Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for July 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. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 250 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 210 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

2 people shot in southern Lawrence; suspect and police officer also injured

Updated story - Suspect in double shooting booked into jail, faces 2 attempted second-degree murder charges Two people were shot Monday evening in southern Lawrence and were taken to regional hospitals with life-threatening injuries, according to police, who said the suspect in the case and ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 188 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

July 4 in Lawrence: what’s allowed, where to watch fireworks and more

Lawrence is officially a fireworks-free city, but organizers of the new Lawrence Go Fourth festival are promising a bigger display of firepower this year than ever before. Mike Logan, owner of downtown’s The Granada Theater, has taken over organizing the community’s Independence Day ...

KU computer hacker granted probation, ordered to apologize to professors

A former University of Kansas student who hacked into the school's computer system and changed his failing grades to A’s was granted probation for the resulting felony convictions. He also must write letters apologizing to the professors he fraudulently signed in as. As the prosecutor and ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 241 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Vinland Airport owner makes emergency plane landing in resident’s yard

The owner of Vinland Airport was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday in a private yard near the airport. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report, David McFarlane, 67, of Baldwin City, was practicing engine-fail maneuvers shortly before noon Saturday in a rebuilt 1970 Cessna ...

Lawrence police blotter for June 30

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

Police arrest suspect after overnight armed standoff in north-central Lawrence

A three-and-a-half hour armed standoff in north-central Lawrence ended Saturday morning with one arrest and a shot fired by a Lawrence police officer, but no injuries. At 9:52 p.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of North Crestline Drive for a report involving disturbance ...

Father accused in shooting death of Lawrence toddler makes first court appearance

A Lawrence man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the September 2017 shooting death of his 1-year-old daughter made a first appearance in Douglas County District Court on Friday. The man, Chance M. Smith, 32, is charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of ...

Firefighters extinguish fire at Lawrence apartment complex clubhouse

Officials are investigating the cause of a fire Friday afternoon at the clubhouse of an apartment complex in southeastern Lawrence. Firefighters were called around 2:24 p.m. to a reported fire at 2411 Louisiana St., Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Lyle Schwartz said. Upon ...

Lawrence police blotter for June 29

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

City worker injured in accident involving sanitation truck

A city employee was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning for injuries suffered in an accident involving a sanitation truck. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical confirmed that it responded around 10:35 a.m. Wednesday to a call regarding an accident in an alley along the ...