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Four things LawrenceWomen should do during October

LawrenceWomen is where we will unpack nationally publicized issues that are important to women and have a discussion about what they mean on a local level. Read previous posts here.

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1. Be politically engaged during the homestretch of elections.

According to some, this is the most important election in Kansas in 40 years. So get to know the candidates running for office if you haven't already. There are several opportunities sponsored by the League of Women Voters to hear what the candidates have to say in the final month before election day, which is Nov. 4.

  • Tune into KTWU for a candidate forum for Secretary of State candidates Kris Kobach and Jean Schodorf. on Oct. 22 at either 7–8 p.m. or 9–10 p.m. KTWU is channel 11.1.

  • 20 minute interviews with Governor candidates Sam Brownback, Paul Davis and Keen Umbehr will air on KTWU on Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

  • To hear the candidates for U.S. House of Representatives (second district), watch KTWU again on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. The forum will feature candidates Lynn Jenkins, Chris Clemmons and Margie Wakefield.


2. Cook (or just eat!) some good food.

Attend a cooking class for less-than-sufficient-foodies that is open to the public. Then complement what you learn in the cooking class with some drink recipes that you can concoct yourself. But, most importantly, these are eating opportunities.

Alive and Alert drink made with ginger, kale, spinach, grapes and apples at t. Loft, 4801 Bauer Farm Drive.

Alive and Alert drink made with ginger, kale, spinach, grapes and apples at t. Loft, 4801 Bauer Farm Drive. by Mike Yoder

  • Want to cook with sweet potatoes? Well, you can learn at the Community Mercantile, aka The Merc, on Oct. 9 from 7–9 p.m. Nutrition Coach Karen Duggan will teach you how to prepare sweet potato quinoa cakes, chicken pot pie over mashed sweet potatoes, red leaf salad with roasted sweet potatoes and sweet potato pudding. The class costs $18.

  • Create fall-themed, nutritious beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Check out these healthy drink recipes (with tips from a local juicer and local bartenders) and try your hand at making juice, cocktails or mocktails.


3. Attend a lecture and learn which women’s issues scholars are talking about.

A couple of women are speaking about some intriguing women’s topics at Kansas University this month.

  • On Oct. 2, Karen Tice is visiting Lawrence from the University of Kentucky. She will be talking about “Race, Beauty, Politics & College Pageantry” at the Hall Center for Humanities from 3:30–5 p.m.

  • Ayesha Hardison is a visiting professor from Ohio University, and she will have a lecture at the Kansas Union on Oct. 30 about race and gender. Her presentation is “Of Maids and Ladies: The Ethics of Living Jane Crow,” and it will be at 3:30 p.m. in the Kansas Room in the Kansas Union.


4. Make a difference.

Volunteer in the area to help other women in your community. Here are some opportunities.

United Way volunteer with the Sunflower Elementary Boys and Girls Club, Marlee Yost-Wolff chats up kindergartners Marissa Hattemer and Logan Thomas about their weekend plans on the playground at Sunflower Elementary, Friday, July 25, 2014. Yost-Wolff is in her second year as a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club and says she enjoys hanging out with the kids, playing and assisting the other counselors.

United Way volunteer with the Sunflower Elementary Boys and Girls Club, Marlee Yost-Wolff chats up kindergartners Marissa Hattemer and Logan Thomas about their weekend plans on the playground at Sunflower Elementary, Friday, July 25, 2014. Yost-Wolff is in her second year as a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club and says she enjoys hanging out with the kids, playing and assisting the other counselors. by Nick Krug

  • The Willow Domestic Violence Shelter is hosting a community workshop called “In Her Shoes” on Oct. 9 4:15-5:15 p.m. The interactive activity is based on stories of survivors and the realities they faced when they sought help and support. The workshop is free and open to the public at The Willow’s administrative office, 1920 Moodie Road. They recommend that you RSVP to ensure a spot: bburns@willowdvcenter.org or (785) 331-2034 X104.

  • Douglas County Citizens Committee on Alcoholism (DCCCA) accepts applications for volunteers who want to help children and families with parents who struggle with addiction.

There’s a lot going on in Lawrence … So what did I miss? Comment below, email kkutsko@ljworld.com or call (785) 832-7284 to let me know what you’d like me to cover.

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Should parents spank their children? (And other questions about corporal punishment)

LawrenceWomen is where we will unpack nationally publicized issues that are important to women and have a discussion about what they mean on a local level. Read previous posts here.

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Spanking is defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics as “striking a child with an open hand on the buttocks or extremities with the intention of modifying behavior without causing physical injury.”

You’ve probably heard by now — the Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson was indicted on child abuse charges after hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch, leaving him covered in bruises, lacerations and welts.

Publicity surrounding Peterson’s case and domestic abuse in the NFL have brought the long debate about corporal punishment into the spotlight again.

By the time American children are adolescents, 85 percent of them will have been spanked at least one time, according to Dr. Alan Kazdin. Kazdin is a psychologist at Yale University who has studied the use of spanking to discipline children.

There are a lot of questions to ask: Is spanking a form of child abuse? In general, should parents spank their children? Do more women or men believe that corporal punishment is acceptable? Should spanking be illegal? What implications does this leave on kids? What about on the parents? On a spectrum of corporal punishment, is hitting a child with a switch worse or better or no different from a spanking?

Will spanking lead to “parenting regrets?” What role do religious and cultural background play in the debate? Where do parents draw the line? What is a “reasonable standard?” Why do parents choose corporal punishment over other forms of discipline?

I took a look at a couple of the questions surrounding the debate. Please leave comments or email kkutsko@ljworld.com to continue the conversation.


Is spanking an acceptable form of punishment?

The majority of Americans say “yes.” Between 2010 and 2012, about 70 percent of Americans agreed with the use of physical punishment.

AAP's answer is a resounding “no.”

Corporal punishment is legal in Kansas, but people can be (and have been) arrested for inhumane corporal punishment to a child in Douglas County.

The line between excessive force and acceptable force is thin, though. The Kansas Department for Children and Families defines corporal punishment as “activity directed toward modifying a child’s behavior by means of physical contact such as spanking with the hand or any implement, slapping, swatting, pulling hair, yanking the arm or any similar activity.”

What are women's vs. men's attitude toward corporal punishment?

77 percent of men, and 65 percent of women 18 to 65 years old agreed that a child sometimes needs a “good hard spanking,” according to Child Trends Databank.

What happens, to you and to your child, when you spank as a form of discipline?

AAP’s official position on physical punishment states:

“It is harmful emotionally to both parent and child. Not only can it result in physical harm, but it teaches children that violence is an acceptable way to discipline or express anger. While stopping the behavior temporarily, it does not teach alternative behavior. It also interferes with the development of trust, a sense of security, and effective communication. (Spanking often becomes the method of communication.) It also may cause emotional pain and resentment.”

AAP released a study in 2012 that links mental illness to physical punishment, and more specifically, spanking.

Another study released in 2009 suggests that "exposing children to HCP (harsh corporal punishment) may have detrimental effects on trajectories of brain development." That means a child's brain could have less gray matter.

What roles do cultural and religious backgrounds play in the debate?

Though social scientists and doctor groups agree the risks outweigh the benefits of corporal punishment, and specifically spanking, there is a national disparity.

Depending on where you grew up or whether or not your parents spanked you might play a part in whether you will spank your child.

The Centers for Disease Control promotes healthy parenting practices across cultural groups and did research on the subject. Its study found, however, that all cultural "groups said they used spanking as a 'last resort' ('You don’t start with spanking')."


The national conversation:

  • NPR — Is corporal punishment abuse? Why that's a loaded question

Spanking is an appropriate form of punishment:

  • Time — Spanking can be an appropriate form of child discipline
  • CNN — Spanking isn’t child abuse; it’s common sense

Spanking is not an appropriate form of punishment:

  • Forbes — Adrian Peterson, the NFL and whippings
  • The Week — Christians have no moral rationale for spanking their children

What do you think?

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What would it mean if over-the-counter birth control were available in Lawrence?

LawrenceWomen is where we will unpack nationally publicized women's issues and find out what they mean on a local level. Read the introduction post here.

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Birth control, and access to it, has been debated heavily this year. Conversations about over-the-counter (OTC) birth control generated national buzz after several Republican Senate candidates publicly endorsed it.

Some critics of the Republican support for OTC birth control claim it is purely a political move to capture female voters, because the candidates all openly oppose abortion rights and the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that insurance policies pay for preventive care with no deductibles or co-pays.

Cory Gardner’s (R-Colo.) reasoning, according to a column published in the Denver Post, is that over-the-counter pharmaceuticals “get dramatically cheaper and consumers save time and hassle by avoiding unnecessary doctors’ appointments just to get the pharmaceuticals they already know they need.”

However, those who are not buying into the GOP’s reasons are concerned that it would be too expensive for many women, unless insurance companies continue to cover it. In some cases, birth control costs women up to $600 annually.

This issue is not new — advocates for OTC birth control have been talking about it for a while. Just like Republican Senate candidate Gardner, OTC birth control supporters say some pros on the issue are wider accessibility and more convenience for busy women. But, more importantly to that side, doctor groups and pharmacists support OTC birth control.

The national conversation:

  • Huffington Post — Planned Parenthood’s ad hits GOP candidates on OTC birth control
  • The Federalist — Politicians want you to depend on them for birth control: Liberals are accusing Republicans of wanting to deny women access to birth control because Republicans want to make birth control more accessible to women.
  • The Baltimore Sun — Editorial: Birth control bait-and-switch
  • USA Today — Column: Republicans’ fake birth control promises

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But what would it mean locally?

Trent Scott is a pharmacist at Sigler Pharmacy on 18th Street, and he believes that people can trust the regulatory bodies, like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to determine whether drugs should be available without a prescription.

“If we can rely on the FDA to deem it safe for a regular consumer, then I don’t know why we (pharmacists) would consider it not to be,” Scott said. “At the very least, have a conversation (with your pharmacist) about what to expect when taking medications and what the possible side effects might be.”

Dr. Ryan Neuhofel, who is a family doctor at NeuCare Family Medicine, says it's always best to consult with someone — he recommends talking with your physician — before taking any medicines, even ones that are over-the-counter already.

“I think birth control, in the vast majority of women, is safe," Neuhofel said. "I don’t think it would pose a huge risk to take it, in terms of a safety profile.”

The potential downside, however, is one that skeptics have pointed out before: Without consulting a doctor, women must rely on themselves to self-screen and determine whether the medication is safe for them.

Though birth control is safe for most women, those who are older than 35 and smoke have an increased risk of blood clots.

Neuhofel pointed out that one could make the same argument for other OTC medications. For example, alcoholics should not take Tylenol. There are medicines that are more benign than birth control already available over-the-counter, and there are also medications that could pose a greater threat, he said.

Both health care professionals noted the price difference and convenience of OTC birth control as important factors for their customers and patients.

Scott said that he could not speak to the cost of OTC birth control, but he knows it would probably be more expensive than a typical OTC drug.

However, Neuhofel guesses that birth control would become less expensive than it is currently. This is true of most pharmaceuticals that become available over-the-counter, like allergy medications.

In addition to being cheaper, Neuhofel says, OTC birth control would be more convenient for his patients.

Scott agreed.

“As far as our patient population, do I think it’s something that could be utilized?” Scott said. “Absolutely.”

What would it mean for you?

Neuhofel says the debate about OTC birth control is more a question of "is this medically appropriate?" than a political or ethical one.

“It’s clearly something that millions of women do every day,” Dr. Neuhofel said. “The difficulty in discussing this topic is that people always bring political beliefs into it.”

Do you think the benefits outweigh the risks? Can women be held accountable to self-screen for health risks if given the ability to purchase birth control pills OTC? Do you think this move could help lower the unintended pregnancy rates, which have been at 50 percent for the past 20 years? What do you think?

Comment below or email me at kkutsko@ljworld.com to continue the conversation.

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What is LawrenceWomen?

LawrenceWomen is for anyone who wants to look at women’s issues and talk about what they mean locally.

What do nationally publicized issues mean for you? What do these issues mean for your best friend, wife, sister, niece, daughter or granddaughter?

I’m a 20-year-old intern at the Lawrence Journal-World who is also a college student. Women’s issues — especially those concerning my almost-30-year-old sister, 52-year-old mother and 71-year-old grandmother — are important to me. And I’m not just talking about health issues but also social, political, entertainment, technology, spirituality and business issues.

LawrenceWomen is where I will unpack these issues and find out what they mean on a local-level. This week I will start by taking a look at over-the-counter birth control. What do doctors and pharmacists in Lawrence have to say? Will this be affordable and safe? What does the national conversation sound like? And then, most importantly, we’ll have a conversation — How will this issue affect you, your daughter or your granddaughter?

So, what are you passionate about? What is important to you or other women you know? I want you to be a part of the conversation.

Send me an email at kkutsko@ljworld.com, tweet @katiekutsko using #LawrenceWomen or call me at (785) 832-7284.

Let’s start talking.

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Man found stabbed in a Lawrence park

Operation 100 News report.

Lawrence Police are investigating after a man was found stabbed at Centennial Park early Monday.

Officers were called to the park, located in the 600 block of Rockledge Road, around 1:30 a.m. on reports of a man injured from a fight.

Lawrence Medics reported the man had been stabbed multiple times and described his injuries as serious. He was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Witnesses were only able to provide a very vague description of the suspect and police are still working to determine where in the area the stabbing occurred. The victim was found on the west side of the park, near the rocket.

Radio traffic indicates the incident may have happened closer to 9th Street and Centennial Drive.

Check back with this page for updates as new information becomes available.

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One killed, another critical in tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 70

Operation 100 News report.

Leavenworth County first-responders are on the scene of a serious accident on westbound Interstate 70 this morning.

Firefighters and medics were dispatched to the eastern toll plaza, near milepost 217, for an injury accident involving a tractor-trailer at 3:04 a.m..

Kansas Turnpike Troopers arrived to report one person had been ejected from the truck and was unconscious. A second injured person was still inside the cab of the truck.

Medics reported one person deceased at the scene and another with critical injuries.

A LifeStar helicopter landed in the eastbound lanes of the Interstate, temporarily blocking several lanes through the toll plaza for a short time. Those lanes reopened around 4 a.m..

A LifeStar helicopter has landed in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70, near the eastern toll plaza following a fatal accident.

A LifeStar helicopter has landed in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70, near the eastern toll plaza following a fatal accident. by Mike Frizzell

The Kansas Turnpike Authority says all westbound lanes of I-70 are closed due to the accident.

Troopers have requested a Highway Patrol helicopter respond to the scene after sunrise to photograph the accident scene from above.

Additional updates as they become available.

The activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.

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Numerous accidents on Interstate 70 leave at least eight injured

Operation 100 News.

Lawrence Police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews responded on at least four different accidents on the Interstate 70 turnpike Sunday morning. The first accident was reported shortly after 3 a.m..

Three of the accidents were near the east Lawrence interchange while the fourth accident was closer to the west Lawrence interchange.

At least three ambulances responded to the area to check for injuries.

One vehicle crashed on its side, leaving two people with serious injuries on westbound Interstate 70 at milepost 205.8.

At least six people at various crash scenes were treated for minor injuries.

There were also accidents working on Johnson County highways. Several on Interstate 435 and Interstate 35, one on K-10 near De Soto.

The activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.

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Troopers identify two men killed in K-10 crossover accident

Operation 100 News report.

Updated: 9:19 p.m..

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after two people were killed in a head-on accident on Kansas Highway 10 in De Soto.

The accident was reported shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of K-10, east of Kill Creek Road.

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies arrived at the scene to report two vehicles with heavy damage.

Johnson County Med-Act reported two people dead at the scene.

Both eastbound lanes of the highway were closed, with traffic being diverted to Kill Creek Road. All lanes reopened to traffic at 6:15 a.m..

Troopers say, 45-year-old, Johnnie Royce Jackson of Kansas City, Missouri, was driving his 2007 Chevrolet Silverado westbound in the eastbound lanes of K-10 after crossing the grassy center median. The wrong way truck then crashed nearly head-on into an eastbound 2013 Toyota Avalon. The Toyota was being driven by, 20-year-old, Robert Anthony Zevenbergen of Kansas City, Kansas.

An accident report says Jackson was not wearing a seat-belt and was ejected from the truck. Zevenbergen was properly restrained and had to be extricated from his car.

Trooper Howard Dickinson says the crash was not survivable because of the force of two vehicles traveling at 70 mph and crashing into each other.

The Kansas Highway Patrol continues to investigate if alcohol played a role in the accident's cause.

The activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.

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Domestic dispute turns violent, two stabbed in Lawrence apartment.

Operation 100 News report.

Lawrence Police are investigating a domestic dispute that turned violent early Tuesday.

Police were called to an apartment in the 1400 block of Coventry Manor around 1:10 a.m. on reports of a stabbing.

Medics arrived to find a 22-year-old man with a serious stab wound to his lower back and a female with minor lacerations. The man has been transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Initial reports indicate that the female stabbed the male and then turned the knife on herself. She has been detained for questioning.

Lawrence Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. No other details were immediately available.

The activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.

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Two people critically injured in separate Douglas County accidents early Sunday

Operation 100 News report.

Updated 3:07 a.m..

Douglas County Deputies are investigating two accidents this morning.

First accident

The first was reported shortly before 12:30 Sunday morning near the intersection of North 950 Road and East 850 Road, south of Clinton Lake.

Emergency crews arrived on the scene to report one vehicle, on its side and in the ditch. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle.

Medics reported the driver's injuries to be critical. A LifeStar Helicopter transported the injured driver to Stormont-Vail HealthCare center in Topeka.

Clarion Springs EMS, Clinton Township Fire, Wakarusa Township Fire and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical all assisted on the scene and the helicopter landing zone.

Google Earth map showing the locations of both accidents.

Google Earth map showing the locations of both accidents. by Mike Frizzell

Second accident

The second accident was initially reported as a possible grass fire just before 1:10 a.m.. It is unclear who reported the fire but, an arriving deputy found a vehicle down a steep embankment at the intersection of North 1550 Road and East 1625 Road in Wakarusa Township.

Medics reported the driver's injuries to be critical and requested a helicopter for transport. Dispatchers contacted LifeFlight Eagle and LifeNet, both were unavailable due to fog in the area east of Lawrence.

The injured driver, only identified as a 55-year-old man, was transported by a Lawrence Medic unit to the University of Kansas hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. His injuries are said to include a head laceration.

The activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.

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One critical, two detained following early morning shooting

Operation 100 News report.

Updated: 4:30 a.m..

Lawrence Police are investigating after a person was shot in the 2400 block of Cedarwood Avenue early Saturday.

The shooting was reported just before 3:10 a.m.. Officers located a male, approximately 40-years-old, with one gunshot wound to the chest.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews report the victim's injuries to be critical. The man was rushed to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by medics. An air-ambulance was not available due to the weather.

A witness told police that a person ran from the building eastbound and then northbound towards 23rd Street. That person was only described as a male wearing a black jacket.

At least two people have been detained for questioning. One ran from an officer in the area of 27th Street and Redbud Lane. He was apprehended at 4:25 a.m..

Anyone with information is asked to call Lawrence Police at 785-830-7400 or the Douglas County CrimeStoppers at 785-843-TIPS (8477).

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Driver of stolen vehicle leads police on 25-mile pursuit

Operation 100 News report

A Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper attempted to stop a vehicle in north Lawrence early Sunday. The driver of that vehicle didn't stop and ended up leading police on a 25-mile pursuit through parts of three counties.

Around 12:20 a.m. a Trooper reported spotting a vehicle that had been reported stolen from an address in Lawrence, and attempted to stop the vehicle, near Interstate 70 and North Third Street. The driver sped up and the chase was on. A nearby Lawrence officer joined the pursuit as they turned eastbound on U.S. 24.

Speeds reached 70 miles per hour as they passed Lawrence Municipal Airport and then turned eastbound on Kansas Highway 32, crossing into Leavenworth County.

The Trooper reported speeds of 80 miles per hour as they approached Linwood city limits.

As the chase crossed into Wyandotte County and the city of Bonner Springs, officers with the Bonner Springs Police Department were able to hit three of the suspect vehicle's tires with spike strips.

Speeds dropped to the 55 miles per hour speed limit as the chase continued through the eastside of Bonner Springs, still on K-32.

The chase came to an end about a mile inside Edwardsville city limits, at mile marker 22, just before 12:50 a.m.. The Lawrence officer and the Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper were then able to take the driver into custody without further resistance.

Google Earth map showing the distance covered by the pursuit.

Google Earth map showing the distance covered by the pursuit. by Mike Frizzell

Lawrence Police confirmed that the vehicle was stolen. The Trooper learned that the driver has a felony warrant for his arrest out of Leavenworth County and does not have a valid driver's license.

After about 10 minutes in custody, the suspect requested an ambulance, because he wasn't feeling well. An ambulance from the Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department responded, but did not transport the man to the hospital. The Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper transported the man back to Lawrence and Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says no officer were injured and no police vehicles were damaged during the pursuit.

The activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.

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Suspect arrested after man is found shot in Lawrence park

Operation 100 News report.

Updated: 3:38 a.m..

Police are investigating after a man was found shot in a vehicle early Friday.

Lawrence Police were called to L.R. "Dad" Perry Park, 1200 Monterey Way, by the shooting victim just before 2:15 a.m.. Officers located the victim inside his vehicle in the north parking lot of the park, near the intersection of Harvard Road and Lakecrest Road.

Medics reported the victim's injuries to be critical and a LifeStar helicopter was dispatched to respond. Fire Medical personnel prepared a landing zone for the helicopter in the Hy-Vee parking lot, near W. 6th Street & Monterey Way.

A Life Star air ambulance standing by in the 6th Street Hy-Vee parking lot to transport the shooting victim.

Photo provided by Evan Elzea, @evanelzea on Twitter.

Used with permission.

A Life Star air ambulance standing by in the 6th Street Hy-Vee parking lot to transport the shooting victim. Photo provided by Evan Elzea, @evanelzea on Twitter. Used with permission. by Mike Frizzell

The victim was alert and able to tell police the name of the man who allegedly shot him. Officers were familiar with alleged suspect and a vehicle he is known to drive. That vehicle was located at the Kwik Shop near 23rd & Harper just before 3 a.m.. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

No other details were immediately available.

The activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.

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Lawrence Police investigating fatal stabbing

Operation 100 News report.

Lawrence Police are investigating after an unknown call for police led them to a stabbing victim.

A neighbor in the Northwinds Apartments, 1100 block of George Court, awoke to the sound of someone banging on the door and yelling for someone to call 911, around 3:10 a.m. Sunday.

Officers arrived to find a stabbing victim inside one of the apartments.

Lawrence Medics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

No other details were immediately available.

The activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.

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Man stabbed in Lawrence neighborhood

Operation 100 News report.

Lawrence Police are investigating after a man reported being stabbed Thursday morning.

Officers were called to an address in the 100 block of Florida Street just before 3:15 a.m. by a resident who reported an unknown man at her door and asking her to call for an ambulance.

Police arrived to report numerous people outside and one man with lacerations to his arm.

The victim was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by Fire Medical crews. His injuries were only described as serious.

Police have transported several witnesses to the Investigation and Training Center to be interviewed. One man has been detained as a possible suspect.

No other details were immediately available.

The activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.

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Fire reported at Lawrence Energy Center

Operation 100 News report.

Updated: 6:50 a.m..

Firefighters from several Douglas County township fire departments are on the scene of a reported building fire at the Westar power plant.

Crews were called to the plant shortly before 4 a.m. on reports of black smoke coming from a heavy equipment building on the property located at 1250 N. 1800 Road.

Arriving crews reported heavy black smoke coming from around the doors of the 60x60ft building.

It took crews about 40 minutes to begin attacking the fire. There were apparent issues with a establishing a solid water supply and the gauges on one fire truck were said to be frozen.

Around 5 a.m. crews were ordered to evacuate the building and begin a defensive attack from the exterior as fire had began burning through the roof.

Crews reported the fire to be under control at 6:48 a.m..

The Kansas state fire marshal has been called in to investigate what caused the fire.

No injuries were reported.

The activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.

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Power restored to more than 1700 Westar customers this morning

Updated: 4:04 a.m.

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According to Westar Energy's website, power has been restored to more than 1700 Douglas County customers who were without service for a time early Monday.

Around midnight, the website showed just under 500 outages. By 12:40 a.m. that number had jumped to more than 1700. The bulk of the outages were in North Lawrence.

Power was fully restored to all Douglas County customers before 4 a.m..

There was no word on what caused the outages.

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One person hospitalized following reported stabbing in Lawrence

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Updated: Saturday 4:33 a.m..

Police are investigating after two people were found with lacerations in Eudora early Saturday.

Shortly before 3 a.m., Eudora Police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were dispatched to an address in the 1500 block of Savage Street, on a reported cutting.

Eudora Police reported that the incident allegedly occurred in Lawrence and the victims were then transported to the Eudora address.

A medic unit transported one person to a Kansas City area trauma center with serious injuries, said to include a laceration to the neck. Two medic units responded on the call, only one transported a victim from the scene.

Lawrence Police continue to investigate and at least one officer is at the hospital trying to get more information from the victim.

It remains unclear where, or when, the incident occurred.

No other details were immediately available.

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Man fatally stabbed in Lawrence on Christmas morning

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Updated: 1:32 p.m.

Lawrence Police are investigating after a man was fatally stabbed during a domestic disturbance at The Grove apartments early Christmas morning.

Officers and Medics were called to an apartment at 4301 W. 24th Place shortly after 3:30 a.m.. The apartment complex is just east of Inverness Drive on W. 24th Place.

Police found the male victim to have at least one stab wound to the left chest and a possible puncture wound to the back.

On first arrival, medics reported him to be in critical condition. The man went into cardiac arrest at 3:47 a.m. and was not able to be revived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police detained a woman at the scene and transported her to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning. That woman, 27-year-old, Marci Deshayna Cully was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail just before 9:30 a.m.. Cully is also a Lawrence resident but did not live at The Grove, according to county booking logs.

The victim's name has not been released.

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Kansas City man arrested following early morning shooting near Mass Street

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A Kansas City, Kansas man has been arrested following an early morning shooting in Lawrence.

Police were called to investigate a disturbance outside of Brother's Bar & Grill, 1105 Massachusetts Street, around 1:45 a.m..

At least one 9-1-1 caller reported subjects arguing and an off-duty officer reported gunfire in the same area.

Officers located a man with a single gunshot wound to the leg in the parking lot of the Lawrence Community Building, 115 W. 11th Street, just behind Brother's Bar & Grill.

Police say the victim's injuries are non-life-threatening.

Police have detained three possible suspects in a vehicle that was followed from the scene by the off-duty officer. That vehicle was stopped by police in the area of E. 13th & Haskell Avenue. Initial reports indicate that a firearm was recovered inside that vehicle.

There were numerous witnesses to the disturbance and police are currently interviewing anyone that may have seen anything.

At least one vehicle was also damaged by gunfire.

At 5:55 a.m., Lawrence Police booked a 21-year-old Kansas City, Kansas man into the Douglas County Jail. He faces two counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of misdemeanor criminal damage to property. He is currently being held without bond.

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