Public Safety

Man charged with aggravated assault, fleeing police

A man has been charged with multiple felonies in Douglas County District Court in connection with a disturbance in May. Seth A. Kenney was charged Tuesday with three counts of felony aggravated assault for allegedly threatening an adult and two 13-year-olds with a gun, according to court ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 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. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 178 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Shawnee man faces gun-related charges in Lawrence after traffic stop near KU

Story updated at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7: A Shawnee man was charged Tuesday as the result of a traffic stop near the University of Kansas campus. Deputy Chief James Anguiano of KUPD told the Journal-World via email Tuesday morning that officers stopped a car for a traffic violation at ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 251 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

House fire displaces 5 in Lawrence

Story updated at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6: An overnight structure fire has displaced five occupants of a southwestern Lawrence home. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical said in a news release that firefighters responded to the single-family home at 4121 Teal Drive at 1:32 a.m. Tuesday to ...

Hazmat team investigates containers of mystery fluid on site of Lawrence hotel

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responders were called to a Lawrence hotel Monday afternoon to investigate mysterious containers of liquid found on the property. Division Chief Justin Temple said staff at Quality Inn & Suites Lawrence, 2309 Iowa St., discovered two clear, ...

KU students’ meetup in dorm room resulted in sex crime, affidavit alleges

A late-night encounter between two University of Kansas students began with consensual kissing but devolved into a sex crime, court documents allege. Hayden Brae Gragg, 19, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of rape, a high-level felony, in October 2018. He was released without ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 149 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Shooting reported near 24th Street and Ousdahl Road in Lawrence; no one injured

Lawrence police responded to a report of a shooting Sunday night, but no one was shot. Patrick Compton, a spokesman for the Lawrence Police Department, said police responded around 8:50 p.m. Sunday to the 1700 block of West 24th Street. He said it was a domestic incident and “initial ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 201 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

City fixes sewage treatment equipment, stops releases into local waterways

The City of Lawrence has fixed an equipment failure at a wastewater treatment plant that had forced the release of sewage into the Kansas River and other streams. The Kansas River Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1400 E. Eighth St., was brought back into operation and the sewage releases were ...

Second annual Community Safety Fair coming up

Practicing safe habits doesn’t have to be stressful — it can be fun. That’s the message of public safety and health agencies in Douglas County as they come together for the second annual Community Safety Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10 at South Park. “The Community Safety ...

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

Lawrence police blotter for August 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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 230 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...