30 August 2005
On the 6News Nightcast: Gas prices rise around Douglas County and the nation and worse is yet to come, former Jayhawk standout J.R. Giddens will return to charge to answer criminal charges, and Douglas County Red Cross volunteers prepare to leave to help with disaster relief as clean-up efforts begin in Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast towns.
29 August 2005
Straight ahead on your local news -- A local tie to the Big Easy and she was feeling uneasy as Hurricane Katrina slammed her hometown.
And this hurricane is bringing with it a whole new kind of storm surge -- one you'll feel at the gas pump.
28 August 2005
Straight ahead on 6News Sunday, Kansas University athletics officials are saying that Rodrick Stewart was a victim of circumstance when he was injured after a fight broke out at a popular spot. And fire puts an early and tragic end to a birthday party at an east Lawrence home Saturday night. Now to our top story, better access to the turnpike has residents in Tonganoxie excited but how to get there is a big question right now.
26 August 2005
Straight ahead on 6News, one Lawrence elementary school is taking a whole new approach to fundraising. Plus, Mother Nature provides an impromptu concert for residents in west Lawrence Thursday morning. We'll tell you what caused the racket later in the newscast. Now to our top story, a plan to merge the city and the university bus system loses momentum as university and student leaders worry about giving up too much control.
25 August 2005
Coming up on 6News, school speed zones are set up to keep students safe. So find out why the city traffic engineer wants to get rid of one. And the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will put economic development for the area in someone else's hands. Now to our top story, a less than desirable selection of clothing inspires a Lawrence private school to crack down on its student dress code.
25 August 2005
On the 6News Nightcast: The Lawrence teachers union submits its salary increase proposal to the district, two local children are getting a new start after losing their parents, and Haskell Indian Nations University welcomes students to campu for the first day of classes.
24 August 2005
On the 6News Nightcast: The Lawrence Farmers' Market officially has a new venue, the Lawrence school district is about to implement a $6 million security plan, and a local group is pushing to pass a city ordinance that would change the way marijuana is prosecuted.
22 August 2005
Tonight on your local news -- After spending the day without phone service, city and county offices at the Law Enforcement Center and the County Courthouse have been reconnected.
And some Tonganoxie residents are expressing anger over plans to ship the post office out of the downtown district.
21 August 2005
Coming up on 6News Sunday, out of tragedy comes a new purpose in life. We'll see how Robert Rogers' mission is going two years after losing his family to a flash flood on the Interstate 35 Turnpike. And the most expensive dwellings in downtown Lawrence are set to open soon but could the Hobbs Taylor Lofts eventually change the landscape on New Hampshire Street. Now to our top story, a Baldwin City family says the more the merrier and turns to international adoption.
20 August 2005
Coming up on 6News, Lawrence students' ACT scores are falling but are administrators worried? We'll give you an inside look at the numbers. Kansas University now has a new policy on meningitis vaccinations. Also, the high winds and heavy rains caused flooded roadways, power outages and down tree limbs around Lawrence.
18 August 2005
Straight ahead on 6News, serial killer Dennis Rader is sentenced today for the numerous killings he committed in the Wichita area for decades. Also, it's the first day of classes for Kansas University students and we'll introduce you to one man who is making a much-anticipated return to college life. Now to our stop story, a north Lawrence couple is working hard on making repairs after their home of 50 years is flooded over the weekend.
17 August 2005
On the 6News Nightcast: Former Congressional candidate Adam Taff is facing federal charges, we take a look at a program at the city's high schools that helps sophomores make the transition from junior high to high school, and on the KU campus, a safety project that's been years in the making is finally seeing results.
17 August 2005
On the 6News Nightcast: Parents speak out about the dangers of a deadly game that claimed the life of their daugher, and school officials plan on addressing the issue with their students.
15 August 2005
Straight ahead on 6News -- Thousands of new students embark on their Jayhawk education tutored by the Rock Chalk Nation. Details from Tradition Night.
And fresh off decreasing the mill levy, the Lawrence City Commission will hear about a yet-to-be built fire station that's over budget.
14 August 2005
Straight ahead on 6News Sunday, one person is taken to the hospital after a wreck this afternoon at a dangerous highway intersection in southern Douglas County. And are people more freewheeling with their money these days? According to banks, they must be because not many are saving. Now to our top story, one local man's home is drying out Sunday night after the floodwaters crept in during the downpour this weekend.
12 August 2005
Coming up on 6News, some students in Lawrence could find themselves in cramped corridors when they head back to school next week. Also, a new program at Kansas University seeks to give incoming freshmen a smooth transition to big city life. Now to our top story, a local woman will leave behind two small children and a loving husband for her second tour of duty in Iraq.
11 August 2005
Coming up on your local news, about 100 soldiers from Lawrence's National Guard unit are being deployed to Iraq. And Lawrence teachers and administrators take big steps forward on their march toward a consensus on an increase in pay and benefits for next year. Now to our top story, the Oread neighborhood hasn't exactly put out the welcome mat for Rieger Scholarship Hall but it's finally almost finished.
11 August 2005
On the 6News Nightside: A man accused of killing his then-girlfriend's 3 year old is back in court; smoke billows out of Eudora rooftops and sewage lines; and the lengthy legal battle between developers and City Hall over a Wal-Mart at Sixth and Wakarusa is headed to trial.
10 August 2005
On the 6News Nightcast: Changes are coming to the way evolution is taught in Kansas schools, an increasing number of businesses are turning over downtown, and city commissioners approve a mill reduction.
8 August 2005
Coming up on 6News -- the stormwater project in East Lawrence is fairly behind schedule. We'll tell you when crews are expected to wrap up construction.
And later -- how some promising technology being developed at KU may change the way retailers stock their shelves.