Staff blogs

Dog found shot along Highway 24, Humane Society providing surgery; Naked man runs into traffic at 23rd and Mass; Name released in Wednesday police chase

Lawrence Humane Society Executive Director Kate Meghji comforts "Hope," a dog found Thursday morning along Highway 24 with gunshot wounds.

Today, I lost my faith in humanity. Around 9 a.m., a good Samaritan called the Lawrence Humane Society with a wounded dog she’d found along ...

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Buroughs letter not seen as apology, Lawrence Democrats say

Quite a bit of fuss was made this week over a letter from House Minority Leader Tom Burroughs that some characterized as an apology over ...


Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 17 - LB Marcquis Roberts

With Ben Heeney and Jake Love both no longer in the KU lineup, the Jayhawks are looking for someone to step up at linebacker. Courtney ...


Pace quickens on Lawrence home sales in first half of 2015; city spending $85,000 for ADA playground upgrades

An example of a rubberized playground surface, as shown on the Eco Turf web site.

If you are looking to buy a home in Lawrence, you had better lace up those running shoes. Home sale statistics for the first half ...

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Weekend Picks: Love Garden songwriters; Bill Murray art; weird walking tours; demolition derby; Blackbird Revue

We don't have a festival in our Weekend Picks this time around, but we do have a fair. That's sort of like a festival, right? ...


Life of the party: Local rappers inspire, entertain and educate at Replay show

On Saturday, the love of hip-hop was alive and well at the Replay when three local acts got together to showcase what the genre has ...


Fraternity antics; alleged drug-toting bicyclist escapes police; why wasn’t apparently drunken truck passenger arrested?; auto buglaries in Pinkney, Old West Lawrence neighborhoods

Ah, it’s that time of year when U-Haul trucks line the streets and you can’t walk a block without spotting a couch on a curb. ...

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Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 18 - WR Chase Harrell

Class of 2015 WR Chase Harrell, who graduated high school early and will participate in spring practices at KU.

With so many offensive play makers leaving the team for one reason or another this offseason, one of the biggest questions surrounding this year's KU ...


West Lawrence restaurant plans major expansion; details on a Ninth and New Hampshire mishap; Kansas school system gets high ranking

You bet I’ve got a chop house on my mind, and it is not just because I’ve already spent a good part of my week ...

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Roasted squash and salmon: summer simplicity

Panko-Encrusted Salmon with Summer Vegetables

I wrote last week about liking to cook simple things in the summer that aren't fussy, with ingredients that are easily accessible from the kitchen ...


Brazen alleged thieves take TVs from Wal-Mart; ‘pirate’ fight on Mass Street; Dollar General break-in attempt; industrial accident leaves man in critical condition

It generally takes me about a day to get information on weekend incidents posted to Lights & Sirens. Poor Sgt. Trent McKinley, the Lawrence police ...

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Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 19 - S Tevin Shaw

Kansas safety Tevin Shaw, left, laughs with a teammate during Fan Appreciation Day, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at Memorial Stadium.

It's back to the secondary for today's entry on the list of most crucial Jayhawks for the 2015 season. This Kansas University football player has ...


Save the date: KU schedules McCollum Hall demolition

McCollum Hall on the campus of Kansas University, pictured on July 2, 2015.

Kansas University has set a specific date for the demolition of McCollum Hall, which we previously reported would take place sometime this fall. Demolition is ...

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Plans filed to build new retirement community near 23rd and O’Connell in eastern Lawrence

The corner of 23rd and O’Connell may be the latest to try to lure retirees to Lawrence. Plans have been filed to build a 90-unit, ...

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Local chefs preparing for eggplant battle at Douglas County Fair

Rick Martin, head chef and owner of Limestone Pizza, plates his pork carnitas chopped salad served with the flat bread as he participates in the fourth annual Chef's Challenge on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Douglas County fair. Martin won first place with his dish.

Last year, Rick Martin beat out fellow gastronomic greats Rafael and Kate Gonzales of Global Café in the Douglas County Fair’s annual Chefs Challenge. On ...


Local music fans, bands get freaky at Forever Fest

The Lawrence label boasting musicians that like to get weird lived up to its reputation on Friday. Whatever Forever held a mini festival of sorts ...


Former KU CB Chris Harris’ rise to stardom a true underdog story

As a four-year starter for the Jayhawks, senior cornerback Chris Harris has seen the highs and lows of the football program. His freshman year culminated in an Orange Bowl victory. In his senior year, the team is 2-6 going into today’s home game against Colorado.

With the current state of Kansas football leaving more than a little to be desired by the KU fan base, it's often easier to think ...


Law enforcement training involves pepper spray to face, underwater diving; weekend arrest list; 911 call roundup

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It takes a lot of work to be trusted with the responsibility of our community’s safety. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has recently been sharing ...

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Kansas GOP sees caucuses as money-maker

There are currently 16 declared candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, and Kansas GOP officials are sincerely wishing every last one of them ...

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Former KU dean named president of University of Alabama

Stuart Bell (photo courtesy of University of Alabama)

A former Kansas University engineering dean has been named president of the University of Alabama. It’s actually a homecoming for Stuart Bell, who spent 16 ...