Lawrence

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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May 02, 2019 - 6:16 pm
The Douglas County District Attorney's Office wants to purge thousands of old arrest warrants in a special sweep. District Attorney Charles Branson announced Wednesday that he filed a motion for a court order to erase roughly 2,430 warrants in criminal and traffic cases that are more than a decade...
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April 29, 2019 - 7:26 pm
A photographer from Kansas City keeps trying to capture the prairie life that first inspired her to take her camera to vantage points above ground. Chicago-based Terry Evans has her photography on display through June in an exhibit called "The Power of Place" at the Spencer Museum of Art in...
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April 23, 2019 - 7:08 pm
A Topeka man convicted of killing a Lawrence man at a northeast Kansas lake has been ordered to spend life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years. County Attorney Joshua Ney says Jonathan D. Blevins was sentenced to the "Hard 50" Thursday in Jefferson County District Court. A jury...
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April 11, 2019 - 7:33 pm
The University of Kansas has pulled the fossil of a juvenile Tyrannosaur Rex from public view at its Natural History Museum after anger erupted when the fossil's private owner listed it for sale for $2.95 million. Alan Detrich, who isn't a trained paleontologist, says he originally shared his rare...
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April 03, 2019 - 7:36 pm
One of three Topeka men charged in a triple homicide in downtown Lawrence has pleaded guilty to attempted voluntary manslaughter. Ahmad Rayton, 23, was scheduled to go to trial Monday but accepted the plea deal Wednesday. He had previously been charged with two counts of attempted second-degree...
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April 03, 2019 - 7:28 pm
A woman convicted of killing a Lawrence man has filed a civil case claiming her attorney was ineffective during her trial, including not arguing for a battered woman defense. An attorney for Sarah Gonzales-McLinn, 24, says the post-conviction relief case is not about whether she is guilty but about...
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April 02, 2019 - 7:07 pm
Two teenagers from Topeka are charged with attempted first-degree murder and robbery in the shootings of two brothers at a Lawrence park. The two suspects, both 17, made their first appearances Tuesday in Douglas County District Court. Both pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors could decide to try both...
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April 01, 2019 - 7:11 pm
Kansas parks officials plan to investigate financial irregularities at Clinton State Park near Lawrence. The investigation will proceed even though public documents concerning cash handling at the park are missing. Brad Loveless, secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism,...
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