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LMH Health excited to open East Heights clinic

LMH Health and the LMH Health Foundation are excited about the new East Heights Family Care Clinic opening this fall. Rebecca Smith, executive director of the LMH Health Foundation, said that the new clinic, which was largely funded by philanthropic gifts, will serve an area of the community ...

KBI: State’s fingerprint database is in danger of crashing

Topeka — A database of finger and palm prints used by law enforcement and child welfare workers is in danger of failing and needs to be replaced, a Kansas Bureau of Investigation official told lawmakers. The system contains more than 2 million finger and palm prints and if it stops working ...

Leaders hope new park will stimulate growth in downtown Baldwin City

Construction will start next month on a new park in Baldwin City that local leaders hope will stimulate more development downtown. Earlier this month, the Baldwin City Council approved the design for the so-called Lotatorium, as well as a construction contract not to exceed $670,000. The ...

K-10 Connector bus service changes its stops in Lawrence

The K-10 Connector bus service has changed the stops it makes in Lawrence and is no longer serving the bus stop at 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. The bus route, which runs along Kansas Highway 10 and includes stops at the University of Kansas' Lawrence and Edwards campuses and Johnson County ...

Eudora woman with visual impairment hit by semi, seriously injured

Story updated at 10:12 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22: A Eudora woman was hit by a semitruck, trapped and seriously injured Thursday, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol. Tina Jinkens, 49, was walking with her dog westbound on 14th Street and attempting to cross Church Street ...

Kansas prisons chief abolishes list of 7,000 banned books

Topeka — The new Kansas corrections chief has abolished a list of 7,000 books banned from state prisons and adopted a policy that allows for the review and appeal of confiscated publications. Jeff Zmuda became the acting secretary of the state Department of Corrections last month. His ...

Missouri woman dies after 1-vehicle wreck near Lawrence airport

A woman who suffered serious injuries in a one-vehicle accident on Aug. 16 has died, according to an updated report from the Kansas Highway Patrol. Kathy L. Robbins, 59, of Independence, Mo., was reportedly driving her 2018 Jeep Cherokee erratically, westbound on U.S. Highway 40 near North ...

Kitchenware sale to benefit Douglas County food education programs

A "bring-and-buy" kitchen supply sale will return this weekend to the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Douglas County K-State Extension Master Food volunteers and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program educators have scheduled the second annual event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the ...