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Former KU football coach David Beaty suing Kansas Athletics for $3 million

The David Beaty era at the University of Kansas may have ended on the field in November of 2018, but the athletic department that fired him hasn’t heard the last from its former embattled head football coach. Beaty filed a lawsuit against his former employer, Kansas Athletics Inc., on ...

Wichita State University president dies after illness

WICHITA — Wichita State University has announced the death of its president after an illness. The university said in a news release that 70-year-old John William Bardo died Tuesday at Wesley Medical Center. He was admitted to the hospital in late November suffering from a chronic lung ...

Conservatives seek to put strings on new Kansas school funds

TOPEKA — If Kansas' highest court is going to force state lawmakers to boost public education funding again, some conservative Republicans want something in return, including a say in how the extra money is spent and a voucher program to allow bullied kids to switch to private schools. A ...

City seeking volunteers to plant flowers in downtown Lawrence

The city is seeking people to help plant spring flowers in downtown Lawrence. The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department needs 12 to 15 volunteers to plant flowers from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on March 29 throughout downtown, according to a city news release. Volunteers must be at least 16 and ...

Lawrence woman named volunteer leader of Kansas AARP

A Lawrence woman is the new volunteer president of AARP Kansas, the organization has announced. Judy Bellome will serve as the volunteer leader for the state’s 318,000 AARP members and hundreds of volunteers across Kansas, according to a news release from the organization. Bellome ...

Lawrence police blotter for March 12

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 ...

Demolition of downtown sidewalk canopy will begin soon

A one-block covered walkway in downtown Lawrence is set to be removed beginning next week. Demolition and other work will begin Monday on the pedestrian canopy, sidewalks and underground infrastructure in the walkway alley that runs behind the buildings that make up the 800 block of ...

Former KU tennis coach, TV stars charged in college admissions bribery scheme

Story updated at 4:07 p.m. Tuesday BOSTON — Fifty people, including a former University of Kansas tennis standout-turned-coach and Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders ...

Man taken to hospital after fight at Lawrence street corner

One man was taken to a regional hospital after a fight with another man Monday night, Lawrence police said. Police responded just before 8 p.m. to the intersection of East 23rd and Harper streets, where two men were fighting, Officer Shawn Gross said in an email to media Tuesday morning. He ...

Lawrence man convicted of molesting 11-year-old girl

A Lawrence man has been convicted of molesting an 11-year-old girl. Robert W. Copas, 36, of Lawrence, pleaded no contest Monday in Douglas County District Court to a single count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, a felony. Prior to the plea deal, Copas had been charged with a ...