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Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Kansas City MetroRegion Overnight News and Weather Report - Saturday, February 10, 2007

TRAFFIC INCIDENTS AND HABITAT FIRES PREDOMINATED DURING THE K.C. METROREGION OVERNIGHT.

VEHICULARS:
*** ONE DEAD IN KC-MO VEHICLE VS. POLE -
0341 - IN207000381 - KC-MO - FIRE- MAST & POLICE - "VEHICLE INTO A POLE" CRASH- "E. CLEAVER (JUST WEST OF) BENTON." A POLE WAS "KNOCKED DOWN" AND "EXTRICATION NEEDED" ON THE "MALE DRIVER" PER FD CHIEF. MAST-128 CONFIRMS "1 TYPE-BLACK (D.O.A.)" AT 0347C (CONFIRMED BY FD CHIEF 105 TWO MINUTES LATER).

** RAYMORE MO PEDESTRIAN SUSTAINS LIFE-CRITICAL INJURIES -
0059 - IN207000363 - RAYMORE MO - POLICE & SOUTH METRO FIRE & EMS - "PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY A VEHICLE- ON (M-) 58 IN FRONT OF THE BEACON HOPE CHURCH (?)." OFFICER REPORTS "A WHITE MALE" VICTIM "WITH VARIOUS INJURIES" AT 0103C. MEDICAL HELICOPTER IS ORDERED AT 0108C ("IN THE AIR" AT 0119C) & THEY FLEW THE GRAVELY-INJURED PATIENT TO (A LOCAL HOSPITAL). STRIKING VEHICLE & DRIVER WERE AT THE SCENE.

** YOUNG ADULT MALE GRAVELY INJURED IN LAWRENCE KS VEHICLE VS. MOVING SEMI-TRAILER CRASH -
0240 - IN207000374 - LAWRENCE KS - FIRE & EMS - "ROLLOVER ACCIDENT- (OCCUPANT) POSSIBLE CODE-BLUE (MALE)- EXTRICATION NEEDED- 1930 AIRPORT ROAD (U.S. 24?)." INCIDENT CONFIRMED AND A MEDICAL CHOPPER ORDERED. LIFESTAR FLEW "A 19-YEAR-OLD MALE- (SEAT-BELTED) DRIVER OF A VEHICLE THAT STRUCK A SEMI-TRAILER HEAD ON" WITH GRAVE INJURIES TO (A KC HOSPITAL).

** ROLLOVER ACCIDENT IN NORTHERN CLAY COUNTY MO EJECTS ONE AND SERIOUSLY INJURES A SECOND -
0103 - IN207000364 - CLAY COUNTY (CLCO) MO- SHERIFF- HOLT EMS - "1-VEHICLE" CRASH- "ONE PERSON EJECTED- "M-33 ABOUT 1/2-MILE SOUTH OF HOLT (MO)." KEARNEY FIRE & EMS WAS SENT TO HELP AT 0114C AS THERE ARE "2" PATIENTS IN AT LEAST SERIOUS CONDITION. EMS TRANSPORTS "ONE TO (A NEARBY)" HOSPITAL AT 0145C.



INFERNOS:
** MOBILE HOME BURNS NEAR BUCKNER MO -
0404 - IN207000382 - JACKSON COUNTY (JACO) MO - FORT OSAGE & SNI-VALLEY FIRE - FIVE COMPANY RESPONSE: "RENTAL HOUSE AT 32805 E. NEIL CHILES ROAD." THIS WAS A WORKING FIRE WITH "NO OCCUPANTS INSIDE" THE STRUCTURE. LIBERTY AND CJC FIRE ALSO SENT SEVERAL UNITS - THERE WAS NO READILY-AVAILABLE WATER SUPPLY/STATION COVERAGE. FIRE WAS EXTINGUISHED BY 0530C AND THE RED CROSS WAS ORDERED FOR THE UNKNOWN NUMBER OF OCCUPANTS. NO REPORTS OF INJURIES HEARD AND THE CAUSE WAS UNDER INVESTIGATION..

** ANOTHER MOBILE HOME BURNS IN EAST-NORTHEAST KC-MO -
0131 - IN207000366 - KC-MO - FIRE - FIVE-COMPANY RESPONSE: "RESIDENCE" FIRE- 452 BOOTH." DISPATCH TELLS COMPANIES THIS IS A "TRAILER." IT'S REPORTED "FULLY-INVOLVED" IN FIRE BUT "UNOCCUPIED" AT 0137C. THIS FIRE IS "UNDER CONTROL" AT 0147C. WITH NO INJURIES HEARD. CAUSE UNDER INVESTIGATION.

** A SUSPICIOUS ORIGIN FIRE BURNS A VACANT HOUSE IN NORTHEAST KC-KS -
0122 - IN207000365 - KC-KS - FIRE & EMS - FIVE COMPANY RESPONSE: "STRUCTURE FIRE- IN THE AREA OF N. 10TH ST. & ORVILLE." AT 0134C- "A 1-1/2-STORY HOUSE WITH FIRE IN THE REAR" IS LOCATED AT "352 N. 10TH." CHIEF REPORTS AT 0136C THE HOUSE "APPEARS VACANT." FIRE "UNDER CONTROL" AT 0146C WITH NO INJURIES HEARD. CAUSE UNDER INVESTIGATION.



MISCELLANEOUS CALLS:

** MALE STABBING VICTIM FOUND IN A VEHICLE NEAR KC-MO'S ZONA ROSA AREA -
0141 - IN207000367 - KC-MO - POLICE-NORTH- MAST & FIRE - "STABBING" VICTIM "IN A FORD EXPLORER S.U.V.- BARRY ROAD AT I-29." FD DISPATCH SAYS "SUSPECT IS POSSIBLY IN THE VEHICLE WITH THE VICTIM." NOT MUCH HEARD ON PD RADIO. THE VICTIM - "A 22-YEAR-OLD MALE STABBED IN THE CHEST" WAS TRANSPORTED EMERGENCY BUT WITH GOOD VITAL SIGNS BY MAST-160 TO (AN AREA) HOSPITAL.

** AIRCRAFT FLIGHT DIVERTED TO K.C.I. AIRPORT FOR MEDICAL REASONS -
0324 - IN207000378 - KC-MO - MAST & AIRPORT POLICE - "TRAUMATIC INJURY ON AN INCOMING AIRCRAFT- 55 ROME CIRCLE." THIS IS REPORTED TO BE "AN AIRCRAFT THAT "WAS DIVERTED" HERE AND "A FEMALE WHO HIT HER HEAD" FOR UNKNOWN REASON ON THE PLANE PER AIRPORT PD RADIO - ALSO "DELTA- GATE 56." AT 0332C- "A 2ND PATIENT- A MALE WITH DIABETIC PROBLEMS" WAS REPORTED AND A 2ND MAST UNIT WAS DISPATCHED.

** NO CHEMICAL ROMANCE IN WARRENSBURG MO -
0003 - IN207000353 - WARRENSBURG MO - FIRE & COUNTY (CO) EMS - "UNKNOWN MEDICAL- FEMALE WHO WAS MACED ... 112 W. PINE." TROUBLE IN THE C.M.S.U. PARTY AREA THIS MORNING: DISPATCH TELLS RESPONDING UNIT AT 0011C THAT THERE "IS A LARGE DISTURBANCE IN PROGRESS" AT SOME ALCOHOL-DISPENSING ESTABLISHMENT HERE. THIS PATIENT REFUSED EMS ACCORDING TO THE RESPONDING EMS UNIT AT 0017C- THEN A CALL AT 0020C TO "PINE AND WASHINGTON" ON ANOTHER PERSON "MACED AND HAVING TROUBLE BREATHING."

** MAINS-A-POPPING IN SOUTH KC-MO -
1. 0032 - IN207000356 - KC-MO - POLICE OFFICER REPORTS "A WATER MAIN LEAK AT GRANDVIEW ROAD & LONGVIEW- ON THE WEST SIDE" TO HIS DISPATCHER.
2. 0412 - IN207000383 - KC-MO - POLICE OFFICER REPORTS "A WATER MAIN BREAK AT RED BRIDGE & HICKMAN" MILLS DRIVE.


Skies ranged from cloudy to partly cloudy overnight with temperatures dropping from the 20-degree mark into the middle-teens. Winds were light from the north..


PLEASE WATCH KSHB NBC41 - ACTION NEWS FOR THESE AND OTHER BREAKING NEWS STORIES.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Where is the Kansas City, MO. T.I.F. performance audit?

So what's the number? Half of the city council members running for mayor?

Therefore anyone besides me find it odd that the candidates don't want the findings from this new audit hitting the news before the mayorial primary on February 27???

Heh- not if you read this site http://kctifed.blogspot.com/2007/01/bureaucratic-debt.html and THEN you get a good idea just WHY the present city administration does not want the findings of the audit released.

Kansas City, MO. Council: Release the audit!!!

Mark Funkhouser: Man- you are missing a GREAT opportunity to hold these council mayorial candidates' feet to the fire!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

BREAKING NEWS


There is a 2-alarm fire raging at a chemical plant at Nicholson & North Garland in Kansas City Mo.'s Northeast Bottoms Industrial area.

The alarm initially came in shortly after 2:15 PM and a 2nd-alarm was sounded immediately when Pumper 34 arrived - reporting "multiple explosions" in a very urgent voice.

More as available...

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1625 CST UPDATE -

The 3-alarm fire at the ChemCentral petrochemical facility at 910 N. Prospect continues to burn unabated.

Except for one unmanned pumper truck and it's deck turret gun, no other water is being put on the fire.

An 6-square block area has been evacuated and I-35 northeast of downtown has been closed to all traffic.

One minor injury has been reported so far - reportedly a ChemCentral employee. His injuries are said to be minor and there are concerns he was exposed to some chemical product during the initial explosion.

There is concern now about the chemical content of the massive smoke plume being blown west and southwestward. A special aircraft used to monitor contents of smoke plumes is enroute from Texas.

Clumps of material from the fire have also been found on downtown streets.

As a sidebar- the fire's smoke plume is showing up on EAX/Pleasant Hill NWS weather radar as a moderate-intensity echo.





(Photos courtesy of the Associated Press - Photojournalists Charlie Riedel & Cliff Schiappa)

Monday, February 05, 2007

Waiting For The Spring

We've paid our winter dues. Folks around here are going to go crazy when it hits 60-degrees.

There is beauty in winter - as depicted below in a sunset photo of the Burrard bridge and the Strait of Georgia from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
(Courtesy of http://www.katkam.ca)