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Latest Douglas County court filings for Jan. 9, 2017

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

KU student expelled for sexual harassment appeals to higher federal court

Navid Yeasin’s actions included derogatory tweets about an ex-girlfriend

A University of Kansas student once expelled for sexual harassment — including referencing his ex-girlfriend on Twitter — is appealing his federal lawsuit against a KU administrator.

Kansas Court of Appeals: Sex crime investigator who suffered PTSD entitled to disability benefits

The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System had denied disability benefits to a detective who suffered PTSD after spending four years investigating sex crimes against children, saying PTSD does not necessarily render someone disabled. A Kansas Court of Appeals panel on Friday upheld a lower court by reversing that decision, saying there was enough evidence in the detective's case to support a disability claim.

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Bankruptcy filings in Kansas and U.S. nearing 10-year low

Kansas is on track to have fewer personal bankruptcy filings in 2016 than at any time since before the Great Recession. Officials say it's the result of an improved economy, the end of the housing market collapse and consumers paying down household debt.

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Judge dismisses case from KU student seeking $100K after being expelled for sexual harassment

Case highlights uncertainty about college students’ free-speech rights on social media

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit seeking monetary damages from a University of Kansas administrator, brought by a KU student who at one point was expelled over social media posts. Experts say the ruling doesn’t answer the larger, muddier question of how far universities can go in disciplining students for things they post on social media.

Lawrence man gets 27-month suspended sentence for abusing female KU student he met on Tinder

A man convicted of hurting a college student he met on Tinder will serve probation, with possible prison time for violating it, and must write an apology letter to his victim.

Reportedly violent incident at KU fraternity leads to civil lawsuit

A reportedly drunken and racially motivated fight at a University of Kansas fraternity has led to a civil lawsuit against the group's local and national chapters.

Latest Douglas County court filings for Dec. 19, 2016

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

Kansas high court considers death row inmate’s appeal

Attorneys for a Kansas death row inmate convicted of killing his estranged wife, their two daughters and his wife’s grandmother pressed the state’s highest court Friday to toss out his conviction, arguing the trial judge mistakenly tilted the proceedings against him.

Woman involved in Bragg incident released from jail; case remains under review

The alleged victim in the battery case against University of Kansas basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr. was released from jail over the weekend without being charged. Her case remains under review.

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.