Public Safety

Lawrence man arrested after reportedly pointing gun in road rage incident

A Lawrence man was arrested Tuesday evening after reportedly pointing a gun at a motorist on Sixth Street earlier the same day. “The alleged victim indicated that a male subject pointed a handgun in their direction” while traveling on West Sixth Street near Wisconsin Street around 5:20 ...

Teen sentenced to probation for bringing gun to Lawrence High School

A teen boy convicted of bringing a gun to Lawrence High School was sentenced Wednesday to nine months of probation. The charges stem from an incident on Feb. 6, when the boy reportedly threw his school-issued laptop at a door, breaking the window in the door, the Journal-World reported. The ...

Lawrence woman dies after truck hits her moped

A woman died Tuesday night in southeast Lawrence after a truck hit the moped she was riding, police said. The woman, a 24-year-old Lawrence resident, was riding her moped in the 2700 block of Haskell Avenue when a pickup truck hit her, police said in a news release Wednesday morning. The woman ...

Defendant in Lawrence murder case pushes to delay next hearing

A Lawrence man charged with first-degree murder and vehicular homicide now wants to delay his next court appearance, after last week raising concerns about how slowly the case was moving. Steven A. Drake III, 22, objected to his last defense attorney’s Aug. 12 motion to withdraw from his ...

Lawrence registered sex offender sentenced to 10 years for child porn

A registered sex offender from Lawrence was sentenced to a decade in federal prison for possession of child pornography, according to a news release from the U.S. District Court in Kansas. Benjamin Grace, 32, was identified in an FBI investigation of an internet service involved in the ...

FBI conducts investigation on KU’s campus, research facility in west Lawrence

Story updated at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted an investigation on the University of Kansas campus Tuesday and also was at the home of a KU researcher. The federal law enforcement agency was investigating at the university’s Life Sciences Research ...

Lawrence businessman found guilty in $15M bank loan scheme

A Lawrence businessman has been found guilty on four counts of bank fraud and two counts of making false bank statements, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice. At the time of the crimes — almost a decade ago — Troy A. Gregory was a Lawrence resident and an executive ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 19

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

One injured in Sunday night shooting; no arrests made yet

One man was found shot late Sunday night near 23rd Street, the Lawrence Police Department has confirmed. Just after 11 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a report of a shooting in the 700 block of W. 23rd Street, police spokesman Patrick Compton said early Monday morning via email. Officers ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 18

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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 283 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

2 killed, 2 injured in Jefferson County car accident

Two men were killed and two injured in a single-vehicle accident Saturday in Jefferson County. According to an online Kansas Highway Patrol report, the accident occurred at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday when John F. Lewis, 43, of Ozawkie, was northbound on Kansas Highway 237 about 4 miles north of ...

What if there’s an active shooter in Lawrence? Police captain gives advice

As Lawrence finally moves past some of its deadliest chapters — long-running court cases, involving among them six men, four victims shot and killed and several other victims injured — similar scenarios unfold in other towns, with new mass shootings occurring nearly every day. Arguments ...

Lawrence police investigate reported stabbing near 11th and Tennessee streets

Lawrence police were investigating Saturday night after they received a call that a stabbing had taken place. Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Tennessee Street around 8 p.m. Saturday, Patrick Compton, a department spokesman, said via email. When they arrived, they found two women ...

Lightning strike causes structure fire in Lawrence, displaces 8

Lightning struck a Lawrence home overnight, causing a fire that led to an estimated $60,000 in damage, according to a news release from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical. LDCFM was called to a residence at 1420 Tennessee St. at 3:16 a.m. Saturday, according to the release. Firefighters ...

House fire in Lawrence displaces 1, causes $35K in damages

A house fire Saturday morning displaced one resident and caused an estimated $35,000 in damages, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical. First responders were dispatched to a fire in the attic of a home at 719 Arizona St. at 9:35 a.m. Saturday, according to a department news ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 17

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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 302 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

1-car accident near Lawrence airport injures Missouri woman

A woman suffered suspected serious injuries in a single-car accident Friday afternoon near Lawrence Municipal Airport, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The 59-year-old Independence, Mo., woman was reportedly driving erratically and heading westbound on U.S. Highway 40 near North 1802 ...