Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 30, 2020

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 Sept. 29, 2020

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 ...

Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for sexual abuse of girls

Family members of two girls who were sexually abused said during the abuser’s sentencing hearing Monday that they hoped he would suffer as much as his victims have. Brian M. Kennedy, 45, pleaded no contest and was convicted of one count of aggravated battery, a level-4 felony, and attempted ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 28, 2020

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 ...

KHP: Driver killed in crash on I-70 was Topeka woman

A driver killed in a crash early Friday on Interstate 70 in western Leavenworth County was a woman from Topeka, according to an updated Kansas Highway Patrol report. Danielle Dolores Wyatt, 26, was driving a Ford Taurus westbound on I-70 near mile marker 209.2, which is about 5 miles east of ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 27, 2020

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 ...

2 killed Friday in separate Leavenworth County accidents

Two motorists were killed in separate accidents Friday in Leavenworth County. According to an online Kansas Highway Patrol accident report, Gary W. Story, 83, of Tonganoxie, was killed in a two-vehicle accident at 12:05 p.m. Friday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Stone Creek Drive ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 26, 2020

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 Sept. 25, 2020

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 Sept. 24, 2020

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 ...

Douglas County Commission nixes jail expansion plans in 3-0 vote

The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday laid to rest a long-debated plan to expand the local jail. Commissioners passed a resolution in January to move forward with the roughly $30 million expansion of the Douglas County Jail, but they recently asked to reexamine the project because of ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 23, 2020

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 Sept. 22, 2020

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 investigate reported armed robbery at payday loan business

Updated to add photos at 8:23 p.m. Monday: Lawrence police are investigating a report of an armed robbery at a cash-advance business. At 3:23 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a report of a possible armed robbery at Advance America, 2223 Louisiana St., Lt. David Ernst said via email. ...