Public Safety

KU football receiver Chase Harrell arrested on suspicion of DUI

A University of Kansas football player was arrested on suspicion of DUI over the weekend in Lawrence. Chase W. Harrell, 21, was booked into jail early Sunday morning after being arrested on suspicion of DUI near Sixth and Kentucky streets, according to jail records. Harrell also had failed to ...

KU students arrested on drug distribution charges

Two University of Kansas students were arrested Sunday by campus police on suspicion of distributing drugs, jail records show.A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of distributing hallucinogens and paraphernalia was jailed on $21,500 bond and remained in custody Monday morning, according to ...

Tonganoxie teacher’s invention can protect classrooms from outside threats

Tonganoxie ? Tiffany Parker had been pitching an idea to others in the Tonganoxie school district that might help protect students in the event of an active shooter.A few days later, the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which killed 17, shook the nation.Since ...

Couple charged with selling meth in Douglas County

A Lawrence couple has been charged in Douglas County District Court with multiple counts of distributing methamphetamine. According to the district attorney’s office, Brian N. McCoy and Naomi L. Byers were charged with five felony counts each and made their first appearances in court in their ...

11-year-old wounded in apparent accidental shooting by teen sibling

An 11-year-old was treated Thursday evening in Lawrence for what’s believed to be an accidental shooting by a sibling with a rifle, authorities said. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched shortly after 6:30 p.m. March 8 on a report of a shooting that had occurred in the 600 ...

Judge: Murder defendant’s hospital-bed statements may be admitted at trial

One of three defendants in the Sept. 2, 2017, homicide at Motel 6 was shot himself during the incident. He went to the emergency room at the University of Kansas hospital in Kansas City, Kan., and — per protocol for walk-in gunshot victims — hospital staff notified police there. Tyrone J. ...

Police investigating shooting in Lawrence; no suspects detained so far

A man was shot Thursday afternoon at a Lawrence apartment complex, police said. The shooting was reported just before 12:20 p.m. inside an apartment in the 400 block of Graystone Drive, said Officer Derrick Smith of the Lawrence Police Department. The victim, a 19-year-old man, suffered a ...

Crews fight grass fire south of Lawrence

Fire crews were battling a grass fire Thursday afternoon south of Lawrence, near Wells Overlook Park.The fire started as a controlled burn in the 1300 block of North 1100 Road and got out of control, according to emergency dispatchers. It was reported about 3:40 p.m.Fire crews were still on the ...

Lawrence judge to sit with Kansas Supreme Court to hear judicial discipline case

A Lawrence judge is scheduled to make a guest appearance on the Kansas Supreme Court next week.Chief Judge Peggy Carr Kittel of the 7th Judicial District in Douglas County has been appointed to sit with the Kansas Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in one case on the court's March 6 docket, ...

Steaks and dynamite: Eudora man gets probation in illegal fireworks case

A man who was accused of making and selling illegal fireworks in Eudora has been sentenced to probation in the case.Dylan T. Curry, 26, of Eudora, must spend 18 months on probation, Douglas County District Court Judge Sally Pokorny ruled Wednesday. His underlying sentence, should he fail to ...