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Lawrence police blotter for March 27, 2020

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Kansas coronavirus death toll grows to 4, with more than 200 cases

Story updated at 8:11 p.m. Friday TOPEKA — Kansas health officials reported more than 200 confirmed coronavirus cases and a fourth death Friday, and the state's health director said he doesn't expect the spread of the virus to peak until mid- to late April. All four of the state's deaths ...

Douglas County crisis center receives $750K in state budget

The future Douglas County crisis center has the necessary funding for planning and construction costs. State lawmakers approved the county’s request for $750,000 to finish the center as part of the state budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, which Gov. Laura Kelly signed into law ...

13 identified cases of COVID-19 reported in Douglas County

Story updated at 3:32 p.m. Thursday Kansas health officials announced Thursday that 13 Douglas County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. Amid nationwide concerns about limited testing, the state had recorded 168 positive cases of the disease, with three deaths, as of late ...

Lawrence police blotter for March 26, 2020

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Kansas sees 1,250% increase in initial unemployment claims

Topeka — The number of jobless workers in Kansas who filed initial unemployment claims last week was 12 times as high as it was the week before as measures to control the spread of the new coronavirus took their toll on the economy. The U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday that Kansas ...