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Free State snaps Lions’ stranglehold in wrestling

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Free State High’s wrestling team usually doesn’t have the depth to keep up with Lawrence High in the annual City Showdown dual. Not this year. <strong>By Bobby Nightegale</strong>

Kansas police officers may be required to wear body cameras

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Kansas lawmakers may require police officers to wear body cameras under a bill discussed by a state Senate panel.

Worrisome win: Jayhawks' late mistakes nearly cost them at TCU

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Bill Self was squirming, and seething, on Kansas University’s basketball bench Wednesday night as his first-place squad suffered a meltdown of near epic proportions against last-place TCU in Wilkerson-Greines Athletic Center. “We were awful,” Self, KU’s coach, said after the (17-3, 6-1) Jayhawks, who led by 11 points with 3:35 to play, eked out a 64-61 victory over the last-place (14-6 1-6) Horned Frogs. <strong>By Gary Bedore</strong>

KU music ensembles, symphony to perform shared concert at Lied Center

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Kansas University's Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble I and Symphony Orchestra will share the stage Saturday for a special concert at the Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Drive.

Defense wins right to psychological report at trial in slaying of CiCi's Pizza owner

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

A Douglas County district judge ruled Wednesday that statements a 20-year-old woman made to her psychologist could be admitted during the woman’s trial on charges of first-degree murder. Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn is accused of killing Harold M. Sasko, 52, McLinn’s roommate and the owner of CiCi’s Pizza restaurants in Lawrence and Topeka.

Kansas women upend Iowa State, 61-56

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Chelsea Gardner’s double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds carried Kansas University’s women’s basketball team to a 61-56 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday.

Kansas courts now in center of partisan politics

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Judges in Kansas are finding themselves increasingly at the center of partisan political fights, an unusual position for the state courts. And that's likely to continue as Gov. Sam Brownback calls for changing the way state Supreme Court justices are chosen. Some argue that the courts need to become more accountable to the public, but other legal experts say the proposed changes would not help. <b>By Peter Hancock</b>

Kobach pushing bills to limit ballot withdrawals and to allow straight-party voting

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Last year's controversy over Democrat Chad Taylor withdrawing from the U.S. Senate race is prompting Secretary of State Kris Kobach to push for changes in the state's election laws. He also is pushing for legislation to allow voters to cast straight-party ballots. <b>By Peter Hancock</b>

Jefferson's suffers 'extensive damage' from fire, smoke

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

A fire at Jefferson’s restaurant shut down a portion of downtown Lawrence for about four hours Thursday after fire crews responded to flames and heavy smoke billowing from the building at 743 Massachusetts St.

Ex-fire chief in Kansas township sentenced for stealing

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

A former fire chief of a township near Leavenworth has been sentenced to a year of probation for felony theft.