Douglas County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 3 a.m. Thursday morning, so we can expect to get some heavy rain and loud thunder throughout the night. The temperatures will be in the mid 60s while the line of storms moves through the area.
Area law enforcement officers are waiting for a judges ruling on whether they need a special permit to use an longtime firing range in rural Douglas County. Officers have been using the range for practice for 39 years.
It's been the 15th wettest summer in Lawrence history. Nearly five inches of rain have been recorded in the month of August, an inch more than average. The rain has been good for some crops but has made life difficult on local gardeners.
Several members of the KU football team are making the transition from defense to offense this season. The players filled necessary positions in last year's lineup, but are expected to play a different role in the upcoming season.
Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich were both named to the Wooden Award watch list. The Wooden Award is presented to the best player in college basketball. There are 50 players on the list, and KU is one of nine schools to have two players make the list.