Public Safety

Search for suspect called off after high speed chase

The Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Turnpike Authority, and Douglas County authorities searched an area just north of Clinton Lake following a car chase early Wednesday.Radio traffic indicated a Kansas Turnpike Authority Trooper spotted a stolen vehicle driving westbound on Interstate 70 passing ...

Jury selection begins in second criminal trial for final Haskell rape suspect

The second criminal trial for Galen Satoe, one of two former Haskell Indian Nations University students accused of rape, began on Tuesday with jury selection. This is the third criminal trial connected to the November 2014 incident. Satoe and Jared Wheeler, the other Haskell student, previously ...

KU student reports being groped in October at Oliver Hall

University of Kansas police are investigating a report of an unknown man groping a woman’s breasts at a residence hall last fall.The victim, a female student, reported the sexual battery to police on Saturday, Deputy Chief James Anguiano of the KU Office of Public Safety said. She told police ...

Three sex crimes reported in Lawrence since Friday, police say

Three sex crimes have been reported in Lawrence since Friday.The Lawrence Police Department's daily activity logs show the individual reports were taken on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.The first was reported at 7 p.m. Friday, the second was reported at 2:19 p.m. Saturday and the third was ...

Lawrence High School freshman hit by vehicle near 19th and Louisiana

A Lawrence High School student suffered minor injuries after she was hit by a vehicle Friday afternoon, the Lawrence school district said in a news release.Around 3:45 p.m. a girl was hit by a truck near the intersection of 19th and Louisiana streets.Traffic was slowed at the intersection for ...

Two armed robberies reported in southwest Lawrence; three suspects in custody

Two armed robberies were reported in southwest Lawrence on Wednesday. Three suspects are in custody, and police say they are still investigating.The first robbery was reported at 4 p.m. in the 4100 block of West 24th Place, according to the Lawrence Police Department’s activity logs. Four ...

KU police adding more positions, equipment to prepare for campus carry

The University of Kansas Office of Public Safety is adding six new positions, plus new equipment, in response to concealed carry on campus starting this summer.The office is adding three sworn police officers to increase patrols in busy areas of campus, four portable metal detectors and three ...

Lawrence man arrested in connection with January sex crime report

A Lawrence man arrested Monday is accused of criminal sodomy in connection with a sex crime reported in January, police say.The man, 43, was arrested Monday in downtown Lawrence on suspicion of aggravated criminal sodomy, domestic battery and criminal threat, the Douglas County Jail's online ...

Lawrence woman accused of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon

A Lawrence woman was arrested Monday on suspicion of aggravated robbery and other crimes.Alicia Nicole Kistner, 27, was arrested around 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to the Douglas County Jail's online booking logs. She is accused of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. ...

Attempted robbery reported at Lawrence convenience store

An attempted robbery was reported early Saturday morning at a Lawrence convenience store, police say.The incident was reported at 1:21 a.m. at 701 W. 9th St., according to a Lawrence Police Department offense report.The address belongs to Jayhawk Food Mart.The offense report indicates the ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Feb. 13, 2017

MarriagesJonathan Wayne Walston, 39, Lawrence, and Courtney Nicole Cross, 35, Lawrence.Omar Samuels, 37, Lawrence, and Lena Mills, 63, Lawrence.Antonio Espinoza Vera, 29, Lawrence, and Holli Bemis, 35, Lawrence.Michelle Nicole Sanchez, 40, Eudora, and Paul Allen Ray, 40, Eudora.Devon Anthony, ...

Lawrence man flown to trauma center after one-vehicle accident, police say

A Lawrence man was flown to an area trauma center as the result of a one-vehicle accident Friday evening, police said. Sgt. Troy Squire with the Lawrence Police Department said Galen Morrison, 44, was headed westbound near the 600 block of West 25th Street at 7:30 p.m. Friday when he struck a ...

Man faces felony charges in reported string of burglaries

A Friday in January began with vodka for one Lawrence man and ended with a string of burglaries, police say.The man in question, Greg Cunningham, told investigators that he doesn't remember anything after drinking with friends, according to the recently released arrest affidavit in his case. ...

Court says company running public hospital subject to Open Records Act

Topeka ? The Kansas Court of Appeals said Friday that financial records of a county-owned hospital are subject to the Kansas Open Records Act, even if the hospital is administered on contract by an outside nonprofit corporation.The case involved the Kiowa County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. ...