Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for July 9, 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 man arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of attempted murder

Story updated at 1:19 p.m. Thursday: Police arrested a 35-year-old Lawrence man late Wednesday on suspicion of five counts of attempted first-degree murder, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log. Lawrence police were dispatched to a reported shooting around 11 p.m. Wednesday in ...

Douglas County Republican Party to select sheriff to finish out current term

Douglas County Republican leaders will soon select a new sheriff to finish out the term of recently retired Sheriff Ken McGovern. Republican precinct committee members of Douglas County will hold a convention on Friday to nominate and vote to appoint a sheriff. Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 8, 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 July 7, 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 ...

Ex-officer gets 4 months for deadly crash near Arrowhead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former police officer was sentenced Tuesday to four months in jail for causing a 2018 wreck that killed a Kansas teenager and injured two others outside the stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs play. Thirty-five-year-old Terrell Watkins pleaded guilty in early June to ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 6, 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 July 5, 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 July 4, 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 July 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 ...

Protesters pack up, vacate Massachusetts Street

Story updated at 6:23 p.m. Thursday: A protest that had occupied Massachusetts Street since Saturday evening had almost entirely cleared out by Thursday afternoon. Around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, roughly 20 people remained in the northern portion of the strip of Massachusetts Street that the City ...