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Lawrence physician sentenced in tax-evasion case
08:43 a.m., December 12, 2014 Updated 12:18 p.m.
A Kansas obesity specialist who co-authored the “Atkins Diabetes Revolution” has been sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison for tax evasion, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Friday.
Preliminary hearing set for men charged in alleged Haskell rape
December 11, 2014
Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin set a March 25 preliminary hearing Thursday for two men charged in connection with the alleged rape of a woman in a Haskell Indian Nations University dormitory last month.
Lawrence man sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for filing false tax return
December 10, 2014
A 31-year-old Lawrence man was sentenced to 30 months – or two and a half years – in federal prison Wednesday for filing a false tax return, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release.
Kansas law enforcement looking at ‘fair and impartial’ policing
December 10, 2014
Kansas is not changing the way it trains officers in light of recent furor over events in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, but law enforcement trainers in the state have started a conversation about the importance of “fair and impartial policing” to avoid situations of racial discrimination in police work.
Judge considering case against man charged in accident in which KU student lost his legs
December 10, 2014
Douglas County District Judge Kay Huff heard arguments Wednesday during the bench trial of Julian M. Kuszmaul, of Lawrence, who is charged in connection with an August 2012 accident that cost a Kansas University student his legs.
Fraternity accused of sexual assault to remain on interim suspension as KU continues investigation
December 10, 2014
Kappa Sigma will remain on interim suspension longer yet, after Kansas University and fraternity leaders agreed to extend the disciplinary measure while KU continues its investigation into allegations of sexual assault at the chapter house. By Sara Shepherd
Mom: Man accused in Muslim teen’s death needs mental help
December 9, 2014
A man accused of fatally hitting a Muslim teenager with his car last week in what’s being investigated as a possible hate crime had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, committed to a hospital and sometimes stopped taking his medications, according to court records and his family.
Few campus sex assaults reported
December 9, 2014
Only a fraction of campus sexual assault victims go to police. Senators on Tuesday grappled with the thorny issue of why some just let their college handle it — or don’t report it at all.
Douglas County District Court to go paperless in January
December 9, 2014
Beginning Jan 5., all attorneys practicing in the Douglas County District Court will have to go paperless when submitting documents to the court clerk’s office by using an electronic filing system, Douglas County District Court Clerk Douglas Hamilton said.
Man struck by vehicle on Ninth Street Monday night remains in critical condition
December 9, 2014
A man who was taken by air ambulance to Kansas University Hospital Monday night after being struck by a vehicle near 9th Street and Emery Road remained in critical condition Tuesday, Lawrence Police Department spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley said.
23-year-old Lawrence woman charged in aggravated battery case arrested on suspicion of six new charges
December 8, 2014
A 23-year-old Lawrence woman charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in connection with an August disturbance when she allegedly hit another woman with a brandy bottle was arrested Monday on suspicion of six new charges.
Former assistant D.A. James McCabria sworn in as Douglas County District Court judge
December 8, 2014
Former senior assistant Douglas County district attorney James McCabria was sworn in to his new position as Douglas County District Court judge Monday, filling the vacancy created by Judge Michael Malone’s August retirement.
Police release details on ‘large disturbance’ that led to arrests of KU basketball, football players
December 8, 2014
Lawrence police released details Monday about the events that led to the arrests Sunday morning of Kansas University basketball forward Jamari Traylor, 22, and KU football wide receiver Rodriguez Coleman, 22. By Caitlin Doornbos
Two men arrested Saturday in connection with 15 auto burglaries
01:38 p.m., December 7, 2014 Updated 06:00 p.m.
Two men, believed to be in connection with 15 auto burglaries, were arrested yesterday around 5:00 p.m., according to Sgt. Craig Shanks with the Lawrence Police Department.
KU basketball’s Traylor, football’s Coleman arrested early Sunday morning
12:45 p.m., December 7, 2014 Updated 01:15 p.m.
Kansas University basketball forward Jamari Traylor and KU football wide receiver Rodriguez Coleman were arrested Sunday morning, KU officials confirmed.