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Judge denies request to modify house arrest condition for woman charged with murdering infant

A woman charged with murdering an infant at a Eudora home day care asked a judge last month to allow a friend — who’s a witness in the murder case — to help her with errands while she’s on house arrest. That is not going to happen, Douglas County District Court Judge Sally Pokorny ruled this week.

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DA: No suspect identified in McCarthy Hall rape allegation, case remains under review

Six months after the rape of a 16-year-old girl was reported at the University of Kansas men’s basketball dorm, the case remains unresolved. The case is still under review by the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office pending results of additional lab testing, Cheryl Wright Kunard, assistant to District Attorney Charles Branson, said this week.

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KU employee, now dead, suspected of stealing thousands in computer equipment

There will be no charges against a University of Kansas employee suspected of stealing more than $10,000 worth of computer equipment — because he died before police linked him to the crime.

Man arrested after allegedly leading police on high-speed chase

A Kansas City, Kan., man has been arrested after reportedly leading Lawrence police on a pursuit that reached speeds of at least 80 miles per hour.

Sheriff’s office still awaiting tests on body found in burning car

Three months after a body was found in a burning car at a campsite near Clinton Lake, authorities have yet to confirm the deceased person’s identity or other details.

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Pellet or BB gun shots damage windows at new KU residence hall

Someone reportedly damaged windows with pellet or BB gun shots at the new residence hall being built in the Central District on the University of Kansas campus.

Kansas Supreme Court overturns Lawrence man's drug conviction

Casey Baker was convicted on drug charges in 2015 after police found drugs and drug paraphernalia during a warrantless search of a backpack he was wearing. A unanimous Kansas Supreme Court said a Douglas County judge was wrong to deny Baker's motion to exclude that evidence, saying the state did not establish that the evidence would have been found anyway.

3 arrested after Wednesday police pursuit charged with aggravated robbery

Three people were charged Friday with aggravated robbery — one of them with several additional felonies — in connection with a series of armed crimes reported earlier this week in Lawrence.

KU Innocence Project helps free man from prison after wrongful robbery conviction

A University of Kansas law school effort helped free a wrongfully convicted man from prison this week. Richard Jones was released from prison on Thursday, after his robbery conviction was overturned in Johnson County District Court the previous day.

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Lawrence police seek victims, witnesses of Wednesday evening crime spree

Lawrence police are looking for victims of three people who have been arrested in connection with an apparent crime spree including two armed robberies and a disturbance with a gun that occurred Tuesday and Wednesday.

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.

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