Videos for August 25, 2009

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Lawrence resident fights off robbers

A Lawrence man fought off two people who entered his house early Tuesday morning. While the man received minor injuries in the scuffle, his wife and daughter were not harmed in the incident. One of the suspects was arrested, but the other has yet to be found. Seven dollars were stolen from the house during the incident.

Published on August 25, 2009

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Evening weather forecast for August 25, 2009

While the day has remained clear and warm, there is a chance for rain showers and storms late into the night. The temperatures will hang around the upper 60s as the evening wears on.

Published on August 25, 2009

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Kids help keep school clean

After budget cuts saw some school custodians lose their jobs, kids at Sunflower Elementary School are taking on the responsibility. Kids handle tasks such as cleaning desks and picking up trash.

Published on August 25, 2009

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City approves Bowersock repair plans

City commissioners approved a plan for repairs to the Bowersock Dam. The plan would allow the city to spend as much as $2.4 million. Commissioners said the repairs would be necessary to avoid further investment deterioration.

Published on August 25, 2009

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Police remain quiet about shooting incident

Police are still not releasing any information regarding a shooting incident that resulted in two people being life flighted to Kansas City area hospitals. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident either.

Published on August 25, 2009

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Hawkeye helicopters eye Lawrence airport

Lawrence Municipal Airport confirmed it reached an agreement to bring in a Hawkeye helicopter. The new vehicle would create five new jobs and require construction of new facilities at the airport.

Published on August 25, 2009

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Parkinson says public universities 'mediocre'

Gov. Mark Parkinson called the state's public universities mediocre in front of the Kansas Board of Regents Tuesday. Parkinson says it's time for an in-depth review of the entire higher education system.

Published on August 25, 2009

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Moore fields more health care reform questions

U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore fielded more questions from concerned citizens regarding health care reform Tuesday. Moore's public meeting covered a wide variety of topics.

Published on August 25, 2009

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KU football's Sharp looking for big senior season

Jake Sharp is looking to improve on what was a breakout season in his junior year with the KU football team. Sharp wants to end his KU career with a solid senior campaign.

Published on August 25, 2009

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Eudora football looking ahead to new season

Eudora High School's football team came close to making the state playoffs last season, but it wasn't meant to be. The team enters the 2009 season looking to improve on their overall performance.

Published on August 25, 2009

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Governor addresses Board of Regents

Gov. Mark Parkinson in a speech Tuesday at the Kansas Board of Regents retreat said that the national standing of state universities should be higher, and that KU and K-State should have tougher admission standards.

Published on August 25, 2009

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Aug. 25, 2009

High clouds are moving in, and some scattered showers might find their way into the area into the evening.

Published on August 25, 2009

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Commuter Forecast for Aug. 25, 2009

The construction near the East Lawrence Interchange and some repaving on 24/40 should be the only source of delays this afternoon.

Published on August 25, 2009

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One person injured in head-on collision

Emergency crews respond to a head-on collision at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and Douglas County Road 9 on Tuesday morning.

Published on August 25, 2009

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Aug. 25, 2009

It will be another sunny and hot day for Lawrence and the area as highs climb near 90. Winds will be from the South today at 5 to 15 mph, with gusts up to 20 mph.

Published on August 25, 2009

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Commuter Forecast for August 25, 2009

We are looking at a dry start to the morning with intersection re-construction between Lawrence and Topeka.

Published on August 25, 2009