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Jury duty scam reported in Kansas
February 6, 2014
Sedgwick County officials are warning residents about a jury duty scam that has resurfaced in the area and cost one person several hundred dollars.
Neuenswander nominated for state honor for Baldwin City volunteer efforts
February 6, 2014
Bill Neuenswander will quickly dismiss any mention of his nomination for a statewide award for volunteerism. “I’m just one of many people who contribute to worthy causes in this community,” he said when asked about the nomination Thursday.
Baldwin district to have school Friday
February 6, 2014
Baldwin schools will reopen Friday after a three-day shutdown because of this week’s winter storm. Baldwin Superintendent Paul Dorathy said it a statement that a windchill advisory had not be issued for the area for Friday morning, but it would be cold
Kansas House panel OKs gay marriage response
February 6, 2014
An effort to shield individuals, groups and businesses from being forced to participate in same-sex marriages would essentially let government workers discriminate against the couples by citing a religious objection, gay-rights advocates argued Thursday as the measure advanced in the Legislature.
Kansas man sent to jail for throwing cat against wall
February 6, 2014
A Hutchinson man was sentenced to a year in jail after killing a cat by throwing it against a wall.
County looking at budget, purchasing reforms
February 6, 2014
Private entities that receive public money from Douglas County would have to provide more disclosure about how they spend that money under a proposal being considered by the County Commission. Commissioner Mike Gaughan outlined a package of reforms he wants to see enacted in the coming year. Some would apply to items and services purchased directly by county agencies.
Five tips to stay warm with today’s windchills
February 6, 2014
With a wind chill advisory issued by the National Weather Service in Topeka for Lawrence and surrounding areas today into Thursday, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is reminding residents to keep safe and warm. “Winter weather can be extremely dangerous, especially for infants and older adults,” said Kim Ens, a registered nurse who directs the department’s clinic services.