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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Kansas City News Censors

Kansas City is not only blessed with increasingly-fluff news- but with news censoring as well.

Images from a news helicopter over a multi-fatality fire in Oakland CA were carefully edited by KCTV-5 so people were not offended by the sight of body bags still inside the burned structure.

The station of their Facebook page stated they did so because showing the images would have been "disrespectful."

What seems to me as TV news "disrespectful" is editorializing on news stories and censoring news content- but hey- this is the new- bizarro America.  

BTW- the fire was in an old warehouse converted to some-sort of artists' colony and there was reportedly some sort of concert in progress.

The death toll was 9 as of 1 pm Kansas City time with a growing list of those reported missing that can be found HERE.  

Thursday, December 01, 2016

BREAKING: Working Fire at Longtime Raytown Business

At 10 pm Wednesday night- all of Raytown's and at least 3 fire companies from Kansas City MO responded to the report of a fire at "Clark's Appliances at 63rd St. and Raytown (Trafficway)."

First-arriving units minutes later report "heavy smoke showing" and call for "a working fire response."

The incident is underway at this time and thus far- no injuries reported.

Clark's Appliance store has been at this location for more than 50 years.

According to Clark's Website- the business opened the same year of the Ruskin Heights Tornado- 1957.

At 10:44 pm- this fire was declared under control.

The extent of damage to Clark's is unknown at this time- but will likely be extensive.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

BREAKING: Triple-Victim Shooting in Kansas City MO near Raytown

The incident is in the 6800 block of Manchester and it occurred around 9:25 pm Tuesday night.

It was reported as a shooting with the victim's vehicle crashing after the gunshots.

PD on-scene at 9:30 pm says there's 2- then 3 victims- "one critical with a GSW (gunshot wound) to the head" and another victim "serious... shot in the back."

FD dispatches the 3rd ambulance at 9:39 pm.

Police are saying at least two of the shooting victims are teens ... one "15" the other "16" year-old males.

Only suspect info heard as of 9:45 was "a black male with dreds" left the scene in "a black sedan southbound on Manchester."

At 9:51 pm- the first EMS unit- "Medic 537" is enroute to the closest trauma hospital with a gravely-injured ("GCS maybe 5 at best) 17-18-year-old male" with the GSW to his head.

The 15 and 16-year-olds are transported to different hospitals just before 10 pm- both in serious but not immediately life-threatening condition like the first transport.

The have already been 112 homicides in KC this year.

More details as they become available....

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

BREAKING: Man Critically-Injured in South-Central KC MO Shooting

The incident was reported by public service radio at 5:55 pm at an apartment in the 3100 block of East 49th Street.

KCFD-EMS "Medic 29" transported "a 58-year-old male" who was shot in the chest and in critical condition to a nearby medical trauma center.

Later updates by media and police say this victim later died of his wound and that this occurred as a result of an armed residence robbery.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Teen Shot in Central Kansas City MO

A "15-year-old male" is in serious but non life-threatening condition tonight after he had been shot "while sitting in his driveway."

The shooting occurred around 8:05 pm in the 3800 block of College.

No suspect information was heard.

BREAKING: "Sniper" Being Sought in Northern Jackson County MO

A Kansas City MO police helicopter responded at 7:09 pm Tuesday evening to a reported "man with a gun" also reported in one radio transmission as "a sniper" in the 23200 block of East U.S. 24 highway.

This is about one-half mile west of Fort Osage High school.

At 7:46 pm- the "suspect" reportedly "walked out" of a structure there and was taken "in custody" of police.

There are no other details- other than a large law enforcement presence at a rural location there. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

BREAKING: One Dead- Cop Shot in Kansas City Northland

Word came down at 10:31 pm Sunday night that an "officer needs assistance- officer down (shot) at Vivion Road and U.S. 169" in that far little sliver of southwestern Gladstone MO..

Within minutes the information was somewhat clarified to say that "an officer and a suspect" was shot at the location. 

At 10:41 pm- reports from the scene are that there is one DOA.

At 10:47 pm- Gladstone EMS transported "a 33-year-old male police officer who was shot in the hand" and in non-serious condition.

At 10:52 pm- another Gladstone EMS unit transported "a 34-year-old male who was involved in a shoot-out but not shot" to the same Northland medical trauma center..

More details when and if they become available.

Friday, November 11, 2016

BREAKING: Teen Critically-Injured in East Kansas City MO Shooting

KC-MO East Patrol police officers- then a FD pumper with EMS unit "Medic 35" was dispatched beginning at 5:33 pm Friday afternoon to "a shooting ... 44(00 block of) of East 38th St..

The "male" victim was reported by a caller to be "lying in the street" there.

EMS M-35 reports this victim to be "a 16-year-old male" with 3 discernible gunshot wounds: "to his forehead" and "both thighs."

The teen's condition was critical- although the patient was reported "conscious and alert."

Only possible suspect info was "a white car (possibly a Mazda)" seen "leaving the area" before PD arrived.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

BREAKING: Shooting in East Kansas City MO

Two were injured- a child included- in a reported shooting on East 23rd Street near Manchester Avenue late Saturday afternoon.

Police are saying that a disturbance at nearby Blue Valley Park resulted in the shooting.

A male child was transported to a hospital by KCFD-EMS with non-serious injuries and was not shot.

The victim who was shot was reported by KCFD-EMS as "a 20-year-old male shot twice in the right thigh."

Apparently- the suspect also tried to "run over" that victim with a vehicle.

The male's injuries were serious- but not thought to be life-threatening.

Police are looking for "a a black Acura TZ" driven by "a Hispanic male- last seen southbound on I-435" from 23rd Street.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Kansas City "News" Media Fails Regarding American Royal Move to Kansas

The TV news stations always promote themselves as civic boosters.  If this is so- then why half-ass report things?

Today it was (officially) announced that Kansas City MO's American Royal is moving over to the Kansas side.

Most of the news media stories mentioning this failed to report the fact that Kansas is furnishing STAR bonds to the AR to make this move to the Village West area of KC-KS..

STAR bonds are paid off in sales taxes.

What- besides a once-a year BBQ/horse/livestock show does the American Royal sell to pay-off these bonds?

Will the AR rely on nearby sales taxes to pay off this debt or leech-off proceeds from nearby corporate-welfare districts?

Did the governmental agency issuing these bonds insert any claw-backs into the legal document?

Friday, October 21, 2016

American Presidential Candidate Gets Booed at NYC Charity Dinner

Wow!  You have to be a pretty low-class speaker to get booed at a charity dinner!

Here's the full video courtesy of The NEW YORK TIMES....

Atchison, Kansas: Evacuations Necessary After Large Chemical Cloud Forms

Thousands in this northeastern Kansas city were told to either "shelter in-place" or evacuate after two toxic chemicals were accidentally mixed together at MGP Inc. in Atchison Friday morning.

The chemicals formed a noxious cloud that spread across this city of 11000- about 40 miles N.W. of Kansas City.

From the KSHB-41 news story- "According to the Atchison City Manager's Office, sodium hydrochlorite, also known as sodium hypochlorite, and sulfuric acid were inadvertently mixed together in the wrong holding tank Friday morning, which caused a reaction."

More than 50 people were treated at the Atchison hospital- none reported serious injuries. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Belton MO Police Report a Killing Tonight

Belton Police report to the mainstream news media that they are investigating a "homicide" in the northwestern part of that city in NW Cass county MO..

A location reported by several media outlets as "M-150 and Prospect-" which is more than a mile inside the Kansas City corporate limits.

Citizen reports (since Belton Police have encrypted radio communications now) put the actual location where the murder occurred as "M-58 and Prospect."

On Wednesday- KCTV-5 ran this story:

"The Metro Squad was assembled Wednesday morning to investigate a Belton man's murder.
Benjamin Friend, 37, was shot and killed about 5:40 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Prospect Avenue and Missouri Highway 150.
A family friend says Benjamin Friend was on his way home from work to pick up two of his children when someone shot and killed him.
Those who loved him want his killer caught. 
"He was getting ready to pick up his son and daughter to take them to their after school activities that they have going on," said Boyce Carson, a family friend.
The father's usual route turned deadly when a man shot at his van. Friends are relieved the children were not with him.
Carson has known Friend since he was born. He grew up with Benjamin's mother. 
"An excellent young man," Carson said. "A hard working father of three children. Just had everything going for him. The world by the tail. He just had a brand new baby two months ago I believe." 
Authorities are requesting anyone who might have seen anything suspicious on Hwy. 150 between Missouri Highway 291 and Prospect Avenue between 5 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. to contact them at 816-348-4470 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
They are specifically requesting information regarding a newer model red sports coupe with black rims, tinted windows and a loud exhaust, and a white work van with a ladder rack and ladder on top. 

Belton police are investigating the possibility of road rage."

Monday, October 17, 2016

High Winds Cause Tree Damage in Kansas City MO

A large oak tree that WAS about 50 years old came crashing down due to south winds gusting to near 50 MPH Monday morning.

This tree was in the 8600 block of Winchester in the Loma Vista area of KC-MO..

The uprooted tree took out several sections of sidewalk- a power line serving street lights- and landed on the back of a car parked in the driveway of the home there.

Winchester was blocked for a time when the tree fell about 9:30 am- but has since been cleared and re-opened.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

BREAKING: Two Shot in Kansas City MO's Country Club Plaza

Two people- a female and a male in his teens- were shot in The Plaza around 7:45 pm Saturday evening.

The incident occurred in the 4600 to 4700 blocks of Broadway.

Both victims' injuries were said to be not life-threatening.

The male teen was reportedly shot in a leg.

Police are seeking unspecified suspect(s) in this incident- and the area around 47th Street and Broadway remains closed while KCPD completes their investigation.

BREAKING: Kansas City MO PD "Operation-100" at Shooting Scene

At 1:19 pm Saturday afternoon- KC-MO Fire- EMS and Police East Zone officers were called to a reported "shooting" at a house in the 5000 block of East 41st Terrace.

Police said there was a "female victim lying in the driveway in front" of the house there and that the "male" suspectr "was still inside.

Officers managed to get to the injured female from the front of the house to a waiting EMS unit.

KCFD-EMS "Medic-5" said their patient was "45-years-old" and suffering from several "stab wounds."

She was taken to a medical trauma center in serious condition.

At 1:29 pm- PD called for a tactical squad or "Operation-100" to get the male suspect out of the house.

That Op-100 is underway as of this posting....

Friday, October 14, 2016

BREAKING: Possibly Law Involved in Fatal Shooting in Kansas City MO Northland

Around 10:30 pm Friday night- KC MO fire and police were called to the scene of "a shooting" on the "eastbound Missouri (M) 152 ramp from northbound I-29" .

Arriving KCPD reports "the Missouri State Patrol" was already on the scene- and the first responding officer requested homicide detectives to respond as well.

The victim is believed to be inside of a vehicle.

Parts of the M-152 and I-29 interchange are closed by MHP and KCPD.

KCFD EMS did not transport any victim from the scene.

This was later determined to be a male shot over a road-rage incident and that no law officers were involved in the shooting.

The suspect reportedly called police from a nearby gas station/convenience store and turned himself in.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

BREAKING: KC MO Fire Truck in Crash Responding To Same

A KCFD truck was involved in a crash with yet-unknown injuries at Bannister Road and Blue Ridge Blvd. around 7:35 pm Thursday evening.

The FD and EMS had been sent to another crash at the same location.  Additional fire and EMS units were sent to the FD-involved wreck.

There was a light thundershower in progress at the time of both crashes.

More details as received ...

Tornado Watch No. 493 - IA-KS-MO-NE Until 9 PM CDT

The NWS' Storm Prediction Center has issues a tornado watch that includes area W to N of Metro Kansas City- including Topeka KS and St. Joseph MO areas.

TW #493 runs till 9 PM- note that additional weather watches are likely to be issued downstream- or in Metro KC- later this Thursday afternoon and/or evening.

Flash-flooding rainfalls are also likely- especially in areas that received heavy rain late Wednesday night and early this morning.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Tornado Watch No. 490 - KS-NE - Until 9 PM CDT

Metro Kansas City is NOT included in this watch- but it does include a large part of Kansas from northeast to south-central.

Monday, October 03, 2016

BREAKING: Victim Critical in South Kansas City MO Shooting

The incident occurred around 2 pm Monday afternoon in the 9300 block of Bales at an apartment complex.

Reportedly- a male shot another male there. The immediate aftermath may have been witnessed by a nearby KC MO Water department crew.

The police took a possible suspect into custody near the scene within 15 minutes after the crime occurred.

The victim was reported by KCFD "Medic-41" as "a 20's-something male with a gunshot to his left chest."

"CPR" was "in progress" on the victim as he was taken to a nearby medical trauma center in grave condition.

UPDATE:  The male victim died at Research Med Center within an hour of his arrival.

He possibly is the city's 91st homicide in the city so far this year..

Friday, September 09, 2016

9/11 Truthers Not Satisfied with Official Version of Events

If you read this URL regarding 9/11- one might come to a conclusion of either a BIG cover-up- or we have the most inept government in the Free World ....  ;)

9/11 truthers not satisfied with official version of events: 9/11 truthers suggest that evidence exists 'that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur,' according to the 9/11 statement.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

BREAKING: "High-Angle" Rescue in Downtown Kansas City MO

It's apparently someone in trouble who is on a scaffolding outside the Town Pavilion building at 12th St. and Main.

KC-MO Fire dispatched the initial alarm at 2:21 pm to "12th Street and Brooklyn" as a high-angle rescue.

Two minutes later- the correct address is given- "12th St. and Main."

Reportedly- the person needing assistance has their "lines tangled-" and Fire has the glorious streetcar's tracks blocked to perform this rescue.

As of 2:45 pm- the stranded worker- a window washer- has been safely assisted off by fire crews and is uninjured.....