Jefferson County attorney doesn't expect further action against former sheriff, others involved in wrongful murder conviction
A former prosecutor, county sheriff and KBI agent likely made mistakes related to DNA and lie detector evidence in a 1999 wrongful murder conviction, but Jefferson County’s top prosecutor said he’s convinced they weren’t intentional.
An overnight crash in Jefferson County killed a 27-year-old man.
The Douglas County Commission at its meeting Wednesday will consider approving a maximum price of approximately $2.35 million for the first phase of the Douglas County Fairgrounds renovation.
A Kansas man who served more than 15 years of a life sentence for the 1999 shooting death of his sister-in-law was freed Tuesday after a judge overturned his conviction when new evidence implicated the man's brother as the likely killer.
Just one month before a hearing that could overturn his brother’s 2000 murder conviction, a McLouth man who thrice confessed to the crime was found dead Monday — and all signs point to suicide.
A 24-year-old man injured in a single-vehicle accident in Jefferson County Monday died early Tuesday morning as a result of his injuries.
The head of a Jefferson County fire department was arrested Friday on suspicion of two felonies: theft and misuse of public funds ranging between $1,000 and $25,000.
A Lenexa man died Monday after the car he was driving left the roadway and rolled in Jefferson County, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol.
A 71-year-old woman was killed and seven people -- including three children between the ages of one and nine -- were hospitalized from a two-vehicle accident in Jefferson County Sunday afternoon.
A 20-year-old Tonganoxie man was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon in Jefferson County, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol.
We'll see a bit of a warm-up this morning as temperatures rise to about 43 degrees. Expect plenty of sunshine this morning, but clouds will likely roll in later today. We'll have a fair amount of cloud cover tonight and ...
A workshop on building a straw bale building in Oskaloosa offers a chance for a more sustainable lifestyle.
Rescue workers safely removed fifteen members of a group on a float trip down the Kansas River from Lecompton to Lawrence Sunday evening. A concerned party could not get in touch with the group via cell phone and contacted Douglas County emergency crews, who then conducted a search. Nobody was harmed or appeared to be in any danger, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Department.
A memorial service for McLouth student Justin Johnston was held at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011, at McLouth United Methodist Church. Johnston was shot and killed early Thursday morning during a trip to Costa Rica.
McLouth students Nick McAferty, Mathew Horton, Cameron Humerickhouse, Jeri Howick and T.J. Crowell talk about how they knew fellow student Justin Johnston, who was shot and killed Thursday, June 2, 2011, while on a school trip in Costa Rica.
USD 342 Superintendent Steve Splichal releases information about MHS student Justin Johnston, who died early Thursday morning. He was the victim of an overnight shooting while in Costa Rica.
Jeri Holwick, a 17-year-old senior at McLouth, is a powerlifter and 3A state champion. She can squat 325 pounds, and travels to Marion March 26 for her senior year state competition.
Jack "Lefty" Leftwich gained a love for flying when he was 7, and that love led him to fly for Pan American World Airways during WWII. Now, at 93, he still flies his ultralight aircraft from his airstrip by his home.
The woman was cleaning out her brother-in-law's house when she found two live grenades in a drawer. The Topeka bomb squad was called to the scene.
Trevor Roberts is now in the hospital after he injured his leg during a football game. He went home, but had to return when they noticed his leg was decaying.
A car driving out of Jefferson County led officers on a chase south into Douglas County.