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Overnight weather for December 11, 2009
The temperatures will be slightly less bitter tonight than they have been recently. Expect it to stay right around 20 degrees tonight with light winds.
Published on December 11, 2009
Blast drops third piece of bridge
The third in a series of scheduled blasts dropped the largest section of the Kansas River Bridge so far. The next blast is scheduled for later this month.
Crews work to fix water line break
Crews spent about seven hours Friday fixing a broken water line near Seventh and Kentucky streets. The broken line caused water to be shut off at some nearby businesses.
Cause of Thursday fire determined
The cause of a fire that damaged five units at Cedarwood Villa has been determined as accidental. The fire was started when smoking materials were improperly disposed of.
City reconsidering panhandling ban
The city is reconsidering a plan for a full ban on panhandling in downtown Lawrence. The city would most likely be tied up in costly legal fees and a first amendment lawsuit.
National Guard closes 18 armories
The Kansas National Guard announced it will close 18 of its 56 state armories. The closures will not affect the Guard's ability to respond to emergency situations.
Kids get kick out of giving
Local children shopped for presents for family members at the Holiday Shop Friday. About 200 city volunteers helped make the event possible.
Firebirds improve record with win
The Firebirds boys basketball team picked up its second victory Friday evening. The team improved to 2-0 on the season.
Free State girls drop contest
The Free State girls' basketball team fell to the Seaman Vikings. The Firebirds lost 32-35.
Morris twins facing familiar foe
The Morris twins considered signing with La Salle, KU's weekend opponent, before finally landing with the Jayhawks. The team will take on La Salle at the Sprint Center.
KU women hope to continue winning ways
The KU women's team is looking to pick up its fourth straight victory against Creighton this weekend. The Jayhawks will have to guard against the long ball.
Ten nights of lights, part five!
The fifth installment in the ten-part series showing the best-decorated holiday homes in Lawrence.
GameDay Cram Session: La Salle
KUSports.com online editor Jesse Newell and Journal-World sports writer Matt Tait take a look at what to expect from the Kansas basketball team's matchup against La Salle.
6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Dec. 11, 2009
Temperatures won't dip quite as low as the last few evenings, but you can still expect temperatures to drop to 19° tonight under partly cloudy skies. Look for a south wind to continue between 5-10 mph.
Commuter Forecast for Dec. 11, 2009
It should be mainly smooth sailing for your Friday afternoon commute.
Final section of turnpike bridge demolished
The third and final section of the old Kansas Turnpike bridge over the Kansas River was detonated Friday morning.
6 Weather Morning Forecast for Dec. 11, 2009
It will be chilly again for today, but warmer than the past couple of days. Expect mostly sunny skies, with highs in lower to middle 30s, with winds from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Commuter Forecast for December 11, 2009
The Friday morning commute should include mostly dry roads, but a few slick spots could still exist between Lawrence and Topeka.