A former Lawrence police officer charged with raping a woman in his patrol vehicle will now face a jury early next year after mediation failed to lead to a plea agreement.
A Lawrence man and former foster father who was found guilty of lewd fondling and sexual intercourse with his biological daughters was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years.
Douglas County’s top prosecutor says her office has not yet issued any notices for violating laws regulating the sale of certain forms of THC products, and Lawrence business owners would like to keep it that way.
But some proprietors fear that “One or two of these people are going to ruin it for everyone else.”
Prosecutors agreed Tuesday morning to allow the case against a former Lawrence police officer charged with raping a woman in his patrol vehicle to move to criminal mediation.
“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.
The Douglas County DA’s office is seeking to expand its alternatives to incarceration by establishing a restorative justice program intended to give a voice to victims and reduce recidivism.
A man was charged Thursday with allegedly attempting to have someone killed — a charge that comes two and a half months after a Douglas County jail cell search that the man’s defense attorney says violated his client’s constitutional rights.
Amid record numbers of new COVID-19 cases, the Douglas County district attorney’s office has continued traffic dockets for Jan. 14, 21 and 28.
Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez has launched an online survey to gauge how the public feels about in-person court hearings and jury trials amid record numbers of COVID-19 cases.
Eighty percent of the people incarcerated in the Douglas County jail are there pretrial — meaning they haven’t been convicted and are presumed innocent. That’s just one takeaway from the inmate population data dashboard from the sheriff’s office.
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