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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.


Posted Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:54am

Lone Star Lake will be closed to all boating activities on Saturday, September 16, early morning through the afternoon.  The closure is to due to the CSCAA National Collegiate Open Water Swimming Championship being held at the lake.  All boat ramps will be closed beginning Saturday morning through the finish of all race activities.  If weather prohibits holding the race on Saturday, the race will be held on Sunday, September 17. 

Posted Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:37am

Douglas County Public Works will soon treat reemerging areas of Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) in a portion of the southeast arm of Lone Star Lake with an herbicide.  The treatment with an herbicide called Navigate is planned for Tuesday, September 5, weather permitting.

Posted Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:03am

GIS and Public Works are pleased to announce a new online resource for locating land surveys in Douglas County. The Survey Lookup web app offers an interactive way to spatially locate land surveys, section corner tie reports, and plat documents. To see if any surveys exist in a specific location, users can enter a search term such as address, place name, or PIN number or just zoom to an area of interest on the map. Icons on the map are placed in the geographic center of a surveyed area.

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 1:01pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced this afternoon a jury convicted Lawrence resident James M. Fletcher, 35, of five counts felony aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

Posted Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 2:51pm

Beginning August 21, 2017, weather permitting, portions of N 1500 Road, N 1550 Road, and E 1625 Road east of the Lawrence city limits will be closed to all traffic for a construction project.  N 1500 Road (E. 15th Street extended) will be closed from just west of the BNSF railroad tracks to approximately 300 feet east of the E 1625 Road intersection.  N 1550 Road (E. 11th Street extended) will be closed just west of the E 1625 Road intersection.  E 1625 Road will be closed between N 1500 Road and N 1550 Road.

Posted Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:05am

The Douglas County Community Health Assessment Steering Committee is seeking input on health issues in our community. Forums are offered around Douglas County.

Posted Monday, July 10, 2017 - 3:20pm

KDOT plans to temporarily close access to K-10 highway from E 1200 Road (Kasold extended) for installation of new centerline delineators on K-10 at the intersection.  The closure will begin Thursday, July 13, and will end Friday, July 14, weather permitting.  E 1200 Road will be closed on both north and south sides of K-10. 


Posted Friday, June 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

Route 458 from the E 800 Road (Route 1/1039) intersection to just south of Clinton Dam will be opened to traffic through construction over the upcoming holiday weekend beginning at 5:00 PM, Friday, June 30, through Tuesday, July 4.  There will be a 45-mph construction zone speed limit in place during this period.  Drivers should use extreme caution through the construction zone.  Beginning Wednesday morning, July 5, Route 458 will again be closed for continued construction of a major road rehabilitation project.

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