Lawrence

July 11, 2019 - 7:45 pm
One of three men charged in a fatal shooting at a Lawrence motel has pleaded no contest to robbery. Shawn Smith, 20, of Kansas City, Missouri, entered the plea Thursday in Douglas County District Court. He initially was charged with first-degree felony murder and several other counts in the killing...
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June 28, 2019 - 9:32 pm
A proposal for a behavioral health campus in Lawrence will proceed, after a survey of the site requested by the Delaware Tribe found no archaeological or human remains. The tribe asked for the survey earlier this year to ensure no historical tribal artifacts or burial sites remained on the land...
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June 26, 2019 - 7:20 pm
A teenager has been convicted of bringing a handgun to Lawrence High School in his backpack. A judge convicted the teen after he pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor, juvenile charge of criminal use of a weapon. As part of the plea, a property damage charge was dismissed. Prosecutor Bryant...
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June 26, 2019 - 6:53 pm
Federal officials are reopening the search for Haskell Indian Nations University president after an initial round of interviews failed to produce a strong candidate. Officials with the Bureau of Indian Education said Tuesday in Lawrence the position was reopened through Sept. 30. Agency director...
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June 25, 2019 - 7:57 pm
A man has been convicted in a shooting that killed three people in a popular downtown area of a Kansas college town. Jurors found Anthony Roberts Jr., 22, of Topeka, guilty on Tuesday of two counts of first-degree felony murder and second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder...
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June 11, 2019 - 6:17 pm
A hydroelectric power plant operator is calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to better manage reservoirs along the Kansas River as the region sees flooding and high water levels. Bowersock Mills & Power Company President Sarah Hill-Nelson says the turbines at her family's hydroelectric power...
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June 08, 2019 - 7:22 pm
Lawrence high school students are offering to digitally restore print photographs damaged when a tornado tore through Douglas County. The large storm last month damaged trees, struck power lines and left a trail of debris on the southeastern edge of Lawrence. County officials said six people were...
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June 05, 2019 - 6:12 pm
The University of Kansas is paying a former student-athlete $40,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming she became ill because of mold in the vents of her dormitory room. The university denies the claims but agreed to pay Laine Evans $20,000 and her attorneys $20,000 to settle the lawsuit. The agreement...
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May 21, 2019 - 8:16 pm
The University of Kansas plans to put a building that has been vacant for two years on the market. A budget bill signed Monday by Gov. Laura Kelly includes a provision allowing the university to sell Oldfather Studios, which formerly housed the school's Film and Media Studies Department. The...
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May 06, 2019 - 8:32 pm
The Lawrence school district says it investigated a report that two staff members at an elementary school apparently were exposed to carbon monoxide. The district said in a news release Monday that two employees from Kennedy Elementary School reported they had tested positive for elevated carbon...
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