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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Central States NEWS: Chinese Company Gets U.S. Taxpayer Money to Locate In Metro Omaha



I
f it's not bad enough that cheap Chinese labor has taken away most of America's manufacturing jobs- now the Federal government and the State of Nebraska is giving away taxpayer money for Chinese firms to locate in the U.C.S.A. (United Corporate States of America).



The OMAHA WORLD reports that "Shaanxi EasyWay International Ltd. is opening its North American headquarters" in suburban La Vista- after having passed on locating that headquarters office in Vancouver- British Columbia- Canada.

That came with help from the deep pockets of the American taxpayer: "EasyWay is to receive a $500,000 federal grant through the State of Nebraska toward its working capital..." states the OW story.


We can only surmise that Canada didn't offer that company enough Canadian taxpayers' money.

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Central States NEWS: Woman Killed- 2 Cops Shot in Little Rock AR "No-Knock Drug Raid"



I
f you're a drug dealer- maybe even if you're not- and someone comes crashing through your door unannounced- chances are there's going to be some shooting.



That's what happened Friday in Little Rock- according to The ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE.

A "42-year-old" woman inside the residence was "shot in the head" and killed- a man was wounded along with 2 police officers and another cop broke his arm.

The newspaper's story did not say what drugs were found in the apartment.

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CSW BREAKING: Critical-Injury Shooting in Midtown KC-MO



Just after 9:20 a.m. this rainy Saturday morning- KC-MO emergency services received the report of a shooting in the 3600 block of Agnes.



A victim has been confirmed by police- "a 35-year-old male with 4 gunshot wounds" according to a MAST-EMS paramedic.

The victim was taken to a Metro hospital with critical injuries.


KC-MO Police have not released any suspect information yet.


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K.C. MetroRegion WEATHER: NWS "Flood Watch" Today North- East - South



T
here is a Flood Watch today through Sunday morning for areas east to south of Metro Kansas City: extreme southeastern Kansas into southwest- west-central and northern Missouri.



Counties included in the Flood Watch are:

NODAWAY- GENTRY- ANDREW- DE KALB- DAVIESS- CLINTON- CALDWELL- LIVINGSTON- RAY- CARROLL- CHARITON- LAFAYETTE- SALINE- HOWARD- CASS- JOHNSON MO- PETTIS- COOPER- BATES- HENRY- BOURBON KS- CRAWFORD KS- CHEROKEE KS- BENTON- MORGAN- MILLER- MARIES-VERNON- ST. CLAIR- HICKORY- CAMDEN- PULASKI- PHELPS- BARTON- CEDAR- POLK- DALLAS-
LACLEDE- TEXAS- DENT- JASPER- DADE- GREENE- WEBSTER- WRIGHT- NEWTON- LAWRENCE- CHRISTIAN- DOUGLAS- HOWELL- SHANNON- MCDONALD- BARRY- STONE- TANEY- OZARK and OREGON
.

Including the following cities:

MARYVILLE- ALBANY- STANBERRY- SAVANNAH- CAMERON- GALLATIN- JAMESPORT- PLATTSBURG- KINGSTON- HAMILTON- POLO- CHILLICOTHE- RICHMOND- CARROLLTON- SALISBURY- KEYTESVILLE- LEXINGTON- CONCORDIA- MARSHALL- FAYETTE- NEW FRANKLIN- RAYMORE- HARRISONVILLE- PLEASANT HILL- WARRENSBURG- SEDALIA- BOONVILLE- BUTLER- RICH HILL- CLINTON- FORT SCOTT- PITTSBURG- BAXTER SPRINGS- COLUMBUS- WARSAW- COLE CAMP- VERSAILLES- ELDON- LAKE OZARK- VIENNA- NEVADA- APPLETON CITY- OSCEOLA- HERMITAGE- OSAGE BEACH- CAMDENTON- FORT LEONARD WOOD- WAYNESVILLE- ROLLA- LAMAR- EL DORADO SPRINGS- STOCKTON- BOLIVAR- BUFFALO- LEBANON- HOUSTON- CABOOL- SALEM- JOPLIN- CARTHAGE- GREENFIELD- SPRINGFIELD- MARSHFIELD- ROGERSVILLE- MOUNTAIN GROVE- MANSFIELD- NEOSHO- AURORA- MOUNT VERNON- NIXA- OZARK- AVA- WEST PLAINS- WINONA- EMINENCE- ANDERSON- PINEVILLE- MONETT- CASSVILLE- KIMBERLING CITY- GALENA- BRANSON- FORSYTH- GAINESVILLE- THEODOSIA- THAYER and ALTON.
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Friday, March 26, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Fire in An Overland Park Commercial Building



Nieman Road is closed from 91st to 95th Street while 7 companies of firefighters from three departments work a commercial building fire in the 9200 block.


The fire was dispatched at 8:47 p.m. and the first-arriving fire company reported fire showing from a side of the "multiple-occupany commercial building" at 9216 Nieman.

Two additional fire companies were requested shortly before 9 p.m..

There's at least 1 business along with at least one vacant space in the building with addresses of 9214 and 9212 affected- according to OPFD.


No injuries have been reported yet and the fire's not under control as of this post.

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CSW BREAKING: Homicide in South-Central KC-MO

One person confirmed was shot dead in the parking lot of an apartment complex north of Swope Park tonight.


Police received the call to the 5600 block of Norton just before 8:20 p.m.- reporting "2" persons shot in the lot there.

Within five minutes- police had arrived and confirmed at least 1 deceased victim there and neither of the 2 MAST-EMS units sent transported anyone to a hospital.


KC-MO police say the only suspect description right now is a "black male" in a "possibly green- teal-green (colored) 1998 Chevy" who left either south on Norton or west on 56th Street from the shooting.
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Gas Line Rupture Closes Bannister Road in South KC-MO



F
ire companies are at the scene of "a 10-inch" natural gas line rupture at Bannister Road and Elm.




That is between major crosstreets of James A. Reed and Raytown Road.



No fire has resulted- and a steady east winds has kept the gas dispersed and fire companies are sitting several hundred feet from the rupture.



Bannister Road through traffic is closed at Raytown Road westbound and James A. Reed eastbound with detour 87th Street.


UPDATE: Bannister Road was re-opened between Raytown and James A. Reed roads approximately 6:30 p.m. Friday evening.
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CSW BREAKING: Fire In North KC-MO Apartment Complex



A fire in a North Kansas City apartment building in the 1400 block of Northeast Hillside Terrace required mutual-aid assistance from Gladstone fire units Friday morning.



The mutual-aid call went out at 11:03 a.m.- but NKCFD reports the fire "under control" at 11:09 a.m..

A MAST-EMS unit was sent at 11:05 a.m. for "a fire standby" for NKC- but injury or any other information about this fire are yet unavailable as of this posting.

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Yesterday's Independence MO Standoff Was "False Alarm"



T
his was reported first in Metro Kansas City here at CSW yesterday- a possible shooting and police stand-off near 44th Street and Phelps Road.



According to The (Independence-Blue Springs-Grain Valley) EXAMINER- the call resulted to be a "false alarm" after an individual told a family member that they had "killed his entire family."

The EXAMINER says no arrests were made regarding the incident.
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This Jayhawker says "GO KSU WILDCATS"



W
ish I could have stayed awake to see the 'Cats' thrilling double-OT win against Xavier- but before switching off the TV- I sent those amazing Wildcats some 'Hawker positive waves (which didn't work against Northern Iowa BTW).


That's fine- this time it did. Heh.

The Kansas State Wildcats are the Pride of The Big 12 now- and this born Jayhawker is behind you guys 100%!

After last night's game- KSU is primed to win it all now....
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Overland Park Hero- Tim McCarthy- Needs OUR Help



T
hat hero is the man who pulled the driver Ben Denham from the wrecked and burning car at 151st Street and Glenwood on March 16th.


Passengers Andrew Ridell and Matt Honea died in the crash.

Mr. McCarthy suffered 2nd and 3rd-degree burns to his hands in his selfless rescue of Denham- and Tim has been unable to work since the crash.

Mr. McCarthy has no insurance to cover his missed work time- and his wife is pregnant.

So I'm asking YOU to join me and make some monetary contribution to Mr. McCarthy to help until he's able to work again.

Please send checks or money orders:

Tim McCarthy
c/o T & C Liquor Store
10333 Mastin
Overland Park,Kansas 66214

Remember- it could have been one of our own that Tim McCarthy came to the aid of.

Thank you.
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CSW BREAKING: Minor Shooting Reported at Hickman Mills High School



At 3:29 p.m. KC-MO South Partol officers- Fire and MAST-EMS responded to a reported shooting at "9010 Old Santa Fe-" that's the address of Hickman Mills high school.


Though the shooting is confirmed at 3:38 p.m.- police report the "victim was shot with some sort of pellet or Air-Soft gun (type of BB gun)-" and the victim had a very "minor injury to the back of the hand."

The suspect was named on police broadcasts but we'll only report here as being a 15-year-old black male student of the school and police are seeking that suspect as he "left on foot" from HMHS.
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CSW BREAKING: Shootings Continue- This Time in Independence MO

For the fourth time today there's a shooting reported- this time in Independence- and it's not all that far from where the woman was murdered in a home invasion last week.


This call is in the 14900 block of East 44th Street- near the intersection of 44th & Phelps- where fire and 2 AMR-EMS units were sent around 2:10 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Police were apparently already there and surrounding a house in that block and- at 2:44 p.m.- staging fire and AMR-EMS units were asked to move farther away from the scene by police.

So far- AMR hasn't transported any victims from that scene and police aren't giving out any other information yet.


Updates posted here on this post as received....
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CSW BREAKING: Shootings in Raytown- Ferrelview and Reported Rape at Liberty MO Motel



It's a busy morning here in the CSW News Center...


At 9:48 a.m.- Raytown MO emergency services responded on a shooting in the 6700 block of Raytown Road.

Officers found "an approximately 45-year-old female" with very critical gunshot injuries in that block and she was rushed to a Metro hospital.

The shooting itself apparently occurred in the 6700 block of Hawthorne where police are currently collecting spent gun "casings" and the victim reportedly went back to her home on Raytown Road.

Police report having a "male suspect in custody."


UPDATE - 1315 CDT: The female victim of this shooting has died at Research Med Center- according to a Raytown-EMS source.


In the far Northland- at 10:37 a.m. KC-MO Fire and MAST-EMS responded on a shooting at an apartment complex in the 12200 block of North Heady in unincorporated Ferrelview near K.C.I. airport.

The call was in an apartment at the Unicorn apartment complex there.

No patient transport has been heard as of 11:15 a.m.- not a good sign for the victim- but no other details are available.


Lastly- Liberty MO police were called to "The Day's Inn" in the 200 block of North M-291 on a reported "assault and sexual assault" victim there.

No other info on this incident yet either.



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The (I-BS-GV) EXAMINER: Pleasant Hill MO Police Identify Last Friday's School Intruder



T
he man pictured in video still images who tried to gain access to the inside of a Blue Springs elementary school and DID gain access inside of a Pleasant Hill intermediate school last Friday and causing a lockdown of that school has been IDed by Pleasant Hill (PH) police- states this EXAMINER story today.






The man is reported to be "46-year-old Daryell W. Light" who "lives in Raytown" and area police want to meet with and talk to Mr. Light and find out why he was in and around those schools.





If you know where Daryell W. Light is- tell him to give it up or call your local police department or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.


UPDATE- 1128 CDT- Mr. Light is reportedly in the Jackson County MO Jail- according to a police source.


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Bottom Line.Com is Bottom-Line. WRONG About Thursday Morning's "Rolling Disturbance" in KC-MO



A
local blogger posts about a news story this morning covered in the local news media but covered FIRST here at CSW: the shooting of 2 men in a moving vehicle (that crashed) in northeast KC-MO's Blue Valley area.


The writer at bottomline.com questions The KANSAS CITY STAR's use of the term "a rolling disturbance" regarding the incident.


The writer then should question the KC-MO Police department- for the "rolling disturbance" term is EXACTLY what an officer at the scene used.

I know this for a FACT as I worked the incident from the initial 12:34 a.m. dispatch and the officer told me that exact term- "a rolling disturbance."

Too bad I wasn't 'called-out' as well- but the writer probably doesn't read CSW or he MIGHT have thought twice about posting his diatribe


What WASN'T exactly correct were the terms the writer states WDAF and KCTV news departments used to catagorize the shooting.

"Person Shot in Head After Rolling Gun Battle" said 'DAF and that's incorrect as 2 people- both men- had been shot in their heads.

KCTV's "Rolling Gun Battle Ends with 2 in Hospital" was wrong in that there was NO indication that the 2 victims had done any shooting back at the suspect's vehicle.


Sure The STAR makes mistakes- we ALL do sometimes.

Just make sure you attribute the 'mistake' to the correct entity before you go flaming them.
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Actor Robert Culp Dies At Age 79

Robert Culp- a very likeable actor IMHO- passed away early Wednesday after a fall outside his residence.


The LOS ANGELES TIMES says it best about this wonderful Human Being who will be missed....

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CSW BREAKING: Two Shot in KC-MO "Rolling Disturbance"



The incident happened just after 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning on the Independence/Winner Road viaduct over the Big Blue river and the old Armco Steel plant.


What police termed as "a rolling disturbance" between 2 vehicles on the bridge resulted in one of the vehicles that was being shot at crashing.

KC-MO PD reports 2 people in the crashed vehicle and both victims had been "shot in the head."


One victim was reported by MAST-EMS as "a 40-year-old male passenger" with a "single gunshot to the head" and minor injuries from the crash itself.

His injuries didn't appear to be immediately life-threatening.

The second victim- the male driver of the crashed car- had a critical-injury head wound.

Both were taken to separate Metro hospitals.


Police are seeking the other vehicle: "a red car containing 2 white males" who sped eastbound on the viaduct and determining the circumstances of the "rolling disturbance."

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CSW BREAKING: East KC-MO Apartment Building Evacuated Due To Fire



A kitchen fire in an apartment in the 10600 block of East 42nd Street forced residents of the building to evacuate at midnight Thursday morning.

Five companies of the KC-MO Fire department and 2 MAST-EMS units responded.

The fire was declared under control about 15 minutes later.

There was no one found in the involved apartment- and none of the other residents received any reported injuries.

Temporary accommodations were necessary for the occupants of the unit with the burned kitchen- unknown on any others.
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CSW BREAKING UPDATE: Kansas City KS Shooting Victim Dies



A
s first reported here at CSW was a shooting Wednesday afternoon in the 1200 block of Kansas Avenue in KC-KS with the male victim taken to a hospital near death.


The victim later died at the medical trauma center he was taken to as a result of at least 2 gunshots- one to his chest.

Police have now identified the victim as 18-year-old Hector Olivas-Villegas of Kansas City KS..

No other details on this homicide was released with the identity- with persons who might know who shot Mr. Olivas-Villegas urged to call the TIPS Hotline- 816-474-TIPS (8477).

CSW condolences to Hector's family and friends.
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Victim Has Critical Injuries After KC-KS Shooting



KC-KS Police- Fire & EMS were sent to a reported shooting at "Unlimited Tire & Wheel" in the 1200 block of Kansas Avenue at 2:38 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Police arrived to find a "19-year-old male" with at least 2 gunshot wounds behind the business- according to KC-KS FD-EMS-3.

Preliminary suspect information was as many as 4 Hispanic males who left the scene in a "silver-colored" vehicle- "possibly a Honda."

The victim's injuries are reported to be very critical- as EMS-3 was "beginning CPR" on the victim while on the way to a hospital.

So far- no motive has been given for the shooting by police.
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The PITCH: Kansas City MO Folger's Coffee Plant to Close in 2012



I
n today's The PITCH- writer Justin Kendall reports that- according to a story at MarketWatch.com- downtown KC-MO's Folger's coffee plant is slated to be closed by parent company J.M. Smucker in 2012.



The MarketWatch story did NOT mention which 2 of it's Folger's plants are closing- but reports Smucker "plans to cut 15% of its workforce, or 700 full-time jobs, by 2013 as part of a broad plan to consolidate its coffee and jam production."


Hmmm- I guess like my brand of skydiving parachutes- I'll switch to Maxwell House ... it's "good to the last drop."
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K.C. MetroRegion News: Carjacking- Brief Abduction of Woman and Child in Topeka KS



A
man carjacked a Jeep in Topeka early today- taking a woman and a child inside the vehicle with him before they were dropped-off unharmed.



The TOPEKA (KS) CAPITAL-JOURNAL reports the incident happened around 6:50 a.m. on that city's east side- near Southeast 4th and California Streets when a Hispanic male with a gun broke one of the Jeep's windows and forced his way inside.

Two occupants of that Jeep- a woman and a child- were driven about a mile by the carjacker before they were released uninjured.
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K.C. MetroRegion News: Lexington MO Thief Makes Off With K-2



T
he thief MUST have been 'jonesing...'


The LEXINGTON (MO) NEWS reports that a "white male" broke into a liquor store on M-13 highway early Sunday and took "more than $500 worth of K2 Herb packets along with cigarettes."


The suspect also reportedly cut himself in the process and left blood inside the business.

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Metro K.C. Police Seek Pleasant Hill - Blue Springs School Intruder



R
eported here at CSW first in Kansas City was last Friday's lock-down of the Pleasant Hill Intermediate school when an unknown man was seen in an unoccupied classroom.



About 30 minutes later- possibly the same man attempted to gain access to an elementary school in Blue Springs MO..

A video still capture image of the Blue Springs incursion has police in area cities attempting to identify- locate and question this individual.

If YOU have such information- please call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
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Central States: Omaha- Douglas County NE CSI Chief Charged With Evidence Tampering



M
ost of us trust our law enforcement officials.


We HAVE to- who else is there to enforce laws and mete-out justice fairly?


In Omaha however- this trust has been violated with the Douglas County (NE) crime scene investigations chief David Kofoed's conviction for evidence tampering- according to The OMAHA (NE) WORLD-HERALD.

Not only does Kofoed face a prison sentance- but other cases that the Douglas County CSI handled may be thrown out.

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Central States: Monopolistic Joplin MO-area Electric Utility Seeks Large Rate Increase



N
one of us really have an option to shop for necessary utilities like electricity and water- so when said utilities need a boost in revenue- they stick it to their trapped- recession (Depression)-battered customers.




Kansas Citians can attest to this- with rate increases coming to KC-MO residents for water and sewers and other increases brought or sought by electric companies- cable- etc..


In Joplin- Empire Electric Company wants a nearly 20 percent increase in electrical rates- and some residents are hopping mad about it- according to the story and comments at The JOPLIN (MO) GLOBE.

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Wednesday Morning Middle-America Traffic Camera Tour



I
have 4 camera views...


The first is in Overland Park KS at the intersection of Blue Valley Parkway at 119th Street.

The roads there remain dry thus far...

Such is NOT the case in Denver CO and this look at a traffic camera at I-70 and Sheridan where it's been snowing all night...


Next to Chicago and a dry but clogged expressway (believe it's the Dan Ryan)...


Returning to the Central States- here's a recent look at downtown Emporia KS where it's raining now...


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MetroRegion WEATHER: NWS 'Flood Watch' South - East



T
he National Weather Service offices in Pleasant Hill/K.C. and Springfield MO have issued Flood Watches for parts of eastern Kansas- western into central Missouri through tonight.


A storm system will rain on us as well as the watch areas today and tonight- with the rain falling on soils saturated from last weekends' melted 5 to 10-inch snowfall.


Another storm system late Saturday into Sunday could make flood conditions even worse in some of these same areas.


The following cities and counties in Kansas and Missouri are in these Flood Watches:


THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: MIAMI KS- LINN KS- LAFAYETTE- SALINE- HOWARD- CASS- JOHNSON MO- PETTIS- COOPER- BATES- HENRY- BOURBON KS- CRAWFORD KS- CHEROKEE KS- BENTON- MORGAN- MILLER- MARIES- VERNON- ST. CLAIR- HICKORY- CAMDEN- PULASKI- PHELPS- BARTON- CEDAR- POLK- DALLAS- LACLEDE- JASPER- DADE.

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF: PAOLA KS- MOUND CITY KS- PLEASANTON KS- LEXINGTON- CONCORDIA- MARSHALL- FAYETTE- NEW FRANKLIN- RAYMORE- HARRISONVILLE- PLEASANT HILL- WARRENSBURG- SEDALIA- BOONVILLE- BUTLER- RICH HILL- CLINTON- FORT SCOTT KS- PITTSBURG KS- BAXTER SPRINGS KS- COLUMBUS KS- WARSAW- COLE CAMP- VERSAILLES- ELDON- LAKE OZARK- VIENNA- NEVADA- APPLETON CITY- OSCEOLA- HERMITAGE- OSAGE BEACH- CAMDENTON- FORT LEONARD WOOD- WAYNESVILLE- ROLLA- LAMAR- EL DORADO SPRINGS- STOCKTON- BOLIVAR- BUFFALO- LEBANON- JOPLIN- CARTHAGE- GREENFIELD.






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City of KC-MO Finds Money To Provide A 'Drunk Transit Trolley'

What KC-MO budget crisis?


The City Council found a half-million dollars for a 1000-room convention hotel study- more on THAT in another post tomorrow.

The latest found money goes- not to funding-cut city services- not to laid-off city employees- not to filling the thousands of potholes on city streets- not to repairing or building new sidewalks- not to the KCATA who cut bus service for people who don't have cars- no.

The following funds:

From the "Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund- $100000-"

and City Council-approved $295000 ($95K of which is a no-payback "grant"- the rest a "secured loan") for ... a trolley service to run the drinking areas in town on weekends.

That's right.

It's such a GREAT IDEA that 2 rich guys don't want to put all THEIR OWN money into!

According to The 'Never Met A City Expendature They Didn't Like' KANSAS CITY STAR- this trolley- brought to us by rich-guy No. 1 Bill George (chairman of the convention hotel study group- more on that tomorrow as well) and rich guy No. 2 Bill Nigro- will run on weekends "an 11-mile route from 75th Street through Waldo and the Plaza, past Martini Corner at 31st and Oak streets, and to the Power & Light District and 18th and Vine."

The STAR reports "the trolleys will run from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays" and the cost is "$15 for a night-time wristband" so those partiers who still have disposable income "can get on and off as many times as they like."

Oh- you can get an unlimited monthly pass for $35.

Or- you can pass on this whole deal until the next City Council election and throw that WHOLE bunch at 414 East 12th Street (City Hall) OUT!

I'm sure those then-unemployed city councilpersons will land on their feet with jobs provided by the likes of a Bills George or Nigro.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Another Midtown Shooting in KC-MO



This time the victim is reported by MAST-EMS Unit 102 as "a 38-year-old male with 3 gunshot wounds: one to the right hard- another to (and breaking his) left knee and the third to (the man's) right hip."


All this happened at 30th & Garfield just after 7 p.m..

Police report the suspect as being "a black male dressed all in black" who left the crime in a vehicle that witnesses only apparently provided a vague description of.

The victim's injuries didn't sound immediately life-theatening BTW....
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Blue Springs Taxpayers NOT Invited To City Meeting For Developer Welfare



S
o- the City of Blue Springs is issuing and backing bonds for a PRIVATE developer- RED Development.



The city pollys have scheduled a meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building and the public is NOT invited- according to this story in The (Independence- Blue Springs- Grain Vally) EXAMINER.

I wonder if any of those so-called 'Tea (Baggers) Party' rah-rahs will be there to protest this government subsidy of PRIVATE developers/corporations?

Stay tuned....
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Suspect Arrested and Charged in Monday's Lee's Summit MO Restaurant Stabbing



L
ee's Summit Police have announced the arrest of the man who stabbed another man in a Lee's Summit fast-food restaurant last Monday afternoon.




Forty year-old Gerry W. Baker is charged with entering the business and stabbing a man at Culver’s- 1701 N.E. Douglas.

The victim was sitting with a female that police report Baker was married to.

The victim suffered 3 non life-threatening stab wounds- the LSPD reports.
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Even Forrest Gump Would NEVER Be A Member of The Tea (Baggers) Party



R
eason?



"Stupid is as stupid does."


"That's all I have to say about THAT!"

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Pittsburgh PA Paramedics Disciplined After Patient's Death



T
his incident was reported here at CSW- when Pittsburgh paramedics made excuses not to go to a patient complaining of abdominal pains during a snowstorm.




The man's mate made several calls over a 30-hour period- and NONE of the EMS crews made contact with the patient on any of the calls.

"At least 2" medics have been "disciplined"- states the ASSOCIATED PRESS story- although none of the EMS dispatchers who called units off at least 2 of those calls have been punished.


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New Paseo Bridge over Missouri River Takes Shape



I
nternet construction cameras show work is progressing nicely on the new Paseo-I-35 bridge over the 'Big Muddy' as well as the new road alignment/structures on the KC and North KC-MO approaches on this sunny early-Spring March morning.

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