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Videos for June 20, 2008

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Fiesta in full swing

The food, fun and festivities are in full swing at the 27th annual St. John's Mexican Fiesta. Whether this is your first year attending the event or your 27th, the event is one that Lawrence residents always look forward to. 6News reporter Mark Boyle has more.

Published on June 20, 2008

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No new trial for serial rapist

A California man convicted of raping two Lawrence women more than a decade ago will not get a new trial.

Published on June 20, 2008

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New motion to be filed in Collins suit

The attorney for a woman suing KU basketball player Sherron Collins over an alleged incident of sexual battery is preparing to file another motion. The move will be in response to the motion by Collins to have a default judgment against him set aside.

Published on June 20, 2008

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Stolen car investigation leads to drug bust

While following up on a stolen car investigation, Lawrence police arrested a man at the Jayhawk Motel in north Lawrence. Police say the man was wanted on a warrant from Coffey County.

Published on June 20, 2008

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School-focused charities to team up

Two charities that serve Lawrence schools are gearing up for a board merger. Leaders of the Lawrence Schools Foundation and Lawrence Education Achievement Partners have agreed to join forces.

Published on June 20, 2008

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Iowa Street to undergo construction

Drivers can expect delays on Iowa Street throughout the coming weeks. City crews will spend the next several weeks tearing up and repaving a one-mile stretch of the road from 23rd to 31st.

Published on June 20, 2008

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"Dump the Pump" ups bus ridership 35%

"Dump the Pump" brings out the bus riders in droves. Ridership on the Lawrence Transit System was up 35 percent on Thursday due to the promotion for free rides on the T.

Published on June 20, 2008

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Struggling families may still be able to get insurance

As the economy weakens, many families are struggling to pay for the basics. That includes health insurance. 6News reporter Gina Terlizzi explains the challenge many face and how you can get covered, even if you don't think you can afford it.

Published on June 20, 2008

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Friday, June 20 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Saturday, June 21 calls for a high of 86 with a low around 59.

Published on June 20, 2008

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Raiders fall to Merchants; need win tonight

Extra innings did not go well for the Lawrence Raiders on night one of the Al Ice Memorial Wood Bat Classic.

Published on June 20, 2008

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Hawkins hopes to go pro

Former Jayhawk guard and Kansas City native Jeff Hawkins is trying to take the next step on the hardwood. Kevin Romary explains.

Published on June 20, 2008

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Grizzle takes 2nd in nation

Former Tonganoxie High standout Roxie Grizzle took second place this afternoon in the women's javelin throw at the USA Junior Track and Field Championships.

Published on June 20, 2008

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KC T-Bones to face Jackhammers

The Kansas City T-Bones open a new series tonight after getting roughed up in extra innings on Thursday. Yesterday the Schaumburg Flyers scored seven runs in the tenth inning to beat the Bones 12-6.

Published on June 20, 2008

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Injuries lead to investigation at rural home

Deputies were in and out of a house just east of Lawrence all morning Friday investigating whether a medical emergency occurred there Thursday night when a woman was injured.

Published on June 20, 2008

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Arrest made at the Jayhawk Motel

Lawrence Police officers investigate a room at the Jayhawk Motel following an early morning report of a stolen car. Police found products that could be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Published on June 20, 2008

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6 Weather 2:30 p.m. Forecast for June 20, 2008

A great Friday afternoon is in progress, and things should stay perfect for this evening. We'll drop off to 64 degrees by 9 p.m. tonight.

Published on June 20, 2008

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6 Weather Noon Forecast for June 20, 2008

It's going to feel like summer as the season officially begins tonight, with a high of 85 expected and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

Published on June 20, 2008

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6 Weather 9:30 a.m. Forecast for June 20, 2008

A lot of sunshine this morning and into this afternoon, with only slight chances for thunderstorms later.

Published on June 20, 2008