After jurors last week could not reach a verdict, a Douglas County judge has scheduled a new trial date for a Lawrence man accused of raping an unconscious KU student in 2018.
A man was charged Monday with aggravated assault after a report of shots fired early Sunday morning in northern Lawrence.
After months of arguments over improper procedures and possible constitutional rights violations, a judge on Monday dismissed a case against a man accused of soliciting murder from his Douglas County jail cell.
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.
A Douglas County judge says a prosecutor’s criticism of the Lawrence Journal-World raises First Amendment concerns and is “beneath the dignity” of the district attorney’s office.
A defense attorney on Monday further questioned a lieutenant with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office about violating attorney-client privilege by recording calls between jail inmates and their attorneys, insinuating negligence.
In hopes of avoiding numerous driver’s license suspensions, Douglas County judges have dismissed about 940 traffic cases. Circumstances of the batch dismissals are also mentioned in a pending disciplinary case against DA Suzanne Valdez.
A pending complaint against Douglas County DA Suzanne Valdez will proceed to a disciplinary hearing in which several judges and former prosecutors may be called to testify.
A Lawrence woman sobbed into her hands on Friday as she was sentenced to 41 months in prison for the 2021 death of Rachel Snow, who was struck by a car and killed while walking her bicycle.
An 18-year-old charged with shooting and killing a 14-year-old Lawrence boy will go to trial, a judge ruled Friday.
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