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Videos for April 27, 2010

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Overnight weather for April 28, 2010

Temperatures are going to once again be near 40 degrees overnight with clear and calm skies. Warm weather is right around the corner with temperatures in the 70s expected for Wednesday.

Published on April 27, 2010

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New Eudora stadium construction underway

Construction has finally begun on a new sports stadium in Eudora. Current plans project the facility will be completed by fall of 2010.

Published on April 27, 2010

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Coalition speaks out against state cuts

A state coalition spoke out Tuesday against more budget cuts. The coalition, along with Gov. Mark Parkinson, says additional cuts will cause permanent damage to necessary state services. Parkinson wants to consider tax increases instead of cuts.

Published on April 27, 2010

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Bill targeting sexually oriented shops

The Community Defense Act will be voted on Wednesday and seeks to add more regulations to sexually-oriented businesses. The bill would target businesses such as Lawrence's strip clubs and owners and club employees feel the bill would severely hinder business.

Published on April 27, 2010

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Shelter permit gains final approval

The city commission voted Tuesday to give final approval for a special-use permit that would allow the Lawrence Community Shelter to find a new home. The plans for the new location are not set in stone, but the process is continuing forward.

Published on April 27, 2010

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Short-term meters coming downtown

Short-term parking meters will be installed in downtown Lawrence. Current plans call for four 15-minute meters to be added to each block between Sixth and 11th Streets on Massachusetts.

Published on April 27, 2010

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Work just beginning for school shift

The work is just beginning for the Lawrence school district as it prepares to move sixth and ninth graders. Administrators believe the change will benefit students. The move will not go into effect until 2011.

Published on April 27, 2010

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Teen joins fight against texting, driving

A Topeka teen who was involved in an accident after trying to type a text message is now joining the state's fight to ban texting while driving. Legislation would allow law enforcement to ticket offenders.

Published on April 27, 2010

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Tom Sloan seeking ninth term

Rep. Tom Sloan is running for reelection as a state representative. Sloan represents the 45th districts of Kansas, which includes west Lawrence.

Published on April 27, 2010

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Two charged in beating appear in court

Two men charged with beating a teen as he walked home from a school dance appeared in Douglas County district court Tuesday. The family of the victim is still seeking justice and peace of mind in the case.

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Jayhawk baseball stunned by Shockers

Kansas was no match for the offensive firepower Wichita State brought Tuesday. The Jayhawks fell 22-5 and gave up 20 hits in the losing effort.

Published on April 27, 2010

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LHS baseball wins second straight

Lawrence High shut out Olathe East Tuesday to claim its second straight victory. The Lions won the contest 6-0.

Published on April 27, 2010

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Questions remain for KU football

Spring practice has ended for KU football, but questions still remain unanswered. The Jayhawks will need to sort out their starting quarterback situation before the start of the fall season.

Published on April 27, 2010

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District leaders await school budget

District leaders will be waiting Wednesday to hear what their school budget will look like for the upcoming year. State legislators have education on the agenda.

Published on April 27, 2010

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United Way campaign in works

The difficult economy is increasing the need for effective area services. The United Way of Douglas County is organizing a campaign to help raise money to support these services.

Published on April 27, 2010

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Farm, Inc: The Pendletons

John and Karen Pendleton have taken on the family farm and hope their children decide to do the same one day.

Published on April 27, 2010

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for April 27, 2010

Windy conditions return for Wednesday, with mostly sunny skies and lower to middle 70s. Highs on Thursday warm into the middle to upper 70s, with a chance for showers and storms late. Rain chances will linger through the end of the week.

Published on April 27, 2010

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for April 27, 2010

A mix of sun and clouds for Tuesday. The day will start of mostly cloudy, but clouds will gradually clear. Temperatures will warm into the lower to middle 60s. Mostly clear skies return tonight, with light winds, allowing temperatures to dip into the upper 30s to lower 40s

Published on April 27, 2010

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Commuter forecast for April 27, 2010

The roads are a little wet this morning after some rain moved through the area overnight. Expect conditions to be dry for most of the day with minor traffic delays. The ramp on I-70 at exit 204 is still closed.

Published on April 27, 2010