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Archive for Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Local briefs

September 11, 2001

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Investigation: Police work to identify victim killed by train

Attempts continued Monday to identify a man killed when he was run over by a train early Sunday east of Lawrence.

Identification is having to be made by checking the victim's fingerprints, Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp said.

"We believe we know who the person is from personal items found at the scene, but we want to make a positive identification," Trapp said.

An Amtrak train carrying 90 passengers out of Kansas City, Mo., was unable to stop in time when train crewmen saw a man lying on the tracks. The incident occurred about 1:45 a.m. Sunday on the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad tracks three-quarters of a mile west of East 1750 Road, the sheriff's department said.

Police don't know why the man was on the tracks. An autopsy has been performed, but results haven't been finalized.

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Community: Drop-In Center honored: as Daily Point of Light

Lawrence's Community Drop-In Center will be honored nationally today as the Daily Point of Light.

The award is given by the Points of Light Foundation and the Volunteer Center National Network and is designed to honor individuals and organizations committed to serving their communities.

The Drop-In Center was started in 1995 and serves as a place for the city's homeless to shower, grab a snack and check out their housing and employment options.

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Fatality: Basehor teen-ager killed in Kansas City, Kan., wreck

A 16-year-old boy was killed Monday afternoon in a one-car accident on Parallel Parkway near 163rd St.

Marshall A. Norris, Basehor, was westbound when his 1990 Eagle Talon left the road, traveled through a ditch and hit a tree. Norris was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no other occupants in the car.

The Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department said the exact time of the accident was unknown, but that it was first reported at 2:45 p.m. Monday.

The sheriff's department is investigating the accident.

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Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices

The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.599 at both Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets, and Miller Mart, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.

If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.

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