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Saturday, January 19, 2008


No thanks to KC television....

Time-Warner Does It Again: No KU-MU Game On Expensive Standard Cable

You'd think as much as Kansas City's cable monopoly charges it's customers- they'd at LEAST find a channel available to all to broadcast the KU-MU hoops in COlumbia tonite.

No dice- it's on some Channel 200-something- far above my expensive as-is cable capability.

Soon I'll finally get smart- and drop Time-Warner and get satellite TV.

Thanks Time-Warner - - - - NOT!!!!!!!

Kansas City's Problems Revealed

Watching the 8am Saturday morning edition of KMBC-9 News- there appeared the graphic:

The TV quit right after the graphic appeared- I didn't find out what the city's "erotic" problems were.

I thought the city's problems were financial.


The Kansas City MetroRegion Overnight News and Weather Report - Saturday, January 19, 2008


*** The incident was reported at 3:02am in the 200 block of Baker Street- a person with a gunshot wound to the head- possibly dead.

Paramedics declared that victim deceased about 15 minutes later- but there were no details available yet as to circumstances: whether this was a suicide or homicide.


*** A 3-alarm fire has seriously damaged a Lawrence-KS apartment building early Saturday morning- but as of this report only one minor injury was reported.

The alarm came in at 6:01am in the 2000 block of Heatherwood Drive. The dispatcher reported that people were trapped on balconies of the 3-story building.

When the fire chief arrived less than 5 minutes after the call was received- he reported heavy smoke showing and requested the 2nd- then 3rd alarms be sounded.

Rescues of all persons trapped on their balconies were successful- without injury. One person was reported with smoke inhalation around 6:50am- but the injury was not life-threatening.

The fire had not yet been reported under control as of this report.



... Three people reportedly had to be extricated from a 1-car crash at Truman Road and Paseo at 4:30am Saturday morning.

At least two people had serious to critical injuries- and were taken to a nearby trauma center.



Temperatures fell to below zero for the first time this Winter 2007-08 season in the Kansas City MetroRegion overnight.

Below zero temperatures have been reported in Topeka and Lawrence-KS- as well as St. Joseph- Maryville and Chillicothe-MO- as low as 9 degrees below zero at St. Joe this morning.

Skies were clear and winds were light northwesterly- producing wind chills as low as -15 below zero.

Sunshine and cold today and Sunday- with another winter storm possible Monday. It does not appear to warm above freezing all next week.


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


Friday, January 18, 2008


Two people have been rescued from a structure fire in Northeast KC-MO..

The fire was reported in a residential structure at 203 Askew and the alarm sounded at 9:19pm. Firefighters arrived to find a working fire- with the report of 2 persons trapped on the 2nd-floor of the 3-story structure.

A victim was pulled from the 2nd floor at 9:25pm- a female. A 2nd victim- "suffering from smoke inhalation"- was brought out by firefighters at 9:29pm.

There is no immediate report on the victims' condition. MAST-EMS service has 3 paramedic units on the scene.

The fire was reported under control at 9:31pm..

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Some Metro K.C. Images Of The Snowfall

Close to forecast- anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of snow fell in areas south of the river- with 2 to 4 inches north.

Here are some camera shots from Paola and Overland Park-KS this afternoon showing the snow in those locations.

Weather eyes are now turning to late this weekend- early next week- with increasing chances of freezing precipitation Sunday into Monday as we shiver under the coldest air mass yet this winter season.

I'll be updating this situation throughout the next couple of days.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


At 2:05pm this Wednesday afternoon- a 2nd-alarm was sounded on a building fire at 938 Wyoming in KC-MO's West Bottoms industrial district.

No word on any injuries- the building had been evacuated when firefighters arrived..

My Gods' Message To The Leaders Of The SCLC

Particularily to the clown that threatened to "shut this city down."
The message: STFU!

(DISCLAIMER: I added the "TF.")

KANSAS CITY'S WEATHER: One To Three Inches Of Snow For Metro

I'm sticking with the forecast I made Monday- one to three inches of the freezy skid-stuff expected in our cowmopolitan area by Thursday AM drive-time.

It's going to be DAMN cold this weekend- with lows Saturday and Sunday morning expected in the single digits.

Spring's gonna be VERY welcome this year! g

Politicians NEED Drug Testing

Proof was in the morning newspaper- the pollys want to- incredibly- raise the Federal fuel tax a whopping 40 cents per gallon.

As if the economy isn't in enough trouble- with threats gas could reach $3.50 by next summer- without ANY tax increase.

If the tax is added- that's nearly $4 a gallon.

People- when is enough enough?

VOTE FOR A THIRD PARTY IN NOVEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Why Do Hospitals Buy Expensive TV Ad Time

This is one question I'd like answered: With the cost of health care sky-high and tens of millions without any health coverage whatsoever- why in HELL do hospitals spend their money on TV ads?

If anybody has a clue- operators are standing by for it....

Monday, January 14, 2008


Welcome to the bitter depths of winter- temperatures are not likely to rise above freezing for at least 5 days after the next cold front moves through late Tuesday-early Wednesday.

On top of that- a low pressure storm system now moving into the southwestern British Columbia coast of Canada- causing the heavy rain depicted in this latest web cam shot from Vancouver- will move into our area on Wednesday- producing anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow.

Thus far- there are no "official" NWS advisories on this forecasted snowfall- but please stay tuned. We're also likely to see single-digit temperatures by Saturday morning here in the K.C. Metro..


Sunday, January 13, 2008

KANSAS CITY'S BREAKING NEWS: Apartment Building Fire In Gladstone-MO

A mutual aid 2nd-alarm has been sounded in Gladstone on an apartment building fire at 6903 North Broadway.

Five companies from the KC-MO Fire department have responded to help Gladstone Public Safety at 6:27pm.

At this posting- a Gladstone fire chief on the scene says the fire is "out."

There are no word on any injuries at this time- will update on that if necessary on this post.

A Slow Overnight Weekend News-Wise

As far as murders- injurious or damaging structure fires- or fatal car wrecks from midnight to 7am this weekend- the cupboard was virtually bare.

Not complaining mind you- just advising as to why no weekend overnight reports here this weekend.

Weather-wise- if you like cold weather- this week will be for you. It'll struggle to reach 40 degrees by the time fronts come through. Possible precipitation problems with a storm system mid-week.

I'll post more on that as it becomes clearer. Thanks for reading and please have a nice week.