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Lawrence police blotter for June 25

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 210 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Jury finds Topeka man guilty of 3 downtown Lawrence murders

Story updated at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday A Douglas County jury on Tuesday convicted Anthony L. Roberts Jr. of three murders and one attempted murder in the 2017 mass shooting in downtown Lawrence. Following a two-week trial and about five hours of deliberations, jurors returned their verdict just ...

Rollover accident injures 2 in northern Lawrence

One person was flown to an area hospital with serious injuries following a rollover accident in northern Lawrence early Monday morning. Lawrence police responded to the crash shortly before 4:30 a.m. in the 100 block of North Kasold Drive, Officer Shawn Gross said in an email to media. ...

Lawrence police investigate case of person shot in leg

Lawrence police were investigating after a person with a gunshot wound to the leg sought treatment at the hospital over the weekend. About 10:45 a.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to Lawrence Memorial Hospital regarding a patient who came into the emergency room with a gunshot wound to the ...

KU selects new executive dean for School of Medicine

The University of Kansas selected a new academic leader for its School of Medicine system. KU on Monday named Dr. Akinlolu O. Ojo as executive dean of the School of Medicine, which has campuses in Kansas City, Kan., Salina and Wichita. Ojo will take over the position on Aug. 26, replacing ...

Kansas grapples with growing number of abandoned wells

EUDORA — Kansas residents and environmentalists are calling on oil and gas regulators to address the growing number of abandoned wells over the past five years. The state is home to 22,000 deserted oil and gas wells, with more than 19,000 of those residing in a 32-county area in eastern ...

Kansas to allow transgender residents to change birth certificates

TOPEKA — Kansas will allow transgender people to change their birth certificates so the documents reflect their gender identities under a legal settlement that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's young administration and LGBTQ-rights advocates announced Monday. The agreement ends a federal lawsuit ...

Lawrence police blotter for June 24

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 174 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Jan Meyers, Kansas’ 1st GOP congresswoman, dies at age 90

TOPEKA — Longtime Rep. Jan Meyers, the first Republican woman elected to the U.S. House from Kansas, has died at the age of 90. Meyers died Friday at a nursing home where she was living. The cause of death was not announced. Meyers, of Overland Park, represented the state's 3rd ...

Portion of North Street in North Lawrence closed because of flooding

A block of North Street in North Lawrence is closed because of flooding. North Street, between North Third and North Fourth streets, is closed because of water over the road, the city announced in a news release Monday morning. It is anticipated that the road will be closed for about two days ...