A lightning bolt strikes in the distance as Robert Patz and Tanner Bristol, McClouth, sit in a pickup near the corner of Highway 16 and Washington streets to watch the storm roll in.
Friends Corey Schlotzhauer, right, Barbara Sells, center, and Tony Bass comfort Jackson Anderson, brother of Andrew Stout, second from right, during a vigil to remember the homicide victims found in rural Ottawa, Friday, May 10, 2013 at Forest Park in Ottawa. Andrew Stout was among the four victims of what was ruled a quadruple homicide. More than 400 community members, friends and family members attended the vigil.
Four-year-old Sierra Reyes fights back tears as she watches her father, Thomas Reyes, break down during a candlelight vigil for his friends, Andrew Stout and Steven White, who were among the victims of what was ruled a quadruple homicide in Ottawa, Kansas. More than 400 community members, friends and family members attended the vigil, Friday, May 10, 2013.
Jim Butler, Wellsville, brushes away grass clippings from the headstone of his son, Sgt. Jacob L. Butler, during a visit to Wellsville Cemetery on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Jacob Butler was killed on April 1, 2003 while serving in As Samawah, Iraq. Butler says that he still frequents his son's burial site several times a week and has recently been doing so more often. He acknowledges that he often feels as though the sacrifices made by servicemen and women are forgotten and overlooked. "(I come here) probably a couple times a week. A lot of people forget. We have short term memories because everything today is at such a fast pace."
Election Loss 2014
Paul Davis supporter Barbara Thompson, Overland Park wipes away tears as she listens to a concession speech from the democratic gubernatorial candidate at a watch party for the Davis campaign on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at Abe & Jake's Landing in Lawrence.
Easton residents Thomas Hutchens, left, and David Nieman leave the home of Hutchens's mother, Hazel Hutchens, Sunday afternoon as flood waters begin to rise. Many local residents evacuated their homes. Hutchens said he was carrying firearms to prevent looters from approaching the property.
Lawrence mixed media artist and avid rollerblader, Jeremy Rockwell practices a "full torque" trick as he slides over a handrail attached to his "Skate Car," which is a a modified 1985 BMW 325i, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at SeedCo Studios. Rockwell plans to drive the vehicle in the upcoming Art Tougeau Parade and says he will also allow skating and riding on the car during the after party.
Bonnie Scott, 85, runs her hand over her husband Eugene Scott's after feeding him dinner on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in their Lawrence home. Eugene, a 93-year-old World War II veteran, who was wounded during the D-Day invasion, is now bedridden and requires care for his most basic human needs. Recently, Scott received several medals for his World War II service including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart after the persistence of his son, Ron Scott, who by working with the military, had his father's medals awarded after his military records were destroyed in a St. Louis army facility fire.
Ami Bruce laughs as she holds out Cambell Harding's hand to catch rain drops while underneath a canopy outside Papa Keno's Pizzeria on Thursday, May 30, 2013 in Lawrence. Many Lawrencians ducked for cover from Thursday's rain storm and others like Bruce and Harding spent a little time flirting with it.
Two-year-old Carolyn Hunt opens the front door of a motel room that she has been living in since May of 2010, along with her parents April Schmidt and Jerry Hunt and four other siblings. A narrow walkway leading from the front door to the bathroom is the only clear path in the room that does not have piles of clothing, school work or other belongings of the family. The couple, April and Jerry, are having trouble finding a home for their family that is affordable, yet big enough.
Alabama Street Fire
A firefighter breaks through a side roof as crews work the scene of a house fire at 825 Alabama Street in Old West Lawrence on Tuesday evening around 10:20 p.m, on Dec. 31, 2014. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.