Longtime Lawrence resident and KU Law alum Carl Folsom III was sworn in as a Douglas County District Court judge Friday in the company of his family and many friends.
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An attorney who used to handle appointments in Douglas County District Court criminal cases is on probation for violating professional rules of conduct.
Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez has determined that the Lawrence police shooting of Michael Blanck was “legally justified,” according to a news release Thursday afternoon.
Lawmakers may expand the rights of child sex abuse victims in the upcoming legislative session, renewing efforts to pass legislation that would require clergy reporting and remove time limits for lawsuit cases involving child abuse.
Kate E. Brubacher was part of a team that fought for the exoneration of Kevin Strickland, who spent 43 years in prison for a triple murder he didn’t commit. Strickland was exonerated in late 2021.
The network of community corrections organizations in Kansas proposed an $11.5 million budget increase in the upcoming fiscal year and relaxation of regulations on use of state funding to allow for hiring of about 50 more officers to supervise felony offenders.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation director said the agency’s new data tracking system is about halfway complete and will create a better overview of the state’s crime problem, including a potential rise in fentanyl cases.
Phone calls, electronic messages or letters sent to people inside prison are not free. Those costs can add up quickly, especially for people in prison who may not make much.
Federal prosecutors in Kansas have given up their effort to retain cash seized from a van carrying the proceeds of legal marijuana sales in Kansas City, Missouri.
A woman who allegedly started multiple fires in North Lawrence Wednesday night had been turned away from the city-run camp behind Johnny’s Tavern, according to city staff.
Multiple businesses and dumpsters were damaged after fires were set in North Lawrence Wednesday night, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical, including one business whose owners fear they won’t be able to reopen.