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Douglas County reports 74 new COVID-19 cases; 790 remain active

Douglas County reported 6,787 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 74 cases since Monday. In Douglas County, 5,997 out of the 6,787 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 790 cases are active. The county has ...

Lawrence finishes 2020 in moderate drought after year-end dry spell

Lawrence finished 2020 in a moderate drought after recording about 6 inches less than its normal annual rainfall, the National Weather Service reports. Jenni Pittman, meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Topeka, said Lawrence recorded 32.63 inches of rainfall in 2020; the ...

New Year’s Day snowfall brings about 4 inches to Lawrence

The new year started with a recent rarity as a winter storm brought moisture to the Lawrence area in the form of snow and sleet. Jenni Pittman, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Topeka, said sleet began falling in the Lawrence area about 3 a.m. and switched to snow ...

Douglas County reports 54 new COVID-19 cases; 820 remain active

Douglas County reported 6,482 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 54 cases since Wednesday. In Douglas County, 5,662 out of the 6,482 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 820 cases are active. The county ...

Lawrence’s biggest stories of 2020

2020 will always be remembered as the year of the coronavirus pandemic, which, to date, has infected nearly 20 million Americans and killed more than 340,000, including more than 2,500 Kansans. It will be the story of 2021 as well, and for many of us, the story of our lifetimes. The deadly ...

2 new COVID-19 deaths bring total to 34 in Douglas County; 57 new cases

Two more Douglas County residents have died from COVID-19, according to the health department’s update on Wednesday. The two new deaths, which bring the total to 34, were two men older than 85 who had both been hospitalized at the time of death, health department spokesperson George ...

Snow, sleet expected as Lawrence area ushers in new year

A winter storm will move into northeast Kansas Thursday evening as residents close out 2020 and welcome in the new year. The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter storm watch from Thursday evening into Friday afternoon. Snow and sleet, possibly mixed with freezing rain, are ...

Winter weather expected Tuesday morning in Lawrence area

Snow and ice could fall on the area Tuesday during the morning commute to and from Lawrence. The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for Douglas County and surrounding areas from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday. Snow, possibly mixed with sleet and freezing ...