Update: Tornado seriously injures 3 people in Kansas

U.S. 05/29/19, 09:33

The Latest on severe weather in the Midwest (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Officials say three people in Douglas County, west of Kansas City, Kansas, were seriously injured by a strong tornado that struck near the college town of Lawrence. The tornado touched down Tuesday night in a neighborhood south of Lawrence, which ...

Kansas announces extension of deal with Adidas through 2031

Sports 04/24/19, 13:19

The University of Kansas and Adidas announced Wednesday an extension of their contract through 2031, despite an FBI investigation centered on the footwear and apparel company that cast a negative light on the Jayhawks' athletic programs. The Jayhawks have worn Adidas gear since 2005. The original eight-year agreement was extended by ...

Kansas couple designs covered wagons for ‘glamping’

U.S. 04/20/19, 11:06

A Kansas couple is turning the concept of covered wagons that pioneers once used to journey west into a luxury experience for campers who want to enjoy nature without sacrificing the comforts of electricity and spacious beds. Dennis and Donna Steinman have built their first 26- by 10-foot (8- by 3-meter) ...

Les Miles trying to get Kansas ahead of the curve

Football 04/11/19, 11:49

Among all the changes that have taken place at Kansas since Les Miles was hired to resurrect the moribund football program, the easiest to notice is the title of the spring game.It's called "Late Night Under the Lights."Might as well try to channel whatever you can from your powerhouse basketball ...

Bill Self may be in the midst of best coaching job at Kansas

Sports 03/18/19, 14:32

Bill Self has taken three teams to the Final Four and won a national title, he has more Big 12 championship rings than fingers and a national coach of the year award sits in his office.This season may have been his finest coaching job at Kansas.Once the nation's No. 1 ...

Shop owners frustrated with natural gas disaster response

Business 03/06/19, 16:07

Small business owners in a Massachusetts city rocked by natural gas explosions Sept. 13 say they're frustrated at the response from local officials and the utility company to blame for the disaster.Grocery, salon and other shop owners complained at a forum in Lawrence on Wednesday that some still haven't been ...

Kansas still in Big 12 title hunt with 3 games left to play

Sports 02/26/19, 16:44

Bill Self seemed to be searching the air inside Allen Fieldhouse for an answer, trying in vain to think back nearly 15 years to a time Kansas did not control its own destiny in the Big 12 title race."I don't know that I can remember a time," Self said at ...

No. 15 KU tops No. 16 K-State 64-49 to maintain Big 12 hopes

Sports 02/25/19, 23:09

Dedric Lawson had 18 points and 14 rebounds to cement his front-runner status for Big 12 player of the year, and No. 15 Kansas pounded No. 16 Kansas State 64-49 on Monday night to keep alive its hopes of a 15th consecutive conference championship.Devon Dotson added 16 points and fellow ...

Redshirt mistakes still happen in big-time college hoops

Basketball 02/25/19, 02:17

Ochai Agbaji is not supposed to happen in the modern era of college basketball.Not at Kansas. Not really anywhere.The 6-foot-5 guard's explosive athleticism was supposed to have been uncovered on the AAU circuit by one of the hundreds of scouts and recruiting services. His energetic defense was supposed to have ...

Massachusetts gas explosions cost utility more than $1B

U.S. 02/21/19, 15:11

The natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts last September have cost Columbia Gas more than $1 billion.NiSource, Columbia's parent company, said in a financial report filed this week that $757 million of that was for third-party claims against the utility, including property damage. Another $266 million was for other ...

Kansas plays at Texas Tech in key Big 12 matchup

Sports 02/21/19, 03:04

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference.GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Kansas at Texas Tech. The Jayhawks and Red Raiders enter Saturday's game tied for second place in the league at 9-4, a game behind surging Kansas State. Tech has won four straight by an average of ...

Elizabeth Warren makes presidential bid official with call for change

Politics 02/09/19, 17:44

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works for everyone." Warren delivered a sharp call for change at her presidential kickoff, decrying a "middle-class ...

Update: Warren officially kicks off bid for White House

Politics 02/09/19, 12:04

The Latest on Sen. Elizabeth Warren and the 2020 election (all times local): 12:03 p.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made her presidential candidacy official, kicking off her bid for the White House at a rally in the working-class town of Lawrence, Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Democrat joins a crowded field in her party's primary. ...

Kansas, K-State wrap up first classes for new coaches

Football 02/07/19, 02:02

Les Miles spent the final night ahead of national signing day ensconced in a conference room inside the Kansas football facility, working his cell phone to piece together the last pieces of his initial class with the Jayhawks.Just down the Interstate 70, Chris Klieman was busy doing the same thing ...

Lawson leads No. 11 Kansas past No. 16 Texas Tech, 79-63

Sports 02/02/19, 18:38

Dedric Lawson had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Devon Dotson added 20 points and No. 11 Kansas took out the frustration of a lousy week on No. 16 Texas Tech with a 79-63 victory Saturday.Lagerald Vick added 13 points and Ochai Agbaji had 10 for the Jayhawks (17-5, 6-3 Big ...

Kansas exploring appeal of NCAA punishment for De Sousa

Basketball 02/02/19, 17:06

Kansas is exploring an appeal of the NCAA's decision to declare sophomore forward Silvio De Sousa ineligible for the rest of this season and all of next.The governing body announced the punishment Friday, ending a three-month back-and-forth between the NCAA and the school over De Sousa's eligibility this season. Kansas ...

NCAA rules Jayhawks’ De Sousa ineligible for season

Sports 02/01/19, 19:23

The NCAA declared Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa ineligible for the rest of this season and next season late Friday, dealing a significant blow to a team that began the season with national title hopes.De Sousa's name surfaced last summer in an FBI probe into corruption in college basketball centered ...

No. 11 Kansas in a slump as it hosts No. 16 Texas Tech

Sports 02/01/19, 16:07

The preseason prediction atop the Big 12 this year looked much like the final standings for the past 14, with Kansas on top after garnering just about every vote from the league's coaches.Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton picked Kansas State."I just took a step back from what the perception maybe ...

Lawson’s double-double lifts No. 9 KU past No. 24 Cyclones

Sports 01/22/19, 00:05

Kansas spent most of the first half Monday night chasing Iowa State all over the court, unable to keep up with the Cyclones' crisp ball movement and their resulting open shots.Jayhawks coach Bill Self made a subtle tweak that changed everything.Kansas began switching five on defense, and the stops fueled ...

No. 7 Kansas holds on to beat Texas 80-78 at Phog

Sports 01/14/19, 23:19

Lagerald Vick scored 21 points, Marcus Garrett added a career-high 20, and No. 7 Kansas held on to beat Texas 80-78 on Monday night when Jase Febres' 3-pointer at the buzzer never came close.Dedric Lawson added 17 points and eight rebounds for the Jayhawks (15-2, 4-1 Big 12), who blew ...

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