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Videos for October 2, 2008

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Thursday, October 2 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Friday, October 3 calls for a high of 74 with a low around 40.

Published on October 2, 2008

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State rejects day care 'neglect' ruling

A decision that led to suspending the license of a Lawrence day care provider has been overturned.

Published on October 2, 2008

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Body found in Basehor identified as Florida murder suspect

Police in Basehor link a body found Sunday in a pond to a man wanted in connection with a murder in Florida earlier this summer.

Published on October 2, 2008

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Crews quell house fire

Six different local fire departments helped fight a blaze Thursday afternoon at a home west of Lawrence.

Published on October 2, 2008

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'Get Downtown' today for celebration

Motorists will find a major downtown street and a pair of public parking lots closed on Friday - and it's all part of a two-day downtown party!

Published on October 2, 2008

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Grant to fund school's safe room

A tornado touched down south of Eudora less than three weeks ago. Soon, the city's new elementary school will be prepared to keep kids safe from dangerous storms. Thanks to a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the district has $550,000 to help with construction.

Published on October 2, 2008

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VP debate draws many viewers

With a tightly contested presidential race across the nation, millions of Americans were expected to watch or listen to Thursday night's vice presidential debate. Back here in Lawrence, several groups closely followed the debate - including approximately 200 KU students.

Published on October 2, 2008

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Lions victims of 41-7 bashing by superior Olathe North

Tradition says Lawrence High football is a Friday night contest at Haskell Stadium. But when you share a venue with your crosstown rival, sometimes tradition gets trumped by the schedule-makers.

Published on October 2, 2008

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Lancers loom for upbeat FSHS

Friday night, the Free State High football team will be featured on the Hy-Vee High School Game of the Week. Last week, the Firebirds dismantled Olathe South on the road, 18-0. Friday, the Firebirds return home to face Shawnee Mission East.

Published on October 2, 2008

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Veritas triumphs in city rivalry

Lawrence's two private high schools battled on the volleyball hardwood Thursday night.

Published on October 2, 2008

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Lion soccer squad holds off Trojans

The Lawrence High soccer team defeated the Topeka High Trojans by a final score of 2-0.

Published on October 2, 2008

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Kansas secondary looking to improve against Iowa State

The Kansas football team is only a day away from it's first Big 12 test of the season. KU completed it's non-con schedule ranked 76th nationally in pass defense. Following a 13-day break, however, members of the Kansas secondary won't accept another sub-par performance.

Published on October 2, 2008

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Jayhawks ready for conference play after bye week

On Saturday, the Jayhawks take on Iowa State in Ames. For the 'Hawks, it's their first contest in two weeks. Last Saturday, Mark Mangino's team worked on things during the bye week.

Published on October 2, 2008

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KU soccer squad preparing for Texas Tech

The Kansas soccer team is preparing for Friday's Big 12 home opener with Texas Tech.

Published on October 2, 2008

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Fatal accident claims KU student's life

A KU student is dead after a fatal accident this early Thursday morning. Kansas University student and Air Force Staff Sgt. Neil Hockenbarger, 26, was killed in a single-vehicle wreck in northern Lawrence.

Published on October 2, 2008

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Fire damages rural home

Firefighters work at the scene of a house fire that caused $180,000 to $200,000 worth of damage Thursday afternoon.

Published on October 2, 2008

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Oct. 2, 2008

After a chilly morning the afternoon has been slow to warm back up. Expect temperatures for the afternoon to hover near 70 degrees and the 9 p.m. temperature to drop to 54 with a light southwest wind between 5-10 mph.

Published on October 2, 2008

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Oct. 2, 2008

Temperatures will remain on the cool side of average today with our daytime high topping out at a very sunny 72 degrees. Our wind will shift to the west between 5-10 mph and become southerly for the evening. Clear skies and light winds this evening will allow the overnight low to drop down to 43 degrees tonight.

Published on October 2, 2008

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KU student killed in single-vehicle accident

Shortly after midnight, emergency crews responded to a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Michigan Street and Sunchase Drive, north of the Kansas Turnpike in Lawrence. A 26-year-old KU student died at the scene.

Published on October 2, 2008