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Teen sentenced to probation for bringing gun to Lawrence High School

A teen boy convicted of bringing a gun to Lawrence High School was sentenced Wednesday to nine months of probation. The charges stem from an incident on Feb. 6, when the boy reportedly threw his school-issued laptop at a door, breaking the window in the door, the Journal-World reported. The ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 21

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 248 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence woman dies after truck hits her moped

A woman died Tuesday night in southeast Lawrence after a truck hit the moped she was riding, police said. The woman, a 24-year-old Lawrence resident, was riding her moped in the 2700 block of Haskell Avenue when a pickup truck hit her, police said in a news release Wednesday morning. The woman ...

Defendant in Lawrence murder case pushes to delay next hearing

A Lawrence man charged with first-degree murder and vehicular homicide now wants to delay his next court appearance, after last week raising concerns about how slowly the case was moving. Steven A. Drake III, 22, objected to his last defense attorney’s Aug. 12 motion to withdraw from his ...

Lawrence registered sex offender sentenced to 10 years for child porn

A registered sex offender from Lawrence was sentenced to a decade in federal prison for possession of child pornography, according to a news release from the U.S. District Court in Kansas. Benjamin Grace, 32, was identified in an FBI investigation of an internet service involved in the ...