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Paving work to cause disruption at Lawrence exit on I-70

Drivers traveling to and from Lawrence via the Kansas Turnpike may need to adjust their plans Tuesday night. The interchange at mile marker 202 on Interstate 70 will be inaccessible to drivers Tuesday night, the Kansas Turnpike Authority announced in a press release distributed Tuesday ...

Are you registered to vote in November election? Tuesday is your last chance

Tuesday is the final day to register for the Nov. 5 election, which will decide who will serve on the Lawrence City Commission and the Lawrence school board, among other issues. Six candidates are running to fill three seats on the City Commission, and five candidates are running to fill four ...

Homes: Couple find cozy bungalow, community in East Lawrence

After moving from a west Lawrence apartment to an East Lawrence bungalow, Kristen Allen and Jake Bellucci felt they had relocated to a different state. There was that much of a difference going from a contemporary apartment complex to a tree-lined, neighborhood just a block from Lawrence’s ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Oct. 14, 2019

Marriages David Duane Wyatt, 32, Lawrence, and Christina Renae Bernhardt, 31 Lawrence. Katy Rosella Winkel, 25, Lenexa, and Marko Dolinar, 28, Kansas City, Kan. Grant Freeman Stock Foster, 24, Lawrence, and Anna Marie Louisa Klompen, 25, Lawrence. Tracie Marie Thompson, 50, Lawrence, and ...

Past releases of men charged in Kansas bar shooting highlight issues judges often face

Two convicted felons facing criminal charges over a Kansas bar shooting that killed four people and wounded five others had previous brushes with the law that could have kept them behind bars had judges and other officials made different decisions, according to a review of court records by The ...

Frost covers fields northeast of Lawrence in this file photo from Feb. 6, 2012.

First freeze of season possible as cold front moves toward Lawrence

The first freeze of the season may be coming to Lawrence and Douglas County this weekend as a cold front moves in Thursday evening. The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a freeze watch from Friday evening into Saturday morning. Temperatures are expected to fall into the lower 50s ...

The campus of Haskell Indian Nations University is pictured in April 2015.

Haskell to host free classes for the public on Saturday

The public is invited to attend classes at Haskell Indian Nations University on Saturday as part of Haskell's “A Day at the U” event. All courses are free and open to the public. Courses will take place from 9:10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and all courses except one are 50 minutes. “A Day at the ...

Accident to delay delivery of Thursday edition of Journal-World

An accident that has snarled traffic on a Kansas City-area interstate is causing delivery delays of Thursday's edition of the Lawrence Journal-World. Subscribers and newsstand vendors will receive their copies of the Thursday Journal-World later than its normal 6 a.m. arrival time. Crews ...

Baldwin City seeking bids for construction of new police station

A year and half after the Baldwin City Council bought a closed restaurant to convert into a new police station, it is taking the first step toward tearing down the building to make room for the new facility. Baldwin City Administrator Glenn Rodden said a bid invitation was released Friday for ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Oct. 7, 2019

Marriages Thomas Link, 32, Lawrence, and Dominee Price, 22, Lawrence. Garrett Rovert Burkhart, 22, Baldwin City, and Mika Dane Frick, 18, Baldwin City. Andrew Scott Braden, 29 Lawrence, Chelsea Nicole Snovelle, 24, Lawrence. Reese Bryant Jones, 27, Overland Park, and Sara Margaret King, 24, ...

U.S. Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

TOPEKA — The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider how far states can go toward eliminating the insanity defense in criminal trials as it reviews the case of a Kansas man sentenced to die for killing four relatives. The high court planned to hear arguments Monday in James Kraig ...

Radio host shares pain of family rejection ahead of event supporting LGBTQ families

Jordin Silver doesn’t want any kids to grow up the way she did: confused, alone, knowing she’d be more loved if she were more “normal.” “I’m 37, and gay was AIDS, gay was bad,” she said of her childhood in Old Orchard Beach, a small tourist town on the coast of Maine. “Life ...

KU athletic director apologizes for risque Snoop Dogg show at Late Night in the Phog

Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long apologized Friday for a Late Night in the Phog performance by rapper Snoop Dogg that included stripper poles on the Allen Fieldhouse floor and fake money shot over the heads of prospective recruits. “I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting ...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to offer free self-defense class for women

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will host a free women’s self-defense class at the fairgrounds on Wednesday. The class will aim to teach physical defensive tactics, tools and suggestions for personal safety and programs designed to help during an emergency. The event will be from ...