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Posted Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:23pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces today that his office has filed suit against a contractor for violating state consumer protection laws. Under the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, suppliers of consumer goods or services cannot engage in deceptive or unconscionable acts and practices when soliciting or performing consumer transactions. 


Posted Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 1:10pm

New application allows for pictures of outdoor décor. 

Lawrence, Kan. (Nov. 21, 2017) – As the holiday season begins in earnest, Douglas County has launched a web-based mapping application that allows people to share their outdoor holiday decorations and view other displays.

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) division of Douglas County is leveraging a recent enhancement to its existing web GIS software to power this new app at no additional cost to the county.

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 3:37pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that yesterday a jury convicted Lawrence resident Ronald E. Throne, 31, of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, electronic solicitation, indecent liberties with a child, lewd and lascivious behavior and promoting obscenity to minors.  


Posted Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 1:26pm

Douglas County offices will be closed Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day, Saturday, November 11th. Thank you Veterans for your service and sacrifice to the people of the United States. We respect you and appreciate you.

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Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00am
Posted Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:00am

Want to find your nearest Advance Voting Polling Place for to the November 7 election? Check out the Advance Voting Location Finder! Any device with Internet access can load this web app. To find your nearest advance voting location, you can enter your address in the search box, click or tap directly on the map, or use the locate button to search your current physical location. Your search results will appear in the menu. Click or tap the name of the polling location to get more details, including hours and days of operation.

Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 3:44pm


Posted Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:27pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces earlier today rural Douglas County resident John Brian Crawford, 52, was sentenced after a jury found him guilty of three charges following a three day jury trial that began on July 17.  The jury found Crawford guilty of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and interference with law enforcement – obstruction.  At today’s hearing the Court sentenced Crawford to serve 20 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) for the first charge, 8 months KDOC for the second c

Posted Friday, September 29, 2017 - 8:25am

The Route 458 curve at N 1000 Road/E 1000 Road will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, October 2, for an anticipated five week duration, weather permitting.  This additional Route 458 full closure will be from E 950 Road to N 1050 Road.  This closure is in addition to the current Route 458 closure from E 800 Road (Route 1/1039) to E 900 Road.


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