Public Safety

McLouth man sentenced to probation in Lawrence shooting case

A McLouth man was sentenced to probation on Friday for his involvement in a January shooting incident in Lawrence. Jaren B. Collins, 19, will serve 24 months of probation with an underlying 12 months of prison time, the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office said. As part of the ...

Kansas prosecutor resigns posts amid misconduct allegations

TOPEKA — A Kansas prosecutor accused of misleading juries in two cases has resigned from her positions in Bourbon and Allen counties, just weeks after a disciplinary panel recommended she be disbarred. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that Jacqie Spradling stepped down earlier this month ...

Lawrence police blotter for June 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 ...

Man taken into custody after allegedly shattering downtown Lawrence windows

A 31-year-old man was taken into police custody Friday morning after he allegedly shattered at least three windows in a downtown business. The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. at the southeast corner of Eighth and Vermont streets, where the office of Paul Werner Architects is located. ...

Lawrence man facing felony charges for allegedly molesting 5-year-old

A Lawrence man is facing felony charges for allegedly molesting a 5-year-old. Douglas County prosecutors filed charges against Christopher M. Smith, 38, last month on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, according to a charging document provided to the Journal-World on ...

Lawrence police blotter for June 17, 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 ...