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Videos for September 29, 2009

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Sierra Club plans litigation against Westar

The Kansas Sierra Club is unhappy with the pollution coming from a Westar plant in Topeka. The group believes the plant is in violation of the Clean Air Act and is looking to get involved in legal action.

Published on September 29, 2009

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Evening weather forecast for September 29, 2009

The skies will be clear and the winds light as the evening wears on. The temperatures will be cool, dropping into the low 40s.

Published on September 29, 2009

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ArtStar winner for September chosen

Megan Bracciano was named this month's ArtStar winner. Bracciano is enrolled in seven classes, five of which involve music.

Published on September 29, 2009

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Local schools see drop in lunch aid numbers

The number of kids on free and reduced lunch plans in area school districts has increased slightly, though numbers in Lawrence have dropped slightly. Despite the numbers, families in Lawrence are not necessarily doing better financially.

Published on September 29, 2009

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Walking school bus plan gets grant

Parents of students at the Sunflower School have received a $3,000 grant to pursue their plan for a walking school bus program. The program would encourage children to walk more safely.

Published on September 29, 2009

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Towers atop Oread hotel raising concern

Cell towers on top of the Oread hotel are raising concerns with the city. The towers bring the building's total height to more than 150 feet, higher than what was originally proposed.

Published on September 29, 2009

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Lawrence residents witness SWAT surprise

Lawrence residents near the 800 block of West 23rd street watched as SWAT team members surrounded a house on the street. Law enforcement officials said the incident involved the service of warrants.

Published on September 29, 2009

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Local business mulling legal options

JoeCollege.com is mulling over its legal options after being ordered to pay about two-thirds of a million dollars to Kansas University. The business has 10 to 30 days to act, depending on what action it plans to take.

Published on September 29, 2009

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KU golf second in Kansas Invitational

The KU men's golf team finished second overall in the Kansas Invitational tournament. The Jayhawks ranked just behind the Sooners.

Published on September 29, 2009

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KU football's Murphy earning playing time

Ryan Murphy is earning his playing time for the football Jayhawks. Murphy, a Free State standout, recorded his first career interception as a Jayhawk Saturday against Southern Mississippi.

Published on September 29, 2009

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Free State soccer wins another

Free State's soccer team collected a close victory 1-0 after a scramble in front of goal resulted in the only score. The Firebirds improved to 7-1 on the season.

Published on September 29, 2009

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Olathe South mauls Lawrence High soccer

The Lions were handed a 8-1 defeat thanks to relentless offense from the Falcons. The Lions are in the midst of a four-game losing streak.

Published on September 29, 2009

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ArtStar Megan Bracciano

September ArtStar winner Megan Bracciano's life is all about music, with her repertoire including piano, tenor saxophone, flute, singing and conducting in choir and marching band.

Published on September 29, 2009

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Sept. 29, 2009

We've had a pleasant few days in the area, but be ready for a bit of a change starting Wednesday.

Published on September 29, 2009

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Commuter Forecast for Sept. 29, 2009

Commuters should keep in mind the bridge repair over the Wakarusa River on K-10.

Published on September 29, 2009

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Sept. 29, 2009

After a chilly start to the morning, afternoon highs will climb into the upper 60s to lower 70s, under mostly sunny skies. Winds will be light to calm. For tonight, mostly clear skies will remain, with lows dropping into the lower to middle 40s, and winds calm to light.

Published on September 29, 2009

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Commuter Forecast for September 29, 2009

The weather will provide a very chilly and sunny start to the day. Traveling between Lawrence and Topeka, expect minor delays.

Published on September 29, 2009

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Webs they weave: Local expert discusses spiders

Deborah Smith, an associate professor of entomology at KU, discusses common spider webs one might see around Lawrence.

Published on September 29, 2009