The Lawrence Police Department issued more than 200 citations during its participation in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign. The weeklong campaign targeted drunken driving and seat belt enforcement. It was funded by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation and ran from Nov. 19 through Nov. 25. The following 230 citations were issued: [...]
A new pilot program through the KU Center for Sustainability aims to make Fraser Hall a greener and more efficient building. The pilot is part of the Changing Excellence initiative “designed to address opportunities for energy conservation and the goals of the Campus Sustainability Plan,” according to the project proposal. “There are some obvious financial [...]
After a Labor Day trip away, Chris Ackerson opened the gate to the backyard of his Lawrence house that he’d rented for more than a year. After a long car ride, his two dogs needed to use the restroom. As Ackerson, a Wichita junior, made his way into his backyard Sept. 3 on the 1800 [...]
The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday charged a University student with four counts of attempted aggravated robbery. Jaden Mackey, a 19-year-old from Wichita, was arrested in the 1100 block of Tennessee Street Saturday at about 2 a.m. According to court documents, he allegedly attempted to rob four people, including two University students Friday [...]
For Becky Allen, a sophomore from Topeka, there’s no tailgating or attending University home football games. She works every home game at Memorial Stadium instead. Allen has found other ways to celebrate the football team — with her boobs. She took to Twitter this weekend to show her support for the team by showing off [...]
An 18-year-old KU student was struck by a SUV and critically injured Sunday morning on the 1600 block of Tennessee Street after attending a house party. Colby Liston, a freshman from Derby, was getting a ride from the party when he was pinned between two SUVs at 1:26 a.m. He was attempting to get into [...]
Lots of college students like to think alcohol is easily accessible and at their fingertips around Lawrence. But for students hosting parties or those who aren’t yet part of the 21 club, there are numerous law enforcement agencies and a task force directed at keeping alcohol out of underage hands. The Lawrence Police Department wanted [...]
Despite students’ absence from the University and Lawrence this summer, crime continued as usual. April 28. A former University law student driving the wrong way on Interstate 670 collided head-on with another vehicle, killing the other vehicle’s driver. In May, Robert Domsch, a 25-year-old from Shawnee, was charged with involuntary manslaughter. The crash victim was [...]
After overflowing with yellow construction tape and crews most of the summer, the Wescoe Beach terrace is scheduled to re-open to foot-traffic tomorrow. The Wescoe Beach Renovation project updates Wescoe’s nearly 40-year-old exterior. Former Student Body President Libby Johnson led the way to pass the project in May, dubbing Wescoe Beach an “eye-sore.” Construction was [...]
A University employee was recently terminated after being sentenced to 32 months in prison for aggravated sexual battery Aug. 10 in Douglas County District Court. Gary Baker, a 50-year-old former supervisor in facilities operations, admitted to touching a 20-year-old Lawrence woman with “intent to arouse or satisfy (his) sexual desires,” during his July 13 guilty [...]
A trial has been scheduled for Aug. 13.
A student awoke early this morning to spot a thief in the act of stealing his computer.
As the men’s basketball team’s tournament run ended, so did the Twitter trend of #kuboobs.
The 49-year-old Lawrence man will appear in court May 9.
An alert tone and test message will be heard both inside and outside campus buildings at 12:30 p.m.
Energy-industry professionals and University students come together to discuss hydraulic fracturing, a process of obtaining natural gas.