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Nick Rice was shot and killed in the 1200 block of Oread Avenue on the night of July 20, 1970 — an innocent bystander in a crowd of more than 150 protesters. These key figures were involved in Nick’s life, his death, and the subsequent investigation.
Andromeda’s kittens at 6 weeks old: Their personalities are getting as big as they are, and they get their very own room.
Genesis Health Clubs Management Inc. was fined $15,000 for violating the Kansas No-Call Act, the Attorney General’s office announced on Friday.
A Lawrence family is facing harassment and discrimination, illustrated well by the vandalism of both their Black Lives Matter flag and their rainbow flag. The situation has escalated to the point that they’re living in fear.
“When I answer questions, I attempt to center the most marginalized people — that way the answer applies to everyone, not just white folks,” Cody writes.
A new law now in effect gives Kansans with suspended driver’s licenses a clearer avenue to get back on the road.
Although many Douglas County District Court hearings are still occurring via Zoom videoconferencing, few are now being publicly livestreamed on YouTube, in large part because of the burden to court staff.
The KBI determined that Nick Rice was not the man who tried to torch a car on KU’s campus in July 1970. But following his death, local officials sowed doubt about that fact in public statements. Even five decades later, one former officer likened Rice to BTK or John Wayne Gacy.
“We as businesses, having access to resources and network connections, must do our part to reach a collective solution to the rapid increase in mental illness,” Nate Morsches writes.
Starting next month, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will add about 18 operating hours per week. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. most weekdays.
An effort to pass a bill allowing collegiate student-athletes to receive compensation for their name and likeness in exchange for pushing through a ban on transgender athletes in school sports drew scorn Thursday from Gov. Laura Kelly.
A fire that displaced 10 residents from an apartment building in Lawrence last week was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials, and it caused more than $263K in estimated damages, an official says.
Studies done in past years have demonstrated Black and Hispanic Kansas communities experience infant mortality at a much higher rate than their white counterparts.
Originally, a yearlong interpersonal skills course at Lawrence High focused on helping students with autism develop social skills alongside their peers. Through the years, it’s become a team-building leadership course for all — and an “IPS family.”
Hours after Nick Rice was killed in July 1970, Lawrence police officer Jimmy Joe Stroud asked authorities if he’d be charged with shooting the teen. But then the coverup began.
Five decades later, Stroud still says “They didn’t have no evidence.”
Based on updated recommendations from the CDC, people ages 12-15 can get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in Douglas County starting Thursday.
Melinda Henderson was passionately involved in community affairs, most recently focusing on affordable housing and community issues. She died Tuesday at 68.
Here is a list of the Lawrence summer to-dos that are still enrolling. Find your family’s summer fit and sunny happiness.
Bailey Mareu, of Lawrence, submitted this photo of Wednesday morning’s sunrise to the Times.
Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration revealed plans Wednesday for state agencies to return to normal operations on June 13.
Some protesters tried to set a VW on fire as tensions rose on July 20, 1970. Lawrence police officers fired tear gas, then guns. Suddenly, Nick Rice’s fiancée realized Nick wasn’t holding her hand anymore.
An open house for Monarch Village will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Mask up and come take a tour of the latest Studio 804 project that will provide temporary noncongregate housing for many folks who need it.
After a presentation on racial disparities in bail bonds, the CJCC wants to take a broader look at bond overall, the role it plays, and whether it’s effective in its overall purpose — and drill deeper to get more data.