Published November 18, 2012
Time after time, for decades, a Lawrence man - an educator and a Boy Scout volunteer - was accused of sexually assaulting boys. But little was done to prevent him from abusing in the future. A Journal-World investigation reveals how the pattern of abuse was allowed to continue, and the role of the now-infamous Boy Scouts perversion files in Kansas.
Published August 19, 2012
"We're all in this together," says KU donor Lydia Beebe. If that's true, the KU community has a lot to be proud of, from academic and professional excellence, renewed vigor on the football field, groundbreaking research, vibrant campus life and more.
Published April 29, 2012
They are parents, friends, neighbors, mentors and heroes. Our 2012 Only in Lawrence nominees have won the recognition and respect of the community. They are truly the people that make our town special.
Published April 27, 2012
Three lives intertwined by a vicious crime. One woman's life transformed by trauma, an innocent man imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, and another who authorities say is responsible.
Published December 5, 2011
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor thrust the United States into World War II. Seventy years later, as the years go by and the number of survivors dwindles, the infamous day is less relevant to younger generations.
Published October 29, 2011
Nearly 20 years after winning an exoneration, he's still trying to reclaim a life derailed by prison and drugs, while the victim remains convinced of his guilt.
Published April 29, 2011
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Only In Lawrence, a special section honoring your neighbors, unsung heroes and people who do the little things that just make life better here. Their stories will warm your heart, make you laugh or cry and, we hope, spark you to do something yourself for our community.
Published October 7, 2010
About 1:20 a.m. on Oct. 7, 2005, emergency dispatchers began receiving 911 calls about a fire at a northwest Lawrence apartment complex. In minutes, a fire at the Boardwalk Apartments ripped through 76 apartments. Three people died in what was one of the worst fires in Lawrence history. Five years later, we take a look back.
Published June 23, 2010
Open and transparent. That’s the wording of reforms within the Catholic Church promoting openness with the public about cases of sexual abuse committed by clergy. But a two-year Journal-World and 6News investigation into the Kansas Catholic Church shows that church officials continue to keep the public in the dark about some cases of abuse. Advocates and victims still express frustration with how the church handles abusive clergy. Our investigation, which identified dozens of cases of abusive clergy in the state spanning nearly 60 years, also examines reforms that the Church is making to prevent abuse.
Published April 20, 2010
Forty years ago today, the Kansas Union burned. What followed was a year of violence and destruction not seen since Quantrill's Raid. While the unrest has long since dissipated, the memories remain.
Published March 28, 2010
Reporter Shaun Hittle and photographer Kevin Anderson followed the Douglas County Special Olympics team to the State Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament in Hays March 18 to 20. This is a glimpse into the lives and experiences of these local athletes, their families and volunteers during the annual event.
Published February 28, 2010
Eighteen years old and pregnant, Katie Schimmel's life was about to change forever. For four months, we followed Katie's journey to motherhood.
Published February 5, 2010
Family Bibles demonstrate more than a religious lineage — they often tell the stories of those that came before through records of births, marriages and deaths as well as photos and other keepsakes. These are a few of the stories behind family Bibles in the Lawrence area.
Published January 29, 2010
Children born in 2000 have a one in three chance of becoming diabetic. Already the epidemic is estimated to cost Kansas $1.3 billion, a price that taps the pocketbook of every resident. As the number of type 2 diabetes continues to grow, so do the health complications and costs that come with the rising tide.
Published December 14, 2009
KU’s men’s basketball program is a few games from a major milestone. Keep an eye on their progress and look back at what got the Jayhawks there.
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