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Missouri abortion clinic’s fate in hands of state panel

Columbia, Mo. (ap) — Missouri’s only abortion clinic asked a state panel Tuesday for an extension to continue providing abortions, but on Thursday it looked as if the panel wouldn’t grant the stay in time to stop the clinic’s license from expiring. The state health department last week ...

Missing man, 81, found after silver alert by Lawrence police

Story updated at 9:12 a.m. Friday The Lawrence Police Department has canceled a silver alert that it issued for a missing 81-year-old man Thursday evening. Police said they located the man, John Gaither Ranney, early Friday morning in Mitchell County, Kansas. He was unharmed, police said.

Lawrence police blotter for June 27

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. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 190 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Cathedral of Notre Dame organist joins KU faculty

An internationally established organist is joining the faculty at the University of Kansas School of Music. Olivier Latry, one of the three organists for the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, is filling the William T. Kemper Artist-in-Residence at KU for the upcoming school year, the ...

Stream advisory lifted for Brush Creek following sewage release

A stream advisory for Brush Creek in Lawrence has been lifted following a recent release of sewage into the creek. Following heavy rainfall over the weekend, the city released rainwater and sewage into the creek to prevent backup into the sanitary sewer collection system upstream of Pump ...

Kansas Lottery launches program for vending machine sales

TOPEKA — The Kansas Lottery is launching a pilot program to test vending machine sales. Lottery officials announced Wednesday that four self-service vending machines will be installed at retailers in Topeka. The first pilot site was installed Wednesday, with the other three sites set to ...

Ex-Chiefs player, businessman runs for U.S. Senate in Kansas

Story updated at 11:16 a.m. Thursday TOPEKA — A former Kansas City Chiefs player and now businessman who has served on local and state government boards is running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas. Dave Lindstrom, who lives in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, launched his bid for the ...

Hallmark names new president and CEO

A longtime company executive will take over at Hallmark as two of the members of the company’s founding family step down from their top positions. Mike Perry has been appointed as president and chief executive officer of Kansas City, Mo.-based Hallmark, according to a release from the ...

Lawrence police blotter for June 26

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. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 162 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Man arrested after reportedly flashing gun at downtown Lawrence bar

A man who got kicked out of a downtown Lawrence bar reportedly displayed a gun when he wasn’t allowed back in early Wednesday morning. Lawrence police were dispatched to the Jazzhaus, 926 Massachusetts St., just after midnight for a reported disturbance with weapons, Sgt. Amy Rhoads said in ...

Gunshots send people running at Lawrence apartment complex

Gunshots fired at a Lawrence apartment complex apparently sent a number of people running Tuesday night, but no one was hit. The disturbance was reported just after 11:10 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of West 24th Street. Multiple callers reported hearing gunshots and seeing multiple people ...