A Paola man was sentenced Wednesday to just more than two years in federal prison for threatening a Black boy with a knife and telling him he was in a “white town.”
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Police say a man died early Sunday after crashing into a light pole in southern Lawrence.
Union Pacific crews were working well past midnight Saturday following the derailment of about 30 railroad cars carrying coal Friday afternoon.
One person was seriously injured in a crash near North 851 and East 251 Diagonal roads, southwest of Clinton Lake, Friday evening. Three others were also transported to an area hospital.
About 30 cars from a coal train derailed north of Lawrence Friday afternoon in Douglas County, according to a spokesperson for Union Pacific.
A Lawrence mother is concerned after learning that a police officer was looking for an allegedly armed suspect in the East Lawrence Rec Center while her two kids and a few dozen others were at a summer camp there last week.
The Lawrence City Commission voted Tuesday to delay action on changes to its sanctuary ordinance that city staff said were necessary to comply with state law. The commission will instead give activists more time to work with the city on changes to the ordinance.
Black people are booked into the Douglas County jail at almost four times the rate of white people, and the incarceration rate of Black people in Douglas County is 6.5 times the rate of white people.
One person was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 40 and East 1675 Road Tuesday morning, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday approved a plan for a work group that will revise how complaints against Lawrence police officers are handled and reviewed.
Multi-modal Transportation Commission members listened to Old West Lawrence neighbors Monday and voted unanimously to hold off on approval of the city’s plan for permanent traffic barriers in the neighborhood.