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Photo of Kobach and Trump still spawning litigation

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union are still sparring in court over information that was captured in a photograph in November 2016 of Kobach going into a meeting with then President-elect Donald Trump.

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D-Dubs murder suspect asks court to seal affidavit, including statements from victim who later died

The man accused of fatally shooting a man outside a Eudora bar has asked a judge to deny the public release of a key court document in his case. That document includes statements from a witness who is now dead, among other “untested” information, according to the motion to seal it.

Transient Lawrence man charged with aggravated sexual battery

A Lawrence man has been charged with aggravated sexual battery, after allegedly attacking a person last week.

Man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for role in January robbery

One of two people implicated in an armed robbery near the University of Kansas campus earlier this year was sentenced Thursday to serve more than 10 years in prison.

Judge denies request to modify house arrest condition for woman charged with murdering infant

A woman charged with murdering an infant at a Eudora home day care asked a judge last month to allow a friend — who’s a witness in the murder case — to help her with errands while she’s on house arrest. That is not going to happen, Douglas County District Court Judge Sally Pokorny ruled this week.

Ottawa man faces federal charges after allegedly seeking mother-child sex slaves

An Ottawa man who allegedly sent a text stating that he was a sadist in search of sex slaves was charged in federal court with attempted sex trafficking of a child.

3 arrested after Wednesday police pursuit charged with aggravated robbery

Three people were charged Friday with aggravated robbery — one of them with several additional felonies — in connection with a series of armed crimes reported earlier this week in Lawrence.

KU Innocence Project helps free man from prison after wrongful robbery conviction

A University of Kansas law school effort helped free a wrongfully convicted man from prison this week. Richard Jones was released from prison on Thursday, after his robbery conviction was overturned in Johnson County District Court the previous day.

As attorneys withdraw, sentencing delayed for teen who murdered his grandmother

The attorneys for a Lawrence teenager convicted of murdering his grandmother in December 2015 withdrew from his defense Monday, which was the day he was scheduled to be sentenced for that and other crimes.

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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.”

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.