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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Severe Thunderstorm Watch No. 112 Valid Until 2 am CDT Wednesday Morning Includes Southern Half of Metro Kansas City

CSW WEATHER: Tornado Watch No. 108 Until 9 pm CDT- KS- NE

Tornado Watch Number 108 will include the Kansas counties immediately west of Metro Kansas City ... Franklin- including Ottawa- Douglas- including Lawrence and Jefferson- including Oskaloosa - until 9 pm this Tuesday evening.

Metro Kansas City will most likely be included in a new watch at or before 9 pm tonight.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

CSW Breaking Weather: Tornado Watch No. 102 Until 11 pm CDT- KS-OK

This Tornado Watch includes the Topeka and Emporia KS along with areas NW- W and SW of those 2 cities.

Four Federal Agents Injured During Shootout at Topeka Motel

I reported this on Twitter late Friday night.  You can request to follow my Tweets for breaking news and weather as Capt. GSpaulding ....

4 federal agents injured during shootout at Kansas motel: Authorities say four federal agents suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot while trying to make an arrest at a Kansas motel.

1967 Oak Lawn Tornado: Voice of a Tornado

Severe storms are expected this week in the Kansas City MetroRegion- later today and Tuesday-Wednesday.

Please- have a plan of where to go and what to do if you are affected.... 

This recording was made during the event by a man who was only blocks from the path of the deadly 'Oak Lawn' IL tornado of April 21 1967.

Friday, April 22, 2016

At Least 8 Dead in Ohio Shootings

An eighth victim was found after this was posted.....

UPDATE: At least seven dead in Ohio shootings: Authorities say at least seven people are dead in what they're calling 'execution-style killings' in three homes along a rural Ohio road.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

19-year-old Woman Shot at Party on KC's East Side

19-year-old woman shot at party on KC's east side: Police say a woman was hospitalized early Sunday morning in a shooting on Kansas City's east side. A woman injured in that shooting was transported to a local hospital with unspecified injuries.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Wright Career College Announces Closure

Something very wrong at Wright:

Wright Career College announces closure: Students at Wright Career College are wondering what's next after the school says it has closed its campuses in Overland Park and Wichita.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Severe Storms Possible Along- South of I-70 in Kansas and Missouri

Refer to the map image below- you see the greatest risk ("enhanced") of severe thunderstorms is south and southwest of Metro KC- Oklahoma City and SW from there.

The standard "slight" risk area extends from near Warsaw- west through Nevada MO- into Kansas- Fort Scott- Iola- Emporia and southward.

Watch live storm chasers at TVN HERE...

The window of possible strong- severe storms in Metro KC is small- generally between 4 pm to 7 pm. After that- a cold front sweeps through and virtually eliminates any risk of severe weather.

Any storm watches affecting those areas of the MetroRegion KC will be posted here later....

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Merle Haggard -- Are The Good Times Really Over

Sharing my favorite Merle Haggard tune with ya'all.

RIP Hag.....

(NOTE: The Jim Owen Entertainment company made YouTube take this video down as of April 12)

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Country Music Legend Merle Haggard Dead at 79

Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79: During the outlaw country period of the 1960s and 70s, Merle Haggard was one of the genre's biggest stars. Haggard had 13 albums reach No. 1 on the country charts.

Man Videos Tornado That Killed His Wife- Fairdale IL 2015

This was a year ago- April 2015 and the EF4 tornado that roared through Northern Illinois.

The story- and another copy of the video (less clear) is HERE.

As they say- PLEASE do not attempt this at your house if a tornado is in view!

Monday, April 04, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Family Takes a Drive and Video During Owasso OK Tornado - March 30 2016

Listed as "Brad Saunders" and family- drive away from Wednesday evening's tornado.

An additional video shot from Tulsa International (TUL) airport HERE.

Other posts on this event HERE and HERE.

Tornado North of Tulsa OK - March 30, 2016

Related video- story- HERE.

Tornado Near Owasso OK- March 30, 2016

This estimated EF0 through possibly EF2 tornado was one of a series of touchdowns from North Tulsa to south of Claremore OK- an about 22-mile path.

Less than a dozen injuries- mostly minor but one serious-reported by Tulsa news media thru midnight Thursday morning..

Another view from further west- closer to Tulsa...

Severe Tstm Watch No. 61 Includes W-NW Metro Kansas City

Metro counties included are Douglas and Leavenworth in KS- and Platte county MO..

The cities of Lawrence and Atchison KS and St. Joseph MO are included in Severe Thunderstorm (Tstm) Watch No. 61 until 11 pm this Wednesday night.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch No. 58 - KS- OK- TX

STW #58 includes counties west and south of Emporia KS- and stretches SSW thru Wichita- Oklahoma City to Wichita Falls TX until 9 pm CDT..

Metro Kansas City is NOT in this watch- it runs about 100 miles SW of the Metro.

However- a watch including Metro KC is likely later this Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

VIDEO: Shocking : Explosion and Fire at a Russian Power Plant

Huge Fire in Ajman One Towers - UAE / حريق هائل بأبراج عجمان 1 الامارات ...

An extended video look at a massive fire in one of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) architectural high-rise torches Sunday night. 

There's been a number of like-fires of high-rises in the UAE over the past few years.

They tend to use some sort of poly-urethane-like exterior coating on their buildings- and flaming chunks of this exterior- at least one the size of a one-car unattached garage- fall and set lower floors ablaze.

Fortunately- reported only minor injuries.  

VIDEO: James Randi: Homeopathy, Quackery and Fraud

The USA Today:

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Winds Blow Smoke from Comanche Co. Grass Fire Across Southern Kansas

This fire started Tuesday in Oklahoma!

Winds blow smoke from Comanche Co. grass fire across southern Kansas: Update- 3:45 p.m. Brian Alexander, a rancher whose property is about two miles north of Highway 160 said Wednesday's wildfires were the worst he's ever seen.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Police Confirm Active Shooter At Kaufman (TX) Walmart

This is in Kaufman TX- about 50 miles SE of Dallas...Police Confirm Active Shooter At Kaufman Walmart: Authorities in Kaufman have confirmed that there is an active shooter scene at a Walmart store. This is happening in the 300 block of Kings Fort Parkway. People are advised to stay away from the area until the situation has been resolved.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Man Suffers Minor Injuries after Crashing Covered Wagon near Prague

What a news story from 1860 might look like:  Man suffers minor injuries after crashing covered wagon near Prague: KOKH reports that 83-year-old William States was in a covered wagon with two horses when he lost control of the wagon and crashed in a pasture.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Attempted Attack on Donald Trump at Dayton Ohio March 12, 2016

Imagine this scenario will replay in the months ahead...

Anti-Trump Activists Look to Replicate Chicago Success

The KCPD has set barricades and plans for dealing with trouble Downtown...

Anti-Trump activists look to replicate Chicago success: College students, civil rights activists and other opponents of Donald Trump's Republican presidential candidacy are celebrating their success in shutting down his rally Friday night...

KC STAR Photos

CBS Reporter Arrested at Trump Rally: 'I've never seen anything like what I'm witnessing'...

CBS reporter arrested at Trump rally: 'I've never seen anything like what I'm witnessing': The president of CBS News is standing by one of the network's journalists who was arrested outside a Donald Trump rally that was canceled amid violence between Trump supporters and protesters.

David Rhodes tweeted that journalist Sopan Deb, who was c...

Friday, March 11, 2016

Two Hurt in Shooting on EB I-70 in KC-KS

In the middle of a weekday afternoon- even Metro KC freeways aren't safe ...2 hurt in shooting on EB I-70 near split: Two people were hurt in a shooting on eastbound Interstate 70 near the I-670 split.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Jackson County MO Makes U.S.A. Murder List

This is a list a community doesn't want to make- "The Top 30 Murder Capitals of the U.S.-" according to the story in the St. Louis POST-DISPATCH.

Yes Virginia- we share this (dis)honor with our brothers and sisters on the state's eastern border.

Republicrats Try To Deal With One of Their Presidential Candidates

The 'conservative' right-wing political party of America has reaped a whirlwind- and they don't quite know how to handle it- according to this link to an Associated Press story on the matter.

I have an idea- remember the 1976 film 'Network?'

The Republicrats can get rid of the thorn in their side much the way the fictional UBS TV network got rid of their sticky- who was actor Peter Finch's character Howard Beale.

Make sure the cameras are rolling....

Monday, February 29, 2016

Gasoline Prices Rise Another Chunk

Hope you filled your tank when gasoline ( on the Missouri side of the Metro) was around $1.53 because this evening- we're getting gouged again with prices showing $1.70.

Sad part is- most folks shrug it off as 'business as usual.'

Can't wait for Election Day....

Actor George Kennedy Passed-Away at Age 91

You might remember Mr. Kennedy from roles in films such as Charade- The Dirty Dozen- Cool Hand Luke and Airport.

Mr. Kennedy passed-on Sunday at his home in Idaho- according to a family member via AP.

RIP George- and thanks for the memories!.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Multiple People Injured- Killed in Hesston KS Workplace Shooting

It occurred around 5 pm Thursday afternoon near and at the Excel Corporation in Hesston KS..

Hesston is about 40 miles north of Wichita- about 120 miles southwest of Kansas City.

The shooter/suspect reported to be among the dead.

Live TV news coverage HERE.

A KMBC9 Kansas City News reporter has posted a possible suspect's photo (see next image) on Twitter.