The Yellow Tape

2007 Douglas County crime stats higher than state average

Jesse Fray

There was more crime in Douglas County last year, as compared to the state average.According to [recent statistics released by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (PDF)][1], in 2007 there were 55 crimes for every 1,000 people living in Douglas County. That compares to the state average of about 41 crimes ...

Accident causes significant damage to two mobile homes

Jesse Fray

What a wake-up call.A Lawrence family was asleep inside their mobile home Saturday morning, when an empty car slammed into it. Another mobile home was then knocked off its foundation.The incident was caused by 38-year-old Daryl Pickens Jr., of Baldwin City, a police report said.Police said Pickens was driving a ...


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