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Up to 30 Lawrence teachers could be laid off
The district said because of the state budget crisis, 20 to 30 contracts may not be renewed. The decision will go to the board April 26.
Published on April 16, 2010
Two homeless men arrested on suspicion of breaking into vehicles
Police are still working to figure out how many vehicles were broken into.
New alcohol lecture at KU
Last year two students died of alcohol-related causes at Kansas University, so now the school is putting on an annual alcohol education lecture.
Locals love downtown, but want it cleaned up
The city commission considered banning panhandling downtown, but some panhandlers follow an etiquette for asking for money.
Leaders to push for shelter location
Neighbors have threatened a lawsuit against the new location and intend to enforce covenants on the building, which say it can't hold a shelter.
State leaders in town for conference
The Leadership Kansas Leadership Summit was in town today. The event is sponsored by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.
Library booksale in full swing
The sale started Thursday and runs through April 25.
Free State P.E. teacher wins national award
Nancy Hopkins won an award for her work putting together a cardio fitness room for the school.
Overnight weather for April 17, 2010
Take a jacket out tonight because temperatures will dip into the 30s. Saturday temperatures will be in the 60s and reach the 70s later next week.
KU baseball loses in first game of Nebraska series
The Jayhawks lost 11-7 to the Huskers and will play again Saturday at 4:05 p.m.
Firebirds baseball shuts out Panthers
Free State kept Raymore-Peculiar to no runs, beating them 5 to 0.
Area gas stations trying to bring customers back inside
A local Zarco station is installing pizza, sandwich and coffee counters to help boost its indoor sales.
Area high school athletes succeed at Kansas Relays
High school students from Eudora, Tonganoxie and Lawrence are advancing in the Relays. A KU pole vaulter is also doing well.
Teachers perform for the sake of schools
Teachers performed in a show Friday sponsored by the Lawrence Schools Foundation, which raises money for area schools.
Topeka pastor speaks out about imprisonment in Haiti
A Topeka pastor says he became close to his fellow inmates when he was imprisoned in Haiti for allegedly trying to smuggle children out of the country after its earthquake.
Commuter forecast for April 16, 2010
There may still be delays near the closed east Lawrence interchange. Everything else appears to be smooth sailing.
Evening weather for April 16, 2010
Rain showers have left the area. Expect skies to clear out, leaving things on the chilly side Friday night. Temperatures will near 53 degrees by 9 p.m. and drop as low as the upper 30's overnight.
Look for a wet start to your day and rain throughout the morning. Remember that the turnpike exit 204 is closed and Highway 24 still has a width restriction.