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Former KU wide receiver Omigie arrested in robbery case that ensnared Chris Martin

That might be true if he was charged in federal court. But this is state court. And the Republicans legislature here already expanded the drug grid to reduce sentencing. Or maybe you didn't realize there was a problem with overcrowding on nonviolent offenses in Kansas. Or that Holder is following the trends set by the States.

August 13, 2013 at 1:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach considering filing charges against protesters who came to his home

I think the rationale is that because he listed his home address as his law firm address, that negates the trespassing. For example, if a group were to go to the door of a local law firm in downtown Lawrence, that group would not be trespassing (unless of course, some representative of that law firm told them to vacate the premises). Because no one was home at the Kobach residence, no one told the group to leave, therefore there was no trespass.

I would be shocked if any charges are filed against anyone -- though I suspect Mr. Kobach will change the address on his attorney registration.

June 17, 2013 at 5:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

DUI bill that would allow stiffer charges passes in Kansas Legislature

Au Contraire. The classic "60s formula" for Schlitz was brought back in 2008. Along with it came the classic premium price. Tall boys are available at most of your finer package stores in the Lawrence area. It is no longer a bottom tier beer.

April 2, 2013 at 1:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jenkins defeats Schlingensiepen in U.S. House race

Perhaps you missed the news this morning about the presidential election results.

I think Merill meant what he said.

November 7, 2012 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police respond to gunshots at former chief’s house

The chief is being less than honest. Under the city code, there is no specific intent requirement for discharging a firearm in town. If he intended to fire the gun, whether he thought he was shooting at invisible pirates or pink elephants, it is against city code. See Lawrence Municipal Code § 14-407 ("No person shall discharge or fire off any firearms of any kind within this City").

No one ever said the gun accidentally went off five times. At a bare minimum, he should be charged. Whether he goes to trial, resolves the matter via diversion (with a structured treatment program), or makes some other kind of plea deal, he should be charged like any other civilian.

August 14, 2012 at 10:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Raises still biggest sticking point in teacher negotiations

Admin, please remove and block the spam. One cut and paste per thread is enough.

June 7, 2012 at 1:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: City may lower golf fees at Eagle Bend; old Jet Lag Lounge gets new look; Jos. A. Bank begins downtown venture; 'bank robbery' tonight

Are you trying to rewrite history? If so, Special Agent Johnny Utah will have to be recruited into the effort.

September 30, 2011 at 10:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback wants KDOT to reopen study of installing cable barriers along K-10 from Lawrence to I-435

Thought maybe a reminder is in order that we don't know if he was under the influence of drugs. We only know that there were at least detectable levels of marijuana, benzodiazepine, and methadone in his system.

April 25, 2011 at 6:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Equal rights

Too bad your opinion is irrelevant to the constitutionality of gay marriage.

August 18, 2010 at 2:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Equal rights

It's not what the majority believes that matters. It is what the constitution requires. And if anyone reads Perry v Swarzeneggener, they will realize that there is a big problem with anti-gay marriage laws (or constitutional provisions) passing federal constitutional muster - specifically, under the due process and equal protection clauses.

August 18, 2010 at 2:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )