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After two days of severe storms, milder weather forecast for Lawrence area

Lawrence can expect a miserable Saturday afternoon and another round of severe weather before milder weather conditions settle over northeast Kansas with the start of a new week.

Bowlin named league Player of the Year

Free State senior Zion Bowlin was selected as the Sunflower League’s baseball Player of the Year, announced at the end of the season.

Kansas man convicted in crash that killed 2 groomsmen

A Kansas man has been convicted in a crash that killed two relatives on the same day the three were supposed to be groomsmen in a wedding.

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Recently passed Kansas budget mandates review of plan to build new prison

Kansas legislators have included requirements in the next state budget for multiple reviews of a plan to build a new state prison before Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration can move forward with the project.

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Lawmakers pass budget, end 2017 session

The House and Senate on Saturday passed a two-year budget that calls for total spending of $15 billion each year, allowing them to end the 2017 session on its 113th day.

The Mag: 10/4 Weird News

Lead stories In September, Tokyo's Mainichi Daily News reported that a 25-year-old bulimic woman from Toyoda, Japan, was arrested for massive violations of the country's Waste Disposal Act after being identified as the person who has, for more than a year, been illegally dumping about 60 pounds a week of vomit that she had collected in plastic bags. She said, according to police, "I didn't want to throw away the vomit near my home, so I took it to faraway places."

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Kansas Senate advances bill barring vendors who boycott Israel; businesswoman allowed on Senate floor during debate

The Kansas Senate gave tentative approval Friday to a bill that would prohibit the state from entering into a contract with any individual or company engaged in a boycott of Israel.

Drum named Sunflower League's top forward

Lawrence High senior Skylar Drum was named the Sunflower League’s girls soccer Forward of the Year, announced this week.

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Abortion disclosure bill passes in Kansas Senate, goes to governor

The bill increases the amount of information abortion providers must disclose to their patients and requires the information be printed in 12-point Times New Roman font.

KU-Oklahoma game to be televised

Only two Big 12 Conference football games will be televised on Saturday, Oct. 13, and one of them is defending national champion Oklahoma's visit to Kansas. The national TV gig on Fox Sports Net means kickoff for the homecoming contest has been pushed back to 6 p.m.

4 hospitalized after rollover accident near Tonganoxie

A woman and three children were transported to the University of Kansas hospital after their van crashed and rolled over Saturday near Tonganoxie.

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KU astronomers planning viewing of Aug. 21 near-total eclipse

A coming astronomical event tested the priorities of astronomer and teacher Barbara Anthony-Twarog.

LHS, FSHS softball players honored on all-Sunflower League team

Several Lawrence High and Free State softball players were recognized on the all-Sunflower League team, announced Wednesday.

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Cemeteries, campsites, pools gear up for busy Memorial Day weekend

The Memorial Day weekend will offer Lawrence residents opportunities for somber reflection as well as the joyful greeting of the unofficial start of summer.

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New director chosen to lead KU’s growing on-campus housing department

The University of Kansas has announced a new director of KU Student Housing, who will replace housing director Diana Robertson after she retires this summer. Sarah Waters, a Leavenworth native, has been director of residence life at Bowling Green State University in Ohio since 2010. Waters will start the job of director of KU Student Housing on July 17.

Tonganoxie gearing up for popular Abdallah Shrine Rodeo and Demolition Derby

Bulls, horses and other livestock will take center stage before cars smash their way through the arena later this week at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie.

Leavenworth Catholic High School to close Wednesday

Leavenworth’s Immaculata Catholic High School will close Wednesday, ending Catholic secondary education in Leavenworth after more than 100 years.

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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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