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Prolonged rainfall expected overnight into Friday morning; flash flood watch issued

A cold front making its way down from the north is expected to bring substantial rainfall to the Lawrence area Thursday night into Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka. The rain is expected to begin in Lawrence between 10 p.m. Thursday and midnight, then continue ...

Go, See, Do: Turning trash into instruments, barbecue contest and more

Two musicians will be turning trash such as beer bottles and disposable cups into instruments during this month’s installment of the Humanities in the Wild lecture series. At Friday's free performance, Mike Compitello and Hannah Collins, both faculty members at the University of Kansas ...

Restoration begins on historic church bell tower in downtown Lawrence

Construction workers encountered bats in the belfry as they began work this week tearing shingles off the bell tower high above Lawrence’s First United Methodist Church. “They were chasing bats out the first day up there,” said Marc Ridenour, the facilities manager at the church, 946 ...

Local health clinic receives quality improvement award of $112K

Lawrence’s Heartland Community Health Center was one of 18 federally qualified health centers in Kansas recognized for improvements made throughout the year — in Heartland's case, doubling the number of patients treated at the clinic, among other achievements. Heartland, at 346 Maine St., ...

Several rounds of storms expected throughout the day around Lawrence

Updated at 12:57 p.m. Monday A powerful thunderstorm turned the sky dark as night and dumped torrents of rain around Lawrence Monday morning, leading to a flood advisory for poor drainage areas. Storms were expected to move out of the area by noon, according to Brandon Drake, with the ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Aug. 26, 2019

Marriages Scott Alan Sapp, 30, Lawrence, and Whitney Nicole Howard, 30, Lawrence. Cody Charles Naginey, 26, Lawrence, and Samantha Jo Galyardt, 28, Lawrence. Christopher Adama Tripp, 34, Lawrence, and Joanna Kay Austin, 31, Lawrence. Misael Flores, 25, Lawrence, and Laura Suarez, 23, ...

Federal tariffs, severe weather leading to ‘tough year’ for Kansas farmers

The farming season troubles for Jimmy Neis began in the early spring. The soil on his farm, Neis Brothers Farms just south of Eudora, was so wet that he had to slightly delay planting his corn until mid-April, he said. Then severe storms came in May. “It rained for several weeks and it ...

Local meat market provides fresh farm-to-table products from around Kansas

Kay Boydston stopped at Heartland Meat Market in west Lawrence Thursday for slices of smoked turkey breast. “This is really fresh,” said Boydston, as she watched Bryan Harpel, the store’s manager and butcher, cut up the turkey. “One time I brought my granddaughter here with me, and ...

Property taxes to remain steady in Baldwin City, Eudora in coming year

With the county, cities and school districts approving 2020 budget earlier this month, it appears homeowners in Baldwin City and Eudora won’t have to set aside more to pay property taxes in the coming year, assuming their homes didn’t jump in value. Baldwin City residents will see a slight ...

LMH Health excited to open East Heights clinic

LMH Health and the LMH Health Foundation are excited about the new East Heights Family Care Clinic opening this fall. Rebecca Smith, executive director of the LMH Health Foundation, said that the new clinic, which was largely funded by philanthropic gifts, will serve an area of the community ...

Leaders hope new park will stimulate growth in downtown Baldwin City

Construction will start next month on a new park in Baldwin City that local leaders hope will stimulate more development downtown. Earlier this month, the Baldwin City Council approved the design for the so-called Lotatorium, as well as a construction contract not to exceed $670,000. The ...

K-10 Connector bus service changes its stops in Lawrence

The K-10 Connector bus service has changed the stops it makes in Lawrence and is no longer serving the bus stop at 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. The bus route, which runs along Kansas Highway 10 and includes stops at the University of Kansas' Lawrence and Edwards campuses and Johnson County ...

Billionaire David Koch, conservative donor with Kansas connections, dies at age 79

WASHINGTON — Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles was both celebrated and demonized for transforming American politics by pouring their riches into conservative causes, died Friday at 79. The cause of death was not disclosed, but Koch Industries said ...

Kitchenware sale to benefit Douglas County food education programs

A "bring-and-buy" kitchen supply sale will return this weekend to the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Douglas County K-State Extension Master Food volunteers and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program educators have scheduled the second annual event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the ...

Judge rules immigration law unconstitutional in case involving Lawrence company

Story updated at 2:32 p.m. Thursday KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A federal judge in Kansas has ruled that a law making it a crime to "encourage" or "induce" immigrants to enter or live in the country illegally is unconstitutional. KCUR-FM reports that U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia issued his ...