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Overnight weather for August 18, 2010
Tonight will be 62 and we might see some showers, then tomorrow the high is only 87.
Published on August 17, 2010
Tortoise travels across highway, blocks until found weeks later
Arzula the tortoise from Tonganoxie was found 2 1/2 blocks away from his home after escaping through a broken fence.
Ice researchers from KU get funding for next five years
The CReSIS research center received a $17.9 million grant to help fund its climate research.
Lawrence to lobby for 2014 Special Olympics
The city will know by the end of this year if it gets to host the games.
Grant would allow four vehicles to be added to city's fleet
If the application is accepted, the grant would pay for two electric trash trucks and two electric cars to be added to the city's fleet.
City tightens regulations on portable toilets during football season
Toilets can no longer sit around all season and now must be taken away by Monday after the game, unless games are on back-to-back weekends.
Lawrence man attempts to plead guilty to sexually assaulting two girls
The judge did not accept his plea. The man is accused of raping a 9-year-old and 10-year-old girl multiple times.
Program implemented to help soldiers adjust when returning from overseas
The new USO at Ft. Riley will have the program, which is aimed to help soldiers and give them someone to talk to.
Kansas University drops in rankings
KU has dropped to 47th in the U.S. News and World Report's rankings.
Police accepting applications for 19th Citizens' Academy
The academy teaches area residents more about how the department works.
Douglas County farm to celebrate 150th birthday
The farm, owned by the Metsker family, is run by fifth- and sixth-generation farmers, and they're looking into sustainable methods.
Depth chart released for KU football season
Many positions have been set, but who's going to start as quarterback is still up in the air.
Patterson moving back to offense
Daymond Patterson came to KU after making a name for himself on offense in Texas. Mangino moved him to defense, and now Gill is taking back where he's most comfortable.
6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Aug. 17, 2010
We will clear out and warm up for Wednesday as highs rebound into the upper 80s. The area is on track for the 90s by Thursday, with our next rain chance arriving late Thursday and early Friday.
Commuter Forecast for Aug. 17, 2010
There's typical delays around the area today, plus some showers scattered about to keep in mind.
6 Weather Morning Forecast for Aug. 17, 2010
A storm system will slide across the Sunflower State today, and will be a focus for showers and thunderstorms. Heavy rain will be possible throughout the day.
Commuter forecast for August 17, 2010
Cloudy skies and off-and-on rain should keep the day cool with temperatures not getting much above 70 degrees. The wet conditions could make for some slick roads so drive safely.