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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fatality Crash Late Friday Night in Greenwood-MO



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heard the tail-end of the patient transports when I came "on-duty" at midnight- there had been a 2-car fatality crash at Missouri (M-) 150 and Smart Road in Greenwood.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Dept. report- a Chevrolet Trailblazer with 3 passengers that was southbound on Smart ran a stop sign and crashed into a Chevrolet Cavalier that was eastbound on M-150.

A front seat passenger in the Trailblazer- 17-year-old Tyler M. Fratzke- was killed. Another passenger in the Trailblazer suffered serious injuries.

All the other injuries were not life-threatening. The JXCo-SO said the drivers of the 2 vehilces were not injured.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Kansas City's BREAKING NEWS: Reported Drive-By Shooting At Southeast High School



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round 3:25 this friday afternoon- KC-MO police report a drive-by shooting at Southeast High School at 3500 East Meyer Boulevard.



It's reported a "student was grazed" by a bullet- and that unknown suspect(s) were in "possibly a Camero- dark-colored with dark mirror-tinted windows that went west" on Meyer Blvd..

Police say shots were fired into the school building "on the Indiana side" of the school.


The "13-year-old" student's injury is non life-threatening as MAST-EMS and Fire department units are arriving.

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It Indeed- IS Our Business Coach Self



L
ast I checked- the University of Kansas WAS a "public" university.


So why does K.U basketball coach Bill Self say that any punishment doled out to the players involved in this week's fracases with the footballers is "None of (our) business?"



Coach Self- as a BORN Jayhawk- I respectfully and totally disagree.


These clowns have embarrassed the university and made fools of the fans of it's sports programs.

Whatever punishment the involved players get SHOULD not only be our business- these "punishments" should be made public to any and all who inquire.

This sort of athlete crap needs to stop like last year- and it need be be made VERY public what the coaches and school officials intend to do about such behavior.

Or- perhaps- the FANS (moi) can decide- maybe those teams' GAMES will be none of OUR business and we'll stay home/not watch.

A "public" university and "none of (our) business- INDEED!!!

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Blame of K-10 Double-Fatality Crash Shifted To Other Driver



T
he Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) has changed the circumstances of the August 12 head-on crash on K-10 west of DeSoto.




According to the Topeka CAPITOL-JOURNAL- the KHP now says it was 20-year-old Eric Sill who was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of K-10 east of Evening Star Road early that fateful Saturday.



Originally- the KHP had assigned the fault of the crash to the other driver- 26-year-old Kara Morgan. The KHP correction exonerates Ms. Morgan.



The Topeka C-J article does not mention how or why the KHP messed-up the original accident report.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Strange Juxtaposition of Commercials



During the too-many commercial breaks on a cable TV station are ads by pharmaceutical companies for their products and what the products will do FOR you sandwiched between commercials from law firms offering to SUE those very phamaceutical companies for what those products do TO you.
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National Weather Forecast For October



A
ccording to the NWS- the Kansas City Metro and MetroRegion should see October weather close to the norms with average temperatures and precipitation forecast.



The warmest temperatures are forecast for the Intermountain West and heaviest precipation forecast over the Gulf states and the Desert Southwest.


It's forecast to be dry again in the Pacific Northwest in October.
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Fighting K.U. Athletes NEED Discipline



W
hat is wrong with Coach Mangino?


The football players involved in the fights with the basketball team players need to be TOLD- with NO exception- that ANY future mis-behavior results in expulsion from the University of Kansas.

Period. No "ifs" "ands" or "buts."

Same with the basketball team players involved- attention Coach Self.

In fact- ANY players with K.U. sports programs need to be warned.

That sort of behavior is TOTALLY unacceptable and folks need to damn-well start holding anti-social behavior participants responsible for their actions.

Period. No "ifs" "ands" or "buts."

Failure to mete-out this "punishment" makes the K.U. Athletics Department a BAD joke!
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lawrence-KS Newspaper Says Another K.U. Athletes Fight Today



T
his is according to the Lawrence JOURNAL-WORLD- there was a fight today near Wescoe (Beach) Hall on the campus that again involved member of both the K.U. football and basketball teams.



This latest inter-squad skirmish came AFTER the other disturbances reported earlier here at CSW.

I wish the team members took their frustrations and/or inmaturity out on OPPOSITE TEAMS!

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MetroRegion Kansas City's BREAKING NEWS: School Bus with Students Involved in Harrionville-MO Crash



At 3:55 pm Wednesday afternoon- Harrisonville emergency services were called to a wreck "involving a loaded school bus" near the Middle school at Mechanic and Eastwood Streets.

Officers at the scene reported "2 cars rear-ended" the bus- but that only one injury "a mother who wants her infant" seen by EMS- was reported as of this posting.

None of the students on the bus are reporting injury.
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Hey Kansas University Athletes: Keep The Fighting on the Court and Field



T
he TOPEKA CAPITOL-JOURNAL reports K.U. basketball player Tyshawn Taylor suffered a "thunb" injury after a fight late Tuesday in Burge Union on the K.U campus.


(Photo courtesy of The Topeka Capitol-Journal)

The fight was reportedly between K.U. football and basketball players.

So much for school unity- can we expect this intensity during games this year?
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A Pictorial: Last Hours of Summer-2009 In Downtown Topeka-KS



T
hese photos were taken Tuesday morning in Downtown Topeka while your Captain and the lovely Ms. Rittenhouse was there on business.



Shown are 2 views of the state capitol- still undergoing a rehabilitation- as well as some street shots along Kansas Avenue.


Note the large concrete water tower on 10th Street east of Kansas Avenue.

This sturdy concrete structure was directly under and survived the 1966 Topeka F-5 tornado on June 8th of that year.

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BREAKING NEWS: Independence-MO Police Chase Traffic Violator To Death



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s the story goes from The KANSAS CITY STAR- a motorcyclist was killed in east KC-MO after a chase by Independence Police when the cyclist failed to stop after a "traffic violation at Blue Ridge Boulevard and Westport Road" around 9:20 am on Indy's western border.



The IPD chased the cyclist to "17th Street and Ewing" where the cyclist was struck by "a flatbed truck" and the cyclist was killed.


Independence Police are widely known for their unrelenting chases of people refusing to stop even on the most minor of offenses.
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Grandview-MO Building Floor Collapse Update 2



G
randview Fire officials told CSW that MAST-EMS is transporting "a 3rd- non life-threatening patient" from this interior floor collapse at Kenny's Tile Company in the 3300 block of Main in west Grandview.



As reported here FIRST in Kansas City- 2 other males have been transported to a hospital- one of the males had a serious head injury.

At 10:51 am- Grandview Fire officials report a "4th patient being looked at by MAST" EMS at the scene.

At 10:52am- that fire officials reports "sounds coming from the (affected) building- possible further collapse."

There are no people inside the building at this time.



No other persons are believed trapped in the collapse that was reported around 9:45 am Wednesday morning.

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Grandview Building Collapse UPDATE 1



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t 10:03 am- GRANDVIEW Fire reports "all people are out" of the collapse at Kenny's Tile Company at 3303 Main.


This story was first reported here at CSW.


There was a "major floor collapse" there around 9:45 am. Originally- the collapse was thought to be at an address in KC-MO..

At least "2" people pulled from the collapse are being taken to a south KC-MO trauma hospital.

Two of the injured are males- one is "29-years-old with a severe head laceration" and other possible life-threatening injuries.

The 2nd victim is a "32-year-old Hispanic male" and his injuries are not life-threatening.

No immediate word on any other injured- but all victims have reportedly been pulled from the collapse debris.


KC-MO Fire and MAST-EMS units are also assisting.

Grandview Fire officials worry about further collapses in the affected building and are keeping everyone out and away from the structure.
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Metro Kansas City BREAKING NEWS: Collapse With People Trapped In Grandview-MO



At 9:45 am- KC-MO Fire sent a high rise response to 3303 Main on a reported "partial collapse" of a building there.


The call wasn't in KC-MO but was in Grandview-MO- at "Kenny's Tile at 3303 Main."

At 9:49 am- Grandview Fire units on-scene report "a major floor collapse" inside the building with possibly as many as "6" people trapped.

At 9:57 am- one person had been pulled from the debris- said to be in not immediately life-threatening condition.

KC-MO Fire has sent a full response with extra companies to Grandview as the search for those trapped continue in that 2-story building.

More here at CSW as received...
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Metro Kansas City's BREAKING NEWS: Man Injured In Raymore-MO House Explosion and Fire



W
hat was reported as a man attempting to light a water heater has resulted in an explosion and fire at a house in the 100 block of South Frederick Lane in eastern Raymore.


South Metro Fire department units responded on the alarm at 5:20 pm.. Upon arrival- a fire was found on the back side of the structure- which had been "moved off the foundation" by the force of the explosion.

The fire was under control by 5:40 pm..

A "66-year-old man was seriously injured- with "3rd-degree burns to his hands and forearms" and lesser burns to his face and legs. He has been transported by EMS to the burn unit of a Metro hospital.
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Metro Kansas City's BREAKING NEWS: Two-Alarm House Fire In Olathe-KS



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t 11:55 am- a 2nd-alarm was sounded for a house fire already in progress in the 26200 block of West 111th Terrace in Olathe's Cedar Creek subdivision.



The original alarm was sounded shortly after 11:45 am- and smoke was visible to the first responding fire companies from their stations.


The house was determined to be empty of any occupants and the fire was reported under control at 1:25 pm..

It's believed lightning was the possible cause of the fire that heavily-damaged the roof and attic of the 2-story residence with heavy smoke and water damage elsewhere.

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Kansas City MetroRegion BREAKING WEATHER: Flash Flood Warning - Franklin County-KS



BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS 1131 AM CDT MON SEP 21 2009

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... FRANKLIN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KANSAS...

* UNTIL 230 PM CDT

* AT 1126 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME FROM SEVERAL ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE WARNED AREA. AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
OTTAWA...
POMONA...
PRINCETON...
WELLSVILLE...
WILLIAMSBURG...
CENTROPOLIS...

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 35 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 169 AND 199.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS AND LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLASH FLOODING.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION CONCERNING THE SEVERE WEATHER.

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MetroRegion Kansas City WEATHER: SPC Says Local Severe Risk Rescinded



I
f you refer to the Storm Prediction Center's (NWS-SPC) graphic- you'll see that today's forecast area for possible severe thunderstorms has shifted well south and southwest of the Metro and MetroRegion.



This does not mean we won't have thunderstorms around- since the storms are already entering the Metro from the southwest in Johnson County-KS- but the likelyhood of any severe storms is very small at this time.

There is a severe thunderstorm around the Fort Scott-KS and Nevada-MO areas at this time- along with a flash flood warning.



What we WILL get are periods of heavy rains through early Tuesday which could produce local areas of flash flooding.

We'll be watching all the weather throughout the day here at CSW so you won't have to.....

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

MetroRegion Kansas City WEATHER: Severe Storms Possible Late Monday



T
he National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center (NWS-SPC) has predicted a possibility of severe storms in the Central States for the past 2 days now.




The graphics show the "day-3" SPC outlook from Saturday- and this morning's "Day-2" outlook for the same period from Monday into Tuesday mornings.

Both outlooks show Metro Kansas City on the north and northeast ends of the area outlooked for severe storms during that period.


Of course- tomorrow (Monday) morning's "Day-1" severe storm outlook will be posted here to show any changes- but for now consider Metro K.C. included in the outlook.

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Serious to Critical Injuries In 2 Johnson County-KS Crashes



M
ale drivers of a vehicle and a motorcycle suffered serious to critical injuries in 2 separate crashes Sunday morning.




The first wreck was around 1:30 am at 167th Street and Switzer in southern Overland Park.


A male driver around 38-year-old lost control of his vehicle and rolled over- breaking a power pole in the process.


The man was trapped in his vehicle- and he became inpaled on a pole.

The man was freed from the wreckage just before 2 am- and was transported to a Metro medical trauma center- pole still "impaled into his armpit- exiting the back" and in critical condition.


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Just before 2 am- a male riding his motorcycle in the 12000 block of West 57th Street lost control- struck a sign- and was thrown into a ditch.

Police found the man unconscious- and he was transported by MEDACT-EMS in critical condition to a Johnson County medical trauma center. Intoxication may have been a factor police said.

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Kansas City's BREAKING NEWS: "Head-On" Crash On I-70 Near Prospect



P
olice report this is a "head-on with a driver going the wrong way" on westbound I-70 just west of Prospect in KC-MO at 5:22 am..


Here are 2 K.C. SCOUT traffic camera shots- showing 2 heavily-damaged vehicles in the middle of the westbound lanes.

Westbound I-70 is being closed at Prospect until the wreck is cleared.


One driver was taken to a city medical trauma center in serious condition.


The driver of one of these vehicles is dead on the scene- according to KC-MO FD/MAST-EMS..

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Four Shot In South-Central KC-MO



N
ot too many details yet on this one ... but around 2 am Sunday morning a shooting was reported at 79th Street and Brooklyn.


One victim was reportedly in critical condition- 3 others shot apparently made their way to a hospital.

There wasn't any suspect or any other information available yet.

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Fatality Crash In Northeast KC-MO



O
ne person died and a man was in grave condition after a crash at Independence Avenue and Bales early Sunday morning.






The 1-vehicle rollover crash occurred about 1:48 am. At least one of the vehicle's occupants were ejected during the wreck. One person was declared dead at the scene.



An around 50-year-old male was transported to a Metro hospital with an open skull fracture. At last report- that man's condition was grave.



More information on this incident on KSHB-41 NBC Action News at 8 am....

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