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Mother of man killed at Lawrence motel found dead; estranged husband said he killed her before shootout near Legends

A missing woman was found dead in Arkansas hours after police fatally shot her estranged, rifle-toting husband near a popular shopping area in Kansas City, Kansas, authorities said Wednesday. The body of 49-year-old Sylvia Ussery-Pearson was found Tuesday night in northwestern Arkansas' Benton ...

Family of 7 displaced after structure fire near KU’s West Campus

A structure fire Wednesday afternoon displaced a family of seven, according to a news release from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical. Crews were dispatched to 1906 Marvonne Road, a home near the University of Kansas West Campus, at 3:43 p.m. Wednesday, the release said. There they found ...

KCMO man sentenced to 32 months in Lawrence Motel 6 shooting

Story updated at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019: A judge on Wednesday sentenced Shawn K. Smith, 20, of Kansas City, Mo., to 32 months in prison in connection with a 2017 hotel room shootout that left one man dead and two others injured. Smith has already served 698 days of that, or ...

Hy-Vee launches investigation of incident involving credit card data

An unknown number of Hy-Vee customers may have had their credit card data compromised, the grocer that operates in Lawrence warned on Wednesday. Hy-Vee is investigating a “security incident” at its credit card readers at Hy-Vee-owned gas pumps, restaurants and drive-thru coffee shops. The ...

Ruling holds U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas in contempt

Story updated at 11:52 a.m. Thursday WICHITA — Prosecutors in the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City, Kansas, improperly listened to recorded communications between inmates and their defense attorneys and willfully violated court orders during an independent investigation of the systemic ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 14

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