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Last Build Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:14:29 -0500


Kansas backup QBs Starks and Fallin bring different strengths to field

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:14:29 -0500

Barring unforeseen injuries or issues, KU will at no point in the coming months have to consider the merits of redshirt freshman Tyriek Starks or true freshman walk-on Miles Fallin as a starting quarterback. Still, both are just one unavailable QB in front of them away from moving up the depth chart. By Benton Smith

Opinion: Blowback follows Russia’s meddling

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Kremlin is still issuing cocky statements accusing the U.S. of “political schizophrenia” in its response to Russian hacking. And there are vestiges of the triumphal tone I encountered in Moscow early this summer — a sense that America is in decline and that a mistreated but resurgent Russia is in the driver’s seat. But Russia’s confidence must be flagging.

Your Turn: Korea, China and a potential catastrophe

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

If the United States attacks North Korea for whatever reason, the result may be a global economic and humanitarian crisis like the world has never seen. While the military and diplomatic experts remind us of the risks and massive loss of civilian and military life, the aftermath of such a conflict will leave East Asia in an economic and humanitarian crisis that will most likely spread to Asia, Europe and North America. Even if America “wins” a conventional conflict, we will lose as the global and American economy goes into a downward tail spin.

Editorial: Keep space free for the press

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Kansas legislators should be as accommodating as possible to media organizations that provide coverage of their work in Topeka, including continuing to provide free space in the Capitol for those news organizations to use. Members of the Legislative Coordinating Council, which includes the top Republican and Democratic leaders in both chambers, voted this week to direct staff to draft a policy on how requests for media space in the Capitol should be handled. At least one member of the council, House Speaker Pro Tem Scott Schwab, R- Olathe, said the policy of providing free space to for-profit news organizations should be reconsidered.

Notebook: Jayhawks practice at Chiefs' facility

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

When the weather forecast for Wednesday morning called for rain, the Kansas football staff decided to turn a negative into a positive and reward the Jayhawks with a new experience. By Benton Smith

KU soccer setting big goals for '17 season

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

After finishing second in the Big 12 regular season race in 2016 and as runners up in the Big 12 tournament the year before, the Kansas women's soccer team is looking to end on a different number in 2017. By Scott Chasen

Tom Keegan: Greyson Jenista's star keeps rising

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

De Soto High graduate Greyson Jenista wasn't chosen for the Journal-World’s 10-person All-Area baseball team and was one of 20 players to earn honorable mention in 2015. Earlier this week, the Wichita State first baseman/outfielder earned the most prestigious summer honor available to college baseball players, one that puts him in mighty elite company.

Mother grieves for daughter, 3-year-old granddaughter killed in 'senseless act of domestic violence'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:32:04 -0500

Erin Berg's mother said the father of her child had been mentally and emotionally abusive and controlling but that he had never before physically abused Berg or 3-year-old Mazey. “He loved Mazey, and Erin wanted him to be a part of Mazey’s life. Again, that’s Erin, that loving person that always wanted to keep him included,” Kim Thomason said. “She told me time and time again, ‘Mom, he’d never hurt her.’”

Kaw River Water Treatment Plant requires $1M in repairs

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:04:55 -0500

Cracks and other disrepair in several basins at the Kaw River Water Treatment Plant are calling for more than $1 million of repairs this year.

How Lawrence, area schools are preparing for Monday's solar eclipse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:46:05 -0500

While several school districts across the country are closing down Monday for the big solar eclipse, Lawrence Public Schools are staying open.

Kansas boosts prison pay amid staff shortages

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:40:43 -0500

Gov. Sam Brownback has announced pay raises at state prisons in the wake of inmate disturbances that have drawn public attention to staff shortages.

Houser takes over as Baker AD; Grosbach tenders resignation

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:29:18 -0500

Along with entering his 10th season as the Baker men's soccer coach, Nate Houser now has another role at his alma mater. Assistant athletic director of communications Tyler Price confirmed to the Journal-World on Thursday that Houser has taken over as Baker's athletic director for Theresa Yetmar Grosbach, who tendered her resignation earlier this month.

Traffic calming recommended for Learnard Avenue; 3 other projects denied

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:24:15 -0500

After speeds of more than 25 mph over the limit were recorded on Learnard Avenue, the roadway has been added to the city’s list of recommended traffic-calming projects.

KU soccer's Grace Hagan prepping for more attention, higher expectations

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:21:04 -0500

When Grace Hagan arrived in Seattle for the U.S. Soccer U23 Women's National Team Camp, her greeting came in the form of a rather ominous message from B.J. Snow, head of U.S. Women's National Team talent identification. By Scott Chasen

Man charged with sexually assaulting child over 6 years was involved with youth sports in Lawrence

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:58:35 -0500

A man charged with sexually assaulting a girl for over six years was involved with youth sports in Lawrence, apparently up until his arrest last week.

Server accuses KU's Dedric Lawson of skipping out on bar tab; eatery's manager issues statement supporting KU forward

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:47:19 -0500

Early Thursday morning, the name of Kansas forward Dedric Lawson appeared in a police report in his hometown of Memphis after a server at a local bar and grill alleged that Lawson skipped out on a tab worth $88.20. But by Thursday night, the general manager of the Bar Louie restaurant had given The Commercial Appeal in Memphis a statement that was sympathetic to the Kansas sophomore. By Matt Tait

Eclipse glasses hard to find locally in days leading up to big event

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:17:15 -0500

The special glasses needed to safely view Monday’s solar eclipse might be more rare than the eclipse itself at this point.

Police: Suspicious man spotted again in same block that lewd act was reported days ago; KU issues crime alert

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:59:30 -0500

Lawrence police say a man peeking into windows early Thursday morning in the 1100 block of Louisiana Street looks like the same man who was allegedly masturbating in the same block on Tuesday, according to witness reports.

Former Manhattan city attorney pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:56:05 -0500

A former city attorney of Manhattan pleaded guilty Thursday to federal child pornography charges, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Tom Beall.

Wild black bear population grows in Kansas

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:22:40 -0500

Wildlife experts say black bears wandering into Kansas from Missouri and Oklahoma will likely become established residents of the state within the next decade.