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Videos for May 22, 2008

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Turnpike construction to begin in June

The largest turnpike project in state history has been on the drawing board for the past five years, but construction is nearly underway.

Published on May 22, 2008

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Lawyer says driver may be innocent

An attorney for a 48-year-old Washington woman charged with killing two highway workers says his client may not be responsible.

Published on May 22, 2008

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Child solicitation trial pushed back

The man accused in a solicitation case outside a Lawrence junior high school now faces a September trial.

Published on May 22, 2008

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City jobs may be cut

City jobs are on the chopping block as commissioners pour through next year's budget. Lawrence city leaders look to keep taxes down and the city beautiful at the same time, but as 6News reporter Jesse Fray explains, getting rid of positions may be their only option.

Published on May 22, 2008

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Police budget under strain

The police department is also seeing increased prices. Though Chief Ron Olin has trimmed his budget, he says cutting it any more could impact safety.

Published on May 22, 2008

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LHS grad to return to home state

Stacy Bell is a soon-to-be alum of Lawrence High School, and while she says she'll miss it, her home state of Alabama is calling. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater has more on Bell's time at LHS and what the future holds.

Published on May 22, 2008

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Teacher honored with Dream to Achieve award

Today is the last day of school for most Lawrence students, and one teacher is going out on an award-winning note.

Published on May 22, 2008

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KU professor debunks crystal skull hype

As fans flock to theaters for the new Indiana Jones movie, some may be excited for the mystery of the crystal skull to be uncovered. But a KU archaeologist who studied the origins of the crystal skull says it's not as mysterious as people think.

Published on May 22, 2008

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Storm downs traffic lights

An early morning storm disrupted power and the early morning commute for many Lawrence motorists.

Published on May 22, 2008

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City baseball showdown tomorrow

They played two times this year, and on both occasions the Firebirds were victorious. Tomorrow morning, the Lawrence High and Free State High baseball teams meet again. This time, however, much more is at stake.

Published on May 22, 2008

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Free State to send three to state track tourney

The all-class state track and field meet takes place in Wichita Friday and Saturday. For three Free Staters in particular, there will be very little downtime. Kevin Romary explains.

Published on May 22, 2008

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LHS has top program in state

According to this week's Sports Illustrated magazine, Lawrence High School is the number one athletics department in the state of Kansas.

Published on May 22, 2008

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6News Now for May 22, 2008

In tonight's 6News and tomorrow's Lawrence Journal-World, some teenagers are just a few days from leaving high school behind, and the forecast has some possibility of storms.

Published on May 22, 2008

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Area family spends summers in the rodeo business

The McGraw family from Tonganoxie will showcase their talents this weekend at The Shrine Rodeo in Tonganoxie. Travis and Angela McGraw spend most of their summer weekends competing in professional and amateur rodeos.

Published on May 22, 2008

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Memorial Day Beauties

Cliff Elston grows more than 240 varieties of irises and 140 kinds of peonies. This time of year, these flowers are often seen from front yards to cemeteries. Elston invites people to his home at 1378 N. 962 Rd. to view and purchase flowers.

Published on May 22, 2008

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6 Weather Forecast for May 22, 2008

After strong thundershowers poured through the region this morning, look for showers to come to an end as we get closer to noon. Expect the sun to make a return for the afternoon as our daytime high tops out around 77 degrees with a strong east wind between 10-20 mph.

Published on May 22, 2008

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State baseball showdown

The Lawrence High and Free State High baseball coaches describe their starting lineups.

Published on May 22, 2008

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Langston Hughes TV

Get behind the scenes with the students who put together Langston Hughes TV, the daily announcements broadcast. The kids show us their jobs, studio equipment and what they've learned during their time in the TV business.

Published on May 22, 2008