Kansas

Suspect in custody on suspicion of three counts of murder in downtown shootings

Lawrence police have a suspect in custody in the three shooting deaths that occurred Oct. 1 in downtown Lawrence.<p>Anthony Laron Roberts Jr. is in …

Crime

Zenger: KU will comply with NCAA requirement of all schools to review basketball program

The University of Kansas will conduct an internal review of its basketball program for possible rules violations after being instructed by the NCAA …

College Basketball

Kansas DCF Secretary Gilmore under fire from some Republicans

Some Republicans in Kansas are now calling for Phyllis Gilmore to be removed as Secretary of the Department for Children and Families, a fact that …

Government

Outdoor concert near location of downtown Lawrence shooting moved indoors

An outdoor concert that was scheduled to take place Friday in downtown Lawrence has been moved indoors.

5 people shot in downtown Lawrence; 3 dead

Lawrence Police are investigating after at least five people were shot — three fatally — in downtown Lawrence just before 1:40 Sunday morning, …

Crime

Trump's Tax Plan Has Echoes Of The Kansas Tax Cut Experiment

Members of Congress might want to familiarize themselves with the story of Kansas' failed tax-cutting experiment as they begin deliberations on President Donald Trump's tax-reform plan.<p>It could serve as a cautionary tale because some elements of the president's updated proposal mirror pieces of the …

News (U.S.)

KU coach Bill Self: 'It's been a dark week'

In Kansas City to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Coaches vs. Cancer, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self took time to address what he referred to as …

College Basketball

Kansans who install solar panels may soon pay higher electric bills

— Kansas electric customers who install solar panels or other kinds of self-generation devices may soon have to pay higher rates for electricity than …

Renewable Energy

Police investigating Friday morning shooting in northern Lawrence

More than a dozen police vehicles are on North Michigan Street this morning investigating a reported shooting at a house in the 600 block of that …

Policing

Man arrested in 27th Terrace homicide now charged with first-degree murder

A man who was initially arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a fatal shooting in Lawrence — and who claimed the slain man broke into his home …

Crime

Testing complete, DA awaits input from alleged victim in KU basketball dorm rape case

Additional testing in the case of a 16-year-old girl’s alleged rape at the University of Kansas men’s basketball dorm is now complete, Douglas County …

Crime

21-year-old woman dies in wreck near Lecompton

A Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy on patrol found a vehicle in a ditch early Friday morning, with the driver fatally injured inside.<p>The deputy …

Crime

‘What Were You Wearing?’ exhibit at KU takes aim at sexual assault myth

There’s a form-fitting, bright red minidress. There’s also some workout clothes, a button-up shirt with slacks, a nightshirt, a man’s T-shirt and …

Empathy

KU climbs 3 spots to 53rd among public universities in newest U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Kansas climbed three spots to tie for 53rd among public universities in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” …

Education

12-year-old injured in accidental shooting near Lawrence

A 12-year-old boy was shot this weekend, after he accidentally dropped the gun he was using and it discharged, authorities say.<p>Lawrence police were …

Free breakfast available again at Jubilee Cafe

The Jubilee Cafe at the downtown Lawrence First United Methodist Church is once again serving free breakfasts twice a week to hungry morning guests.

Restaurants

Turnpike toll gate knocks motorcyclist off bike at Lawrence

A motorcycle driver was hurt Monday when a toll gate arm hit him at the Kansas Turnpike's North Lawrence toll plaza.

Protection order named mother of boy found dead in concrete

— A boy whose dead body was found encased in concrete in a Wichita rental home is believed to be the son of a woman named in an order seeking to …

Crime

Multiple people shot at motel in North Lawrence

A shooting at Motel 6 in North Lawrence has left multiple people with life-threatening injuries, according to the Lawrence Police Department.<p>Shots …

Crime

Lawrence's 'rush' tagger sentenced to pay thousands in fines and restitution, tells judge graffiti was 'a thrill'

The stack of folders in front of Judge Scott Miller was thick, at least by the standards of a Friday morning docket in Lawrence Municipal Court.<p>“I’m …

Crime

Massachusetts Street's 1000 block to close Friday for free concert in celebration of KU football

Even if Saturday’s first football game of the season (against Southeast Missouri State) doesn’t pan out for the Jayhawks, KU fans may still have …

Kobach's office files 2 new election fraud cases in Kansas

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office has filed two new criminal election fraud cases, including one alleging that a non-U.S. citizen …

Corruption

In Lawrence, Jenkins vents frustration with Congress, shares opinion of Trump

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins told a Rotary Club audience in Lawrence Thursday that she has "never been more frustrated in my life" because of the partisan …

Politics

Grandmother: Church attendance played role in disputed firing in Kobach's office

The grandmother of a woman suing over her 2013 firing from the Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office has testified the woman's failure to go …

Your Turn: Korea, China and a potential catastrophe

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 …

South Korea

Solar eclipse guide: Where to watch, how to watch, and why it's such a big deal

A little primer before Aug. 21's solar eclipse.

Astronomy

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