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Lawrence police blotter for July 27

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 251 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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A look at campaign donations received by Lawrence City Commission candidates

We’re in the heat of Lawrence City Commission campaign season, as the primary election is Tuesday. Perhaps you have noticed some of the slogans: “Hello, is this microphone on?” “Ill give you a free cookie if you come to my campaign rally.” And perhaps the best one ... Continue reading

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Todd Reesing reflects on KU football’s remarkable 2007 run in new interview

It’s been nearly a full decade since Kansas caught the college football world off guard, finishing the 2007 season with a 12-1 record and an Orange Bowl victory. The Jayhawks’ quarterback at the time — the last exceptional QB to suit up for KU — Todd Reesing ... Continue reading

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Gentle giant Larry Hughes promises stronger, meaner play at right guard

Returning the majority of players at any position group is only a good thing if the players have improved. Four of the five starting offensive linemen and nearly every reserve return for Kansas this season, so play up front should be improved. “Out of all the O-linemen, ... Continue reading

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A Court of Thorns and Roses: An Ending Done Right

There is nothing more satisfying for me as a reader then reaching the end of a book that has a fist-pumping ending. A book where every single character gets an ending that resonates with their trajectory. There aren’t any outstanding “what the heck just happened?” questions floating ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 26

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 260 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Golfer Chase Hanna making professional debut, teeing off with fellow Jayhawk Chris Thompson

Butterflies inevitably accompany any athlete making his professional debut, but reigning Big 12 men’s golf champion Chase Hanna does have a few factors that could ease them. For one thing, he’s playing in his hometown. For another, he has a fellow Jayhawk competing right alongside him. Hanna, ... Continue reading

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Local restaurant set to open with a menu that features everything from a classy hamburger to a chicken-fried hot dog

Those of us with a certain amount of cholesterol in our bloodstream know that a flat top isn’t just a haircut for people who don’t like combs. It also is the name for a large, seasoned hunk of metal where hamburgers, onions and other creations can be ... Continue reading

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Say What? Smith discusses KU football’s 2017 potential on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

KUsports.com football beat writer Benton Smith joined KLWN's Nick Schwerdt on Rock Chalk Sports Talk Tuesday to discuss the Jayhawks' potential for the upcoming season. Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 25

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 253 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Offensive tackle Antione Frazier making most of summer conditioning

Short cuts don’t work for losing college football programs, particularly in trying to build an offensive line via junior-college recruiting. Kansas had slipped into that pattern and it was imperative that David Beaty not continue that cycle. In the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately sports culture we live in it takes ... Continue reading

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Lawrence home sales slide in June; local aviation company strikes deal with Chinese firm

June is often a month where you find yourself looking for a new home. Maybe it is a change in jobs. You’re taking advantage of the kids being out of school. The disaster recovery company wasn’t able to clean up your Memorial Day party after all. There ... Continue reading

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Dunk a sheriff’s deputy, get up close with a fire truck tonight at the fair

Hitting, kicking, threatening or throwing things at a law enforcement officer are usually a sure-fire way to get arrested — and quick. Here's a legal, if more indirect, alternative: seeing one fall into a tank of cold water as a result of something you threw. The Douglas ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 24

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 178 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Police respond to fight involving gun; in separate incident, person flees after getting stuck in roundabout

Lawrence police arrested a man with a gun outside a downtown bar early Saturday morning. In a separate incident just over an hour later, officers found themselves in a foot chase with a person who jumped out of a pickup that was high-centered in a roundabout. Here’s ... Continue reading

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Productive summer: Svi Mykhailiuk leads FIBA U20 European Championship in scoring

While his Kansas basketball teammates trained in Lawrence the past couple of months for the program’s upcoming trip to Italy, senior wing Svi Mykyailiuk prepared in his own distinct way, by practicing with and playing for Ukraine’s U20 national team. Mykhailiuk might have missed out on the ... Continue reading

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Denzell Evans contributes to Kansas football in special way

You’ll never see his name on a Kansas football depth chart and probably won’t ever see it in a game story. You will see him give the Jayhawks a better shot at winning football games, provided you watch very closely. Running back Denzell Evans is entering his ... Continue reading

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East Lawrence set to get new restaurant serving food from one of the world’s great melting pots

A new Lawrence restaurant is opening in a spot that is not quite in downtown and not quite in East Lawrence’s Warehouse Arts District. It is caught in between, and it will serve food from a land that knows a thing or two about that: Israel. The ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 23

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:45 a.m. Saturday to 5:34 a.m. Sunday and includes 180 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Reading Water, Hearing Trees

It’s Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday! In honor of the man who’s mostly famous for sitting by a pond, here’s a look at a few recent books that might be of interest – whether or not you choose to go to the woods, build a cabin, and ... Continue reading

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