Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for October 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 151 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 256 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 213 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 4

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

Loud war planes flying low over Lawrence rattle residents

The appearance of multiple low-flying military jets over Lawrence Friday morning rattled many residents. One caller — of many — to the Journal-World said the planes were so low that he could see details of the cockpit’s underside. He said he saw four jets make two very loud passes over ...

Douglas County District Court Chief Judge Peggy Carr Kittel to retire

The Douglas County District Court’s chief judge plans to retire Dec. 31 after 19 years of service, according to a news release from the state Office of Judicial Administration. Chief Judge Peggy Carr Kittel was appointed a district judge in April 2008 and then to her current role in 2016, ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 3

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

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to offer free self-defense class for women

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will host a free women’s self-defense class at the fairgrounds on Wednesday. The class will aim to teach physical defensive tactics, tools and suggestions for personal safety and programs designed to help during an emergency. The event will be from ...

Jury continues deliberating in Lawrence murder trial; will resume Thursday

A jury on Wednesday did not reach a verdict in a Lawrence murder trial nearly five years in the making. The 12 jurors on the panel, plus three alternates, have spent the past three and a half weeks hearing evidence, testimony and arguments. They must decide whether they are convinced beyond a ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 2

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

Mistrial declared in alleged robbery, shooting at Lawrence’s Parnell Park

A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the case of a man accused in a January 2018 shooting at Lawrence’s Parnell Park. Michael A. Hormell, 20, is charged in connection with an alleged robbery attempt that resulted in a 17-year-old being shot and flown to a hospital in critical condition. ...

Lawrence police blotter for October 1

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