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July 19th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up


One more pretty quiet night in Douglas County. Overnight the National Weather Service extended the Excessive Heat Warning until 7 p.m. Saturday.

Lawrence Police were involved in a very short foot pursuit. It was unclear what the subject was wanted for but he did attempt to run. From the time an Officer called out on the radio that he was in a foot chase with a subject, it only took about 20 seconds before that same Officer was on the radio again saying that he had the subject in custody.

LPD also responded on a few noise complaints, minor disturbances and made numerous car stops.

Shortly after 5 a.m. KUPD reported seeing what they believed to have been a transformer explosion just off of campus. A housekeeper on campus also reported seeing the blue flash. The only outage that they could see, involved street lights in one of the parking lots on campus. Those lights were out for about 5 minutes before they turned on again. Westar Energy is not showing any outages in Douglas County this morning.

Again, the activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their website along with several easy to use maps that show approximate locations for Police activity.

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Scott Morgan 6 years, 9 months ago

standing in the backyard watching a shooting star, then blue flash, same here, another blue flash, I was in a room with strange looking creatures.

They made strange gestures then asked me where do I see myself in 5 years. They handed me a brochure on a time share and wished me a good day.

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