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First Amendment scholars question KU’s immediate discipline of cheerleaders connected to ‘Kkk go trump’ social media post

On Monday, the four spirit squad members remained suspended from performing with the squad

Constitutional law experts say the University of Kansas may have acted too quickly in publicly disciplining four cheerleaders linked to a social media post that some people interpreted as racist. “This is a classic example of ready, fire, aim — they punished these kids before they had any evidence."

Appeals court allows woman to challenge sentence for 2008 murder in Lawrence

The Kansas Court of Appeals said Shanna Friday may challenge her 2008 murder conviction and her 14.5-year sentence on the basis of ineffective counsel and remanded the case back to Douglas County for further proceedings. She was convicted in 2008 for the beating death of Jerry Lee Deshazer in southeast Lawrence.

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Haskell counselor drops lawsuit, pursues federal whistleblower complaint instead

A Haskell Indian Nations University counselor has dropped her federal Title IX lawsuit against the school, opting instead to pursue a whistleblower complaint through the federal government.

Student accused in Oliver Hall sex assaults has left KU

A University of Kansas student accused of sexually assaulting two women in a campus residence hall last month is no longer attending KU.

KU opposes women's proposals to add new information to Title IX lawsuits

In new federal court filings, two women suing the University of Kansas under Title IX are proposing to add to their initial lawsuits more information about exactly how KU disciplined their attacker — a proposal that KU opposes.

Latest Douglas County court filings for Nov. 7, 2016

Latest Douglas County court filings for marriages, divorces, bankruptcies and foreclosures.

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Push to remake Kansas Supreme Court hits backlash over governor

A push to remake the Kansas Supreme Court in the upcoming election could falter because of a political backlash against Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

Latest Douglas County court filings for Oct. 31, 2016

Latest Douglas County court filings for marriages, divorces, bankruptcies and foreclosures.

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital employees deny former nurse's claims regarding falsifying records to maximize payments

Lawrence Memorial Hospital employees deny a former nurse's claims that the hospital falsified records to increase Medicare and Medicaid payments.

Government resists paying expert in prison recordings case

Government attorneys say a federal judge exceeded her authority when she ordered the Department of Justice to pay an expert to investigate possible breaches of attorney-client privilege at a private Kansas prison.

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.