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Man rushed to KC area hospital after reported stabbing

Operation 100 News report.

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.

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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Four accidents kept first responders busy, LifeStar transported two injured people

Last updated: 5:56 a.m..

Hit-and-run seriously injures bicyclist; LifeStar transports

Lawrence Police are investigating after a bicyclist was struck by a sport utility vehicle late Friday.

The accident was reported around 11:40 p.m., near the intersection of 15th Street and Massachusetts Street.

Police say a dark colored SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Suburban, struck the bicyclist and then continued westbound on 15th Street.

Medics reported the bicyclist's injuries to be serious and requested a LifeStar Helicopter for transport.

The helicopter will landed on the football field on the east side of Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, 1400 Massachusetts Street, and transported the injured person to Stormont-Vail in Topeka.

No other details were immediately available.

One serious injury reported in rollover accident

Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews were called to the intersection of Iowa Street and Terrace Road, shortly after 1 a.m. on report of an overturned vehicle. Terrace Road is in the 1300 block of Iowa Street.

Police arrived to find a vehicle had left the roadway, gone over a barrier and landed on its side near a wooded area. Two people in the vehicle were injured. The driver and another occupant were seen running into the wooded area after the crash.

Medics reported one serious injury and one minor injury. LifeStar was requested to be standing by on the ground in case they were needed. After about 10 minutes, LifeStar was told to disregard and the injured person was transported by ambulance.

Police set up a perimeter and quickly located one of the occupants that fled. It was not clear if that person was the driver or a passenger.

There was no information regarding the second person that was seen running from the scene.

Truck vs utility pole accident near Baldwin City; LifeStar transports one

Douglas County Deputies were called to an address in the 500 block of E 1700 Road, north of Baldwin City, around 5 a.m. on reports of a possible non-injury accident involving a truck crashed into a pole.

Deputies arrived to find the driver of the truck standing outside of his truck and power lines down on top of the truck. Medics and Baldwin City Fire crews were dispatched for the man who reported chest pains.

Medics arrived to report the truck had sustained moderate damage and had power lines down on top of it. The transformer from the utility pole was also down and reportedly landed in the bed of the pickup truck.

The driver's condition was said to be critical, for chest and back pain. Around 5:25 a.m., medics requested that LifeStar helicopter respond to the Vinland Airport to pick up the patient.

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

Kansas City Power and Light was requested to respond to make repairs to the pole. At 5:45 a.m. KCP&L reported approximately 276 customers were without power in zip code 66006, which covers Baldwin City.

Other early morning activity

  • Douglas County Deputies stopped a vehicle that was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Kansas Highway 10 shortly before 2 a.m.. That driver eventually stopped near mile post 8.5.

  • Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews were called to a minor injury accident on 9th Street near Highland Drive around 2:40 a.m.. The driver struck a utility pole.

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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.

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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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Firefighters prevent garage fire from spreading to home

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Firefighters from several county townships responded on a reported structure fire about a mile west of Lawrence early Friday.

The call was dispatched at 12:17 a.m. following a report of a garage fire at 1652 E 800 Road in Kanwaka Township.

A deputy arrived on the scene, about three minutes after being dispatched, to report visible flames from the garage. The deputy found that all of the residents at the address had evacuated and were standing in the front yard. Residents told the deputy that there is a vehicle, ammunition, gunpowder and fireworks inside the garage.

Google Earth image of the structure fire scene

Google Earth image of the structure fire scene by Mike Frizzell

Fire crews began to arrive, about seven minutes after being dispatched, and confirmed there was a working garage fire. Crews reported that the garage is only a few feet from the side of the home and worked to keep the fire from spreading.

A county-wide tender (water tanker) alert was issued to assist with supplying water to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in about 30 minutes. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Four people treated after carbon monoxide detected in Lawrence apartment

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Medics treated four people for symptoms believed to be cause by carbon monoxide exposure this morning.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were called an apartment at 1724 Ohio Street, just after 2:30 Sunday morning. The residents told dispatchers that the apartment's carbon monoxide detector was sounding and four people were feeling light headed.

Firefighters reported readings of 72ppm (parts per million) in the apartment and requested the gas company to respond.

Medics treated four people outside of the residence for slight headaches and light-headedness. It did not appear that anyone was transported from the scene by ambulance.

Carbon monoxide levels of 5 parts per million or less are considered normal household levels according to the EPA. Levels near properly adjusted gas stoves are often 5 to 15 ppm and those near poorly adjusted stoves may be 30 ppm or higher. Source

There has been no confirmation regarding what may have caused the elevated levels.

Also new this morning: Officer injured early Sunday in Lawrence

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Officer injured early Sunday in Lawrence

Updated: 5:47 a.m.

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A Lawrence Police Officer suffered a head injury after falling during a foot chase early Sunday.

Just after 1:45 a.m., officers reported a subject running from them near 11th and Indiana Streets. The subject was said to be running west, towards Memorial Stadium. A call for emergency assistance was then sent out to the same area after the officer fell.

Other officers quickly apprehended the the suspect, near 11th and Mississippi, and requested medics to the same intersection for the officer.

Google Earth map of the area.

Google Earth map of the area. by Mike Frizzell

Medics reported the officer's injury to be serious but not immediately life threatening. He was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The officer is said to be 27-years old.

It is unclear what caused the officer to fall.

No other details were immediately available.

Also new this morning: Four people treated after carbon monoxide detected in Lawrence apartment

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Air-ambulance transports man who fell 20 feet in Lawrence

Last updated: 3:56 a.m.

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Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical ordered a LifeStar air-ambulance after a, 24-year-old, man fell approximately 20 feet from a balcony into the alley below. It happened near 9th and Massachusetts Streets

Emergency crews were called just after 1 a.m. to the alley behind the Jazzhaus, 926 Massachusetts Street.

Medics reported critical injuries but, later amended to serious injuries. The man was alert, conscious and talking.

Police say the man fell down a back staircase from the balcony into the alley and then tried to walk away with his friends. He walked about 25 yards and then became lightheaded. That is when his friends called for an ambulance.

At the time he was transported by LifeStar he was said to be complaining of elbow pain.

Lawrence Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man's fall.

LifeStar transported the injured man from the athletic fields at Central Junior High School, 1400 Massachusetts Street to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Google Earth view of the scene and helicopter landing zone.

Google Earth view of the scene and helicopter landing zone. by Mike Frizzell

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Man transported by medics after chemical exposure | hazardous materials investigation on-going

Originally posted: 2:14 a.m.

Last updated: 9:36 a.m.

Operation 100 News report

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were on the scene of a hazardous materials investigation in southern Lawrence this morning.

Crews were dispatched to a duplex in the 2500 block of Crestline Court at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. The incident began after a resident of the Crestline Court address arrived at a gas station near 31st and Iowa streets.

A medic unit was dispatched to the gas station to assess the resident, while other crews were sent to the residence.

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Google Earth image of the area.

Google Earth image of the area. by Mike Frizzell

A source familiar with the investigation tells Operation 100 News that a 40-year-old man was "exposed to an unknown chemical in his home." The man left his home to find help after he began experiencing symptoms of chemical exposure. His symptoms are said to include red eyes, face and nose.

At 3:20 a.m., the man was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for further treatment. Lawrence Police also requested that the on-call Animal Control Officer be dispatched to the scene to remove at least one dog from the duplex.

At least three fire crews, two medic units, two LDCFM chiefs and Lawrence Police were on the Crestline Court scene. There have been no other injuries reported and no word of any evacuations.

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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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Photos | Two-alarm fire damages Lawrence Burger King

Last Updated - 8:19 a.m.

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Around 1:15 a.m. Monday, Lawrence fire crews were called to the Burger King at 1107 W. 6th Street on reports of smoke from the roof of the building. This address is on the southeast corner of 6th and Missouri streets.

Firefighters arrived and quickly found visible fire on the roof and then in the attic area of the building. Employees told arriving crews that everyone had made it out of the building.

Incident command ordered a second alarm response at 1:20 a.m.

Google Earth view of the area.

Google Earth view of the area. by Mike Frizzell

At 1:40 a.m., crews reported that they had knocked down the bulk of the fire. Crews are making their way back inside the building to extinguish hot spots after initially fighting the fire from the exterior only.

The Lawrence Burger King at 6th and Missoui streets caught fire early this morning. Photo credit: John Hamm

The Lawrence Burger King at 6th and Missoui streets caught fire early this morning. Photo credit: John Hamm by Mike Frizzell

The Lawrence Burger King at 6th and Missoui streets caught fire early this morning. Photo credit: John Hamm

The Lawrence Burger King at 6th and Missoui streets caught fire early this morning. Photo credit: John Hamm by Mike Frizzell

The fire was reported to be under control shortly after 2 a.m.

No injuries were reported. A damage estimate was not immediately available and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

A section of 6th Street was closed as firefighters were on scene and it has since reopened.

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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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Man struck by vehicle in Lawrence, transported to Kansas City by air ambulance

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Lawrence Police are investigating this morning after a person was struck by a vehicle near the SouthPointe Apartments.

Fire Medical crews were dispatched to an address in the 2300 block of W. 26th Street on a car versus pedestrian injury accident around 1:30 Saturday morning.

Initial reports from the scene were that there were three people injured. Medics arrived at the scene to find only one person with injuries. That person was determined to have serious injuries.

Around 1:50 a.m., a LifeStar Helicopter was requested to respond to the south parking lot of Holcom Park. Incident command reported that the helicopter landed safely in the Holcom Park parking lot at 2:08 a.m.. At 2:20 a.m. LifeStar left the scene headed for the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Google Earth map. Markers are approximate.

Google Earth map. Markers are approximate. by Mike Frizzell

The vehicle that struck the pedestrian left the scene and was located a short distance away.

Sources tell Operation 100 News that the injured man is a 27-year-old and that he was involved in an argument while standing in the opening of a passenger's door. The driver of the vehicle began reversing and the open door knocked the man to the ground. He was not believed to have been struck by any part of the vehicle, other than the open door. The victim has reportedly been drinking and possibly had re-aggravated a previous back injury.

There were reportedly several witnesses to the accident.

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