Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for April 15

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. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 173 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Man faces 30 counts for allegedly stealing batteries from cable boxes in Lawrence

Over a recent five-day span, Quentin R. Sowers allegedly went on a burglary spree. But he wasn’t breaking into homes or businesses. Authorities allege that he was prying open Midco cable boxes all over Lawrence and stealing the batteries from inside. Sowers, 50, of Topeka, now stands ...

Eudora city, school district agree to add 2nd police officer to school beat

The Eudora City Commission and school district have agreed to address the top safety concern of parents of Eudora students. Eudora Mayor Tim Reazin said that district parents identified the need for a greater police presence in Eudora schools as their top safety concern in meetings the ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 14

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. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 249 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 13

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. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 268 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Douglas County CASA volunteer honored with statewide award

A woman who’s been volunteering to help children through the court system for the past eight years got a statewide honor for her efforts this week. Karen Warner, a Douglas County Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, was presented with the Outstanding Community-Based Victim Advocate ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 12

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. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 231 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Crews battle fire in basement of southeastern Lawrence home

Story updated at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019: Crews battled a fire in the basement of a southeastern Lawrence home on Thursday afternoon. The fire at the house at 2726 Maverick Lane started at about 4:40 p.m., Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Shift Commander Doug Green said, and ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 11

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. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 247 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence judge drops DUI charge against KU law instructor, KCMO mayoral candidate

Update at 12:18 p.m. Thursday A judge has dismissed a DUI charge against a University of Kansas law instructor who’s now one of two finalists in the race to become mayor of Kansas City, Mo. Quinton D. Lucas, 34, of Kansas City, announced the dismissal Thursday in a news release. Citing ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 10

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. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 199 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

1 in 4 Kansas public defenders quit last fiscal year

TOPEKA — A record 1 in 4 Kansas public defenders quit last fiscal year, with many blaming high caseloads and low salaries. Among them was Ruslan Ivanov, who told KCUR-FM that he typically juggled between 60 and 90 cases and sometimes worked seven days a week. On one trip to Colorado, he ...

Lawrence men seek plea deals in human trafficking, kidnapping case

Two Lawrence men charged in a human trafficking, rape and kidnapping case are trying to work out plea deals with prosecutors, their attorneys said in court Tuesday. BJ Lauri, 44, and John W. Brown, 51, had been scheduled to have preliminary hearings in Douglas County District Court, where ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 9

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. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 228 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

FBI announces reward for information in Lawrence payday loan store robbery

The FBI has released surveillance photos and is offering a reward for information in a robbery at a Lawrence payday loan store, thought to be related to a more recent robbery in Topeka. On Tuesday, the agency announced in a news release that a reward up to $5,000 is being offered for ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 8

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. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 188 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...