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A look at Lawrence's high gas prices and an update on plans for a Casey's store | Town Talk

I’m not exactly sure where, but somewhere along Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence there is a magic gas portal. You pass through it heading east, and gas becomes a lot cheaper. Heading west it becomes a lot more expensive.

LJWORLD - 2018-06-22 13:50:00

Suspect arrested in toddler's shooting death in Lawrence last fall

The shooting occurred on Sept. 22 of last year. According to LPD, they responded to reports of a shooting at a home in the 600 block of North Michigan, around 10:30 a.m. that day.

WIBW - 2018-06-22 15:51:00

Jurors deliberating involuntary manslaughter case of man who accidentally shot friend at party

Contributed and Journal-World File Photos.Enlarge photo.At left is Lei-Ala A. Turner, who was fatally shot shortly after 11 p.m. on Dec. 27 at 2310 W. 26th St., the August Place Apartments in south Lawrence, shown at right.

LJWORLD - 2018-06-22 10:49:13

Lawrence man pleads guilty to molesting 7-year-old, faces life in prison

This week in Douglas County District Court, Clinton Laing pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, according to Cheryl Wright Kunard, assistant to Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson.

LJWORLD - 2018-06-21 14:50:24

Involuntary manslaughter trial underway for Lawrence man accused of shooting woman at apartment party

The state alleges that reckless actions by Willie K. Franklin, 28, of Lawrence, are to blame for the shooting that killed 30-year-old Lei-Ala Turner, also of Lawrence, on Dec. 27, 2017, at her sister’s home at August Place Apartments, 2310 W. 26th St. Franklin is charged with involuntary manslaughte


Famous Goodyear blimp makes a stop in Topeka

"We do practice, a lot, with emergency procedures," said Jay Purdue, the Senior Pilot. "Things that can go wrong if things should ever go wrong but their practiced ad naeseum so there's no chance of ever really encountering something."

WIBW - 2018-06-22 16:47:00

Dogs rescued from dog fighting available for adoption in Lawrence

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -Five dogs rescued from dog fighting are available for adoption in Lawrence.The ASPCA rescued the pit bull mixes last year. They are now available at theLawrence Humane Society.The ASPCA says the dogs have made a healthy recovery and opened up to show their unique personalities a

WIBW - 2018-06-22 16:41:00

Lawrence, Douglas County planners want your feedback on bikeways

The purpose of the plan is to "develop a low-stress bicycle network that can make bicycling an attractive choice for transportation," according to the city's website,lawrenceks.org.

LJWORLD - 2018-06-21 21:29:55

Candle blamed in fire that destroyed Lawrence motel

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A candle left unattended is blamed for a fire that destroyed the main building of a motel in Lawrence, Kansas.


Lawrence police blotter for June 21 | Lights & Sirens

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 290 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and genera


Overland Park police looking for missing 86-year-old woman

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Police in Overland Park are asking for the public's help locating a missing 86-year-old woman with a history of medical issues.Police say Joanne Wilson hasn't been seen since 11 a.m. Thursday on the 9100 block W. 8th Terrace in Overland Park. She was heading to the Hy-Vee at 95th a

KSHB.COM - 2018-06-22 00:31:24

Separate pleas entered in drug case

An Emporia couple arrested in a May narcotics investigation waived their rights to a preliminary hearing and entered separate pleas Wednesday morning in Lyon County District Court.On May 1, law enforcement officers seized more than 50 marijuana plants from the home of William and Octavia Ellis at 14

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2018-06-21 14:30:00

Judge revokes probation, sends ‘dangerous person’ convicted in Tinder beating and kidnapping case to prison

Instead, on Wednesday she revoked Allen’s probation and sent him directly to prison to serve the 27-month sentence she’d previously suspended by granting him probation. Minus eight months Allen spent jailed while his 2016 case was pending, he’ll be in prison for the next year and a half.

LJWORLD - 2018-06-21 14:19:17

We Apologize To Our Inmates For The Non-Gender-Neutral Language – PreOccupied Territory

On behalf of all the employees and outside contractors operating this facility, we hereby extend our sincere apologies to any resident of this prison who has taken offense at the institution’s use of gender-specific formulations in signage, forms, instructions, disciplinary talks, or other forms of

PREOCCUPIEDTERRITORY.COM - 2018-06-21 16:24:51

Man charged in connection with reported stabbing near downtown Lawrence

Officers arrested one person on suspicion of aggravated battery, and the victim’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Rhoads said.


GEICO Creating 500 Jobs At New Lenexa, Kansas Service Center

GEICO, the second-largest private passenger auto insurer and one of the fastest-growing major auto insurers in the U.S., will open a new service center and create 500 new jobs over the next five years in Lenexa, KS.

BUSINESSFACILITIES.COM - 2018-06-21 17:21:31

Overnight storm topples trees in Baldwin City

The storm went through the southern end of Topeka and the south side of Clinton Lake before hitting Baldwin City about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, said meteorologist Kris Sanders of the National Weather Service in Topeka. After dropping about three-quarters of an inch of rain it moved on and quickly began


Charges upgraded for Topeka man accused in SE Lafayette homicide

TOPEKA (WIBW)--A Topeka man now faces murder charges, for a shooting that claimed the life of one victim, several days later.


City leaders question study results for bus transfer hub location

One of the recommendations, on Stewart Avenue, is one block north of a site recommended by a 2014 location study. As was the case then, some residents of the nearby Schwegler Neighborhood oppose the location, citing concerns about noise, traffic and safety. Residents submitted a petition to the comm


Tuition will rise by 2.8 percent for Lawrence campus students

The tuition for students at KU's Lawrence campus will be going up by 2.8 percent in fiscal year 2019. But, it could’ve been worse, according to the Kansas Board of Regents.The Regents met on Wednesday at their office in Topeka where they voted on tuition and fee increases across all six of the regen