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Man claims he was coerced into admitting he abused girl; moves to withdraw guilty plea

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:31:06 -0500

A rural Douglas County man says he was coerced into admitting he sexually abused a 14-year-old girl.

Army names new Fort Riley commander to replace fired officer

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:32:51 -0500

The Army on Thursday named a new commander at Kansas' Fort Riley to replace an officer fired three days earlier, just weeks before soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division deploy to Iraq.

Pro-business think tank not impressed with Kansas tax cuts

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:57:00 -0500

Despite sweeping tax cuts that were designed to spur business growth in Kansas, the Washington-based Tax Foundation ranks Kansas 22nd overall on its latest State Business Tax Climate Index, and 18th for its individual income tax structure. One author of the report says the tax cuts that Gov. Sam Brownback championed in 2012 only shifted the tax burden onto other people, and other forms of taxes.

Judge cancels contempt hearing after Kobach agrees to concessions

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:32:09 -0500

A federal judge has canceled a contempt hearing for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (KOH'-bahk) after he agreed to concessions that will fully register and clearly notify thousands of people that they can vote in November.

Tech N9ne to perform at KU's Late Night in the Phog

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:02:03 -0500

KU officials confirmed that Kansas City-based rapper Tech N9ne will be performing at the 32nd annual Late Night in the Phog event, slated to start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas reports record low infant mortality rate in 2015

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:21:57 -0500

Kansas is reporting that its infant mortality rate decreased in 2015 to the state's lowest annual figure ever.

Police identify KCK parking lot shooting victim

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:47:37 -0500

Authorities have identified a man killed in a Kansas City, Kansas, parking lot.

Douglas County Commission directs staff to seek proposals for new energy audit

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:20:17 -0500

On Wednesday, Douglas County commissioners directed staff to seek requests for proposals for an energy audit so the county can maintain the success of its sustainability program.

Gameday Breakdown: KU football at Texas Tech

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:23 -0500

Get the keys for Kansas, mega matchups and more for the Jayhawks' Big 12 opener at Texas Tech. By Benton Smith

Editorial: More notice

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

For a moment, forget whether providing free access to condoms to students in Lawrence’s two public high schools is a good idea.

Opinion: ‘Just listen to what you heard’

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

In some ways, it was the most memorable line of Monday’s presidential debate.

Opinion: Trump’s rise reflects America’s decay

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Looking on the bright side, perhaps this election can teach conservatives to look on the dark side. They need a talent for pessimism, recognizing the signs that whatever remains of American exceptionalism does not immunize this nation from decay, to which all regimes are susceptible.

Parade of Schools to highlight district's recent renovations

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Seven Lawrence elementary schools will open their doors to the public Saturday during the district’s second annual Parade of Schools.

King-Wilson leads FSHS to runner-up at quad

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Free State High freshman gymnast Liliana King-Wilson placed third in three events at the Olathe East quadrangular Wednesday, helping the Firebirds to second place with 98.2 points.

Firebirds fall 3-2 at SM West

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Despite two goals from Thomas Reno, Free State High's boys soccer team fell, 3-2, Wednesday against Shawnee Mission West at Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex.

Goebel, Hoopingarner pace FSHS golf at LHS Invite

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Senior Anne Goebel and junior Tori Hoopingarner shot 90 and 92, respectively, paving the way for the Firebirds at Eagle Bend Golf Course. Goebel’s 90 mark was good enough to finish tied for 32nd. By Shane Jackson

Royals eliminated from postseason despite victory

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The World Series champions have failed to make the postseason for the fourth year in a row. Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon keyed an eighth-inning rally and Kansas City beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Wednesday night, but the Royals were still knocked out of playoff contention. The defending World Series champs were eliminated when Baltimore beat Toronto 3-2 earlier Wednesday.

Tom Keegan: Time to give Ryan Willis four quarters

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:35:02 -0500

Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II steadily develops, his statistics improving with each year. A year ago in Lawrence, he and then freshman Kansas quarterback Ryan Willis produced nearly identical passing statistics, a game won by Texas Tech, 30-20. By Tom Keegan

Hamm landfill to construct methane gas plant and pipeline

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:55:06 -0500

Decomposing trash that was buried decades ago in the Hamm Landfill north of Lawrence will soon become a source of fuel.

Like Xavier Henry before him, KU freshman Josh Jackson joining talented, experienced Kansas roster

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:42:17 -0500

The current crop of Jayhawks, with freshman Josh Jackson, is going through something eerily similar to what the 2009-10 team did with Xavier Henry. The names, numbers and faces may be different, but there’s a certain amount of symmetry between the two teams. By Matt Tait