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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.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and Twitter for updates as the storms move across the county. 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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July 26th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Around 1:40 this morning, Police were called to the 2300 block of W 26th Street after a report of two males breaking windows of vehicles and stealing items from inside. Officers arrived about a minute after being dispatched. A few seconds later officers reported two males running through the parking lot. Both men were captured and taken into custody about two minutes later. It was not immediately clear how many vehicles were broken into and/or damaged in the incident.

The rest of the morning's activity mostly centered around the passing weather. More on this morning's weather can be found here from my earlier report for the Lawrence Journal-World.

One accident was reported this morning around 7:40 a.m., in the 200 block of N Iowa Street. Police arrived on scene of what was believed to be a non-injury accident, when asked if they would like Fire/Medical to respond, one of the involved requested a medic unit. Medics responded to the scene around 7:50 a.m., no serious injuries were reported.

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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Nearly 3,500 in Douglas County lose power overnight; service restored

6:30am - Electricity to the remaining 10 customers has been restored. Currently no outages reported in Douglas County.

5:15am - Westar Energy's website now shows only 10 customers without power.

5:07am - Westar Energy's latest update has dropped the number of customers without power to 1,835. Also added a rainfall total map from the National Weather Service. These are radar indicated totals, so they may not be exact. Map is accurate as of 5 a.m..

4:45am - Lawrence Fire has arrived on scene after a report of arcing power lines near the intersection of W 23rd and Ousdahl Road. Westar Energy arrived a short time later and the fire crew cleared from the scene. Outage numbers have dropped by one in the past hour. Now sitting at 3,457.

Kansas City Power & Light has also now updated their website to show one outage in south Douglas County, zip code 66006.

4:06am - This morning's storms are believed to be responsible for knocking out power to just under 3,500 Westar Energy customers this morning in Lawrence.

Earlier this morning, around 2 a.m., Westar was only showing one customer without power in eastern Lawrence. After 3:30 a.m., that number jumped to 95. As of 4 a.m., that number has jumped to 3,458. According to Westar Energy's website the majority of those outages are in central Lawrence.

The National Weather Service office in Topeka has not issued any watches or warnings for any of the passing storms. Everything is well below severe limits currently. Should something develop and there is a watch or warning issued, check back here for the latest.

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Screenshot of preliminary rainfall totals in the past 12 hours in Douglas County from the National Weather Service. These numbers are radar indicated and are approximate. As of 5 a.m., July 26, 2012.

Screenshot of preliminary rainfall totals in the past 12 hours in Douglas County from the National Weather Service. These numbers are radar indicated and are approximate. As of 5 a.m., July 26, 2012. by Mike Frizzell

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June 29th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly after 3:15 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to investigate "several auto burglaries." Officers arrived and reported spotting a possible suspect on foot in the area. Several more officers responded to the area and within an hour a juvenile male was running from those officers. That subject was quickly apprehended and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.

Officers responded on a total of seven burglaries this morning, four of those are believed to be related to the juvenile that officers arrested.

Police also responded on two criminal damage complaints and three disturbances.

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

The Extreme Heat Warning remains in effect until 8 p.m., Friday. More on this Warning can be found here from the National Weather Service office in Topeka.

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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June 27th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted right around 10 vehicle stops this morning, none of those resulted in any arrests. One of this morning's pedestrian checks lead to an arrest for an out of state warrant. That wanted person was booked into the Douglas County Jail to await extradition and is being held without bond.

Officers also investigated after spotting fireworks in the 400 block of N 4th Street.

LDCFM and LPD responded on two medical emergencies.

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

The National Weather Service Office in Topeka has issued an Extreme Heat Warning which will go into effect today at noon and will remain in place until 8 p.m., Friday. More on this Warning can be found here from the National Weather Service.

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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June 25th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted seven vehicle stops this morning, one resulting in an OUI related arrest.

Douglas County Deputies responded on at least two non-injury accidents, both were reported to be car versus deer accidents. Earlier this morning, Lawrence Police investigated a non-injury accident in the 500 block of Indiana at 3 a.m..

Officers also responded on at least three medical emergencies with Fire/Medical.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Heat Advisory for Douglas County already this morning. That advisory will go into effect at 1pm and will remain in place until 8pm. Heat Indices are expected to be between 103 and 107. More information on this advisory can be found here from the National Weather Service office in Topeka.

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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