Judge hears evidence in teen’s motion for immunity in shooting death of Lawrence boy, 14
A 14-year-old boy was nearly 200 feet away from his alleged shooter, a judge heard Friday, though the defendant charged with his murder is claiming self-defense.
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Lawrence event to focus on relationship violence prevention
An event Monday in Lawrence will aim to educate middle schoolers, high schoolers and adults about dating and relationship violence and what can be done to prevent it.
Lawrence City Commission approves contract for design of permanent traffic devices in Old West Lawrence
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract for a final design of permanent traffic installations intended to slow and reduce traffic through Old West Lawrence neighborhood streets.
Systemic issues highlighted in Lawrence community health assessment; health department seeks feedback
A recent assessment shows that inadequate wages, incarceration, lack of affordable housing, access to health care and more are top issues affecting public health in Lawrence and Douglas County. Health department staff members want to hear from the community to help shape the next health plan.
Round up your unneeded and expired meds; Drug Take Back Day is coming up
Douglas County residents can safely dispose of expired and unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications at the sheriff’s office’s collection site on National Drug Take Back Day, coming up Saturday, April 22.
Lawrence’s police review board down to 4 members again; new work group to meet soon
Lawrence’s Community Police Review Board is once again barely a quorum, following the resignation of the recently appointed chair. Meanwhile, a new work group — whose work was supposed to conclude in November — is close to setting their first meeting date.
North Lawrence camp residents say violence and chaos is increasing, and the new fence hasn’t helped
People living at the city-run campsite in North Lawrence say they’re struggling with increased interlopers, assaults, theft and drug activity in the week since the city installed a fence intended to prevent visitors, and a woman said she was raped at the camp on Sunday.
Moped driver critically injured in Lawrence crash
A moped driver was critically injured in a crash Tuesday morning in Lawrence, according to police.
Motorcyclist killed in Lawrence crash was 36-year-old man, police say
The motorcyclist killed in a crash Monday in Lawrence was 36-year-old Donavan Edmonds, according to Lawrence police.
Flag display aims to raise awareness of sexual violence on KU’s campus
More than 3,300 flags cover the Watson Lawn on the University of Kansas campus this week — one for each survivor of sexual violence at KU.
Person killed in crash in Lawrence, police say
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash early Monday near McDonald Drive and Rockledge Road, according to Lawrence police.