Lawrence crime

Kansas Supreme Court sets aside ‘Hard 50’ sentence
April 11, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court reversed the “Hard 50” murder sentence of a Wichita man on Friday, but refused to rule whether changes legislators made to the law last year can be applied.
Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of breaking into vehicle on KU campus
10:06 a.m., April 11, 2014 Updated 10:10 a.m.
A 34-year-old Lawrence man already on probation for a downtown Lawrence break-in earlier this year was arrested on suspicion of burglarizing a vehicle on the Kansas University campus Thursday evening.
19-year-old charged with rape pleads not guilty; plea deal possible
April 10, 2014
A 19-year-old Lawrence man pleaded not guilty to rape Thursday in Douglas County District Court on a charge filed in February that accused him of sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl in October 2013.
Tonganoxie man to be sentenced for 2013 Lawrence Bank robbery
April 10, 2014
A 43-year-old Tonganoxie man will be sentenced next month for his role in a 2013 Lawrence bank robbery. Randy Ashworth pleaded no contest to felony robbery Thursday in Douglas County District Court for the Feb. 13, 2013, robbery of Lawrence Bank, 100 E. Ninth St. He was scheduled for a preliminary hearing but waived the hearing after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Lawrence man flown to KU Hospital after accidentally shooting self in East Lawrence home
April 10, 2014
A 47-year-old Lawrence man is being flown by a LifeStar helicopter to Kansas University Hospital after a firearm he handled discharged and struck his leg just before noon Thursday.
Disabled military veteran victim of bizarre theft
April 10, 2014
Chris Sorrentino finished putting at the 10th green of the Alvamar members golf course one day in March when he turned around … and his golf cart was missing. By Giles Bruce
Federal prosecutors charge Lawrence man with falsifying tax return
April 9, 2014
Federal prosecutors charged a 30-year-old Lawrence man with filing a false tax return that claimed federal tax withholdings of $300,000 more than was true, the U.S Attorney’s office said Wednesday.
Man sentenced for illegally selling eagle feathers at Lawrence home
April 9, 2014
A man who illegally sold bald eagle and hawk feathers in Lawrence was sentenced Wednesday in federal court. By Sara Shepherd
Remodeled emergency dispatch center, new radio system showcased
April 9, 2014
The new radio system, which replaces a 15-year-old system, will allow dispatchers and public safety officials to more smoothly communicate with neighboring agencies.
Martin Miller, awaiting retrial of 2004 murder case, bonds out of jail
April 9, 2014
Martin K. Miller, 55, was released before noon Wednesday. Miller had been held on a $250,000 bond since being transferred from Lansing on March 19.
KU student arrested on suspicion of raping acquaintance in residence hall
08:53 a.m., April 9, 2014 Updated 03:51 p.m.
A 19-year-old Kansas University student was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of raping a fellow student Tuesday afternoon inside a residence hall.
Lawrence man ordered to undergo drug treatment for meth possession after prison sentences
03:50 p.m., April 8, 2014 Updated 04:20 p.m.
A Douglas County judge ordered a 43-year-old Lawrence man to undergo mandatory drug treatment for charges stemming from a 2013 arrest in which police found him in possession of methamphetamine and a “knuckle stun gun.”
Police: Lawrence bank robber arrested in Nebraska after taking cab there
11:13 a.m., April 6, 2014 Updated 12:04 p.m.
A Kansas City, Kan., man who robbed a west Lawrence credit union was arrested Saturday after taking a cab to Omaha, Neb., according to Lawrence police.
Police seeking suspect who robbed west Lawrence credit union, fled in a taxi
12:58 p.m., April 5, 2014 Updated 04:03 p.m.
Lawrence police are trying to identify and locate a man who robbed a west Lawrence credit union Saturday morning before leaving the scene in a taxi.
Man flown to KU Hospital with critical injuries
03:26 a.m., April 5, 2014 Updated 03:50 a.m.
A LifeStar helicopter transported a critically injured man the KU hospital early Saturday