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Video: Young man runs up to Lawrence home, smashes pumpkins then takes off

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Video a Lawrence man posted to Facebook Thursday is getting a lot of views. Chris Leiszler's two young sons. Chris Leiszler posted a 19-second video showing a young man deliberately smashing the pumpkins sitting on his front porch along with a photo of his two young sons looking an

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-10-22 18:37:34

From Vietnam to Lawrence: How one international student has adapted to life at KU

When Josh Rhodes walked into his suite on the 10th floor of Ellsworth hall for the first time ever, he walked into something he didn’t expect at all. On move-in day, Rhodes walked into what he suspected to be an empty suite to find someone was already moved in.That person was Mihn Yu, a freshman int

UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN - 2018-10-22 22:15:00

‘Police presence’ at Free State High as officials investigate threatening message on voicemail

“We have a police presence on campus,” he said in the email, sent just before 10 a.m. “We will be vigilant in ensuring our daily safety precautions are in place and watchful of anything suspicious or out of the ordinary.”

LJWORLD - 2018-10-23 11:44:00

Town Talk | Car dealer closes 23rd Street location as part of new plan; a self-storage business with a twist

Several readers have asked what is going on with the Auto Exchange used-car lot at 23rd and Haskell. It indeed has closed, but the company has not. Natalie Duncan, comptroller for Lawrence’s Auto Exchange, told me the 23rd Street closure was part of a plan to actually expand the company’s service de

LJWORLD - 2018-10-22 12:51:00

Trash truck hits, injures Shawnee woman Tuesday, police say

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— A trash truck struck and injured a pedestrian Tuesday morning in Shawnee, police said.A 37-year-old driver from Tonganoxie was backing up the truck after collecting trash on a dead-end street when he collided with a 69-year-old Shawnee woman, police said. The crash occurred in the

KSHB.COM - 2018-10-23 16:55:05

Pumpkin vandal smashes Halloween spirit

Chris Leiszler was out in downtown Lawrence with his family on Oct. 18 when he’d received a notification that there was motion in front of his home.Leiszler unlocked his phone and watched live as a young man he didn’t know walked up to his family’s porch. The young man quickly picked up the three pu

UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN - 2018-10-23 19:15:00

Medical Technologist Job in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas - Department of the Army - LemonWire

Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g.,

LEMONWIRE.COM - 2018-10-23 14:10:10

Lawrence students slightly improve ACT score, outperform state, national peers

Last week, Julie Boyle, the district’s communications director, shared a news release that ACT provided detailing the results of 495 Free State High School and Lawrence High School 2018 seniors who took the ACT. The tests in English, math, reading and science are designed to determine the readiness

LJWORLD - 2018-10-23 15:52:00

KU law instructor, KCMO councilman and mayoral candidate arrested in Lawrence on suspicion of DUI

A University of Kansas law lecturer and Kansas City, Mo., city councilman who’s running for mayor of that city was arrested overnight in downtown Lawrence, according to jail records.


Ahead of her Lawrence visit, Phoebe Robinson of ‘2 Dope Queens’ explains how everything is trash

Phoebe Robinson has been successful in various kinds of comedy, whether the forum is standup, podcasts, television or writing.

LJWORLD - 2018-10-22 14:44:00

Previously deported lawn worker paid girl $9 for sex act on Lawrence school grounds

The man paid the girl $9 cash, even though she’d asked for $15, because that was all he had in his pocket, he told police investigators afterward.


Raw video: Shawnee man struck and killed by vehicle backing out of driveway

A 26-year-old Shawnee man died Monday morning when a car backing up in a driveway struck and killed him. The crash occurred about 9:20 a.m. in the 23500 block of W. 73rd Street.

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-10-22 16:59:00

Second teen suspect charged in murder of 15-year-old will stand trial as adult

Xavier I. Jones faces charges of second degree murder, first degree assault first degree robbery and three counts of armed criminal action for the murder of 15-year-old Jesus Reyes and wounding another 16-year-old victim after they were shot inside a vehicle in the area of 16th Terrace and Benningto

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-10-22 20:27:47

Person killed in KCPD van wreck was a Shawnee Mission South High School student

The person killed in awreck involving a Kansas City police vanSunday has been identified as a Shawnee Mission South High School student.Shawnee Mission School District officials confirmed Monday that Chandan Rajanna, a senior at Shawnee Mission South, died in the multiple-vehicle crash.The wreckoccu

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-10-22 11:26:00

Affidavit: Calling self ‘a monster,’ Lawrence man admits to long-running sexual abuse of girl

When police confronted him with a girl’s allegations that he raped and otherwise molested her for years, Dustyn D. Polk responded that he was “a monster,” according to investigators.


Sheriff’s office ‘extremely concerned,’ reviewing protocol in wake of reported sex acts between deputy and inmate

Channel also explained how the Douglas County Jail’s work-release program is supposed to work — which, according to accusations against the deputy, is not what happened in this case.

LJWORLD - 2018-10-22 15:56:00

Explore Lawrence to move visitor center downtown

To serve the visitors of Lawrence, Explore Lawrence needs to move its visitor information center to where they are, said Michael Davidson, executive director of the organization.

LJWORLD - 2018-10-22 00:00:00

One dead in I-435 fatal crash near Arrowhead Stadium

A fatal crash on Interstate 435 near the Raytown Road exit has shut down traffic.KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- One person is dead in a fatal crash on Interstate 435 near the Raytown Road exit.The incident has shut down traffic in the area.The call came out at 4:05 p.m.Authorities are on the scene.The sc


City and university transit recommending a new contractor to operate buses

A Lawrence Transit System bus stops just south of Seventh and Vermont streets, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.

LJWORLD - 2018-10-22 11:47:00

Lawrence man pleads no contest to molesting girl with disability

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas man has pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl with a mental disability. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that 39-year-old Steven Capps, of Lawrence, entered the plea Thursday, and was convicted of two felony counts of aggravated indecent libert