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Bicyclist, 6, struck by car still in serious condition

The condition of a 6-year-old bicyclist who was flown to a hospital Monday after he was hit by a car has not changed since improving from critical to serious Tuesday, said Jessica Salazar, a spokeswoman for Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

6-year-old bicyclist struck by car now in serious condition

The condition of a 6-year-old bicyclist who was flown to a hospital Monday after he was hit by a car has improved from critical to serious, said Jessica Salazar, a spokeswoman for Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

Cedarwood homicide victim buried in Mexico

Fifteen days after she was found slain in a residence at Cedarwood Apartments, 1727 W. 24th St., 19-year-old Justina “Tina” Altamirano Mosso was buried Monday in Guerrero, Mexico, Mosso’s cousin Elizabeth Castro said Tuesday.

Kyle Flack's attorney argues statements made to acquaintances are 'hearsay;' more DNA testing to be performed

At a hearing Tuesday, attorneys asked Franklin County District Court Judge Eric Godderz to decide whether statements a man accused of a quadruple homicide here last year made to nonlaw enforcement individuals should be admissible in court.

Former Lawrence credit union manager ordered to pay more than $173,000 in restitution for embezzlement

Former Jayhawk Federal Credit Union manager Karolyn J. Stattelman, 43, of Topeka, was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and ordered to pay more than $173,600 in restitution after pleading guilty in June to one count of theft of a credit union.

29-year-old Lawrence man charged with aggravated indecent solicitation of two 9-year-olds

A 29-year-old Lawrence man was charged Monday with two counts of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child.

7-foot bank robber sentenced for Franklin County holdup

The bank robber hid his face under a black ninja mask. But when you’re 7 feet tall and living in a small Kansas town, a mask only goes so far. Caleb Jeffcoat, 26, of Quenemo, was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for robbing a bank in nearby Pomona.

Woman who tried to pimp teen pleads guilty

A woman who arranged for a 17-year-old girl to meet undercover law enforcement officers at a hotel near Eudora has pleaded guilty for failing to report the girl was working as a prostitute.

Lawrence apartments infested with bedbugs, roaches in residents' ears, social workers say

After learning of a bedbug infestation at the Cedarwood Apartments in September and issuing multiple notices, owner Nasser Khaleghi has hired an exterminator to treat eight apartments, at the city's command. But social work intern Stevanovic said the problem is much more widespread than just those eight “lucky” apartments. Kaeghi said that often times, his tenants “make up” issues to barter down their rent price. “A number of tenants behind on rent would come out and say this and that,” Kaleghi said. “Then they ask for no late fees or a discount.”

Lawrence man, 29, arrested on suspicion of indecent liberties with a child

A 29-year-old Lawrence man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

Regents call for tuition hike

• Anticipating another round of budget cuts, the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved a 6 percent tuition increase for many students at Kansas University. • Even though funding was stripped from an appropriations bill, members of the Kansas ...

Lawrence resident hopes Iranian crisis ‘plants seed’

Today's weather: Afternoon highs will top out at 97 degrees with a heat index of well over 105. We'll see only a few passing clouds in the sky along with a light wind out of the south between five and ...

Police make arrests in connection with attempted murder

• Police arrested a 15-year-old Lawrence boy and his 60-year-old father early Tuesday on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder in connection with an attack on the boy’s mother. • City commissioners said Tuesday that concerns are mounting about the city’s ...

Car chase spans two counties, two arrested

We’ll have a chance of morning sprinkles before skies clear for the afternoon. Expect a high near 83 with a south wind that gusts to 30 mph. Overnight temperatures will drop to 58. Winds remain strong from the south at ...

Polls open at 7 a.m. for city, school elections

Another cold start to the morning, but highs will warm up into the mid 50s under mostly sunny skies. Temperatures cooling off into the lower to mid 30s overnight under mostly clear skies. Even warmer Wednesday, with highs climbing into ...

City to pay at least $1M for needed dam repair

In today's weather: Temperatures will creep to 65 this afternoon, thanks to moderate sunshine and a strong south wind between 10-20 mph. Evening temperatures will remain mild with a low of 40, a south wind between 5-15 mph and partly ...

Student detained after bringing explosive device to school

Today's forecast: Today.... Blustery and overcast. A few flurries. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds 20-30 mph. Tonight.... Cloudy with a few flurries early. Cold. Lows in the lower teens. Today's headlines: A sixth-grader at Tonganoxie Middle School is ...

KU hopes to avoid budget pitfalls during legislative session

Today's forecast: The morning hours see a slight chance for rain and even a few wet snowflakes before drying out in the afternoon hours. The high temperature makes it up to 42° early in the day before a strong north ...

Uncertainly swirls around 2009 economy

Kids are back to school this morning in many places and they'll need to layer up this morning. Temperatures shouldn't be so bad by the afternoon. We'll see sunny skies and highs in the upper 30s. We should see an ...

District attorney wants to reimburse property crime victims

Another sunny day, but winds will switch to the north, causing temperatures to tumble this afternoon. Early highs today will be around 52 degrees. Lows tonight under clear skies will dip down to 21 degrees. In today's news: The Douglas ...

May 13 court appearance

Suspect Kyle Flack enters goes from the Franklin County Jail to court Monday, May 13, during his court case in which he's charged with four counts of murder.

Pastor speaks at vigil

Scott Dickinson, pastor at Cherry Street Wesleyan Church in Ottawa, addresses a crowd of about 400 at Forest Park in Ottawa May 10. Dickinson and several others spoke at the vigil in honor of four homicide victims.

Sheriff announces discovery of body

Sunday around 1 a.m., Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards announces police believe they found the body of missing toddler Lana Leigh Bailey. The discovery was made Saturday evening in Osage County

Robbery suspect

Surveillance video from a Dec. 13 robbery at Cheers Liquor, 1414 West 6th Street. The video, from the Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru window, shows the suspect crossing Sixth Street before he covered his face and approached the liquor store to the west. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective MT Brown at 785-830-7449 or call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 843-TIPS(8477).

Elijah Taylor's death

Lt. Jim Norton of the Salina Police Department discusses the death of 21-year-old Kansas University student Elijah Taylor. According to witnesses, Taylor had smoked a form of synthetic marijuana before he jumped into oncoming traffic on Interstate 135 in Salina. Taylor collided with a van and died the same day at a Wichita hospital.

Wide variety of synthetic drugs available in Kansas

From what's known as "bath salts" to synthetic marijuana-like substances, Kansas and the county have seen a wide range of synthetic drugs during the past three years. Jeremy Morris, a forensic scientist with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, shows some of the drugs they've tested in his lab.

Dangers of synthetic drugs

Jeremy Morris, a forensic scientist with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, says there's no way to know what users are actually getting when they buy synthetic drugs. Morris was one of the first scientists to tests the substances when they popped up in the area in late 2009.

Eyewitness I.D. process changes

The Topeka Police Department, like many across the country, has updated their policy for eyewitness photo identifications. In the past, police often used a single sheet with six photos, known as a "six-pack." But research has found witness accuracy improves when shown photos one at a time. Det. Larry Falley of the Topeka Police explains the advantages of the new policy.

Intersecting lives: A serial rapist and an innocent man

Joe Jones, a Topeka man wrongfully convicted of a 1985 rape, and others involved with the case, talk about learning the true suspect's identity almost 27 years later.

Shooting at Heatherwood Valley Apartments

A witness gives her account following a shooting at the Heatherwood Valley Apartments early Wednesday evening.