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Latest Douglas County court filings for Sept. 26, 2016

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

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Former Lawrence police officer sues city, claims relationship with another officer led to false accusations

A former Lawrence police officer is suing the city, claiming that rough but consensual sex with another officer led to his arrest, to accusations of kidnapping and eventually to his resignation.

Latest Douglas County court filings for Sept. 19, 2016

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

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Latest Douglas County court filings for Sept. 12, 2016

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

Peggy Kittel appointed as Douglas County District Court’s chief judge

Judge Peggy Kittel will replace Judge Robert Fairchild as the Douglas County District Court's Chief Judge, Kansas Chief Justice Lawton Nuss announced Friday.

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Latest Douglas County court filings for Sept. 5, 2016

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

Lawrence man asks Kansas Supreme Court to order grand jury probe of Kobach

A Douglas County District Court judge recently rejected a citizen petition to summon a grand jury to investigate allegations that Secretary of State Kris Kobach has deliberately suppressed voter registrations in Kansas. Steven X. Davis is now asking the Kansas Supreme Court to reverse that decision and order the district court to call a grand jury.

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Latest Douglas County court filings for Aug. 29, 2016

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

Eudora man convicted of sex crimes against child

A Eudora man on Friday was convicted of criminal sodomy and indecent liberties with a child following a jury trial.

Man sentenced to 8 years for 2014 throat-slashing at Lawrence shelter

A 23-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced to just more than 8 years in prison for attempted murder following a 2014 stabbing at the Lawrence Community Shelter, according to a news release from the Douglas County District Attorney’s office.

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.