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Videos for May 12, 2010

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Overnight weather for May 13, 2010

Severe weather is moving through the area tonight producing damaging winds and lightning. Heavy rains will accompany the storm system through the night.

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Plan in works for fairground upgrades

Plans for new amenities for the Douglas County fairgrounds are in the works. A new pavilion is included in the plans, which was presented to Douglas County commissioners Wednesday.

Published on May 12, 2010

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Lawrence cancer survivor giving back

Dianna Nelson, a Lawrence cancer survivor, serves on the planning committee for Relay For Life of Douglas County. Since battling cancer twice, she has devoted much of her time to helping others.

Published on May 12, 2010

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Crews respond to local house fire

Emergency crews responded to a house fire Wednesday in the 2000 block of Quail Creek Drive. No one was injured during the incident and a cause has not yet been determined.

Published on May 12, 2010

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Storm causes power outages, tornadoes

A storm system that moved through Kansas Wednesday caused more than 1,300 Westar Energy customers in Douglas County to lose power. The storm system also reportedly produced two tornadoes during the day.

Published on May 12, 2010

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Emergency Management prepares for storms

Douglas County's Emergency Management Center was busy preparing for severe weather Wednesday. The center used trained weather spotters and computers to track the weather as it moved into the area.

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Parkinson says budget a success

Gov. Mark Parkinson said Wednesday that the proposed state budget is a success. The new budget requires a raise in taxes to help balance it.

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Kansas Marathon raises record funds

The 2010 Kansas Marathon event raised $52,000 for the Health Care Access Clinic. The amount is the most ever raised and plans for next year's event are already in the works.

Published on May 12, 2010

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Local baseball duel postponed again

The weather simply hasn't cooperated the last few days for the baseball teams from Lawrence and Free State high schools. The newly scheduled games will begin on Thursday if the weather allows.

Published on May 12, 2010

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KU baseball gaining ground

The Jayhawks made up some ground in the Big 12 baseball standings after sweeping rival Missouri. Kansas has a chance to get as high as second in the conference by the end of the regular season.

Published on May 12, 2010

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Lawrence Invitational golf champ crowned

Shawnee Mission Northwest claimed the top spot in the 2010 Lawrence Invitational golf tournament held at Alvamar. LHS finished in 8th and FSHS in 13th.

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KU revives whirlwind tour

Kansas University has revived the Wheat State Whirlwind Tour. Faculty and staff members will visit 20 communities while on the tour.

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State returns record amount in unclaimed property

The state has returned a record amount of unclaimed property so far this year. Treasury staff members were in Lawrence Wednesday helping residents check if they had unclaimed property.

Published on May 12, 2010

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Man arrested after jumping in woman's car

A Lawrence man was arrested late Tuesday night after jumping into a car with a woman he didn't know. The man also grabbed the woman around the neck after he refused to get out of the vehicle.

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6 Weather Evening Forecast for May 12, 2010

Douglas County county is under a tornado watch until 10 PM this evening. Leavenworth & Wyandotte counties are under a tornado watch until 12 AM. Expect thunderstorms to develop this afternoon and evening that are capable of producing large hail, strong wind and isolated tornadoes.

Published on May 12, 2010

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for May 12, 2010

Douglas County is under a tornado watch until 10 PM this evening. Expect thunderstorms to develop this afternoon and evening that are capable of producing large hail, strong wind and isolated tornadoes.

Published on May 12, 2010

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Commuter Forecast for May 12, 2010

Severe weather is possible in the area, so drivers should exercise caution when heading out this afternoon.

Published on May 12, 2010

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for May 12, 2010

Look for warmer temperatures and extra humidity to pick up for the afternoon with a high of 77 degrees. Strong thunderstorms will develop for the late afternoon and evening and will likely move out near midnight.

Published on May 12, 2010

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Commuter forecast for May 12, 2010

It's going to be a wet Wednesday morning as showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue. There's a chance of severe thunderstorms later today as well.

Published on May 12, 2010

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Lawrence girl celebrates QuinceaƱera

Alia Eryn Zilliox follows in her mother's footsteps with a coming-of-age ceremony at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Published on May 12, 2010