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Leavenworth man sentenced to 31 months in prison for south Lawrence home-invasion robbery
December 1, 2014
A 25-year-old Leavenworth man was sentenced Monday to 31 months in prison for his involvement with an August armed robbery in south Lawrence.
Journal-World seeks release of affidavits in KU sexual assault cases
November 26, 2014
The Lawrence Journal-World has filed a motion in Douglas County District Court seeking the release of two arrest warrant affidavits in sexual assault cases sealed by Judge Kay Huff last month. Huff sealed the affidavits of two 21-year-old men charged in connection with the alleged rapes of two women in Kansas University’s Hashinger residence hall Sept. 28.
Lawrence lawyer’s license indefinitely suspended after violating rules of professional conduct
November 26, 2014
Lawrence attorney Karen A. Eager is indefinitely banned from practicing law after violating an earlier license suspension, the Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday.
29-year-old Lawrence man charged with aggravated indecent solicitation of two 9-year-olds
November 24, 2014
A 29-year-old Lawrence man was charged Monday with two counts of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child.
Woman who tried to pimp teen pleads guilty
November 24, 2014
A woman who arranged for a 17-year-old girl to meet undercover law enforcement officers at a hotel near Eudora has pleaded guilty for failing to report the girl was working as a prostitute.
Kansas appeals court orders new sentence in double fatal on Hwy. 18
November 22, 2014
A Kansas appeals court on Friday ordered a lower court to resentence a former Kansas State University student who was placed on probation and house arrest after driving drunk and killing two people in a head-on collision. Miles Theurer was 23 on May 14, 2012, when he drove in the wrong lane through a construction zone along Kansas 18 while returning to Manhattan after a night of drinking at a Junction City strip club.
Lawrence man, 45, arrested on suspicion of pointing gun at two people outside East Lawrence bar
November 20, 2014
Lawrence police arrested a 45-year-old Lawrence man on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault late Wednesday after responding to a report of a disturbance with weapons at Playerz Sports Bar, 1910 Haskell Ave.
Two Lawrence men, one a pro baseball player, arrested in California on aggravated robbery warrants out of Douglas County
November 19, 2014
Two Lawrence Free State High School graduates, one a minor league baseball player for the Boston Red Sox, were arrested in Long Beach, Calif., Monday on outstanding robbery warrants out of Kansas, Long Beach Police Department spokesperson Nancy Pratt said Wednesday.
Jury trial begins for Lawrence man charged with attempted second-degree murder
November 19, 2014
The jury trial began Wednesday for a Lawrence man charged with attempted second-degree murder after a May stabbing in North Lawrence.
Former KU student expelled for tweets not allowed to return to KU until Court of Appeals makes decision
November 17, 2014
Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild has denied Kansas University’s request to reconsider his ruling that reversed the school’s expulsion of a former student for a series of tweets he sent about an ex-girlfriend.
K-12 efficiency panel debates while school finance decision looms
November 15, 2014
A panel set up by the 2014 Legislature plans to finalize recommendations next month on how public schools in Kansas can make more efficient use of their money. Meanwhile, officials are anxiously awaiting a decision by a three-judge panel that could order the state to add hundreds of millions of dollars to the state education budget. By Peter Hancock
Douglas County receives 26 total same-sex marriage applications, issues 11 licenses this week
November 14, 2014
Same-sex couples again kept the Douglas County District Court clerk’s office busy Friday, the second day gay marriage became legal here. Nine couples applied for marriage licenses Friday. Of those, four walked out with their licenses the same day. By Sara Shepherd
Appeals court upholds KU medical school’s denial of admission to disabled student
November 14, 2014
The Kansas University School of Medicine rescinded Emily McCulley’s admission after learning that the physically disabled student would be unable to meet the physical demands of being a doctor. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that decision Friday. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence police arrest second man in connection with Saturday home-invasion robbery
November 14, 2014
Lawrence police have arrested another man in connection with a Saturday home-invasion robbery at an apartment in the 900 block of Arkansas Street, Lawrence Police Department spokesman Trent McKinley said.
Kansas courts now grappling with gay marriage issue
02:59 p.m., November 13, 2014 Updated 07:54 p.m.
Gay and lesbian couples filed Thursday into county courthouses in Kansas to apply for marriage licenses, and in many cases courts waived the standard three-day waiting period so the eager couples could get married immediately. By Peter Hancock