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Videos for September 8, 2009

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Evening weather forecast for September 8, 2009.

There is an ongoing chance for the rain showers that hung around all day to continue throughout the night. The temperatures will remain cool, sitting in the upper 60s. There may be a light fog as the morning moves in.

Published on September 8, 2009

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Dogs dip as summer slips away

Area pooches got to take a dip in the Lawrence outdoor pool at the annual pooch plunge. The event signals the end of summer pool hours.

Published on September 8, 2009

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Obama addresses nation's school children

Obama made a televised address aimed at the nation's school children. His message involved staying in school and working hard. Students were not forced to watch the address.

Published on September 8, 2009

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Lawrence train depot getting closer look

The city is looking to acquire an old train depot located in Lawrence. City commissioners approved a $25,000 contract with an architecture firm in order to evaluate what repairs need to be made to the facility.

Published on September 8, 2009

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Trafficway lacking turn lanes, signals

Turn lanes and traffic signals deemed necessary on the South Lawrence Traffic way are slow in coming. Funding for the project is currently uncertain, delaying the project's progression.

Published on September 8, 2009

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Truck catches fire, slows traffic

A semi-truck caught fire on the turnpike just west of Lawrence early Tuesday morning. Traffic was cut to one lane as crews worked to clear the debris.

Published on September 8, 2009

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City approves bids for bike path

Bids to build a new bike trail were approved by Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday. The plans are expected to take effect in early October with a target completion time in the early months of next year.

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Two in serious condition after motorcycle accident

A Tonganoxie couple were in serious condition after being in a motorcycle accident Friday night. Neither of the people were wearing a helmet when the incident occurred.

Published on September 8, 2009

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Officials push flu precautions

State officials are advising families they should be prepared for possible swine flu infection. Officials suggest keeping food and drink for 3-5 days handy in case a family member contracts the illness.

Published on September 8, 2009

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Moran addresses Chamber of Commerce

Rep. Jerry Moran gave his own version of what he thinks President Obama should say in his address tomorrow. Moran spoke before the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.

Published on September 8, 2009

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Briscoe a go for Saturday's game

KU's Briscoe will be on the field for the football team's second game against UTEP this coming Saturday. The KU player sat out the season opener because of a suspension.

Published on September 8, 2009

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Freshman runner fitting right in

A former Free State High School runner is making the transition to college sports look easy. Kilwein is having an immediate impact on the success of the KU cross country team.

Published on September 8, 2009

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Free State volleyball gearing up for season

Free State High School's volleyball team is getting ready for its season opening on Thursday. The team has many new faces as it heads into the new season.

Published on September 8, 2009

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Mark Mangino press conference, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009

Kansas head football coach Mark Mangino addressed the media Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009.

Published on September 8, 2009

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Sept. 8, 2009

A slight chance for showers and storms is in the forecast today with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Expect highs to warm up into the middle 80s with winds from the Southeast at 5 to 10 mph, switching from the East overnight.

Published on September 8, 2009

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Commuter Forecast for Sept. 8, 2009

Wet roadways should be the only thing drivers will have to be on the lookout for this afternoon.

Published on September 8, 2009

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Crews respond to semi-truck fire on turnpike

Emergency crews responded to a semi-truck fire on the Kansas Turnpike just west of Lawrence Tuesday morning. Traffic was stopped for a short time but a lane was eventually cleared to allow traffic to begin flowing.

Published on September 8, 2009