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Posted Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 1:17pm

Construction will resume soon on the Route 458 major rehabilitation project from E 800 Road to just north of N 1156 Road.  Weather permitting, Douglas County’s contractor, King’s Construction, will resume work constructing shoulders in early- to mid-March.  A full road closure will begin in mid- to late-March, weather permitting, to allow replacement of two large culverts near the N 1075 Road intersection.  The full road closure is anticipated to be in place for six to eight weeks. 

 

Posted Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:52am

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces Lawrence resident Jaered A. Long, 19, was sentenced on Tuesday to 586 months in prison for the murder of his grandmother, Deborah L. Bretthauer.  Long was originally charged with first degree murder as a juvenile in the stabbing death of Ms.

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

 

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

 

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

 

Douglas County is working to build an integrated system of care that moves from crisis and illness as a norm to recovery and prevention as a practice.

 

The County Commission has approved several measures to serve residents with mental illness and substance use disorders, including building a crisis center and supporting staffing and programming in newly constructed transitional housing.

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

 

Douglas County has proposed a half-cent sales tax to finance a jail configuration and expansion and mental illness and substance use disorder crisis center and campus.

 

The County Commission has adopted ballot language proposing a half-cent sales tax to be decided by county voters by May 15, 2018.

The County has proposed this new half-cent sales tax to finance:

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

 

Have a question about the jail configuration and expansion plan or the vision for an integrated system to provide mental health care and substance use disorder services? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

Hear from Commissioner Nancy Thellman about the Ballot Initiative.

Lawrence Public Library
Room B
Monday, February 26
11:00 a.m.

Posted Friday, February 9, 2018 - 4:04pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces today that following a preliminary hearing the Court bound over Topeka residents Anthony Roberts, Jr., 20, Ahmad Rayton, 22, and Dominique J. McMillon, 19, on charges related to the October 1 Massachusetts Street triple homicide.   A trial date was scheduled for May 14 and bond amounts remain unchanged. 

Posted Friday, February 2, 2018 - 4:22pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that Lawrence resident Tria L. Evans, 38 and Leavenworth resident Christina L. Towell, 37, each had a first appearance this afternoon in the Pro Tem Division of Douglas County District Court.  Both Evans and Towell are charged with first degree murder, conspiracy to commit first degree murder, arson and aggravated burglary associated with the death of Joel Wales in November 2017.   

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