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Videos for August 12, 2010

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Overnight weather for August 13, 2010

Overnight weather will be stuffy and warm with temperatures only falling into the upper 70s. Expect more extreme heat Friday with a chance for a sixth straight day in the 100-degree range.

Published on August 12, 2010

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Dress mix-up has Kansas woman searching

A Kansas woman has been hanging on to a wedding dress that isn't hers. The woman, who was married in 1987, was hoping to pass the dress down to her daughters only to find the one she's been saving isn't hers.

Published on August 12, 2010

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Can collectors making local difference

Eight Douglas County residents are making a difference in the community one can at a time. Cans for the Community has raised $55,000 during the past five years for local nonprofit agencies.

Published on August 12, 2010

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Moran visits local health clinic

U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., stopped in Lawrence on Thursday to learn about Health Care Access clinic. He praised the clinic and the Lawrence medical community for stepping up to help Douglas County residents who are uninsured. He also talked about why he voted against health reform.

Published on August 12, 2010

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Police recruits completing training

Nine recruits for the Lawrence Police Department are working to complete their training programs. Graduation is scheduled for September.

Published on August 12, 2010

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Drivers urged to use caution near train tracks

Two Kansans were killed this week when their truck collided with a train. Train vs. car accidents can often be fatal, and railway officials said a train hitting a car is the equivalent of a car hitting a pop can.

Published on August 12, 2010

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Residents without power after storm

Many area residents were left without power after a storm moved through the area Wednesday. Westar Energy crews worked Wednesday and Thursday to restore power to all area residents.

Published on August 12, 2010

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Program warns of summertime danger

The National Weather Service launched a new program Thursday to raise awareness for how hot it can get in a vehicle's back seat during the summer. About 37 children die each year from being left in cars.

Published on August 12, 2010

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Topeka giraffe to make national debut

Hope, a young giraffe at the Topeka Zoo, is garnering national attention after undergoing surgery to repair problems with its legs. The staff at the zoo is also expected another baby giraffe to be born in the near future. Hope will appear on the Today Show on Sunday.

Published on August 12, 2010

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Jayhawk tapped for preseason conference honors

Karina Garlington was named to the Big 12 all conference volleyball team. Garlington was the only Jayhawk to make the squad.

Published on August 12, 2010

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Senior receiver stepping up for KU

Senior wide receiver Johnathan Wilson is stepping into the leading receiving role for KU's upcoming season. Wilson was third last season behind Kerry Meier and Dezmon Briscoe.

Published on August 12, 2010

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KU theater major aiming for Hollywood

A KU theater major needs online votes for a chance to join T.V.'s Madmen. The online voting ends September 17.

Published on August 12, 2010

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Electrical fire near 1300 Fair Lane

This video submitted by reader Sarah Roenfeldt shows an electrical fire in the 1300 block of Fair Lane. Roenfeldt said she and her husband heard a loud boom about 2:30 a.m. Thursday and saw intermittent flames, sparks and smoke until Westar Energy turned their power off. Emergency were repairing power lines throughout the night after a thunderstorm Wednesday evening.

Published on August 12, 2010

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Aug. 12, 2010

A fifth day of 100°+ temperatures is here with heat index reading over 110°. A slight chance of a pop-up t-storm will remain into the mid evening. Overnight temperatures will dip to 75° with a light south wind.

Published on August 12, 2010

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Commuter Forecast for Aug. 12, 2010

Expect the usual delays scattered about the area for the afternoon commute.

Published on August 12, 2010

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Aug. 12, 2010

Good News, a much-needed break from the heat and humidity is on the way for the coming weekend. A cold front will approach the area through the day Friday. It will bring a decent shot of showers and thunderstorms for the afternoon and evening. Drier and cooler air will move in for the weekend with afternoon highs in the upper 80s to around 90°

Published on August 12, 2010

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Commuter forecast for August 12, 2010

We'll have a mild start this morning in the mid 70s but we'll see some afternoon heat.

Published on August 12, 2010

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Keeping cool in the summer sun

In the auto shop, on the golf course or at the practice field, Lawrence residents embraced any way they could find to keep cool.

Published on August 12, 2010