Videos for January 22, 2008

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Tasers soon in police hands

Lawrence City Commissioners voted unanimously tonight to allow the police department to move forward with a program to test the use of Tasers.

Published on January 22, 2008

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Lawmakers tour Life Span institute

About 25 legislators visited KU today and were given a glimpse of ongoing research to improve the health of Kansans.

Published on January 22, 2008

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Parents push for Amanda's law

Parents who never got answers after their daughter was killed in an accident say the Kansas law needs some teeth. 6News reporter Sophia Spencer has more on the Bixbys' push for Amanda's law.

Published on January 22, 2008

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Prescription drug use rising among teens

Law enforcement officials say it's the only drug use on the rise among young adults, and they hope to get started soon on combating the problem.

Published on January 22, 2008

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Legislators fighting for coal plants

Legislators in both chambers are working on bills to help build two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas, but they're not sure how the measures will deal with a regulatory decision blocking the plants' construction.

Published on January 22, 2008

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KU class explores recent financial turmoil

All the turmoil in financial markets is getting plenty of attention worldwide, including in a classroom on Mount Oread. Fifty students in Chris Anderson's International Finance class found themselves with a real-life case study to open class this morning.

Published on January 22, 2008

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Lawrence Parks and Rec head to be inducted into state Hall of Fame

The man who oversaw Lawrence's Parks and Recreation for more than 30 years will receive special recognition from the state later this week.

Published on January 22, 2008

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Magazine ranks school district in nation's top ten

Lawrence public schools rank in the top ten in the nation when it comes to public school quality.

Published on January 22, 2008

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Berry Plastics sells, leases production center

The home for one of the city's largest private sector employers is under new ownership.

Published on January 22, 2008

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Despite similarities, KU women fall hard to Buffs

The similarities between the Kansas women's basketball team and the Colorado women are too many to ignore. This season the Jayhawks and the Buffaloes are both 12-5 overall and 1-3 in conference.

Published on January 22, 2008

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Hawks up against pesky foe

Bill Self's squad returns to Allen Fieldhouse tomorrow night to battle Iowa State. The Cyclones have been one of the peskiest foes for the Jayhawks in recent years.

Published on January 22, 2008

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Red trounces green on wrestling mat

This evening the grapplers of Lawrence High played host to Free State. The Lions tore through the Firebirds, ending the contest with a 65-9 victory.

Published on January 22, 2008

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KU, CU tied in conference

Depending on which way you look at it, the Kansas women's basketball team is either in a tie for 6th in the Big 12, or in a tie for 12th. It's hard to believe that four games in, seven conference squads have identical lead records of 1-3.

Published on January 22, 2008

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Win at Mizzou may spell trip to Final Four

It wasn't pretty, but it was a win: something not all great Kansas basketball teams can say about visiting Columbia, Missouri. The '01-02 and '02-03 teams also won at Mizzou, and they both advanced to the Final Four.

Published on January 22, 2008

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6News Now

Videocast for January 22

Published on January 22, 2008

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KBI agent discusses prescription drug abuse

Jeff Brandau, a Kansas Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge, talks about proposed legislation and prescription drug abuse among young adults.

Published on January 22, 2008

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KBI agent gives parents tips on preventing teen drug use

Jeff Brandau, a Kansas Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge, gives tips to parents about preventing prescription drug abuse among teenagers.

Published on January 22, 2008