Public Safety

Man who allegedly set up series of burglaries in Lawrence convicted

A man who is alleged to have facilitated a series of burglaries in Lawrence was convicted Tuesday in Douglas County District Court. True J. Shipley, 21, pleaded no contest to three counts of robbery, midlevel-severity felonies, Cheryl Wright Kunard, assistant to the Douglas County district ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 15

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

Paving work to cause disruption at Lawrence exit on I-70

Drivers traveling to and from Lawrence via the Kansas Turnpike may need to adjust their plans Tuesday night. The interchange at mile marker 202 on Interstate 70 will be inaccessible to drivers Tuesday night, the Kansas Turnpike Authority announced in a press release distributed Tuesday ...

Former KU track star and Olympian Diamond Dixon arrested in Lawrence

Updated at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday A former University of Kansas track and field athlete who was part of the U.S. Olympic team for the 2012 games in London was arrested in Lawrence early Tuesday morning. Diamond B. Dixon, 27, was arrested around 1 a.m. in the 1400 block of Massachusetts Street on ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 164 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 180 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 183 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

3 killed in crash on U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence

Two women and an 8-month-old boy were killed early Friday evening in a crash on U.S. Highway 59 that shut down lanes of traffic south of Lawrence for more than five hours. The crash occurred around 5:40 p.m. Friday near mile marker 151.1, about 2.5 miles south of Lawrence, according to a crash ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 11

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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 194 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 235 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence man charged with arson in incident involving downtown barricades

A 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson Tuesday morning after first responders were called to smoldering barricades in downtown Lawrence. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded to the call at 1047 Massachusetts St. at 4:47 a.m. Tuesday, Division Chief of Administration Tom ...

September health code inspections: 11 found out of compliance in Douglas County

Eleven organizations in Douglas County failed state health code inspections in September. Each month, I take a look at inspection results and list every place either listed out of compliance or with 10 or more code violations. Full reports are available online at agriculture.ks.gov. There, ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 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. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 184 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

KU police released this image of a suspect they believe is connected with a lewd and lascivious behavior incident reported at 1 a.m. Oct. 8, 2019.

KU students report lewd act on campus; police investigating

Two female University of Kansas students reported a man exposing himself and masturbating on campus, according to a news release from KU police. The women reported the incident at 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to the release. The alleged incident occurred on the sidewalk between Hashinger and ...