagne, Vonnie Bryant and David Behrens all spend their summers at Flagstop Resort and RV Park. The trio is among the diehard campers who remain at the park despite the numerous warnings and advisories posted about the safety of the water.
A mass of blue green algae near the shore line of Milford Lake. The algal blooms have wrecked havoc on the lake's economy since mid July.
Some of the 30 vintage cars that the Horseless Carriage Club of Wichita brought to Lawrence on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. William Schott noticed the old cars in the parking lot near 10th and Vermonth streets and walked over from the Vermont Towers to get a closer look.
Jeremy Gibson, who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, is pictured after finishing the Topeka Tin Man Triathlon on June 18 at Lake Shawnee. He plans to ride 100 miles this month as a participate in the MS Bike Ride.
Cyclists participate in the 2010 Bike MS Kansas City ride. Bike MS raises awareness about multiple sclerosis, a chronic and often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. It also raises money for research and local programs to assist those living with MS. This year's ride will stop in Lawrence on Sept. 17.
Sen. Tim Owens, center, listens to Rep. Paul Davis, right, of Lawrence, give his thoughts on redistricting during a hearing at the Dole Center of Politics on Sept. 2, 2011. Local residents and officials came to the hearing to tell legislators what they wanted out of the process.