Kansas

Lawrence man charged with 12 felonies for allegedly sexually assaulting girl for more than 6 years

A Lawrence man has been accused of sexually assaulting a girl for the past six and a half years, starting when the girl was 10, according to criminal …

Crime

Kwik Shop employee shot; police seek public's help in locating 2 suspects

Lawrence police are investigating after a Kwik Shop employee was shot during an attempted armed robbery early Friday morning outside the store at …

Policing

Country music star Luke Bryan plans concert at local farm, pending Douglas County approval

A country music star will perform next month at a local farm for as many as 20,000 fans if the Douglas County Commission approves a special-event …

City of Lawrence announces new police chief

City Manager Tom Markus announced Wednesday that Gregory Burns Jr. will be the city’s new police chief.

Policing

Why Kansas's Tax-Cut "Failure" Is Really a Success

By: Kel Kelly <br>Last month, Kansas ended a five-year long experiment, whereby it lowered state income taxes with the expectation that it would boost …

Economics

Trial of man accused in shotgun robberies, dog killing ends with hung jury; retrial planned

Jurors on Friday failed to agree whether to convict a man charged with a trio of armed street robberies, including one in which a dog was shot dead, …

Crime

Man reportedly pulls knife on Replay employees; in separate incident, man arrested after alleged lewd act on 23rd Street

Man reportedly pulls knife on Replay employees; in separate incident, man arrested after alleged lewd act on 23rd Street

Crime

Arts Center names interim CEO, effective Aug. 1

Cindy Maude, a Lawrence-based marketing professional and local arts supporter, has been named the Lawrence Arts Center’s new interim CEO.

Fine Art

Brownback bidding farewell to Kansas as he prepares for job as ambassador

During a news conference Thursday, Gov. Sam Brownback touted a long list of accomplishments during his time as governor and discussed his commitment …

Government

After new attack in 2015, police renew focus on case of suspected serial rapist in Lawrence and Manhattan

A suspected serial rapist linked to attacks on 13 university students in Lawrence and Manhattan from 2000 to 2008 may have resurfaced.

Crime

Lawrence police investigating early-morning stabbing on Kentucky Street; suspect arrested

Police have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing early Saturday morning in central Lawrence.

Crime

Kansas data breach gives hackers access to millions of Social Security numbers

Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system in March had access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states, …

Identity Theft

Two men injured in motorcycle crash east of Lawrence

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating after two men were injured in a motorcycle crash, while attempting to avoid hitting a deer.

It Was Only Right For These 2 Nashville Country Singers to Have a Musical Engagement Shoot

Nashville singer/songwriters Jimmy and Kristen wanted to celebrate their engagement with something that was authentic and real to them. With music at the center of both of their lives, it only made sense to shoot an engagement session with a theme to follow.<p>The couple met up with photographer …

College Basketball

Authorities release names of 5 who died in fiery Turnpike crash

Authorities have released names of four of the five people killed in a fiery crash involving six vehicles Tuesday afternoon on the Kansas Turnpike …

Crime

Tom Keegan: Kansas-Missouri basketball game possible as soon as 2018

All the whining in the world isn’t going to bring the Border War back to life, but an NCAA tournament bracket has the potential to make it happen as …

College Basketball

Library survey says readers of all ages still prefer print to digital, among other findings

Survey findings recently released by the Lawrence Public Library are providing library leaders with new information on who is accessing materials, …

Grieving mother seeks answers in son's fatal car accident northeast of Lawrence

The grieving mother of Dalton Eugene Hess says she has unanswered questions nine days after her son was killed in a fatal accident just northeast of …

Crime

KU police investigate string of Coke machine crimes

University of Kansas police are investigating a recent spate of crimes against Coca-Cola and other vending machines on campus. More than 16 machines …

Crime

Business illegally dumped thousands of gallons of grease into city sewer, necessitating massive cleanup

A business illegally dumped several thousand gallons of cooking grease into a city manhole, causing water contamination and intensive cleanup.

Water

HERE apartment complex still lacks final occupancy permit; project's tax rebate yet to kick in

Nearly a year after its opening, the HERE apartment complex still lacks its final occupancy permit and the ability to begin collecting millions in …

Urban Design

Kansas collects $72M more in taxes than expected in June

The Department of Revenue reported Monday that the state took in $609 million in taxes last month. That's 13.5 percent more than the official …

Economy

A look at when and where you can shoot fireworks in the Lawrence area

Shooting fireworks in Lawrence is illegal, but you don't have to travel too far to find places that allow them, although with limitations.

Fireworks

Huelskamp lands job at conservative think tank known for climate change denial | Statehouse Live

Former Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp is taking a new job as president of a conservative think tank that is known for rejecting the scientific …

Climate

Kansas' Sen. Moran, target of protests, comes out against GOP health care bill

Sen. Jerry Moran issued a statement Monday saying he would oppose the Republican-backed health care bill that would have repealed much of the …

Health Care

Internet and cable outages reported as WOW services convert to new company

The overnight conversion from WOW cable, telecom and internet services to Midco is causing some outages in the Lawrence area.

Customer Service

Eudora man charged with first-degree murder after shooting victim dies; bond set at $1 million

A Eudora man has been charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder following a fight outside a Eudora bar this weekend.

Crime

City looks to prioritize sidewalk improvements; funding may increase to $1 million in coming years

There was a time when it was pretty safe to assume that street reconstruction projects would also include bike lanes or multi-use paths, but that …

Urban Design

Man shot at Eudora bar and grill

Eudora Police and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office are investigating after a man was shot at a Eudora bar and grill early Saturday morning.<p>Police …

Policing

Judge fines Kris Kobach for misleading court

A judge has fined Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach $1,000 for misleading the court about the contents of materials he was photographed taking …