Public Safety

Douglas County court to delay jury trials through January

Jury trials that were set to begin this month in Douglas County District Court are going to be postponed, the chief judge said Thursday. The court has a plan approved by the state Office of Judicial Administration and by Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health to resume holding jury trials ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 7, 2021

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 ...

Lawrence teen accused of shooting gun at occupied vehicle

A teenager has been charged in connection with an alleged exchange of gunfire between people in vehicles in Lawrence. Officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Louisiana Street just before 1 a.m. Monday for a reported disturbance with weapons, Lawrence Police Department spokesperson ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 6, 2021

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Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 5, 2021

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Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 4, 2021

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 ...

Boy sentenced for bringing loaded gun to Lawrence High School

Story updated at 5:44 p.m. Monday: A teen who reportedly brought a gun to Lawrence High School last year has been sentenced to time served. The boy, a 14-year-old student at the time, stole a 9 mm handgun from a parent in December 2019, according to court documents. On Jan. 8, 2020, another ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 3, 2021

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Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 2, 2021

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Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 1, 2021

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Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 31, 2020

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 ...

Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 30, 2020

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No serious injury crashes reported Tuesday amid wintry weather

Despite a winter weather advisory and predictions of ice and snow accumulations, road conditions were not bad enough to cause many crashes and slide-offs in Douglas County on Tuesday. Lawrence police responded to one noninjury crash Tuesday morning, Lt. David Ernst said via email, but none ...

Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 29, 2020

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Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 28, 2020

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 ...