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Charges yet to be filed in attempted second-degree murder arrest; suspect released

Charges have not been filed for a 24-year-old Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder Monday. Raphael Marcell Robinson was released from the Douglas County Jail Tuesday due to charges not being filed in his case yet. Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson’s assistant Cheryl Kunard said that a charging decision on Robinson will be made pending further investigation into the case.

Investigators finish working scene of Lawrence woman's homicide

After four days at the scene of a local woman’s homicide, investigators finished their work at the East Lawrence home Tuesday evening, Capt. Paul Fellers with the Lawrence Police Department said.

Man who allegedly struck Lawrence girl in crosswalk issued citation

A 20-year-old Leawood man who allegedly struck a 12-year-old Lawrence girl with his SUV near the intersection of 11th and New Hampshire streets earlier this month was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk in connection with the incident, Lawrence Police Department spokeswoman Kim Murphree said.

Lawrence man arrested in connection with late-night stabbing

Lawrence police arrested Raphael Robinson, 24, of Lawrence on suspicion of attempted second degree murder on Monday morning. Robinson was taken into custody in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane after an investigation into a late-night stabbing incident.

Lawrence man convicted twice of raping Kansas University student sentenced to 25 years in prison

A 41-year-old Lawrence man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday after a retrial in May found him guilty for a second time of raping a Kansas University student in 1997. Judge Michael Malone sentenced Robert E. Grey to 300 months in prison, the least amount of time possible under Kansas sentencing guidelines, for the rape of a young woman 17 years ago. The new sentence is 16 months shorter than the one Judge Peggy Kittel issued after Grey's first conviction in 2009. By Caitlin Doornbos

23-year-old Lawrence man charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cathinone

A 23-year-old Lawrence man was charged Wednesday for possession of marijuana and intending to distribute methamphetamine and cathinone, a stimulant known as “bath salts” in its synthetic form.

Lawrence twins, associate found guilty of conspiracy in $17 million federal drug case

A 12-person federal jury on Wednesday found Lawrence twins Los Rovell Dahda and Roosevelt Rico Dahda and associate Justin Cherif Pickel, of California, guilty of conspiracy after a monthslong $17 million drug conspiracy trial.

Conflicting testimonies delay decision on rape trial

After conflicting accounts at a preliminary hearing of the events that led a Lawrence man to be charged with aggravated human trafficking and rape, Douglas County District Court Judge Paula Martin said she would issue a written opinion rather than decide Tuesday whether the case should go to trial.

31-year-old Lawrence man charged with two counts of raping child under age of 14

A 31-year-old Lawrence man made his first appearance in court Tuesday after being booked into the Douglas County Jail on Monday on suspicion of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in May.

Act of vandalism totals Douglas County Senior Meals vehicle

Douglas County Senior Meals is down a vehicle after an act of vandalism earlier this month totaled a Subaru Outback the program used to deliver meals to local seniors. By Giles Bruce

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.