Public Safety

Last defendant in Motel 6 murder case gets new attorney, new date for 2nd trial

A new attorney is on board for the man who will go on trial a second time in the Motel 6 murder case. Instead of January as initially planned, a new trial is now scheduled to begin April 22, 2019. In July, a jury convicted two men of manslaughter in the case but couldn’t agree on a verdict ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 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. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 185 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 238 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lieutenant files to run for Douglas County sheriff in 2020

A 20-year veteran of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has filed to run sheriff. Jay Armbrister, 42, of Baldwin City, filed Oct. 4 to run as a Democrat. Armbrister said he filed early because he was eager to share his candidacy with county residents. “It’s always been my goal to be ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 15

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

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 14

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

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 13

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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 215 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 12

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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 256 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Police search for suspect on KU campus following car chase; man still at large

Story last updated at 2:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 State and local law enforcement units searched for a suspect on the University of Kansas campus Friday morning following a car chase, but by Friday afternoon the search had ended and the man was still at large. Kansas Highway Patrol Lt. Dennis ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 11

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

KU student jailed on suspicion of rape, released

A University of Kansas student was booked into jail early Thursday morning on suspicion of rape, but later released without being charged, pending further investigation. On Wednesday, a female student reported to KU police that she’d been sexually assaulted a few weeks earlier, in the early ...

KCMO man is 5th person arrested in Lawrence home-invasion robbery and shooting

A woman was recently convicted and sent to prison for shooting a man during a home-invasion robbery at a Lawrence apartment in December. A total of four additional suspects have now been arrested and charged in connection with the same incident, the newest one being booked into the Douglas ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 10

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

Woman captured after police chase in Lawrence ends in crash

A woman was detained after a police chase that traveled down Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence and ended in a crash Wednesday morning. The incident started about 10:30 a.m. at Seventh and Massachusetts streets, where an officer trying to check the woman’s welfare asked her to move ...