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Lawrence police blotter for July 10

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

Kansas Supreme Court justice to retire, setting up replacement by Kelly

Story updated at 8:53 p.m. Wednesday TOPEKA — A Kansas Supreme Court justice whose votes for abortion rights and against the death penalty made him a political target plans to retire in three months, allowing Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to name a replacement before the Republican-controlled ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 9

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

Affidavit: Lawrence woman burned home after she was denied entry

A Lawrence woman is facing felony charges for lighting a home on fire after the homeowner denied her entry to the house, according to an arrest affidavit in the case. Samantha Phelan Yellow Wolf, 29, was arrested at her home at 3:57 p.m. June 17 for an incident that occurred on June 3, ...

Letter with human ashes spurs St. Joseph city hall to evacuate

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Officials in a northwestern Missouri city say a letter filled with a white, granular substance that spurred an evacuation contained human ashes. St. Joseph spokeswoman Mary Robertson said the city finance department evacuated Monday after a staffer opened the letter and ...

Kansas judge won’t give go-ahead for telemedicine abortions

TOPEKA — A state-court judge declined Monday to give a Kansas clinic permission to provide telemedicine abortions. Shawnee County District Judge Teresa Watson rejected a request from the Trust Women Foundation for an injunction to block the state from subjecting the clinic and its doctors ...

2 arrested after car chase at east edge of Lawrence

Two people in a stolen car were arrested after leading law enforcement on a chase that ended at the east edge of Lawrence Monday, authorities say. At one point the car reportedly was driving the wrong way on 23rd Street. The incident started about 11:10 a.m., when a Douglas County Sheriff’s ...