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Lawrence man who threatened law enforcement during armed standoff ordered to probation, including treatment and apology letters to officers

Instead of prison, an armed man who threatened law enforcement officers during an eight-hour standoff last fall in Lawrence is headed for a treatment program. He also must write apology letters to three law enforcement officers, a judge ruled. David M. Rainbolt, 49, was sentenced Wednesday by Doug

LJWORLD - 2018-03-22 14:55:53

Longtime downtown restaurant expands by opening a food truck

A Mad Greek on wheels may sound like a dangerous thing at first, but likely the only danger will be to your waistline. The longtime downtown Lawrence restaurant The Mad Greek has expanded by opening a food truck. "We have wanted to expand for awhile now," said Deb Tagtalianidis, who owns the restau

LJWORLD - 2018-03-22 17:17:34

'Sexual predator' convicted in Lawrence appears nowhere on public sex offender registry; why not?

When Carlos R. Espinosa-Machado was convicted last summer of indecent liberties with a child in Douglas County, the judge ordered him to register as a sex offender immediately and remain registered for 25 years. He did that. Now, Espinosa-Machado no longer appears on the online public sex offender

LJWORLD - 2018-03-21 15:59:02

Get a glimpse of LMH's proposed $93 million west Lawrence center; hospital updates services planned for facility

Lawrence Memorial Hospital board members on Wednesday got their first look at a proposed design for a nearly $100 million west Lawrence outpatient medical building, and were told the project is set to break ground in June. Hospital leaders showed board members a set of preliminary exterior designs

LJWORLD - 2018-03-21 16:10:46

Owner of 4 Kansas City radio stations files for bankruptcy to reorganize

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The company that owns four popular Kansas City's radio stations has filed for bankruptcy. Steel City Media, which owns KFKF (94.1), KCKC (102.1), KMXV (93.3) and KBEQ (104.3) said in a news release Wednesday that it "filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11."

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-03-21 21:01:21

Police investigating shots fired at Hillcrest Park

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Police are investigating after a report of shots fired at Hillcrest Park. The report came in just after 6 p.m. Wednesday. A witness told KSNT News she did not hear anyone arguing before the shots rang out. Topeka Police recovered two different types of shell casings. At this ti

KSNT - 2018-03-21 23:59:39

Westar Energy merger hearings end Thursday; KCC decision will be made by June 5

The third day of hearings considering whether Westar Energy and Great Plains Energy should be allowed to pursue a merger-of-equals wrapped up early Wednesday, and Thursday's hearing is expected to end quickly. The hearings in front of the Kansas Corporation Commission began Monday and have been cons

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-03-22 00:49:26

1 taken to hospital after multi-vehicle, injury crash at S.W. 29th and Boswell

One person was taken to a local hospital early Wednesday afternoon after a multi-vehicle accident in southwest Topeka. The crash was reported at 12:01 p.m. at S.W. 29th and Boswell. At least three vehicles were involved in the crash. The vehicles were going west on S.W. 29th when there appeared to b

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-03-21 18:15:36

Kansas City police investigate homicide after woman's body found - KCTV5

Authorities are investigating a homicide after a woman's body was discovered in a park at 10th Street and Ewing. The body was discovered shortly before 2 p.m. in Kansas City. Police do not have a cause of death yet. Authorities are investigating a homicide after a woman's body was discovered in a

KCTV 5 - 2018-03-20 23:50:00

Douglas County daughter, mother arrested in connection with Perry Lake homicide; women join 3rd suspect in jail

A Douglas County teen, suspected of murder, and her mother, accused of trying to cover for her, have been arrested in connection with a recent homicide at Perry Lake. The women join a third suspect who was arrested last week at a Lawrence smoke shop where he worked. The Jefferson County Sheriff's O


Lawrence police officer who was accidentally shot during training released from hospital; internal investigation underway

A Lawrence police officer who was accidentally shot Monday during a training exercise has been released from the hospital, the department said Tuesday. The officer was shot in the leg about 2:50 p.m. Monday at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 2, 768 E. 661 Diagonal Road, southwest of Lawrenc


Car in ditch found abandoned early Wednesday in southwest Topeka

Police were investigating a vehicle that was found in a ditch early Wednesday in southwest Topeka. Officers and first-responders were called around 6:25 a.m. to the 2700 block of S.W. Randolph, where the car was found. First-arriving officers reported no one was in the vehicle. Police were investiga

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-03-21 12:30:23

2 arrested following police pursuit ends in KCK - KCTV5

Two suspects are in custody after a police pursuit ended in Kansas City, KS. The pursuit began in Kansas City and ended up around 32nd and Orville in KCK. It's unknown why the pursuit happened. It wrapped up around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCTV5 News for more.

KCTV 5 - 2018-03-20 23:25:00

Lawrence police officer injured during firearms training

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) - A Lawrence police officer was taken to a hospital Monday after being injured in firearms training. The Lawrence Police Department said the officer suffered a gunshot wound to the leg during the training at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #2. The officer is being treated


Man accidentally shoots self while cleaning gun in Lawrence

Police responded to an accidental shooting that happened when a man was cleaning his gun over the weekend in Lawrence. Police were dispatched to the incident in the 1400 block of Westbrooke Street about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. Amy Rhoads of the Lawrence Police Department said in an email response


Lawrence to temporarily prohibit glass containers downtown should KU advance in NCAA Tournament

Should the Kansas men's basketball team win on Friday and make the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, Lawrence will enforce a glass bottle prohibition in its downtown area. Lawrence Police Department officials said Monday they will be begin to contact downtown Lawrence businesses on Wednesday in re


Lawrence police preparing for downtown celebrations

(AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File) LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) - The Lawrence Police Department is preparing for celebrations if the Kansas Jayhawks advance in the NCAA Tournament. Beginning March 21, the department will be contacting downtown Lawrence businesses in reference to the glass bottle prohibition. T


Lawrence father Syed Jamal to be released to family immediately pending deportation appeal

UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: At a federal hearing Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo., Syed Jamal was ordered released from the Platte County Jail immediately pending a decision from the Board of Immigration Appeals. The decision will allow him to rejoin his wife and three children in Lawrence as his immigration case


Shootings on both sides of the state line; no witnesses

Two shootings, one on each side of the state line, and both victims refuse to help police fun the gunman. Kansas City, Mo. -- Two shootings, one on both sides of the state line, and both victims refuse to help police fun the gunman. Police in Kansas City, Kansas were dispatched to 10th and Gilmore a


Number of abuse lawsuits against ex-VA worker Mark Wisner approaches 100

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - The number of lawsuits accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse is approaching 100. The Wichita Eagle reports that Kansas City attorneys Dan Curry and Sarah Brown filed three more lawsuits last week on behalf of f