Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for June 13, 2024

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 ...

Douglas County jury finds former Illinois basketball player not guilty of rape

Updated at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, June 13 A Douglas County jury on Thursday acquitted a college basketball star of rape after deliberating for less than two hours. After the jury was dismissed the courtroom erupted in cheers and high fives as the former Illinois player, Terrence Shannon, hugged ...

Lawrence teen dead after early-morning shooting; police seeking person of interest

Story updated at 4:03 p.m. Thursday, June 13: A 17-year-old Lawrence resident is dead after an overnight shooting, and police are asking for the public’s help in locating a person of interest. Lawrence resident Isaiah Neal died at an area hospital this morning after officers responded to ...

Lawrence police blotter for June 11, 2024

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 ...