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Lawrence-area first responders ready for Saturday night charity boxing match

With months of boxing training under their belts, three area first responders continue to impress their coach. “I call it an evolution,” trainer Daniel Barajas said Wednesday evening as the group cooled down. When they first started, “they looked nothing like this,” he said. Deputy ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Oct. 21, 2019

Marriages Henry Troyer, 49, Lawrence, and Kimberly Ilhardt, 40, Lawrence. Morgan Jeune Hill, 35, Lawrence, and Ibrahim Barrera El Mardi, 20, Lawrence. Thomas Carroll Coffey Jr., 24, Lawrence, Courtney Paige Paxton, 25, Lawrence. Logan Dean Zane, 25, Lawrence, and Allix Jade Bishop, 25, ...

Voters Guide: Baldwin City, Eudora voters to decide membership on governing bodies

Voters in Baldwin City and Eudora will decide the makeup of their governing bodies as they cast ballots in the general election on Nov. 5. Two incumbents, Tony Brown and A.J. Stevens, opted not to seek reelection to the Baldwin City Council, and Troy Squire chose not to seek another four ...

Crowds flock to Baldwin City for 2019 Maple Leaf Festival

A Maple Leaf Festival regular, Sheryl Cleverley shouted sound advice at about 11 a.m. to the still-spotty crowd in downtown Baldwin City. “Get your funnel cakes now while there’s no line,” she yelled from the Baldwin City Lions Club concession trailer, parked as always near the Eighth ...

East Ninth art project seeking youth proposals; $1,000 to be awarded for each project

Organizers of the East Ninth Street art project are seeking young artists who want to add their artistic touch to the East Lawrence neighborhood. The East Ninth Project has already awarded grants to fund 10 artist proposals from adults, including sculpture, film and musical projects, and is ...

Baldwin City to host 62nd annual Maple Leaf Festival this weekend

Baldwin City has spent the last week putting on its festival face. Crews have been placing orange “no parking” placards along downtown streets, as well as portable toilets and ready-to-assemble barricades at key intersections. They've marked off the sites for the hundreds of vendors whose ...

Hear musicians perform live at Lawrence Public Library this Friday

Looking for a quiet place to study this Friday? Lawrence Public Library might not be the best bet. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kansas Public Radio is hosting its second annual Live Day, and half of the performances will be at the library, free and open to the public. "It's a great space to have ...

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 ...