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Lawrence police have 2 in custody in connection with downtown shooting

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:10:49 -0500

Two men are now in custody in connection with a deadly Oct. 1 shooting on Massachusetts Street that left three dead and two others wounded, the Lawrence Police Department announced early Tuesday morning.

U.S. obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

America's weight problem isn't getting any better, according to new government research.

Analysis: Understanding the legal case building against the college basketball world

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Monday was a day of confusion around the University of Kansas basketball program. An Associated Press article reported that KU was one of 28 universities that acknowledged it had launched an “internal review” of its recruiting practices following the bombshell announcement last month that federal prosecutors had found evidence of bribery and other illegal schemes related to college basketball recruiting.

Opinion: Scalia's legacy shines in new collection

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Antonin Scalia was not just a great stylist for a jurist, he was a great writer for a writer. Most of his work though, obviously, was in the form of opinions and dissents, and even the best Supreme Court opinions are required to include copious citations in the text, which, for the general reader, can be distracting speed bumps. That’s one of the many reasons to rejoice at a new collection of Scalia’s speeches.

Opinion: Dark legacy of Harvey Weinstein not over

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Here we are again, America, forced to face ourselves and wincing at our reflection. We now know, through reporting by The New York Times and The New Yorker, that Harvey Weinstein — one of the most powerful men in Hollywood and a big-time Democratic donor — bullied, demeaned and sexually assaulted women for decades. He also reportedly threatened to destroy their lives if they told anyone.

Editorial: Tunnel plan a worthy project

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Lawrence city commissioners should approve a plan for a bicycle and pedestrian tunnel under the intersection of 19th and Iowa streets. The tunnel would connect the University of Kansas’ main campus with its west campus and create safer crossing at one of Lawrence’s busiest intersections.

Tom Keegan: Playing for an Eddie Sutton disciple prepared Marcus Garrett for Bill Self

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:24:15 -0500

The words of his former boss have echoed through the years for Dallas Skyline High basketball coach Paul Graham. So when Marcus Garrett was a freshman at Skyline and one of his teachers informed Graham that he was “being silly, standing up, disrupting the class,” the coach told the student he had better stop if he wanted to continue to play basketball. By Tom Keegan

FSHS boys soccer falls to Mill Valley, 2-0

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:41:41 -0500

Free State's boys soccer team was held scoreless for the second consecutive game in a 2-0 loss to Mill Valley on Monday at Mill Valley.

Seabury's Hedges takes 9th at state golf

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:04:47 -0500

Playing through strong winds at Smoky Hill Country Club in Hays on Monday, Bishop Seabury sophomore Faith Hedges surged on the back nine and took ninth place at the Class 3-2-1A girls golf state tournament.

Health department holding flu shot clinics around Douglas County

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:07:37 -0500

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering three community flu vaccination clinics around the area, the first of which is Tuesday.

KU study finds Americans, regardless of political beliefs, are really bad at estimating gay population

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:51:51 -0500

Americans might still have divided opinions when it comes to LGBTQ rights, but when it comes down to accurately guessing how many U.S. citizens are gay or lesbian, most of us are in the same boat. Essentially, we don’t have a clue. A new study from political science researchers at the University of Kansas explores the phenomenon of overestimating minority populations, and why those who provide higher estimates are less likely to support equal rights for gay and lesbian citizens.

Lawrence City Commission to consider contract for affordable housing study

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:31:54 -0500

At its meeting Tuesday, the City Commission will consider authorizing a comprehensive housing market study that would provide insight on the city’s affordable housing shortage.

Eudora man charged with sex crimes against 5-year-old

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:21:55 -0500

A Douglas County man has been charged with multiple sex crimes against a 5-year-old child.

Rape charge filed against Eudora man

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:14:29 -0500

A Eudora man has been charged with rape following an incident that allegedly occurred Friday.

Federal officials approve 1-year extension of KanCare

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:08:21 -0500

Federal health officials have agreed to extend for one more year a waiver that allows Kansas to operate its Medicaid program as a privatized managed care system known as KanCare.

Failure of Lawrence airport weather station adds mystery to Saturday's storm

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:04:06 -0500

Because of a power failure at the official weather station at Lawrence Municipal Airport, there will never be an official record of how much rain fell or how hard the wind blow Saturday during the storm that blew through the city.

Zenger: KU will comply with NCAA requirement of all schools to review basketball program

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:39:13 -0500

The University of Kansas will conduct an internal review of its basketball program for possible rules violations after being instructed by the NCAA to do so, KU Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger said Monday.

Lawrence police say 1 in custody following standoff at 27th Street, Haskell Avenue

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:33:28 -0500

Lawrence police took a man into custody following an approximately eight-hour armed standoff Monday evening near 27th Street and Haskell Avenue, the department said in a news release.

Baldwin City man suffers burns after pouring gas on brush fire

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:22:45 -0500

A Baldwin City man was flown by helicopter to the University of Kansas hospital after sustaining burns Monday while doing yardwork.

Kobach gets help from Trump Jr. in Kansas governor's race

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:18:38 -0500

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's run for the Republican nomination for Kansas governor is getting a boost from President Donald Trump's son.