30 May 2005
Straight ahead on 6News, hundreds take time to honor the fallen and those who served at ceremonies in and around Lawrence today. And later, we'll meet a local woman who has been dubbed the best Big Sister in the state of Kansas.
30 May 2005
Straight ahead on 6News Sunday, the city of Lawrence only had a few days to get Memorial Park Cemetery up to par for Memorial Day. Will it be ready in time? And later, meet a man who is trying to track down a century and a half of local lawsuits and other legal records. Now to our top story, a Lecompton woman known by her family as a giving person continues to do so even after her death.
28 May 2005
Tonight on 6News, Kansas University's J.R. Giddens is still on the squad but police continue to investigate the knife fight involving the basketball star outside a local bar. And teenage vandals unwittingly help police nab a Texas murder suspect. Now to our top story, it's been two days since Memorial Park Cemetery was handed over to city hall and officials say the cemetery is ready for Memorial Day.
27 May 2005
Coming up on 6News, representatives of Lawrence teachers and district administrators are back at the bargaining table working on next year's pay and benefits package. And later in the newscast, meet a Kansas University professor who is thinking globally in his efforts to preserve the history of an auto race despite the nine-figure cost. Now to our top story, the loss of a long-time paraeducator leaves a gap in the Baldwin school district's special education program.
25 May 2005
On 6News Nightside: First responders are calling it one of the worst wrecks they've ever seen; we'll tell you how it happened. The Salvation Army is backtracking on a possible half-way house being located in their planned facility in East Lawrence, and the city of Lawrence now owns the much-criticized Memorial Park Cemetery.
25 May 2005
On 6News Nightside, members of the Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church are pulling together to fix extensive water damage from last week's rains, three children are placed in protective custody after police serve a search warrant on their home and arrest the two adults living with them, and the new Salvation Army facility planned for East Lawrence may house more than the city's homeless.
23 May 2005
Coming up on your local news tonight: The Community Health Improvement Project lends an ear to the public tonight about mental health care concerns.
And a local nightclub owner appears in district court today as he challenges a municipal court ruling that he violated the smoking ban.
23 May 2005
Coming up on 6News Sunday, interest rates on student loans are headed up this summer but some students have already found a solution. And one person is airlifted to an area hospital after a rollover accident at the Lecompton interchange. And finally, more than 3,000 new graduates make the traditional walk down the hill this afternoon in Kansas University's 133rd commencement.
21 May 2005
Tonight on 6News, Kansas University officials comment on a fight outside a bar that landed a Jayhawk basketball star in the hospital. And one Lawrence schoolteacher receives big thanks for more than two decades of classroom dedication. Now to our top story, a new study reveals how Lawrence police department employees stack up to their peers in the region.
20 May 2005
Coming up on your local news, a judge rules on the quest for a new trial by a man convicted of holding up a shoe store and raping an employee almost six years ago. Also, the city's task force on homelessness has now been at work for two years and has not produced any recommendations. Now to our top story, Kansas University guard J.R. Giddens was injured in a knife fight outside a Lawrence bar.
19 May 2005
On the 6News Nightcast, students put pressure on KU's administration after finding Native American artifacts from the shuttered anthropology museum aren't being cared for properly, a derailed train in Baldwin City blocking a major traffic artery will likely stay there through most of tomorrow, and the Community Housing Assessment Team presents its findings on the city's affordable housing.
18 May 2005
On the 6News Nightcast, city leaders hear a budget request that could help increase the flow of money from delinquent bill payers, the final installment of the series on KU's rising tuition looks at a plan proposed by student leaders that would lock in tuition rates for every student, and the Salvation Army is given one more year to plan and raise funds for its new facility.
16 May 2005
Straight ahead on on 6News, Tom Murray, the man convicted of killing his ex-wife Carmin Ross, has filed for an appeal. And dozens turn out for a meeting for the on-again off-again traffic calming plans for 19th and Louisiana.
16 May 2005
Straight ahead on 6News Sunday, they walked in as high schoolers and left as graduates from Lawrence and Free State High Schools. We'll have more on both commencement ceremonies. And if any of them are headed to Kansas University, they'll likely have to dig deep to pay their tuition this year. We'll take a look at what the recent increases are paying for on Mount Oread in part one of our series, "Shouldering the load."
14 May 2005
Coming up tonight on 6News, the city of Lawrence throws a bone to doglovers and we'll find out what sites and smells are open for your canine. Also, sculptures from local artists and from across the nation are brought to Lawrence for the Downtown Sculpture Contest. Now to our top story, the National Collegiate Cycling Championships caused downtown Lawrence to close its streets Friday.
13 May 2005
Coming up on 6News, a heated day of debate as Day Four of the State Board of Education's hearings continues. We'll have the details. Also, seniors say good-bye as the Lawrence Alternative High School prepares to close its doors for good.
12 May 2005
On the 6News nightside broadcast, a court ruling is issued in the long-running battle over the corner of Sixth and Wakarusa, the Kansas Supreme Court engages in a heated discussion over the school finance case, and a normal biology class field trip to the Baker Wetlands goes wrong for a couple of Southwest Junior High ninth graders.
11 May 2005
On the 6News nightcast: district officialsmake deep cuts to summer school for Lawrence students, over two dozen artists are helping to pick up the bill for improvements to a favorite park, and a city landmark is open once more for business as the Eldridge Hotel finishes its four months of renovations.
9 May 2005
On 6News Nightside, will the hearings over evolutionary theory before state school board members undermine efforts to develop to develop bioscience firms in Kansas? We'll take a look. And the former leader of a local teachers' union accused of stealing nearly 100 thousand dollars in union dues has his preliminary hearing today.
9 May 2005
Straight ahead on 6News Sunday, hearings over science standards for public school students in Kansas are at the halfway point. We'll wrap up last week's testimonies and look ahead to this week. And ROTC detachments at universities across the nation are seeing the ranks closing but not at Kansas University. We'll try to find out why a little later. Now on to our top story, we begin tonight honoring moms everywhere including one local woman whom the KU baseball team calls 'Mom.'