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KU basketball player Josh Jackson charged in car vandalism case; Self says he won't bench 'great ambassador' for KU

University of Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson was charged Friday with one count of criminal damage to property for allegedly damaging a car outside a Lawrence bar in December.

Witness recalls angry reaction after best friend reported being raped by Haskell students

As soon as her best friend told her that she had been raped, Aryana Bedeau said she rushed into the room of the two men behind the reported crime. Inside the Haskell Indian Nations University dormitory room, Bedeau said she encountered one of the two men, Galen Satoe, and began to hit him.

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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.

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KU basketball player Graham arrested on municipal court charge after team's Big 12 conference win

Several hours after the University of Kansas men’s basketball team celebrated winning its 13th Big 12 conference title in a row, one of the team’s players was arrested.

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Records requests connected to McCarthy Hall rape investigation denied; judge cites mental health of witnesses

The substance of a search warrant connected to a rape investigation at the apartment building where the University of Kansas men's basketball team lives is sealed to the public, a judge ordered on Wednesday.

Woman who helped Haskell student after alleged rape testifies at trial

When Jonae Scabbyrobe heard fast knocking on the door to her dormitory room and opened up to find her across-the-hall neighbor, she knew something was wrong. Scabbyrobe asked the woman, an 18-year-old freshman at Haskell Indian Nations University, what was wrong. She replied that Jared Wheeler and Galen Satoe had hurt her.

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DA not filing criminal charges in sexual assault allegation from KU fraternity party

No criminal charges are being filed in a sexual assault allegation that contributed to the University of Kansas — which at the time called accusations “serious and disturbing” — placing a fraternity on probation for two years.

5 men arrested on suspicion of armed robbery

Police say five suspects were arrested in connection with an armed robbery reported on Wednesday.

Search for suspect called off after high speed chase

The Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Turnpike Authority, and Douglas County authorities searching an area just north of Clinton Lake following a car chase early Wednesday.

Jury selection begins in second criminal trial for final Haskell rape suspect

The second criminal trial for one of two former Haskell Indian Nations University students accused of rape began on Tuesday. So far, this is the third criminal trial regarding the November, 2014, incident in question.

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 ...

Salvation Army stabbing victim airlifted

A man who was stabbed at the Salvation Army, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, is airlifted to a nearby trauma center.

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.