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Videos for May 21, 2008

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Travel season expected to be slow

Gas prices are up, which means travel is down. AAA predicts travel over the Memorial Day weekend will be down for the first time in a decade. The three-day holiday weekend is the unofficial kickoff to the summer travel season. And as Janet Reid reports, in this slumping economy, local residents say they will have to dig deep to get away.

Published on May 21, 2008

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County to change tornado siren policy

In the wake of damaging storms earlier this month, Douglas County will change its outdoor warning siren policy.

Published on May 21, 2008

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Life jacket law to take effect this summer

Boats all over the area are being pulled out of storage and put back in the water for use this summer. While local law enforcement says it's important to take the correct safety precautions, there will be a new law to take note of.

Published on May 21, 2008

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Judge refuses to lower bond for hit-and-run suspect

A woman accused in a fatal hit-and-run accident last year south of Lawrence makes her first court appearance in Douglas County.

Published on May 21, 2008

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State seizes Papa Keno's assets

A longtime pizzeria in downtown Lawrence faces legal heat from the state. Agents from the Kansas Department of Revenue paid a visit to the pizza shop today. 6News reporter Mark Fagan has more.

Published on May 21, 2008

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T, other city services in budget hot seat

The city's bus service may be the hot ticket item as city commissioners consider next year's budget.

Published on May 21, 2008

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Student broadcasts featured in magazine

Students at one Lawrence elementary school get a real look at the TV news business. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater has more.

Published on May 21, 2008

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LHS, FSHS baseball to face off

Lawrence High and Free State High each bring plenty of postseason experience into the 6A state baseball tournament this weekend. Unfortunately, they'll have to use it against each other in Friday morning's quarterfinal contest.

Published on May 21, 2008

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Twin Lions to compete in state track tourney

Over at Lawrence High, head coach Jack Hood is sending 13 individuals and three relay teams to this weekend's state track and field meet in Wichita. Among them: twin sisters Kristina and Jennifer Taylor. 6Sports reporter Andrew Baker has more.

Published on May 21, 2008

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FSHS senior signs with Drake

In Free State High track news, multi-event track and field standout Shaun James is headed to Drake University.

Published on May 21, 2008

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6News Now for May 21

In tonight's 6News and tomorrow's Lawrence Journal-World, students at Langston Hughes elementary write, produce, anchor and work cameras on LHTV. The show will be featured as School Program of the Month on School Video News, an online K-12 video news magazine.

Published on May 21, 2008

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6 Weather Forecast for May 21, 2008

Temperatures will remain close to the average today with mostly sunny skies to start, and more clouds building in for the afternoon and evening. The daytime high will top out around 76 degrees with a very slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Our wind will stay out of the southeast at 10-15 mph with gusts near 20. Expect showers and thunderstorms by early tomorrow morning.

Published on May 21, 2008

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Pat Slabaugh recounts the crime

So, just what happened to 'Peace, Love and Daisy Hill Forever' this past fall, following the Nebraska football game against KU? See Pat Slabaugh, of Douglas County Bank, recount the crime and outline the fiberglass Jayhawk's painstaking rehabilitation.

Published on May 21, 2008