Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 3, 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 resident sworn in as newest justice on Kansas Supreme Court

Updated at 12:40 p.m. Monday TOPEKA — The newest member of the Kansas Supreme Court has been sworn in. Keynen "K.J." Wall Jr., of Lawrence, took the oath at the Kansas Judicial Center Monday. Chief Justice Marla Luckert presided at the ceremony. The ceremony was smaller than usual because ...

Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 2, 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 Aug. 1, 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 ...

Tonganoxie woman killed after car strikes motorcycle on highway

A Tonganoxie woman was killed and a Bonner Springs man was injured Friday morning in Leavenworth County when a car rear-ended a motorcycle. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol's online report, the accident occurred at 5:04 a.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 24/40 just west of 150th Street in ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 31, 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 ...

Pedestrian hit by car in Lawrence suffers possibly life-threatening injuries

A pedestrian suffered injuries that were possibly life-threatening after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday, police say. Lawrence police were dispatched to the intersection of Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday, Sgt. Amy Rhoads, public affairs officer, told the ...

Missouri governor supports trying kids 12 to 18 as adults

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is asking lawmakers to approve legislation that would allow judges to decide whether a child between the ages of 12 and 18 should be tried as an adult in court for unlawful use of weapons and armed criminal action. This comes two years after ...

Early-morning fire damages new Moroccan restaurant in Lawrence

An early-morning fire damaged a Moroccan restaurant that had just opened this month in Lawrence. Firefighters were dispatched to Argana Cafe, 1606 W. 23rd St., at 4:09 a.m. Friday, according to a news release from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical. When first responders arrived on the ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 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 ...

FAQs and fact-checks in the race for Douglas County district attorney

With the Democratic primary election just days away, the Journal-World is taking a look at some remaining questions in the race for Douglas County district attorney. Defense attorney Cooper Overstreet, University of Kansas law professor and special prosecutor Suzanne Valdez and incumbent DA ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 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 ...

Lawrence apartment fire displaces 5 families, causes $80K in damages

Five families were displaced as the result of a structure fire at 2006 W. 27th Terrace Tuesday morning, according to a news release from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical. First responders were dispatched to the fire at 10:54 a.m., according to the release. When crews arrived four minutes ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 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 ...