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Baldwin City seeking bids for construction of new police station

A year and half after the Baldwin City Council bought a closed restaurant to convert into a new police station, it is taking the first step toward tearing down the building to make room for the new facility. Baldwin City Administrator Glenn Rodden said a bid invitation was released Friday for ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Oct. 7, 2019

Marriages Thomas Link, 32, Lawrence, and Dominee Price, 22, Lawrence. Garrett Rovert Burkhart, 22, Baldwin City, and Mika Dane Frick, 18, Baldwin City. Andrew Scott Braden, 29 Lawrence, Chelsea Nicole Snovelle, 24, Lawrence. Reese Bryant Jones, 27, Overland Park, and Sara Margaret King, 24, ...

U.S. Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

TOPEKA — The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider how far states can go toward eliminating the insanity defense in criminal trials as it reviews the case of a Kansas man sentenced to die for killing four relatives. The high court planned to hear arguments Monday in James Kraig ...

Radio host shares pain of family rejection ahead of event supporting LGBTQ families

Jordin Silver doesn’t want any kids to grow up the way she did: confused, alone, knowing she’d be more loved if she were more “normal.” “I’m 37, and gay was AIDS, gay was bad,” she said of her childhood in Old Orchard Beach, a small tourist town on the coast of Maine. “Life ...

KU athletic director apologizes for risque Snoop Dogg show at Late Night in the Phog

Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long apologized Friday for a Late Night in the Phog performance by rapper Snoop Dogg that included stripper poles on the Allen Fieldhouse floor and fake money shot over the heads of prospective recruits. “I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting ...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to offer free self-defense class for women

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will host a free women’s self-defense class at the fairgrounds on Wednesday. The class will aim to teach physical defensive tactics, tools and suggestions for personal safety and programs designed to help during an emergency. The event will be from ...

Friends & Neighbors: A fair engagement

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Friends & Neighbors: Orchards Ladies Golf League farewell

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Latest Douglas County court filings for Sept. 30, 2019

Marriages Casey Ryanne Shockley, 31, Lawrence, and Branden Trey Smith, 30, Lawrence. Devin Robert Forio, 28, Eudora, and Kayla Ann Woltering, 27, Cleveland, Mo. Emily, S. Willis, 33, Lawrence, and John Thomas V. Stewart, 32, Lawrence. Bridget Marie Duhme, 37, Lawrence, and Shannon Colleen ...

Baldwin City to ask KDOT to help with multiuse trail on Midland Railway easement

After purchasing a multiuse easement along the length of Midland Railway in April 2018, Baldwin City will soon apply for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant to help install a concrete trail on the section of the easement within the city limits. Baldwin City Administrator Glenn Rodden ...

Heavy rainfall expected to give way to mild temperatures late next week

Fall temperatures will arrive in northeast Kansas late next week, but first the area will have to endure another round of heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday. Lawrence already received a drenching of rain on Friday and Saturday. Bryan Baerg, a meteorologist with the National Weather ...

Tornado warning issued for southwestern Douglas County

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a tornado warning for southwestern Douglas County until 8:30 p.m. Friday. The weather service said it detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Overbrook at around 8 p.m. Residents in the area are advised to take ...

Lawrence woman learning how to cope with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease

At first, Pam Major justified her forgetfulness and the errors made at work as typical symptoms of growing older. But she was only 61, and she wasn't the only one aware of her confusion. Her family and colleagues were seeing a change in the woman who had been — as she said — "a smart ...