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Kansas River in moderate flood stage, should gradually fall by Tuesday afternoon

A flood warning continues for the Kansas River at Lawrence through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka. Monday morning the river had reached moderate flood stage at 20.6 feet and was expected to reach 21 feet by Monday afternoon, according to Audra Hennecke, a ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for June 24, 2019

Marriages Kelly Loneker, 49, Lawrence, and Loni Dean Cooper, 50, Harrisonville, Mo. Sean Thomas Callahan, 35, Richmond, Va., and Liesel Anne Reussner, 26, Richmond, Va. Jessica Yong Coogle, 23, Belton, Mo., and Levi Tanner Clark, 23, Belton, Mo. Troy Alan Brown, 50, Lee's Summit, Mo., ...

Friends & Neighbors: Playwriting award

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Friends & Neighbors: Free State High School Book Awards

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Thunderstorms to give way to hot, dry weather in Lawrence

After three days of storms dropped more than 5 inches of rain on Lawrence, the first full week of summer will be hot and dry. Bill Gargan, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Topeka, said the moist Gulf air that settled Friday over Lawrence triggered a train of storms ...

Photos: 2019 St. John’s Mexican Fiesta

St. John's Mexican Fiesta returned for its 39th year on Friday with mariachi music, dancing and plenty of Mexican food. The fiesta continues from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the St. John Catholic School parking lot, 1234 Kentucky St.

Go, See, Do: St. John’s Mexican Fiesta, Akin Prairie Wildflower Walk and more

Mariachi and Tejano bands, folk dancers and plenty of authentic Mexican food will return to the parking lot of St. John Catholic School for the 39th annual St. John's Mexican Fiesta this weekend. “It’s a party in our backyard, and we invite all the neighbors over,” said Frank Lemus Jr., ...

Rain eases up in June, but ‘it’s hard to say what will happen’

Rainfall totals for June are not adding up to be as wet as May was in Lawrence, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka. May was the fifth wettest month on record, with 10.13 inches of rain recorded at the University of Kansas weather observing station. The monthly average for the ...

Photos: ‘Munsters’ actor Butch Patrick visits Lawrence

Dozens of fans of the TV sitcom "The Munsters" came to downtown toy store 1313 Mockingbird Lane on Tuesday to meet actor Butch Patrick, who played the boy werewolf Eddie Munster on the show. The toy store takes its name from the Munster family's home address in the show.

Tornado watch canceled for Douglas County

A tornado watch has been canceled for Douglas County and other parts of northeast Kansas. The National Weather Service in Topeka issued the tornado watch Tuesday afternoon and canceled it for Douglas County and several surrounding counties at around 5:35 p.m. The watch remains in effect for ...