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Kamarjay Shaw ‘loved hard’ and ‘had the heart of a lion,’ parents of slain Lawrence teen say
Fearless and big-hearted are how family members of a 14-year-old Lawrence boy recently shot and killed remember him. Kamarjay Shaw’s parents and loved ones said they won’t quit until he gets justice.
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.
Chance find in Lawrence City Hall answers a 138-year-old question: Where are the 3 Black men lynched in 1882 buried?
A small pink flag signifies an answer 138 years in the making: the burial location of Pete Vinegar, one of three Black men lynched in Lawrence in the summer of 1882.
Community questions possible K-5 classroom closure at Kennedy, district transparency
More than 80 participants attended the first of two virtual meetings Tuesday evening for the […]
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 […]
Sex crime report raises new questions about alternative suspect in Rontarus Washington Jr. murder case
A sex crime report that has recently surfaced in a long-pending Lawrence murder case is raising new questions for a group of supporters who believe Rontarus Washington Jr. has been wrongly charged with the crime.
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