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Videos for July 4, 2008

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Suspect sought in student's slaying; Family, friends mourn

Police are searching for a suspect in the murder of a KU Law School student. 25-year-old Jana Mackey was found dead inside her ex-boyfriend's Lawrence home. Friends, family, and educators are remembering Jana Mackey as a delightful, motivated woman.

Published on July 4, 2008

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School board member takes on new role

After 20+ years as a Teachers Association Lobbyist, he's a familiar face in Kansas education circles. But as 6News reporter George Diepenbrock shows us, school board member Craig Grant will take on a new role this year as one of the main faces of the Lawrence School District.

Published on July 4, 2008

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Fireworks set to fly at Sesquicentennial Point

Friday night, Lawrence is hosting the first fireworks celebration at Sesquicentennial Point near Clinton Lake.

Published on July 4, 2008

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First-grader reached 700 book mark

Most first-grade students work to improve their reading skills through the course of the school year. But few - if any - have reading goals like Tonganoxie's Blake Phillips. 6News reporter Mark Boyle has more on the student's amazing accomplishment.

Published on July 4, 2008

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Friday, July 4 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Saturday, July 5 calls for a high of 88 with a low around 62.

Published on July 4, 2008

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Wayne Simien returns to Lawrence

In his four years at KU, he became a consensus All-American, Big 12 Player of the Year, and a Wooden and Naismith awards finalist. Now, former KU great Wayne Simien has returned to where it all started.

Published on July 4, 2008

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Patriotism shines in Old West Lawrence Parade

Some sights and sounds from the annual Old West Lawrence Children's Fourth of July Parade.

Published on July 4, 2008

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Murdered KU student remembered, mourned

The Fourth of July holiday has been tarnished by tragedy after a KU Law School student was found dead in her ex-boyfriend's home. A second-degree murder warrant has been issued for Adolfo Garcia-Nunez in connection with the death of Jana Lynne Mackey.

Published on July 4, 2008

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2004 video: Mackey organizes trip to D.C.

Jana Mackey organized a trip to a women's march in Washington D.C., in this April 23, 2004 6News report.

Published on July 4, 2008

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Investigation begins into death of KU student

Lawrence Police officers are conducting an investigation at 409 Mich., where the body of 25-year-old Kansas University student Jana Lynne Mackey was discovered Thursday night.

Published on July 4, 2008

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6 Weather 9:30 a.m. Forecast for July 4, 2008

Temperatures will remain cool for today with a 10 a.m. temperatures of 74 degrees and a comfortable daytime high of 83 degrees. Look for mostly sunny skies with a few afternoon clouds for the afternoon. If you are planning to head out to watch the fireworks tonight at Clinton Lake, expect the temperature to be in the mid-70s with a few passing clouds! Have a great 4th of July!

Published on July 4, 2008