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A Douglas County jury on Wednesday could not reach a verdict in the case of a Lawrence man who was charged with raping a University of Kansas freshman during her first week on campus in 2018.
Lawrence voters will have more chances to get to know the candidates vying for the elected positions that most directly affect day-to-day life.
A defense attorney on Monday further questioned a lieutenant with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office about violating attorney-client privilege by recording calls between jail inmates and their attorneys, insinuating negligence.
Meet the candidates who are running to fill three Lawrence City Commission seats that are up for election.
Five Lawrence school board seats are going to be decided on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Meet the 11 candidates who are running to serve.
The Douglas County jail was recording phone calls between some defendants and their defense attorneys for at least several months, a violation of their attorney-client privilege.
The Douglas County DA has filed her answer to a disciplinary complaint, admitting some of the core allegations against her but adding context and placing some blame on ex-employees.
Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez on Tuesday filed her answer to a pending disciplinary complaint and released a statement saying, in part, that her comments about a judge were “deserving of heightened protections under the First Amendment.”
In hopes of avoiding numerous driver’s license suspensions, Douglas County judges have dismissed about 940 traffic cases. Circumstances of the batch dismissals are also mentioned in a pending disciplinary case against DA Suzanne Valdez.
A pending complaint against Douglas County DA Suzanne Valdez will proceed to a disciplinary hearing in which several judges and former prosecutors may be called to testify.
An 18-year-old charged with shooting and killing a 14-year-old Lawrence boy will go to trial, a judge ruled Friday.
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