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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Overnight News - Saturday, 09 December 2006

All the significant news was in Kansas City, MO overnight...

Around midnight- some one tried to set fire to an occupied house in the 2400 block of Brooklyn. The fire - reportedly in a bedroom- was quickly brought under control with no injuries.

During the 2-o'clock hour- a gunshot victim was driven to a local hospital's emergency room. Police report the victim says they were shot at a nightclub at Blue Parkway and 63rd Street but there was no suspect description given.

Three males reportedly carjacked a person at a south KC convenience store around 11:15pm Friday night. It happened near 87th Street and Hillcrest and the victim was not hurt. Police were looking for the suspects and the stolen 1997 Honda.

Around 3 am Saturday morning- a male driver crashed his vehicle through concrete median dividers on I-35 north of Cambridge Circle. The force of the crash ejected the driver and pushed the dividers into the northbound lanes forcing the Interstate to be closed for a time. The man was taken to a nearby trauma center with life-threatening injuries.

A "major water break" in a south KC hotel caused significant damage. The incident was reported around 6:30 am in the 500 block of East 105th Street. An unknown number of hotel guests were evacuated by firefighters to unaffected portions of the building but no one was hurt.

Overnight weather had clear skies with temperatures that stayed right around the 30-degree mark. Blustery southwesterly winds made it seem about a dozen degrees colder however.


Sunday, December 03, 2006

Overnight News - Sunday, 03 December 2006

Kansas City, MO firefighters were busy at their job Sunday morning.

A house is consumed in flames in Kansas City's Northland.
The alarm went out around 10am to the 5200 block of N.E. 63rd Terrace. The fire in the 1-1/2-story home was reported under control at 10:52am. Two adults and a child have been displaced - but no reports of injuries.

Earlier- three firefighters escaped serious injury after falling through the floor at a 2-alarm fire in the 1700 block of Corrington.
The 4:50am incident involved eight KCFD companies and burned 2 houses. One was occupied by 2 adults and 2 children who escaped injury. The other was vacant.
A 32-year-old male firefighter fell through a hole in the floor and into the basement of the vacant house - his air mask ripped from his face in the process.
He was quickly rescued by his comrades and whisked to an area hospital in good condition. Two other firefighters who also fell through holes in the floor didn't require medical treatment.
The fire was under control at 5:33am and at least 6 streams of water were reportedly used. The cause was being investigated as arson.

At 12:32am, another fire occurred in a house that had a fire on Saturday. This incident was in the 1300 block of East 84th Street. Flames that were "through the roof" when the first company arrived were under control at 12:51am. No injuries here and this fire had suspicious origins and was being investigated.

Lawrence, KS emergency services dealt with a car containing 4 occupants slamming into a tree. The call went out at 1:15am to the intersection of Quail Creek & Tam-o-shanter. One of the injured - a 19-year-old male front passenger - was flown by LifeStar medical helicopter to a KC-area hospital in serious condition.

Another man in his 20's is in serious to critical condition after slamming his pickup truck into a concrete median divider. This wreck was reported around 4am on eastbound I-670 east of the Kansas state line.

Police are looking for suspects in two alleged home-invasions in the Kansas City, MO Southland - one of the invasions was unsuccessful.
The home invasion that was carried off was in the 9400 block of Stark just before 1am. Police report 3 black males broke down a back door and entered the residence. No one was injured and no word on what was taken.

The failed invasion was in the 6600 block of Winchester. There 2 black male suspects tried to force open a door and not succeeding they left in a possibly light-pink colored Neon.

Overnight weather experienced dry conditions as clouds moved out. Temperatures fell from the low 20's into the mid-teens- but lessening winds didn't make it feel much colder.