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Caitlin Doornbos (Crime/courts reporter)

Caitlin Doornbos is the crime and courts reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World.

Recent stories

Dud’ fireworks discovered as source of explosion north of Lawrence
October 20, 2014
Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the sound of an explosion after neighbors reported feeling the ground shake just before 7 p.m. Sunday.
Drivers cautioned during deer mating season
October 17, 2014
Drivers, look out: Kansas deer are on the move and looking for mates. Mid-October through Thanksgiving is prime mating season for deer.
Topeka man arrested after late-night police chase, alleged assault
October 16, 2014
A 34-year-old Topeka man was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of seven crimes, including criminal possession of a firearm by a felon and assault on a law enforcement officer after a late-night foot chase and tussle with a Lawrence police officer.
Q&A with Kansas House District 10 candidates Wilson, VanWyhe
October 16, 2014
Democrat Rep. John Wilson and Republican Nick VanWyhe are campaigning to represent House District 10 in the Kansas Legislature. The Journal-World asked the candidates to respond to a few of the issues dominating this election season.
Two people allegedly attempt armed robbery of taxi driver; gunshot fired
October 15, 2014
Lawrence police responded to a call of an attempted armed robbery last week when a taxi driver reported two individuals tried to rob him while he was on duty in his cab, Lawrence Police Department spokeswoman Kim Murphree said.
Police execute search warrant as part of ongoing drug investigation
01:01 p.m., October 15, 2014 Updated 03:20 p.m.
Lawrence police executed a search warrant of an apartment near the intersection of 14th and Massachusetts streets as part of an ongoing drug investigation, Lawrence Police Department spokesman Trent McKinley said.
Get to know the candidates: Kansas House District 10
October 15, 2014
With the Nov. 4 election just weeks away, the Journal-World caught up with the candidates running to represent the Kansas House Districts encompassing Lawrence. Republican Nick VanWyhe and incumbent Rep. John Wilson, a Democrat, are campaigning to represent House District 10 in the Kansas Legislature.
Man shot outside Lawrence apartment complex; police searching for suspect
October 15, 2014
A man shot in the hand while outside a Lawrence apartment complex Wednesday morning is being treated for his injury at Lawrence Memorial Hospital as police search for the unidentified male assailant. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department or CrimeStoppers.
21-year-old men charged with rape denied bond reduction; one man released from jail
04:05 p.m., October 14, 2014 Updated 06:10 p.m.
Douglas County District Judge Kay Huff set a Nov. 4 preliminary hearing on Tuesday for two 21-year-old men charged with rape after two victims alleged they were sexual assaulted in Kansas University’s Hashinger Residence Hall during the early-morning hours of Sept. 28.
Q&A with Kansas House District 46 candidates Highberger, Robinson
October 14, 2014
Democrat Dennis “Boog” Highberger and Republican J. Douglas “Doug” Robinson are campaigning to represent House District 46 in the Kansas Legislature, the seat formerly held by gubernatorial candidate Rep. Paul Davis, of Lawrence. With the Nov. 4 election just weeks away, the Journal-World asked the candidates to respond to a few of the issues dominating this election season.

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Recent photos

Lawrence teenagers Rueben Wesley, from right, Kayla Clouse and Khoza Simpson-Banda were first in line at outside Urban Outfitters for the sidewalk sale. They snagged their place at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Patriotic Lawrencians learn about Lawrence veterans on a cemetery tour July 4, 2014.

Bob Wandel, dressed in historical clothing, points out the rounded-top shape of a Civil War tombstone.

Bob Wandel, dressed in historical clothing, speaks about the gravestone of a Lawrence soldier during a walking tour of Oak Hill Cemetery on July 4, 2014.

Liberty Memorial Central Middle School eighth-grader Ana Hurt stands with two shopping carts filled with healthy food donations at Dillons, 1740 Massachusetts St., while participating in Douglas County United Way's "Day of Action."

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