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January 16, 2020 - 5:57 pm
A man wounded by a rookie Kansas police officer who mistakenly drew her gun instead of her Taser has been unable to find her to serve her with an excessive force lawsuit. Akira Lewis's attorney said in a court filing that she has sought assistance from law enforcement, a process service company and...
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January 13, 2020 - 8:26 pm
A Lawrence woman who is charged with hurting a relative's 4-month-old told police she regretted agreeing to care for the baby because she knew she was intoxicated. A probable cause affidavit that was recently released in the case against Shannon Crank, 33, said she told police she didn't remember...
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January 10, 2020 - 8:09 pm
The developer of a seven-story hotel adjacent to the University of Kansas has pleaded guilty in a scheme to collect fraudulent tax refunds from the city of Lawrence. The U.S. attorney's office says Thomas Fritzel, 54, pleaded guilty Thursday to one county of criminal conspiracy. At issue is a Tax...
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December 22, 2019 - 7:27 pm
The Lawrence Public Library is joining a growing number of libraries that are dropping fines for overdue books. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the library’s board voted unanimously last week to make the change. Library patrons would still be charged for lost or damaged items. Patrons also...
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December 17, 2019 - 8:50 pm
The University of Kansas plans to close its Confucius Institute in January. An email sent Monday to faculty and staff from interim Provost Carl Lejuez said the institute will close in part because of a 2018 law that restricts Department of Defense funds to universities that host Confucius...
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December 17, 2019 - 8:11 pm
A Douglas County judge is being asked to consider whether a woman convicted of killing a Lawrence man should receive a reduced sentence. An attorney for Sarah Gonzales-McLinn, 25, of Topeka, is arguing that she was not properly advised of a plea deal that could have reduced her sentenced by half...
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December 17, 2019 - 10:12 am
Police in the college towns of Lawrence and Manhattan are warning students to be cautious as they continue to search for a serial rapist known to attack over holidays. KMBC-TV reports that police say they have connected 13 incidents in the two town over more than a decade to a single suspect but...
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December 13, 2019 - 8:18 pm
The city of Lawrence is arguing that a man who was shot by Police officers, caused his own injuries by refusing to follow directions during a confrontation. Akira Lewis was shot in May 2018 by an officer who said she mistakenly drew her gun when she thought she was using a Taser. He has sued two...
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November 22, 2019 - 8:10 pm
The athletic department at the University of Kansas is reporting a profit after two straight years of financial losses. The Lawrence Journal-World obtained the auditor’s report for Kansas Athletics Inc., a nonprofit corporation wholly owned by the university. It shows operating income of $4.3...
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November 22, 2019 - 7:37 pm
A Lawrence woman charged with sex crimes involving two young teenagers pleaded to lesser charges and was given two years of probation. Alisia Clark. 30, was originally charged with two felonies after she allegedly exposed herself, engaged in sexual conversation and groped a child who was 13 and...
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