Videos for April 1, 2010

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Two die in industrial chemical accident

Two people died today after falling in a vat of a chemical that was 80 percent cane molasses, a substance that isn't normally deadly, but when is in a confined space can produce carbon monoxide.

Published on April 1, 2010

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Two dead, two treated and released in industrial accident

Two people died in an industrial accident today at MagnaGro. One other person from the company and a firefighter were treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital, which closed down its ambulance bay to clean out potentially harmful chemicals.

Published on April 1, 2010

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Board discusses moving 9th graders to high school

A discussion to make Lawrence high schools four years received mixed input from the community.

Published on April 1, 2010

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Overnight weather for April 1, 2010

Expect a gusty evening and showers in the morning, turning into heavier rain in the evening.

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No charges filed against man arrested

The Douglas County attorney's office has not yet filed charges against a man arrested Wednesday on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter in the death earlier this week.

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National administrator visits Haskell

The university has been led by several different interim presidents since the fall.

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Google renamed Topeka for a day

The city saw a 70 percent traffic increase on its Web site after the popular search engine changed its name for a day.

Published on April 1, 2010

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Daffodils blooming signal spring for man

Carl Smith has been planting the yellow flowers for more than 20 years. The flowers are in their prime for the next week.

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St. Patrick's Day parade raises record funds

The parade gave more than $10,000 each to five area charities, totaling $52,000, the most in the parade's history.

Published on April 1, 2010

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North 2nd street open to northbound traffic

The northbound lane has finally opened after months of delays. The whole project is expected to be finished by August.

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Students rally for marijuana

Students at Kansas University rallied to reduce the school's penalty against marijuana for national alcohol awareness month, saying the drug was less dangerous than alcohol.

Published on April 1, 2010

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Thursday farmers' market moving to 6th and Wakarusa

The Thursday market will begin May 6, but the Tuesday and Saturday markets will remain near downtown. There will also be no dog restrictions at the market.

Published on April 1, 2010

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KU baseball takes out No. 22 A&M

The Jayhawks may be losing in the all-time record against the Aggies, but they won Thursday's game 9 to 5.

Published on April 1, 2010

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Free State girls fall in softball opener

The Firebirds lost to Olathe East in the new coach's debut.

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Daymond Patterson trying out new position

New KU football coach Turner Gill is letting players try out in the positions they like. Patterson is currently trying out in the slot position.

Published on April 1, 2010

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Xavier Henry expected to announce draft plans next week

Coach Bill Self is at the Final 4 this weekend and said Henry won't announce his plans for next year until Self is back. The announcement should come early next week.

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Aerial footage of MagnaGro International accident

Helicopter footage of emergency crews working at the site of an industrial accident in southeast Lawrence on Thursday afternoon, courtesy of KMBC News.

Published on April 1, 2010

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Two dead after industrial accident

Two people died Thursday in an industrial accident at MagnaGro International, a Lawrence company with a history of environmental problems.

Published on April 1, 2010

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Two dead, another injured in industrial accident

Two people are reportedly dead and another in critical condition after an industrial accident at MagnaGro International, 600 E. 22nd, according to Mark Bradford, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical chief.

Published on April 1, 2010

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for April 1, 2010

A few passing clouds will be possible, with skies becoming partly cloudy tonight, winds decreasing, but still breezy and lows in the lower 60s. Showers and storms return Friday as a cold front moves through the area.

Published on April 1, 2010

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Commuter Forecast for April 1, 2010

A strong south breeze means that high-profile vehicles should use a bit of caution on this afternoon.

Published on April 1, 2010

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for April 1, 2010

Temperatures will warm into the lower to middle 80s, with winds increasing from the south to 25 to 30 mph gusting between 40 and 45 mph, with stronger winds to the west.

Published on April 1, 2010

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Commuter forecast for April 1, 2010

The wind is going to be whipping this morning as you make your morning drive. Gusts could reach 40 miles per hour but the sun will be shining and the traffic delays should be minimal.

Published on April 1, 2010

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Conner Teahan aims for QB spot

Conner Teahan is trying out for the starting quarterback position on the KU football team. Turner Gill said the staff would evaluate Teahan's skills to determine where he falls on the list of potential starters.

Published on April 1, 2010

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Alone in the dark

Writer Gavon Laessig spent a night in the Lawrence Community Theatre, which is believed to be haunted. He took along a video camera to document what he went through during those dark hours alone.

Published on April 1, 2010