www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

New security system will check Wichita school visitors against sex offender database -8/20/2014, 4:46 PM

Kansas students above average on ACT; fewer met math readiness benchmarks -8/20/2014, 4:46 PM

Kansas gas prices continue to fall -8/20/2014, 4:46 PM

Happiness at Holcomb: Students, teachers excited for first day of class -8/20/2014, 4:46 PM

Fire damages apartment building in El Dorado -8/20/2014, 4:46 PM

Dick's opens sporting goods store in Garden City -8/19/2014, 4:46 PM

Salina firefighters to participate in Fill the Boot -8/19/2014, 3:52 PM

Plenty of food options for hungry car enthusiasts at BlackTop Nationals -8/19/2014, 3:51 PM

Empac CEO Gordon Rogers set to retire -8/19/2014, 3:51 PM

Dr. Trent Davis to fill city seat -8/19/2014, 3:51 PM

201408181443MCT_____REG_NEWS13693021_0 -8/18/2014, 3:50 PM

Brownback unveils campaign platform, vows to add 100,000 private sector jobs -8/18/2014, 3:50 PM

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback pushes small-business agenda -8/18/2014, 3:50 PM

Derby Public School among Kansas nominations for National Register of Historic Places -8/18/2014, 3:50 PM

Wichita police hope movie about fake cops won't spur impersonation cases -8/18/2014, 3:50 PM

Robbers break into residence, threaten man with hammer and gun -8/18/2014, 3:49 PM

Reno County deputy, wife die from injuries in motorcycle accident -8/18/2014, 3:49 PM

Lindsborg group raising money to restore Coronado Heights castle, park -8/18/2014, 3:49 PM

Kansas oil and gas group to hear about lesser prairie chicken ruling -8/18/2014, 3:49 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Lawrence police unit taking aim at unruly partiers

Published on -9/6/2013, 10:48 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- University of Kansas students say a special Lawrence police detail set up to curb dangerous behavior among partiers downtown is unfairly targeting them as a way to raise revenue for the city.

But police say the special patrols that began Aug. 14 are meant to protect students and the rest of the public from problems typically associated with alcohol consumption.

The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/1dZ7lt6 ) reports the special detail has cited more than 180 people for offenses ranging from possession of alcohol by a minor to using a fake ID. Fourteen have been arrested, including several for driving under the influence.

Sgt. Trent McKinley says it's unclear how long extra officers will be assigned downtown, but he says it's not a permanent unit.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos