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Fuel spill in Jefferson County

Emergency crews from at least two counties responded on a diesel fuel spill late Friday night. The scene is the BP station, located at 101 E. Lake Street. The station is on the southeast corner of Lake and Union Streets in the heart of McLouth.

Outside of McLouth, Lake Street is known as Kansas Highway 16.

A diesel tanker was reportedly resupplying the gas station's diesel tank when 1,200 to 1,300 gallons of diesel spilled onto the ground. Crews reported that some of the fuel had ran downhill and into storm drains. The spill was also reported to have "covered" at least one neighbor's backyard.

A caller to the Lawrence Journal-World said that "homes all around the area were being evacuated."

Emergency crews on the scene include; McLouth Police & Fire Department, Oskaloosa Fire Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Fire Districts 8 & 9, and Leavenworth County Emergency Management. An earlier report from the Lawrence Journal-World says that Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical was also involved on the call. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management has also been notified of the spill.

These crews are also being assisted by a private contractor, Haz-Mat Response Inc., of Olathe, Kansas.

An employee with Haz-Mat Response, Olathe, places a hose to suck up diesel fuel in a ditch Saturday near 106 E. Pearl St. in McLouth. A diesel tanker was resupplying a BP gas station's diesel tank Friday night at 101 E. Lake St., also known as Kansas Highway 16, when over a thousand gallons of diesel spilled onto the ground and into a nearby neighborhood. Residents of two homes on E. Pearl Street voluntarily evacuated their home because of the smell.

An employee with Haz-Mat Response, Olathe, places a hose to suck up diesel fuel in a ditch Saturday near 106 E. Pearl St. in McLouth. A diesel tanker was resupplying a BP gas station's diesel tank Friday night at 101 E. Lake St., also known as Kansas Highway 16, when over a thousand gallons of diesel spilled onto the ground and into a nearby neighborhood. Residents of two homes on E. Pearl Street voluntarily evacuated their home because of the smell. by Mike Yoder

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The activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.

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December 27th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

At 12:19 a.m., Lawrence Police and Fire were called to the area of W. 26th Street and Redbud Lane after a 911 caller reported a trash can or dumpster on fire near an apartment building. The caller didn't seem to be exactly sure of their location or exactly what was on fire. They were able to tell dispatchers that either a trash can or dumpster was on fire "below" a laundry room. Several police officers and one fire unit descended on the area to look for any signs of fire in the area. The caller gave an address of 1821 W. 26th Street, at that address officers located nothing. Further checking led officers to 2522 Redbud Lane where they reported finding a trash can that had been on fire, it was only smoldering upon their arrival. Firefighters confirmed that the fire was out and appeared to be contained to the one trash can. The police department's call log shows nine units were assigned to the fire call.

The caller on the Redbud Lane incident was said to have disconnected the call when officers began to arrive in the area. Dispatchers attempted to call the subject back but, the subject was not answering any incoming calls. Patrol units and Investigators remained at the scene and in the area until just after 3:30 a.m.. There were no reports of serious damage or injuries.

Just after 2 a.m., Eudora Police responded on a reported residential burglary in the 900 block of Ash Street. The resident reported hearing a rattling from a door, followed by a window being broken. Police did not broadcast any suspect or vehicle descriptions. No injuries were reported. No other details were immediately available.

Back in Lawrence, Police responded on three disturbances, two of which were said to be domestic related. Fire Medical crews responded on two medical emergencies.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.

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.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

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December 24th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Around 12:10 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to respond on two automatic fire alarms in an area from near 14th and Alumni Place, north to the 1200 block of Oread Avenue.

As firefighters were responding on those alarms, Lawrence Police were called to the 1500 block of Tennessee Street for a vehicle versus utility pole accident. Firefighters were also called to this scene after receiving a report that the vehicle was catching fire. Police reported that the vehicle was not on fire, only steam but, requested that firefighters continue to check the utility pole. Firefighters arrived to report one vehicle with heavy damage. The driver was not injured. Firefighters reported a fuse on the utility pole had tripped, likely causing the automatic fire alarms to trip in the area. Police arrested the driver, who now faces charges of OUI, No Insurance and Driving without a valid driver's license.

Westar Energy's website only showed one customer without electricity in the area. That service was restored about an hour later.

Just before 2:20 a.m., Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the 800 block of N 900 Road, south of Clinton Lake, after dispatchers received a report of eight or nine gunshots heard. The caller believed the shots came from the area to the west. Deputies did not report locating anything in that area.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.

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.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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December 22nd and 23rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Saturday, December 22, 2012:

Shortly after 1 a.m., Police were called to the 1200 block of Oread Avenue to receive information on the theft of a vehicle. The caller reported that the vehicle was left running unattended in front of a business when two unknown males drove away in the car. An officer checking the area found the vehicle abandoned in an alley near 14th and Ohio Streets. Police did not have a description of the alleged suspects and no other information was available.

At 1:35 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 2400 Alabama Street for a reported structure fire. Police arrived on scene just under three minutes later and reported that the fire appeared to be out. Fire Medical crews continued into the scene and confirmed that the fire had been extinguished. Officers did request a Report Number and established a small perimeter for a brief period. There was no information regarding what was on fire, where the fire was in the building or if it was suspicious in nature. No injuries were reported. This address is just under one-quarter of a mile from the area where there have been numerous suspicious fires in occupied apartment buildings. More on the previous fires and the investigation of them, can be found here from Lawrence Journal-World reporter Shaun Hittle.

Sunday, December 23, 2012:

At 1:22 a.m. Lawrence Police were called to the 2600 block of Belle Haven Drive on reports of what two callers believed to be gunshots in the area. Three officers checked that area and did not report locating or hearing anything suspicious.

About an hour later, at 2:19 a.m., Police were called to investigate a disturbance involving a man said to be armed with a crowbar at an address in the 1600 block of Lindenwood Lane. Police quickly reported that the scene was stable. No injuries or arrests were reported.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.

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.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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November 7th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were called to the intersection of 23rd Street and Massachusetts Street at 3:49 for a single vehicle accident. The vehicle reportedly struck a utility pole in the area. Police confirmed no one was injured and there was no need for Fire Medical crews to respond to the scene. Officers did report that there appeared to be a power outage in the area.

At 3:52 a.m., Police were called to an address in the 2200 block of Harper on a possible aggravated burglary. A caller reported that he believed someone had entered his home through a backdoor. The subject didn't stick around and left through the same door. The caller told Dispatchers that he, the resident, had armed himself with a knife and was in a bedroom with one of his two children. Four officers checked the area and did not report locating anyone in the area. It sounded as though Officers believe the resident heard the car accident and thought it was someone inside his home.

The power outage knocked power out for 1,270 customers at its peak, at 5:30 this morning. Service was restored to all customers shortly after 6 a.m.. A map of the outages and a few other details regarding the outage can be found here from a report filed this morning by Operation 100 News.

At 4:57 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 1018 W 24th Street on a report of a fire in the laundry room. Eight officers responded to the area of the call. The first arriving officer reported heavy smoke from the building, which was keeping him from being able to safely enter. Fire crews quickly located and extinguished a fire in the basement of the building. The area of the fire was secured with fire line tape until an investigator could arrive. There was no immediate word whether or not this fire was accidental or possibly another suspected arson. No injuries were reported.

In case you missed it from earlier this week, Lawrence Fire Medical is seeking information from the public regarding several suspicious fires in occupied apartment buildings. That report can be found here.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.

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.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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October 8th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 3:27, Lawrence Police were called to a sorority in the 1100 block of Indiana Street after one of the residents reported a man inside the building. Dispatchers reported that all of the residents had moved into the house mom's room and had locked the door. Officers arrived and reported locating an unsecured door on one side of the building. Police cleared all three floors of the building, while other Officers checked the surrounding area for anyone on foot. The search of the building did not locate anyone who was not supposed to be there. Officers checking the area reported checking on two pedestrians, neither was believed to have been related to the burglary. The suspect was only described as a white male. An officer at the scene was assigned to "process" the door that was found unsecured. No other details are currently available.

At 5:47, Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews were dispatched to 312 Bowstring Drive on a report of a fire alarm with visible smoke. Police arrived to report flames visible from one side of the second level. Firefighters located fire on the second floor of the two story home. The fire was quickly knocked down and while conducting searches of the residence, crews reported locating and rescuing two cats. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no injuries were reported. More information on this fire can be found here from Operation 100 News or here from the Lawrence Journal-World.

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.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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October 7th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly before 2:30, Douglas County Deputies and Fire Medical crews were dispatched to the 2000 block of E 1400 Road, about one half of a mile north of Midland Junction on a report of an accident. The caller was a passerby who only reported a vehicle off of the roadway into a culvert. Deputies arrived to find a vehicle with one occupant pinned inside. Medics arrived and requested a LifeStar helicopter respond to the scene. After about 30 minutes of work, the driver was extricated. Following the extrication the driver was said to have gone into cardiac arrest. The injured driver was transported by medics to Lawrence Memorial Hospital at 3:38, with the assistance of LifeStar's medics on board the ambulance. As of this report there are no updates available on the drivers status. The accident remains under investigation and no other details have been released. More on this story can be found here from Operation 100 News.

Firefighters responded on a dumpster fire in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane at 2:59. Police reported that the Fire Department was investigating the fire as an arson. No suspect information was available.

Lawrence Police responded on six disturbances and conducted three vehicle stops this morning between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m..

Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers recorded a DWI related arrest on westbound Interstate 70 near milepost 200.

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.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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