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2 killed Friday in separate Leavenworth County accidents

Two motorists were killed in separate accidents Friday in Leavenworth County. According to an online Kansas Highway Patrol accident report, Gary W. Story, 83, of Tonganoxie, was killed in a two-vehicle accident at 12:05 p.m. Friday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Stone Creek Drive ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 26, 2020

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

KU to allow fans at next home football game, other events in October

The bleachers inside David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium won’t look quite so empty at the KU football team’s next home game. After the Jayhawks played their Sept. 12 opener without any fans, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced Friday the team’s Oct. 3 matchup with Oklahoma State will ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 25, 2020

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Health department to get $720K renovation; clinic to temporarily relocate

A $720,000 renovation to the health department — funded largely by federal pandemic money — is about to get underway and will cause a temporary relocation of clinic services, according to a news release from Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic ...

Kansas Supreme Court affirms convictions in 2015 shooting

TOPEKA (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court affirmed on Friday convictions for first-degree murder and battery stemming from a 2015 shooting at the Roxy bar in Overland Park. The court ruled that Dale Willis' claims of jury instruction errors were barred because he had requested and agreed to ...

1,500 mail ballots arrived too late to count in Kansas primary

BELLE PLAINE (AP) — More than 1,500 Kansans did not have their votes counted in the August primary because their mail ballots arrived too late, but many of them were uncounted because voters didn’t mail them on time, election data shows. A 2017 state law that aims to mitigate the impact of ...

The misery and camaraderie of Kansas college students in quarantine

Zach Zimmer’s roommates at Benedictine College had grown accustomed to seeing him stressed. But on the first Saturday in September, the college junior got them worried. He was running a temperature of 101.5. “We knew immediately at that moment,” Zimmer said, “that this could be ...

COVID-19 has Kansas lawmakers pondering broader oversight

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas have started pushing to give more of their colleagues a say in how the state manages protracted emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic after months of conflict between them and Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. A Republican-led ...