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Kansas officials, families react to U.S. Supreme Court ruling in death sentence cases

The U.S. Supreme Court sided Wednesday with Kansas officials seeking to reinstate death penalty sentences for three men, sending their cases back to the state’s highest court.

Kansas chief justice to deliver State of the Judiciary Feb. 3

Kansas Chief Justice Lawton Nuss will deliver his annual State of the Judiciary address at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 3.

Kansas Supreme Court hears Kleypas death-penalty appeal

An attorney for the first prisoner condemned to death in Kansas in more than three decades asked the state’s highest court Monday to throw out his sentence, alleging jurors should have been removed from the case after seeing the victim’s father lunge at the defendant in court.

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Web of lies, indifference to justice led to wrong Kansas brother being imprisoned for more than 15 years

In the beginning, even before the 14-year-old girl’s body was found on that unusually warm November day in 1999, authorities knew it was Tom Bledsoe who killed her. After all, he said so himself. By Karen Dillon

Lawrence man, woman charged in connection with weekend burglary, stolen car and credit cards

Two Lawrence residents have been charged in connection with a burglary and use of a stolen financial card over the weekend.

Trial for man accused in downtown sexual assault continued

The trial for a 53-year-old Lawrence man charged with aggravated sexual battery and aggravated criminal sodomy has been continued.

No sanctions imposed after Douglas County prosecutors disseminate sealed record

Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin on Monday decided not to impose any sanctions against the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office after prosecutors in a rape case admitted to improperly disseminating a sealed document.

Eudora man gets more than 16 years in prison for strangulation death of disabled home-care client

The Eudora man who strangled his disabled home-care client to death in September 2014 was sentenced Friday to more than 16 years in prison for the crime.

Walker felony murder retrial: Closing arguments scheduled for Friday

Jurors will likely be handed the case Friday in the retrial of Dustin D. Walker, who is charged with felony murder in the March 2014 shooting death of Lawrence resident Patrick Roberts. It took the jurors on Walker’s first trial 12 hours to reach their partial decision, but his co-defendant’s jury in March took just one hour to convict him of both aggravated burglary and felony murder.

Kobach's plan to remove 36,000 suspended voters may be headed for class action

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's plan to remove 36,000 suspended voters may be headed for a class action lawsuit.

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.