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Douglas County reports 29 new COVID-19 cases; 298 of 2,524 remain active

Douglas County has reported 2,524 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 29 cases since Wednesday. The county has averaged about 14 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the local health department. The current average ...

New COVID-19 death in county raises total to 14; 2,495 cases in all

One more Douglas County resident has died from COVID-19, according to the health department’s Wednesday update about the virus. Previously, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health announced that 13 people — three residents between the ages of 65 and 74, one resident between the ages of 75 ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 14 to 2,476; 382 are active

Douglas County has reported 2,476 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 14 cases since Monday. The county has averaged about 14 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 14 new ...

LMH Health now 1 of 12 Kansas hospitals with Commission on Cancer accreditation

Lawrence's hospital announced Tuesday that it has received accreditation from the Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons that recognizes institutions that demonstrate a multidisciplinary approach to treating different types of cancer. LMH Health said it received ...

Stained-glass window and masonry repairs start on historic Lawrence church

The Rev. Verdell Taylor is now witnessing the fruits of a task assigned to him when he arrived in Lawrence 25 years ago as the new pastor of St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church. “I was instructed to get the church on the historical register,” he said of the goal realized in 2005 ...

Baldwin High School graduate pens book on legendary Bulldog coach

When Baldwin High School graduate Chris Ridley was recovering from a cancer surgery once, he remembered hearing an instantly recognizable, booming voice outside his hospital room. His visitor was his former high school football coach Merle Venable, who was coming to encourage his former ...

Douglas County confirms 51 new COVID-19 cases; 395 of 2,462 remain active

Douglas County reported 2,462 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 51 cases since Friday. The county has averaged about 16 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 16 new ...

Douglas County confirms 20 new COVID-19 cases; 404 of 2,411 remain active

Douglas County's health department on Friday confirmed 20 new cases of COVID-19 since Thursday's daily report. After 27 cases were deemed inactive or past the infectious stage, Douglas County now has 404 active cases of the respiratory virus and has confirmed 2,411 cases overall since the ...

Trump, first lady test positive for coronavirus

Story updated at 11:14 a.m. Friday WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump was suffering “mild symptoms” of COVID-19, making the stunning announcement after he returned from an afternoon fundraiser without telling the crowd he had been exposed to an aide ...

Late delivery expected for Friday edition of Journal-World print edition

Printing problems are expected to create a delay in delivery of the Friday print edition of the Journal-World. Subscribers should expect a delay of several hours in the Friday morning delivery times of the newspaper. The newspaper likely won't reach homes and businesses until 8 a.m. on ...

United Way of Douglas County creates new Racial Equity Community Fund

The United Way of Douglas County has created a new Racial Equity Community Fund to support initiatives working to advance racial equity in health, education, income, housing, food and safety. In a press release about the new fund, the United Way wrote that Douglas County is failing to provide ...

COVID-19 death count in county rises by 3 to 13; 2,340 cases in all

Three more Douglas County residents have died from COVID-19, according to the health department's Wednesday update about the virus. Previously, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health announced that ten people — three residents between the ages of 65 and 74, one resident between the ages of 75 ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 26 to 2,309; 539 cases are active

Douglas County has reported 2,309 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 26 cases since Monday. The county has averaged about 18 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 18 new ...