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Residents get look at new Bowersock plans

Plans for a new $13 million hydroelectric power plant were revealed to the public Thursday. The city hopes to know if its federal funding for the project is approved by 2010.

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Basehor gets new city administrator

The city of Basehor welcomed a new city leader when Mark Loughry accepted a position as city administrator. He will not officially begin his duties until Monday.

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Evening weather forecast for August 13, 2009

Temperatures will hang in the low 70s this evening. The air will be filled with moisture but the ground should remain dry throughout the night.

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Verdict reached in Jaeger trial

The jury in the case against Matthew Jaeger reached a verdict Thursday. Jaeger was found guilty in three of the four charges being pursued against him. He will serve a minimum of four years in a Kansas prison.

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Police seeking men in connection with sexual battery

Lawrence police are looking for two men who sexually battered a KU student. The crime was committed about 11 a.m. Thursday.

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Doctor indicted after crimes in Lawrence, Topeka

A doctor was indicted on drug charges after illegally obtaining drugs from Topeka and Lawrence pharmacies. He was indicted on five counts of diverting controlled substances and one count of obtaining controlled substances by fraud.

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Tiarht welcomes local response

Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., spoke and listened to resident complaints about health care reform during a town hall meeting. While people on both sides of the issue engaged in heated conversations, nothing got out of hand.

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New laws protect youth from smoking

New laws restricting advertising and flavoring of cigarettes aim to help protect the young from starting. The restrictions would limit how companies can advertise and how they could flavor their products.

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Business agrees to move to east Lawrence retail center

Tractor Supply Co. is the first tenant to agree to move to the future site of an east Lawrence retail center. The business sells farming supplies and equipment. The retail center is still seeking other businesses to fill the area.

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Blood centers stocking up

Area blood donation centers are trying to stock up on supplies before Labor Day weekend. Appointments are not required for donating blood.

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Young offensive line to protect Reesing

A youthful offensive starting five will be depended on to protect Todd Reesing in Kansas University's upcoming football season. Coach Mark Mangino says the group is young, but talented.

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Henrickson signs contract extension

Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson signed a three-year contract extension. The extension ensures the position through the 2013-2014 season.

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KU soccer season preview

The women of the KU soccer team are busy preparing for the upcoming season with two-a-day practices. Players are hoping to make the NCAA tournament for the second straight year.

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New coach for Free State softball team

Free State High School now has its second softball coach in school history. Lee Ice will take over the position for the 2010 season.

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Economy spells Highway Trust Fund delays

U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., discusses prospected for federal financing of the Highway Trust Fund, whose lack of money has prompted Kansas officials to delay starting a project to rebuild an interchange on Kansas Highway 7. Tiahrt, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, spoke after a luncheon meeting organized by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.

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Tiahrt delivers details at town hall meetings

U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., discusses the importance and influence of his town hall forums regarding proposed changes to the health care system in the United States. Tiahrt spoke after a luncheon meeting organized by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Aug. 13, 2009

A fairly windy afternoon at times should lead to a cooler and pleasant evening ahead.

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Commuter Forecast for Aug. 13, 2009

A typical rush hour is expected this afternoon, with smooth traffic in Johnson County and around the area.

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Aug. 13, 2009

While humidity will start to creep up just a tad, Thursday, it really could be worse this time of year. Expect those high temperatures to bump just above 90°F. South winds of 10-20 mph will help to cool things off just a tiny bit.

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Commuter forecast for August 13, 2009

Expect minor traffic delays on the morning commute today. The sun should be shining so be sure to grab your sunglasses as you head out the door.

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