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Recent graduate of Tonganoxie High School killed in car wreck

An 18-year-old who graduated last month from Tonganoxie High School died in an overnight vehicle accident early Friday morning.

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Former Free State players pitch in on shutout effort for Kansas All-Stars in GKCFCA All-Star Game

Former Free State football players Gage Foster, Bo Miller and David Johnson helped set the tone on defense in the Kansas All-Stars' 30-0 win over the Missouri All-Stars in the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association All-Star Game.

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GOP primary in 2nd Congressional District now in full swing, still with no clear front-runner

Seven candidates are vying for the Republican nomination to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins. The winner will advance to face former state Rep. Paul Davis, of Lawrence, in the Nov. 6 general election.

tops charts for now

Defying lukewarm reviews and family controversies, Michael Jackson returns to the top of the album charts this week with "Invincible."

Marvin D. Durbin

Services for Marvin D. Durbin, 82, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Mr. Durbin died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Ottawa Retirement Village.

Kansas tumbles to Tigers in Big 12 tourney

Missouri bounced Kansas out of the Big 12 women's soccer tournament with a 1-0, double-overtime victory here Thursday. The match was decided on a penalty kick in the 111th minute when the Tigers' Karen Bauer knocked the ball past KU goalkeeper Meghan Miller and into the net to end the game.

Accolades continue to roll in for area track and field athletes with All-Sunflower League teams being released

Lawrence High junior Evann Seratte highlighted the area selections to the All-Sunflower League track and field teams after being tabbed to the first team for the 400 meters, 800 meters and 4x400-meter relay.

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Lawrence, Douglas County candidates fill Democratic primary ballot; 45th District House race hotly contested

There will be Democratic candidates from Lawrence on the Nov. 6 general election ballot running for Congress, attorney general, secretary of state and state treasurer.

Free State's Tatum Clopton, Sara Roszak highlight All-Sunflower League softball team area selections

Fifteen area softball players were named to the All-Sunflower League team. Free State freshmen Tatum Clopton and Sara Roszak were first-team selections. Clopton was tabbed at the Sunflower League Newcomer of the Year.

Eight area players tabbed to All-Sunflower League Baseball first team; Free State's Mike Hill named COY

Free State baseball coach Mike Hill was selected as the Sunflower League Coach of the Year to highlight the area selections from the all-league team. The trio of Austin Quick (catcher), Andrew Stewart (shortstop) and Reese Carmona (outfielder) were first-team selections for the Lions. Kyle Abrahamson (outfielder), Quinton Graham (designated hitter), Jake Baker (utility), David Stuart (pitcher) and Jake Zenger (closer) represented the Firebirds on the first team.

Free State midfielders Maya Hodison, Emma Yackley named to All-Sunflower League first team

Free State midfielders Maya Hodison and Emma Yackley were tabbed to the All-Sunflower League first team to lead the area girls soccer players who earned all-league honors.

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Paul Davis officially files to run for 2nd District congressional seat, discusses highways and trade

Former state Rep. Paul Davis, of Lawrence, officially filed for the 2nd District congressional race on Thursday, submitting petitions with 4,481 signatures, which he said included Democrats from all 25 counties in the district.

Whistleblower lawsuit settled against city of Leavenworth

A deal has been reached in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the city of Leavenworth retaliated against an employee who reported that the city had defrauded the U.S. government.

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Two Kansas districts loom large in congressional midterm elections

Democrats can take control of the U.S. House if they pick up at least 23 seats that are currently held by Republicans. Two districts in Kansas are high on their priority list: the 2nd District, which includes Lawrence and most of eastern Kansas; and the 3rd District in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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More than a year after dramatic police standoff, combat vet convicted in case involving dog abuse, gunshots into neighboring homes

More than a year after Michael L. Kewley allegedly killed his dog, fired gunshots that hit his neighbors’ homes and confronted police officers during an hourslong standoff, the military veteran has been convicted in the case. Kewley has spent much of the time between crime and conviction undergoing treatment at a veteran’s hospital.

Views From Kansas: Legislators fumble on adoption bill

What started as an admirable piece of legislation turned into a vessel for discrimination against LGBT couples.

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Police arrest 18 protesting in Kobach's office

Police have arrested 18 people protesting inside Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office as part of a demonstration against policies he champions.

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New Kansas Statehouse mural of Brown v. Board of Education evokes past and present social divisions

Civil rights leaders and Kansas state officials on Thursday officially dedicated a new mural in the Kansas Statehouse commemorating the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education, the 1954 case that overturned racial segregation in public schools.

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Two women ordered to stand trial on murder, arson charges in Eudora man’s killing

A judge on Tuesday added two new murder trials to the Douglas County District Court calendar: one for Tria L. Evans, 38, of Lawrence, and the other for her alleged accomplice Christina L. Towell, 38, of Leavenworth. Both women are charged with the same crimes in connection with the Nov. 3, 2017, slaying of 34-year-old Joel Wales of Eudora, whose body was found shot six times and set afire inside his mother’s house south of Lawrence.