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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.
No judge reviewed Douglas County Sheriff Jay Armbrister’s personnel file and cleared him of untruthful behavior, as the sheriff wrote in response to questions last month.
“Good God where to start, it sounds really bad,” began the police interview of a Lawrence father and former foster parent who was found guilty on Thursday of lewd fondling and sexual intercourse with his biological daughters beginning when one was 14 and the other was 10.
A fifth-grade teacher at New York Elementary, who has left her mark helping students and even her colleagues better understand Indigenous history, is leaving Lawrence Public Schools following a difficult school year occupied by uncertainty.
Lawrence’s Indigenous Community Center has established a chapter of the MMIWG2ST movement, which calls attention to the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, 2Spirit and Trans people.
In early 2021, Angela Dotson frequently dropped off her son with his grandpa while she worked to get on her feet. A year later, however, illness has taken her father, her job and her health — but the recent promise of a kidney transplant means hope is on the horizon.
The Douglas County DA’s office has dropped an estimated 50 cases because of officer integrity issues — including one homicide case. And dueling policies about officer truthfulness and bias are straining the relationship between police and prosecutors.
In the interest of giving each Douglas County law enforcement agency a fair opportunity to respond to questions about complex issues surrounding officer truthfulness, we are publishing each agency’s full responses.
Our news team is thrilled to announce that after just our first year publishing, The Lawrence Times has been selected for four Awards of Excellence from the Kansas Press Association.
When the Sacred Red Rock is returned to the Kaw Nation from Lawrence, the Kaw people want to ensure that they are not erased with it.
As the pandemic has dragged on for more than two years, so have the numbers — all representing lives touched by COVID-19.
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and others are changing how and when some of those numbers are reported. Here’s what to expect.
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