Purdue players expecting hostile environment against Jayhawks in KC

Kansas City, Mo. — Purdue basketball players are expecting a tough environment when they step on the court for their Sweet 16 matchup against Kansas on Thursday (8:40 p.m., CBS) in the NCAA Tournament, but they are confident they can handle it. "At this point of the ... Continue reading


Highlights from KU basketball practice in Kansas City

Kansas City, Mo. — One day before facing Purdue in the Sweet 16, the Kansas Jayhawks held their open practice Wednesday in front of a large crowd at Sprint Center, which included dunks, half-court shots and left-handed 3's by Svi Mykhailiuk. The Jayhawks will play Purdue around ... Continue reading


Armed robbery in a Lawrence apartment yields second arrest, three months after the fact

An early December robbery that already resulted in one arrest has now resulted in another. We previously reported Christopher Hinson, 19, of Leavenworth County, [was arrested][3] in mid December. He is accused of robbing several people inside a Lawrence apartment at gunpoint and stealing cellphones, a laptop ... Continue reading


Jayhawks in Kansas City for the Sweet 16: What to know if you go

The University of Kansas Jayhawks have about as close as it gets to a homecourt advantage for their Sweet 16 matchup against Purdue on Thursday: the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Besides being less than an hour’s drive away, there’s even a Johnny’s Tavern right across ... Continue reading


Devonte Graham reminiscent of March Madness great from Kansas history

Watching Devonte’ Graham play basketball triggers memories of other marquee Bill Self players. The chemistry between Graham and Frank Mason borders on telepathy, each knowing where the other is at all times and knowing just when to either get him the ball or make himself available to ... Continue reading


Specialty baker to open in downtown Lawrence; keep your eyes open for a new Ninth Street restaurant

You know what they say: Baking is a science, which I think is why the hazmat crew is still in my kitchen. Regardless, an actual trained scientist is opening a bakery in Downtown Lawrence that likely will grab the attention of allergy sufferers. Topeka-based Shana Cake has ... Continue reading


Lawrence police blotter for March 22

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:07 a.m. Tuesday to 4:38 a.m. Wednesday and includes 169 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading


Bill Self: Jayhawks in good frame of mind for tourney’s second weekend

After an uneventful bus trip from Lawrence to Kansas City, Mo., where his Jayhawks are staying this week, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self told reporters now that top-seeded KU has reached the Sweet 16 the NCAA Tournament feels even more exciting. “I always think there’s always pressure ... Continue reading


Kansas Jayhawks arrive in Kansas City, Mo., for NCAA regional

The No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, the Kansas basketball team didn’t have to travel far for the Sweet 16. Less than an hour after leaving Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence Tuesday afternoon, the Jayhawks and head coach Bill Self arrived at their hotel in Kansas City, ... Continue reading


Jayhawks depart for KC, Sweet 16

Two days ahead of Thursday's Sweet 16 game against Purdue (8:40 p.m., CBS), the Kansas Jayhawks departed Allen Fieldhouse for their team hotel in Kansas City, Mo. On their way to KC, the Jayhawks signed autographs for the fans that met them on their way to the ... Continue reading


Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical helps with response to massive fire in Overland Park

It's not uncommon for first responders in the area to send crews to other cities or counties in the case of an emergency. You may remember that in January the Olathe Police Department sent a bomb squad and the Shawnee Police Department send a K9 unit to ... Continue reading


Late-game lessons Jayhawks should carry with them to Sweet 16

Throughout the Kansas basketball team’s second-round NCAA Tournament showdown with Michigan State, it seemed the game would not be decided until the final few possessions. Then, over the course of the last seven minutes, it went from a two-score game to a 90-70 Jayhawks victory. How, exactly, ... Continue reading


How’d a Jayhawk sweatshirt get in that Coke commercial, and how much money is KU making off it?

Twenty seconds left in the big game against rival University of Kansas, and the power goes out on a roomful of University of Kentucky basketball fans. They wring their hands, grab flashlights, burst outside, run to the only porch they see with the lights on, and ring ... Continue reading


LMH working on partnership that could result in new multimillion-dollar health care facility

A multimillion-dollar deal is brewing between two local health care companies that could someday result in Lawrence being known as the “knee and hip replacement capital of the Midwest.” No, it is maybe not the best moniker for the convention and visitors bureau, but it could result ... Continue reading


Purdue more than just a big basketball team

Isaac Haas stands 7-foot-2 and weighs 290 pounds and when he’s in the game he’ll be joined by either superstar Caleb Swanigan, 6-9, 250, or Vince Edwards, 6-8, 225, so there’s a reason size is the first thing that comes to mind about Purdue, Kansas’ opponent Thursday ... Continue reading


Lawrence police blotter for March 21

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:40 a.m. Monday to 4:13 a.m. Tuesday and includes 184 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading


Landen Lucas on facing Purdue’s height: ‘We match up fine’

There’s no secret when it comes to Purdue’s style of play. There’s plenty of height and the Boilermakers like to make the most of it. Purdue, which will face No. 1 seed Kansas in the Sweet 16 on Thursday at Sprint Center (8:40 p.m., CBS), is led ... Continue reading


Bill would target wild blackberries as noxious weeds

People who enjoy going out into the country and picking wild berries to make juices, jams and jellies may find it harder in the future to gather one particular berry, if a bill making its way through the Legislature becomes law. On the other hand, ranchers in ... Continue reading


Aftermath of St. Paddy’s Day and the start of March Madness results in eight DUI arrests; hundreds stopped at checkpoint

Over the course of a weekend encompassing one of the country's biggest drinking holidays and the front end of one of the sporting world's most watched competitions I'm sure there were plenty of reasons for folks to reach for a beer, or several. In anticipation for such ... Continue reading


Breaking down KU forward Dwight Coleby’s big night

Kansas forward Dwight Coleby, whose nine second-half minutes in Sunday’s second-round NCAA Tournament victory over Michigan State were as important as any played by any player in the game, prides himself on being ready. But more than that, the 6-foot-9, 240-pound native of the Bahamas prides himself ... Continue reading