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Man accused of selling fake Tide sentenced to probation

Feb. 19, 2020 9:17 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of selling fake Tide laundry detergent has been fined $1,000 and sentenced to a year of probation. The Kansas attorney general's office say 44-year-old Brian Glenn, of Baldwin City, was sentenced after pleading guilty last week to one misdemeanor county of...

Kansas hires Air Force assistant Wallace for special teams

Feb. 18, 2020 7:04 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has hired Jonathan Wallace to coach special teams and running backs, completing an overhaul of Les Miles' staff as the Jayhawks head into Year 2 of the former national championship-winning coach's regime. Miles announced the hiring in a statement Tuesday. Wallace spent last...

University of Kansas to close older Oliver residence hall

Feb. 18, 2020 11:22 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas will close a residence hall that opened in 1996 because the cost of renovations is prohibitive and the school's nine other residence halls are not full. The university said Friday it has shelved plans to renovate Oliver Hall, which has been closed since the...

Kansas guard Devon Dotson (1) steals the ball from Iowa State guard Prentiss Nixon (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Dotson's 29 points lead No. 3 Kansas past Iowa State, 91-71

Feb. 17, 2020 11:50 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson had watched Iowa State torch the nets in Allen Fieldhouse long enough, so the do-everything Kansas guard began raining down 3-pointers and getting to the rim in what started out as a one-man scoring showcase. The rest of the third-ranked Jayhawks eventually followed his...

Kansas guard Marcus Garrett, right, takes the ball away from Oklahoma forward Kur Kuath (52) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Garrett's career-high 24 points lead No. 3 KU past Oklahoma

Feb. 15, 2020 2:52 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Marcus Garrett has carved out a reputation at Kansas as one of the nation's best defenders, the kind of consummate leader and team-first player just about every team with national title aspirations needs on its roster. He wasn't known as a particularly good 3-point shooter until...

Lawrence officials consider illegal camping ordinance change

Feb. 12, 2020 11:08 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence officials are looking into changing or possibly repealing ordinances that make it illegal to camp or sleep on public land, in city parks and in downtown Lawrence. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that city commissioners discussed the issue Tuesday amid an increased focus on...

Judge throws out lawsuit over arrest at Kansas City library

Feb. 11, 2020 5:12 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a free-speech lawsuit against a former police detective filed by a man who was arrested while questioning a speaker at the Kansas City Public Library in 2016. Chief Judge Beth Phillips ruled that Brent Parsons, a Kansas City Police detective at that...

Lawrence discussing limiting police work with immigration

Feb. 10, 2020 12:35 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence city officials are discussing a draft proposal that would limit how police interact with federal immigration agents. The Lawrence police department has written a draft policy that says local police will not help hold a person based only on whether that person has a federal...

Douglas County making changes after false rape report cases

Feb. 7, 2020 1:17 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Douglas County law enforcement officials are undergoing training and planning to coordinate investigations and prosecutions of sexual assault cases after facing criticism last year for charging women with making false sexual assault complaints. Douglas County District Attorney...

Trial delayed again for man jailed 5 years in murder case

Feb. 4, 2020 1:18 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man who has been jailed for five years awaiting trial in a Lawrence murder case will wait longer, after a judge agreed to more testing of evidence in the case. Rontarus Washington Jr., 23, is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated burglary in the Nov. 7, 2014, death of...