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Lawrence police blotter for June 14

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

Kansas Supreme Court strikes down cap in injury cases

Story updated at 4:48 p.m. Friday TOPEKA — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the state's cap on damages for noneconomic injuries in personal injury lawsuits is unconstitutional. The court ruled 4-2 that capping damages an injured person is able to recover in a lawsuit violates ...

Lawrence business wins Governor’s Exporter of the Year award

A Lawrence company that designs, manufactures and sells laboratory research equipment for use in the field of neuroscience was recently awarded the Governor’s Exporter of the Year award. Pinnacle Technology Inc., 2721 Oregon St., received the award from Team Kansas and the Kansas Department ...

Two dozen households in Lawrence receive warning to boil water

Story updated at 12:08 p.m. Friday The City of Lawrence has issued a warning about drinking water to 24 households in eastern Lawrence after a series of water main leaks in the area. The city left precautionary notices on the doors of residences that were without water following the discovery ...

Go, See, Do: ‘Mary Poppins Jr.,’ Summer Brew Fest and more

The Lawrence Arts Center’s Summer Youth Theatre program is bringing a “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” show to the stage this weekend — “Mary Poppins Jr.” In this abridged version of the popular musical about the “practically perfect” nanny, more than 60 students in sixth ...

Solar power system goes online at Wichita-area high school

Wichita — A Wichita-area high school is operating one of the largest privately owned solar power systems in Kansas and hopes to generate enough energy in one day to power the school for a month. Maize High School on Tuesday switched on a 240-kilowatt system, which has 720 solar panels, is ...

Photos: 2019 Best of Lawrence celebration

About 850 people attended the annual Best of Lawrence winners reveal party Thursday at Abe & Jake's Landing. Full results can be found at bestoflawrence.com and in a special magazine that will be distributed in subscriber copies of the Sunday, June 16, edition of the Journal-World. More ...

Co-defendant in Perry Lake murder case pleads guilty during trial

A Baldwin City woman charged with murder in the death of a Lawrence man last year at Perry Lake pleaded guilty to the crime during a jury trial this week. Jefferson County Attorney Josh Ney announced the plea by Ashlyn N. Hemmerling in a news release Thursday. Taylor D. Sawyer, 22, was ...

Lawrence police blotter for June 13

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

USDA research relocation expected to bring 550 jobs to Kansas City area

Story updated at 2:19 p.m. Thursday TOPEKA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it will relocate two research agencies' headquarters to the Kansas City area, delighting Kansas and Missouri officials but intensifying critics' fears that research will suffer and be less ...