Videos for May 2, 2008

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Storm devastates Lawrence area

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Douglas County overnight at 1:04 a.m. near Stull as an F-2 type tornado. The tornado spent two minutes on the ground and left a fierce storm in its wake.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Lawrence resident helps save house from storm

Damage from Friday morning's storm was somewhat sporadic as it made its way through town - one Lawrence resident felt the impact a little more than others.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Power outages linger after storm

Nearly 24 hours after severe storms swept through Lawrence, some residents are still in the dark tonight. Westar crews spend the day working to restore power to the nearly 14,000 customers in the Lawrence-service area who experienced outages.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Elementary school holds classes despite storm damage

The storm also damaged the roof at a West Lawrence Elementary school - but that didn't effect class schedules.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Douglas County chooses not to activate tornado sirens

There's been a lot of talk today about why Douglas County did NOT activate its tornado sirens - even though surveys of the damage today by the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado did touch down in Douglas County.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Areas west of Lawrence also terrorized by storms

Areas west of Lawrence also faced the task of digging through debris after severe storms ripped through the region.

Published on May 2, 2008

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3 victorious teams from KU get special recognition from state capitol

The Jayhawk football, basketball, and debate teams were recognized in a special ceremony with the Governor on Friday.

Published on May 2, 2008

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KU takes first game over Oklahoma

An important weekend for the Kansas baseball team begins tonight. The Jayhawks sit in last place in the Big 12 standings entering their three game series with Oklahoma.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Hoopsters hit the Fieldhouse for Jayhawk Invite

At Allen Fieldhouse, the 9th Annual Jayhawk Invitational AAU basketball Tournament winds down this evening.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Day one complete of swim meet

Day one of the Sunflower League Swimming Meet is complete at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatics Center.

Published on May 2, 2008

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FSHS freshman making an impact on baseball team

Mike Hill's Free State High baseball team continues to roll with a 13-1 record. With 12 seniors on the roster, making an impact as an underclassman is easier said than done.

Published on May 2, 2008

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6News Now

Videocast for May 2

Published on May 2, 2008

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Longtime resident ponders future in Greensburg

Helen Schrader had lived in Greensburg since 1950. Now, she lives about 30 miles away in Pratt. Whether she'll ever move back to her longtime home is a question she can't answer now.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Cleaning up after the storm

The storms on May 2, 2008, have given area residents a lot of work to do in the morning.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Greensburg sheriff

Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern asks Kiowa County Undersheriff Tracy Chance about lessons learned.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Greensburg Emergency Management

Douglas County Emergency Management Director Teri Smith asks Kiowa County Emergency Management Director Ray Stegman about lessons learned.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Greensburg High student

Free State High School student Emily Foerschler asks Greensburg High student Taylor Schmidt about lessons learned.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Greensburg public works

Lawrence Public Works Director Chuck Soules asks Greensburg Mayor John Janssen about lessons learned.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Greensburg mayor

Lawrence Mayor Mike Dever asks Greensburg Mayor John Janssen about lessons learned.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Damage from the May 2, 2008 storm

The May 2, 2008 storm downed trees and caused power outages throughout Lawrence.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Swap Meet

This weekend annual Swap Meet at the Douglas County Fairgrounds will bring together thousands of old car buffs and an array of car parts. The event, which is over 40 years old, runs from Friday to Sunday and is free of charge.

Published on May 2, 2008

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Army ROTC Blackhawk Exercise

Michelle Dick, Kansas University junior and Army ROTC cadet and Josh Urban, KU Army ROTC instructor discuss the Blackhawk Exercise that occurred Thursday at Lawrence Municipal Airport. Between 50 and 60 cadets learned about the helicopter, how to load and unload it, safety issues and other helicopter operations. The exercise was conducted by members of the 1-108th aviation unit from Topeka.

Published on May 2, 2008