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Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

Power restored on KU campus after mouse causes electrical short

February 21, 2012, 2:27 p.m. Updated February 21, 2012, 3:57 p.m.

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Power was out for a little more than an hour on much of the east side of the Kansas University campus after a mouse caused an electrical short on Tuesday afternoon, said Jill Jess, a KU spokeswoman.

Jess said the buildings affected included but weren’t limited to Bailey, Blake, Dyche, Fraser, Lippincott, Smith, Spooner, Twente and Wesley halls, as well as Spencer Museum, Watson Library, Kansas Union and some or all scholarship halls.

The outage began about 2:10 p.m., and power was restored to buildings gradually, with all power being restored at 3:30 p.m., Jess said.

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colreader 2 years, 1 month ago

Mouse's name is Electro.

Isn't Electro cute?

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classclown 2 years, 1 month ago

Has the animal kingdom declared war on Westar? Is this their jihad?

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tange 2 years, 1 month ago

One word: trackpad

/ pinch to rezoom

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hitme 2 years, 1 month ago

When will the mouse killing stop!

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Uhjh 2 years, 1 month ago

Instead of murdering trees maybe weststar should murder mice or get a piper!

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Benjamin Roberts 2 years, 1 month ago

Three fried mice Three fried mice See how they stun See how they stun

They all went to KU To find a wire to chew They received a shock ending their life Did you ever see Such a sight in your life As three fried mice?

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Keith 2 years, 1 month ago

Clearly it's time for an art project showing the life cycle of the University mouse.

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kernal 2 years, 1 month ago

Oh, my gawd, they fried the mouse. He was innocent I tell ya!

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beerbaron03 2 years, 1 month ago

they should have just given the mouse some basketball tickets

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UNIKU 2 years, 1 month ago

This is clearly the Lawrence Police Dept's fault!!! Clearly!

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VoiceOfReason 2 years, 1 month ago

Can't they release a description of the squirrel/snake/other-small-animal seen fleeing the area so we know what to look for?

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