Lawrence

University of Kansas Student Admissions is helping potential students navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Student Admissions office is accepting applications for the class of 2025 up until two weeks before the start of the fall semester. 

The Lawrence Police Department is leaving their downtown Lawrence headquarters for a new location on Overland Drive. 

During a Feb. 9 hearing, the Kansas House Judiciary Committee discussed a new amendment that increases penalties for people who are found guilty of stealing several packages of mail.

With cold weather and rolling blackouts affecting Lawrence, many have been dealing with loss of power, heating, and hot water. Across the city, street lights are out, elevators aren't working and boilers are broken. Lawrence is expected to get another 1-2 inches of snow Tuesday night.

After the National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory for Lawrence, KU sent out an advisory, reminding everyone to wear multiple layers. KU also advised that students and staff try to stay outside for no more than 15 minutes.

Douglas County announced a new public health order limiting group gatherings and requiring restaurants to close in-person dining by 10 p.m. The county has reported 87 new cases since Thursday, brining the positivity rate to 11.5%.

Douglas County health officials confirmed 63 new coronavirus cases since Tuesday, bringing the county total to 560 active cases. Douglas County has had at least 3,524 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.