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Posted Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:31pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces today a jury convicted 20-year-old Kansas City, Kansas resident Pierre P. Walker of three counts of aggravated robbery and one count of felony cruelty to animals.  This was the third jury trial of this case.  The first two trials ended with hung juries in July and October 2017. 

Posted Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:15am

During its 6:00 PM meeting on January 3, 2018, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will discuss planned improvements to Route 1055 from the north leg of the curve at E 1650 Road/N 700 Road to the intersection with E 1700 Road at Vinland.  An improvement project is planned for construction in 2019.  The BOCC meeting is held on the 2nd floor of the county courthouse at 11th & Massachusetts in Lawrence.

 

Posted Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 3:23pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that today a jury convicted Lawrence resident Stacey N. Ballard, 24, of aggravated robbery. 

Posted Monday, December 11, 2017 - 1:10pm

District Attorney Charles Branson hopes to launch a new pre-trial prosecutor led diversion program in 2018.  Branson started work on the project in early 2017 as part of an effort to find meaningful alternatives to the repeated incarceration of women in the county jail.  

 

Posted Friday, December 8, 2017 - 3:13pm

A production company will shoot video for a commercial on several roads in Douglas County on Thursday, December 14, weather permitting.  Two road sections will be temporarily closed for the video activity:

  • E 900 Road on top of Clinton Dam; closed approximately 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM
  • E 1130 Road along Martin Park; closed approximately 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 8:55am

Weather permitting, Douglas County Public Works anticipates reopening by 5:00 PM, Friday, December 1, the portions of N 1500 Road, N 1550 Road and E 1625 Road east of Lawrence that have been closed since August 21.  Remaining construction contract items anticipated to be completed this week include additional asphalt paving, final grading, and traffic control signage and pavement markings.

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 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 Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 3:44pm

JOINT RELEASE WITH THE LAWRENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT

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

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