Public Safety

Lawrence man charged with aggravated battery

A Lawrence man was charged with aggravated battery in Douglas County District Court on Wednesday. Darren O. Cox, 36, made his first appearance in court Wednesday afternoon from the Douglas County Jail after he was arrested Tuesday evening. Judge James T. George said the charge was a ...

2 arrested after high-speed chase through Lawrence

A high-speed chase beginning in Lawrence Monday afternoon took law enforcement through rural areas of Douglas and Jefferson counties before coming to an end near the intersection of 13th Street and U.S. Highway 24. Kansas Highway Patrol Technical Trooper Donald Hughes told the Journal-World ...

Lawrence man charged with aggravated domestic battery, child abuse

A 21-year-old Lawrence man was charged with aggravated domestic battery and abuse of a child on Thursday. Seth A. Watkins, who is in the custody of the Douglas County Jail, was formally charged at his first appearance in Douglas County District Court. Both charges are felonies. He was also ...

Woman dies in 7-vehicle accident after pipes fall off truck on I-70

TOPEKA — A Manhattan woman was killed in a seven-vehicle crash that began when large metal pipes fell off a semitrailer on Interstate 70, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The patrol said pipes on a tractor-trailer driving east on the interstate in Topeka fell off and went over a barrier into ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 24, 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 police blotter for Feb. 23, 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 ...

3 Douglas County Sheriff’s Office vehicles vandalized

Three Douglas County Sheriff’s Office vehicles were vandalized with graffiti late last week. The sheriff’s office said in a social media post that the vehicles were marked with graffiti overnight between Thursday and Friday while parked at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 1199 New ...