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One killed, another critical in tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 70

Operation 100 News report.

Leavenworth County first-responders are on the scene of a serious accident on westbound Interstate 70 this morning.

Firefighters and medics were dispatched to the eastern toll plaza, near milepost 217, for an injury accident involving a tractor-trailer at 3:04 a.m..

Kansas Turnpike Troopers arrived to report one person had been ejected from the truck and was unconscious. A second injured person was still inside the cab of the truck.

Medics reported one person deceased at the scene and another with critical injuries.

A LifeStar helicopter landed in the eastbound lanes of the Interstate, temporarily blocking several lanes through the toll plaza for a short time. Those lanes reopened around 4 a.m..

A LifeStar helicopter has landed in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70, near the eastern toll plaza following a fatal accident.

A LifeStar helicopter has landed in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70, near the eastern toll plaza following a fatal accident. by Mike Frizzell

The Kansas Turnpike Authority says all westbound lanes of I-70 are closed due to the accident.

Troopers have requested a Highway Patrol helicopter respond to the scene after sunrise to photograph the accident scene from above.

Additional updates as they become available.

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Driver of stolen vehicle leads police on 25-mile pursuit

Operation 100 News report

A Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper attempted to stop a vehicle in north Lawrence early Sunday. The driver of that vehicle didn't stop and ended up leading police on a 25-mile pursuit through parts of three counties.

Around 12:20 a.m. a Trooper reported spotting a vehicle that had been reported stolen from an address in Lawrence, and attempted to stop the vehicle, near Interstate 70 and North Third Street. The driver sped up and the chase was on. A nearby Lawrence officer joined the pursuit as they turned eastbound on U.S. 24.

Speeds reached 70 miles per hour as they passed Lawrence Municipal Airport and then turned eastbound on Kansas Highway 32, crossing into Leavenworth County.

The Trooper reported speeds of 80 miles per hour as they approached Linwood city limits.

As the chase crossed into Wyandotte County and the city of Bonner Springs, officers with the Bonner Springs Police Department were able to hit three of the suspect vehicle's tires with spike strips.

Speeds dropped to the 55 miles per hour speed limit as the chase continued through the eastside of Bonner Springs, still on K-32.

The chase came to an end about a mile inside Edwardsville city limits, at mile marker 22, just before 12:50 a.m.. The Lawrence officer and the Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper were then able to take the driver into custody without further resistance.

Google Earth map showing the distance covered by the pursuit.

Google Earth map showing the distance covered by the pursuit. by Mike Frizzell

Lawrence Police confirmed that the vehicle was stolen. The Trooper learned that the driver has a felony warrant for his arrest out of Leavenworth County and does not have a valid driver's license.

After about 10 minutes in custody, the suspect requested an ambulance, because he wasn't feeling well. An ambulance from the Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department responded, but did not transport the man to the hospital. The Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper transported the man back to Lawrence and Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says no officer were injured and no police vehicles were damaged during the pursuit.

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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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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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

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

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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Interstate 70 reopens to one lane in each direction following tractor trailer accident and fire.

Updated Lawrence Journal-World report

6 a.m. Update: KDOT reports that one lane in eastbound and one lane westbound are now open again. Traffic continues to move slowly through the scene.

Original Report: If you are planning on commuting to work by way of the Kansas Turnpike early this morning, you are going to have to reconsider your route. As of 5 a.m., all eastbound and westbound traffic is being forced to exit the turnpike due to as serious injury accident about a mile east of the East Lawrence Interchange.

Douglas County firefighters from the Lawrence Department, Wakarusa Township fire responded, along with Reno Township Fire of Leavenworth County to the scene of an accident involving a tractor trailer near mile marker 205. The accident was dispatched around 4:20 this morning after dispatchers received numerous calls regarding a tractor trailer crash and fire in the median.

Douglas County Deputies were first to arrive on the scene and were able to report that the driver was out of the truck and reporting that the tank trailer is empty. Lawrence firefighters arrived on the scene to report that the tractor trailer had rolled to its side and sustained "major damage."

The driver of the truck has been transported by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Incident command reports there is "significant debris" across the highway and a "diesel fuel leak." A Kansas Turnpike Authority representative has been requested to respond to the scene. It is unclear how long the roadway will remain blocked.

More on this accident can be found from Operation 100 News on Twitter or check back to this report as it will be updated as new details become available.

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

A pretty quiet Monday morning in Douglas County.

Police responded on two reports of suspicious activity, and were called to investigate the same noise complaint twice.

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

An update to Sunday morning's single vehicle accident in western Leavenworth County can be found here from Operation 100 News.

Also, for the readers of this blog and followers of Operation 100 News on Twitter, I will be taking some time off this week. I will be back to my normal hours at 12:00 a.m. Friday. During this downtime there will be no updates to stories on my website or through Twitter.

Some of 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 (link above), where the has been 80 tweets since midnight.

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.

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 2nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were kept busy this morning responding on reports of explosions and gunshots. The first report was at 3 a.m., with a caller in the 1100 block of Mississippi Street reporting what she believed to have been a single gunshot in the area of Memorial Stadium. LPD and KUPD both checked the area, and did not report locating anything suspicious in the area. The KUPD officer believed that the sound was a "metal lid being slammed" somewhere nearby.

At 3:02 Lawrence officers were called to an address in the 1100 block of West Hills Terrace for an intoxicated subject who had helped himself into an address. A male resident at the address "escorted" the intoxicated man outside. The man then tried a different door and Police were called. Police arrived and eventually sent the man on his way with a trespassing warning.

At 3:56 Police were called to check on a report of fireworks in the area of W. 19th Street and Stewart Avenue.

Police responded on multiple reports of an explosion heard in the area of 2300 W 26th Street at 4:06 a.m.. Fire Medical crews were dispatched to the area on a possible structure fire at the same time. Police determined that a "homemade explosive device was detonated" in the parking lot. There were no reports of any damage to vehicles or structures in the area.

Officers were called back to the area of the 2000 block of Stewart Avenue at 4:12 and another report of the same thing in the 800 block of Missouri Street at 4:19.

At 4:45 a.m., Police were called to investigate a trespassing complaint in the 1800 block of Haskell Avenue. One person was arrested and now faces a Criminal Trespass charge.

No injuries were reported in any of this morning's activity in Lawrence.

Authorities in Leavenworth County are investigating a head-on collision this morning on U.S. Highway 24-40, south of Tonganoxie. More on this accident can be found here from Operation 100 News.

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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July 17th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Most of this morning was fairly quiet in Lawrence. Officers responded on a fireworks complaint in the 900 block of Rhode Island Street at 2:15 a.m.. Police also received information on a drug complaint and responded on one disturbance reported to involve weapons. No arrests or serious injuries were reported.

Just outside of Douglas County, Tonganoxie firefighters battled a fully involved residential fire just after 5:30 a.m.. Police reported the rear of the home was fully involved with fire. Firefighters from Tonganoxie and several surrounding Township Fire Departments were able to report the fire to be under control as of about 6:15 a.m.. Both residents of the home escaped without injury. More on this fire can be found here from Operation 100 News or from our partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

Back in Douglas County, Lawrence Fire/Medical are currently (as of 8:10 a.m.) on scene at McCollum Laboratories, 2095 Constant Avenue, on what began as a fire alarm. One fire crew responded and reported light smoke inside the one-story building. A full alarm assignment was added to the call shortly before 8 a.m.. Crews inside the building believe the smoke to be coming from a HVAC related issue. There has not been any confirmation of a working fire at this time. A Haz-Mat crew is also standing by at the scene as a precaution. KUPD has blocked several streets in the area, which are blocked by LDCFM vehicles and apparatus. It did not sound like anyone was inside the building at the time of the initial fire alarm.

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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July 17th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Most of this morning was fairly quiet in Lawrence. Officers responded on a fireworks complaint in the 900 block of Rhode Island Street at 2:15 a.m.. Police also received information on a drug complaint and responded on one disturbance reported to involve weapons. No arrests or serious injuries were reported.

Just outside of Douglas County, Tonganoxie firefighters battled a fully involved residential fire just after 5:30 a.m.. Police reported the rear of the home was fully involved with fire. Firefighters from Tonganoxie and several surrounding Township Fire Departments were able to report the fire to be under control as of about 6:15 a.m.. Both residents of the home escaped without injury. More on this fire can be found here from Operation 100 News or from our partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

Back in Douglas County, Lawrence Fire/Medical are currently (as of 8:10 a.m.) on scene at McCollum Laboratories, 2095 Constant Avenue, on what began as a fire alarm. One fire crew responded and reported light smoke inside the one-story building. A full alarm assignment was added to the call shortly before 8 a.m.. Crews inside the building believe the smoke to be coming from a HVAC related issue. There has not been any confirmation of a working fire at this time. A Haz-Mat crew is also standing by at the scene as a precaution. KUPD has blocked several streets in the area, which are blocked by LDCFM vehicles and apparatus. It did not sound like anyone was inside the building at the time of the initial fire alarm.

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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