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Tonganoxie checkpoint leads to car chase, woman being apprehended in creek

A checkpoint being operated by area law enforcement on Saturday led to a car chase through downtown Tonganoxie that ended with a woman being apprehended in a creek.

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Phony Midco salespeople reported in Lawrence

Midco has been notified that door-to-door salespeople are misrepresenting themselves as Midco employees in Lawrence.

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Double bunking not considered solution for Douglas County Jail overcrowding

Before it decided to double up inmates in cells, the Wyandotte County Jail was in a position now familiar to Douglas County of sending inmates to jails in other counties.

Leavenworth woman admits that she stole employees' 401(k) contributions

A Kansas City area business owner has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of theft from an employee benefit fund, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall announced Thursday in a news release.

4-year-old found in Tonganoxie after car in which she slept was stolen

Authorities have found a girl safe in the backseat of a car where she was sleeping when the vehicle was stolen from a Kansas City, Kansas, gas station.

Suspect fatally shot as Kansas officer investigates theft

Police say a suspect was fatally shot in northeast Kansas as an officer was investigating a vehicle theft. Leavenworth police Chief Patrick Kitchens says the officer had responded Tuesday night to the theft report.

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Congress about to consider tax overhaul similar to one Kansas just repealed

Second District Rep. Lynn Jenkins serves on the Ways and Means Committee that will hold a hearing Thursday on a Republican tax plan that bears a striking resemblance to the state tax policies that the Kansas Legislature just reversed.

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Midco leaders say cable, phone and internet has been restored; estimated 3,000 affected by outages

All services are thought to be restored following the troubled conversion last week of WOW cable, phone and internet services to Midco.

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Latest Douglas County court filings for July 3, 2017

Latest Douglas County court filings for marriages, divorces, bankruptcies and foreclosures.

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Lawrence couple celebrates 75 years of luck

Erwin Morgan says he’s had 75-year run of good luck. Three-quarters of a century ago, Erwin married his wife, Wilma, in Lansing. The couple celebrated their 75th anniversary on June 19.

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Midco service outages leave exasperated residents and businesses in the lurch

After failing to reach Reed Medical Group by phone, one patient showed up at the office and one of the physicians drove her to the emergency room.

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With state funding uncertain, school district leaders share tentative outline of next year's budget plan

With the state of school funding relatively up in the air, Lawrence school district leaders are delaying action to approve a budget plan for the upcoming school year. Earlier this week, however, the district’s finance director, Kathy Johnson, shared a few details of what that budget might look like, pending a decision from the Kansas Supreme Court.

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Midco continues to address outages following conversion from WOW; 'vast majority' now have service

Midco is continuing to work to restore cable, phone and internet to customers whose services were cutoff following the conversion Wednesday from WOW to Midco.

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Internet and cable outages reported as WOW services convert to new company

The overnight conversion from WOW cable, telecom and internet services to Midco is causing some outages in the Lawrence area.

Prosecutor leaves U.S. Attorney's Office after admitting she listened in on phone calls

A federal prosecutor in Kansas who said in court last year that she never listened to attorney-client phone calls at the Leavenworth Detention Center has left the U.S. Attorney's Office after admitting to her supervisor that she did listen to the calls.

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New-look Lions gaining experience during the summer

When Lawrence High's boys soccer team started summer workouts earlier this month, many of the familiar faces from last year were gone.

Name changes, flooding, trees have shaped Linwood over past 150 years

Longtime resident Arlene Pritchard remembers the centennial celebration for Linwood in 1967. “What was amazing to me was how many people came back to their hometown,” Pritchard said. “Many in the ‘50s and ‘60s moved away.”

Linwood to celebrate 150 years with festival this weekend

Linwood has hit the sesquicentennial mark this year and soon will have a celebration to commemorate it. The Linwood Pioneer Festival Celebration will honor 150 years of the southern Leavenworth County community on Saturday.

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.