Public Safety

Break-in at Hurst Diamonds: door and jewelry case smashed

Police are investigating a break-in at a Lawrence jewelry store Wednesday after responding to an alarm at the business and finding the front door smashed.https://goo.gl/maps/hQNSp6QXbEG2Around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to an automated alarm at Hurst Diamonds, 520 W. 23rd St., ...

Police investigating armed robbery in northern Lawrence, seeking 2 suspects

Lawrence Police are investigating an armed robbery in northern Lawrence Wednesday.Officers were dispatched to a home in the Pine Hills Mobile Home Park, at 101 North Michigan St., just before 2 a.m. Wednesday after two men allegedly stole cash and two cellphones, Lawrence police spokeswoman Kim ...

Mayetta man arrested on suspicion of burglary

A 19-year-old Mayetta man was arrested early Monday on suspicion of aggravated burglary, according to a report from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.Sgt. Trent McKinley, spokesman for the Lawrence Police Department, said officers were dispatched to the 3400 block of Chance Lane where a ...

Police investigating business break-ins in south Lawrence

Lawrence Police are investigating after at least two south Lawrence businesses were broken into early Monday.A burglary alarm alerted officers to a possible break-in at the Sport Clips, 3140 Iowa Street, just after 12:40 a.m.Radio traffic from arriving officers indicated that a door was found ...

Four injured in crash near K-10, I-70

Four people, including two children, were injured in a two-car accident on Interstate 70 on Sunday afternoon, 2 miles west of the the K-10 exit, according to a Kansas Turnpike Authority report.Both cars were westbound when one, a Pontiac G6 driven by Jamisha Latrice Harris, 25, of Overland ...

Lawrence police train public on ‘Fair and Impartial Policing’

About 25 Lawrence residents on Saturday learned from Lawrence Police Department officers about “Fair and Impartial Policing” training officers are given to address the topics of racial and other bias-based policing.From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., participants learned about recognizing their natural ...

KU can’t expel student over tweets, Kansas Court of Appeals rules

Topeka ? The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Kansas University cannot expel a student for misconduct that occurs off campus, and it ordered Navid Yeasin to be reinstated as a student.But the three-judge panel declined to answer one of the larger questions in the case: whether tweets ...

Jury finds Heskett guilty of second-degree murder in home-care death

Jurors on Wednesday found a Eudora man guilty of second-degree murder in the 2014 death of his disabled home-care client.Ronald Eugene Heskett, 49, was accused of twisting a towel around the neck of Vance “Van” Moulton, 65, on Sept. 12, 2014, and asphyxiating him.Jurors deliberated for more ...

Appellate judges hear cases at KU, discuss state of Kansas judiciary

Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Steve Leben acknowledged Tuesday that public confidence in the judicial system, and especially the U.S. Supreme Court, has been eroding in recent years, with public attitudes becoming more polarized along party lines, and he questioned how much longer that can ...

Man killed in single-vehicle accident on Stull Road identified

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man killed Friday in a single-vehicle accident on Stull Road. Sgt. Kristen Dymacek, a spokeswoman for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, said Dallas Burton, 65, of Overbrook, was driving a pickup truck westbound in the 300 block ...