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Town Talk: Dale Willey Automotive strikes deal to expand on south Iowa Street; the case of the missing recycling carts; Sprouts update; new nonprofit launches seafood fundraiser

Published January 8, 2015

On a day so cold that my wife actually has consented to turn the thermostat up to 59 degrees and will allow me to sheer an extra sheep for the kids, I do know of one place that is hot. South Iowa Street continues to be the hot spot for big commercial real estate deals. The latest is a deal by Dale Willey Automotive to accommodate a significant expansion of the Chevrolet/GMC dealership. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Sunday homicide report a fake; Lawrence police say prank is example of 'swatting'

Published January 7, 2015

Just after 4 a.m. Sunday, a man called Lawrence police to say he’d shot his father and was currently holding a gun to his mother’s head in the 700 block of Ash Street. No one in the home called in the report and they evacuated without incident, Lawrence police said. The early morning drama was an act of a new-age, dangerous version of a prank call known as “swatting.” By Caitlin Doornbos

Jayhawks escape Baylor with 56-55 win

Published January 7, 2015

The Jayhawks made seven of their final eight field goals and shot 72.7 percent from the floor in the second half at Baylor to pull off a 56-55 win. Brannen Greene, who scored 12 points off the bench, hit two clutch free throws with 6.3 seconds remaining. • Box score

Downtown hotel project to open in a matter of days; construction work to begin soon on major apartment complex; more City Commission candidate news

Published January 7, 2015

You won’t have to wait much longer to check out Lawrence’s newest hotel and major downtown development. The owner of the new Marriott TownPlace Suites at Ninth and New Hampshire streets has told me that the hotel will open sometime between Jan. 14 and Jan. 21.

Town Talk: Largest drinking establishment in the city goes up for sale; City Commission plans listening sessions about police headquarters

Published January 6, 2015

Here’s a little bit of Lawrence bar trivia you can use to perhaps win a few bucks while sitting on a bar stool: What is the largest drinking establishment in Lawrence? The Cave? Nope. Abe & Jake’s? Nope. It’s not the Granada, the Hawk or the Bottleneck either. The answer is the old Eagles Lodge on Sixth Street, with an occupancy of just more than 1,100 people. If you win enough bucks with that piece of trivia, perhaps you can buy the building because it is indeed for sale. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Town Talk: Plans for artisan East Lawrence bakery moving ahead; city to take positions on Obamacare, gay marriage in legislative priorities statement

Published January 5, 2015

I suspect that as this new year begins, many of us are on a bread-and-water diet. Perhaps it is part of a New Year’s resolution, or maybe it is just more a necessity after realizing that — despite it being 98 percent off — buying $15,000 of "Frozen"-themed wrapping paper the day after Christmas wasn’t such a great investment after all. Regardless, hang in there. A new artisan bakery is coming to Lawrence. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Jayhawks recover in second half, beat UNLV

Published January 4, 2015

With big-time athletes on both sides of the floor and highlight-worthy plays coming on both ends, the Kansas University men's basketball team closed out the non-conference portion of its 2014-15 schedule with a 76-61 victory over UNLV at Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday afternoon. For what seemed like the 100th straight game, sophomore point guard Frank Mason again proved to be this team's most valuable player, leading the Jayhawks when they needed to be led, scoring when scoring was needed and playing tough from start to finish to pace KU to its 11th victory of the season. Mason, in 38 minutes, scored 18 points, and added 7 assists and 4 rebounds. • Box score

A year in Lawrence, through the lenses of Journal-World photographers

Published January 2, 2015

Lawrence Journal-World photographers discuss their favorite images captured in 2014 in three audio slideshows. Slideshows: Richard Gwin | Nick Krug | Mike Yoder Full gallery: 93 photos

Town Talk: RadioShack closes South Iowa Street store; pro-police HQ group spends about $24K in losing effort, opposition group about $500

Published January 2, 2015

There still may be a shack in my future. After all, these are the days when the mailman has to use a pack mule just to get the credit card statements to my front door. But one shack that is not in any of our futures is the RadioShack store on South Iowa Street. It has closed, as the longtime retailer tries to stave off national extinction. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

2014: Year in Photos

Published December 31, 2014

Some of Lawrence Journal-World photographers' favorite images from 2014. Photos by Richard Gwin, Nick Krug and Mike Yoder

Jayhawks put away Kent State in second half

Published December 30, 2014

The Kansas University men's basketball team got what it needed on the offensive end from a handful of different players, but it was the Jayhawks' second-half defense that carried them to a 78-62 victory over Kent State at Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. • Box score

Green Edition

Published December 24, 2014

The Green Edition is an electronic replica of the printed Journal-World, exactly as you'd find it on paper (excluding ad inserts). It is available to you at no charge. Enjoy! Looking for older Green Editions? Check the Green Edition archive.

Owls destroy No. 10 Kansas, 77-52

Published December 22, 2014

Things started ugly and stayed ugly in Philadelphia for the Kansas University men's basketball team, which fell to Temple, 77-52, on Monday night. Tenth-ranked Kansas (9-2) turned it over 13 times in the first half, struggled to get any rhythm on offense throughout the game and watched Temple play with growing confidence and great precision throughout the night. • Box score

Town Talk: Latest report shows Lawrence retail sales on pace to finish strong in 2014

Published December 22, 2014

The shopping season got started early for some. The latest retail report shows that from mid-September to mid-October Lawrence consumers increased their spending nearly 13 percent from the same time period a year ago. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Jayhawks show off depth in rout of Lafayette

Published December 20, 2014

Six players reached double digits in scoring and the Kansas University men's basketball team improved to 9-1 with a 96-69 victory over a scrappy Lafayette team Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas raced out to a 24-11 lead during the first 10 minutes of the game and looked to be on its way to an easy victory. But the Leopards (7-3) never got discouraged and just kept shooting. Eventually, those shots started falling and KU's lead was in the 8- to 10-point range for much of the next 15 minutes. • Box score