Public Safety

KU football player, another KU student injured in wreck that killed Oskaloosa man

A University of Kansas football player and another KU student were injured Friday in an accident that killed an Oskaloosa man. Nicholas Caudle, 20, a redshirt freshman safety from Atchison, and his passenger, Dongchen Chen, 20, of Lawrence, were traveling south on U.S. Highway 59 at 2:40 p.m. ...

Massachusetts Street triple murder trial pushed back until June

The trial for the man charged with fatally shooting three people on Massachusetts Street in 2017, which had been set to begin Feb. 4, has been delayed until June. The two-week trial for Anthony L. Roberts Jr., 21, of Topeka, is now set to begin June 10 in Douglas County District Court. His ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 216 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Fourth suspect in 2017 Lawrence robbery, shooting sentenced to prison

Four of five suspects in a December 2017 home-invasion robbery and shooting have now been sent to prison. The 21-year-old victim in that incident was flown to an area hospital, but survived — though with a bullet still lodged in his body. Brian L. Proctor, 26, of Lawrence, was sentenced this ...

Police investigating after dead dog found in southern Lawrence

Police are investigating after a dog was found dead Thursday in southern Lawrence. According to the police department's Twitter account, the dog was found near a pond in the area of 29th and Missouri streets. The department asked anyone with information on the incident to contact dispatchers ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 177 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Former KU soccer player charged with molesting student

A former goalkeeper for the University of Kansas soccer team has been charged with molesting a student while coaching and working as a teacher's aide at a Seattle high school. Court records show that 35-year-old Meghan Miller was charged last month with third-degree child molestation and two ...

Pedestrian who was hit by vehicle at 6th and Michigan now in stable condition

A woman who suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle Saturday night is now in stable condition, Lawrence police Sgt. Amy Rhoads said Wednesday in an email to the Journal-World. The woman, 68, was crossing the street at Sixth and Michigan streets when a Chevrolet ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 9

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

KU football player Pooka Williams applies for diversion in domestic battery case

Updated 9:40 a.m. Wednesday University of Kansas star football player Pooka Williams has applied for a diversion of the domestic battery charge he is facing, his attorney Hatem B. Chahine said Wednesday morning, and the court has granted his request. The terms of the diversion were not ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 8

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

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 7

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