Lawrence

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November 15, 2019 - 9:16 pm
The owners of a Lawrence CBD store no longer face felony drug charges for selling hemp flower, which looks and smells like marijuana but is chemically different. Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson’s office offered no explanation for Thursday’s decision to drop the charges against...
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November 15, 2019 - 6:44 pm
The city of Lawrence has joined a community collation to memorialize the lynching of three men near downtown in 1882. The Lawrence chapter of the NAACP is working with the Equal Justice Initiative to erect a historical marker with information about the lynching. The city commission recently voted...
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November 13, 2019 - 7:23 pm
The Dole Institute of Politics says Temple Grandin will receive the 2019 Dole Leadership Prize. Grandin is an animal science professor at Colorado State University and an advocate for people with autism. She will accept the award Dec. 11 at the institute. She is best known for her work to lessen...
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November 04, 2019 - 8:53 pm
Court documents say a Lawrence man told police that child pornography found on his electric devices was a "form of art." Charles Tingler, 46, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. The recently released affidavit says a woman called police in 2016 to...
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October 29, 2019 - 8:11 pm
A restaurant owner says he closed two locations in Lawrence because of backlash from people who believed he had ties to former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Morrie Sheets closed two Jimmy's Egg restaurants Monday, less than six months after they opened. He says customers wrote "(Expletive...
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October 25, 2019 - 7:21 pm
A Kansas prosecutor is retiring amid calls for her to step down after a Missouri judge overturned the double murder conviction of a man whom she helped send to prison for 23 years. Douglas County, Kansas, Chief Assistant District Attorney Amy McGowan's retirement takes effect Nov. 1. She had been...
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October 25, 2019 - 7:14 pm
A judge has denied a new trial for a Kansas home day care worker who was convicted in the death of a 9-month-old baby. Sentencing for Carrody Buchhorn, 44, is now set for Nov. 18. She faces nine to 10 years in prison. Her sentencing had been delayed while she argued that she deserved a new trial...
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October 23, 2019 - 7:58 pm
Police in Lawrence are investigating after three fossils were stolen from a display case at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. The fossils were reported missing Monday but were believed to have been stolen Friday or Saturday. The university police crime log says someone pried hooks...
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October 17, 2019 - 7:51 pm
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson says his office will no longer file criminal cases for simple marijuana possession. Branson said Thursday that Douglas County citizens should not be criminally charged when citizens in Lawrence and surrounding communities face little or no penalty in...
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October 16, 2019 - 8:02 pm
A Lawrence man has been sentenced to 11 years and four months in a case in which the reasons for the charges remain unclear. BJ Lauri, 45, was sentenced Wednesday for kidnapping and sexual battery. An affidavit detailing the allegations against Lauri was sealed after a judge determined the victim's...
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