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KU Crime Blotter: May 1-7

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, May 1, and Sunday, May 7. Incidents are listed by date reported. This list may not include all crimes reported to police during the date range, as incidents occasionally are posted ... Continue reading

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Perry Ellis and Cliff Alexander work out for NBA personnel at D-League Elite Mini Camp

Frank Mason III and Svi Mykhailiuk weren’t the only former Kansas players [hoping to impress NBA decision-makers][1] in Chicago this week. Although their draft days came and went without the results for which they hoped, former KU forwards Perry Ellis and Cliff Alexander continued pursuing their professional ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for May 10

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 6:31 a.m. Tuesday to 5:06 a.m. Wednesday and includes 209 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Lots of space, nowhere to sit: Fundraiser aims to improve Wescoe hallway

The new buildings on the University of Kansas campus these days are all about built-in gathering and study spaces. I think the buzz-phrase for these is “touchdown stations,” and they're everywhere — think nooks or common areas with tables and chairs, charging stations, maybe even a nearby ... Continue reading

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After watching last game at home, Kelly Oubre Jr. not anticipating welcoming crowd in Boston

Suspended for Game 4 of his team’s second-round playoff game on Sunday, Washington forward Kelly Oubre Jr. had to watch from afar — at his home, with his father — while his teammates handled Boston without him. The former Kansas wing’s [Game 3 run-and-shove retaliation][1] on pesky ... Continue reading

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High-tech firm files plans for Lawrence expansion; LMH provides more details on plan to tear down houses for parking

Finally, a Lawrence business that makes something smaller, other than my wallet. I’ve reported several times over the years about Crititech, a Lawrence-based high-tech firm that makes drug particles smaller. The latest news on the company is it has filed plans to expand its North Lawrence headquarters ... Continue reading

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Kansas football position units: No. 3, defensive tackles

In order for a football team that doesn’t get to pick first in recruiting to turn from doormat status to competitive, lightly regarded prospects must develop into football players. Kansas will always need a DeeIsaac Davis here and there to fill roster gaps by doing whatever possible ... Continue reading

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Mykhailiuk puts best skill on full display during workout with the Celtics

As many of you probably saw on Twitter on Tuesday, I was told by someone closely connected to Kansas junior Svi Mykhailiuk that the KU guard knocked down 85 of 100 NBA-range 3-point attempts during a recent workout with the Boston Celtics. Obviously, that’s damn good. And, ... Continue reading

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Watching paint dry at the Legislature

Tuesday marked the 85th day of the 2017 legislative session, and it was yet another day when virtually no progress was made toward solving the state's looming budget crisis or answering the Kansas Supreme Court's order to improve public school funding. Although a House committee working on ... Continue reading

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Trump nominates KU graduate for federal judgeship

Last year, national media outlets included University of Kansas alumnus David Stras on a [shortlist][1] of potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. That did not happen — Neil M. Gorsuch has since been nominated and confirmed to the vacancy. However, Stras is on a new list ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for May 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 6:29 a.m. Monday to 5:56 a.m. Tuesday and includes 226 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Kansas football position units: No. 4, running backs

It's tough to know how well a high school football player's statistics will translate to Big 12 competition, so it's wise to guard against reading too much into them. Yet, when you watch the highlight reel of running back Dominic Williams from Independence High in Frisco, Texas, ... Continue reading

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KU football targeting LSU commit; Jayhawks make DT’s top seven

Though the program must first survive several more months in the good favor of some of the country’s most talented high school prospects for it to become official, at this still-fluid stage the Kansas football team’s 2018 recruiting class has to be considered a massive success. And ... Continue reading

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LMH proposes to tear down several houses to make way for more hospital parking

I’ve long joked that everybody who enters Lawrence Memorial Hospital has high blood pressure not because they are ill but because they’ve tried to find a parking space. The hospital has filed plans at City Hall to help address the parking shortage at LMH, but it will ... Continue reading

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Savage reminder: Mike Lee a hard-hitting competitor in KU’s secondary

It’s hard to imagine a moment from a spring football game enduring in the collective memory of those who follow a team for more than a few days — a week at most. Yet, for those who watched Kansas football’s mid-April scrimmage or caught up with it ... Continue reading

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Lawrence sales tax collections remain strong; a look at how local shoppers are saving the city’s budget

While the Kansas Legislature continues to struggle to find a tax policy to fill a gaping budget hole (thus far the idea of using one hand to point fingers and the other to rub a magic lamp has fallen short), the city of Lawrence continues to receive ... Continue reading

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Kansas football position units: No. 5, linebackers

Playing linebacker as a true freshman is every bit the mental challenge as it is physical. “When you’re in the Big 12,” linebackers coach Todd Bradford said, “it has to be processed really fast. There’s not much time.” One false step can take a linebacker out of ... Continue reading

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Comparing the recruiting strategies at Kentucky and Kansas

It’s no secret that Lexington, Ky., has become to one-and-done college basketball players what Cancun, South Padre Island and Daytona Beach are to spring breakers. And it’s not exactly breaking news that Kentucky coach John Calipari has figured out how to coach these players, be it one ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for May 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 6:17 a.m. Thursday to 5:56 a.m. Friday and includes 269 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Kelly Oubre Jr.: ‘I’m gonna keep raging on the court’

Kelly Oubre Jr. never has been the type of player who cares what people think about him or his game, and it doesn’t sound as if an on-court playoff altercation is about to change that. A half-day removed [from his Game 3 ejection, after he shoved Boston’s ... Continue reading

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