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More than 3,000 Douglas County Wester Energy customers lost power around 2:30 a.m. Friday after a vehicle struck a utility pole, according to Westar Energy spokeswoman Erin La Row. By Shaun Hittle
Two Topeka men arrested Monday are facing charges in connection with a shooting in Lawrence early Sunday morning that left two other men in critical condition. No updates on the gunshot victims' conditions have been available since Monday, when one was reported to be in critical, but stable, condition. But on Wednesday, Douglas County prosecutors said the men remained hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Ian Cummings
After a series of delays, the sentencing of an Illinois man convicted of tying up two of his children last June in the parking lot of a Lawrence Walmart has been scheduled for June 19. On Tuesday, a judge denied a motion by the defense aimed at reducing the sentence in the case, upholding a plea agreement reached in December. Ian Cummings
A 21-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of indecent liberties with a child.
Lawrence police have arrested two men in connection with an an early Sunday morning shooting in Lawrence that left two other men in critical condition. By Shaun Hittle
A 55-year-old Lawrence man pleaded guilty Monday to one count of robbery stemming from a Feb. 20 robbery at the Midwest Credit Union, 1015 W. Sixth St. By Shaun Hittle
Lawrence police are seeking several persons of interest in connection with an early morning shooting near Club Magic in Lawrence that left two men in critical condition. By Giles Bruce
The four victims of the homicides discovered last week in Ottawa, and the friend accused of murdering them, were all together for a barbecue not long before the killings. They ate hamburgers, played with their hosts' children, and left happy, as far as anyone could see. Friends couldn't see any sign of trouble, though they knew of Kyle Flack's history of violence. By Ian Cummings
Weekend wrap-up: Lawrence man sentenced in strange burglary; Jefferson County woman guilty of abusing 2-year-old girl
A wrap-up of recent court cases: a Jefferson County woman found guilty of injuring a 2-year-old girl; and a Lawrence man is sentenced to probation in one of Lawrence's strangest police calls this year.
A 21-year-old Kansas University student was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery about 1 a.m. Friday after a fight at a local bar sent a Lawrence man to a Kansas City-area trauma center. Ian Cummings
• 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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A witness gives her account following a shooting at the Heatherwood Valley Apartments early Wednesday evening.