Public Safety

Teen injured when hardware hits face after crashing through windshield

A Missouri teenager was hospitalized after a nut and bolt crashed through the windshield of a vehicle in west Lawrence and struck her in the face. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol online crash logs, the accident occurred about 5 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of U.S. Highway ...

Kansas Supreme Court upholds convictions in Topeka triple murder case

TOPEKA — The Kansas Supreme Court upheld on Friday the convictions of a woman who participated in the deaths of three people who were strangled or smothered with trash bags in her Topeka home. In a unanimous opinion, the high court also affirmed Kora Liles' sentences for all 11 charges on ...

Captain and 2 others charged in Missouri duck boat accident that killed 17 people

A local prosecutor charged a boat captain and two other employees Friday over 17 deaths in July 2018 when a tourist boat sank on a Missouri lake during a severe thunderstorm, reviving the threat of long prison sentences seven months after federal charges against them were dismissed. The total ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 16, 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 ...

Wichita settles lawsuit over police shooting of Black man

WICHITA — The family of a Black man shot in the back by a white Wichita police officer in 2012 has reached a $900,000 settlement with the city. The settlement comes just weeks before a lawsuit filed by the parents of 23-year-old Marquez Smart was set for a jury trial in federal court, the ...