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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Douglas County, KS News Feeds

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Commission Proclamations

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27 July 2021

Commission proclamations from the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County Kansas.

County News

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27 July 2021

  • Paola man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

    Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez today announced that Tayler James Livingston, 27, of Paola, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Deeva Sharma, 25, of Leawood.

  • Lawrence man sentenced to 147 months for rape

    Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez today announced that Erick Ogwangi, 36, of Lawrence was sentenced to 147 months for one count of Rape.

    The charge stemmed from an incident early Jan. 27, 2017, in which Ogwangi forced himself on a woman who was staying in his home. He was convicted for assaulting the woman under circumstances when she was overcome by force or fear.

  • Public Works announces bridge replacement project on E 300 Road

    Douglas County Public Works announces that E 300 Road from north of N 450 Road to south of N 600 Road (Route 460) will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, July 19, weather permitting, for a bridge replacement project. The project location is 0.8 miles north of N 450 Road. Public Works anticipates construction will be completed by Thanksgiving 2021. No signed detour will be provided. 

District Attorney News

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27 July 2021

  • Paola man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

    Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez today announced that Tayler James Livingston, 27, of Paola, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Deeva Sharma, 25, of Leawood.

  • Lawrence man sentenced to 147 months for rape

    Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez today announced that Erick Ogwangi, 36, of Lawrence was sentenced to 147 months for one count of Rape.

    The charge stemmed from an incident early Jan. 27, 2017, in which Ogwangi forced himself on a woman who was staying in his home. He was convicted for assaulting the woman under circumstances when she was overcome by force or fear.

  • Valdez looks back at first six months in office

    In her first six months, District Attorney Suzanne Valdez wasted no time creating an office that adheres to her vision of a fair and equitable administration of justice for victims and defendants.

    “I’m proud of our work to create a victim-focused approach while proceeding with compassion and empathy for all people involved in our cases,” Valdez said. “By pursuing alternatives to incarceration where appropriate, we can reduce our criminal justice footprint.”

County Job Openings

Job Openings

27 July 2021

Court Job Openings

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27 July 2021

  • Administrative Assistant

    The Douglas County District Court is accepting applications for an administrative assistant for a District Court Judge in Division 2.  The full-time position pays a starting salary of $17.255/hour; in 6 months with a successful evaluation, the individual would make $17.691/hour; in another 6 months and with a successful evaluation, the individual would make $19.044/hour.  This position is eligible for benefits, including a state pension plan, health insurance and paid vacation.  Division 2 handles Criminal, Domestic and Behavioral Health Court cases.

Events Calendar

Events Calendar

27 July 2021

Fairgrounds Events

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27 July 2021

Events at the Douglas County Kansas Fairgrounds.

Jury News

Jury News

27 July 2021

Public Meetings

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27 July 2021

Commission Proclamations

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27 July 2021

Commission proclamations from the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County Kansas.

Food Policy Council (FPC) Meetings

Heritage Conservation Council (HCC) Meetings

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Meetings