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Lawrence police blotter for August 13

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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 256 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

KCK police fatally shoot rifle-toting man near Legends shopping area

Story updated at 3:59 p.m. Tuesday KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Kansas City, Kansas, police shot and killed a man on Tuesday who told a hotel manager that he had killed his wife and was heading to a popular shopping and restaurant area. The "very angry and distraught" man entered the Country Inn ...

Damage to gate at KU chancellor’s residence estimated at $1,500

It’s not clear exactly how, but a gate to the University of Kansas chancellor’s residence was damaged over the weekend. Deputy Chief James Anguiano, of KU police, said Tuesday that someone had caused an estimated $1,500 in damage to a gate leading to 1532 Lilac Lane from Louisiana Street. ...

State of Kansas pays Planned Parenthood’s legal bills over Medicaid

WICHITA — A court filing shows Kansas’ failed effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood will cost the state more than $464,300 in attorney fees, expenses and other costs. A stipulation filed Monday in federal court in Kansas comes after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected last ...

The Paper Plains Literary Festival coming to Lawrence next spring

Organizers of a literary festival set for next spring are lining up authors for the four-day event in Lawrence. “The Paper Plains Literary Festival,” scheduled for April 23-26, 2020, will be a collaboration of the University of Kansas Hall Center, The Commons, the Raven Book Store and the ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 12

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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 169 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence murder trial delayed as defense attorney withdraws from case

Story updated at 6:24 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12: A jury trial for a Lawrence man charged with shooting another man in the doorway of his home nearly two years ago has been delayed again as his appointed attorney has withdrawn from the case. Steven A. Drake III, 22, is charged with first-degree ...