Elvyn Jones

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

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Eileen Horn, coordinator of the Lawrence-Douglas County Sustainability Department, and Keith Browning, Douglas County Public Works Director, show off the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Award the public works complex earned for its environmentally friendly features. The complex opened in April 2015.

The Douglas County Public Works and Building and Codes complex on East 25 Street was recently awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Award. Finished in April 2015, the complex's main building has an overhang along its eastern and southern exteriors that allow winter sun to warm the interior but provides shade against the summer sun.

A Douglas County Sheriff's Office dive team looks for a missing 17-year-boy who disappeared after his boat capsized late Saturday night.

Jill Elmers picks spinach Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 in one of the hoop houses on her Moon on the Meadow farm east of Lawrence. The produce was destined for a local restaurant.

A 26-year-old male resident of the duplex with the vehicles in the driveway at 920 Deer Ridge Court in Baldwin City is recovering in the hospital from a gunshot wound suffered Tuesday evening. Police believe the wound was accidental but are seeking to identify two males witnesses saw leaving the duplex immediately after the shooting.

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