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Gov. Sam Brownback said Monday that the state has been moving large numbers of prisoners out of the Lansing Correctional Facility to other prisons in the state in preparation for demolishing part of that prison and building a new one. He said those transfers, coupled with low wages being paid to correctional officers, have helped fuel some of the recent violence at prisons in El Dorado and Norton.
The Kansas Department of Corrections said an inmate disturbance that began around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday was settled shortly after midnight. Correctional officers have reported on social media that the inmates involved were the same ones involved in a June 29 disturbance at the El Dorado Correctional Facility.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday that several Lawrence organizations would receive more than $241,000 in grants to provide services to crime victims.
A Lawrence man armed with a handgun took a woman into a basement storm shelter and made her engage in a sex act, according to testimony from the woman.
Autopsies completed in triple killing: father believed to have shot ex-partner, then 3-year-old and himself
The father and child who died in Douglas County Sunday — along with the child's mother — were shot to death, and the father is the suspected killer, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office announced in a news release Tuesday morning, which was also the first time the office reported the names of the deceased.
Former Lawrence mayor Jeremy Farmer was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months in federal prison for stealing money from a food bank he once led. He was also ordered to pay more than $81,000 in restitution and faces two years of supervised release after his prison term.
The Lawrence Police Department responded to an alleged shooting incident that occurred about midnight Saturday.
An escapee from the Leavenworth County Jail was apprehended Sunday in North Lawrence and returned to custody.
The 3-year-old girl and her mother found slain Sunday outside Lawrence are thought to have been killed by the child’s father, who then killed himself, authorities said Monday.
Three people, including a 3-year-old girl, were found dead Sunday, according to a news release from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
• 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 ...
A man who was stabbed at the Salvation Army, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, is airlifted to a nearby trauma center.
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.