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Crowds cram caucus locations

The lines formed before 6 p.m. and stretched for hundreds of feet outside the city's three Democratic caucus locations, including the National Guard Armory and the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Abe and Jake's Landing even reached capacity, sending the spillover crowd down the block to Liberty Hall.

Published on February 5, 2008

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Fairgrounds busiest caucus site

While it was bustling all over town, the busiest site with over 2000 people: the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Not even the wintry conditions could keep voters from supporting their candidate.

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Overflow at Abe and Jake's moves some caucus-goers to Liberty Hall

Nearly 1400 caucus-goers showed up to Abe and Jake's Landing before half of the crowd was moved to Liberty Hall.

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Officials expect heavy caucus turnout

Voters flock to the polls today to participate in the Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses around the country. Democratic officials in Douglas County expect a heavy turnout tonight at Lawrence's three caucus sites. 6News reporter Cory Smith joins us now from one of those sites.

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Debate intensifies as coal plant hearings continue

Some legislators hope to modify major energy legislation, but supporters won't negotiate on two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.

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Charges filed in E. Lawrence homicide

Second degree murder charges were officially filed today against two people suspected of beating a Lawrence man to death over the weekend.

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Hit-and-run trial continues with girlfriend's testimony

Trial continues today for a Lawrence man charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in September 2006. Jurors spent much of this afternoon watching a video of police questioning Megan Halsey, Josh Walton's girlfriend at the time of the accident.

Published on February 5, 2008

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Trial set for police chase suspect

The trial is set for a woman charged last year with leading officers on a chase in Osage County. During a hearing this morning in Osage County, a judge set Ramona Morgan's trial for April 21st.

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Fire damages house; no injuries reported

Damage is estimated at $50,000 in an early morning fire at a South Lawrence home.

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Flu epidemic sweeps KU

Health officials at KU issue a warning that influenza has arrived on campus. In an e-mail to students, faculty and staff, officials from Watkins Health Center said that anyone who comes down with symptoms of the flu should visit the doctor as soon as possible.

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New poll: arts education crucial

Imagination and innovation are just as important as teaching kids academic basics, according to a new poll of US voters. Nearly 90 percent of respondents said an education in and through the arts is essential for developing creativity.

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Sasha shines in Mizzou sweep

Coming off the bench allows Sasha Kaun to shine. The Jayhawks' senior center was dominant in a reserve role during last night's 90-71 victory over Missouri.

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Arthur rolls when not on bench

If Kansas sophomore Darrell Arthur could just stay in the game, imagine what his overall numbers would look like. Last night, Arthur again watched most of the Border Showdown from the bench because of foul trouble. But when he was in the game, he was fantastic.

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KU track star Sultanova honored

Kansas senior Kate Sultanova is the Big 12 Female Track and Field Athlete of the Week. On Saturday, Sultanova won the Husker Invitational pole vault competition by clearing 13 feet nine and a quarter inches. That vault currently ranks her #1 in the Big 12 and #2 in the nation.

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Knight retires; Self saddened

Shocking news from Lubbock, Texas last night: Red Raiders head coach Bob Knight retired, effective immediately. His son, Pat, will take over.

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Firebirds stay on top

Tonight the Free State High boys' basketball team returned to the court as the top team in the Sunflower League.

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Chieftains clobber Chargers

The Tongie boys hosted Santa Fe Trail tonight, overcoming an early Chargers lead to end up on top.

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Lady Chieftains wax Chargers

The Tonganoxie ladies played the early game in T-town tonight against Santa Fe Trail.

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Bobcats claw past Raiders

The Basehor-Linwood boys took on Immaculata in Basehor this evening.

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Lady Bobcats pull through

Trailing against the Raiders in the first quarter, the lady Bobcats turned it around to win.

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Videocast for February 5

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Fire crews respond to house fire

Fire crews responded to a house fire at 2454 Arkansas early this morning. Heavy smoke and heat in the house's attic prompted firefighters to cut a hole in the roof to ventilate.

Published on February 5, 2008