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Man found stabbed in a Lawrence park

Operation 100 News report.

Lawrence Police are investigating after a man was found stabbed at Centennial Park early Monday.

Officers were called to the park, located in the 600 block of Rockledge Road, around 1:30 a.m. on reports of a man injured from a fight.

Lawrence Medics reported the man had been stabbed multiple times and described his injuries as serious. He was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Witnesses were only able to provide a very vague description of the suspect and police are still working to determine where in the area the stabbing occurred. The victim was found on the west side of the park, near the rocket.

Radio traffic indicates the incident may have happened closer to 9th Street and Centennial Drive.

Check back with this page for updates as new information becomes available.

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

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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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Numerous accidents on Interstate 70 leave at least eight injured

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Lawrence Police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews responded on at least four different accidents on the Interstate 70 turnpike Sunday morning. The first accident was reported shortly after 3 a.m..

Three of the accidents were near the east Lawrence interchange while the fourth accident was closer to the west Lawrence interchange.

At least three ambulances responded to the area to check for injuries.

One vehicle crashed on its side, leaving two people with serious injuries on westbound Interstate 70 at milepost 205.8.

At least six people at various crash scenes were treated for minor injuries.

There were also accidents working on Johnson County highways. Several on Interstate 435 and Interstate 35, one on K-10 near De Soto.

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Troopers identify two men killed in K-10 crossover accident

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Updated: 9:19 p.m..

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after two people were killed in a head-on accident on Kansas Highway 10 in De Soto.

The accident was reported shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of K-10, east of Kill Creek Road.

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies arrived at the scene to report two vehicles with heavy damage.

Johnson County Med-Act reported two people dead at the scene.

Both eastbound lanes of the highway were closed, with traffic being diverted to Kill Creek Road. All lanes reopened to traffic at 6:15 a.m..

Troopers say, 45-year-old, Johnnie Royce Jackson of Kansas City, Missouri, was driving his 2007 Chevrolet Silverado westbound in the eastbound lanes of K-10 after crossing the grassy center median. The wrong way truck then crashed nearly head-on into an eastbound 2013 Toyota Avalon. The Toyota was being driven by, 20-year-old, Robert Anthony Zevenbergen of Kansas City, Kansas.

An accident report says Jackson was not wearing a seat-belt and was ejected from the truck. Zevenbergen was properly restrained and had to be extricated from his car.

Trooper Howard Dickinson says the crash was not survivable because of the force of two vehicles traveling at 70 mph and crashing into each other.

The Kansas Highway Patrol continues to investigate if alcohol played a role in the accident's cause.

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Domestic dispute turns violent, two stabbed in Lawrence apartment.

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Lawrence Police are investigating a domestic dispute that turned violent early Tuesday.

Police were called to an apartment in the 1400 block of Coventry Manor around 1:10 a.m. on reports of a stabbing.

Medics arrived to find a 22-year-old man with a serious stab wound to his lower back and a female with minor lacerations. The man has been transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Initial reports indicate that the female stabbed the male and then turned the knife on herself. She has been detained for questioning.

Lawrence Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. No other details were immediately available.

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Two people critically injured in separate Douglas County accidents early Sunday

Operation 100 News report.

Updated 3:07 a.m..

Douglas County Deputies are investigating two accidents this morning.

First accident

The first was reported shortly before 12:30 Sunday morning near the intersection of North 950 Road and East 850 Road, south of Clinton Lake.

Emergency crews arrived on the scene to report one vehicle, on its side and in the ditch. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle.

Medics reported the driver's injuries to be critical. A LifeStar Helicopter transported the injured driver to Stormont-Vail HealthCare center in Topeka.

Clarion Springs EMS, Clinton Township Fire, Wakarusa Township Fire and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical all assisted on the scene and the helicopter landing zone.

Google Earth map showing the locations of both accidents.

Google Earth map showing the locations of both accidents. by Mike Frizzell

Second accident

The second accident was initially reported as a possible grass fire just before 1:10 a.m.. It is unclear who reported the fire but, an arriving deputy found a vehicle down a steep embankment at the intersection of North 1550 Road and East 1625 Road in Wakarusa Township.

Medics reported the driver's injuries to be critical and requested a helicopter for transport. Dispatchers contacted LifeFlight Eagle and LifeNet, both were unavailable due to fog in the area east of Lawrence.

The injured driver, only identified as a 55-year-old man, was transported by a Lawrence Medic unit to the University of Kansas hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. His injuries are said to include a head laceration.

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One critical, two detained following early morning shooting

Operation 100 News report.

Updated: 4:30 a.m..

Lawrence Police are investigating after a person was shot in the 2400 block of Cedarwood Avenue early Saturday.

The shooting was reported just before 3:10 a.m.. Officers located a male, approximately 40-years-old, with one gunshot wound to the chest.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews report the victim's injuries to be critical. The man was rushed to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by medics. An air-ambulance was not available due to the weather.

A witness told police that a person ran from the building eastbound and then northbound towards 23rd Street. That person was only described as a male wearing a black jacket.

At least two people have been detained for questioning. One ran from an officer in the area of 27th Street and Redbud Lane. He was apprehended at 4:25 a.m..

Anyone with information is asked to call Lawrence Police at 785-830-7400 or the Douglas County CrimeStoppers at 785-843-TIPS (8477).

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Driver of stolen vehicle leads police on 25-mile pursuit

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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.

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Suspect arrested after man is found shot in Lawrence park

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Updated: 3:38 a.m..

Police are investigating after a man was found shot in a vehicle early Friday.

Lawrence Police were called to L.R. "Dad" Perry Park, 1200 Monterey Way, by the shooting victim just before 2:15 a.m.. Officers located the victim inside his vehicle in the north parking lot of the park, near the intersection of Harvard Road and Lakecrest Road.

Medics reported the victim's injuries to be critical and a LifeStar helicopter was dispatched to respond. Fire Medical personnel prepared a landing zone for the helicopter in the Hy-Vee parking lot, near W. 6th Street & Monterey Way.

A Life Star air ambulance standing by in the 6th Street Hy-Vee parking lot to transport the shooting victim.

Photo provided by Evan Elzea, @evanelzea on Twitter.

Used with permission.

A Life Star air ambulance standing by in the 6th Street Hy-Vee parking lot to transport the shooting victim. Photo provided by Evan Elzea, @evanelzea on Twitter. Used with permission. by Mike Frizzell

The victim was alert and able to tell police the name of the man who allegedly shot him. Officers were familiar with alleged suspect and a vehicle he is known to drive. That vehicle was located at the Kwik Shop near 23rd & Harper just before 3 a.m.. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

No other details were immediately available.

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Lawrence Police investigating fatal stabbing

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Lawrence Police are investigating after an unknown call for police led them to a stabbing victim.

A neighbor in the Northwinds Apartments, 1100 block of George Court, awoke to the sound of someone banging on the door and yelling for someone to call 911, around 3:10 a.m. Sunday.

Officers arrived to find a stabbing victim inside one of the apartments.

Lawrence Medics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

No other details were immediately available.

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Man stabbed in Lawrence neighborhood

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Lawrence Police are investigating after a man reported being stabbed Thursday morning.

Officers were called to an address in the 100 block of Florida Street just before 3:15 a.m. by a resident who reported an unknown man at her door and asking her to call for an ambulance.

Police arrived to report numerous people outside and one man with lacerations to his arm.

The victim was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by Fire Medical crews. His injuries were only described as serious.

Police have transported several witnesses to the Investigation and Training Center to be interviewed. One man has been detained as a possible suspect.

No other details were immediately available.

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Fire reported at Lawrence Energy Center

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Updated: 6:50 a.m..

Firefighters from several Douglas County township fire departments are on the scene of a reported building fire at the Westar power plant.

Crews were called to the plant shortly before 4 a.m. on reports of black smoke coming from a heavy equipment building on the property located at 1250 N. 1800 Road.

Arriving crews reported heavy black smoke coming from around the doors of the 60x60ft building.

It took crews about 40 minutes to begin attacking the fire. There were apparent issues with a establishing a solid water supply and the gauges on one fire truck were said to be frozen.

Around 5 a.m. crews were ordered to evacuate the building and begin a defensive attack from the exterior as fire had began burning through the roof.

Crews reported the fire to be under control at 6:48 a.m..

The Kansas state fire marshal has been called in to investigate what caused the fire.

No injuries were reported.

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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.

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One person hospitalized following reported stabbing in Lawrence

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Updated: Saturday 4:33 a.m..

Police are investigating after two people were found with lacerations in Eudora early Saturday.

Shortly before 3 a.m., Eudora Police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were dispatched to an address in the 1500 block of Savage Street, on a reported cutting.

Eudora Police reported that the incident allegedly occurred in Lawrence and the victims were then transported to the Eudora address.

A medic unit transported one person to a Kansas City area trauma center with serious injuries, said to include a laceration to the neck. Two medic units responded on the call, only one transported a victim from the scene.

Lawrence Police continue to investigate and at least one officer is at the hospital trying to get more information from the victim.

It remains unclear where, or when, the incident occurred.

No other details were immediately available.

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Man fatally stabbed in Lawrence on Christmas morning

Operation 100 News report

Updated: 1:32 p.m.

Lawrence Police are investigating after a man was fatally stabbed during a domestic disturbance at The Grove apartments early Christmas morning.

Officers and Medics were called to an apartment at 4301 W. 24th Place shortly after 3:30 a.m.. The apartment complex is just east of Inverness Drive on W. 24th Place.

Police found the male victim to have at least one stab wound to the left chest and a possible puncture wound to the back.

On first arrival, medics reported him to be in critical condition. The man went into cardiac arrest at 3:47 a.m. and was not able to be revived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police detained a woman at the scene and transported her to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning. That woman, 27-year-old, Marci Deshayna Cully was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail just before 9:30 a.m.. Cully is also a Lawrence resident but did not live at The Grove, according to county booking logs.

The victim's name has not been released.

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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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Man rushed to KC area hospital after reported stabbing

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Douglas County authorities are investigating after a man was stabbed late Thursday.

At 11:35 p.m., Eudora Police and Fire Medical crews were called to the Grandview Mobile Home Park, 510 E. 10th Street in Eudora. There officers located a man with a chest laceration. He claimed that an ex-girlfriend had cut him inside her Lawrence home and he drove himself to Eudora.

Lawrence Police were sent to the Brookwood Mobile Home Park, 1908 E. 19th Street, where they were able to contact the alleged suspect.

Medics reported the victim's injury to be critical and he was rushed to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. The victim has only been described as a, 44-year-old, man with a laceration to the left side of his chest.

Police continue to investigate the incident and have transported the alleged suspect to the Investigations and Training Center for questioning.

No other details were immediately available.

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

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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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Fire crews make quick work of late night apartment fire

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were called to 922 Kentucky Street shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a fire inside an apartment.

Police arrived on the scene just about 90 seconds after the call was dispatched and they were quickly able to learn that the building had been evacuated.

Firefighters arrived on the scene of the two story building and upon entering they located a fire inside apartment number three. Crews had the fire knocked down in about five minutes.

After checking for extension to the basement, second floor and attic, crews reported the fire to be under control just before 11:30 p.m..

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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

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Jefferson County structure fire brought under control

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Firefighters from Meriden and at least two nearby townships battled a structure fire just off of Kansas Highway 4 on the outskirts of town early Saturday.

The call was dispatched around 12:10 a.m. after a caller reported fire from a building in the 7100 block of K-4.

Fire crews arrived to report flames through the roof of the large machine shop building. The address given by firefighters is 7127 K-4, which shows to be Quality Custom Cabinets.

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Google Earth image of the area.

Google Earth image of the area. by Mike Frizzell

There were several water tankers on the scene supplying water to fight the fire. Crews were unable to enter the building to attack the fire, instead they used at least one aerial ladder to spray water through the building's roof.

Incident command declared the fire to be under control around 3:30 a.m..

Meriden is about 10 miles northeast of Topeka or 17 miles northwest of Lawrence.

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

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