Public Safety

Lawrence man, 19, charged with multiple child sex crimes

A Lawrence man was charged Thursday in Douglas County District Court with three child sex crimes. Lazarious L. Gibson, 19, was charged with electronic solicitation of a minor and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a minor. All three are high-level felonies. The charging ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 1, 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 Sept. 30, 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 Sept. 29, 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 ...

Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for sexual abuse of girls

Family members of two girls who were sexually abused said during the abuser’s sentencing hearing Monday that they hoped he would suffer as much as his victims have. Brian M. Kennedy, 45, pleaded no contest and was convicted of one count of aggravated battery, a level-4 felony, and attempted ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 28, 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 ...

KHP: Driver killed in crash on I-70 was Topeka woman

A driver killed in a crash early Friday on Interstate 70 in western Leavenworth County was a woman from Topeka, according to an updated Kansas Highway Patrol report. Danielle Dolores Wyatt, 26, was driving a Ford Taurus westbound on I-70 near mile marker 209.2, which is about 5 miles east of ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 27, 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 ...

2 killed Friday in separate Leavenworth County accidents

Two motorists were killed in separate accidents Friday in Leavenworth County. According to an online Kansas Highway Patrol accident report, Gary W. Story, 83, of Tonganoxie, was killed in a two-vehicle accident at 12:05 p.m. Friday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Stone Creek Drive ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 26, 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 Sept. 25, 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 Sept. 24, 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 ...