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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.

Latest Douglas County court filings for Feb. 13, 2017

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

Federal judge dismisses portion of lawsuit by former KU rower who said football player raped her on campus

A federal judge on Friday dismissed part of a lawsuit accusing the University of Kansas of violating Title IX in handling a former rower’s report of being raped on campus by a football player.

Appeals court orders new trial for accused child sex offender because race played role in jury selection

The Kansas Court of Appeals said Friday that Jose Alberto Gonzalez-Sandoval was denied his right to a fair trial because prosecutors used peremptory challenges to strike two other Hispanic people from the jury pool.

Court says company running public hospital subject to Open Records Act

The Kiowa County Commission asked for detailed financial records from a nonprofit company it had hired to manage the county's public hospital in Greensburg, but the administrators claimed their organization was not a public entity and therefore not subject to the Kansas Open Records Act. The Kansas Court of Appeals disagreed and said the county commission is entitled to records of its own hospital, even if the hospital is administered by someone else.

Kansas appeals court 'troubled' by how sex predator case was handled

The court denied a petition to release Matthew B. Griffin from custody for being a sexually violent predator, but said it was "deeply troubled" by the lack of attention a lower court paid to his right for annual reviews, and it suggested the Kansas Legislature tighten portions of the law relating to the due process of those inmates.

Latest Douglas County court filings for Feb. 6, 2017

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

Latest Douglas County court filings for Jan. 23, 2017

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

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.

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.