Gus Hachmeister, of Lawrence, gives a coat of paint Wednesday July 6, 2016, to a giraffe created by local artist Kris Kuksi. Kuksi's studio at 647 Maple St. in North Lawrence was putting together a show for an upcoming exhibit in Los Angeles.
Zach Frieling, line manager at Limestone Pizza, prepares pizzas at the 814 Massachusetts St. eatery. Frieling won first place in the culinary arts competition last month at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky.
Lawrence Police officers trade information after an officer was struck during a traffic stop around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, behind the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center at 111 E. 11th St. The officer was struck by a 2016 Ford Fusion with Missouri plates SM6W3R, according to a news release from the Lawrence Police Department.
A Lawrence Police officer is transported by ambulance after being struck by a car and dragged. Around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, the officer made a traffic stop behind the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center at 111 E. 11th St., and was struck by a white Ford Fusion, according to a news release from the Lawrence Police Department.
Chris Landers, 17, of Lawrence, catches some air at the Skate Park in Centennial Park at Sixth Street and Rockledge Road on Tuesday. The Lawrence area was under a heat advisory for most of the day Tuesday, and the heat index at 2 p.m. in Lawrence was 111, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka.
Bill Busby, ecologist with the Kansas Biological Survey, talks about Baldwin Woods on Thursday, June 30, 2016.
A young deer peers out at the Baldwin Woods, located north of Baldwin City, on Thursday, June 30.
A sign hangs on a fence at the Baldwin Woods north of Baldwin City Thursday, June 30, 2016.
The Kansas Turnpike Authority will be getting rid of the gates to some K-Tag entrances, like this one at the eastern Lawrence entrance, and installing video cameras to monitor the lanes' traffic.
Jill Stein, the presumptive Green Party presidential nominee, spoke to a full house at the Lawrence Public Library on Saturday, July 2, 2016.
A car pulling a trailer with an off-road vehicle rolled near the west Lawrence turnpike exit around 3 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016, injuring the driver of the car.
Zooey Vaughn, 7, of Lawrence, stands to play her part during Julie Holmberg's annual violin picnic in South Park on Friday, July 1, 2016.
Olivier Esperance, 9, Lawrence (center) plays a song at Julie Holmberg's annual violin picnic in South Park on Friday, July 1, 2016.
Julie Holmberg watches one of her students at her annual violin picnic in South Park on Friday, July 1, 2016.
Young violinists play along with Talent Education Violin Studio teacher Julie Holmberg at her annual violin picnic Friday, July 1, 2016, in South Park.
Eliana Moralem, 5, of Basehor, plays along with her fellow violin students Friday, July 1, in South Park.
From left, Nick Pedersen and Aaron Tilden, engineers with Lawrence-based 360 Energy Engineers, use instruments to measure the lights and the heat they produce in the City Commission meeting room inside City Hall. Pedersen and Tilden conducted an "energy audit" of City Hall on Friday, July 1, 2016, looking for possible changes the city could make for energy efficiency. The audit was the last of 40 conducted at city buildings and facilities in the past two months. The engineers will put together a list of projects to take to the City Commission in August.
Kansas University sophomore wide receiver Jeremiah Booker grimaces during a push-up drill at an early morning workout on Friday, July 1 at Memorial Stadium.
Sophomore wide receiver Jeremiah Booker stretches with a teammate during an early morning workout Friday, July 1 at Memorial Stadium.