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Archive for Saturday, August 16, 2003

On the record

August 16, 2003

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Law enforcement report

A semi truck carrying a load of used tires overturned and caught fire under a power line about 4 p.m. Thursday in Leavenworth County, causing a power outage to about 300 Westar Energy customers, authorities said. The truck, owned by Tire Town, was carrying tires to a landfill when it ran off County Road 8 near 163rd Street. Fairmount Township, Delaware Township, Stranger Township and Tonganoxie Township fire departments responded and put out the fire. No one was injured, and power was restored about 10 p.m., according to a Leavenworth County Sheriff's report.

Emergency calls

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:


Fire calls

  • Fire call, canceled, 12:41 a.m. Thursday, 1425 Jayhawk Blvd.
  • Smoke detector activation, no fire, 12:42 a.m. Thursday, 1130 N. Third St.
  • Vehicle fire, 7:57 a.m. Thursday, 2220 Harper St.
  • Smoke detector activation, no fire, 11:53 a.m. Thursday, 1111 W. 11th St.
  • Swift water rescue, 8:24 p.m. Thursday, 200 Ind.

Lawrence Humane Society

Stray dogs brought to shelter

  • Shepherd mix, black and tan, male, 2 years.
  • Beagle-terrier mix, tri-color, male, 3 months.
  • Black Labrador, male, 5 years.
  • Shepherd, black, male, 1-2 years.
  • Dachshund, brown, female, 2-3 years.
  • Labrador mix, yellow, female, 1-2 years, implanted with microchip No. 43510A1A06.

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