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Outbreak kills 10 residents in northwest Kansas nursing home

TOPEKA — A coronavirus outbreak has killed 10 residents in a nursing home in a northwestern Kansas county that proportionally already had the nation’s largest increase in cases over two weeks. The health department in Norton County reported Monday night that all 62 residents and an ...

Douglas County reports 51 new COVID-19 cases; 366 of 2,740 remain active

Douglas County reported 2,740 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 51 cases since Friday. In Douglas County, 2,374 out of the 2,740 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 366 cases are active. The county has ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 19, 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 ...

Research reveals Topeka-area school district’s namesake was KKK leader

A northeast Kansas school district was named after a leader of the Topeka Ku Klux Klan, student journalists at Seaman High School revealed on Friday. Fred Seaman tried and failed to become head of the state’s public schools in the mid-1920s, when the terror group made a concerted effort ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 18, 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 ...

Kansas counties make their own rules on poll worker masks

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas counties are making their own rules about whether to require poll workers to wear masks as the public votes, even though the state spent $1.28 million to buy personal protective equipment for every polling location. Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab has ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 17, 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 ...