Kansas

Leavenworth woman sentenced to life for raping toddler

A Leavenworth woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for at least 25 years for raping a 16-month-old girl.

Crime

U.S. Supreme Court lets death penalty stand for man who murdered Kansas sheriff

The U.S. Supreme Court is letting a death sentence stand for a southeastern Kansas man who fatally shot a sheriff during a 2005 drug raid.

Death Penalty

No. 16 Arizona knocks off No. 2 Kansas - Three Takeaways

<b>Bobby Hurley</b> and the Arizona State Sun Devils remained unbeaten on the season and handed No. 2 Kansas their second straight loss on Sunday. The Sun …

College Basketball

Photo Gallery: Law Enforcement and Ballard Center kids shop for toys

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Kids

Lawrence man accused of kidnapping, sex assault convicted of lesser crime

A Lawrence man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman he knew has been convicted of a lesser charge in the case.

Crime

Orman makes governor's race a 3-way contest, to the advantage of Republicans | Statehouse Live

Greg Orman stepped into the 2018 governor's race Wednesday as an independent, banking on the idea that voters have become disenchanted with the two …

Elections

What’s the matter with Alabama?

This analysis could well apply to President Trump’s base:<p>Conservatives generally regard class as an unacceptable topic when the subject is economics—trade, deregulation, shifting the tax burden, expressing worshipful awe for the microchip, etc. But define politics as culture, and class instantly …

Opinion

Jayhawks eager to try to solve Syracuse's 2-3 zone

Miami — If it's not Jim Boeheim's scowl or that big, orange mascot, it's probably the 2-3 zone that first comes to mind when thinking Syracuse …

College Basketball

Tom Keegan: Kansas AD Sheahon Zenger explains thinking behind retaining football coach David Beaty

Sheahon Zenger played football at Fort Hays State and MidAmerica Nazarene and served as recruiting coordinator at Kansas State, South Florida and …

College & University

Lawrence house damage by early morning fire

Lawrence Firefighters are investigating after a house in the 1200 block of Lawrence Avenue caught fire early Wednesday.<p>According to radio traffic, a …

Multimillion-dollar KU-Adidas deal remains unsigned as investigation into Adidas executive continues

Kansas Athletics still has not signed its multimillion dollar apparel deal with Adidas, and a spokesman for the school said Tuesday he’s not sure …

Corruption

Letter to the editor: Unfair ‘income’ tax

On Nov. 16, the House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill does several things, including cut tax rates and repeal …

Education

Notebook: Malik Newman's father visits Allen Fieldhouse; no update on Billy Preston

Seeing it during Late Night and an official visit is one thing. But experiencing the mystique for an official game is something completely different. …

College Basketball

Notebook: Zenger endorses Beaty in rebuilding process; Wise and Armstrong will weigh NFL decisions

The moment the University of Kansas football team’s season ended with a 58-17 pasting at the hands of No. 18 Oklahoma State, athletic director …

College & University

Douglas County GIS program gives residents new way to show off homes decorated for the holidays

Douglas County residents decorating their homes for the season have a new way to advertise and show off their holiday handiwork.

Crowdsourcing

Accused thief back in jail, less than two weeks after being freed by jury | Lights & Sirens

Matthew Reynard’s freedom was short-lived.<p>Less than two weeks after a jury acquitted him in a theft case and he was released from jail for the first …

Crime

Tom Keegan: Put him in, coach, he's ready to play

Third-year Kansas football coach David Beaty defined the identity of this year’s team as “resiliency.” And there's one player on the roster who …

Lawrence High student newspaper earns Pacemaker award, the Pulitzer of scholastic journalism

The cub reporters at Lawrence High School’s The Budget just nabbed the high school version of a Pulitzer Prize.<p>Advisor Barbara Tholen and …

Education

Notebook: 'Provoked' by Kansas, fiery Sooners QB Baker Mayfield stripped of starting job

Captured on ESPN grabbing his crotch and yelling profanities toward the Kansas sideline following a third-quarter touchdown in his team’s trouncing …

College Football

Robbers reportedly target KU student walking on campus late at night, steal his cookies | Lights & Sirens

Three men allegedly attacked a University of Kansas student walking on campus late Friday night and stole not his backpack, phone or money but "his …

Crime

‘Crazy decisions’: KU overcomes turnover woes, sneaks past Yale

The sound of the final buzzer following KU’s 81-75 win over Yale brought joy to many of the 1,918 fans in Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday. Six-year-old …

College Basketball

Healthy Outlook: How to survive Thanksgiving on a diet

Last Thanksgiving, your pregame ritual involved a minimal breakfast as a warmup for the big meal, elastic-waist pants and BYO leftover containers. …

Self Control

Tom Keegan: KU's undisciplined football showing grants chancellor chance at mulligan

At what point will the power brokers at the University of Kansas pretend to care about the football team enough to be embarrassed into action? <b>By Tom</b> …

College & University

Oklahoma Football: 3 takeaways from blowout win over Kansas in Week 12

Oklahoma football had no problem taking down Kansas in Week 12. What did we learn from the Sooners’ blowout win over the Jayhawks?<p>Playing Kansas has …

College Sports

Victory Thread: Alabama defeats Mercer

Well, it was a 56-0 blowout, despite the fact that Alabama was already subbing in the backups before we even reached the second quarter. Jalen Hurts …

College Football

Billy Preston sits for third straight game; Self says no update

Three games into the season, freshman Billy Preston still hasn’t made his debut for Kansas basketball. <b>By Benton Smith</b>

College Basketball

Tickets | Kansas - 40th Anniversary Leftoverture Tour

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No police report found for traffic accident involving benched KU basketball player

It does not appear that local law enforcement agencies took any reports over the weekend of a vehicle accident involving University of Kansas …

Keyboards

Tom Keegan: Clear need emerges on cloudy day; time for change

The flyover before kickoff Saturday morning at Memorial Stadium could be heard but not seen. The cloud that has hovered over Kansas football for …

College & University

Driver leads Lawrence police on high-speed early-morning chase

A driver who allegedly led police on a chase through Lawrence overnight got away, at least for the time being, according to police.

Policing