Public Safety

Task force says Department of Justice should investigate Wichita teen’s death

WICHITA — A community task force is calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the death of a Black teenager who was restrained facedown for more than 30 minutes at a Kansas juvenile detention center. Sedgwick County Commission Chairman David Dennis said last month that he was ...

Child calls 911 for a fire in duplex

A child called 911 when a small fire started in a duplex on Sunday night. Around 7:25 p.m., Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded to 2904 Crestline Drive after a juvenile called 911 to report a fire in the home. Firefighters located a smoldering fire inside and extinguished it. The ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 28, 2022

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 ...