Public Safety

Pet dog shot in rural Douglas County

A Douglas County dog was let outside Wednesday and returned home with buckshot in its hindquarters, the dog’s owner reported to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The dog was shot in the early afternoon after being let out of its home in the 100 block of North 2098 Road for about 30 to ...

Citizen grand jury disbands in Kobach case without returning indictment

Story updated at 5:39 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019: A citizen-initiated grand jury that was impaneled in January to investigate alleged election-related crimes by former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office has adjourned without bringing an indictment, according to a court ...

Lawrence police blotter for March 6

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

Student reports being raped in KU dorm

A University of Kansas student has reported to police that she was raped in her dorm last summer by a man she knew. The woman reported on Feb. 20 that she was raped by an acquaintance in August 2018 at Oliver Hall, 1815 Naismith Drive, said Deputy Chief James Anguiano of the KU Office of ...

Lawrence police plan DUI patrol this week

Lawrence police are planning to beef up DUI enforcement on Friday. The department will conduct a DUI “saturation patrol,” putting extra officers in the field specifically to look for motorists who show signs of impaired driving or other traffic violations, according to a department news ...

Lawrence man sentenced to 3 years prison in stabbing, ear-biting incident

A Lawrence man accused of violently attacking his roommate after doing drugs together in 2016 was sentenced Tuesday to just over three years in prison. A judge ordered Wynn S. A. Anderson, 39, to 37 months in prison followed by two years of post-release supervision, according to the Douglas ...

2nd brother sent to prison for armed robbery in Lawrence

A Lawrence man who committed an armed robbery with his brother in 2017 will join him in prison. Tavaras L. Hunter, 38, was sentenced Tuesday in Douglas County District Court to 10 years in prison followed by three years of post-release supervision, according to Dorothy Kliem, trial assistant ...

Lawrence police blotter for March 5

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

Lawrence police blotter for March 4

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

Man charged with rape stemming from 2017 Douglas County incident

Story updated: 2:50 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2019. A man has been charged in a sexual assault case stemming from crimes that allegedly occurred in 2017 in Douglas County. Steven W. Seyfarth, 23, of Batavia, Ill., was arrested on the charges in downtown Lawrence, according to Douglas County Jail ...

Jury finds man not guilty of raping KU student

Updated at 3:30 p.m. Monday A man has been acquitted of all charges in a rape case stemming from a 2015 incident in rural Douglas County. A jury on Monday found Andrew J. Flood, 24, not guilty of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy and attempted aggravated criminal sodomy against an unconscious ...

Lawrence police blotter for March 3

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

Man arrested after 120mph pursuit from Lawrence to Kansas City

Updated at 12:20 p.m. on Sunday A 20-year old Kansas City, Kan. man was arrested early Sunday morning after a Lawrence police officer attempted to make a traffic stop in North Lawrence, which led to a high speed chase. The officer attempted to stop a maroon 2014 Dodge Avenger in the area of ...

Lawrence police blotter for March 2

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

Lawrence police blotter for March 1

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

City begins search for new chief of fire and medical department

The search is underway for the next chief of the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical department. The city opened the application for the position late Thursday, and City Manager Tom Markus said the city was conducting a national search for the next chief. Markus said the main qualifications ...