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Help wanted: Douglas County District Court feeling pinch with increased felony caseload

Douglas County District Court Chief Judge Peggy Kittel would like the state of Kansas to provide extra help for her district's six judges and one pro-tem judge. “We have asked for another position from the state for a district judge or magistrate,” she said, but added: “With the budget situation, that is a low priority with the (Kansas) office of judicial administration. We’d love the help.”

Kansas woman seeking body-cam video of police shooting wins her appeal

A Kansas Court of Appeals panel said there is no blanket exception to the Kansas Open Records Act for records relating to criminal investigations. It said a lower court was wrong to dismiss Trina Green's request for records relating to the 2016 shooting of her son, Willie Green, by a Kansas City, Kan., police officer.

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Latest Douglas County court filings for May 22, 2017

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

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Senate passes bill raising fee to reinstate driver's licenses

For people who lose their driver's license after failing to pay traffic fines, the cost of reinstating their license would jump from $59 to $100.

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KU tries again to get former rower’s Title IX case thrown out, citing recently dismissed related case

Otherwise, jury trial is scheduled for 2018

The University of Kansas is wielding a recently dismissed lawsuit in an argument to dismiss a related Title IX lawsuit that’s currently pending against the school.

Latest Douglas County court filings for April 10, 2017

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

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Judge dismisses former rowers’ consumer protection lawsuit against KU

A judge has dismissed a Kansas Consumer Protection Act lawsuit by two women who said they were sexually assaulted in campus housing after the University of Kansas falsely represented such facilities as safe.

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Feds ask court to dismiss lawsuit against Haskell University stemming from alleged rape

Defendants argue Title IX does not apply to school

The U.S. federal government has asked a court to dismiss a Title IX lawsuit against Haskell Indian Nations University, saying Title IX doesn’t apply to the unique government entity that is Haskell.

Appeals court criticizes state law in workers compensation claim involving Eudora-based company

An employee of a Eudora-based trucking company who was permanently disabled in a workplace accident filed for workers compensation in 2012. But the Kansas Court of Appeals said Friday that he is not entitled to benefits because an "inartfully drafted" law requires cases to be dismissed if they are not settled within three years.

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KU Legal Aid expungement clinic offers a ‘fresh start’ to people with criminal records in county

Leaders at the University of Kansas School of Law Legal Aid Clinic assume there are people out there stuck in poverty because of past criminal convictions — convictions that could legally be removed from their public records if they could afford an attorney. In an effort to help those people, the Legal Aid Clinic is planning a new outreach event it has not done before: an expungement clinic.

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.