Tuesday’s top stories, potential 100-Degree Day Contest winners and free food

Well, we’re not under an excessive heat watch yet, but it starts Thursday and is effective through Saturday. Make sure you know how to handle heat-related illnesses if you have to spend time outside.

Here are Tuesday’s most-viewed stories and most-commented items in the last 24 hours:

Most-viewed stories

1. Police identify body found in wooded area near mobile home park
2. Town Talk: Farmland site likely to be cleaned by end of August; roadwork, roadwork roadwork, including a closure of 31st Street; a sellout for Joplin tornado victims
3. Good Samaritan pays for woman’s groceries after theft of her wallet at Dillons <-- posted June 7 4. Two KUPD officers sustain minor injuries in altercation near Summerfield Hall
5. Eudora man faces animal cruelty charge related to ‘shocking’ condition of pony’s hooves

Most-commented items in the last 24 hours

1. Blog: Monday’s top stories and my last week at LJWorld.com
2. New state law removes cities’ ability to set their own fines for seat belt violations
3. Kansas abortion providers sue to stop new state rules
4. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, county officials working on new election-fraud regulations
5. Poll: Do you think the new regulations for Kansas abortion clinics are too strict?

Possible 100-Degree Day Contest winners

It’s going to be hot today, but it doesn’t look like it will reach 100 degrees. However, we could have a winner in our 100-Degree Day Contest as soon as Thursday.

Just in case it does reach 100 today, here are today’s eligible winners.

Mercedes Anderegg 12:34 p.m.
Gina Riddle, 2 p.m.
Karen Lowder, 2 p.m.
Bruce Sands 2:05 p.m.
Virginia Musser 2:10 p.m.
Kelly Hannifan 2:13 p.m.
Angie Nordhus 2:15 p.m.
Karla Williams 2:30 p.m.
Wendee Anderson 2:39 p.m.
Travis Wales 3 p.m.
Claude Vance 3:09 p.m.
Eric Jorgensen 3:21 p.m.
Kendra Clouse 3:30 p.m.
Vickie Burggraf 3:31 p.m.
Barbara Burket 3:45 p.m.
Stephanie Confer 3:50 p.m.
Joel Grillot 3:57 p.m.
Jennifer Clark 4:05 p.m.
Stacy Riggins 4:10 p.m.
Deana Miller 4:25 p.m.
Elizabeth Christian 4:30 p.m.

Free food!

It’s that time of year when LJWorld.com photographer Richard Gwin starts bringing us fruits and veggies from his giant garden. Today I got a bag full of sweet corn! I will miss Richard (not just because of the free food).