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Youth smoking decline stalls in the U.S., and vaping may be to blame

NEW YORK — Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible. For decades, the percentage of high school and middle school students who smoked cigarettes had been declining fairly steadily. For the past three years, it has ...

Lawrence and area events for Tuesday, Feb. 12

Today, Feb. 12 Library Storytime (ages 3 & up), 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Family Art Experience: Abstract Atmospheres, 3 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Coalition for Homeless Concerns, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 ...

Man arrested after bike chase that began in downtown Lawrence

Lawrence police arrested a man over the weekend after a bicycle chase that lasted several blocks. Officers spotted the bicyclist — a man they knew had multiple active arrest warrants — shortly after 1:40 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Vermont Street, Officer Shawn Gross said in an email. ...

Man taken to hospital after street fight in bar district off KU campus

A man was taken to the hospital after being injured in a fight around bar-closing time early Sunday morning near 14th and Ohio streets in Lawrence. At 1:40 a.m., University of Kansas police responded to a fight in the 1400 block of Ohio Street and encountered a group of about 15 to 20 people ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 11

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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 135 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Kaw Valley Eagles Day event rescheduled for Saturday

The Jayhawk Audubon Society has rescheduled its annual Kaw Valley Eagles Day for Saturday. This year's event was originally scheduled for Jan. 19 but was canceled because of icy weather. The rescheduled event will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Billy Mills Middle School, 2734 Louisiana St., ...

Road crew staffing spotlighted in Kansas budget debate

TOPEKA — Kansas has trouble keeping road equipment operators from leaving for other, better-paying jobs — so much so that supervisors worry about being able to cobble together crews to clear snow after blizzards and to fill potholes quickly. For Department of Transportation leaders, the ...

Sex abuse case not only time Kansas judge has been lenient

WICHITA — A Kansas judge who blamed two teenage girls for a sexual encounter with a 67-year-old man spent nearly a decade on the bench overseeing mostly sealed juvenile and child-in-need-of-care cases behind closed doors before taking over the adult criminal cases for a retiring judge last ...

Lawrence and area events for Monday, Feb. 11

Today, Feb. 11 Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3), 10:30-11 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Affordable Housing Advisory Board meeting, 11 a.m., City Commission meeting room, City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Teen Zone Homeschool Hours, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont ...