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Channel 6 News to close after 45 years; new owner to offer gigabit internet citywide

After 45 years of local cable news reporting and programming, the screens at Channel 6 will soon go dark.

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Plan for new Kansas prison faces skepticism from lawmakers

Even as Kansas corrections officials move ahead with plans to build a new prison to replace the state's oldest and largest lockup, their project faces bipartisan skepticism from legislators worried that their oversight is being skirted.

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How ageism can hurt younger generations

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Krom wins league title in javelin, leads LHS track

It’s only the second season Lawrence High junior Hunter Krom has competed in the javelin. Krom has posted some of the top marks in the state, so the result Friday wasn’t surprising when he won his first Sunflower League title with a toss of 184 feet, 3 inches at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium.

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Steele, Cook lead FSHS golf to 2nd at LHS Invite

Competing in a golf tournament for the first time in more than a month, expectations were low when Free State junior Tate Steele teed off Wednesday at Eagle Bend.

9-23 Oregon travel story breakout

On the road Car camping can be a fun and inexpensive way to travel, provided a person adheres to the campsite's guidelines. In most areas, including Oregon, the following usually apply:

Oil company facing lawsuit apologizes for raising fuel prices A Leavenworth oil company that increased fuel prices at its northeast Kansas gas stations after last week's terrorist attacks says it will provide refunds to customers who paid the $2.49 price.

Junge ties for 6th at O-North Invite

Free State senior golfer Jack Junge tied for seventh Monday at the Olathe North Invitational at Falcon Ridge Golf Course.

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FSHS girls swimming 2nd, LHS 3rd at league meet

Free State junior Claire Campbell broke the Sunflower League meet record in the 200-yard freestyle, and added another victory in the 100-yard freestyle to lead the Firebirds to a second-place finish. Lawrence High followed in third after winning three events. The Lions' 200-medley relay team of Maddie Dean, Marian Frick, Emily Guo and Megan Drumm set the school record en route to a first-place finish. Guo (200-yard IM) and Frick (100-yard breaststroke) also claimed individual event titles.

Krom sets javelin PR in SM North Relays win

Lawrence High junior Hunter Krom broke his own personal-record in the javelin Friday at the Shawnee Mission North Relays in a first-place finish.

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KU hospital forming partnership to purchase St. Francis hospital in Topeka; hospital will convert to for-profit status

During a news conference at St. Francis Thursday, KU and Ardent officials said many details of the takeover are yet to be worked out, including what will happen to the hospital’s affiliated clinics, what relationships it will have with various insurance companies, or even what the hospital’s name will be once the deal is complete in about the next 60 days.


* Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Hirt, Garnett, a boy, Thursday.

Firebirds disappointed in 2-1 loss to SME

Free State girls soccer coach Kelly Barah is planning on throwing the game tape out and never thinking about Tuesday night again.

LHS girls soccer wins 4-0 at Leavenworth

Lawrence High's girls soccer team extended its season-long winning streak to three games after a 4-0 road victory against Leavenworth on Tuesday.

Seratte leads LHS girls track to 3rd at Seaman Relays

Lawrence High sophomore Evann Seratte won in the 400-meters, 800 and 4x400 relay, helping Lawrence's girls track and field team place third at the Topeka Seaman Relays on Friday.

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Free State's Czapinski, Nickel capture league doubles titles

As the deficit grew for the Free State doubles team of Erik Czapinski and Sawyer Nickel, so did their frustration. With the championship match of the Sunflower League Tournament slowly slipping away, Czapinski received an important reminder from his grandmother.

Editorial: Private prisons a terrible idea

A federal audit of the Leavenworth Detention Center has uncovered disturbing, predictable practices.

A Justice Department audit of a private prison in Leavenworth highlights valid concerns with operating jails as for-profit businesses.

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Federal audit criticizes private detention center at Leavenworth

A private prison company once hid its practice of triple-bunking in two-person cells at a federal detention center in Kansas before a national group's inspection and was slow to address understaffing, according to a federal audit released Tuesday.

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FSHS boys golf sixth, LHS 14th at Free State Invitational

Free State senior Jack Junge and sophomore Landon Berquist fired rounds of 3-over, 75 to lead the Firebirds to sixth place at the FSHS Invitational on Wednesday at Eagle Bend Golf Course. Junge and Berquist tied for 10th place. Lawrence High senior Cole Brungardt carded a round of 1-over, 73 to take eighth place. Brungardt guided the Lions to 14th place in the team standings.