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Man charged with multiple felonies after alleged Wal-Mart shoplifting leads to weapons standoff with police
A 27-year-old transient man was charged Monday with aggravated assault, theft and two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer after an alleged shoplifting attempt at a Lawrence Wal-Mart ended with a standoff with police.
A 28-year-old transient man was charged Monday with one count of indecent solicitation of a child and one count of obstruction of the legal process.
After two Lawrence residents with previous “promoting prostitution” convictions were charged Wednesday with multiple felonies in connection with alleged forced prostitution at a Lawrence massage parlor, some trade and government leaders say a state massage therapy licensure program might help prevent sex crimes in the industry.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom in a news release Friday urged Kansas law enforcement agencies to apply for a new federal funding program designed to help outfit officers with body cameras, but local law enforcement officials say there are many factors to consider before implementing the technology in Lawrence.
Kodi Thomas was convicted in 1996 of attempted rape and aggravated burglary. Although he has completed his criminal sentence, he will now be confined indefinitely at Larned State Hospital for treatment as a sexually violent predator. The Kansas Supreme Court's decision comes as the treatment program at Larned is coming under increasing criticism. By Peter Hancock
A Lawrence man and woman arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of crimes related to prostitution at a local massage parlor were charged Thursday in Douglas County District Court with multiple felonies, including aggravated human trafficking. By Caitlin Doornbos
Sarah Gonzales McLinn, convicted in March of first-degree murder in the death of CiCi’s Pizza owner Harold “Hal” Sasko, will undergo a mental health evaluation at Larned State Hospital before sentencing, Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin ruled Wednesday. The results of that evaluation could determine whether McLinn receives mental health treatment or goes to prison, perhaps for 50 years with no chance for parole.
A Kansas judge who publicly rebuked prosecutors for ignoring legal requirements for spying on suspects offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the surge of covert warrants, allowed under a law passed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that was intended to fight terrorism and not for routine crime.
Judge grants 'own recognizance' bond for Lawrence man charged with aggravated indecent solicitation of a child
Douglas County District Judge Kay Huff on Tuesday granted an "own recognizance" bond for a 29-year-old Lawrence man charged with two counts of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child.
Chief District Judge Robert Fairchild ordered at a hearing Tuesday that the man charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 7, 2014 homicide of 19-year-old Justina Altamirano Mosso must wear a GPS monitoring system if he posts bond after the prosecutor on the case said she had heard that the man could be a flight risk.
• 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.