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Posted Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 10:58am

Beginning August 3, 2015, the Clerk of the District Court will be open to the public from 8 am to noon and 1 to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

The extended hours are a direct result of efficiencies created by the mandatory use of electronic filing in Douglas County.  Effective January 5, 2015, the District Court began requiring all licensed attorneys to utilize the Kansas Courts Electronic Filing System (eFlex) when filing new cases or documents in new and existing cases.

Posted Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 5:07pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that today in the Division Two courtroom a jury convicted Lawrence resident Ritchie L. Moore, 49, of reckless aggravated battery. 

The criminal case stems from Mr. Moore’s January 3 attack on a fellow inmate at the Douglas County Jail.  The victim exited his cell and was unaware that Mr. Moore was waiting just outside his door.  Mr. Moore repeatedly punched the victim in face.  The attack left the victim with two broken facial bones.

Posted Monday, July 20, 2015 - 11:52am

Douglas County, KS — Douglas County is now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to provide residents with severe weather watches and warnings issued by the Topeka National Weather Service to be delivered by voice message to their landline or cellular telephone, and/or by text message, and/or by e-mail. The system also has the capability of providing other health and safety information during disasters or other emergencies to contacts in a specified geographical area.

Posted Friday, July 10, 2015 - 3:53pm

On June 17, 2015, the recently established Kansas County and District Attorneys Association (KCDAA) Best Practices Committee met in Wichita, Kansas to discuss options and efforts to advance positive improvements in the criminal justice system.  Representatives from fourteen counties attended. 

Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 1:41pm

The Douglas County Public Works Department announces that beginning Monday, July 6, 2015, E 1750 Road between N 400 Road (Route 12; State Lake Road) and N 500 Road will be closed to through traffic.  The closure will remain in place while Route 1055 is closed to through traffic between N 400 Road and N 600 Road for construction work.  It is currently anticipated E 1750 Road will remain closed until mid-October, weather permitting.


Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 2:02pm

View a cool project timeline (w/photos) on any device, subscribe for news and updates, review plan documents and read general information about the Fairgrounds Renovations Project.

Posted Monday, June 29, 2015 - 2:40pm

Douglas County regulates the retail sale of fireworks at firework stands holding a permit issued by Douglas County and such regulations limit retail sale of fireworks. Such permits are obtained at the Douglas County Zoning and Codes Department, which is located at 3755 East 25th Street in Lawrence, Kansas.

Posted Friday, June 26, 2015 - 4:42pm

E(ntrepreneur)-Accelerator is a 15 to 18-month program that started in January 2015. It is developed by Advancing Rural Prosperity, Inc.

Posted Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 4:29pm

The Douglas County Public Works Department announces that beginning Monday, July 6, Route 1055 (E 1700 Road) will be closed to through traffic between N 500 Road and N 600 Road for initial project work to replace a large box culvert 0.1 miles north of N 500 Road and for pavement replacement and rehabilitation.  The closure will be from the north side of the N 500 Road intersection to the south side of the N 600 Road intersection.  Each intersection will remain open for this initial project work.

Posted Monday, June 15, 2015 - 10:58am


June 15, 2015

Lawrence, Kan.—A full-scale emergency exercise will take place in Lawrence Thursday, June 18.  Participating agencies include Douglas County Emergency Management, Kansas University Public Safety, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Douglas County Emergency Communications Center, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.  

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