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Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Kansas City MetroRegion Overnight News and Weather Report - Saturday, October 27, 2007


*** THREE SHOT- 2 CRITICAL IN KC-MO WESTPORT SHOOTING ***


***Three people were shot in 2 separate vehicles in Westport early Saturday morning. The victims then drove themselves to two different hospitals.

Police and EMS crews were called out at 3:29am to a gas station's parking lot in the 4000 block of Broadway where a shooting had reportedly occurred. Officers arrived minutes later- finding "a lot of blood" on the lot but no victims to be found..

Another officer already at a nearby hospital then reports "5 to 6" shooting victims had arrived by a citizen's car. It turns out only 2 victims are actually here- and one of them is reported to be in quite critical condition.

Soon- another shooting victim has reportedly arrived at another hospital's E-R across town. That victim too is reported to be in grave condition.

There are vague witness descriptions of one- possibly two other suspect vehicles involved- police said those witnesses weren't cooperating very much with the investigation.
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** KC-MO POLICE OFFICER INJURED AFTER CAR CHASE **

*** A police officer received "non life-threatening" injuries after a suspect vehicle they were chasing pinned her against a patrol car.

The chase began around 1:05am in the 3900 block of Watkins Expressway and ended about 1:16am in the 4500 block of East 39th Street.

A police officer was approaching the stopped suspect vehicle when that vehicle rolled backwards and pinned the officer against a patrol car.
The officer's injuries were not life-threatening- and 3 suspects were arrested.
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** TWO-ALARM FIRE IN INDEPENDENCE-MO **

... It took a 2-alarm response of Independence firefighters to battle a fire in a reported vacant building near U.S. 24 and Overton in the Fairmount area late Friday night.

No one was injured in the large fire in an old lumberyard that began around 11pm.

Fire companies from KC-MO- Lee's Summit and Blue Springs provided coverage for those parts of Independence left without fire protection.
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** MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED TRYING TO ELUDE POLICE IN KC-MO **


... The driver of a vehicle that was possibly stolen suffered serious injuries as he was trying to elude police in east KC-MO.

Even though no police on the ground were chasing the suspect- he was tracked from the air by helicopter as he sped south on Manchester Trafficway from Truman Road at speeds of up to 100 m.p.h..

At around 1:15am- the suspect turned onto a gravel road off Manchester south of I-70- then sped along that gravel road and railroad tracks near the Blue River until the suspect- as witnessed by the police helicopter spotter- "crashed into a large pipe."

In addition to that suspect's serious injuries- he was also under arrest.
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** SERIOUS INJURIES IN A KC-MO WRECK **


... An accident report came in at 1:54am to 55th Street and Watkins Expressway.

Two persons were injured- one critically. There were no other details available at report time.

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** TWO INJURED IN BUCKNER-MO ALTERCATION **


... Two person reportedly suffered marginally life-threatening injuries after a reported "shooting or stabbing" behind a bar in the 300 block of South Hudson just before 11:30pm Friday night.


There were no details on the 2 injured- taken to an area trauma center..

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** Possible Late K.C. STAR Deliveries In Lee's Summit-MO This Morning **


... A Kansas City STAR delivery driver was injured when her delivery vehicle was broadsided by another vehicle at the intersection of M-291 and Chipman Road around 5am.

That female delivery driver- and the driver of the vehicle that struck her- had non life-threatening injuries.

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<><><> OVERNIGHT WEATHER <><> <>

Skies in the MetroRegion became mostly clear by dawn- allowing temperatures to fall into the 40's. Winds were calm or very light from the West.

A crisp-pleasant fall day in store today- but a frost is possible MetroRegion-wide Sunday morning..

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Kansas City's Breaking News Leader - NBC41 ACTION NEWS.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Where Are All The Missouri Fans

I don't see one vote for the Tigers on the Big 12 Football Championship poll on the right side of this blog.

No Mizzou fans read this blog? Chase and the rest of the Tigers look pretty damn good- don't you think they can win the Big 12????

Just because I'm a JAYHAWKER doesn't mean I don't ROOT for Mizzou (except WHEN you're playing the 'Hawks).

HUGE game November 24 at Arrowhead!
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Hint From Harry

Heh- unless you're Flipper- ALWAYS take your cellphone outta yer pants BEFORE washing them!

Off to "church" soon- it's a nice fall day- the sun's shining and the birds chirping normally so I'm taking my one day a week off from news and weather worries....

Peace & love all- and pray the collection plate tips into my lap again! BFG
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

San Diego Live Streaming TV News Coverage Of Southern Cal Fires

For those of you with friends- relatives or are just news hounds- here's a live stream URL for KUSI-9 in San Diego.

http://bcintmedia-kusi-breaking-news.wm.llnwd.net/bcintmedia_kusi_breaking_news
Copy & paste to PLAY URL under menu heading FILE on your Windows Media Player.
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WILDFIRES DISPLACE MORE THAN ONE-HALF MILLION SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS

More than 500000 Southern Californians have been evacuated due to a reported 16 different natural cover fires covering a combined hundreds of thousands of acres in the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas.
More than 1300 structures- homes and businesses- have been destroyed. Thus far- 2 have been killed and dozens injured in the Southland wildfires.

Very few of the fires are more than 25% contained- many of the fires have less than 10% containment.

The estimated half-million people evacuated have been in the San Diego area. At least 10000 people have camped out at the city's NFL football stadium.
Weather conditions are forecast to improve over the next few days which may provide a chance for thousands of firefighters to control the blazes.
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Bloggers SHOULD Be Accountable For What They Post

Just as much as POLITICIANS should be accountable for what they do.

Which means WE should be able to double-speak- lie and spin wrong to right too.

Politicians already seem to have their own class system and justice system. I think many of we bloggers should really like that part- plus unlimited medical coverage and all the other perks.

If you're going to BITCH about whether bloggers should be held accountable for what THEY say and do- take a LONG HARD LOOK at our "ruling class" first.

Pre-swearing-in and regular drug-testing for politicians would make a GREAT start.

Does The KANSAS CITY STAR wish to comment on POLITICIAN DRUG TESTING or just shove out their daily quota of words?

Bloggers are regular citizens with a new and powerful soapbox. If there is character assassination of politicians- they are and have ALWAYS been fair game.

Watch their campaigns- THEY character assassinate each other with regularity!

THEY choose to be elected- WE don't make/change the rules nor make the idiotic decisions regarding hard-earned tax money.

SOME of us aren't sheep- we WILL bite you back- and hard!
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Monday, October 22, 2007

Hundreds Of Thousands Evacuated As Southern California Burns

So far- more than 250000- a quarter of a million- residents of San Diego County have been evacuated due to a number of out of control wildfires.

Among the emergency shelters hastily opened- Qualcom Stadium- where the NFL football Chargers play- is being used for evacuees.

At least 1 person died- with a dozen injured in those fires with hundreds of structures destroyed.

Thousands have also been evacuated in the Los Angeles Metro due to at least a half-dozen wildfires. There have been at least several injuries so far.

One fire (see images) broke out near Lake Arrowhead- east of L.A.- before noon- and at last estimate has already destroyed dozens of expensive homes.
Another massive fire is near Santa Clarita- north of L.A. (see images). That fire has threatens hundreds of homes.
There are still concerns around Malibu- where that fire that broke out Sunday is still not contained.
In fact- none of the major fires in Southern California are anywhere near containment. High winds and low humidities continue to plague the Southland through tomorrow....

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Internet Streaming Of L.A. TV Stations Covering Wildfires

I've been watching off & on since yesterday- live coverage of the Malibu and other L.A. 'Southland' natural cover fires.

KABC took their live stream down- but here's a working stream from KNBC in Burbank.

There is one reported fatality and several injured in a brush fire near San Diego.

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Heavy Rains Indicated In Western K.C. MetroRegion

I do not see any NWS statements- advisories or warnings- but weather radars from K.C. and Topeka are indicating rainfalls so far today of up to 5.5-inches over parts of Osage County Kansas.

General rainfalls of more than 3-inches are indicated by the red color on the image (click to enlarge). The maroons indicate the 5-inch-plus totals.

Again- no "official" warnings or advisories on this heavy rainfall yet.
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AP: "GOP Rivals Argue Who's Most Conservative"

Oh brother... it's the latest Republicrat debate.

Maybe next session- these candidates can debate who the biggest MORON or perhaps LIAR is.

Would that make them master debators then? Maybe Philllllll (de)Kline can judge that facet....
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Climate Change Will Make Weather Forecasting Difficult

I'm wondering why I have not heard this addressed in the scientific community...

Weather forecasting models work on more or less a historic basis- past weather scenarios that current conditions in the atmosphere are thought to mimic.

With the general warming of the Earth's atmosphere- I'm of the strong opinion that this will change established weather patterns- therefore throwing out many of these weather models' effectiveness.

This is too simple: a NEW climate model simply makes the present established weather model- based on past- observed historical weather patterns- obsolete.

A good example might be the present weather models. They have been bouncing all over the place the past 5 days on whether this present frontal system coming through "cuts-off" or not.

One day- the models cut this system off with an upper-level low meandering around the Central States for several days- the next day it doesn't cut it off.

This is just one example of what may well make weather forecasting in the coming years more difficult.
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NASA Withholds Public-Financed Survey Results

How about if Americans just withhold their "public finance" from the Government?

NASA is not divulging a survey they made of airline pilots- and of all the shenanigans that go on in the cockpit.

This is a double-whammy to the face.

We- the American public FINANCE this thing- then the govermental bastards don't release the results- which- I may add would probably scare people to train travel.

Had enough YET America?
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Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Kansas City MetroRegion Overnight News and Weather Report - Sunday, October 21, 2007

*** BREAKING NEWS: DEAD MALE DISCOVERED IN SOUTH-CENTRAL KC-MO ***

>>> The call at 6:06am was said to be of an unknown nature- other than "a man down" at 57Th Street and Indiana.

Police arrived minutes later and found the man down- and deceased.

Crime scene and homicide investigators have been called to the scene.

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... According to MAST-EMS- a "26-year-old male" was taken to an area trauma center around 1am in critical condition after he "was hit several times in the head by a baseball bat."

That incident occurred on Kansas City-Mo's near-Northeast Side and no suspect information was available.

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<><><> OVERNIGHT WEATHER <><> <>

That howling you heard overnight wasn't wolves- but the wind.

Wind gusts near 50 m.p.h.- recorded at 48 mph at K.C.I. at 4am- continue to blow through the Metro at dawn. The NWS issued a wind advisory for much of the Missouri and adjacent Kansas counties in the MetroRegion.

Overnight skies were mostly clear with MetroRegion temperatures holding around normal highs of 65-70-degrees..

A cold front today- wind shifts- and colder. Rain is likely to begin Monday morning and will hang in at least part of the day. A frost is possible some areas Tuesday morning- but I'm still holding to the general frost around Halloween.

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Kansas City's Breaking News Leader - NBC41 ACTION NEWS.
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KANSAS CITY MetroRegion WEATHER: NWS "Wind Advisory" In Effect

Winds gusts around and in excess of 40 m.p.h. throughout the area this morning has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a "wind advisory" until 1pm this Sunday afternoon for the following counties:

ATCHISON- MIAMI- LINN- LEAVENWORTH- WYANDOTTE and JOHNSON in Kansas ... PLATTE- CLAY- RAY- JACKSON- LAFAYETTE- CASS- JOHNSON- BATES and HENRY counties in Missouri.


The NWS statement reads:

"SOUTH WINDS CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN THIS MORNING AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT DRAPED ACROSS EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA THROUGH NORTHWEST KANSAS. EARLY MORNING SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS ARE ALREADY RANGING BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH...ACROSS EAST CENTRAL KANSAS AND WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI.
AS THE FRONT MOVES SOUTHEAST THE SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS WILL STRENGTHEN TO RANGE AROUND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TOPPING 40 MPH. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL BEGIN TO EASE DURING THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS AS THE COLD FRONT STARTS MOVING THROUGH EASTERN KANSAS AND MISSOURI.

AREAS AFFECTED BY THESE STRONG WINDS WILL BE SOUTH OF A LINE FROM ATCHISON KANSAS- THROUGH CONCORDIA MISSOURI- WARRENSBURG AND CLINTON.

THIS INCLUDES THE KANSAS CITY METRO AREA.

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE 30 TO 40 MPH...OR GUSTS RANGING FROM 45 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED.
WINDS OF THIS STRENGTH MAY CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA PRECAUTIONS. MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION UNTIL THE WINDS SUBSIDE.
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There have been several reports of power lines and tree limbs downed. Be on the lookout for those things until at least 1pm today.

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