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Douglas County District Court Judge Peggy Kittel has declared a mistrial in the case against a 22-year-old Mission man accused of causing the 2012 death of a 27-year-old Lawrence man.
The Supreme Court says a lower court should not have overturned the conviction and death sentence of a man who admitted killing a Kansas sheriff.
One teen reportedly badly burned during June bonfire
A Baldwin City school district employee is awaiting trial on a charge of unlawfully hosting minors consuming alcohol at her home, where a teen reportedly was badly burned. By Sara Shepherd
Prosecution appeals judge's dismissal of blood test in case of accident that cost KU student his legs
State prosecutors have appealed a Douglas County judge’s dismissal of the results of a blood test in the case of a Kansas University student arrested last year after a DUI accident that cost a fellow student his legs. By Stephen Montemayor
Speaking at a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce breakfast today, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt cited consumer protection — from cracking down on rogue roofers to catching scammers preying on the elderly — as a top priority of his office. By Sara Shepherd
State prosecutors have filed subpoenas for mental health and prison records of an Ottawa man accused of killing three adults and an 18-month-old child in rural Ottawa earlier this year.
The results of a blood test will be suppressed in the case of a Kansas University student arrested last year after a DUI accident that cost a fellow student his legs, a Douglas County judge decided.
The Kansas Supreme Court has reappointed Douglas County State District Court Judge Robert Fairchild to another two-year term as chief judge of the Seventh Judicial District, which is all of Douglas County.
DNA experts can use all the evidence samples in the case of a 28-year-old man charged with killing four people at a farm in eastern Kansas, a Franklin County judge ruled Thursday. A brief status hearing was held Thursday for Kyle Trevor Flack, who is charged with capital murder, first-degree murder, rape and criminal possession of a firearm in the deaths of Andrew Adam Stout, 30; Steven Eugene White, 31; Kaylie Kathleen Bailey, 21, and her 18-month-old daughter, Lana-Leigh.
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a Kansas Supreme Court justice to the federal appeals court that handles cases from six western and Plains states.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a flash flood watch for Northeast Kansas from 1 p.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday. A slow-moving front and plenty of humidity will lead to high storm chances, mainly during the afternoon ...
A strong surge of moisture will provide the fuel for thunderstorms to quickly develop and overspread the area. Some of these storms could dump torrential rainfall. With saturated soils, water will quickly run off into area watersheds. Flash Flood Watches ...
Sunny and comfortable weather in the forecast today with a high of 67 degrees. Winds will be out of the NW around 10 mph. Partly cloudy skies overnight and cool, with lows dipping into the mid 40s. Even warmer weather ...
A strong east wind and scattered showers will dominate the day. The chance of showers picks up toward the evening. Look for a high of 59 degrees with a gusty east wind between 15 and 30 mph. The wind and ...
Today's forecast: Cold, topping out at around 37 degrees with a chance of snow. Topping our news today: A Topeka woman hits and injures a Lawrence police officer during a high-speed chase; a jury convicts a Lawrence man of stabbing ...
Today's forecast: Strong winds and much colder temperatures will dominate the day. Expect a high of only 41 degrees with a north wind between 15-25 mph and gusts near 30. That strong wind will keep the wind chill into the ...
Dense fog will burn off as we head into mid-morning leaving us with a mostly sunny sky for the afternoon. Look for a daytime high of 89 degrees with the wind picking up out of the south between 5-10 mph ...
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces he will seek a third term in office.
Douglas County landowner Mike Capra talks about the events leading up to a lawsuit he has filed against a neighbor he believes cleared over 60 trees from his property to sell for firewood.
Drug offenders in Lyon County get a second chance with the help of a strict program that helps some offenders get a straight and a new life.
Lawrence Journal-World reporter Chad Lawhorn gives us a look at what one could expect when trying your luck in small claims court.
New Douglas County Judge Kay Huff talks with Journal-World reporter George Diepenbrock.
A Lawrence man accused of a hit and ran accident involving a pack of bicyclists is bound over for trial. Scott Young's preliminary hearing was held Wednesday afternoon. Several witnesses took the stand, including the victim, as 6News reporter Theresa Freed explains.
Much warmer weather is on the way
Retiring Douglas County family court Judge Jean Shepherd talks about the cases she's heard and the children she's met over her career, and gives her advice for anyone taking her place.
Spectacular Weather For The Weekend
Four Topeka residents were charged in court Wednesday for their involvement in a Monday morning shooting. The four people involved planned the robbery before committing the crime.