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Overnight weather for April 15, 2010
It's going to be a mild night yet again. Expect temperatures to rise into the day Thursday with a chance for rain possible.
Published on April 14, 2010
Crime hot line a valuable tool
The Douglas County CrimeStoppers hot line is a valuable crime-fighting tool. An anonymous tip led to one arrest in the past month.
Wetlands burn all wrapped up
The annual burning of portions of the Baker Wetlands took place most of the day Wednesday. Smoke from the controlled burn could be seen from many parts of Lawrence.
Crews battle Shawnee County fires
Grass fires in northern Shawnee County had volunteer firefighters busy Wednesday afternoon. The uncontrolled blaze burned through 200 acres of land.
Prescribed burns have benefits, dangers
With controlled burns taking place across the state, some state leaders are talking about implementing new steps for the process. There are benefits and dangers involved with the necessary burns.
Gas leak forces evacuation
A gas leak in Eudora forced the temporary evacuation of several area residents. Crews had the leak fixed just before 1 a.m.
Former Basehor teacher gets jail time
A former Basehor-Linwood teacher and coach will spend two days in jail for having sexual relations with one of his students. The former teacher will also have to file as a sex offender.
Court employees to receive payments
Kansas court workers agreed to take furloughs on Fridays to help balance the budget. They will receive unemployment payments from a trust fund.
Area emergency crews working together
Emergency crews from Manhattan and Fort Riley trained together during a windy Wednesday. The crews practiced putting out military craft fires among other things.
Young students get gym class visitors
Members of the KU men's baskeball team took time Wednesday to hang out with students at Sunflower Elementary. The kids had the chance to try to dunk over the Jayhawks while working on their fitness.
KU softball struggling in conference
The KU softball team dropped another conference game Wednesday against Nebraska. The Jayhawks are now 1-8 in Big 12 play.
Kansas Relays off and running
The KU relays got off to a fast start Wednesday with several events on the schedule. The four-day event will run through Saturday.
Free State athletes ink college choices
Several female athletes at Free State High School signed national letters of intent with various colleges Wednesday. Friends and family showed up for the event.
Spring practices winding down
KU football only has three practices left for its spring season. The Jayhawks are working hard to improve their defense for the upcoming fall season.
Tanks make way through Lawrence
The large CO2 tanks from the former Farmland Industries site made their way slowly through Lawrence Wednesday. The tank transportation slowed traffic but did not result in any other incidents.
Tax day fun planned for Thursday
Thursday is the last day to file taxes and as usual, the string band will be playing at the post office. The post office will be closing Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Farmers burn Flint Hills grasslands in 2010
The burning of Flint Hills grasslands takes place every spring and Chase County farmer Larry Soyez was one setting several hundred acres on fire Saturday, April 10, 2010.
6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for April 15, 2010
Highs warm into the upper 70s Thursday, with clouds increasing throughout the day and the best chances for showers and storms arriving by the afternoon/evening and overnight.
Commuter Forecast for April 14, 2010
Today's biggest issues will be the wind and the construction near the East Lawrence Interchange.
6 Weather Morning Forecast for April 14, 2010
Partly sunny, breezy and warm again today, with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Partly cloudy skies linger tonight, with lows in the middle to upper 50s
Commuter forecast for April 14, 2010
It's going to be yet another dry and windy morning commute. There aren't any major traffic delays to slow the Wednesday drive.
Emergency crews respond to gas leak
Emergency crews responded late Tuesday night to reports of a gas leak in Eudora. Residents in the 1000 block of Ash Street were temporarily evacuated while crews fixed the problem.
Perkins answers investigation questions
Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute, asks KU Athletics Director Lew Perkins questions about the ongoing federal investigation into the athletics department.
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