Eric Weslander

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Butterfly art project may be sweet for bees

An artwork envisioned for a patch of ground east of Lawrence will tell the story of the birds and the bees - or at least, the butterflies and the bees.

Prosecutors say message of lawfulness was sent

Many of those caught in the drug crackdown at the 2006 Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival have yet to be formally charged.

Wakarusa promoter expects 'peaceful' music and camping extravaganza

It's time to get ready to jam, not to focus on the past.

Trial starts in Baldwin killing

Hinndley Espinales accused of pulling the trigger in anger

There's no dispute that a 25-year-old man shot and killed a member of his extended family earlier this year after a night of drinking at a birthday party in Baldwin, his attorney said.

Arrest made; slaying details emerge

Major Edwards held on federal gun charges

A "person of interest" in the death of a Lawrence man found shot in a field in rural Douglas County has been arrested in Mississippi on gun charges, the sheriff's office announced Monday.

Sheriff: Death 'suspicious'

Body identified as local hip-hop artist

A man found dead in a field Sunday morning has been identified as a 28-year-old hip-hop artist from Lawrence.

Festival promoter unaware of spying

Wakarusa fans attacking organizer in online forum

The promoter of the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival said he had no idea there were high-tech police surveillance cameras monitoring this year's festival, despite a state park official's statement that the promoter was informed in advance.

Police used high-tech surveillance at festival

Hidden cameras helped in drug busts

Hidden, high-dollar equipment helped police crack down on drug dealing at this year's Wakarusa Festival.

War protesters arrested

Chanting Iraqi names, group refuses to leave Army center

A group of war protesters covered themselves in tomato paste, walked into a local Army-recruiting office Thursday afternoon, linked arms and refused to leave. They were protesting the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in November at the hands of U.S. Marines in the city of Haditha, an incident that remains under investigation.

Protesters removed from Army recruiting office

They linked arms and chanted the names of Iraqi war dead

Protesters splashed in red link arms in recruiting office and resist police.

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