Public Safety

Lawrence man charged with aggravated domestic battery, child abuse

A 21-year-old Lawrence man was charged with aggravated domestic battery and abuse of a child on Thursday. Seth A. Watkins, who is in the custody of the Douglas County Jail, was formally charged at his first appearance in Douglas County District Court. Both charges are felonies. He was also ...

Woman dies in 7-vehicle accident after pipes fall off truck on I-70

TOPEKA — A Manhattan woman was killed in a seven-vehicle crash that began when large metal pipes fell off a semitrailer on Interstate 70, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The patrol said pipes on a tractor-trailer driving east on the interstate in Topeka fell off and went over a barrier into ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 24, 2021

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 23, 2021

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

3 Douglas County Sheriff’s Office vehicles vandalized

Three Douglas County Sheriff’s Office vehicles were vandalized with graffiti late last week. The sheriff’s office said in a social media post that the vehicles were marked with graffiti overnight between Thursday and Friday while parked at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 1199 New ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 22, 2021

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 21, 2021

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 20, 2021

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Medical data, personal data targeted as part of hack of Dillons pharmacy locations

Customers of the pharmacies at area Dillons grocery stores may have had some of their personal and medical data stolen as part of a security breach, the retailer announced Friday. Dillons' parent company, The Kroger Co. said a software company it uses as part of its pharmacy operations had ...

Crews respond to fire at storage unit facility in western Lawrence

Crews fought to contain a fire at a storage unit facility in western Lawrence on Friday afternoon. Tom Fagan, division chief of administration, said Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews responded to a call at Space Saver Storage, 3707 W. Sixth St., for a fire in a storage unit. Once on ...

Crews battle fire in outbuilding southeast of Lawrence

Emergency crews were battling a significant fire at a property in rural Douglas County Friday afternoon. First responders were called to a structure fire in the 1900 block of North 1100 Road shortly after 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to emergency radio traffic monitored by the Journal-World. ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 19, 2021

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Lawrence man injured after crossing median on K-10, crashing into pole

A Lawrence man was taken to a hospital for an injury he suffered Thursday morning in a car wreck on Kansas Highway 10. The man, Jason Wiegert, 37, was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center for a “suspected serious injury,” according to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash log. The ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 18, 2021

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Court sets $1 million bond for Lawrence man accused of murder

A Douglas County District Court judge has set a $1 million bond for a Lawrence man who is accused of murder. Johnathon Lee West, 43, made his first appearance in court this week for a second-degree murder charge where the court set the cash or surety bond, Deputy District Attorney Joshua ...