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Videos for July 12, 2007

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At least five tower climbers have died nationwide

They climb thousands of feet in the air to make cell phone networks and television broadcasts possible. And in the last three weeks, at least five tower climbers have died nationwide. Two of those deaths happened just Southeast of Lawrence on Tuesday.

Published on July 12, 2007

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City leaders to consider new traffic signal technology

Relief could be on the way for motorists frustrated with the constant stop and go traffic on one of Lawrence's busiest streets.

Published on July 12, 2007

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School leaders scramble to take steps to keep concealed weapons out of schools

A new version of the Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act went into effect May 3rd. It says that licensed gun owners can now carry concealed weapons into schools - unless a sign is posted that says otherwise.

Published on July 12, 2007

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Authorities still unsure of the cause of recent a Eudora fire

Firefighters cannot come up with the cause of a July Fourth blaze that swept through a Eudora home.

Published on July 12, 2007

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Manhattan one of five cities considered for Bio-Defense Facility

We now know Manhattan is one of the five cities still in the running for a National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. But many questions still remain about such a facility.

Published on July 12, 2007

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Coffeyville more than likely years away from full recovery

It may be years before the Coffeyville economy rebuilds from the oily floodwater that submerged a quarter of the town.

Published on July 12, 2007

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Clinton Lake Dam outlet temporarily shut down

A few recurring problems prompt the US Army Corps of Engineers to shut down the outlet below Clinton Lake Dam, and as 6News reporter Laura McHugh explains, officials aren't sure how long with temporary ban will last.

Published on July 12, 2007

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Raiders ready for weekend tourney

Another weekend ... another chance to bring home a tournament title for the Lawrence Raiders. The city's top American Legion squad travels to Olathe Friday to open play in the MANU Tournament.

Published on July 12, 2007

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KU volleyball squad hoping for return to NCAA Tourney

In 2003, Ray Bechard led the Kansas volleyball team into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. She did it again in 2004. Then, in 2005, the impossible happened ... KU made its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance. However, that run has since ended and the team is ready to return.

Published on July 12, 2007

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6News Now

Videocast for July 12

Published on July 12, 2007

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Three questions with ... Jeff Boudreau, co-leader for the Bike and Build organization

Jeff Boudreau, co-leader for the Bike and Build organization, discusses his group's project. Members are building a house, in conjunction with Lawrence's Habitat for Humanity, in the Comfort Neighborhood on the north side of town

Published on July 12, 2007

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Kansas African American Affairs Commission

Executive Director Danielle Dempsey-Swopes talks about the commission's meeting at Kansas University on Wednesda

Published on July 12, 2007