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***A man has non life-threatening injuries after being shot in the leg around 3:15am in KC-MO's near Northeast side- at Missouri Avenue and Maple Boulevard.
Police report three Hispanic males shot the man- then took the victim's white minivan.
Officers found the victim's van nearby and unoccupied within 10 minutes after the incident was dispatched- but didn't locate any possible suspects.
Temperatures held nearly steady or even rose a tad overnight as high clouds filtered through the MetroRegion. Readings rose from the single digits in locations such as Lawrence-KS and St. Joseph-MO to the low to mid-teens. In the Metro- temps were low-20's to near 20's in urbanized areas.
Winds were calm or light southwesterlies.
A slow warming trend will begin today thru early Monday- tempered by the new snow cover. We'll struggle to reach 40 degrees.
So far- only flurries are expected in the near-term- late New Year's Eve/early New Year's Day- then colder.
The burg of Brattleboro is entertaining a motion to have Mssrs. Bush & Cheeney arrested for "war crimes" and violation of that seemingly-worthless document the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights- according to this Associated Press story.
In case some of you haven't noticed- our economy is in the tank. Prices rise daily yet income remains the same- or with what raises we DO get are eaten up immediately in higher energy costs in everything we buy.
Here's a traffic cam atop the Sheraton-Overland Park- near 110th Street and Nall. (Photo courtesy of the City of Overland Park-KS) High clouds make for a gorgeous sunset- as high clouds move in in advance of the next weather system late Christmas Day.
***A male was transported to an area trauma center and later was declared dead after a 12:27am shooting at 1843 Village West Parkway.
The shooting happened at or near a place in the Legends shopping area called "Margarita Mama's" and a suspect and the weapon were taken into custody nearby at 12:31am..
The victim suffered a chest wound. A number of witnesses were interviewed and police say the investigation continues.
The clouds that sleeted and snowed from 2 to 4-inches over the Metro Saturday rapidly swept out of the MetroRegion early Sunday morning. Up to 10 inches of snow fell in areas from near Topeka to St. Joseph Saturday.
Winds eased from a west to southwest direction as temperatures fell into the upper single-digits to mid-teens urban areas.
Average temperatures will keep much of the snow cover on the ground for Christmas. A weak storm system skirts the area late Christmas Day and early Wednesday- then a stronger storm system possible by late Thursday and/or early Friday..