Lawrence Police Department is seeking information pertaining to the whereabouts of 19-year-old Andrel Darnell Spates, Jr. following the homicide of 18-year-old Lawrence native Christian Willis, according to a press release.
After strained police relations due to the murder of George Floyd last summer, various Lawrence community members discuss their feelings about the Lawrence Police Department.
The Douglas County District Attorney’s office is working with the Lawrence Police Department on the new Special Victims Unit, a decision DA Suzanne Valdez believes will allow for additional resources to be provided for sexual assault cases.
The Lawrence City Commission voted 5-0 to pass an ordinance banning the practice of conversion therapy on minors Tuesday night. Lawrence is one of only two cities in Kansas to approve the ban.
The KU and Lawrence community reacts to the jury from the Derek Chauvin trial reaching a verdict of guilty on all three counts. The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging to host an affinity space for KU Black faculty and staff members Wednesday.
Chief Judge James McCabria made the decision to utilize the county fairgrounds for in-person trials. District Attorney Suzanne Valdez opposed the decision, but in-person trials are likely to continue at the fairgrounds.
Following the Kansas Supreme Court order to suspend all in-person and jury trials due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Douglas County District Court plans to temporarily begin hearing in-person and jury trials at the Douglas County fairgrounds.
Albert Wilson, a former KU student who was convicted of rape in 2019, was granted a new trial on Tuesday by a Douglas County judge on the basis that his attorney provided ineffective counsel.
In light of the #Notyourdaughter movement, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed two bills on Monday protecting minors from being stalked and criminalizing sexual exploitation.
After speed limits on many Lawrence neighborhood streets dropped from 30 mph to 25 mph, the city launched a campaign to raise awareness for safe driving.
Lawrence police said the female victim of a possible stabbing is in stable condition after being stabbed with an unknown object. The victim was found just after midnight on Friday near the 1500 block of West 22nd Terrace.
This past week included reports of a minor in possession of alcohol, trespassing at Memorial Stadium and two bike thefts at Lewis Hall, according to records from the KU Public Safety Office.
The Lawrence Police Department is searching for an individual who broke into the club house at the Nest apartments just after midnight on Oct. 22.
Clinton Parkway is down to one lane of traffic after an injury accident at the intersection of Clinton and Kasold drive. Police ask that drivers avoid the area.
Four crimes were reported last week to KU Public Safety Office: two minors in possession, one drug possession and doors damaged in Wescoe Hall.
The Willow Domestic Violence Center has seen a 10% increase in domestic abuse victims seeking its help online since the coronavirus pandemic began.
This week in crime, there were multiple reports of vandalism around campus and a report of a fire in Hashinger Hall, according to police records.
One person is dead and another is in police custody following a vehicle pursuit that ended in Lawrence. The Johnson County Sheriff's office will investigate the officer-involved shooting.