Archive for Tuesday, May 4, 2004

City briefs

May 4, 2004


Memorial services for Emily Taylor set

Services for Emily Taylor, the former dean of women at Kansas University, are scheduled for 2 p.m. May 16 at the Lied Center.

Taylor, who was 89, died Saturday.


Hidden camera reported in woman's bathroom

Police believe a 34-year-old Lawrence man may have videotaped an 18-year-old woman in "various stages of undress" in the bathroom of her west Lawrence home, according to a report released Monday.

The taping allegedly occurred on four occasions between April 17 and April 26, said Sgt. Mike Pattrick, a Lawrence Police spokesman. Because of the nature of the report, Pattrick would not comment on the relationship between the victim and suspect.

A third party discovered the videotaping and reported it to police, Pattrick said. The department is forwarding a report to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office for possible charges.


6News to air early because of baseball game

The regularly scheduled 6 p.m. newscast for Sunflower Broadband 6News will air at 5:30 tonight because of the start time of the Kansas City Royals game. Royals Sports Television Network's coverage of the Royals-Toronto Blue Jays game begins at 6 p.m.


Police arrest suspect in robbery with toy gun

A Lawrence man has been charged with aggravated robbery after an incident early Sunday at Pyramid Pizza, 701 W. Ninth St. Police say it appeared he robbed the store with a plastic toy gun.

Two employees were in the store at 12:27 a.m. when a man walked in with a cloth over his face, showed the gun, demanded money from the register and left with $176, according to a report. Police who responded saw Rudus Black, 28, in a nearby parking lot, and he turned to walk away when officers approached him, said Sgt. Mike Pattrick, a Lawrence Police spokesman.

Police found the cash on Black and later recovered a plastic toy gun from a trash can in the alleyway of the 900 block of Illinois Street, Pattrick said. According to a report, officers believed Black to be under the influence of alcohol.

He was charged Monday in Douglas County District Court and remained in the Douglas County Jail with bond set at $40,000.

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