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Friday, July 30, 2010

CSW BREAKING: KC-MO Fire Units Respond To Aircraft Emergency at K.C.I. Airport

It was sort of a 'slam-bam' affair on the K.C.I. airport emergency call.

The alarm was dispatched at 3:37 p.m. for surrounding structural fire companies- Pumpers 3-4-16 and 44- along with Truck 4 and Chief 103 (108 takes the call later) for an unreported type (believed passenger) plane experiencing an undisclosed problem.

At 3:40 p.m.- that plane lands safely on one of K.C.I.'s north-south runways- and is escorted to "the gate" by airport fire crews.

There's been no reports of anybody hurt- nor any report as to the airline- type of plane- number of souls-on-board nor the problem experienced.

And all the firepeople have went back home.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch No. 551 remains in effect for the entire Metro Kansas City area until 9 p.m.

At the current time- all thunderstorm activity is east of K.C.- as indicated on the weather radar image.

CSW WEATHER: Severe T-Storm Watch No. 551 Valid Until 9 P.M.- KS-MO

All of Metro Kansas City is included in the Storm Prediction Center's (SPC) Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 551 which will be valid until at least 9 p.m. this Friday night.

Also included is that part of the Kansas City MetroRegion generally along and south of U.S. 36 highway and generally along and north of U.S. 54 highway in both Kansas and Missouri.

A severe t-storm warning is already in effect for parts of the northern Metro K.C.- northern Clay- Ray and Clinton counties Missouri .

Here's a look at the current weather radar:


CSW BREAKING: House Fire in Grandview MO

All Grandview fire companies are on-scene of a working house fire in the 7600 block of East 127th Street.

The fire was dispatched at 11:25 a.m.- and firefighters found "a small fire" in a "sub-basement" of the lived-in house.

The occupants had evacuated the residence uninjured.

The flames were reported to be "knocked down" at 11:33 a.m. with no injuries as of this post.

A fire investigator has also been requested by the on-scene fire chief.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

CSW BREAKING: KC-MO Shooting Leaves Male Victim Critical

Around 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon- a shooting was reported in the 200 block of Tracy near-  KC-MO's North End.

A reported male suspect had fled the scene- and police found a male with multiple gunshot wounds.

That "22-year-old" victim- with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and lower extremities (legs- feet) was in critical condition as he was being rushed to a Metro hospital by KC-MO FD-EMS..

Police are early in their investigation and there isn't more info available yet....

Monday, July 26, 2010

St. Joseph Fire Victims Identified

A fire in a St. Joseph building housing elderly residents killed two people on Sunday.

The ST. JOSEPH (MO) NEWS-PRESS has identified the 2 fatalities as "89-year-old Ellis Marion Stephens and his wife 86-year-old Iris E. Stephens."

The 3-alarm fire at Danford Hall at 2608 Penn Street in central St. Joseph was reported to the St. Joe Fire department around 5:08 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

St. Joseph Fire department's public information officer (PIO) Mike Neylon told CSW that the 3-story building was not protected by fire sprinklers and that the department received an automatic alarm from the building at 5:10:28 p.m.- 2 minutes after dispatch of the initial alarm according to press reports.

Central States News: Nebraska Corporate Welfare For Jobs Will Cost State Tax Revenue

imilar to Missouri's just-approved "tax incentives" for the Ford Motor Company- the State of Nebraska's issuance of corporate welfare in exchange for job creation basically puts more pressure on it's existing tax base.

In plain language- if a company isn't paying it's full share of taxes- governments are forced to raise sales and property taxes for everyone else to make up the difference.

A story in the OMAHA (NE) WORLD-HERALD tells of Nebraska's corporate welfare- and how much that largess costs the state budget.

Until any and ALL governmental corporate welfare is brought to a halt nationwide- what remains of middle to lower-income Americans will continue to bear the cost.