Public Safety

Lawrence woman to stand trial for July 2014 slaying in East Lawrence

More than a year and a half after a Lawrence woman was slain in her New York Street home, the woman who police say is responsible will stand trial.A first-degree murder charge was filed against Angelica Kulp, 39, last Tuesday and she is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 23.According ...

Fire departments deal with spate of grass fires Saturday in rural Douglas County

Rural fire departments around Douglas County responded to three grass fires Saturday afternoon, one of which destroyed a small cattle shed in the southeast portion of the county.Randy DeMersseman, fire chief of the Palmyra Township Fire Department, said his department responded to the fire that ...

Lawrence man, 18, faces felony sex crime charge

An 18-year-old Lawrence man faces a felony charge after police said he committed a sex crime. The man was arrested Sunday after a traffic stop in Eudora, said Eudora Police Chief Bill Edwards. He appeared in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday afternoon where one felony charge of ...

KU Crime Blotter: Week of Feb. 8 through Feb. 14

The following incidents were reported to the Kansas University Office of Public Safety between Monday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 14. Incidents are listed by the dates they were reported.Feb. 14• Someone burglarized the equipment rental office at Ambler Student Recreation Center between Feb. 11 ...

West Lawrence home suffers significant damage in early morning fire

No injuries were reported in an early Monday morning house fire in western Lawrence, first responders said.At 1:47 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire at a two-story home at 4612 Woodridge Drive, said Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Eve Tolefree. Those first on the scene ...

Lawrence man, 18, arrested in Eudora on suspicion of sex crimes

An 18-year-old Lawrence man was arrested in Eudora shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday on suspicion of sex crimes, according to Douglas County Jail records. The man was arrested on suspicion of one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and three counts of criminal sodomy of a child older ...

Police investigating after man stabbed multiple times

A 39-year-old Lawrence man is in stable condition after being stabbed multiple times Saturday night, according to Lawrence police. Around 8 p.m. Saturday, emergency responders found the man critically injured inside an apartment in the 2100 block of Haskell Avenue, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted ...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.The U.S. Marshals Service in Washington confirmed Scalia’s death at a private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas. Spokeswoman Donna Sellers said Scalia had retired the ...

Firefighters respond to house fire near 23rd and Harper; no injuries reported

Lawrence fire crews responded to a house fire Friday afternoon in the neighborhood southeast of 23rd and Harper streets.Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews arrived at a house in the 1700 block of East 24th Terrace around 1 p.m. Smoke was visible from the roof of the house, and ...

Wrongfully convicted Floyd Bledsoe seeks videotaped interrogations in Kansas

Topeka ? A Kansas man who spent nearly 16 years in prison for a killing his brother later admitted to testified for a measure that would require law enforcement to record some interrogations.The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement groups oppose the measure, which mandates ...

KU Crime Blotter: Jan. 25 through Feb. 7

The following incidents were reported to the Kansas University Office of Public Safety between Monday, Jan. 25, and Sunday, Feb. 7. Incidents are listed by the dates they were reported.Feb. 5• Police found someone in possession of a controlled substance, marijuana and drug paraphernalia about ...

Student leading diversity push at KU arrested on campus on drug charges

A Kansas University student who has been a vocal leader of a group pushing for diversity improvements at KU was arrested Friday on campus. Kennedi Grant, 20, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, according to Douglas County ...

Lawrence man arrested after allegedly using stolen credit cards

Lawrence police arrested a 52-year-old man on Wednesday after he allegedly used a credit card several times that had been reported stolen.Lawrence Paul Stroda, of Lawrence, faces five counts of criminal use of a financial card, according to police records. A police spokesman said the ...

Kansas Senate approves bill to lessen marijuana penalties

Topeka ? Kansas would decrease penalties for first and second-time marijuana possession under a bill overwhelmingly approved Wednesday by the state Senate, though pot users still could face stiff fines and time in a county jail.The Senate approved the measure, 38-1. It's a narrow version of ...

Woman, 21, robbed at knifepoint on West Sixth Street

A 21-year-old woman reported that she was robbed at knifepoint near an apartment complex on West Sixth Street, Lawrence Police said early Tuesday. Around 10:30 p.m. Monday, the woman reported that she had been robbed of an undetermined amount of cash by a man who displayed a knife, said Sgt. ...

Police investigating strong-arm robbery

One male victim was the target of an alleged strong-arm robbery by four male suspects around 1 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of Ohio Street, according to the Lawrence Police Department. Sgt. Ted Bordman with Lawrence police said no arrests have been made. “We’ve got very little to go on,” ...