Elvyn Jones

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

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Chuck Watson throws a vase Saturday on a pottery wheel in his west Lawrence garage. The retired high school art teacher will be one of 106 vendors offering handmade crafts or homemade goodies Sunday at the Holiday Bazaar at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.

A crew works Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, on the porch of a house at 1104 East 1200 Road where the body of 34-year-old Joel Wales, of Eudora, was found Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, when firefighters and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a fire and gunshots. The sheriff's office is investigating the incident as a homicide.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies use a dog Saturday morning to investigate along East 1200 Road just north of where a suspicious death and fire occurred. Sheriff's Office personnel had isolated with yellow crime tape a house northeast of the intersection of North 1000 and East 1200 roads.

Joseph Mastrosimone, of Lawrence, casts his vote for the city/school board election Monday at the Douglas County Courthouse. Heather Dill, deputy election clerk for the Douglas County Clerk's Office, said 500 county residents have already voted at the courthouse and move than 2,000 more have returned mail-in advance voting ballots.

The residents of this home at 4112 Goldfield St. pump up the neighborhood for Halloween with a front yard filled with inflatables and other decorations.

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