Lawrence

December 17, 2018 - 7:19 pm
A Missouri woman who intentionally drove her vehicle into the Kansas River in Kansas has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Scharron Dingledine, 26, of Columbia, Missouri, entered the plea Monday. As part of the plea, she won't be eligible for parole for 25...
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December 17, 2018 - 7:06 pm
A Douglas County judge is weighing the sentence for a man convicted in a fatal shooting outside a Eudora bar. Judge Peggy Kittel was scheduled to sentence Danny Queen, 37, on Monday for the death of Bo Hopson, 32, but instead took the matter under advisement. Queen was convicted Aug. 1 of second-...
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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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December 10, 2018 - 7:07 pm
The city of Lawrence will consider a request to allow colonies of feral cats to live in the city if they have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered. The Lawrence Humane Society is proposing the change, which would allow organization workers to trap the cats to be vaccinated and spayed or neutered...
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December 07, 2018 - 7:05 pm
A driver has been convicted of dragging and injuring a Lawrence police officer with his car. Jurors found Aramis Hernandez, 38, of Topeka, guilty Thursday of battery on a law enforcement officer during a July 2016 traffic stop. When the officer asked Hernandez for his driver's license, Hernandez...
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December 06, 2018 - 2:21 am
The new attorneys for a man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others in downtown Lawrence say they are optimistic that they will be ready for trial in two months. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Shaye Downing and another attorney were appointed to represent 21-year...
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December 04, 2018 - 7:13 pm
A woman who was killed by a stray bullet in Lawrence will be honored in the Rose Bowl Parade. Leah Brown, 22, of Shawnee, will be one of about 40 organ, eye and tissue donors from across the country who will be remembered on a Donate Life Rose Parade Float on New Year's Day in Pasadena, California...
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December 04, 2018 - 6:50 pm
The University of Kansas has signed an agreement with Westar Energy to have its Lawrence campus powered nearly 100% by wind energy by 2020. The twenty-year agreement is expected to lower the university's utility bills about 22%, from 2.3 cents per kilowatt hour to 1.8 cents. Kansas State and...
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December 03, 2018 - 7:49 pm
A Missouri woman accused of driving her car into the Kansas River has pleaded not guilty in her daughter's drowning. Scharron Dingledine, 26, of Columbia, Missouri, pleaded not guilty Monday to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Dingledine is accused of driving into the river...
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November 27, 2018 - 8:17 pm
A man is claiming self-defense after he was charged with wounding a teen whose friends were shooting fireworks at a Lawrence apartment building. Rashan Gill, 20, is scheduled to be tried in January on one count of criminal discharge of a firearm. His attorney is citing the state's "stand your...
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