Lawrence crime

KU student to stand trial in piano-handcuff sexual battery case
05:39 p.m., January 30, 2015 Updated 08:06 p.m.
A 22-year-old Kansas University senior was bound over for trial Friday on charges of aggravated sexual battery and criminal restraint.
Wichita residents will vote on marijuana proposal in April
January 30, 2015
Wichita officials say they are expecting a fight with the state if Wichita residents approve an ordinance that would lower penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Man in critical condition after early-morning shooting; suspect arrested after high-speed chase
01:03 a.m., January 30, 2015 Updated 08:14 p.m.
Lawrence police have booked Dashawn C. Clayborn, 22, of Kansas City, Kan., into the Douglas County Jail in connection with a Lawrence shooting that left a 27-year-old man in critical condition Friday morning.
Man charged with sexual battery in connection with Kansas University dorm room incident
02:24 p.m., January 29, 2015 Updated 10:32 p.m.
A 20-year-old Kansas City man and former Kansas University student was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor sexual battery in connection with an April incident in a KU residence hall.
Defense wins right to psychological report at trial in slaying of CiCi’s Pizza owner
10:00 a.m., January 28, 2015 Updated 11:06 p.m.
A Douglas County district judge ruled Wednesday that statements a 20-year-old woman made to her psychologist could be admitted during the woman’s trial on charges of first-degree murder. Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn is accused of killing Harold M. Sasko, 52, McLinn’s roommate and the owner of CiCi’s Pizza restaurants in Lawrence and Topeka.
New two-lane Wakarusa roundabout may be a little confusing at first, but it’s safer, city official says
08:26 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:34 p.m.
The Wakarusa roundabout intersecting Inverness and Legends drives has been twisting traffic in the three weeks since its completion. City Engineer David Cronin said that’s the reason roundabouts are preferable to traffic lights or four-way stops: safety. The roundabout’s design keeps speeds low and reduces the number of “conflict points,” or opportunities for collision, thus reducing the likelihood of an injury accident, Cronin said. By Caitlin Doornbos
Judge orders expungement of dismissed Hashinger Hall rape charges
04:59 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:29 p.m.
Douglas County District Judge Barbara Huff signed orders Tuesday expunging the dismissed charges of rape off the records of two 21-year-old men who were accused in September of sexually assaulting two Kansas University students.
Wichita council puts marijuana issue on April ballot
01:52 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:58 p.m.
Wichita voters will get to vote on easing marijuana penalties for first-time offenders, but what will happen to the measure even if it passes remains unclear because state law still makes pot possession illegal.
No arrests yet in Sunday morning stabbing; police seeking public’s help
03:07 p.m., January 26, 2015 Updated 10:13 p.m.
Lawrence police continue the search Monday for suspects in a stabbing that left a 19-year-old man with serious injuries early Sunday morning.
Police asking for tips in Sunday morning stabbing
02:47 a.m., January 25, 2015 Updated 12:51 a.m.
Lawrence Police are investigating after a 19-year-old man was stabbed during a robbery attempt early Sunday morning. Officers were dispatched to West Sixth Street and Monterey Way just after 2:20 a.m. on a reported stabbing.
Lawrence man, 63, sentenced to 18 years after confessing to sexual encounters with 11-year-old boy
04:42 p.m., January 23, 2015 Updated 01:23 p.m.
Larry D. Kelley, 63, of Lawrence, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty in December to aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Kelley admitted to “multiple incidents of sexual contact” with a Lawrence boy between January 2012 and November 2013, according to the affidavit supporting his arrest. The boy was 11 years old when the abuse began.
Man convicted in accident in which KU student lost his legs gets three-year sentence
04:09 p.m., January 22, 2015 Updated 10:22 p.m.
Former Kansas University student Julian M. Kuszmaul, of Lawrence, was sentenced to three years in the Douglas County Jail Thursday after being convicted in December of second-offense DUI, refusing to submit to alcohol or drug testing and possession of marijuana in connection with an August 2012 accident that cost a fellow KU student his legs.
Lawrence police continue search for alleged Walgreens robber
05:48 p.m., January 21, 2015 Updated 10:17 p.m.
Lawrence Police continued to search Wednesday for a man who allegedly robbed the Lawrence Walgreens at 34221 W. Sixth St. near Kasold Drive, Lawrence Police Department spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley said.
Man convicted in beer-bottle death free from prison pending appeal
05:33 p.m., January 20, 2015 Updated 10:20 p.m.
A 23-year-old Mission man sentenced in August to 32 months in prison after a Douglas County jury convicted him in June of involuntary manslaughter in the 2012 death of Nicholas Sardina is free on a $50,000 appeal bond.
Eudora man, 39, charged with indecent liberties with child
05:01 p.m., January 20, 2015 Updated 10:22 p.m.
A 39-year-old Eudora man was charged Tuesday with one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.