Custody of the victim’s young child may have been the motive for two of four codefendants accused of the alleged brutal kidnapping, beating and blackmailing of a Lawrence woman last month, according to the recently released affidavit justifying the codefendants’ arrests. By Caitlin Doornbos
The preliminary hearing for an 18-year-old Lawrence man accused of killing a woman who lived two doors down from him at Lawrence’s Cedarwood Apartments has been continued until September.
Illegal firework violations can cost hundreds of dollars, jail time; police planning vigorous enforcement
Those looking to celebrate Independence Day with a bang may want to consider leaving the city limits if they want to avoid a hefty fine. Fireworks have been banned in Lawrence since 2002, but that didn’t stop many Lawrence residents last year from hosting their own backyard fireworks shows. In 2014, Lawrence police received 226 fireworks calls and issued 34 citations for illegal fireworks over the week of Fourth of July. By Caitlin Doornbos
A 25-year-old man was charged with aggravated battery Monday in Douglas County District Court after allegedly stabbing a 17-year-old boy in the back of the neck around midnight on Sunday.
A 51-year-old man charged with one count of aggravated human trafficking and one count of promoting the sale of sexual relations after a Lawrence massage parlor raid pleaded not guilty to the charges on Monday.
A 52-year-old Lawrence man died after firefighters found him inside his burning garage early Saturday morning, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Chief Mark Bradford said Monday.
When a fire ruined beloved local pet store Pet World on Memorial Day, among owners’ worries was how the business would run the annual summer camps that have brought kids so much joy over the years. But through hard work and community support, one of the four different camps was able to go off without a hitch recently. By Caitlin Doornbos
The 35th annual St. John’s Mexican Fiesta kept true to tradition Friday night, chairman Frank Lemus said, as the two-day event kicked off with plenty of enchiladas, confetti eggs and a mariachi band at 6 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 1234 Kentucky St.
On Friday the Lawrence Journal-World reached out to several same-sex couples to ask them how they felt about the historic ruling. All, of course, were ecstatic, but they all remained concerned about what Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's next steps would be. By Karen Dillon
Douglas County District Court Judge Paula Martin found Friday that one of five codefendants in a November 2014 home-invasion robbery in Lawrence met the criteria for a non-prison sanction for his crimes.
Dennis Rogers, a member of the Navajo nation from Topeka, performed his Spirit Dancer show for the Brown Bag Concert Series, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in front of U.S. Bank at Ninth and Massachusetts streets.
Students of Lawrence violin teacher Julie Holmberg perform in front of family and friends, Friday, June 26, 2015, in South Park.
Lowell Neitzel and others at Bismark Gardens, 1616 N. 1700 Road, started picking sweet corn Thursday to get what's left of a head start on the area's increasingly hot temperatures.
Lawrence residents celebrated Juneteenth on Saturday in South Park. The commemoration was the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Lawrence High School alumni will soon have a new brew to commemorate their glory days. Aptly named “Lion’s Pride,” the new beer coming out late this summer is the brainchild of a collaboration between Free State Brewery and Pateros Creek Brewing Company, of Fort Collins, Colo.
The biannual Garden Tour sponsored by the Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners stopped by the garden of Michele and Bruce Passman on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Six private gardens participated in the weekend event.
Children ages 8 to 12 participated in a public safety camp with the Lawrence Police Department Friday, June 5, 2015, at Free State High School. Campers learned about many facets of public safety and police work, including forensic investigation techniques.
The summer session of Red Dog's Dog Days started early Monday, June 1, 2015, at Lawrence High School. The popular exercise program, led by Don "Red Dog" Gardner, has been keeping the community on the go since 1984.
Students at Pinckney Elementary School took part in Bike to School Day, Wednesday May 6, 2015. Students biked to school as parents and community members supervised and offered encouragement.
Jaybowl, located in the Kansas Union since 1953, will close for good on May 9, 2015.