Archive for Saturday, November 2, 2002

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November 2, 2002


Group to collect cans today for Habitat benefit

The Immanuel Fellowship of Lutheran Youth will collect aluminum cans as a Habitat for Humanity fund-raiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today prior to the Kansas University-Kansas State University football game.

Cans may be deposited in marked bags in tailgating areas or at the corner of 11th and Mississippi streets. The drive is part of the Aluminum Cans Build Habitat for Humanity Homes program.

Cans may also be donated at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 15th and Iowa streets, or at the Habitat for Humanity office, 412 E. Ninth St.

Police investigate report of 'road rage' assault

Lawrence Police were called Wednesday afternoon to Sixth and Iowa streets to investigate a possible case of "road rage" involving an armored vehicle.

A 31-year-old Moore, Okla., man said he had been assaulted by the driver of an armored van after pulling in front of the vehicle.

The man said the 56-year-old driver got out of the armored van at a red light and began yelling at him, trying to coax him out of his car. The man did not get out of his car and called 911 from his cell phone.

Police said the van driver, who works for an armored carrier service, was armed and had his hand on his gun while he yelled at the other driver.

Police have passed the results of their investigation to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office for possible charges against the van driver and a 23-year-old co-worker who was also in the van at the time.

Employees suspected in theft at Kansas University

Two former employees are suspects in the theft of several thousand dollars from a Kansas University counseling center, according to the KU Public Safety Office.

KU police were notified Sept. 16 by officials at Counseling and Psychological Services after it was determined that $3,800 was missing, Lt. Schuyler Bailey said. Counseling and Psychological Services is a division of the Watkins Health Center.

An investigation revealed that the money was taken between Jan. 1 and July 30, Bailey said. Two former employees, both women, are suspects. No arrests have been made, but information has been forwarded to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office for review.

The investigation didn't become public until KU police completed it Friday.

Suspect arrested on charge of providing alcohol to minor

Police arrested a 41-year-old Lawrence woman on charges of furnishing alcohol to a minor, after a 14-year-old suffering from alcohol poisoning was found Halloween night outside a Lawrence apartment complex.

Police were called just before 8:30 p.m. Thursday to the 200 block of North Michigan Street. The 14-year-old girl was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Officers found several juveniles in the area.

Police said they also believed the woman provided alcohol to a 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl.

No charges have been filed. Police say they continue to investigate the incident.

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