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Latest Douglas County court filings for Sept. 9, 2019

Marriages David Hollingsworth, 37, Lawrence, and Rachel Brooke Carter, 33, Lawrence. Theodore Bratton, 51, Lawrence, and Kristina Mead, 47, Lawrence. Caden Dale Locke, 27, Blanchard, Okla., and Katherine Elizabeth Davis, 24, Lawrence. Dennis Joseph Supancic, 39, Lawrence, and Alison Kay ...

Low-cost blood panel, kids zone and more planned for Community Health Fair

LMH Health’s annual Community Health Fair is set for Saturday, Sept. 21, at the hospital campus at 330 Arkansas St. The Kids Fun and Safety Zone returns this year from 8 to 10 a.m. in the parking lot at the southwest corner of Third and Arkansas streets. In the zone, participants can tour ...

Suicides on the rise locally; Lawrence summit will offer tools to help

In Douglas County, suicide rates have increased 82% during the past 20 years, according to a statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that tells a grim story. Just in 2017, 17 Douglas County residents died by suicide, affecting the lives of thousands of friends and family ...

Go, See, Do: Haskell Indian Art Market, Banff Mountain Film Festival and more

Native American artisans from around the country will converge on Lawrence this weekend for the 31st Haskell Indian Art Market. Stephanie Fernando, coordinator of the two-day event, said 135 booths will be set up outdoors on the grounds of Haskell Indian Nations University. Some of the artists ...

Exhibitors getting ready for Lawrence’s 40th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival

Exhibitors are down to the wire creating items to sell at this weekend's 40th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival. On Tuesday, Christy Minton was putting the finishing touches on the multimaterial collages she fashions in her downtown Lawrence apartment. In North Lawrence, Guy Young was ...

Clinton Lake level remains extraordinarily high; water release begins

Updated at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday It has been a record-breaking summer at Clinton Lake, where the water level surpassed a high set 24 years ago. On Tuesday the lake was at 895 feet above sea level, which was 19.5 feet above its norm of 875.5 feet. That brings the lake down 2 feet below the record ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Sept. 2, 2019

Marriages Matthew Craig Unruh, 40, Lawrence, and Brooke Michelle Burgett, 35, Lawrence. Mike Jason Hughes, 41, Lawrence, and Kristy Sue Dalaba, 32, Lawrence. Joshua Earl Lauer, 34, Lawrence, and Ashley Jo Guarino, 35, Lawrence. Andrew Talbert, 28, Olathe, and Chloe Portela, 26, ...

Baldwin City Council to consider nearly 59% hike in water rates

There is agreement among Baldwin City Council members that the city needs to raise water rates, but how much is a matter of debate. In August, the City Council discussed the need to pass on to water customers any cost increases the city of Lawrence charges Baldwin City for water and to adjust ...

Eudora pastor and his father get centuries-old clock running once again

For the past six years, the hands on the centuries-old clock hanging on the wall in the chapel of Warren-McElwain Mortuary haven't moved. The clock was built in France and predates the American Revolution, said Jim Larkin, who brought it with him from California when he bought the Lawrence ...

Patients and health care providers can work to curb opioid epidemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that almost 36% of all U.S. opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. From 1999 to 2017, more than 200,000 people died from prescription opioid overdoses. 17,000 of those deaths occurred in 2017. Dr. Patrick Harper, a physician ...

Flood warnings issued for Wakarusa, Kansas rivers

Flooding along the Wakarusa River near Lawrence is expected to get more severe through afternoon Friday before falling in the evening, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka. A flood warning was issued for the river after storms moved through the area early Friday morning. The ...