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Lawrence police blotter for November 19

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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 150 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Kobach’s brash brand still sells within GOP in Kansas

WICHITA — Kris Kobach isn’t fazed that fellow Republicans worry he’s unpopular or too brash in pushing his hard-right views to keep Kansas’ open Senate seat in GOP hands next year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others are so concerned that they’ve spent months urging ...

Photos: Large crowds greet historic steam locomotive in North Lawrence

Large crowds lined the railroad tracks in North Lawrence Tuesday morning as the historic Union Pacific Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 made its way through town on a national tour. The restored steam locomotive is conducting a cross-country tour of the Union Pacific system to commemorate the ...

Douglas County officials certify 2019 general election results

Monday's canvass of the 2019 general election results confirmed the winners for the Lawrence City Commission and Lawrence school board races. The Douglas County Clerk’s Office released the official results of the Nov. 5 election after the County Commission certified the results. The ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 18

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 165 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Poetry and fiction submissions sought for the 2020 Langston Hughes Awards

It’s time for Douglas County residents to finish the story they're working on or polish up their poems and submit them for the 2020 Langston Hughes Awards. The annual event, jointly sponsored this year by the Lawrence Arts Center and The Raven Book Store, will offer two awards of $500 each, ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Nov. 18, 2019

Marriages Daniel Aaron Ashley, 39, Eudora, and Megan Christine Walker, 32, Lawrence. Christopher Wayne Dennis, 37, Lawrence, and Jamie Gail Shmalberg, 32, Lawrence. Bobbie Dean Burk, 26, Eudora, and Makayla Ann Medlen, 23, Eudora. Sreeram Manickam Murugappan Laaxman, 27, Lawrence, and ...

Union Pacific steam locomotive Big Boy to stop in North Lawrence

Lawrence train buffs will be able to view a piece of railroad history Tuesday as the steam locomotive Big Boy No. 4014 makes a stop at the old Union Pacific depot at 402 N. Second St. in North Lawrence. The public is invited to view the steam locomotive from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the ...