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Accused thief back in jail, less than two weeks after being freed by jury

Matthew Reynard's freedom was short-lived. Less than two weeks after a jury acquitted him in a theft case and he was released from jail for the first time in months, Reynard got arrested again this week on suspicion of ... theft. Reynard, 37, of Lawrence, was booked into jail early Tuesday morning

LJWORLD - 2017-11-22 18:17:00

Editorial: Celebrating what binds us

Thanksgiving offers us the chance to remember that for which we truly are blessed. That may seem difficult given the partisanship that divides our country, our state, our community and sometimes even our families. For those facing just such a quandary today, rest easy knowing that the nearly four-ce

LJWORLD - 2017-11-23 00:00:00

Teen testifies about sexual assault by man she met at Lawrence college bar; judge orders suspect to stand trial on 2 counts of rape

After hearing a teen tearfully describe the "blur" of a night on which she said she was led away from a Lawrence bar and raped, a judge ordered the accused man to stand trial on not one but two counts of rape. The incident happened in September 2016, and 21-year-old Albert N. Wilson of Lawrence was

LJWORLD - 2017-11-22 19:22:40

Lawrence veterinarian: Holidays can be hazardous for pets

Your dog is probably going to beg for scraps on Thanksgiving. But indulging him can be bad for his well-being - and potentially your wallet. That's according to longtime Lawrence veterinarian Herschel Lewis, who expects he'll see an uptick in holiday-related pet emergencies this Thanksgiving. And L

LJWORLD - 2017-11-22 15:22:29

Lawrence shelter director to take over DCF

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW/AP) - A Lawrence children's shelter director will be the next leader of a troubled state agency that's tasked with protecting youth from abuse and neglect. Gina Meier-Hummel was tapped to take over the Dept. of Children and Families on December 1, a week from Friday, Lt. Gov. Jeff

WIBW - 2017-11-22 20:50:00

County Road 458 reopening after monthslong closure

The construction zone barricades on County Road 458 west of U.S. Highway 59 will come down at 5 p.m. today. Chad Voigt, Douglas County Public Works deputy director, said he confirmed late Wednesday afternoon the road would be reopened. The road has been closed since mid-June as crews worked to impro

LJWORLD - 2017-11-22 15:41:47

KU asks for over $800 to produce emails on closed Zuckerberg appearance

The University told the Kansan on Wednesday that it will take over 13 total hours and cost $838.60 to produce emails from administrators related to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's appearance at the University - an invite-only event that media were barred from attending. The Kansan filed a request

UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN - 2017-11-22 19:15:00

3 men ordered to stand trial in Lawrence Motel 6 murder; witnesses describe 'bros' night' that ended in shootout

The first police officer on the scene of a fatal shooting inside a North Lawrence motel recalled a haze of smoke and the smell of burnt gunpowder in the hall. Inside room 308, she found three men shot and bleeding and another man frantic and pacing, still on the phone with 911. "There were multiple

LJWORLD - 2017-11-21 12:49:55

Police Beat - Franklin Favorite: Local News

The driver of the vehicle, Michael D. Hargis, 61, of Franklin, was charged with failure to or improper signal, possession of a controlled substance -- cocaine, second-degree possession of a controlled substance -- drug unspecified and third-degree possession of a controlled substance -- drug unspeci

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

News Briefs - Franklin Favorite: Local News

Simpson County Extension Homemakers are selling bags of Schermer's Pecans at the office located at 300 N. Main St. in Franklin. The 16-ounce bags cost $25 for two or $15 for one. They have pecan halves and pieces; however, supplies for halves are limited and need to be reserved by calling 270-586-44

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Holiday guesting 101 - Franklin Favorite: Features

If you manage to avoid hosting duties this holiday season, you may be dodging some of the hardest work, but remember that being a good guest goes beyond arriving on time and taking your shoes off at the door. This holiday season, ensure your host gets to enjoy the festivities by putting these ideas

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Nonprofits take part in Giving Tuesday

Franklin residents have a chance to support local non-profit organizations on Tuesday, Nov. 28 as part of Giving Tuesday, an annual charity contribution drive that has raised millions for non-profits around the world. The Simpson County Literacy Center provides basic education to over 150 adults ann

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Quarles urges veteran farmers to participate in the 2017 Ag Census

FRANKFORT -- Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles today encouraged Kentucky military veterans who are farmers to respond to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, a snapshot of American agriculture taken every five years. "Many veterans are finding that farming provides a way for them to continue their se

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Thanksgiving, the oldest American-based holiday

This week, as we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, it is worth noting that we're just four years away from the 400th anniversary of the original famous feast enjoyed by the Pilgrims and the Native Americans who helped them weather especially tough times. What has become the o

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Latham, McKinney selected to All-Star Team

Franklin-Simpson Wildcats' middle school football team players Keaton Latham and Tae McKinney were selected as members of the Kentucky All-Stars 7th Grade Team. Both players were selected in the running back position. They traveled to Campbellsville University to try out and became two out of 90 pla

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Toys for Tots collection underway

Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas, was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks. In Franklin, Toys for Tots boxes for collection of new unwrapped toys for age

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

BCH announces site for Lafayette rehab hospital

Boulder Community Health has announced the location of its planned rehabilitation hospital, being developed in partnership with Albuquerque, N.M.-based Ernest Health. The 40-bed facility will be built on 8.4 acres at State Highway 287 and Old Laramie Trail in Lafayette, officials disclosed Monday. T


Beer Calendar: Bonzo, God Complex and Black Friday Tappings

Left Hand Brewing If Left Hand Brewing's lawsuit against craft-brewing yeast supplier White Labs ever goes to trial, the court room is going to look more like a lab than a legal proceeding, with all the microbiology expert witnesses showing up. Colorado's fourth largest independent brewery has accus

WESTWORD - 2017-11-22 16:30:00

Hung jury declared in Longmont assault case; new trial scheduled

Attorneys are seeking a new trial in the case of a Longmont man accused of stabbing his mother's boyfriend in the neck. Last week, a hung jury was declared after the five-day trial of Refugio Guevara, 23, according to the Boulder County District Attorney's Office. Jurors could not agree on whether

LONGMONT DAILY TIMES-CALL - 2017-11-22 22:01:02

Michelle Orge: Community, Camera deliver

"This is my favorite thing of the year we do!" That's what Lee and Mary Ann's granddaughter cheerfully declared as she meticulously stacked low-sodium pinto beans, organic almond butter and no sugar added juice onto a pallet. It was day four of the Let's Bag Hunger Food & Fund Drive, and all three g

DAILY CAMERA - 2017-11-23 01:10:49