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Lawrence police blotter for January 23

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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 141 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time ...

Local film about immigration in Garden City wins festival award

A locally made film about immigration has won an award at the 2020 Borrego Springs Film Festival in Southern California. The film, “Strangers in Town,” co-directed by Lawrence resident Stephen Lerner and Reuben Aaronson of Los Angeles, won the People’s Choice Documentary award. Lerner ...

Eudora police investigating 6th stolen vehicle case within a month

Six vehicles have been stolen in Eudora within the span of a month, according to a news release from the Eudora Police Department. The department said in a post on its Facebook page Jan. 16 that all six stolen vehicles had the keys inside of them at the time of the thefts. Five of the six ...

Man, teenager killed in Franklin County car accident

A man and a teenager from Rantoul were both killed in a car accident Wednesday in Franklin County, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report. James Gregory Tracy, 67, and Harry Ray Mock Jr., 14, were eastbound on Kansas Highway 68 about 8 miles east of Ottawa in a Volkswagen Passat ...

Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of aggravated criminal sodomy

A 21-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy Wednesday evening, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log. Jail records indicate the man was arrested at the same address listed as his home on a probable cause warrant just after 8 p.m. ...

Kansas Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit over judicial funding

Topeka — Kansas’ high court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit over funding for the state’s court system filed by six trial-court judges against the Republican-controlled Legislature. The state Supreme Court said in a short order signed by Chief Justice Marla Luckert that it’s ...

Crave special section: On the menu in Lawrence

A NOTE FROM EDITOR CHAD LAWHORN: Lawrence seems to love restaurants. They’ve become a part of our identity, in some ways, and certainly a major part of our entertainment scene. With that in mind, we wanted to do something that gave readers a bit more of an extended look at Lawrence restaurant ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 22

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 150 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time ...

KU forward Silvio De Sousa suspended indefinitely following rivalry game brawl

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa has been suspended from the team indefinitely for his role in Tuesday night’s fight between the Kansas and Kansas State men’s basketball programs. KU coach Bill Self announced the suspension just before noon on Wednesday. “I have suspended Silvio De Sousa ...