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Posted Monday, July 30, 2018 - 5:01pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced this afternoon that a jury convicted Eudora resident Carrody M. Buchhorn, 44, of one count of Murder in the Second Degree, Reckless.

Posted Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 5:38pm

As of 3:00 PM, Saturday, July 28, the bridge carrying E 1000 Road (Queens Road extended) over the Kansas Turnpike (I-70) has been reopened to traffic.  Damage to a bridge girder has been repaired by the Kansas Turnpike Authority and its contractor.

On July 21, the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) closed the E 1000 Road bridge over the Kansas Turnpike (I-70).  The bridge was struck by an oversize vehicle on the turnpike damaging one of the bridge girders.

 

 

Posted Friday, July 27, 2018 - 8:41am

Douglas County Public Works will soon treat reemerging areas of Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) in isolated areas of Lone Star Lake with an herbicide.  The treatment with an herbicide called Navigate is planned for Thursday, August 9, weather permitting.

Posted Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:22am

On Saturday morning, July 21, the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) closed the E 1000 Road (Queens Road extended) bridge over the Kansas Turnpike (I-70).  The bridge was struck by an oversize vehicle on the turnpike.  The western-most girder sustained damage from the impact.

 

KTA has scheduled a contractor to begin repairs Thursday evening, July 26.  The contractor will work evenings and overnight through Saturday, July 28.  The goal is to open the bridge by Sunday morning, July 29.

 

Posted Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 8:42am

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that earlier today Lawrence resident Michael L.

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:52pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that today a jury convicted Lawrence resident Willie Kenith Franklin, 28, of involuntary manslaughter and criminal possession of a firearm.  Both convictions are felonies. 

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:00am

Notice of Sheriff's Sale of real estate situated in Douglas County, Kansas on July 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Pro Tem Courtroom, on the first floor of the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th Street, Lawrence, Kansas.

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 - 2:38pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces a Behavioral Health Court (BHC) graduation ceremony was held yesterday for three graduates who have spent the past year working with BHC.  As a result of their graduation from the program, the three associated pending criminal cases will be dismissed with prejudice – meaning they cannot be refiled.

Posted Friday, June 8, 2018 - 4:47pm

District Attorney Charles Branson announces that today the office received the majority of the investigation regarding the May 29 officer involved shooting in downtown Lawrence.  It is expected that follow-up investigation will be received as it is completed.

Review of the investigation will begin immediately.  There is no timeline on when the review will be completed, but a press release will be distributed when a charging decision is reached or if further information becomes available.

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Posted Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 11:30am

On the afternoon of June 4, 2018, detectives with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office presented an update to District Attorney Charles Branson and several of his Senior Assistant District Attorneys with respect to the May 29 officer involved shooting in downtown Lawrence. 

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation of the shooting as a result of a mutual aid agreement.  The purpose of the update was to provide an overview of how the investigation is being conducted and the progress of the investigation.

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