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Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Kansas City MetroRegion Overnight News and Weather Report - Saturday, May 12, 2007

**PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN KANSAS CITY, MO.'S NORTHLAND**

The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms a male pedestrian is dead after being struck by a semi-truck on southbound I-435 and N.E. 108th street early Saturday morning.

There was initially a report at 4:40 am that a driver thought he had struck a deer but wasn't sure. That call was to eastbound I-435 at U.S. 169. Fire, MAST & police couldn't find any body or driver to contact spanning a 5-mile search either side.

A Highway Patrol trooper found the correct location at 5:11 am.. MHP also reports "there are indications the deceased was lying in the roadway when he was struck."

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*FIRE & FIGHT*

KC-MO firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in a townhouse in the 1200 block of West Bluff at 5:35 am..

Firefighters used an inch and three-quarter handline on the fire which was under control 11 minutes after dispatch. A fire investigator

No one was injured - but firefighters also had to help quell a domestic disturbance that broke out in front of the building at 6:10 am..

Don't think police arrested anyone.

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***OVERNIGHT WEATHER***

Clear skies- calm winds and pleasant temperatures - lowering to the 60-degree mark at dawn - prevailed overnight.

A very pleasant May and 'Mother's Day' weekend weatherwise - take it to the bank.

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First with Kansas City Metro- Region Breaking News - KSHB NBC41 ACTION NEWS.
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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: KC-MO FIRE INVOLVES INJURIES

KC-MO FIRE HAS CRITICAL INJURIES TO A CHILD- ANOTHER CHILD AND AN ADULT HAVE BEEN RESCUED FROM A HOUSE FIRE IN THE 2500 BLOCK OF MERSINGTON ON THE EAST SIDE.

TWO CRITICAL PATIENTS "APROXIMATELY 4 & 8-YEAR-OLD MALES" SOON TO BE TRANSPORTED BY MAST.

NO WORD ON THE CONDITION OF THE ADULT PULLED FROM THE BURNING HOUSE.

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2245 CDT UPDATE: THE ADULT VICTIM FROM THE FIRE IS ALSO REPORTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION - "AN APPROXIMATELY 30-YEAR-OLD MALE."

I'M ALSO HEARING A FEMALE CHILD BEING TRANSPORTED (SORRY FOLKS, I CAUGHT THIS STORY ON THE CUFF) ALSO IN BAD SHAPE FROM WHAT ALL OF THEM SEEMED TO SUFFER - SMOKE INHALATION.

THE FIRE WAS DECLARED UNDER CONTROL ABOUT 8 MINUTES AGO AND I'M SURE WILL BE CAREFULLY INVESTIGATED.

THERE ARE 2 ADDITIONAL MAST-EMS UNITS BEING SENT TO THE SCENE - UNKNOWN IF THERE ARE FURTHER VICTIMS OR IF ANY FIREFIGHTERS WERE INJURED.


SUMMARIZING: AROUND 10:15 PM TUESDAY - IT APPEARS AT LEAST FOUR PERSONS - 3 OF THEM CHILDREN - HAVE SUFFERED CRITICAL INJURIES IN A HOUSE FIRE ON KC-MO'S EAST SIDE.
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2300 CDT UPDATE: THERE ARE ONLY 2 CHILDREN-VICTIMS OF THIS FIRE. ALSO- THE 2 CHILDREN TRANSPORTED WERE "NON-BREATHERS" AS CONFIRMED BY BOTH A FIRE DEPT. CHIEF AND THE MAST-EMS MED REPORTS TO THE MEDICAL CENTER.

THE FOURTH & FIFTH PERSONS INJURED IN THIS FIRE ARE FEMALES: ONE "23-YEARS-OLD" AND THE OTHER "30-YEARS-OLD" ACCORDING TO MAST.
THEIR CONDITIONS DO NOT SOUND ANYWHERE AS SERIOUS AS THAT OF THE OTHER 3 PATIENTS.

SO FIVE INJURED - 3 CRITICALLY - 2 CHILDREN AND AN ADULT - IN THIS HOUSE FIRE IN THE 2500 BLOCK OF MERSINGTON.
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May The Great Spirit be with this family.

MORE PHOTOS OF THE GREENSBURG MONSTER



Reportedly this is the tornado shortly after it touched down south of Greensburg.
Note all the vehicles - no doubt "tornado chasers." This is one reason I rarely "chase" anymore. I'm more concerned about some of these chase drivers than ANY tornado!



This photo is I believe from the same spotters that provided the screen capture from my original blog on this tornado. Looks like it was shot from a backseat photog.
That was NOT the sunset backlightling the tornado but lightning!
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W.G.A.F.

I've been sent a couple of these "let's get back at the oil companies" mass-emails and you know what? Ain't gonna work.

Nothing short of a 1 or 2 day flat-assed national strike by ALL it's citizens is going to do any good. And you and I both know that ain't gonna happen.

Hey, let's all gas-up and just go joyriding around for the next few months. Let's all just drive our way to bankruptcy and to hell with it.

It's evident the American people have turned into the world's fattest sheep.

Nothing and I mean NOTHING seems to outrage us anymore.

Then our so-called "news-media" keeps foisting celebrity crap on us- instead of DOING SOME ACTUAL REAL LIFE INVESTIGATION INTO REAL LIFE ISSUES!!!

News item: Pollys vote down the cheaper perscription drug imports.
News media: More time spent on Paris 'I-could-give-a-damn-less-about' Hilton.

As CHICAGO once sang: "Don't it make you angry the way war keeps dragging on?"
Well my fellow Americans- if you don't have a loved one in Iraq- you probably don't give a shit.
Oh sorry- you do? And you are doing what about it?

Uh-huh.

To paraphrase an American who once had hope for this nation:
"Ask not, what America can do for you - because if you're not rich and/or connected - forget it."

Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Kansas City MetroRegion Overnight News and Weather Report - Sunday, May 06, 2007

***SEVERE WEATHER WAS BIGGEST CONCERN***

This is a Monday afternoon edit.

Yes- there were the shootings, stabbings, car wrecks, fires, robberies and your what-have-you both weekend overnights.

The historic news story was unfolding about 300 miles southwest of us however.

Gary Lezak's storm chaser relayed the report that Greensburg had been struck by a tornado early in NBC41's 10-o'clock newscast.

The town of around 1,500 people had "heavy damage" but the extent was still unclear with night having set in and the whole town powerless.

As you see by my blog below - as time went on early Saturday morning what sporatic communications that were getting out were indicating Greensburg was "wiped out."
"Every ambulance within 100 miles" being sent into the town was mentioned several times on a monitored broadcast from the area.

The town's police, fire and EMS vehicles were crushed and the hospital partially destroyed - the first fatality was not reported until about 3 am.. That number has risen to 10 as of this writing.
Around 100 people suffered some injury and there's still more than a dozen people in critical condition.
Not yet a complete account for every resident of the town either.

We have some high water problems right now.
But this does not compare - in my nearly 50 years of weather study - to a town the size of Greensburg, Kansas wiped out by a tornado.

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First with Kansas City Metro- Region Breaking News - KSHB NBC41 ACTION NEWS.
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