Archive for Wednesday, January 17, 2001

Lawrence briefs

January 17, 2001


Accident claims life near Lone Star Lake

A woman was killed Tuesday night in a one-vehicle accident west of Lone Star Lake.

The woman, whose name and age weren't available early today, was thrown from her vehicle after it left the roadway and rolled, said Peter Houston, a battalion chief with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.

The accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. at 701 E. 550 Road, about 4 miles north of U.S. Highway 56.

Houston said the Douglas County Coroner's Office would perform an autopsy on the woman today.

Police investigate sexual battery reports

Lawrence Police are investigating three incidents of sexual battery involving one suspect and three teen-age girls, ages 13 to 14.

An 18-year-old Linwood man is the suspect, Sgt. Mike Pattrick, police spokesman, said.

The sexual relations are thought to have been consensual, but would be illegal because of the ages of the girls, Pattrick said. No charges have been filed, and an investigation is continuing, he said. No other details were available.

KU professor to give well-being seminar

Wayne Osness, Kansas University professor of health, sports and exercise sciences, will provide information on "Lifestyle Management for Health and Well-being."

It begins at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Douglas County Extension Center on the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Among the presentation's focus will be he importance of lifestyle choices for health and well-being, and self-responsibility.

The free program is sponsored by the Douglas County Family and Community Education Council and K-State Research and Extension. To pre-register call 843-7058 today.

Allegedly abused infant released from hospital

A 2-month-old girl who Lawrence Police suspect is a victim of abuse has been released from Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

The girl was released last week but information about custody was unavailable Monday.

The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has been involved with the case.

Meanwhile police say they still want to question the girl's biological father.

They still are searching for him.

The girl was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Jan. 6, where she was diagnosed with a skull fracture.

After she was transferred to Children's Mercy Hospital, doctors found she had an additional six to eight older untreated fractures.

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