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Vehicles damaged after gunshots fired just west of downtown Lawrence

Multiple people reported hearing gunshots, and two vehicles were damaged in an area near 10th and Kentucky streets early Sunday morning, according to information from the Lawrence Police Department. Police reported that at about 1:30 a.m. dispatchers began receiving multiple calls from people ...

One person killed, two injured in North Lawrence motel shooting

A shooting at Motel 6 in North Lawrence has left one person dead and two others in the hospital, according to the Lawrence Police Department. Shots were fired inside the motel at 1130 N. Third St. at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the press release. According to the police department, ...

Kobach outlines plan to downsize state government through attrition

Topeka ? Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has outlined a plan to dramatically reduce the size of government through attrition by not replacing baby-boom generation workers who retire, an idea that his critics say could endanger critical services for children and the elderly.In an article ...

Number of Lawrence Airbnb rentals doubles; city begins drafting regulations

As the number of Lawrence short-term rental properties — such as Airbnb homes — rises well past 100, so has the call for the city to regulate the industry. “What little data we’ve collected shows that there is an increase,” said Scott McCullough, director of planning and development ...

Chef’s Choice: Fried chicken from an unexpected source

Just when you thought you’d finished that 800-page novel on fried chicken restaurants in Lawrence, Reagan Petrehn, co-owner of 1900 Barker Cafe and Bakery, decided to write a new page with a visit to an unexpected restaurant. This month for Chef's Choice, we travel to Hank Charcuterie, for ...

KU security measures successful at first football game, official says

With the start of the Kansas football season on Saturday, fans got their first look at the university’s new security protocols for large sporting events.Prior to the season’s start, KU added 70 portable metal detectors and seven new entry points for home games at Memorial Stadium. Jim ...

Volunteer opportunities: Help Visiting Nurses Association provide care

Agency: Visiting Nurses AssociationContact: Sarah Rooney at sarahro@kansasvna.org or at 785-843-3738Visiting Nurses Association provides hospice care, home health care, rehabilitation care and private duty care. Volunteers are needed to work directly with patients and families by providing ...

Lawrence City Commission agenda set for Sept. 5 meeting

Consent agenda• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 08/15/17.• Receive minutes from various boards and commissions• Approve all claims. The list of claims will be posted by the Finance Department on Monday prior to the meeting. If Monday is a holiday, the claims will be posted ...

Topeka man killed in early-morning crash on U.S. 40 identified

A 54-year-old Topeka man died in a single-vehicle accident Friday morning on U.S. Highway 40 northwest of Lawrence, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The crash reportedly occurred around 5 a.m. on U.S. 40 near Big Springs. A 2002 GMC Sonoma, driven by Michael L. Redmon, was ...

LMH, Bert Nash leaders wary of privatizing Osawatomie hospital

Topeka ? Problems in recent years at Osawatomie State Hospital have had a ripple effect in communities throughout Kansas, and particularly in Lawrence, as local hospitals and community mental health centers have been forced to pick up much of the slack.But officials at Lawrence Memorial ...

Former Kansas lawmaker John Wilson to join advocacy group

Topeka ? Former state Rep. John Wilson of Lawrence will soon join an advocacy group that lobbies the Kansas Legislature on children's health and welfare issues.Kansas Action for Children announced Thursday that Wilson will join that group as vice president for advocacy, starting in ...