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Videos for April 20, 2010

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Overnight weather for April 21, 2010

The temperatures will cool overnight and pre-dawn showers are quite possible. The weather will be a little warmer as we move into Wednesday afternoon, but spotty showers may frequent the day as well.

Published on April 20, 2010

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KDOT stepping up safety precautions

The Kansas Department of transportation is stepping up its safety precautions for workers for the coming construction season. The new precautions are aimed at helping the working stay safer while performing their duties.

Published on April 20, 2010

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New garden project

A new garden at West Junior High School is helping unite the community. Food grown in the garden will be used in the school cafeteria and as a teaching tool in the classroom. The garden's produce also will be sold in weekly markets at the school.

Published on April 20, 2010

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Commissioners vote on shelter future

Lawrence residents were out in force Tuesday to voice their opinions on the proposed new location for the homeless shelter. The commission was scheduled to vote on whether to issue a special land-use permit for the location in question.

Published on April 20, 2010

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Bill signed to avoid gas system accidents

Governor Mark Parkinson Tuesday signed into law a bill that will regulate the installation process for medical gas systems. The legislature comes after a 2009 accident left a Tonganoxie teen severely injured.

Published on April 20, 2010

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Parkinson signs domestic violence bill

Gov. Mark Parkinson signed a bill into law Tuesday to help better track repeat offenders. Parkinson hopes the law will lead to a decrease in the domestic crimes.

Published on April 20, 2010

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Assistant principals returning to classrooms

Three area assistant principals will soon return to classrooms to teach part-time. The move will help the schools battle through the current budget crisis.

Published on April 20, 2010

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Union fire unsolved crime 40 years later

The Kansas University Student Union was set ablaze 40 years ago. To this day the crime is unsolved. The crime was part of a violent and destructive year in Lawrence.

Published on April 20, 2010

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Plan in works for Oread neighborhood

City commissioners Tuesday began what may be a lengthy process looking into a new plan for the Oread neighborhood. The plan would call for a new renter registration program and would help bring buildings up to code.

Published on April 20, 2010

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Police identify body found in river

Franklin County police Tuesday identified the body of a man found floating in the Kansas River. The dead body was that of a 34-year-old Topeka resident.

Published on April 20, 2010

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Jayhawk baseball cruises past Ravens

The Kansas baseball team made it look easy in their game against the Benedictine Ravens Tuesday. The Jayhawks walked away with an 11-2 victory.

Published on April 20, 2010

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Offensive line back in action

The Jayhawks return all five starters from last season's offensive line. The experience will help the Jayhawks as they try to break in a new quarterback.

Published on April 20, 2010

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for April 20, 2010

Our best chances for showers and storms will arrive late tonight into early Wednesday. Highs will warm into the middle to upper 60s on Wednesday, with on and off showers and storms continuing through the end of the week.

Published on April 20, 2010

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Commuter Forecast for April 20, 2010

This afternoon's drive will take place under slightly cloudy skies, and the only delays should be in the area of the East Lawrence Interchange.

Published on April 20, 2010

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Trees for permaculture planting

On test acreage, Brady Karlin from All-N-1 Landscape promotes permaculture as a replacement for traditional lawns. The idea is to use sustainable plants that are native and fruit-producing. Karlin works at one the swales on the property that help retain water for the berms where trees are planted.

Published on April 20, 2010

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Permaculture lawns

On test acreage of land, a local landscape company stressed the theories of permaculture for homes as a replacement of traditional lawns. The idea is to use sustainable plants that are native and fruit producing.

Published on April 20, 2010

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for April 20, 2010

Clouds will increase throughout the day, with a mix of sun and clouds for much of the area, with highs warming into the upper 60s to near 70.

Published on April 20, 2010

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Commuter forecast for April 20, 2010

It will once again be a dry start to your day as you make your way out on the morning commute. There are no major delays to speak of, just the same road construction that's been going on.

Published on April 20, 2010

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Kansas Union firebombing

Archival footage of firefighters battling the blaze that broke out at firebombing of the Kansas Union on April 20, 1970.

Published on April 20, 2010

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Tensions at Lawrence High School

Archival footage of Lawrence High in 1970, when racial tensions spiked at the school, leading to walk-outs, fights among students, broken windows, and reports of the administration offices being firebombed.

Published on April 20, 2010