Members of the public may access public documents in Douglas County District Court criminal cases by visiting the Kansas District Court Public Access Portal.
Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Marla Luckert said Tuesday the information system used by more than 100 district courts in Kansas crippled in an early October cyberattack could be restored by the end of December.
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Rontarus Washington Jr. will go to trial, for the second time, in 367 days.
Kansas lawmakers are praising a new law that creates the crime of sexual extortion and removes a spousal exemption to sexual battery. It also prohibits a court from ordering a victim of a crime to undergo a psychological evaluation.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking the Kansas Supreme Court to reconsider its decision that a law prohibiting an abortion procedure violates the state constitution.
One person suffered injuries that were serious but not life-threatening in a crash Wednesday afternoon […]
Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez has signed on to a statement that decries efforts across the country to criminalize transgender people and gender-affirming healthcare, her office announced Tuesday.
The Lawrence Police Department received three complaints of racial or bias-based policing from July 1, 2020 through Wednesday of this week, one of which was sustained, according to an annual report released Friday.
The Kansas Supreme Court dealt with a decision by the Kansas Court of Appeals by focusing on jurisdictional issues without defining boundaries of the Kansas Open Records Act as it pertained to public access to audio records of district court proceedings.
As Douglas County’s annual budget hearings began Monday, commissioners heard a funding request from a new nonprofit criminal defense office. Sam Allison-Natale, chair of Kansas Holistic Defenders, took questions about how the organization aims to improve outcomes and handling of misdemeanor cases in Douglas County.
A victim was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with minor injuries after a reported stabbing […]
Jerome Edwards said during a panel Saturday that Juneteenth is a celebration of the abolition of slavery — but the penal system is part of slavery. He and other panelists said the “so-called justice system” needs to be dismantled.