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Power restored to more than 1700 Westar customers this morning

Updated: 4:04 a.m.

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According to Westar Energy's website, power has been restored to more than 1700 Douglas County customers who were without service for a time early Monday.

Around midnight, the website showed just under 500 outages. By 12:40 a.m. that number had jumped to more than 1700. The bulk of the outages were in North Lawrence.

Power was fully restored to all Douglas County customers before 4 a.m..

There was no word on what caused the outages.

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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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.

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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Still more than 500 without power in south central Lawrence

5 a.m. update - Westar Energy now shows approximately 542 customers without power.

4 a.m. update -Lawrence Police report that the vehicle was abandoned when they arrived. The driver is possibly injured from the collision with the utility pole.

Westar is still working to restore the rest of the outages.

3 a.m. report - Westar Energy is reporting approximately 3,140 customers in Douglas County are without power currently.

Lawrence Fire was called to investigate a power outage around 2:45 Friday morning. That crew found a large area of Lawrence was without power.

Emergency Dispatchers contacted Westar Energy who reported that they were aware of the issue and had a technician responding to troubleshoot the problem.

Westar Energy map of reported outages in Lawrence. Current as of 2:58 Friday morning.

Westar Energy map of reported outages in Lawrence. Current as of 2:58 Friday morning. by Mike Frizzell

Firefighters report the outage to be primarily from at least Naismith Drive, west to Iowa Street and between 20th and 31st Streets.

At 3 a.m., Lawrence Fire was dispatched to assist police on the scene of a car versus utility pole accident in the 1300 block of W. 24th Street, just across from the Campus Court apartments. Police report that there is a power line down across 24th Street. No injuries have been reported at that scene.

There was no word on when the outage will be repaired.

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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December 20th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Just before midnight Lawrence Fire Medical crews were called to the area of W. 24th Terrace and Crestline on a reported structure fire. Dispatchers received one call from a cell phone that reported "the building is on fire." The person placing the call disconnected without giving any other information. Fire Medical crews and Lawrence Police checked numerous apartment buildings in the area and were not able to locate any signs of fire. The original caller did not answer the phone when dispatchers or police attempted to call them back.

Around 2 a.m., there started to be reports of vehicles sliding off of area roadways. None of these accidents in Douglas County were reported to involve any serious injuries.

Power outages began to add up starting around 3:30 a.m., with around 40 outages. That number doubled within 45 minutes to 80 outages in the county. Outage numbers stayed pretty consistent until shortly after 5 a.m., when those numbers jumped to over 2,800 outages. Most of those appeared to be from around 6th and Massachusetts Street, west to Iowa Street.

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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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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Service restored following morning power outage

At 3:49, Lawrence Police were called to investigate a non-injury accident involving a vehicle crashed into a utility pole at the intersection of 23rd Street and Massachusetts Street.

As of 5:30, Westar's website showed 1,270 customers were without power. Original outage number at 4:30 was 1,265.

Outage numbers dropped to 13 at 5:45 a.m. and showed to be fully restored at 6:05.

Police responded on at least two burglary alarms in the area, believed related to the outage.

Officer also investigated what was reported as an aggravated burglary in the 2200 block of Harper Street. A resident believes someone possibly entered the residence through a backdoor, then turned around and exited. Police are investigating whether or not the resident actually saw someone or if this could also be related to the power outage.

Stay with Operation 100 News (@Operation100 on Twitter) and the Lawrence Journal-World for more information as it becomes available.

Westar Energy outage map as of 4:30 a.m., November 7, 2012.

Westar Energy outage map as of 4:30 a.m., November 7, 2012. by Mike Frizzell

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October 13th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence responded on nine disturbances this morning. None of which were said to involve the use of any weapons. No serious injuries were reported.

Medics responded on numerous medical emergencies across town throughout the morning.

Westar Energy crews were kept busy following this morning's storm. At 1:40, Westar's website was showing 178 customers without electricity. Most of those were on the northwest side of Lawrence, with a few scattered outages to the southwest of Lawrence around Clinton lake and Lone Star Park. Outage numbers held fairly steady at 178 until around 4 a.m. when the number jumped up to 185. Service was fully restored to all customers just before 5:30.

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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