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Lawrence crime

Fraternity is first KU organization sanctioned for sexual misconduct, though alcohol and hazing are regular complaints
October 12, 2014
Kansas University disciplines several organizations a year for alcohol and hazing, but the recent sanction of a fraternity for sexual misconduct is a first. Allegations of sexual assault at the Kappa Sigma house over homecoming weekend mark the first formal complaint and disciplinary action against an organization for sexual misconduct, according to KU. By Sara Shepherd
Two 21-year-old men, one a KU student, charged with rape; bond set at $50,000
October 9, 2014
Assistant Douglas County District Attorney Katy Britton has charged two 21-year-old men, one a Kansas University student, with rape of a victim who was incapable of giving consent.
Witnesses unable to identify man charged in March homicide
October 9, 2014
The two men who present during a March homicide were unable to identify a man charged with the crime during a preliminary hearing in Douglas County District Court Thursday. Archie Lamont Robinson, 29, of Topeka is charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery in connection with the death of Patrick Roberts, 39, of Lawrence.
Two men, one a student, arrested on suspicion of rape at KU residence hall
October 8, 2014
Two 21-year-old men, one a Kansas University student, were arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of rape. The alleged rapes occurred between 2 and 5 a.m. Sept. 28 in Hashinger Residence Hall, KU Police Department spokesman Capt. James Anguiano said.
Eudora men arrested on suspicion of firearm, drug offenses in North Lawrence
October 6, 2014
Two Eudora men were booked into Douglas County jail Monday on suspicion of several firearm- and drug-related charges after one of them was allegedly seen waving a gun around in North Lawrence.
Man sentenced to 30 months for Franklin County bank robbery
October 6, 2014
A man who helped rob a Franklin County bank was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office announced.
Police investigate alleged weekend sex assault in central Lawrence
October 6, 2014
Police are investigating a sexual assault that reportedly occurred over the weekend in central Lawrence.
Police name motorcyclist critically injured in weekend crash
October 6, 2014
The man critically injured in a weekend motorcycle accident at the west edge of town was Andrew Ball, 33, of Lawrence, according to Lawrence police.
Group of KU greeks form task force to respond to sexual assault allegations
October 3, 2014
A group of Kansas University fraternity and sorority members have formed a new task force addressing sexual assault within the greek community following recent sexual assault allegations concerning two campus fraternities.
Prosecutor: Douglas County plea deal illustrates complexity of child injury case
October 3, 2014
According to prosecutors, a Eudora man’s case illustrates the types of decisions they must make when offering plea deals. “To be really simple about it, we couldn’t prove the child abuse,” District Attorney Charles Branson said. “The only information we had was the information (Michael Radice) provided and the nature of the injuries.”
IRS phone scammers continue ‘threatening’ calls
October 3, 2014
The woman on the line told Juin Thomas she was from the IRS, that Thomas owed back taxes and that if she didn’t pay immediately the police would come to her door. “It sounded so legit,” said Thomas, a Lawrence retiree who got the call this week. “It took me a little while to figure out it was a scam.” Despite media attention and IRS warnings about such scams in recent months, officials say similar calls keep rolling in to households nationwide. By Sara Shepherd
Two local agencies receive grants to combat sexual assault, domestic violence
October 2, 2014
Two local agencies will receive state grants in 2015 to combat domestic violence and sexual assault in the community.
Wichita woman convicted for felony theft
October 1, 2014
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced Wednesday that a jury convicted a Wichita woman of felony theft between $25,000 and $100,000.
County Commission hires Treanor Architects to study jail expansion
October 1, 2014
Treanor Architects has been hired by the Douglas County Commission to research what specific needs must be met if the county jail were to be expanded.
Woman struck in crosswalk on KU campus
October 1, 2014
A female KU student was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with a leg injury after being struck by a vehicle on the Kansas University campus just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, KU Police spokesman Capt. James Anguiano said.