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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Douglas County, KS News Feeds

Commission Proclamations

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19 October 2019

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

County News

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19 October 2019

  • Douglas County DA No Longer Filing Simple Marijuana Possession Cases

    Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced on Thursday an end to filing criminal cases for simple marijuana possession offenses.           

    “After a careful survey of policies in other cities, including Lawrence, Wichita, and Kansas City, Missouri,” DA Branson said, “the District Attorney's Office will no longer prosecute cases of simple marijuana possession.” 

  • East 1750 Road near Baldwin City to be closed for improvement project

    Douglas County Public Works announces that, weather permitting, E 1750 Road (North First Street in Baldwin City) between Route 12 (N 400 Road; State Lake Road in Baldwin City) and N 500 Road will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, Oct. 7, for the start of an improvement project. Public Works anticipates the road section will remain closed through the 2019 fall season.

  • Douglas County voters will no longer need a stamp for advance ballots

    Voters in Douglas County, Kansas, will no longer have to pay postage to mail their advance election ballots. Advance ballot envelopes will now be marked postage paid, and a voter will be able to drop the return ballot in the mail without a stamp. Previously, voters had to affix one first-class stamp to return advance ballots by mail.

    “Our job is to identify and remove potential barriers to voting. As mail advance ballots have increased so has potential confusion about how many stamps are required for returning the ballot,” Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said.

District Attorney News

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19 October 2019

  • Douglas County DA No Longer Filing Simple Marijuana Possession Cases

    Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced on Thursday an end to filing criminal cases for simple marijuana possession offenses.           

    “After a careful survey of policies in other cities, including Lawrence, Wichita, and Kansas City, Missouri,” DA Branson said, “the District Attorney's Office will no longer prosecute cases of simple marijuana possession.” 

  • Jury Convicts 20-Year-Old Lawrence Man for Shooting into an Occupied Home

    Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that earlier today a jury convicted Lawrence resident Michael A. Hormell, 20, of one count of criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling, a level seven/person/felony.

  • Topeka Man Sentenced to Life in Prison

    Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced today Anthony L. Roberts, Jr, 22, of Topeka was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the multiple murders in Downtown Lawrence on October 1, 2017. 

    On June 25, 2019 a Douglas County Jury found Roberts guilty of Second Degree Murder of Colwin Henderson III, First Degree Felony Murder of Leah Brown, First Degree Felony Murder of Tre’Mel Dean and Attempted Second Degree Murder of Tahzay Rayton.

ECC RSS Feed

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19 October 2019

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week 2019

    From damaging winds and large hail to flooding and the threat of tornadoes, individuals and businesses in Douglas County are at risk from severe weather. It’s up to each of us to know the right steps to take in order to ensure our safety should severe weather strike.

Treasurer News

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19 October 2019

  • Tax Sale – October 25, 2019

    Notice of Sheriff's Sale of real estate situated in Douglas County, Kansas on October 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, on the second floor of the Douglas County Historic Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas.

    Property Map

Voting and Elections News

County Job Openings

Job Openings

19 October 2019

Court Job Openings

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19 October 2019

  • Trustee Clerk II - Front Counter

    District Court Trustee is accepting applications for a Trustee Clerk II. This is a full time position. Duties include, but are not limited to:

Events Calendar

Events Calendar

19 October 2019

Fairgrounds Events

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19 October 2019

Events at the Douglas County Kansas Fairgrounds.

Jury News

Jury News

19 October 2019

  • No Jury Trial on Monday, October 18th

    There are no jury trials on Monday, October 21st. All jurors please call after 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 22nd for possible trials on Wednesday, October 23rd.

    Thank you.

  • No Jury Trials on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

    There are no jury trials on Wednesday, October 16th. All jurors please call after 5:30 pm on Friday, October 18th for possible trials on Monday, October 21st. Thank you.

  • No jury trials on Monday October 14th or Tuesday October 15th

    The service period for jurors scheduled for October 14th through October 25th has now started. The District Court will be closed on Monday, October 14th, in observance of Columbus Day. There are no jury trials on Tuesday, October 15th. All jurors please call on Tuesday after 5:30 pm for possible trials on Wednesday, October 16th.

    Thank you.

Public Meetings

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19 October 2019

Commission Proclamations

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19 October 2019

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

Heritage Conservation Council (HCC) Meetings

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Meetings

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19 October 2019