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December 4th Early Morning Law Enforcement and Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were involved in a brief foot chase in the 900 block of Ohio just after 3:45 a.m.. It was unclear why the officer was attempting to contact the subject but, the man ran from officers. He was captured and arrested a short distance away. He now faces an Interference with the Duties of an Officer charge.

At 5:39 a.m., Douglas County Deputies and Fire Medical crews were called to the South Lawrence Trafficway, just south of Clinton Parkway for a reported injury accident. The caller reported that two vehicles were involved and one had rolled after they collided head-on. Deputies arrived to report a full size Chevrolet pickup truck rolled onto its roof with the driver trapped inside the cab. That driver's injuries were said to be serious. A LifeStar Helicopter was called to the scene and eventaully transported the man to Stormont-Vail in Topeka. The other driver was said to have some minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. Both lanes of K-10 were closed for just over an hour as crews worked the scene. Those lanes were reopened at 6:45 and the accident was completely cleared by 7:45. The cause of the accident is under investigation. More information on this accident can be found here from Operation 100 News or my reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

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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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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December 1st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on four trespassing complaints this morning. Officers also handled three disturbances. None of the activity was said to involve weapons however, one of the disturbances involved several subject "throwing produce" at each other inside a Hy-Vee store. No arrests were reported following any of this activity.

At 4:46 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to the 2300 block of W. 26th Street after a caller reported seeing a "flickering" in the hallway of her apartment building. Police arrived quickly and reported there was nothing visible from the exterior of the building. After making contact with the caller, Police determined that the "flickering" was nothing more than a light fixture in the hallway. Fire crews confirmed there was not a fire in the building.

Around 6 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 1345 Vermont Street on reports of a structure fire. The caller reported smoke coming from a vacant apartment on the second floor of the building. Police arrived and reported seeing flames visible on the north side of the building. Officers attempted to make access to the apartment where the smoke was coming from but, were prevented from doing so due to the smoke conditions. Those officers were able to evacuate everyone from neighboring apartments. Firefighters arrived to report heavy smoke from a second floor window. A second alarm response was ordered for extra manpower at the scene. Crews reported the fire to be knocked down within about 10 minutes. The incident was declared to be under control at 6:20. No 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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November 29th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence firefighters were called to the Islamic Center of Lawrence, 1917 Naismith Drive, at 5:44 a.m.. A caller reported wiring on the back of the building was burning and her roommate was attempting to extinguish the fire. Firefighters reported the fire was out upon arrival and requested a Fire Investigator to respond to the scene. As of 7:30 this morning, Police remained at that scene.

At 5:50 a.m., firefighters from three area townships were called to a residence at 1298 E. 1600 Road, just outside of Lawrence in Wakarusa Township. The caller reported a chimney fire. First responders from Wakarusa Township were able to extinguish the fire before it could spread to the rest of the house. No injuries were reported.

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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November 27th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Police conducted a vehicle stop in the 900 block of Vermont Street at 2:08 a.m.. The female driver was arrested after officers learned that she was driving without a valid license and no insurance.

Just before 3:30 a.m., officers were called to a business in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street after employees noticed their tip jar had been stolen. Employees told officers they believed the theft had occurred sometime within the passed two hours, they also believed the incident was captured by a surveillance camera. There was no information on the suspect.

At 3:51 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to the 500 block of Colorado after a resident reported someone walking through a parking lot looking into vehicles and attempting to open vehicle doors. One person was arrested and has been booked into the County Jail on a Burglary of a Vehicle charge. The suspect also faces charges for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and two charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance. One of the two controlled substance charges is a felony, the others are misdemeanors.

At 6:47 a.m., Police responded on a reported burglary at an address in the 1800 block of Alabama. The caller seemed to be unsure of when exactly the incident occurred but, believed that the suspect had damaged a back window of the residence. The resident also told officers that the suspect was a black male wearing a stocking cap. No other details were available.

Just after 7 a.m., Johnson County first responders were called to an injury accident, possibly a crossover crash, in the westbound lanes of K-10 near Kill Creek Road near De Soto. A total of four people were injured, one critically, two seriously, and one with minor injuries. The person with minor injuries refused medical treatment, all others were transported to Kansas City area hospitals. More on this accident and new details as they become available 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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November 25th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

A busy morning for Lawrence Firefighters.

Crews were called to the 2100 block of Heatherwood Drive at 3:21 a.m. for a reported car fire. Police arrived on the scene to report the vehicle was nearly fully engulfed. As firefighters were working to extinguish the fire, officers learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen. Police setup a perimeter in the area, in an attempt to locate the driver. There was no description available. Firefighters worked for about 15 minutes to fully extinguish the fire. Crews used CAFS (Compressed Air and Foam System) to extinguish the fire. No arrests were reported.

Firefighters were dispatched on a reported structure fire at 2345 Ridge Court at 4:01 a.m.. A caller reported that the building was filling with smoke. On arrival, Police reported visible smoke inside the building, began evacuating residents and quickly established a perimeter in the immediate area, thinking the fire was possibly another arson in the area. Firefighters quickly determined that the source of the smoke was an oven fire in one apartment. Police and Fire Investigators interviewed the resident. No injuries were reported.

Before Police could clear their perimeter on the Ridge Court call, another fire call was being dispatched. This time crews were called to the 2700 block of Harrison Place, at 4:19 a.m.. A caller reported seeing "someone lighting something on fire." Again, suspecting a possible arson, Police responded and began establishing a perimeter in the area. Two officers approached the address to investigate the fire. On approach, one of those officers reported "flames visibly reflecting off windows." Those officers located a campfire in the back yard of an address and cleared all other units from their perimeter positions. Fire crews arrived and confirmed that the fire was nothing more than a campfire.

Police also investigated the sound of fireworks in the 800 block of Michigan Street. It was an officer on patrol who reported hearing one loud pop in the nearby area. That officer did not report locating anyone with fireworks in the area.

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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November 23rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

At 11:48 p.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were dispatched on an injury accident at the intersection of 21st and Heatherwood in Lawrence. Dispatchers reported a subject on a moped struck a dog. There was no word on the seriousness of injuries involved.

Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 2401 W 25th Street on a reported structure fire at 11:49 p.m.. Police arrived to report fire visible on the floor of a "common area." Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. At least eight officers responded to the area. Several officers remained on scene with fire investigators until shortly after 2 a.m.. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, with no indication regarding if this is possibly the latest in the recent string of suspicious fires in the same general area of Lawrence. No injuries were reported.

At 2 a.m., Police were called to the 900 block of Iowa Street to check on a report of gunshots heard in the area. One caller reported hearing five or six gunshots to the north of the area. That caller also reported hearing a "hissing" which he believed was from damaged tires on a tractor trailer that was parked nearby. There were no reports of any damage or injuries.

Officers were called to the 900 block of Illinois Street, just before 2:10, on what the caller believed to be someone attempting to break into her residence. Police arrived and reported that they believed the sounds to be nothing more than the wind.

Officers responded on several alarms, all of which were reported to be related to the gusty winds.

At 4:51 a.m., Police were dispatched to the 2400 block of Ousdahl Road on reports of two subjects loitering around an apartment building. Officers attempted to contact the two subjects, when one of them decided to run. He was taken into custody a short time later and was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

Officers were called to the 2400 block of Kensington Road just after 7 a.m., on a report of traffic sign damaged by a vehicle sometime overnight. There was no information regarding when the accident might have occurred or what vehicle may have been involved.

At 7:56 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to the intersection of 25th Street and Kasold Drive on an injury accident. Crews arrived to report two vehicles were involved. One person was treated for minor 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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November 22nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

At 11:30 p.m., a Lawrence Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle which was traveling westbound on Clinton Parkway. The vehicle failed to yield to the officer, who then gave chase. Officers reported the suspect vehicle was westbound on Clinton Parkway at nearly 70 miles per hour. The chase then turned southbound on Wakarusa, and then westbound on Stoneback Drive, ending in a cul-de-sac. The male driver ran from the vehicle through a backyard in the 4900 block of Stoneback Drive and then into a wooded area between Clinton Parkway and the South Lawrence Trafficway (K-10 bypass). Officers set up a perimeter in the area to search for the man, who officers had already identified. The suspect was said to have a warrant for his arrest. Officers eventually caught up with the man, who now faces a number of additional charges. In addition to the outstanding Municipal Warrant, new charges include; Possession of a Controlled Substance, Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, Criminal Carrying of a Weapon (concealed), and Criminal Disposal of Explosives. No injuries were reported and no other details were immediately available.

Around 3 a.m., the Kansas Highway Patrol made an arrest, near milemarker 199 on westbound Interstate 70. That driver now faces charges including; Driving While Suspended, Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal of Test, and Open Container.

At 3:59, Lawrence Police were called to the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue on a reported burglary. The caller reported that someone had entered the residence through a back window or door, stolen a computer, and then fled out of the same rear door or window. The resident reported the incident occurred approximately five minutes before Police were called. As no one saw the burglar, there was no description available.

At 4:01, a resident in the 2300 block of Murphy Drive reported two juveniles who were "acting suspicious" in the hallway of an apartment building. Officers responded and eventually sent the two on their way.

At 4:02, Officers were called to the 700 block of Michigan on a report of three gunshots heard in the area. The caller believed the shots had come from east of Michigan Street. Four officers responded and checked the area. It was unclear if officers located anyone in the area.

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

Here is hoping everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Remember to be careful with your cooking today, already fire units on scene of an oven fire in Johnson County, specifically Leawood. Local Fire Departments promoting safe holiday cooking practices this Thanksgiving.

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

Most things have been fairly calm in Douglas County the last few mornings.

This morning, Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 2413 Ousdahl Road at 7:20 a.m., on reports of a possible structure fire. A caller told dispatchers a "trash bag" was on fire in the laundry room of the building. Crews arrived on the scene quickly and extinguished the fire. Four officers responded to the area of the call. No injuries were reported. The fire remains under investigation.

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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November 16th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

At 2:11 this morning, Lawrence and KU Police checked the area of the intersection of 19th and Naismith Drive for at least two reports of a large group, 10-15 people, fighting. Officers arrived in the area and were able to locate a group of people walking through a parking lot near Naismith Hall. However, none of the people in that group were fighting and were not interested in reporting a previous fight. Needless to say, no injuries or arrests related to the incident.

Police and Fire Medical crews were called to the 900 block of Mississippi Street on reports of a single vehicle accident just before 2:40 a.m.. A medic unit arrived on the scene to report one vehicle was on its side in the middle of the roadway. The driver of the vehicle was still inside the car. The fire department had to help the male driver from the vehicle, he was not injured. After further investigation, Police arrested the driver. He was booked into the county jail on charges of No Insurance and OUI.

Police also responded on another minor injury accident about an hour later in the 600 block of Louisiana Street. Very few details were available regarding this accident. Fire Medical crews did not respond to this scene, as the people involved refused treatment.

At 7:10 this morning, dispatchers reported a possible injury accident on Highway 56 near mile marker 428, west of Baldwin City. Callers to 911 reported a school bus as being involved in the accident. Baldwin City Police and a Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper arrived on the accident about three minutes later. The scene of the accident was said to be between E 1300 Road and E 1400 Road. All Fire and EMS units were allowed to disregard the call at 7:18, after it was confirmed that there were no injuries.

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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November 14th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

At 2:49 this morning, an officer in the 1700 block of W 24th Street reported he would be making contact with a subject who was burglarizing a vehicle in a parking lot. The man has been booked into the county jail where he faces a charge of Burglary to a Vehicle and Theft of Property.

Police responded on two disturbances and one non-injury accident. No serious injuries or arrests were reported.

The rest of this morning was fairly. Fire Medical responded on three medical emergencies.

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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November 12th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Police responded on one disturbance, at 2:41 this morning, in the 100 block of Indian Avenue. Security had already separated the involved subjects before Police were called. No serious injuries or arrests were reported.

Also in the 100 block of Indian Avenue, at 4:20, Police were called to receive information on a sex crime. The victim reported that the male suspect was still in the building. Officers responded and after interviewing the victim, took the suspect into custody. He has been booked into the County Jail and faces one charge of rape.

Police received information on two reported burglaries this morning. One was reported in the 4300 block of Quail Pointe Road. A resident reported what they believed to be someone attempting to enter the residence through a window. No report of any arrest or description of the possible suspect(s).

Just after 5 a.m., Police were called to the 1000 block of N 3rd Street to check on a report of a pickup truck parked blocking one lane of the street. After administering Field Sobriety Tests with the truck's driver, the male was taken into Police custody. He has been booked into the County Jail on his third DWI offense.

County Deputies and Lawrence Police both responded on a few accidents this morning. Only one serious injury was reported in an accident near 29th and Haskell in Lawrence. Initially the accident was reported as non-injury or minor injury. After talking with the driver, Police learned that the man had hit his head on the steering wheel after sliding down a 10 foot embankment. Medics responded to the scene and transported the man to the hospital to be checked out for head and neck pains.

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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November 11th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

From 1:50-5 a.m., Lawrence Police responded on a total of six disturbances. No arrests or serious injuries were reported.

In the same time span, Law Enforcement in the county recorded four OUI/DWI arrests. One arrest each for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Lawrence Police, while the Kansas Highway Patrol recorded two DWI related arrests on Interstate 70.

At 3:46, Police in Lawrence along with Fire Medical crews responded on another suspicious fire inside an occupied apartment building. This time the address was 1703 W. 24th Street. Dispatchers reported receiving several 911 calls, one of them reporting a "bag of chips" on fire outside of the door of her third floor apartment. More than five patrol officers responded on the call and quickly reported that the fire was extinguished prior to their arrival. Police and firefighters secured the scene of the fire until fire investigators could arrive. The fire remains under investigation. No injuries were reported.

This morning's fire would appear to be the latest in a recent string of suspicious fires, all in the same general area of Lawrence apartment complexes. As of this report, there is no official confirmation as to the cause of the fire. A Lawrence Journal-World report on the earlier fires can be found here.

Police also responded on a report of a rock thrown through an apartment window in the 2100 block of Bob Billings Parkway. There was no description a suspect available.

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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November 9th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on three disturbances this morning. No serious injuries or arrests were reported.

Police also responded on two burglary alarms, one of which was at the Applebee's on 6th Street. An officer checking the outside of the building located a door on the backside of the building was open. Several other officers responded and assisted in clearing the building's interior. No one was found inside.

At 6:48 a Wakarusa Township firefighter reported a car accident in the westbound lanes of K-10 near the East Hills Business Park. After contacting the involved drivers, the firefighter reported that there were two people injured and requested a response from Fire Medical crews. A Medic unit arrived on scene a short time later to report the involved vehicles had sustained moderate damage. Two people were said to have minor injuries. Initial reports from the scene indicated that a motorist was westbound on K-10 when a truck pulled out in front of him. The man was unable to avoid the collision and struck the rear of the truck. That driver was transported to LMH by a Medic unit. He was said to be wearing a seat belt and his vehicle's airbags did deploy.

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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November 8th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

At 2:52, Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews were dispatched to the intersection of W. 23rd Street and Naismith Drive for a two vehicle injury accident. Arriving fire crews reported that one person would need to be extricated from the vehicle. One person was seriously injured and another was said to be critically injured. Crews worked for about 20 minutes to extricate the critically injured man from the vehicle. Incident command requested that a LifeStar helicopter respond and land in the Hobby Lobby parking lot. The critically injured man was transported by LifeStar to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, arriving shortly before 4:10 a.m.. The female driver of the second vehicle was transported by Medics to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Police had a stretch of W. 23rd Street from Naismith Drive to Ousdahl closed as they reconstructed the accident. More information on this accident can be found here from Operation 100 News.

Around the same time as the 23rd Street accident, Officers were also dispatched to investigate a non-injury accident in the 1000 block of Ohio Street.

At 7:22, Police were called to check on a report of a vicious "pit bull" in the 200 block of N. 4th Street. One person reported that they were chased by the dog while jogging. Officers and Animal Control checked the area, one officer believed she was familiar with the dog and knew the address where it belonged. No word of if the dog was located. No injuries were reported.

Just before 7:55, Police were called to the area of 23rd Street and Iowa on a report of a road rage incident. Two drivers were reportedly arguing when one of them drove their vehicle into the side of the other driver's vehicle. The victim of the accident called Police and arranged to contact officers near the KU Visitor's Center, and reported the suspect vehicle fled southbound on Iowa from 23rd Street. About a minute later an officer reported locating the suspect vehicle southbound on Iowa approaching 27th Street. The officer attempted to stop that vehicle, which failed to yield briefly. Officers and a County Deputy reported that they had stopped the suspect vehicle on Iowa Street near 31st Street. The driver was detained by Police. No injuries were reported and Police continue to investigate the incident.

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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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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Republicans Fail

Lindsey Graham (R) famously said that the number one item on the Republican agenda was to make Mr. Obama a one-term president. Though I am sure there will be a lot of hand clenching and tooth gnashing over consequences of Mr. Romney's loss to President Obama, the one thing that cannot be disputed is that the President's victory represents a complete failure of the Republican agenda.

Instead of reaching compromise agreements on health care, working with the president on free market solutions to climate change or helping to create new lightly regulated funding mechanisms for start-up companies by working on the JOBS bill, Republicans chose to focus on obstructing the President's agenda. They chose to paint him as a socialist, block his initiatives, block his appointments and demonize him. They chose the path of obstruction over the path of compromise.

During the debt ceiling debate and the Obamacare debate Mr Obama practically begged Republicans to meet him in the middle. He offered compromises on taxes, on the health care mandate, he offered to compromise on Social Security age restrictions and on and on and on. All the Republicans could say to this was No, No, No.

Instead of serving their constituents, they served their ideology.

Now that agenda is a complete failure. The Republicans failed to get their ideas included in the President's programs, then they failed to remove the President. More importantly however, they failed their constituents.

I hope they learn their lesson, but I doubt they will. The Republicans need to change their attitude. They need to work with Democrats, reach across the isle and make compromises.

They need a new agenda, one that serves their constituents rather than their vanity. An agenda rooted in what is best for the country. They need to work with the President and not against him.

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November 4th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded to the 500 block of Eldridge Street on reports of possible auto burglaries occurring in the area. A witness reported two subjects looking at parked vehicles in the area. Those subjects were said to have ran eastbound, towards HyVee, prior to Police arriving in the area. No damage was reported.

Just before 4 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 2350 Ridge Court on a possible structure fire. Dispatchers said they received multiple calls reporting fire on the third floor of the apartment building. One caller reported several books on fire in a hallway, while another reported it was toys on fire in the hallway. Police made access to the third floor and reported heavy smoke. Fire Medical crews arrived a short time later and quickly located and extinguished the fire. The fire was believed to have been intentionally set. No injuries were reported.

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 3rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police on five disturbances this morning. One of those, in the 900 block of Massachusetts Street at 2:02, reportedly involved two subjects with baseball bats. Five police officers responded to the area and did not report locating anyone fighting, arguing, or carrying baseball bats.

At 2:32, Police were called to a domestic disturbance in the 3100 block of Ousdahl Road. One person was arrested. That person now faces charges of Domestic Battery and Criminal Damage to Property. No injuries were reported.

At 2:33, Police and Fire Medical crews were to a different apartment in the 3100 block of Ousdahl Road after a subject reportedly fell from a third level balcony to the ground. Medics reported the man's injuries to be critical and requested dispatchers order a LifeStar helicopter be ordered. LifeStar responded and landed in the Home Depot parking lot, 1900 block of W 31st Street. The man, said to be in his early 20's, was transported to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Initial reports indicated that the fall was accidental in nature, and occurred after the man had been consuming alcohol.

Shortly after 3 a.m., Police received information on a theft of wheels from a vehicle which was parked in the 1300 block of Tennessee Street. The vehicle's owner reported that he believed he knew who was responsible for the theft. No word whether or not his theory was correct or if the property has been recovered this morning.

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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