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Man reportedly attacks people with fire extinguisher at Lawrence hotel

Police arrested a Florida man this weekend after a disturbance involving a fire extinguisher at a Lawrence hotel. Police were called about 10:50 p.m. Saturday to the DoubleTree, 200 McDonald Drive, where a man “armed with a fire extinguisher” was spraying people with it, Lawrence police Officer ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 9

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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Blowout losses common theme this decade for Kansas football

Saturday's 65-19 home loss to Texas Tech marked the 18th time, a 45-0 loss at Iowa State the 19th time this decade in the 82nd game vs. an FBS opponent that the Kansas football team has lost by a margin of at least 40 points, which translates ... Continue reading

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List of potential players in college basketball scandal continues to grow

This is how it starts. [An ESPN.com report from Jeff Borzello, dated Oct. 7,][1] indicates that five-star, Class of 2018 prospect Jahvon Quinerly, who currently is committed to Arizona, has hired a lawyer in response to the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball. According to Borzello, ... Continue reading

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Downtown shooting causes city commissioner to talk about … panhandlers; are city leaders ready to tackle gun issues?

On a recent Sunday morning, there were pools of blood on the sidewalks of Massachusetts Street for all to see. That didn’t exactly make for the best dinner conversation at a Junior Achievement gala I attended on Wednesday. But it did spark an interesting comment. It came ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 8

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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 259 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Jayhawks take a step back against Texas Tech

KUsports.com's Benton Smith and Tom Keegan discuss the Kansas football team's 65-19 home loss to Texas Tech on Saturday, the quarterback rotation between Carter Stanley and Peyton Bender, and the lack of progress following the bye week. Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 7

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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 277 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 6

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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 209 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Earning stops on 3rd-and-long critical for KU’s defense

When a football team enters its bye week with a 1-3 record, there’s obviously plenty of areas that coaches will try to address with extra time in practice. For the Kansas football team, one area of concern is third down defense, which really hurt the Jayhawks in ... Continue reading

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Khalil Herbert moving up Big 12 rushing chart

When Kansas sophomore running back Khalil Herbert takes the field Saturday for the 11 a.m. kickoff vs. Texas Tech, he will have had two weeks to rest from the hits he took during a 36-carry, 291-yard, two-touchdown day against West Virginia in Memorial Stadium. Even though Herbert ... Continue reading

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Several KU hoops targets headed to USA Basketball minicamp this weekend

While college programs across the country continue to pursue them at a fevered rate, some of the best high school players in the country will get a break from the recruiting rumbling this weekend for an opportunity with USA Basketball. Saturday and Sunday in Colorado Springs, 54 ... Continue reading

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Kansas City development company buys Lawrence golf course; west Lawrence Walmart gets a remodel

Lawrence’s golf course industry is changing again. A Kansas City development company — who traditionally has not been a golf course operator — has purchased a nine-hole course that is just down the road from the University of Kansas. Block & Company, a Kansas City-based commercial real ... Continue reading

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Saturday morning pancake feed will help firefighters’ charity efforts

This summer I wrote about a group of firefighters mobilizing to help Irma Blair, the widow of the first firefighter to die on duty in the 127-year history of the Lawrence Fire Department. Blair’s husband, Mark Blair, died at age 34 fighting a house fire in 1986. ... Continue reading

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Three on a Theme: Bookish Podcasts

The Lawrence Public Library’s "Book Squad Podcast" just celebrated its eleventh episode, and let me tell you: it has been on fire lately. Recent episodes feature discussions of classics like "[The Catcher in the Rye][1]" and "[Their Eyes Were Watching God][2]," shout-outs to great events like the ... Continue reading

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Dorance Armstrong speaks on improving KU’s pass rush

Without a sack through the first four games of the season, Kansas junior defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. said the bye week helped the Jayhawks diagnose some of their problems creating a consistent pass rush. "It's just one thing: we were watching the quarterback instead of beating ... Continue reading

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Joel Embiid nearing return, 76ers to play in KC next Friday

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown is focused on October 18. Lawrencians may have an earlier date in mind. On Thursday, former KU standout and current 76er Joel Embiid participated in full court 5-on-5 scrimmages with his team for the first time since undergoing surgery on his left ... Continue reading

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Campaign to help railway raise repair funds; Eudorafest to introduce 5K

Midland Railroad has started an internet fundraising campaign to help with the $380,000 in track repairs needed as a result of the Aug. 22 flooding. Mike Bosch, Midland board member, said the goal of the Go Fund Me drive is to raise $85,000 that would be used ... Continue reading

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Some hope for Daylon Charlot’s future with Kansas

Believe it or not, there may be a Saturday in the future when Kansas football fans don’t feel inspired to file a missing persons report for receiver Daylon Charlot. A much-hyped sophomore who transferred to KU from Alabama, Charlot expected to put up gaudy numbers and star ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 5

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 257 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading