Archive for Monday, January 27, 2014

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12:00 a.m.
From left, Gina Adame of Topeka, stepmother of Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn, gets a hug from longtime family friend Erin Esser of Topeka as nearly 40 friends and family members gathered at St David's Episcopal Church at 3916 SW 17th Ave. in Topeka for a prayer service for McLinn. Missing 19-year-old found alive in Florida with homicide victim’s car
5:55 p.m., January 26, 2014 Updated 6:40 p.m.
Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn, a 19-year-old Lawrence woman missing for more than a week, has been found in Florida, according to the Lawrence Police Department.
8:38 a.m.
From left, Gina Adame of Topeka, stepmother of Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn, gets a hug from longtime family friend Erin Esser of Topeka as nearly 40 friends and family members gathered at St David's Episcopal Church at 3916 SW 17th Ave. in Topeka for a prayer service for McLinn. Authorities schedule 1 p.m. news conference to discuss significant developments in Lawrence homicide investigation
8:37 a.m., January 27, 2014 Updated 8:46 a.m.
The Lawrence Police Department and the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office are planning to hold a joint news conference at 1 p.m. today regarding significant updates in the investigation of Harold Sasko’s homicide.
10:05 a.m.
Melody Williams pours a latte at the Brewhaus, 624 N. Second St. The new coffee shop opened this month and hopes to attract commuters and North Lawrence residents alike. North Lawrence’s first coffee shop in years now open
January 27, 2014
A new coffee shop is now pouring in North Lawrence, ending a decidedly decaf decade on that side of the river. Owned by four Lawrence residents, the Brewhaus opened this month at 624 N. Second St., next door to the Iwig Dairy Store. By Sara Shepherd
1:05 p.m.
Shutterstock image of a microphone. Lawrence homicide: 19-year-old charged with first-degree murder
1:00 p.m., January 27, 2014 Updated 2:08 p.m.
Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn, 19, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lawrence resident Harold Sasko, 52, according to the Lawrence Police Department and the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. Authorities announced the charges today against McLinn, who was found hiding in the Florida Everglades during the weekend, saying she acted alone.
7:32 p.m.
Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib, center, followed by District Attorney Charles Branson pass in front of the media for press conference Monday, where Khatib said Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn, 19, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lawrence resident Harold Sasko, 52. McLinn was found hiding in the Florida Everglades during the weekend. She was being held in a federal detention center in Homestead, Fla. Murder suspect, 19, could be extradited to Lawrence this week
6:50 p.m., January 27, 2014 Updated 7:18 p.m.
Investigators believe Harold Sasko was unconscious when 19-year-old Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn killed him with an “edged instrument,” authorities said Monday during a news conference announcing charges against McLinn. As of Monday night, a motive for the killing was unknown, Lawrence police said, but more is hoped to be revealed in the court process. By Sara Shepherd and Nicole Wentling

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