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Regents approve next step in developing a dental school at

Topeka The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., may be one step closer to housing a school of dentistry in the near future. The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved spending $2.5 million to have architects draw up plans for converting the old Dyke Library on that campus

LJWORLD - 2017-09-20 18:32:40

Lawrence discussion aims to educate others about sanctuary citie - KCTV5

Across the country, people are talking about sanctuary cities and if they should even be legal. And in Lawrence Wednesday night, another conversation will take place to educate people about them. The people behind the conversation say they've been working on this for more than a year now. The hope i

KCTV 5 - 2017-09-21 00:22:00

2nd man arrested in Lawrence motel slaying

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - A second man now faces a murder charge in connection with a homicide earlier this month at a Lawrence motel. According to the Lawrence Police Dept., Shawn Kariem Smith, Jr., was arrested last Friday in his hometown in Kansas City, Missouri. Smith, 18, has now been booked into

WIBW - 2017-09-21 20:42:00

Second arrest made in connection to deadly Lawrence motel shooting

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Lawrence Police say a second arrest has been made in connection with the deadly shooting at a Lawrence motel September 2nd. Authorities say Shawn Kariem Smith Jr.,18, was arrested Friday in Kansas City, MO. He was brought in to the Douglas County Jail on a probable cause w

WIBW - 2017-09-21 19:59:00

Police investigating Lawrence shooting that led to multi-county chase

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - A Lawrence shooting Wednesday night sent one man to the hospital and led to a chase that stretched into Leavenworth Co. The Lawrence Police Dept. says their officers responded around 9:15 p.m. to multiple reports of a shooting in the 100 block of N. Michigan Street. One calle

WIBW - 2017-09-21 18:46:00

1 person injured after Lawrence shooting

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) - Police report one person was injured by an apparent gunshot wound after a shooting in Lawrence. The Lawrence Police Department reports around 9:17 Wednesday night, officers were sent to the 100 block of North Michigan Street regarding multiple calls regarding gunshots in the

KSNT - 2017-09-21 18:02:25

Second arrest made in deadly shooting at Lawrence motel

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) - Lawrence Police report they have arrested a second suspect believed to have been involved in a deadly shooting at a Lawrence motel. The Lawrence Police Department said Shawn Kariem Smith Jr., 18, of Kansas City, Missouri, was booked into the Douglas County Jail Wednesday on c

KSNT - 2017-09-21 17:38:53

Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and others played in Lawrence during the '90s

For decades, Lawrence has been a hub for musicians to play their music to crowds of all sizes. Lawrence is home to multiple venues, including The Granada, Liberty Hall and The Bottleneck. The music scene is constantly shifting, and local bands, along with better-known ones, tend to find their way to

UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN - 2017-09-21 19:15:00

IT company buying west Lawrence building to expand; plans filed for new indoor baseball facility; Cottonwood to honor businesses

Often I need something akin to divine intervention to get my computer to work properly, so perhaps it is fitting that a growing IT company is buying a west Lawrence church building to expand its business. (Note: I have found pouring holy water on your keyboard is largely counterproductive.) A group

LJWORLD - 2017-09-21 19:04:00

20 years later, former school board members discuss the opening of Lawrence Free State

From the time the Lawrence Public School system was chartered in 1860 until 1997, Lawrence High School was the only public high school in the City. When, the school board proposed building a second high school in 1990, they were met with resistance. For many, the high school was a major part of the

UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN - 2017-09-21 11:00:00

Man shot Wednesday night in northern Lawrence; 3 people detained following chase

A shooting in northern Lawrence Wednesday night injured one man and led to a highway pursuit of a vehicle seen in the area. Lawrence police were called to the 100 block of North Michigan Street around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday after callers reported hearing multiple rounds of gunshots in the area, accordi

LJWORLD - 2017-09-21 11:05:40

Author Maria Polonchek's reading in Lawrence to focus on parenting as an atheist

Maria Polonchek did not have an answer when her young son asked her, "Is God everywhere?" "It's shocking how early kids start asking about things like that," Polonchek said. As an atheist, Polonchek was not sure where to find help answering these types of questions. She searched for resources on sec

LJWORLD - 2017-09-21 08:45:18

Feds charge man with producing child porn, allegedly using teens in Lawrence

A Lawrence man has been charged with multiple counts of producing child pornography, allegedly using teenagers in Lawrence, according to a newly filed federal indictment. Ryan Andrew Rivera, 21, was charged Wednesday in a superseding indictment with three counts of using a child to produce child po

LJWORLD - 2017-09-20 18:39:05

Multimillion-dollar plant at Lawrence landfill gives old trash a new purpose

The tons of trash buried in the Hamm landfill north of Lawrence are now a source of energy. A new multimillion-dollar plant at the landfill has begun collecting the harmful greenhouse gas produced by rotting trash and turning it into fuel for natural-gas-powered vehicles. At a ribbon-cutting ceremo

LJWORLD - 2017-09-20 17:23:52

New methane plant at Lawrence landfill turns trash into fuel

(File Photo) LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A new $20 million methane plant at a landfill in Lawrence is turning trash into an energy source. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the plant at the Hamm landfill has begun collecting harmful greenhouse gas produced by rotting trash and turning it into fuel for

KSNT - 2017-09-21 20:32:04

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell apologizes for off-air rant

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, Lawrence O'Donnell attends the 12th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York. The MSNBC anchor apologized on Sept. 20, 2017, after clips surfaced of him profanely yelling at staffers in between segments of his prime-time program.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invi

KSNT - 2017-09-21 19:22:56

Sanctuary forum brings together diverse community

At the Lawrence Public Library on Wednesday night, a panel of four experts on different aspects of sanctuary past and present gathered to answer questions and discuss the ideas behind sanctuary with a group of 30 to 40 attendees from the Lawrence community. The event was put together by the Universi

UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN - 2017-09-21 22:35:00

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 - was formally charged Thursday with first-degree murder instead. Steven A. Drake III, 20, is accused of killing 26-year-old Bryce Holladay, of Lawrenc

LJWORLD - 2017-09-21 16:13:56

Film professor to collaborate with Spike Lee, Jordan Peele on upcoming film 'Black Klansman'

University film professor Kevin Willmott has been picked as a writer for the upcoming film "Black Klansman." The film will cover the story of Ron Stallworth, a black police officer from Colorado who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in 1978. Wilmott will work alongside director Jordan Peele and Spike Lee

UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN - 2017-09-21 20:50:00

'Shut Up & Write' allows graduate students to write without distraction

You don't have to be from a certain department to participate, you don't need to write well, and you don't even have to sign up: just show up, shut up and write. Shut Up & Write, exclusively for graduate students, began Sept. 5 at the University and will continue to take place on the first Tuesday o

UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN - 2017-09-21 20:30:00