Lawrence

February 21, 2019 - 6:06 pm
Officials with the KU Endowment say the organization raised more than $1 million in 24 hours to benefit the University of Kansas. Endowment officials announced Thursday that the 24-hour fundraising event on Wednesday — known as "One Day. One KU" — raised $1.08 million from 2,635 donors. It was the...
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February 20, 2019 - 8:20 pm
Lawrence city leaders are moving closer to allowing feral cat colonies in the city. The City Commission on Tuesday approved a first reading of an ordinance change that would allow for a trap-neuter-release program for feral cats . The proposal from the Lawrence Humane Society would allow people to...
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February 20, 2019 - 7:36 pm
A Lawrence man has been sentenced to 17 months in prison for shooting and wounding a girl, 17, as several people shot fireworks at him. Rashan Gill, 21, apologized at Tuesday's hearing, saying through tears that he "will never forget" what happened and that he could have killed the girl. In the...
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February 20, 2019 - 1:46 pm
Lawrence city leaders are moving closer to allowing feral cat colonies in the city. The City Commission on Tuesday approved a first reading of an ordinance change that would allow for a trap-neuter-release program for feral cats . The proposal from the Lawrence Humane Society would allow people to...
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February 13, 2019 - 6:58 pm
Lawrence city commissioners appear open to a proposal to significantly reduce the fines for possession of small amounts of marijuana in the city. During a work session Tuesday, the commission reviewed a draft ordinance that proposed reducing the minimum fine for possessing 32 grams or less of...
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February 13, 2019 - 5:58 pm
The Lawrence school district is taking steps to respond to two students bringing guns to Lawrence High School in the last week. District spokeswoman Julie Boyle said Tuesday night that the district had activated its Crisis Support Team at Lawrence High. She said the district also will have more...
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February 12, 2019 - 7:18 pm
Lawrence school Superintendent Anthony Lewis is planning a community discussion after a student allegedly brought a gun to school for the fifth time this school year. The last incident occurred Tuesday at Lawrence High School, where a gun was found in a student's book bag after administrators...
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February 08, 2019 - 9:18 pm
A Free State High School student who left a hunting gun in his car in the school parking lot will not face charges. The Douglas County District Attorney's Office said Friday no charges would be filed because the student didn't intend to commit a crime. Trial assistant Dorothy Kliem said the...
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February 07, 2019 - 7:59 pm
A former volunteer volleyball coach at the University of Kansas is charged with several burglaries and thefts of items such as underwear and swimming suits. Skyler Yee, 23, was charged Wednesday with 15 total counts, including four felony counts of burglary. The Kansas City Star reports Douglas...
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February 06, 2019 - 7:21 pm
University of Kansas officials say crimes reported on the Lawrence campus in 2018 dropped to the lowest level in 10 years. The Office of Public Safety said in a news release Wednesday that 619 crimes were reported last year, down 8 percent from 670 in 2017. The report found theft continues to be...
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