Public Safety

Woman attacked while walking near downtown Lawrence, police say

Police say a woman on foot near downtown Lawrence early Friday morning was attacked from behind by a man who grabbed her and covered her mouth. The incident happened about 12:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Vermont Street, the Lawrence Police Department said in a tweet Friday morning. The ...

Former student-athlete sues KU, claiming mold in dorm room made her sick

A former student-athlete is suing the University of Kansas because, she says, mold in her dorm room made her sick. The woman had a golf scholarship and moved into the on-campus Jayhawker Towers apartments in fall 2015, the beginning of her freshman year. Throughout September and October of ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 20

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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 266 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

KBI investigating alleged criminal activity within Baldwin City Police Department

Story updated at 4:32 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018: The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into alleged criminal activity by Baldwin City Police Department personnel, a KBI spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. The KBI's investigation began shortly before Police Chief Greg Neis resigned ...

Baldwin City police chief resigns immediately, months before planned retirement

Updated story - KBI investigating alleged criminal activity within Baldwin City Police Department Baldwin City Police Chief Greg Neis has resigned from the post he has held for the past nine years, a Baldwin City councilman said Wednesday. Councilman Tony Brown said the City Council ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 19

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 227 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Third man arrested in armed robberies where one suspect reportedly wore scary mask

A third man charged with aggravated robbery and other crimes from a February home-invasion spree is now in custody at the Douglas County Jail. One of the suspects reportedly robbed people in two apartments while wearing a creepy, smiling mask like one from the horror movie “The Purge,” ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 18

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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 216 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Suspect pretending to have gun robs, punches man outside Lawrence business

Police say a man reportedly pretended to have a gun in his pocket when he robbed someone Tuesday morning outside a central Lawrence business. After taking the money, the suspect threw a punch. The robbery happened shortly before 10:30 a.m. near Sixth Street and Lawrence Avenue, Officer Derrick ...

Second Georgia man arrested in scary mask robberies in Lawrence

A second man from Georgia has been arrested in connection with a series of armed home-invasion robberies where one suspect reportedly wore a scary mask. Corey T. Allen, 30, of McDonough, Ga., made his first appearance in Douglas County District Court on Monday, after being booked into the ...

Eudora man convicted of molesting 5-year-old child

A Eudora man was convicted on Monday of molesting a 5-year-old child and will likely spend 10 years in prison for it. Philip J. Foster, 19, pleaded no contest to two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and was convicted by Douglas County District Court Judge Paula ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 17

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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 178 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Man shot by Lawrence police in May arrested after weekend traffic stop

A man who was shot by a Lawrence police officer when a traffic stop devolved into a fight in May got arrested this weekend, after another traffic stop. Akira S. Lewis, 35, of Lawrence, was arrested in connection with a traffic stop made by a Lawrence police officer about 9:40 p.m. Saturday in ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 16

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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 257 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...