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A legacy of hope

Erica Souters and her husband Jason still get emotional over the amount of support they receive during their annual charity garage sale. “This event has grown from a couple of tables in my driveway to taking up this entire building up here at the fairgrounds it’s so amazing to see …

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Clinton Marina Prepares For Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is the kick off to summer and boaters are ready to hit the water. Jay Pine is a regular when it comes to boating at the Clinton Lake Marina. “Cruising, fishing, if the water’s warm enough, we’ll float,” said Pine. More than just the regulars come and …

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Lawrence Busker Fest is back in town!

The 10th annual Lawrence Busker Fest gets underway Memorial Day weekend. There are over 20 acts performing on 5 different stages all in downtown Lawrence. You can expect to see musicians, magicians, jugglers, dancers and more! It’s free. For details on the different acts, please go to www.LawrenceBuskerFest.com

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Larned Correctional to become medium-security prison

The state plans to convert the Larned State Hospital into a medium security prison for 18-to-25-year-old inmates. The Kansas Department of Corrections said this week the inmates housed at Larned would have less than three years left to serve. The Hutchinson News reports 150 mental health inmates now at Larned …

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Fight the bite this summer

The Lawrence Douglas County Health Department hosted an event to make sure those in the community are protected from mosquitoes and the diseases they may carry. “I wouldn’t say people need to be worried but they do need to be concerned people do need to be vigilant and minimize the …

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KU welcomes it’s 18th Chancellor

Dr. Douglas Girod was voted as the University of Kansas’ 18th chancellor by the Kanas Board of Regents. Dr. Girod, will take his position, July 1st, replacing Bernadette Gray-Little, who resigned, last year. He is currently the Vice Chancellor for the KU Med Center It’s a position he’s held since …

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Corps notes Dam Safety Awareness Day and water safety

Living with dams is a shared responsibility and requires constant assessment, continuous communication and engagement with local public and emergency management agencies. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, operates and manages 18 dams in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Flood control serves as the primary purpose of …

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Four people charged for Trump graffiti

President Donald Trump’s face made an appearance around downtown early this week. Four people were taken into custody of allegedly tagging buildings with a stencil of president trump’s head. Aaron Bunyar, Joshua Boston, Luke Larson and Connor Clause were charged with criminal damage to propery and graffiti. Three locations along …

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Updated: KU names Med Center Vice Chancellor as new school chancellor

Board of Regents Announce 18th Chancellor of the University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas) – Today the Kansas Board of Regents announced the appointment of Dr. Douglas A. Girod as the 18th Chancellor of the University of Kansas. “I am honored to be here today to make this important announcement. Naming …

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Arrest made in fast food robbery

Lawrence Police have identified the suspect in the aggravated robbery that occurred on May 15th, 2017 at 1501 W. 23rd Street, Long John Silver’s – A&W. 25 year old Marcus X. Young is currently in custody in Kansas City on a warrant issued for his arrest in relation to the …

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