Public Safety

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 alleged crimes — almost a decade ago — Troy A. Gregory was a Lawrence resident and an ...

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 ...

SUV hits house owned by Lawrence city commissioner; accident injures 1

Story updated at 7:49 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16: A driver was injured and an SUV struck a house as a result of an accident Friday afternoon, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol. Reached by phone Friday evening, Lawrence City Commissioner Matthew Herbert confirmed that the home on ...

Teen girl reportedly breaks into multiple cars in Lawrence, comes away with $7

A teen girl allegedly broke into multiple vehicles within the span of about half an hour, starting around 12:30 a.m. Friday. The haul? About $7 — $2 in change from one vehicle, and $5 from another. From 12:27 a.m. until 1:05 a.m. Friday, Lawrence police received several calls regarding ...

Cyclist injured, stabilized after collision in Lawrence; should be released tonight

Updated at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16: A cyclist was initially thought to be severely injured after she was hit by a car Friday afternoon, according to Lawrence police. However, by Friday evening she was in stable condition and expected to be released from the hospital tonight. Officer Drew ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 16

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

Lawrence police blotter for August 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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 236 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...