Suspect Named After Infant Found in Dumpster

Two weeks after an infant was recovered from a trash receptacle in the 2500 block of 6th street on July 7, a suspect is in custody for the incident. The Lawrence Police Department have Marquis Jamall Young, 27, of Lawrence in custody. He is the child’s stepfather, and will be charged by the Douglas County Attorney with attempted…

KU Architecture Class Unveils Sustainable House

A KU Architecture class unveiled a new, sustainable house for sale in east Lawrence, at 12th and Pennsylvania. The cedar-sided house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, is ADA Accessible and has solar panels on the roof. The house was built by the class of Studio 804 with an associated non-profit corporation. There is currently…

Several New Restaurants Open in Lawrence

Several restaurants are opening their doors in Lawrence over the next few weeks, including Popeyes, Which Wich, Raising Canes and Texas Roadhouse. Popeyes and Which Wich are in their final weeks of construction, and both are located on 25th and Iowa. Just a block away on 24th and Iowa is Raising Canes, which opened yesterday….

Lawrence School Board Decides to Not Recommend Ban of Confederate Flag

The Lawrence School Board has decided to not recommend an outright ban of the Confederate flag. The School Board Advisory Committee decided to instead draft a policy recommendation that broadens the school’s definition of discrimination to include symbols that convey hate messages. The new policy would also include protection against microagressions. The committee plans to finish…

Crime Alert: Attempted Robbery on May 1

The Lawrence Police Department received a report of an attempted robbery between 10:40 and 10:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. A female student reported she was walking int he 1100 block of Louisiana when an unknown male pushed her down and tried to take her backpack. The male ran from the area. If you have…

Finals Week Bus Service Changes

In order to help students arrive on campus in time for 7:30 a.m. final exams, the following transit routes will start early May 9-13: Route 11:  Service will begin at the normal time, 6:03 a.m. from 31st & Iowa. Route 27:  Service will start at 6:25 a.m. from Haskell University. Route 29:  Service will begin…

Kansas Lawmakers Pass $6.3 Billion Budget

Kansas Lawmakers ended the 2016 session early this morning after passing a $6.3 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. However, the state’s continued inability to meet revenue projections has left the state $290 million short. Lawmakers delayed a $96 million payment to the state’s pension system until June of 2018. Governor Sam Brownback will…

Lawrence Police Department to Host ‘Tweet-Along’

In an effort to increase engagement with Lawrence citizens, the Lawrence Police Department will host their first ‘Tweet-Along’ this Thursday. A uniformed officer and a ride-along officer will live tweet throughout the day, giving followers an exclusive “day in the life” of a Lawrence police officer. Sergeant Amy Rhoads said the Tweet-Along will help the…

New Municipal Court Citation Policy Being Considered

A new policy regarding municipal court citations is being considered by Lawrence City Officials. The talk of a policy change stems from a review by the Lawrence Journal-World that said police officers voided citations without proper approval. The Lawrence Police Department is working to make these improvements.  

Lawrence Humane Society Wins $250,000 Grant to Improve Care

Just days after KUJH reported that the Lawrence Humane Society is experiencing an upward swing in adoption rates, the shelter has received $250,000 in grant money. The money was won through a Petco Foundation award and will go toward improving the medical and behavioral care of the animals. “We’re hoping by increasing behavioral work we’re…

Multimodal Transportation Plans Move Forward

The Lawrence Transit System and KU on Wheels have applied for a federal USDOT TIGER grant for a proposed multimodal transfer center and parking garage on KU’s campus. The center would add new parking and bicycle storage, pedestrian accommodations, as well as act as a new transit transfer center for KU and Lawrence buses. “KU…

LPD Accountability and Force Report Released

The Lawrence Police Department released its annual taser, accountability and use of force reports for 2015. There were 15 total complaints filed last year, three of which involved excessive force and two involved racial profiling. Of the 15 complaints, three resulted in disciplinary action. A new use of force policy was implemented this year in…

Students Experiencing Issues As Rental Season Approaches

As apartment and house rental season approaches, many students have had issues arise with their rental properties. Student Legal Services said they see at least two students per day regarding problems with landlords or rental properties. Some common problems students run into are critter infestations and mold growth. Chief Litigation Attorney Bill Larzalere said students…

Senators Meeting Today to Discuss State Budget

The Kansas Center for Economic Growth said the state should eliminate its tax cuts enacted in 2012 and 2013. The group is blaming the cuts for an estimated $290 million hole in the state budget. Brownback’s spokeswoman said reversing an income tax break for business owners would not help Kansas maintain a pro-growth environment. Brownback…

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