The Back to School Safety Fair returned Saturday for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Local first responders, emergency preparedness pros, volunteers and more were on hand to quiz attendees on safety knowledge, offer tips and even fit kids with free helmets.
One former Lawrence Police Officer was charged with a crime after pinning his wife to the couch during an argument. He lost his job, but then found work at a jail.
Douglas County community members during an upcoming fair will be able to engage with first responders and learn about accessing public safety resources in the area.
Rich Lockhart, chief of the Lawrence Police Department, is one of the newest members of the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training, KSCPOST.
Natassia Records, a victim advocate with the Lawrence Police Department’s Special Victims Unit, was recognized Friday with an award for her work to improve domestic violence responses and help survivors through the legal system.
Cameron Renner, a 20-year-old from Topeka, was the person shot and killed early Saturday in Lawrence, according to police.
A former Lawrence police officer was found not guilty of rape and numerous computer crimes Friday following a weeklong trial in Douglas County District Court.
To the relief of its members, the Community-Police Oversight Work Group met for the first time Monday. Members shared their hopes, concerns and needs to move the process forward.
A woman was stabbed late Sunday in East Lawrence, and after an overnight search, the suspect came to the police station Monday morning, according to the Lawrence Police Department.
Lawrence police arrested a man suspected of attempting to shoot another man Saturday morning following an hourslong standoff.
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