Public Safety

Man killed by officers in Lawrence now linked to 2 Nebraska deaths

OMAHA, NEB. — A man who was shot and killed by Kansas law enforcement has also now been tied to a second homicide in Nebraska, police said Friday. Police identified the man killed Monday in Lawrence as 31-year-old Nicholas Hirsh, who faced a first-degree murder arrest warrant for the ...

Lawrence police blotter for June 19, 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 ...

6 killed, another injured in head-on crash on K-10 in Lawrence

Six people were killed in a head-on crash on Kansas Highway 10 Thursday evening, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to the crash between a westbound Ford Fusion and an eastbound GMC around 6:40 p.m. Thursday at mile marker 385 on U.S Highway 40, Jenn ...

Lawrence police blotter for June 18, 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 June 17, 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 ...

Buildings at Hidden Valley Camp vandalized; police welcome tips

Four buildings at Hidden Valley Camp in west Lawrence were vandalized over the weekend, camp officials said. Camp officials discovered a door had been ripped off an outdoor toilet, other toilets and the main cabin were damaged and a permanent yurt used for camping had several broken panels, ...

Douglas County sheriff candidates to participate in online forum

Updated at 2:14 p.m. Tuesday The three candidates for Douglas County sheriff will participate in an online forum hosted by the Lawrence Board of Realtors Thursday afternoon. Lt. Jay Armbrister, Deputy Dale Flory and Capt. Doug Woods, all longtime employees of the sheriff’s office, have all ...

Police shoot, kill man wanted by U.S. Marshals after chase into Lawrence

Story updated at 7:20 p.m. Monday: Law enforcement officers shot and killed a suspect following a car chase that ended in Lawrence around 3:30 p.m. Monday. The suspect, a white man, was sought by U.S. Marshals, Kansas Highway Patrol Technical Trooper Don Hughes said at the scene. KHP officers ...