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Lawrence police blotter for September 8

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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 281 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Women facing restrictions seek abortions out of state

ATLANTA — Thousands of women in the U.S. have crossed state lines for an abortion in recent years as states have passed ever stricter laws and the number of clinics has declined. Although abortion opponents say the laws are intended to reduce abortions and not send people to other states, at ...

Kansas congressman Marshall opens Senate bid to block Kobach

TOPEKA — Western Kansas' congressman launched a Senate campaign on Saturday, pitching himself to fellow Republicans as a pragmatic conservative who can keep the seat in GOP hands by thwarting immigration hardliner Kris Kobach's bid for the party's nomination. Two-term Rep. Roger Marshall ...

Suicides on the rise locally; Lawrence summit will offer tools to help

In Douglas County, suicide rates have increased 82% during the past 20 years, according to a statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that tells a grim story. Just in 2017, 17 Douglas County residents died by suicide, affecting the lives of thousands of friends and family ...

Lawrence police blotter for September 7

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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 302 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

KC-based CBD chain is booming, but its strategies are controversial

As a teenager, Vince Sanders watched his father go to prison. He dropped out of school and ended up serving time himself. It makes an unlikely history for the 55-year-old founder of a fast-growing retail chain who owes his fall and rise to the cannabis plant. Nineteen years ago, Sanders ...

EEOC lawsuit accuses KU Medical Center of age discrimination

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A federal lawsuit filed Friday accuses the University of Kansas Medical Center of discharging an employee who reported age discrimination practices by a department head. The lawsuit against the Kansas City, Kansas-based medical center was filed by the U.S. Equal ...

Lawrence police blotter for September 6

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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 236 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Kansas’ Pompeo could swing Senate race, but will he run?

Story updated at 1:59 p.m. Friday MANHATTAN — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't address speculation that he might run for the Senate in Kansas during a Friday college lecture in his home state, though some who attended left convinced it's still possible. Pompeo focused his speech ...

Man charged in connection with burglary of Islamic Center of Lawrence

A man has been charged in Douglas County District Court in connection with a burglary reported Aug. 13 at the Islamic Center of Lawrence. Amadou Oury Bah, 32, was charged Thursday with two felonies: burglary of the center, at 1917 Naismith Drive, and theft of at least $1,500 but less than ...

Lawrence murder case, pending since 2014, set for trial next week

A long-running murder case is set to go to trial next week in Douglas County District Court — nearly five years after the victim was found dead in her Lawrence apartment. Rontarus Washington Jr., 23, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 19-year-old Justina ...