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Lawrence police blotter for May 21

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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 209 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

State gives KU authority to sell vacant Oldfather Studios

An old University of Kansas facility will soon be on the market. On Monday, Gov. Laura Kelly signed a budget bill that provides $18.3 billion of state government funding, including a $33 million increase of funding to higher education. Along with the budget, the bill included a provision ...

Lawrence remains under flash flood warning as more rain drenches the area

Heavy showers drenched an already saturated Lawrence overnight with more than 2 inches of rain falling since Monday afternoon. Between Monday afternoon and 7 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service in Topeka reported that 2.05 inches of rain fell, bringing the total rainfall for May to 7.82 ...

Lawrence High graduation ceremony moved to Allen Fieldhouse

A soggy start to the week will force Lawrence High School's graduation ceremony to move indoors Tuesday night. The ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m., will be held at Allen Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Kansas, the Lawrence school district announced Tuesday morning. Doors will ...

Lawrence and area events for Tuesday, May 21

Today, May 21 Red Dog Workout, 6 a.m., Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club, 7 a.m., Brandon Woods, Smith Center, 1501 Inverness Drive. Lions Club, noon-1 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. Parkinson’s Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., First Presbyterian ...

Kansas governor signs budget but vetoes pension payment

Topeka (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday vetoed an extra $51 million payment to Kansas’ public pension system while signing the bulk of a state budget approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Kelly said in a message to legislators that she used the governor’s power ...

KU rededicates WWI memorial ‘Victory Eagle’ in new location on campus

For the third — and likely final — time, the University of Kansas on Monday dedicated “The Victory Eagle” statue in honor of the Douglas County residents who lost their lives fighting in World War I. “Monuments like this ‘Victory Eagle,’ commissioned to honor those from Douglas ...

Panel interviewing Douglas County judge candidates this week

Ten nominees to replace retiring Douglas County District Court Judge Paula Martin are scheduled to be interviewed this week. The 7th Judicial District Nominating Commission will interview candidates throughout the day Thursday, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, ...

Lawrence man charged with sex crimes against 8-year-old

Updated at 5 p.m. Monday A Lawrence man has been charged with sexually abusing an 8-year-old child for the past several years. Johnie L. Saluto, 30, was arrested Friday and held on $500,000 bond, according to jail records. The alleged abuse dates back to 2015, when the child was 4, according ...

KU says proposed private medical school might overburden state

WICHITA — The dean of the University of Kansas' School of Medicine in Wichita is warning that a private medical school proposed in the city could overburden the state's health care system and its capacity to train medical students. Dean Garrold Minns told the Wichita Eagle that the planned ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 20

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

Lawrence and area events for Monday, May 20

Today, May 21 Red Dog Workout, 6 a.m., Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club, 7 a.m., Brandon Woods, Smith Center, 1501 Inverness Drive. Lions Club, noon-1 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. Parkinson’s Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., First Presbyterian ...