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Lawrence police blotter for December 5

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

Elections chief resigns in Kansas county beset with problems

TOPEKA — The top elections official resigned Thursday in Kansas' most populous county, which was plagued in two recent major elections by long delays in reporting results. Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab's office did not give a reason in announcing that Johnson County Election ...

KCK officer sues Wyandotte County over alleged discrimination

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas City, Kan., police officer contends in a federal lawsuit that the Unified Government of Wyandotte County has not addressed rampant racism and sexism in the police department. In her lawsuit, Z’Iontae Womack, a black woman, joined the police force in July 2007. ...

Lawrence school district honors two educators with surprise awards

Jessica Larsen could hardly believe it when she heard Lawrence Superintendent Anthony Lewis name her as a top teacher for the school district on Wednesday. “I’m stunned,” she told the students and faculty of Hillcrest Elementary School. “Thank you so much.” Larsen — an English as ...