Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for June 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 182 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Massachusetts Street triple murder trial begins in Lawrence

Trial proceedings have begun in the case of the man charged with the most murders in a single incident in recent Lawrence history: the 2017 triple homicide on Massachusetts Street. Charged with three counts of murder plus one attempted murder, Anthony L. Roberts Jr., 22, of Topeka, appeared in ...

Lawrence man sexually assaulted sleeping woman after night out, affidavit alleges

After a night of heavy drinking among a small group of acquaintances, a woman went to bed with her boyfriend but awoke hours later to another man raping her, according to a police affidavit. The woman called police right after the September 2018 incident. Following an investigation that ...

Affidavit: Groping of pre-teen led to child sex crime case against Lawrence man

A girl’s description of being groped for years led to high-level felony charges against a Lawrence man, a police affidavit reveals. The girl told Lawrence police detectives that the sexual abuse began when she was 12 and continued until she was 15, up until shortly before police got involved ...

2 injured in motorcycle accident near Eudora

Two people were taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center after suffering injuries in a motorcycle crash Saturday near Eudora. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol online crash logs, Jason A. Reynolds, 45, of Olathe, was westbound at about 5 p.m. in the 2300 block of North 1400 Road ...

Lawrence police blotter for June 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 184 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Fire Medical chief finalists say recruitment will be big challenge for department

Recruiting firefighters and paramedics will be a big challenge for the next chief of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical, the three candidates for the vacant chief position told those attending a question-and-answer session Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library. The forum, which drew about ...

Lawrence police blotter for June 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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 207 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for June 7

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 176 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Temporary home sought for Lawrence day care center damaged by tornado

A Lawrence day care center is currently without a home after an EF-4 tornado on May 28 heavily damaged its building. It is requesting the public’s help in finding a temporary facility. The families of 70 children, including 17 ECKAN Early Head Start children, depended upon Building Blocks ...

Gunfire hits west Lawrence apartment building

Someone fired gunshots that hit a west Lawrence apartment building overnight, Lawrence police said. About 1:15 a.m. Friday, police went to the 700 block of Monterey Way after getting multiple 911 calls from nearby residents who heard the sound of gunshots in a nearby parking lot, Officer Shawn ...

Man arrested after reportedly hitting neighbor with hatchet

A Lawrence man went to jail overnight after allegedly hitting his neighbor with a hatchet — the blunt side — police said. The two neighbors had an “ongoing dispute,” and the altercation stemmed from that, Officer Shawn Gross said, in an email. After being called by other neighbors, ...

Lawrence police blotter for June 6

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 182 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Public invited to reception for retiring Douglas County District Court judge

The public is invited to a retirement reception honoring Douglas County District Court Judge Paula Martin. The reception is planned for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 14, in the Douglas County Commission Room at the old courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St. Martin's announced retirement date is ...

Lawrence police blotter for June 5

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 217 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

KU pays $40K to settle mold lawsuit by former student-athlete

The University of Kansas is paying a former student-athlete $40,000 to settle her lawsuit against the school, in which she claimed mold in vents to her dorm room made her sick. Though the university still denies her claims, it will pay Laine R. Evans $20,000 and her attorneys $20,000 to settle ...