Public Safety

Kansas to review Amber Alert system after faulty broadcast

Topeka ? Kansas has announced plans to review its Amber Alert system after a faulty alert this week.Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a release Wednesday that he's ordered a review of the state's Amber Alert operations after a Wichita Amber Alert on Tuesday failed to activate on ...

Preliminary hearing rescheduled for stepfather accused of leaving infant in trash

Because of an unavailable witness and a large amount of evidence to be examined, the preliminary hearing of a Lawrence man accused of putting his 9-month-old stepdaughter in an apartment complex's trash was rescheduled on Wednesday.The man, Marquis Young, 27, faces felony charges of attempted ...

Accident report diagrams what may have happened in Ninth Street fatality

The man hit and killed by a car Friday evening was likely crossing West Ninth Street improperly and wearing difficult-to-see clothing at the time, police say.Both factors apparently contributed to the accident, according to a Lawrence Police Department report.Just before 9:30 p.m. Friday, ...

Sexual battery, solicitation of a child reported in a Lawrence trailer park

Two sex crimes were reported Saturday in a trailer park on Lawrence's north side.Just after 7:30 p.m. Saturday, three officers responded to the 100 block of Arkansas Street for a sex-crime report, according to Lawrence Police Department activity logs.A number of mobile homes sit within the 100 ...

Pedestrian killed by car on Ninth Street was longtime KU employee

The Lawrence Police Department has identified the pedestrian killed by a car Friday as a longtime University of Kansas employee.According to a news release Monday from the department's public affairs officer, Sgt. Amy Rhoads, 58-year-old Bruce Coburn, of Lawrence, was walking southbound at 9:28 ...

One person killed in accident along Ninth Street, police say

One person was killed Friday evening after an accident along Ninth Street, police say.Around 10 p.m. Lawrence Police officers responded to an accident near the intersection of Ninth and Mississippi streets, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Mark Unruh. There, a car hit a male pedestrian, who was ...

Lawrence man convicted of beating college student he met on Tinder

A Lawrence man was convicted Friday of beating a college student he met over the social media dating application Tinder.Shane Steven Allen, 31, was arrested on April 22 after he was accused of confining a 20-year-old woman to his home and beating her repeatedly over a six-day period. The woman ...

Armed robbery reported on Lawrence’s southwest side

An armed robbery was reported Thursday afternoon on the southwest side of Lawrence, police records show.At 2:56 p.m., 15 officers responded to the 2500 block of West 31st Street for a report of an armed robbery, according to Lawrence Police Department incident logs.On Thursday Lawrence Police ...

Employee sues state over alleged rape at mental hospital

Kansas City, Kan. ? An employee at Osawatomie State Hospital is suing the state of Kansas after she allegedly was raped at the institution.The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges female employees at the hospital were sexually and verbally abused by male patients, creating a “sexually ...

Victim in Oak Hill stabbing now in stable condition, police say

A man critically injured after he was stabbed last month is still receiving medical treatment, police said. The morning of Nov. 18, police arrived at 1518 Oak Hill Ave. and found 52-year-old James William Conlon with multiple stab wounds, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Amy Rhoads. Shortly thereafter ...

One man injured after kitchen fire at Encore Cafe

One man was injured after a wok caught fire Monday afternoon in the kitchen of Encore Cafe, 1007 Massachusetts St., firefighters said.The fire was reported just after 4 p.m., said Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Lyle Schwartz. The kitchen's fire-extinguishing equipment was ...

Excelsior Springs man accused of having sex within view of a 15-year-old

An Excelsior Springs, Mo., man is accused of having sex within view of a minor.Evan Wesley Kilgore, 25, surrendered himself to the Douglas County Jail on Thursday. He faces a single felony charge of lewd and lascivious behavior.In May 2015 Kilgore had sex "with knowledge or reasonable ...

Lawrence man apprehended in chase accused of probation violations and kidnapping

A Lawrence man accused of kidnapping and arrested Monday after an hourlong search involving dozens of heavily armed police officers has a criminal history and was most recently wanted on suspicion of skipping scheduled meetings with a parole officer and testing positive for drugs. Anthony ...

KU student killed in crash on K-10

A University of Kansas student was killed over Thanksgiving weekend in a single-vehicle crash in Johnson County.Nicholas Herren, 21, of Alma was a senior in KU’s School of Business and planned to graduate in the spring, according to a statement from KU. He also was a member of KU’s Navy ...

Police arrest suspect after chase, search near 25th and Louisiana

Officers armed with rifles and aided by police dogs arrested a man after an hourlong search Monday afternoon in the area of West 25th and Louisiana streets.Shortly before 3 p.m. officers saw a man with warrants out for his arrest — later identified as 22-year-old Anthony Deshaune Edwards — ...