Douglas County

May 02, 2019 - 1:24 pm
The Douglas County District Attorney's Office wants to purge thousands of old arrest warrants in a special sweep. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that District Attorney Charles Branson announced Wednesday that he filed a motion for a court order to erase roughly 2,430 warrants in criminal and...
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April 13, 2019 - 3:31 pm
An Australian animal health company has been ordered to repay some of the incentives it received from the Kansas city of Lawrence and Douglas County after abandoning its offices in the area. Douglas County District Court Judge Amy Hanley recently ruled that Integrated Animal Health breached its...
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DREAMSTIME
March 02, 2019 - 4:35 pm
The Delaware Tribe has requested an archaeological field survey to look for artifacts or human remains at a site in Lawrence where county officials plan to build a mental health center and housing complex. Brice Obermeyer, director of the tribe's historic preservation office, requested the survey...
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December 13, 2018 - 7:37 pm
The Douglas County Commission is considering a plan to add between 84 and 154 beds to the county jail. Undersheriff Gary Bunting and Assistant County Administrator Sarah Plinsky presented the plan Wednesday. The commission asked for a plan that would allow the county to stop housing 50 to 80...
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November 28, 2018 - 10:15 pm
A northeast Kansas man has been sentenced for sexually abusing a mentally disabled girl. Thirty-nine-year-old Steven Capps was arrested in July after another adult caught him in a room with the girl and called police. As part of a plea agreement, Capps will spend more than ten years in prison after...
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June 28, 2018 - 5:06 pm
An eastern Kansas county will no longer use public schools as polling places due to security reasons. The Douglas County Clerk's Office sent letters this week to the more than 10,000 affected voters who will now be assigned to different polling places than they've used in the past, the Lawrence...
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June 28, 2018 - 5:39 am
Authorities say a tractor-trailer hauling a load of livestock has crashed in northeast Kansas, killing seven head of cattle and sending three people to a hospital with minor injuries. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the crash happened Tuesday on Kansas 10 in Douglas County, just north of...
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March 24, 2018 - 11:07 am
A new diversion program in Kansas is working to keep women with addictions out of jail by helping them get clean. The Douglas County Women's Substance Use Disorder Prosecutor-Led Diversion and Treatment Program started this month, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. The program is only for women...
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Dreamstime
December 31, 2017 - 9:13 am
UPDATE: 10:40 a.m. Denver, Colo. (KNSS) - Multiple deputies have been shot, including one fatally in Douglas County, Colorado, a suburban county outside of Denver. In the last 20 minutes, the Douglas County Sheriff's office Tweeted: "Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance resulting in shots...
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September 18, 2017 - 8:23 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is refusing to release booking photos of some people accused of child sex crimes. A provision in state law allows authorities to pick and choose which mugshots to publicly release. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that policy is now being...
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