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Azubuike leads No. 4 Kansas to 75-63 win over E Tennessee St

Nov. 20, 2019 7:47 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The buzzer had just sounded on another win for Kansas when coach Bill Self collared East Tennessee State guard Bo Hodges in front of his bench and whispered something in his ear. Then he did the same to the Buccaneers’ Tray Boyd III. “He was just saying we’re a...

Kansas researcher denies working for Chinese university

Nov. 18, 2019 1:50 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An associate professor in Kansas accused of secretly working for a Chinese university contends in a court filing that a visiting scholar fabricated the allegations against him after unsuccessfully trying to extort him for $300,000. Attorneys for Feng “Franklin” Tao filed...

Day care worker gets 10-year term in Kansas baby’s death

Nov. 18, 2019 1:24 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman convicted in the killing of a 9-month-old boy at a Kansas day care has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Forty-five-year-old Carrody Melissa Buchhorn was found guilty in July of second-degree murder in the September 2016 death of Oliver Ortiz at the Sunshine Kids...

Moss leads No. 5 Kansas to 112-57 romp over Monmouth

Nov. 15, 2019 10:56 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas was seconds away from another lopsided win in Allen Fieldhouse when Monmouth’s George Papas stole the ball from freshman Tristan Enaruna and ran the other way for a dunk, triggering a minor scuffle under the bucket. It was the most fight the Hawks showed all night....

City of Lawrence joins coalition erecting lynching memorial

Nov. 15, 2019 3:40 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The city of Lawrence has joined a community coalition to memorialize the lynching of three black men near downtown in 1882. The Lawrence chapter of the NAACP is working with the Equal Justice Initiative to erect a historical marker with information about the lynching, The Lawrence...

Drug charges dropped against Lawrence CBD store owner

Nov. 15, 2019 1:31 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped felony drug charges against the owners of a Kansas CBD store for selling hemp flower, which looks and smells like marijuana but contains only trace amounts of THC, the compound that gives pot its high. Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson’s...

Kansas pieces together 3-man class amid NCAA allegations

Nov. 14, 2019 4:12 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self knew it was important to fill the majority of his upcoming recruiting class during the early signing period, given the uncertainty that surrounds the Jayhawks when it comes to potential NCAA violations. The school was hit with a series of allegations earlier...

Suspect in Lawrence bar shooting dies

Nov. 13, 2019 6:23 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 30-year-old man who was a suspect in a shooting outside at Lawrence bar has died. Lawrence police say Wednesday that Terry Dean Scearce III, of Lawrence, died from a gunshot wound after a shooting early Sunday in the parking lot of Playerz Sports Bar. The Lawrence Journal-World...

Temple Grandin to receive Dole Leadership Prize

Nov. 12, 2019 12:18 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Dole Institute of Politics says Temple Grandin will receive the 2019 Dole Leadership Prize. Grandin is an animal science professor at Colorado State University and an advocate for people with autism. She will accept the award Dec. 11 at the institute. She is best known for her...

3 people wounded in shooting outside Lawrence sports bar

Nov. 10, 2019 11:44 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting outside a Lawrence sports bar that left three people wounded. Lawrence Police say the shooting was reported around 2 a.m. Sunday outside the Playerz Sports Bar on the city's east side. Officers found an injured man and woman with...