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13 identified cases of COVID-19 reported in Douglas County

Story updated at 3:32 p.m. Thursday Kansas health officials announced Thursday that 13 Douglas County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. Amid nationwide concerns about limited testing, the state had recorded 168 positive cases of the disease, with three deaths, as of late ...

Douglas County reporting 10 identified cases of COVID-19

Story updated at 9:39 p.m. Wednesday Ten Douglas County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19, the local health department announced Wednesday. Previously, the number of identified cases in the county had stood at six. Nine of the current cases are travel related, while one, ...

Hobbs Park mural vandalized again, and that’s OK with artist for now

A section of the mural on the stadium at Hobbs Park, at 11th and Delaware streets, has been vandalized again — this time to reflect a hopeful message during the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The signs in the image formerly said "We demand equal rights," "Food not bombs" and "Save the tree." ...

Local stores offer drive-thru grocery pickup, but it may take days to receive order

Local grocery stores are offering a drive-thru grocery pickup service, an action that may help reduce crowding in-store and allow for at-risk customers to maintain social-distancing guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak. In most cases, customers can order their groceries online, drive to ...

With isolation, domestic abuse activists fear an ‘explosive cocktail’

“Safer at Home.” It's a slogan of choice for the mandatory confinement measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. But it's not true for everyone. As the world's families hunker down, there's another danger, less obvious but just as insidious, that worries advocates and ...

A note about grocery store inserts in today’s Journal-World

A note to our readers: We have been getting a large number of calls this morning about the reduced number of grocery store advertisements listing weekly specials and deals in today’s print edition of the Journal-World. Please know that we understand how much you value that information from ...

As health experts warn of deadly consequences, Trump pushes for country to reopen

Story updated at 6:07 p.m. Tuesday WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is hoping the United States will be reopened by Easter as he weighs how to relax nationwide social-distancing guidelines to put some workers back on the job during the coronavirus outbreak. Trump's ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for March 23, 2020

Marriages John Eugene Mangelsdorf, 44, Lawrence, and Savannah Rae Clara Nickel, 26, Lawrence. John David Ruff, 69, Eudora, and Virginia Lee Armer, 71, Lawrence. Austin James Eckhardt, 25, Lecompton, Bonner Lynn Dark, 24, Lecompton. Matthew W. Palmateer, 41, Lawrence, and Heather Nicole ...

Couple furnishes final home with diverse decorations from their life abroad

Framed maps line the wall in the entrance of David and Sacie Lambertson’s home, a hint at the worldly collection of decorations the couple has inside. The former career diplomat and his wife have lived in six countries and multiple states, and their renovated home at 715 New York St. ...

4th Douglas County patient tests positive for COVID-19 after recent travel

One more Douglas County resident, who recently traveled on an international cruise ship, has tested positive for COVID-19, the local health department announced Sunday afternoon, bringing the county’s total identified cases to four. All four cases identified in the county so far have ...