Elvyn Jones

Elvyn Jones is a reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World covering Douglas County government, Baldwin City and Eudora.

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The ground floor of Baker University's Rice Auditorium is empty for $300,000 of renovations that will replace carpeting, seating and rebuild the stage. The work is expected to be completed Sept. 30.

The Baldwin City Police Department has more than doubled in size since it moved into the 1,200-square-foot former flower shop that serves as its headquarters. The replacement of the building was a top priority on a capital improvement program list the Baldwin City Council developed three years ago.

Baldwin City Police Chief Greg Neis said the biggest concern about the city's police station is the lack of security for anyone entering the lobby from the front door, at right. The offices of police officers are either open to view or behind doors that can't be secured.

A Douglas County sheriff's deputy blocks off North 1050 Road after a shooting was reported early Sunday afternoon, Aug. 13, 2017, in the 1000 block of East 900 Road, just south of Clinton Lake.

Eileen Horn speaks Saturday to a convention in the Baldwin City Library of 10th Kansas House District committeemen and committeewomen prior to her election to the House seat. Horn, the Lawrence-Douglas County sustainability coordinator, was elected to complete the unexpired term of John Wilson, who resigned to focus on his family and career.

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