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Videos for August 13, 2010

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Overnight weather for August 14, 2010

Scattered showers will cool down the temperatures that have been scorching the area the past few days. Saturday will see a return to the 90s and hit-and-miss showers.

Published on August 13, 2010

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Construction demands merging etiquette

Summer construction on Interstate 70 has caused some to revisit proper merging etiquette. Patience and preparation can help make things run more smoothly.

Published on August 13, 2010

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Insurance recommended for KU students

The Kansas Insurance Commissioner is advising new students to invest in auto and renters insurance before the upcoming semester. Many renters falsely believe their apartment complex insures their belongings.

Published on August 13, 2010

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Pregnant giraffe dies at Topeka zoo

A giraffe at the Topeka zoo died while pregnant Friday. Zoo keepers found the animal in the morning. Hope, a newly born giraffe, continues to struggle through leg surgery.

Published on August 13, 2010

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Copper theft leaving locals heated

Recent copper thefts have left some area residents and businesses without working air conditioning. The copper has been taken from air conditioning units. Six reports of copper theft have been filed since the end of July.

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Fire downtown diverts area traffic

A fire in downtown Lawrence had traffic on Massachusetts Street blocked off for about an hour Friday. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Published on August 13, 2010

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Tonganoxie residents asked to watch water use

Residents in Tonganoxie are being asked to watch their water use while crews work to repair a broken water main. The city lost about 200,000 gallons of water when the main broke.

Published on August 13, 2010

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Enrollment center getting brief break

The new Welcome and Enrollment center will get a temporary break while schools begin the new year. The center has enrolled about 650 students.

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Unique demo derby draws crowds

A combine derby in Abilene has been drawing large crowds every year. The farming machinery is a step up from the compact cars used in typical demolition derbies.

Published on August 13, 2010

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Healthy Laptad can help KU

Jake Laptad is coming back from an injury suffered against Nebraska last season. The defense would benefit from his good health as Laptad was the team leader in sacks and tackles for a loss.

Published on August 13, 2010

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6Sports Challenge: Rocked by paper, scissors

Andrew Baker took on the most skilled opponents yet in a 6Sports Challenge, students at South Junior High School. Baker was quickly knocked out of the Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament despite a generous handicap.

Published on August 13, 2010

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Rubber ducks take over Chicago river

About 33,000 rubber ducks were dumped into the river in Chicago in support of the Special Olympics. The fundraiser allowed participants to buy single ducks or a "quack pack" of six.

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Severe weather update for August 13, 2010

The National Weather Service has issued a second severe thunderstorm warning for Friday. The storm is capable of producing damaging winds and dangerous lightning.

Published on August 13, 2010

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6 Weather Evening Forecast for Aug. 13, 2010

A cold front is slated to move through the region for the evening bringing with it a chance of t-storms with the capability of producing destructive wind and 1 inch hail.

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Crews work to repair water main break

Tonganoxie Public Works employees work to repair a water main break in the northeast part of town on Friday.

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Crews battle electrical fire on Mass St.

Firefighters worked in triple-digit heat Friday to contain an electrical fire in the Mass St. building that formerly housed Arensberg Shoes.

Published on August 13, 2010

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Aug. 13, 2010

Expect another scorcher for Northeast Kansas with highs soaring into the lower triple-digits. Excessive heat warnings will continue today for the entire area.

Published on August 13, 2010

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Commuter forecast for August 13, 2010

It's going to be hot and muggy once again today, at least until showers and storms make their way into the area this afternoon. Apart from some wet roads later in the day there shouldn't be any major traffic delays to slow you down.

Published on August 13, 2010