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Kansas municipal courts to undergo scrutiny; Lawrence judge on committee

Judge Scott Miller of the Lawrence Municipal Court has been named to an ad hoc committee that will review the operation of municipal courts throughout the state, including their practices regarding bonds, fines and fees.

Man found guilty of molesting teen in 2012 Douglas County court case

A man was convicted of child sex crimes this week in Douglas County, in a case that until recent months had been frozen for five years with a warrant out for the suspect’s arrest.

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Eudora day care worker must stand trial for murder in infant's death, judge rules

Following a four-hour preliminary hearing in Douglas County District Court, Judge Sally Pokorny ordered Eudora home day care worker Carrody Buchhorn, accused in the death of 9-month-old Oliver Ortiz, to stand trial for murder.

Feds charge man with producing child porn, allegedly using teens in Lawrence

A Lawrence man has been charged with multiple counts of producing child pornography, allegedly using teenagers in Lawrence, according to a newly filed federal indictment.

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State drops case against Baldwin City man accused of selling counterfeit laundry soap

Whatever soap Brian E. Glenn was selling, prosecutors said it didn’t stand up to the “stain removal performance test.” In fact, prosecutors argued in court documents, when applied to barbecue sauce, Glenn’s laundry detergent fell 14.7 points short of authentic Tide detergent on the stain-removal index, when a mere 4 points is enough to be noticeable to consumers. That’s just one bit of the evidence in the case against Glenn that won’t be shared with a Douglas County jury this week, as previously expected.

Judge dismisses Kansas teacher's lawsuit over secret cameras

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Kansas teacher who sued a school district for installing a hidden camera in a classroom where he sometimes changed clothes.

John Broomes, Wichita attorney, nominated for federal bench in Kansas

John Broomes is a former Navy officer who currently works in private practice at the Hinkle Law Firm in Wichita. President Donald Trump has nominated him for a seat on the federal district court in Kansas to succeed Judge Thomas Marten, who took senior status in May.

Baldwin City woman must repay state $11,000 for Medicaid fraud conviction

A Douglas County woman convicted of Medicaid fraud must repay more than $11,000 to the Kansas Medicaid Program, a judge ordered this week.

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Man misses own jury trial for 2nd time; Lawrence case stemming from harrowing head-on collision drags on

It has been five years since Justin M. Crawford barreled through a stoplight at Ninth and Maine streets — driving an estimated 60 mph-plus in a 25 mph zone — and slammed his SUV head-on into another car. The resulting criminal case against Crawford still has not been resolved.

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Lawrence's 'rush' tagger sentenced to pay thousands in fines and restitution, tells judge graffiti was 'a thrill'

Sean D. Dixon, of Lawrence, was convicted and sentenced Friday for spray-painting the word “rush” on buildings, walls, utility boxes and other surfaces all over downtown Lawrence and the University of Kansas campus. He was ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines and restitution, serve a year of probation, complete community service and spend several days in jail or on house arrest.

A car chase trial, the city's homeless population, Tiller donations and football

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 ...

Parkinson takes over as Kathleen Sebelius heads to Washington

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 ...

Guilty pleas entered in Burger King robbery

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 ...

West side of town has more voters going to the polls

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 ...

Topeka woman leads cops on county chase

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 ...

City's water, sewer intake a concern

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 ...

Animal health campaign targets pudgy pooches, tubby tabbies

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 ...

District Attorney Charles Branson files for third term

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces he will seek a third term in office.

Landowner Files Lawsuit over Trees Cut from Property Without Permission

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 courts drug program.

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.

Try Your Luck in Small Claims Court

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 to LJWorld.com

New Douglas County Judge Kay Huff talks with Journal-World reporter George Diepenbrock.

Lawrence man bound over for trial after prelim hearing

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.

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Judge Jean Shepherd: Each of these cases is about someone's life

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.

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Suspects charged in shooting incident

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.