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Lawrence police identify victim in Saturday morning hit-and-run

Lawrence police have identified the woman injured in a Saturday morning hit-and-run accident as 35-year-old Lawrence resident Margie Wilson.

Brake failure causes wreck on Wakarusa; van flips on side

Lawrence police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Wakarusa Drive and Clinton Parkway at 7:49 a.m. Friday morning after a vehicle accident caused a van to flip on its side.

Moped driver struck by car suffers non-life-threatening injuries

Lawrence police responded to an injury accident at 3:20 p.m. Friday when a moped driver was struck by a car near the intersection of 10th Street and Monterey Way.

Lawrence man electrocuted while working on Turnhalle building

A 54-year-old Lawrence man died Friday morning while repairing guttering on the north side of the historic Turnhalle building near Ninth and New Hampshire streets, Lawrence police said. Gina Penzig, spokeswoman for Westar Energy in Topeka, said Sheppard indirectly came in contact with an overhead power line and was electrocuted. She said Westar believes Sheppard was holding a piece of metal that touched the line.

Witness: 12-year-old struck by car in downtown Lawrence 'flew 30 feet'

A 12-year-old Lawrence girl is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle in the crosswalk of 11th and New Hampshire streets.

BNSF employee who died after falling into train car identified

Kansas City, Kan., officials say an employee of the BNSF Railway died after he fell into a train car full of grain.

Lawrence teenager struck while saving turtle is 'out of her shell' and getting well

After being confined to white-walled hospital rooms for the past three weeks, Mersadie “Sadie” Walker is happy to be home. The 17-year-old suffered critical injuries after being struck by a car June 19 as she was trying to help a turtle off a roadway in rural Douglas County. When the girl was taken by helicopter to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Sadie Walker’s mother Nancy Walker said she didn’t know if her daughter would survive.

3 involved in ATV accident in Lecompton

Three people were involved in an ATV accident in the 500 block of North 2100 Road in Lecompton early Sunday morning.

Teen struck by car while saving a turtle in the road has always put animals first

Mersadie "Sadie" Walker's sister, Megan Walker, said the soon-to-be Lawrence High School senior has always been a girl too full of compassion. The only time she’s ever caused harm to an animal was when she was 2 years old and tried to snuggle her pet goldfish. “She just wanted to hold (the goldfish) and pet it,” Megan Walker said. “That’s the thing about Sadie: She just wants to love everything.” But it was that same caring spirit that on June 19 led her to the middle of East 1900 Road, where 36-year-old Elisabeth L. Mason, of Lawrence, struck Walker with her 2014 Chevy Cruze, leaving Sadie with life-threatening injuries. By Caitlin Doornbos

Three people injured in four-vehicle accident east of Lawrence

Three people were injured in a four-vehicle crash in Douglas County on Saturday afternoon. By Giles Bruce

Commissioners thinking about renaming Missouri Street

Expect a windy and warm afternoon as our high soars to 77 degrees with a strong south wind between 15-30 mph. The warmer set-up continues for the evening as our temperature drops to 45 under partly cloudy skies. In today's ...

County leaders hope for a slice of the stimulus

Clouds will blot out the sun from time to time during the morning and afternoon, but a south wind between 10-20 mph will keep our daytime high around 56. Our wind should drop to 5-10 mph out of the south ...

Construction accident injures worker at Oread Inn site

Cool temperatures and rain will dominate the day once again. Expect a high around 57 degrees with a north breeze between 5-10 mph. The showers will continue through the evening with a chilly overnight low around 45 degrees with a ...

Kansas Turnpike Authority plans to replace uprooted trees

Temperatures will remain slightly above average for the first day of fall. Expect the high to top out around 83 degrees with a breezy southeast wind between 5-15 mph with gusts near 20. A few more clouds will be scattered ...

Jury in T-shirt case rules in favor of KU

Tuesday will be warm and breezy with a high of 92°. A federal jury finds in favor of KU in its lawsuit against a local T-shirt retailer. Police release details of the victim killed in a mo-ped accident Saturday. A ...

Plane crash kills two

Temperatures will push 90 degrees for the afternoon with humidity being our main threat for today. Look for partly cloudy skies for the afternoon with a south wind between 10-20 mph. There is a slight chance of a shower or ...

Tuesday bicyclist accident

Shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday, a truck heading north on Iowa Street collided with a bicycle near the Harvard Road intersection, sending the cyclist to the hospital with critical injuries.

Derby teen stays optimistic after losing legs in accident

Colby Liston, an eighteen-year-old from Derby and his father Matt Liston talk about Colby's road to recovery after an Aug. 26 accident in which he was pinned between two vehicles cost him to lose both of his legs from above the knee.

Five-Vehicle Accident on Sixth Street

Emergency response crews work to help those injured in a five-vehicle accident near the intersection of Sixth Street and Kasold Drive on Wednesday.

One man killed in turnpike accident

Emergency personnel direct traffic on the Kansas Turnpike past the scene of a fatal accident just after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The crash involved a vehicle and a semitrailer east of Lawrence and occurred in the westbound lane of I-70 just east of the Lawrence Service Center about 3 miles east of Lawrence. The vehicle crossed from the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 into the westbound lanes and hit semitrailer.

Woman taken to hospital after motorcycle accident

A Lawrence woman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by ambulance Thursday, Oct. 13 after a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Sixth and Mississippi Streets. Her injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening.

Life-flight on Sixth Street

Emergency crews assist a man with a head injury on Sept. 16, 2011.

An air ambulance assists at the Kansas Turnpike

An air ambulance on the scene of a single-vehicle accident at eastbound mile marker 200 of the Kansas Turnpike.

LifeStar Helicopter Aided Crash Victim on Turnpike

An air ambulance aides in a single-vehicle accident at eastbound mile marker 200 of the Kansas Turnpike.

Truck into front porch

Eyewitness account of truck crashing into front porch on West Sixth Street.

Emergency personnel work to free a driver from an overturned concrete truck

Douglas County Sheriff's officers and Eudora law enforcement work to free a driver from a Penny's concrete truck that overturned on Kansas Highway 10 late Thursday afternoon. The accident delayed traffic for more than three hours.