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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Metro Kansas City Saturday Morning News and The Weather

t was a busy morning- but no reports of homicides or other traumatic deaths around the Metro.

Shootings were reported in KC-MO- but just one victim.

The first was reported by KC-MO police just before 3 a.m. in Westport.

KC-MO police officers working Westport security reported people in at least 2 vehicles shooting at each other- and cops initially report "5" victims.

None of the vehicles/shooters are caught and- as it turns out- no one in Westport was hit by the "numerous (shell casings)" shots fired.

The only other shooting heard had a victim that showed up at Truman Medical Center downtown around 4:50 a.m..

The male victim reportedly got shot in front of the Mc Donald's in the 6700 block of East Front- then drove himself to Truman.

Vehicle  wrecks were few overnight- the worst one being in Kansas City KS..

Missouri agencies first got the call on that one- westbound Lewis & Clark Viaduct- one car into a guardrail at 1:47 a.m..

The crash was in KC-KS- near the Fairfax exit on "The Viaduct/I-70."

The 23-year-old male driver was taken to the University of Kansas (K.U.) Medical Center in serious condition.

Other more minor crashes occurred in KC-MO- Olathe- Harrisonville and northern Miami county KS..

Structure fires occurred in KC and Independence MO....

Several arson fires occurred in the 2700 block of Garfield beginning around 12:13 a.m..

At that time- a battalion of fire companies were sent on a house fire and found "a small fire on the front porch" of a vacant house at 2705 Garfield.

Firefighters got that out and went home- only to be called back- twice- further down the block.

Those fires were in an unattached garage containing a truck at 2717 Garfield- one fire at 12:53 and the last at 2:25 a.m..

No one was injured and arson reports were taken on all the fires there.

Another suspected arson fire in a vacant house occurred just after 5:15 a.m..

That fire was in the 5200 block of East 28th Street and broght under control at 5:30 a.m..

No injuries there either...

The last fire was in Independence just after 6 a.m..

That was a house fire near 35th Street and Home in a 1-story structure.

Fire was found in the basement and 1st-floor- with that incident under control by 6:40 a.m. with no reports of injuries.

Weatherwise- warm and humid again today- but with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in Metro Kansas City later this Saturday afternoon and night.

There's a slight chance some of those storms could be severe- and there's a threat of torrential- flash-flooding rainfalls- so stay tuned later today....

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