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KU women upset No. 25 Oklahoma State, end 12-game losing streak

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:02:59 -0600

The timing of Kylee Kopatich’s 3-pointer couldn’t have been any better. Hoping to end a 12-game losing streak, Kansas found itself tied with No. 25 Oklahoma State with under three minutes to play at Allen Fieldhouse. By Wesley Dotson

Douglas County will face tough choices on jail expansion if tax referendum fails, official says

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:52:36 -0600

If Douglas County voters were to reject a half-cent sales tax increase, leaders would not only have to spend 16 years expanding the county jail in phases, but would be faced with the difficult decision of what part of the project to build first.

Another round of winter weather could make for slick commute Thursday

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:08:47 -0600

Another round of winter weather is expected to hit Douglas County overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Jayhawks take 1-game lead, tons of confidence into Saturday clash with Texas Tech

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:06:46 -0600

The stage is set. The game is here. And thanks to Oklahoma State's upset victory over No. 6 Texas Tech in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Wednesday night, the 8th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks will take a one-game lead into their showdown with the Red Raiders on Saturday in Lubbock, Texas. By Matt Tait

LHS boys pull away from Olathe Northwest, win fourth straight

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:02:42 -0600

Things are going good at Lawrence High right now. So good, in fact, the referees have to tell them to stop scoring — really. By Scott Chasen

Trump pledges action on school shootings, discusses arming teachers

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:28:28 -0600

Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America’s school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers.

Tom Keegan: Bill Self 17-0 in Big 12 payback games and Texas Tech has 17-game home winning streak

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:18:32 -0600

Skid Row is lined with gamblers who flouted conventional wisdom and bet against a winning streak.

Bill to make police body camera footage more accessible advances in Kansas House

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:41:30 -0600

Kansas legislators who are pushing to make law enforcement more transparent advanced a bill Wednesday aimed at making officers’ body camera footage more accessible.

High-ranking Chinese official says opportunity for Lawrence-China business relationships strong

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:19:55 -0600

There are about 900 Chinese residents enrolled at the University of Kansas, and they represent a unique opportunity for Lawrence, said Hong Lei, a consul general for the People’s Republic of China.

Delay in announcing KU class cancellation spurs questions, criticism

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:19:28 -0600

The University of Kansas on Wednesday defended its handling of class cancellations Tuesday — when an early-morning storm encased the area in ice — despite concerns that the timing was poorly managed.

Five city bowlers qualify for state tournament

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:17:30 -0600

It was a long wait for Lawrence High senior Ethan Huslig. Listening to the results of Wednesday’s Class 6A regional bowling tournament, the announcer started with the top-10 medalists and top-three teams.

Chisom Ajekwu puts Lions 'on her back' in tight win vs. Northwest

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:49:31 -0600

It was a nail biter that didn’t quite need to be, but the Lions came out on top. They had Chisom Ajekwu to thank for that.By Scott Chasen

Senate advances business tax break, despite concerns over school finance

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:39:20 -0600

The bill would restore a tax break for small businesses that was eliminated in 2012 when lawmakers exempted those businesses from state income tax. Opponents argued it was unwise to pass such a bill before knowing how much the state will need to spend to fix constitutional problems in the school finance formula.

Weather-related closings, cancellations and delays for Feb. 21 and 22

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:55:46 -0600

Another round of winter weather is expected to hit the Lawrence and Douglas County area Wednesday evening into Thursday.

Douglas County District Court to be closed Thursday morning because of weather

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:36:11 -0600

The Douglas County District Court will not open until 1:30 p.m. Thursday because of expected inclement weather, according to a news release Wednesday from the court.

Kansas House advances major reform of civil asset forfeiture law

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:29:20 -0600

The bill puts more reporting requirements on law enforcement agencies, gives criminal suspects greater ability to challenge asset seizures and puts a greater burden on prosecutors to justify the taking of assets from criminal suspects.

City leaders cite community concerns in voting against installing additional blue-white LED streetlights

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:13:02 -0600

Going against recommendations from city staff and Westar Energy, the Lawrence City Commission voted to pursue warmer-colored LEDs for both city-owned streetlights and those operated by Westar Energy.

U.S. panel recommends new adult vaccine against hepatitis B

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:53:04 -0600

A federal advisory panel on Wednesday recommended a new vaccine against hepatitis B.

Hundreds of Free State students stage walkout in protest of school shootings

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:04:15 -0600

More than Free State High School 400 students walked out of classes Wednesday in protest of gun violence in schools, including the mass shooting exactly one week ago at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Wichita bank sues after ATM gave out $100s instead of $5s

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:43:02 -0600

A Wichita bank is trying to get money back from a woman it accuses of making more than 50 withdrawals from an ATM that was spitting out $100 bills in place of $5s.