Throwback Thursday finds foot in a bucket; another prowler reported after alleged peeping Tom

Ezekiel Rubottom, who had his left ankle and foot amputated three weeks ago, found himself the center of attention over the weekend. Lawrence Police came to the house where Rubottom was staying and took the amputated limb after complaints from neighbors about a number of people showing up to look at the foot. Police returned Rubottom's foot on Monday after establishing that it did indeed belong to him.

How 'bout a throwback Thursday in wacky public safety news to start us off today? Flashback to just over 10 years ago — it's July ...

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Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 4 - S Bazie Bates IV

Blue Team running back Ryan Schadler is tacked by White Team safety Bazie Bates IV during the Spring Game on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Memorial Stadium.

Number 4 on the list — and, no, we didn't pencil him into this position because he has the IV at the end of his ...


Want to get your student involved? School clubs may be the answer

Want to get your middle or high school student involved in something after school? Athletics may be the obvious go-to, but they can be a ...


Home sales up; housing construction hits recent high; sales tax numbers strong but create some budget worries at City Hall

As a quick homework conversation with my seventh-grade son confirmed, junior high math has surpassed me. But that doesn’t mean I can’t still do some ...

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Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 5 - RB Ke’aun Kinner

Kansas running back Ke'aun Kinner breaks away from the defense during practice on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015.

We'll stick with offense to crack into the Top 5, where a newcomer who had a fantastic preseason camp sits as one of the most ...


Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 6 - QB Montell Cozart

Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart (2) passes over the top of the Central Michigan defense during their game on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

Just a few days after he officially was named this year's starter, it's time to check off the Kansas quarterback on our list of most ...


Weekend Picks: Final Friday art; “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”; Comedy Freakout; “They Live” at Liberty Hall; GWAR

Recent columns have focused on family-friendly summer fare, but send the kids to bed for (most of) this column. We're here to talk about indie ...


Sludgy and severe: an introduction to Amenaza

There was a lot of serious metal at the Jackpot over the weekend, but you’ll want to take note of Amenaza. The Lawrence band is ...


Peeping Tom reported at apartments; teen allegedly punches girlfriend’s dad; drunk man reportedly hides firearm in pants; DUI enforcement numbers so far

Being an outdoorsy gal, I’d always liked to keep my blinds and windows open. But then in December, a stranger came to my apartment, tried ...


Brownback to host town hall meeting on possible Gitmo transfer

Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday that he will hold a town hall meeting Thursday, Sept. 3, in Leavenworth to air concerns about a possible transfer ...

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David Beaty and staff have Charlie Weis to thank for long road ahead

Head coach David Beaty and his staff have spent recent months working to fill their squad with walk-ons.

The Kansas football team and first-year head coach David Beaty are less than two weeks away from the start of a new season and a ...


Stoddard won’t be candidate for Lawrence city manager post; Chick-fil-A sets date for South Iowa street opening

Lawrence Interim City Manager Diane Stoddard talks with the Lawrence city commissioners during a special meeting Friday, Aug. 14, to take formal action on the resignation of Mayor Jeremy Farmer and receive public comments on filling the vacancy and filling the position of Mayor.

This news just in from Lawrence City Hall: Interim City Manager Diane Stoddard won’t be a candidate for the open city manager’s position in Lawrence. ...

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Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 7 - OL Larry Mazyck

Kansas offensive lineman Larry Mazyck warms up with his teammates during spring practice on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Back to the list after some significant news out of preseason camp, we find one of the biggest dudes on the team who plays one ...


Life’s a peach, so make some shortcakes

Peach Shortcake

Who said all shortcake had to be topped with strawberries? It turns out, my kids aren't huge fans of strawberries — something to do with ...


Marketing firm survey says Jayhawks are state’s most famous brand

Harold D. Sandy designed this Jayhawk in 1946, and copyrighted it the following year. It's the smiling version of the Jayhawk that survives today.

Never underestimate the reach of a powerhouse basketball program. I’ve had a student from China tell me, when settling on an American university to attend, ...


Panhandler allegedly impersonates police officer; hair-pulling on a futon; man accused of stealing ham, snack cakes; transient man reportedly refuses to leave woman’s home

After my experiences during a police car ride-along early Saturday morning, I don’t understand why anyone would want to impersonate a police officer. One man ...

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What naming Montell Cozart the starting QB means for Kansas football

Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart calls out a play during practice on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

By now, you've all surely heard that Kansas University junior Montell Cozart has been named the Jayhawks' starting quarterback for the 2015 season. So what ...


Planners looking at trading some downtown parking spots for additional bicycle parking; Alvamar redevelopment recommended for approval by planning commissioners

Two dozen bicycles were spotted parked on or near Massachusetts Street around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.

Maybe it is time to start trading some car parking spots in downtown Lawrence for some bicycle parking spots. Maybe it is time for me ...

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Tyler Gregory to reunite old band for weekend hootenanny

Get ready for a hootenanny this weekend. For the first time in two years, Tyler Gregory will be joined by The Bootleg Band (formerly the ...


Ride-along recap: What I learned from the passenger seat of a Lawrence police car

Night patrons of Fuzzy's Taco Shop.

It’s interesting. In my position, I’ve seen so much. Mangled cars, blood and bruises, arrests, you name it. But it’s always been from a reporter’s ...

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