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Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of aggravated criminal sodomy

A 21-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy Wednesday evening, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log. Jail records indicate the man was arrested at the same address listed as his home on a probable cause warrant just after 8 p.m. ...

Kansas Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit over judicial funding

Topeka — Kansas’ high court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit over funding for the state’s court system filed by six trial-court judges against the Republican-controlled Legislature. The state Supreme Court said in a short order signed by Chief Justice Marla Luckert that it’s ...

Crave special section: On the menu in Lawrence

A NOTE FROM EDITOR CHAD LAWHORN: Lawrence seems to love restaurants. They’ve become a part of our identity, in some ways, and certainly a major part of our entertainment scene. With that in mind, we wanted to do something that gave readers a bit more of an extended look at Lawrence restaurant ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 22

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

KU forward Silvio De Sousa suspended indefinitely following rivalry game brawl

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa has been suspended from the team indefinitely for his role in Tuesday night’s fight between the Kansas and Kansas State men’s basketball programs. KU coach Bill Self announced the suspension just before noon on Wednesday. “I have suspended Silvio De Sousa ...

Lawmakers advance proposal to reverse Kansas abortion rights ruling

Story updated at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday TOPEKA — Abortion rights backers grappled with how to derail a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution as abortion foes marked Wednesday's anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision by advancing two versions of the ...

Lawrence restaurants: 15 quirky, freaky and fun food finds

This Town Talk column appeared in the Jan. 22, 2020, edition of the Journal-World's Crave food supplement. More from that section, including interviews with Lawrence restaurateurs, can be found here. I’m definitely not a restaurant critic, and I’ve found it is dangerous to be a food ...

GOP conservatives look to put own mark on Kansas Medicaid expansion

TOPEKA — Conservative Republican lawmakers are looking to modify a bipartisan plan for expanding Medicaid in Kansas by adding two provisions that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly opposes. GOP conservatives want to insert a work requirement for able-bodied adults who receive the state’s Medicaid ...

Gunman at KC club had past weapon charge dropped

Kansas City, Mo. — A gunman who opened fire outside of a Kansas City nightclub, killing a woman and injuring at least 15 other people before a guard killed him, had a past weapons charge dropped after lawmakers loosened the state’s gun laws. Jahron Swift, 29, had been in trouble with the ...

More snow, rain expected in Lawrence this week

The Lawrence area will see several chances for snow and rain before the weekend. The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory until noon Wednesday for Douglas County and other portions of northeast Kansas. The weather service predicts total snow accumulations ...