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Kansas museum reinstalls vandalized Native American exhibit

Oct. 13, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has reinstalled a Native American art exhibit that was vandalized in September. Museum officials announced Wednesday that the exhibit, “Native Hosts” by Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds,...

Police: 2nd Lawrence homicide suspect arrested in Tennessee

Oct. 07, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Marshals have arrested a second suspect in the fatal shooting last month of a Wichita man near the University of Kansas campus, police in Lawrence reported. Andrel Darnell Spates Jr., 19, of Lawrence, was arrested Wednesday in Tennessee,...

Missouri, Kansas college students protest sexual assaults

Oct. 06, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Students gathered Tuesday at college campuses in Missouri and Kansas to protest sexual assaults, joining a wave of demonstrations that have been happening nationwide. The Kansas City Star reports that a demonstration at the University of...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Oct. 05, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. October 3, 2021. Editorial: ‘He grabs me and freakin’ kisses me’: WyCo GOP vice chair accuses JoCo GOP chair Stephanie Cashion, Wyandotte County GOP vice chair, has filed a battery report with Bonner Springs police against...

University of Kansas Native American art exhibit targeted

Sep. 30, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A stolen panel from a Native American art installation at the University of Kansas has been recovered, just weeks after other panels in the exhibit were vandalized, police said Thursday. The panel from the “Native Host” exhibit was reported...

Noted Kansas political scientist Burdett Loomis dies at 76

Sep. 27, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Burdett Loomis, a longtime University of Kansas political scientist, a frequently quoted commentator and author, co-author or editor of more than a dozen books on politics, has died. He was 76. Loomis died Saturday at his Lawrence home, surrounded...

Massage therapist gets 25 years to life for sex crimes

Sep. 24, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a massage therapist to three prison terms of 25 years to life for several sex crimes against five people, including a child and three female soccer players at the University of Kansas. Douglas County Judge Sally Pokorny...

1 suspect arrested in fatal Lawrence shooting of Wichita man

Sep. 18, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence police have arrested one suspect in the shooting death of a 21-year-old Wichita man near the University of Kansas campus and are looking for a second suspect. Police spokesman Patrick Compton said in an email that 18-year-old Javier...

University of Kansas assault claim prompts student sit-in

Sep. 18, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Dozens of University of Kansas students have staged a sit-in in front of the chancellor's office to protest the handling of allegations that a fraternity member sexually assaulted another student. The sit-in Friday follows protests Monday and...

Protesters gather for second straight night at fraternity

Sep. 15, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Crowds gathered to protest for a second straight night at a University of Kansas fraternity house where a member is accused of sexually assaulting another student. The Kansas City Star reports that about 250 people arrived Tuesday on the lawn of...