Kansas law singling out abortion clinics contested at high court
An attorney for the Center for Reproductive Rights says a 2011 state law that targets abortion clinics with a “regulatory scheme” was an unjustified attempt to restrict access to a fundamental right.
Brady/Giglio • Rontarus Washington Jr. • Albert Wilson • Justin Spiehs
MORe crime & courts
Police pursuit through Lawrence ends on 31st Street
Two men were taken into custody following a police pursuit Wednesday afternoon in Lawrence. Lawrence […]
Decision on Rontarus Washington Jr.’s defense attorneys still pending; state files motion to hold them in civil contempt
A judge refrained from ruling on Rontarus Washington Jr.’s defense attorneys’ motions to withdraw once again Wednesday, to allow Washington more time to speak with a third attorney about the situation.
Alonzo Brooks’ death was a homicide, FBI confirms; ex-coroner for Douglas County had ruled cause undetermined
Testimony of the embattled former coroner for Douglas County will likely face further scrutiny as a 2004 cold case has been determined to be a homicide.
Protection orders can now be sought online anywhere in Kansas
A new web portal will allow those in need to file for protection orders in any Kansas county online. The goal, in part, is to expand access for those who might not be able to get to a courthouse in person to file paperwork.
Defense counsel will stay on Rontarus Washington Jr. case, for now
Rontarus Washington Jr.’s defense attorneys withdrew from the long-pending case Thursday — but within an […]
Prosecutors won’t appeal judge’s decision in Albert Wilson case + FAQs
Douglas County prosecutors are not going to oppose the judge’s ruling that Albert Wilson should get a new trial, they said Tuesday.
Documents: Douglas County district attorney, chief judge trade statements on jury trials resuming
Douglas County announced Thursday that jury trials would resume in April under a plan that […]
Investigative podcast begins examining case of Kansas College Rapist, asks for tips
The Kansas College Rapist is the subject of Monday’s new episode of The Murder Squad podcast, hosted by true crime journalist Billy Jensen and retired cold case detective Paul Holes.
Kansas Supreme Court rules conviction in 2017 Eudora bar murder case must be overturned
Kansas’ highest court on Friday ruled definitively that a Eudora man’s conviction in a June […]
Rontarus Washington Jr.’s defense team requests to withdraw, but first alleges prosecutorial bias
Defense counsel for Rontarus Washington Jr. has requested to withdraw from the case, but just prior, the team filed an additional motion pushing for the case to be dismissed.