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Kansas City man arrested following early morning shooting near Mass Street

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A Kansas City, Kansas man has been arrested following an early morning shooting in Lawrence.

Police were called to investigate a disturbance outside of Brother's Bar & Grill, 1105 Massachusetts Street, around 1:45 a.m..

At least one 9-1-1 caller reported subjects arguing and an off-duty officer reported gunfire in the same area.

Officers located a man with a single gunshot wound to the leg in the parking lot of the Lawrence Community Building, 115 W. 11th Street, just behind Brother's Bar & Grill.

Police say the victim's injuries are non-life-threatening.

Police have detained three possible suspects in a vehicle that was followed from the scene by the off-duty officer. That vehicle was stopped by police in the area of E. 13th & Haskell Avenue. Initial reports indicate that a firearm was recovered inside that vehicle.

There were numerous witnesses to the disturbance and police are currently interviewing anyone that may have seen anything.

At least one vehicle was also damaged by gunfire.

At 5:55 a.m., Lawrence Police booked a 21-year-old Kansas City, Kansas man into the Douglas County Jail. He faces two counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of misdemeanor criminal damage to property. He is currently being held without bond.

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Two injured in high speed crash through a Mass Street storefront

Updated: 11:48 p.m.

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Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews responded on a serious car accident in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street early Saturday morning.

Crews were called about 3:10 a.m. on reports of a vehicle crashed through a storefront near 1029 Massachusetts Street, Pyramid Pizza.

Police arrived quickly and immediately reported injuries at 1025 Massachusetts Street, Strong's Antiques. Fire units arrived to confirm that one person was pinned in the vehicle and would need to be extricated. A second person was ejected from the vehicle.

Both people have serious injuries, including long bone (arms/legs) fractures.

A LifeStar helicopter picked up the driver of the vehicle at the Liberty Memorial Central Middle School landing zone. This person was only described as a 37-year-old male. He was reportedly thrown from the vehicle in the crash and suffered a possible head injury.

The second injured person, said to be a 22-year-old female, was transported by ground after being extricated from the vehicle. Medics reported that she was "extremely combative."

Both injured people were transported to the University of Kansas hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

Police believe the accident was a "high speed crash." There were no reports of anyone inside the lower level of the building when the crash occurred.

Gary Strong, owner of Strong's Antiques, tells my news partners at the Lawrence Journal-World that the vehicle was traveling north on Massachusetts Street at high speeds when it struck a concrete planter in front of his store.

Strong says the crash damaged his storefront along with glassware and antiques inside. The car's motor flew through the building in the crash and landed on a Steinway piano inside.

The residents of 1025.5 Massachusetts Street reported a smoke odor inside their apartment following the accident. Firefighters responded to that upstairs apartment and were able to determine that there was no fire. The residents were kept out of the building as a precaution, until the structural integrity of the building could be confirmed.

Police report damaged windows and railings at neighboring businesses and significant damage to a concrete planter.

Due to the large response from Lawrence Fire Medical crews, some off-duty personnel were called in to staff reserve units and handle other calls throughout the city. Lawrence Police held over their late swing shift officers to help with the accident and handling other calls for service. Those officers were allowed to go off-duty around 4:30 a.m..

Check back with this report for updates as they become available.

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Power restored after more than two hour outage in eastern Lawrence

Power was restored to all customers around 6 a.m. Sunday.

Around 4 a.m., Westar Energy was showing just over 900 customers without electricity this morning in Lawrence.

The outage came about twenty minutes after a Lawrence police officer reported hearing a small explosion and seeing something on fire in the area of the former Farmland Industries fertilizer plant, located along Kansas Highway 10. Firefighters responded to the area and did not locate anything in the area.

It is unclear if the reported fire is related to the outage or not.

Police reported a large area of the city's east side is without power.

Westar's website says that the outages should be restored by 7:30 a.m..

Westar Energy outage map as of 4 a.m..

Westar Energy outage map as of 4 a.m.. by Mike Frizzell

Check back with this blog post for updates as they become available.

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Woman suffers smoke inhalation during two-alarm fire

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Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were called to an apartment building fire in the 200 block of Pinecone Drive early Saturday.

The fire was reported just before 2:20 a.m. at 269 Pinecone Drive. A resident reported black smoke coming from the second story of the building, but did not know what was on fire. The residents of the address reported that everyone had made it out safely. Two dogs were said to still be inside.

Lawrence Police arrived on the scene and quickly confirmed that there was black smoke coming from the building.

A responding Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical division chief upgraded the incident to a second alarm response for additional manpower.

Two alarm structure fire in Lawrence.

Two alarm structure fire in Lawrence. by Mike Frizzell

Firefighters arrived to find black smoke pushing from the second floor windows of the two story apartment building and began to make their attack.

Crews had the fire knocked down in just under 10 minutes and reported the fire to be under control about five minutes later.

Medics transported a 44-year-old female resident suffering from smoke inhalation, to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment. No other injuries have been reported.

Firefighters located and removed one dog from the building and requested a representative from the Lawrence Humane Society be contacted.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Update: Saturday morning accident killed one, injured another on the turnpike

Updated Tuesday - Missouri woman killed in Kansas Turnpike accident identified

Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 6:42 a.m.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating following an early morning accident that took the life of one person and injured several others in Leavenworth County.

The accident was reported shortly before 2:10 Saturday morning in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near mile marker 221.3.

Turnpike Troopers arrived to find a three vehicle accident with one vehicle being heavily damaged. A passenger in that car was found unconscious and pinned inside.

Leavenworth County fire personnel performed CPR on the person following a brief extrication. That person was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

A second person, said to be the driver of the heavily damaged vehicle, was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Her injuries were said to be serious but not immediately life threatening.

Troopers have not released any other information at this time.

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22-year-old injured in Lawrence motorcycle crash, transported by helicopter

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Updated: 3:11 a.m..

Lawrence Police are investigating after a motorcycle crashed near the intersection of Sunnyside Avenue and Edgehill Road. The accident was reported around 2:05 a.m. Saturday.

Fire Medical crews arrived at the scene to find one motorcycle down and no other vehicles involved. The rider was said to have serious injuries.

A LifeStar air-ambulance landed in the west parking lot of Lawrence High School.

Report continued below map.

Google Earth image of the scene and the helicopter landing zone at Lawrence High School.

Google Earth image of the scene and the helicopter landing zone at Lawrence High School. by Mike Frizzell

Authorities say the 22-year-old man was walking around when medics arrived on the scene. He was not wearing a helmet and bystanders reported that he was unconscious for a short time after the motorcycle went down. Alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor in the accident.

The LifeStar helicopter transported the man to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

No other details were immediately available.

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One person shot in Lawrence early Sunday

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Lawrence Journal-World follow up reports:

Lawrence man charged with attempted murder in connection with Sunday morning shooting

Police investigating Sunday morning shooting as Lawrence man remains in hospital

Neighbors speak out about Sunday morning shooting

Last updated: 9:05 a.m. Sunday

Lawrence Police are investigating after one person was shot early this morning.

The incident was reported around 1:25 Sunday morning in the 2300 block of Murphy Drive, just southeast of 23rd and Iowa in central Lawrence.

Initial reports indicated that the shooter called police to report that he had just shot a subject that was attempting to break into his vehicle.

Dispatchers say they received numerous 911 calls reporting gunshots heard in the area. Lawrence Police Department's call log show 18 units were assigned to the call.

The shooting victim, only described as a 20-year-old man, ran from the scene and was located by police in the 2300 block of Ridge Court.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews report the shooting victim's injuries to be serious and not immediately life-threatening. He reportedly has wounds on his right side, including his shoulder and arm. Medics transported the man to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Witnesses tell Operation 100 News that they heard three shotgun blasts, which were fired from a second floor apartment. The shotgun is said to have been firing birdshot shells.

Google Earth map of the shooting scene and the location where the victim was found.

Google Earth map of the shooting scene and the location where the victim was found. by Mike Frizzell

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch canceled for Douglas County area

5:20 a.m. The National Weather Service has canceled the severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Osage, Shawnee, Wabunsee and Wyandotte counties. This clears the watch for the Lawrence, Kansas City, Ottawa and Topeka areas.

Original Operation 100 News report, 2:40 a.m. The National Weather Service offices in Topeka and Kansas City/Pleasant Hill have issued severe thunderstorm watch #481. The watch is in effect from 2:20 a.m. until 9 a.m. today.

19 counties in east central and northeast Kansas are impacted by this watch. This includes Douglas and all surrounding counties, along with the entire Kansas City metro area.

The National Weather Service says the main threat with the approaching storms will likely be wind gusts to near 60 miles per hour with the possibility of small hail.

Tweet @LJWorld with your weather conditions as the storm rolls in to your area. Be sure to include your approximate location.

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Fully engulfed house fire in rural Douglas County

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At 4:06 a.m. Palmyra Township fire was dispatched to respond on house fire at 358 E. 2073 Road. The address is about three miles northeast of Baldwin City.

Initial reports indicate that the resident returned home to find his residence on fire and called 911.

A Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter advised dispatchers that the structure was fully engulfed, just one minute after firefighters were dispatched. The highway patrol's helicopter had been in Johnson County assisting in the search for a man who ran from a stolen vehicle on Interstate 35 near the Gardner-Edgerton area.

The helicopter pilot told dispatchers that his earlier area search was about nine miles to the east and they could see the 'glow' starting around 4 a.m.. When the helicopter was available from their search, they went to investigate the glow and learned that the fire had already been reported to Douglas County authorities.

Fully engulfed house fire about three miles northeast of Baldwin City in rural Douglas County.

Fully engulfed house fire about three miles northeast of Baldwin City in rural Douglas County. by Mike Frizzell

Fire crews arrived within five minutes to confirm that the home was fully engulfed and crews would be using a defensive attack to keep it from spreading.

Palmyra Township fire requested a county-wide tender (water tanker) response and assistance from several township fire departments, Baldwin City fire and Wellsville Fire from Franklin County.

No injuries have been reported.

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Heavy fire from Lawrence structure, two injuries reported

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3:30 a.m. Update: Medics have treated three people at the scene. The first was a resident of the address with unknown injuries, unconfirmed report of smoke inhalation. That resident was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by another resident after refusing transport by ambulance. Two firefighters were also treated at the scene for heat exhaustion. Both are said to have returned to work after cooling off and re-hydrating.

Firefighters have also started using an aerial water stream to extinguish fire through holes cut in the roof. Parts of the structure are said to be heavily damaged and unstable.

2:17 a.m. Update: An additional fire apparatus and another medic unit have been added to the call. One firefighter is being checked out by Medics at the scene for an unknown injury.

1:59 a.m. Update: Medics reported making contact with a resident nearby who was requesting evaluation. That person refused to be transported by ambulance from the scene and is said to be transported to LMH by another resident.

Firefighters report the bulk of the fire has been knocked down, heavy smoke remains throughout the structure. A primary search for occupants inside the structure has been completed with no one found. Crews are working to complete a secondary search at this time.

1:52 a.m. Report: Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were called to 1321 Tennessee Street around 1:30 Wednesday morning on reports of a mattress burning on the front porch.

Police arrived within two minutes and reported the front porch to be "fully engulfed".

Firefighters arrived about a minute after Police and confirmed "heavy fire showing from the two story, multi-family structure." Those crews found the fire had also spread to both interior levels.

As of 1:45 a.m., crews had knocked down a large portion of the exterior fire and have started to attack the fire inside the structure.

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