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We Apologize To Our Inmates For The Non-Gender-Neutral Language – PreOccupied Territory
On behalf of all the employees and outside contractors operating this facility, we hereby extend our sincere apologies to any resident of this prison who has taken offense at the institution’s use of gender-specific formulations in signage, forms, instructions, disciplinary talks, or other forms of
Kansas water officials talk drought, prep for long term
ATCHISON, Kan. — Moderate drought may be plaguing Northeast Kansas counties, but the dryness isn’t about to prevent a group of state officials from pursuing safeguards for the resource’s future.
Police: Puppy Stabbed During Fight Between Roommates
KAIR -- A verbal altercation between two roommates turns violent, leading to the stabbing of a puppy, according to Atchison, Kansas police.
Celtic Street Faire to be held on Friday
"We kind of have a built-in audience from the Friday night crowd, the folks that are usually there," he says. "I think it will work out for both the Hibernians and Downtown."
Platte City man stabs ex-wife, holds knife to son’s neck
Edward E. Williams Jr., 45, has been charged with two counts of domestic assault, with the use of a pocket knife to threaten two victims, as well as unlawful use of a weapon for also brandishing an axe at his victim. A warrant for Williams’ arrest was issued Tuesday, May 29. A $25,000 cash-only bond
Separate pleas entered in drug case
An Emporia couple arrested in a May narcotics investigation waived their rights to a preliminary hearing and entered separate pleas Wednesday morning in Lyon County District Court.On May 1, law enforcement officers seized more than 50 marijuana plants from the home of William and Octavia Ellis at 14
Joint funeral service held for fallen Wyandotte County deputies
The service for Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, and Deputy Theresa King, 44, is set for 9 a.m. at Children's Mercy Park.
'We have to learn from this.' Slain deputy Theresa King honored at visitation
With members of the Patriot Guard Riders lining the sidewalk, active and retired law enforcement officers from across the state walked beneath a large American flag to honor the life of Deputy Theresa King.The visitation ceremony began at 6 p.m. Wednesday, but by 5:30 p.m. a steady stream of people
Firms prepare for tariff impacts
Amid disputes with China and most of the U.S.' major trading partners, the federal government is sticking to its guns, and local firms are preparing for the fallout.
Judicial committee seeks nominees to fill Sundby's vacant bench
Public Information Director Lisa Taylor, Kansas Courts, announced the effort Tuesday, June 19, in a public press release.
Involuntary manslaughter trial underway for Lawrence man accused of shooting woman at apartment party
The state alleges that reckless actions by Willie K. Franklin, 28, of Lawrence, are to blame for the shooting that killed 30-year-old Lei-Ala Turner, also of Lawrence, on Dec. 27, 2017, at her sister’s home at August Place Apartments, 2310 W. 26th St. Franklin is charged with involuntary manslaughte
Circuit courts, June 19
Dakota Wayne Penland, 20, 1704 Blackwell Road, three years for felony stealing of motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft with $500 restitution to be paid upon being released on parole.
Unattended candle started fire at Jayhawk Motel in North Lawrence, officials say
A candle left unattended startedthe fire that burned through the main building of the Jayhawk Motel, at 1004 N. Third St. in North Lawrence, fire investigators have determined.
Woman provides for victims of domestic violence
About 25 years ago, Carmen Robison ran away from a 3-year-long abusive relationship, with nothing but her purse and the clothes on her back.
Kansas City homicide victim identified
The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. at a home in the 5200 block of Franklin Avenue. Police on Monday identified the homicide victim as Jamie L Abernathy, 58, of Kansas City.
What's Up for June 20
“Libraries Rock” summer program, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Public Library, East Hills branch, 502 N. Woodbine Road, and 2 p.m., Washington Park Branch, 1821 N. Third St. This week participants can rock out with music by Dino O’Dell. For more information call816-232-3812.
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Stairway to nowhere shows where home used to be
They used to stand in front of a house, like the ones at 17 E. 49th St., but now no one walks up or down them. They’re just in front of a plot of land.
Fallen Wyandotte Co. deputies to be laid to rest Thursday
Deputy Theresa King, 44, and Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35,were shot and killedby an inmate as they were preparing to leave the courthouse Friday morning, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Second Kansas Police Officer Dies After Inmate Shooting
Deputy Theresa King, 44, served the department for 13 years, the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, died Friday. Rohrer had been on the force for seven years.The incident occurred when they were both "overcome by an inmate being transferred from jail to the courthouse