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DA considering charges in suspected robbery, shooting of LHS students

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office was reviewing Friday’s double shooting case in which two teens were injured, though charges had not been filed late Monday afternoon. The two suspects — also both juveniles — would be scheduled to appear before a judge for detention ...

Kansas commerce chief confirmed despite vocal opposition

TOPEKA — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly will keep her top business development official after some Republicans in the Kansas Senate broke with the GOP majority and defied the state's most influential anti-abortion group to confirm his appointment Monday. The vote for Commerce Secretary David ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 1

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 167 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Douglas County traffic stop case heading to U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal in a Douglas County traffic stop case, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday. Oral arguments in the appeal, Kansas v. Charles Glover, will be set for the fall. “I am encouraged by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to ...

KU doctoral student’s discovery shows snapshot of day when asteroid wiped out life

WASHINGTON — New research released Friday captures a fossilized snapshot of the day nearly 66 million years ago when an asteroid smacked Earth, fire rained from the sky and the ground shook far worse than any modern earthquake. It was the day that nearly all life on Earth went extinct, ...

More artifacts to go on display at Civil War battlefield in Missouri

REPUBLIC, Mo. — A $4.5 million project is planned to make room for more Civil War-era artifacts at the site of the first major battle west of the Mississippi River. The project will add 1,873 square feet (about 175 square meters) of exhibit space to the visitor center at the Wilson’s Creek ...

Lawrence and area events for Monday, April 1

Today, April 1 Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Open Pairs, 12:30 p.m., 1025 N. Third St., Suite 120. Scrabble Club, 1-4 p.m., Clinton Place Apartments, 2125 Clinton Place. CHAMPSS (Choosing Healthy Appetizing Meal Plan Solutions for Seniors) Orientation, 2 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont ...

4 Lawrence schools are applying for redesign. What does that mean?

Teachers in four Lawrence schools voted recently to apply for the Kansans Can School Redesign Project’s Apollo phase — but if you don’t live and breathe Kansas K-12 education, that statement might leave you scratching your head. Here’s a primer on the statewide initiative — why ...

Lawmakers doubt Kansas Senate will act on Medicaid expansion

Two Douglas County Democratic legislators said Sunday that a Medicaid expansion bill that passed the House will have a difficult time gaining Senate approval despite enjoying the support of the majority of lawmakers in the upper chamber. Sen. Tom Holland, of Baldwin City, and Eileen Horn, of ...

Armed man surrenders after lengthy standoff near Johnson County line

Story updated: 7:42 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019. An armed man has surrendered to Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies after engaging in more than a 12-hour standoff in a field south of Eudora. Sgt. Kristen Channel, sheriff's office spokeswoman, said the man surrendered to deputies unharmed ...

Lawrence police blotter for March 31

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 198 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...