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Videos for May 5, 2009

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Tuesday, May 5 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Wednesday, May 6 calls for a high of 78 degrees and a low of 52.

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City Commission dismisses idea of homeless site

Plans for a city-operated homeless site in Lawrence were doused on Tuesday night.

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KU changes policy, will notify parents of alcohol violations

The recent deaths of two KU students has prompted the university to take action.

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Fire officials seek funds for detector program

City leaders have long worried there may be more than 10,000 homes in the city that don't have smoke detectors.

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Plea to shooting brings probation

A Baldwin City man who is accused of shooting his neighbor in the head is on probation.

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State lawmakers racing to finalize coal deal

A day after Gov. Mark Parkinson announced a deal allowing one new coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas, state lawmakers are looking to move quickly to close the deal.

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Dancers help teach students meaning of Cinco de Mayo

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Deerfield Elementary played host to some ethnic dancers to teach students about the holiday.

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Prescription bus makes stop in Lawrence

More than 90,000 Kansans are facing tough times because of unemployment. But a little relief rolled through Lawrence Tuesday.

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KU recruit Woolridge shines at invitational

Basketball fans caught a glimpse of the 2010 version of the Kansas basketball team over the weekend.

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Eudora coach plans to leave for Nebraska

Eudora coach Ryan Luke is leaving EHS to take a similar position in Nebraska.

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Baldwin, Eudora split doubleheader

The Eudora High School softball team hosted its biggest rival, Baldwin High, for the HyVee High School Game of the Week.

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Celebrating the fifth

The St. John's Fiesta Dancers perform for the students at Deerfield Elementary in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

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Work on turnpike's bridges, interchanges continues

Maria Watson, a freshman at Central Junior High School, interviews Rex Fleming, Kansas Turnpike project engineer, about the turnpike's ongoing $130 million project to replace the turnpike's Kansas River bridges, overhaul interchanges and handle other work where the turnpike passes through Lawrence. Watson visited The News Center on Monday for career day.

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for May 5, 2009

Isolated rain chances may spread into the region for the evening with our 9 PM temperature sitting at 64 degrees with a light south wind between 5-10 mph.

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Commuter Forecast for May 5, 2009

Normal traffic issues for most commuters today. Expect K-7 to have reduced lanes from about Johnson Drive to Shawnee Mission Parkway and backups are expected for westbound I-435 to southbound 69 with that ramp closed.

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for May 5, 2009

More of the same for your Tuesday: cloudy skies, but mild conditions. Highs will flirt with 70 degrees. South winds will be a bit more gusty, too; up to 20 mph. Latest weather models are keeping thunderstorm activity just south of the area Tuesday and Tuesday night. Best chances of thunderstorms at this point look to be along and south of I-35. More storm chances for Thursday also are taking a narrow south escape, too.

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Commuter forecast, May 5, 2009

There aren't any adverse weather conditions this morning, but we are down to one lane on Highway 24 near Grantville.

Published on May 5, 2009