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Latest Douglas County court filings for Dec. 11, 2017

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

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Short-handed Lions compete at Eudora wrestling tourney

In visible pain, Lawrence High senior Relle Dye had to take an extra few seconds to collect himself before heading into the last two minutes of his final wrestling match Saturday.

FSHS wrestling 3rd at Cougar Invitational

Elijah Jacobs took first place in the 145-pound weight class and Free State's wrestling team finished third at the Cougar Invitational on Saturday at Shawnee Mission Northwest.

Monday Datebook

TODAY Through Oct. 31: Hepatitis B vaccines for 12- to 17-year-olds, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine, 843-0721.

Criticism of Kansas prison plan reflects lawmakers’ distrust

Kansas legislators’ criticism of a plan to build a new state prison reflects bipartisan mistrust of the Department of Corrections and doubts that it seriously considered a potentially cheaper alternative to leasing the new facility from the company building it.

Firebirds 4th, Lions 7th at Leavenworth wrestling tourney

Free State sophomore Lou Fincher took first place in the 106-pound weight class and five other Free State wrestlers took second at the Leavenworth Challenger on Saturday.

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FSHS wrestling sweeps double dual

Free State High's wrestling team, ranked No. 6 in Class 6A, opened the season with a 68-10 dual victory over Olathe East and a 65-18 win against Bishop Miege on Wednesday at O-East.

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Firebirds 1st, Lions 2nd in season-opening swim meet

A few minutes after the final event of Wednesday’s season-opening swimming quadrangular at the Indoor Aquatic Center, Free State senior Adam Ziegler said he was unsure of the team scores.

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Trump Jr. brings his father's show to Kansas for Kobach

The eldest son of President Donald Trump praised his father as a "blue-collar millionaire" while highlighting a campaign fundraiser for Kansas Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach.

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Some customers not happy with fees carried over from WOW to Midco

Some former WOW cable, phone and internet customers may be surprised to see charges for a WOW-provided service still appearing on their bills following the company’s purchase by Midco.

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Lions opening winter sports season with high hopes

About two weeks following the start of practices and tryouts, the winter sports season at Lawrence High has finally arrived.

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Judge demands documents in 30-year-old Randy Leach case, will review before ruling whether to release

Before ruling on whether to release publicly some 2,000 pages of documents from the case of a boy who disappeared in 1988, a judge plans to review them himself.

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Shootings by police officers, other cases cloaked in secrecy in Kansas

Some Kansas police departments do not identify officers involved in fatal shootings, and body camera footage from the incidents may never become public. Records in unsolved criminal cases can remain closed indefinitely, even to victims' families.

Judge delays hearing in Kansas prison recording case

The hearing dealing with a court-appointed official’s findings in the investigation of recording of attorney-client meetings at a federal prison in Kansas has been delayed until early next year.

Judge orders U.S. to hand over grand jury material in Kansas prison recording case

A judge ordered the U.S. government on Tuesday to turn over some grand jury materials to a court-appointed investigator who’s looking into whether secret recordings made of conversations between inmates and their attorneys at a federal prison in Kansas were improperly used by prosecutors.

Former VA hospital worker sentenced for sex crimes against patients

A former physician assistant at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Leavenworth has been sentenced for sexual crimes against patients.

Hospital employee sentenced for setting supervisor on fire

A former civilian employee at the Fort Leavenworth hospital has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for setting a female supervisor on fire and attacking her with a razor and scissors.

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Kansas to get little back from sale of hospital it supported for 109 years

A partnership between the University of Kansas Health System and Nashille-based Ardent Health Services completed the purchase Wednesday of the financially troubled St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. The sale price of $1 means the public will not be compensated for the tax-exempt status the hospital enjoyed since 1908.

Opinion: Navigating Kansas’ political terrain

Small rural counties, representing 23 percent of the state’s population, are mostly homogeneous demographically and politically. They are dominated by agriculture and for the last century have fought a losing battle against the forces of mechanization, technology and economics.