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Saturday, November 24, 2007


With the 2nd largest crowd- 80537- in the 35 year history of Arrowhead Stadium at the Truman Sports Complex- the University of Missouri football Tigers have defeated the University of Kansas Jayhawks by a score of 36 to 28.

There have been quite a number of sideshows as well- monitored on the Arrowhead security radio channel. There have been around a dozen assaults heard- both inside and outside Arrowhead.
Just as the game ended- one man had been arrested after hijacking a security cart in a parking lot- driving it around Kaufman Stadium among other places before stopped. Several other medical calls involved possible intoxicated people.

No serious wrecks are being reported as of this posting- hopefully all goes well as this Jayhawker congratulates the Missouri Tigers.


A light to moderate snow is causing bridges and roadways to become slick and hazardous from the K.C.I. and Liberty areas southward through KC-KS- KC-MO into Johnson County- westward and southwestward into Lawrence and Ottawa Kansas.

Temperatures are hovering around the freezing mark- and dozens of accidents with several involving serious injuries have been reported in KC-MO Northland and in JoCo-KS.
A KC-MO fire chief reports "possibly closing I-435" near K.C.I. Airport because of wrecks. Cars are reported to have gone of the road in numerous locations along the I-435 corridor from KCI- KC-KS into JoCo. I-35 is affected from near I-635 south past I-435 near Olathe.

Radar trends indicate the snow bands will slack off by noon- with temperatures rising above freezing most areas by mid-afternoon. Maximum snowfalls of 3/4-inch or less expected.



The Kansas City MetroRegion Overnight News and Weather Report - Saturday, November 24, 2007


*** A 56-year-old woman got burned and inhaled smoke in an apartment building fire in Riverside around 2:15am Saturday morning. Her injuries were serious but not immediately life-threatening.

Another male suffered a bruised head but refused transport to a hospital from the scene of the 2-alarm fire in the 4400 block of De Mons Drive.

The first arriving of the 2 Riverside fire companies reported the 2-story building "heavily-involved" in flames and "possibly people trapped inside" at 2:25am.. Flames also caught at least part of a 2nd building.

Six other fire companies from Southern Platte and KC-MO Fire departments helped RIverside bring the fire under control by about 4:30am..

The cause of the fire was under investigation..

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Cloudy skies were producing only snow flurries in the southwest Metro and some light snow over Kansas parts of the MetroRegion Saturday morning. Temperatures ranged from the middle-20's to the lower-30's.

Still a good chance of light snow or flurries this morning over about the southwestern quarter of the Kansas City MetroRegion- accumulations around or under 1/2-inch- with temperatures in the mid to upper-30's today.

Kansas City's Breaking News Leader - NBC41 ACTION NEWS.

Friday, November 23, 2007


At 2:26pm- KC-MO police have reported "a car has gone into (Longview) lake at high speed" at the Longview Marina near Longview and Raytown Road in southeastern KC.

A woman driver was reported in that vehicle- unknown any other occupants or if the police were involved in this incident- such as some sort of pursuit. The car and the driver is in "at least 50-60 feet of water" says a fire chief.

Lee's Summit underwater Rescue divers are being dispatched to the scene to assist at least 6 KC-MO Fire companies.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Day 2007

A BRILLIANT! day weather-wise today- sunny and pleasantly crisp. Give thanks for that.

The 900th annual Plaza Christmas lighting ceremony- the Longview Lake fireworks and Christmas In The Park show this evening. Two Top 5 college football teams Saturday and a pro team who'd be lucky to beat either of those college teams Sunday. Give thanks for them.

People NOT drinking because they're driving today. Give thanks- praise & respect for that.

Last but foremost- having true friends and family. Eternal thanks for that.

May the Great Spirit bless each and every one of you...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

It's Beginning To Feel A Lot Like...


There's still a chance of some light snow this evening- as present temperatures edge ever closer to the freezing mark (it's 32.5-degrees F here in south K.C.).

This will create some slick spots on wet bridges & overpasses- and a total accumulation of less than 1-inch most Metro areas.

I sure feel in the holiday spirit today (especially after 3 egg nogs and rum lol).

A very happy Thanksgiving Day to all and remember the Love.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Kansas Jayhawks Football Ranked No. 2 In Country

Unbelievable- now the Kansas Jayhawks' football team has been ranked Number 2 in the nation- according to this AP article.

The Jayhawks- after beating Iowa State 44-7 on Saturday- are 11-0 for the first time in school history. The Missouri Tigers are ranked right behind them at No. 3.

The Game of the Century will be held next Saturday evening- between the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks and No. 3 Missouri Tigers- at Arrowhead Stadium here in Kansas City.

Go Jayhawks!

The Kansas City MetroRegion Overnight News and Weather Report - Sunday, November 18, 2007


*** A two car crash on the south end of the Broadway Bridge just after midnight resulted in at least one dead - a young female- and at least 1 critically-injured of 3 other patients.

The crash was reported at 12:08am- extrication of the injured in the 2 vehicles was needed and 5 MAST ambulances to treat/transport them. There were reports the dead child was not in a child-restraint seat.

Southbound Broadway Extension was closed for more than 3 hours.



*** An approximately 30-year-old man was in very critical condition as enroute to an area medical trauma center after a reported assault in a back parking lot of a south Kansas City nightclub early Sunday morning.

The incident occurred in the back parking lot of the One Block East club at 11801 Blue Ridge at 12:39am.. Paramedics said their patient "was knocked down and his head struck the pavement" during an altercation.

There was no suspect information or word if any arrests were made.



... Two were reported injured- one seriously- in a 1-vehicle rollover crash down an embankment near Lawrence at 4:55am Sunday morning.

The crash was in the 800 block of East 1000 Road- and a seriously-injured male was flown by medical helicopter to a K.C. hospital. The 2nd occupant reportedly had minor injuries.



Temperatures remained 10 to 15 degrees above average overnight under mostly clear skies and light easterly winds.

A strong warm-up over the next few days- until a strong cold front passes through the area late Tuesday or Wednesday.

That front will threaten the MetroRegion with a range of weather from possible thunderstorms to ice and/or snow into early Thanksgiving Day. The coldest air of the season is expected.

Kansas City's Breaking News Leader - NBC41 ACTION NEWS.

Okay- Winter Storm Around Thanksgiving In Central States

Here we go- the weather model of choice has done a complete circle of sorts- back to the scenario of a rain to snow event over the Central U.S.- including the Kansas City MetroRegion.

The GFS model returns to a storm system over the Central U.S. Wednesday and now into early Thanksgiving Day.