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Videos for March 8, 2010

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Overnight weather for March 8, 2010

The rain will continue into the evening and there may even be some thunder during the nighttime hours. Temperatures aren't expected to drop much below 50.

Published on March 8, 2010

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Iowa Street project possible

A $5 million project to repair Iowa Street will be presented to the city commission on Tuesday. The project would look to complete some major repairs on the weather-blasted road.

Published on March 8, 2010

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Business owners propose meter changes

Downtown business owners are petitioning to change some meter time limits. The changes would allow people to stay for shorter periods of time while running quick errands.

Published on March 8, 2010

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School board budget talks run late

The school board meeting was running longer than expected Monday night as members of the board and community worked to settle the current budget issues. Many community members attended the meeting to voice their opinions on the available options.

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State park visits, events increase

State parks in Kansas saw higher numbers of visitors and events last year. Officials have attributed some of the increase to more overnight lodgings in the parks.

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New radar enhances storm coverage

A new 6News radar will help enhance the coverage of weather as it enters the area. This week marks the beginning of severe weather awareness.

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Kidcast: Naomi Terkildsen

The kidcast weather segment for March 8, 2010.

Published on March 8, 2010

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Big dance experience a big deal

As the Jayhawks gear up for the NCAA tournament, the amount of experience the team has will be questioned. Apart from experience, the Jayhawks boast numbers very similar to those of the 2008 National Championship team.

Published on March 8, 2010

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Jayhawks earn Big 12 honors

Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich both earned places on the All Big 12 first team. The two team leaders helped guide the Jayhawks to a 15-1 conference record.

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6Sports Top Six

The best plays from the past week's area sports.

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Lessons from Lincoln: Consequences

We take a look at how the police force in Lincoln deals with the problem of underage drinking near a college campus.

Published on March 8, 2010

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Severe weather season descending once again

Eyes are turning to the skies with the start of this year's severe weather season, which hopefully will take after the 2009 season, which was relatively quiet in Douglas and Leavenworth counties.

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Gymnasium in fit shape once more

The gymnasium at Langston Hughes Elementary, where the 6News broadcast was being filmed, is no stranger to the damage severe weather can do — the microburst storm two years ago tore the roof off the building.

Published on March 8, 2010

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Radar technology offers increasingly accurate views

Improvements in the field of radar technology will allow the 6News weather team to follow three-dimensional views of storms come severe weather season, with interactive street-level mapping to show the storm's path.

Published on March 8, 2010

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Emergency Management staff continually preparing to protect public

Douglas County Emergency Management are the ones who run the tornado sirens, but that is only a small part of their efforts in keeping the public safe and informed.

Published on March 8, 2010

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for March 8, 2010

A steady rain will develop across our region this evening and continue through much of the night. Temperatures will slowly fall to the mid/upper 40s by morning. With ground already saturated from recent snow melt, rain could lead to some localized flooding.

Published on March 8, 2010

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Commuter Forecast for March 8, 2010

Scattered showers could make the area roads a bit slippery, but in general this afternoon should run smoothly.

Published on March 8, 2010

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for March 8, 2010

Skies will stay mostly cloudy through the day Monday with showers beginning by the afternoon. A slow-moving system will cut its way across the Central Plains bringing a threat for heavy rain Monday evening through early Tuesday morning.

Published on March 8, 2010

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Commuter forecast for March 8, 2010

There shouldn't be any major weather or traffic conditions slowing you down as you head out this morning. Be aware there may be some rain this afternoon that could make roads a little slick. Drive safely.

Published on March 8, 2010

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Heating a home with wood

Mike Garrett, 55, discusses cutting trees and using firewood to warm his home over the winter.

Published on March 8, 2010