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Lawrence police blotter for November 8

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

KU to form varsity esports team, compete in League of Legends

The University of Kansas has announced that, come January, it will have a varsity esports team that will compete in League of Legends through the National Association of Collegiate Esports. League of Legends is a multiplayer online video game developed and published by Riot Games. In a news ...

Kansas raises tax forecast by $510M over next 2 years

Topeka — Kansas officials on Thursday boosted the state’s projections for tax collections by $510 million over two budget years, something certain to renew an already intense dispute between Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and the Republican-controlled Legislature over cutting income ...

Final KU provost candidate emphasizes listening, personalized learning

University of Kansas provost candidate Barbara Bichelmeyer said Thursday that if she got the job, she would first listen to KU community members and then create and implement a shared vision for the university. “I know that I don’t know very much about KU,” she said, noting that she’s ...

Lawrence man pleads guilty in kidnapping, sex crime case

The second of two co-defendants in a Lawrence kidnapping and sex crime case pleaded guilty to two felony charges Thursday in Douglas County District Court. John Brown, 51, of Lawrence, was initially charged with kidnapping, a felony, as well as unlawful administration of a substance and ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 7

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

19th and Iowa intersection reopens after monthslong closure

A major Lawrence intersection near the University of Kansas has reopened to cross-traffic for the first time in more than half a year. The intersection of 19th and Iowa streets reopened Thursday, the city announced in a press release. Access to the intersection from 19th Street had been ...