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Bomb squad determines downtown suspicious package 'benign'

Police blocked off 11th Street, from Massachusetts to Vermont streets, Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious package was reported near the Watkins Museum of History. After an hour-long investigation, authorities determined the object was "benign."

With students back in Lawrence, police focus on reducing alcohol-related crime

As Lawrence awakens from its summertime slumber to welcome back Kansas University students who returned to campus last week, the Lawrence Police Department is getting strategic to keep up with the increase in population. While the general population must deal with heavier traffic or longer checkout lines, Lawrence police officers suddenly have thousands more responsibilities and people to keep safe, LPD spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley said.

Body found in Constant Park on Sunday afternoon; ID could take a while

Lawrence police say it will probably be some time before the body of a man whose dead body was found in Constant Park on Sunday is identified.

Patrol says armed suspect dies in confrontation

The Kansas Highway Patrol says an armed suspect was shot and fatally wounded during a confrontation with law enforcement officers. The confrontation happened Saturday night while the patrol was assisting the Barton County Sheriff's Department. The patrol said in a news release that the suspect injured a family member and threatened to harm others before being shot.

Cycle of psychosis: Mental illness gripped woman accused in East Lawrence homicide

Homicide suspect Angelica Kulp had been in Lawrence about a decade and was known to many. By all accounts, she was severely mentally ill. She was plugged into social services, but in the months, then weeks, then days before Kaplan’s killing, Kulp’s mental health decayed enough that people who knew her said she was making them uncomfortable, though none said they thought she was capable of murder. By Sara Shepherd

Homicide suspect pleads not guilty to Topeka charges, will remain jailed there for now

A Lawrence homicide suspect pleaded not guilty Friday to burglary and theft charges in Topeka, where she’s expected to stay until that case is resolved. Angelica M. Kulp is being charged in Douglas County with first-degree murder in the killing of Christine Kaplan. By Sara Shepherd

Lawrence police: Three teenagers allegedly skip school to attempt armed robbery

Three teenagers were arrested Friday after allegedly skipping school to attempt to commit armed robbery at a Lawrence gas station, Lawrence Police Department spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley said. Around 9:30 a.m. Friday, Lawrence Police officers responded to a call of suspicious activity after a caller reported seeing three people with hooded sweatshirts attempting to hide behind a building near Sixth Street and Frontier Road, McKinley said.

Lawrence police seek help identifying man wanted for questioning about burglaries

Lawrence Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in a series of storage unit burglaries at 2201 St. James Court over the past week.

Judge: Flack's statements about Ottawa homicide admissible at trial

Statements made by the man accused in a quadruple murder here last year are admissible in court even tough he mentioned hiring an attorney during the interrogation, Franklin County District Court Judge Eric Godderz ruled Friday. Kyle Flack, 29, is accused of killing Kaylie Bailey, 21, of Olathe; her 18-month-old daughter, Lana-Leigh; Andrew Adam Stout, 30, of Ottawa; and Steven Eugene White, 31, of Ottawa.

Kansas University Police begin using body-mounted cameras

As Kansas University students returned to campus on Monday, the KU Police Department began using body-mounted cameras to record interactions during patrol shifts, KUPD Captain James Anguiano said.

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.