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Saturday, August 07, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Another Critical-Injury Shooting Victim in KC-MO

In addition to the one dead and 3 critically-injured already early Saturday morning- there's been another shooting- this time in Midtown KC-MO.

At 5:10 a.m.- city emergency services are enroute to the 3800 block of Baltimore- where it was reported there was a male victim of a gunshot to the chest.

A witness reports 2 black males- wearing white shirts and blue jeans- did the shooting and left  on foot eastbound on 38th Street toward Main.

Near death- the male victim has been rushed by KC-MO FD-EMS to a Metro trauma center.

One Dead- 3 Critical After Early Saturday Morning Shootings in KC-MO

he self-genocide of the Kansas City MO African-American population continues...

Four scenes from east-central to south-central Kansas City have been combed by police investigators where one person was killed and at least 3 others critically-injured.

The homicide scene is in the 2600 block of Poplar and that call came in about 1:45 a.m..

There are yet no details on a victim nor any possible suspects.

Less than 10 minutes later- a shooting was reported at 69th Street and Brooklyn.

There police and EMS found a male who had been shot in his mouth and neck.

His condition was critical as he was rushed to a Metro hospital and again there was no suspect information.

Then around 2:35 a.m.- it is reported there are suspects in 2 cars shooting at each other in the 8600 block of Troost.

One man is badly hurt when he's hit by a vehicle at 8625 Troost- and a friend rushes him to the nearest hospital where the Brooklyn victim went.

At 2:40 a.m. comes reports of a shooting with a car "crashed into a building" in the 7500 block of Troost.

That scene yields 2 males- ages 19 and 21- who suffer critical gunshot wounds as well as the injuries of their crashing into the building.

One of them is taken to that Metro hospital- which closes to anymore trauma patients for several hours.

Detectives are too busy to give CSW any details on any of these incidents yet.

Please watch KSHB-41 NBC Action News for details on these incidents...


Thursday, August 05, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Possible Child Drowned in Cass County MO

There are aspects of the news business that are at times (for lack of better words) heart-rendering.

Such are the reports from a residence southwest of Peculiar MO where at this time- West Peculiar fire personnel and Cass County Sheriff deputies are attempting to revive a "4-year-old male" who was pulled from a swimming pool.

The first report was received here at CSW at 5:11 p.m. for the address in the 22900 block of South Harper Road.

First responders have ordered a medical helicopter and are performing C.P.R. on the child at this time.

More information as received....


CSW Editorial: November Showdown on Earnings Tax Will Keep Heat on KC-MO 'Clowncil' Priorties

Kansas City MO's water and sewer lines are breaking almost daily.

KC roads are in horrible shape.

KC's crime rate chases potential residents away.

Yet- we have hundreds of MILLIONS of dollars to put into new arenas- rebuild corporate sports stadiums and build new areas for people to get wasted in (KC Live).

Kansas City MO's City "Clowncil" can't get their priorities straight whether to spend money on glitzy projects or wisely spend money to improve the city's day to day infrastructure.

So many ask- why give that Clowncil any MORE money to blow?

In November- Missouri voters will get to vote on the earnings tax in Kansas City and St. Louis.

I'm hearing an increasing number of voters say that they plan to disallow a continuation of that taxation without representation- just to show corporate-friendly Missouri politicians how disgusted they are with continued welfare given to corporate interests while the same pollys want to increase taxes and fees to make up the difference.

CSW will be watching closely over the next few months just how Kansas City pollys dole out those shrinking taxpayer dollars (bet you don't hear A THING until after November about any taxpayer-subsidized KC convention hotel).

Latest Metro Corporate Welfare Request: Great Mall of the Great Plains Developer Seeks 10-Percent Sales Tax

t seems wealthy real estate developers and owners no longer invest their OWN money in projects- they want welfare from battered taxpayers.

If the developers of The Great Mall of the Great Plains gets their way from Olathe politicians- a 1.5 cent raise in sales tax would be added on to purchases made at or near that south Olathe mall.

The sales tax rate in Olathe is ALREADY 8.65%!!!

The KANSAS CITY (MO) STAR says that TGMOTGP owner Great Olathe Center LLC wants the sale tax increase to finance a reconstruction of the mall property- and if approved- sales tax at TGMOTGP would top a whopping 10%.

When are city officials in the UCSA going to quit giving away the tax base to wealthy developers?


63rd Street Bridge Now Open in Raytown MO

t took more than 8 grueling months for contractors to finish the 63rd Street bridge over railroad tracks just east of Raytown Trafficway.

On August 1- traffic was allowed on the bridge- although work relating to the new structure and roadway remained to be done.

CSW cannot confirm rumours that if Raytown MO city officials had been entrusted with building the Egyptian pyramids that those pyramids would STILL be under construction....

Two Dead- 50 Injured in School Bus- Car and Semi-Truck Crash Near St. Louis

Two school busses filled with band members from a St. James high school near St. Louis MO have been involved in a crash that has left 2 people dead and more than 4 dozen injured.

(Images courtesy of KMOV-TV4 "SkyZoom")

The ST. LOUIS (MO) POST-DISPATCH reports that the 2 busses were on I-44 near Gray Summit and enroute to the Six Flags amusement park near Eureka when a vehicle crashed into the back of a "bobtail" or semi-truck tractor unit that had slowed for construction.

Then one of the busses hit the car and went over it onto the back of the truck tractor while the second bus hit the back of the first bus.

The driver of the vehicle that was crushed by the first bus was dead at the scene as well as one of the students on the bus that crushed the vehicle.

At least 50 occupants of the busses including the truck-tractor driver were injured.


Tuesday, August 03, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Fatality Crash Near Ottawa KS

The male driver of a vehicle that overturned near Ottawa KS has been reported dead at the scene.

The crash was dispatched to Ohio Township fire and EMS crews at 8:02 p.m. Tuesday evening in the 1100 block of South Eisenhower Road.

It was initially reported as a single-vehicle rollover- with the driver ejected and lying in the roadway nearby.

The reported male driver had head injuries and "was not breathing" at that time.  When EMS arrived- they declared the patient D.O.A. at 8:13 p.m.- reconfirmed by someone else at 8:21 p.m..

Of course yet no identity of the driver nor any other details on the crash.

UPDATE - 1207 CDT - 08/04/10- The identity of the driver was released early Wednesday by the Kansas Highway Patrol as "Santos Peña Jr.- age 29 of Ottawa, KS.."

Kohls' Announces 260 (Mostly Minimum-Wage) Jobs in Metro Kansas City

esterday- a local department store- Kohl's- announced they will have 260 new jobs at their new stores in Blue Springs MO and Kansas City KS..

The KANSAS CITY BUSINESS JOURNAL says Kohl's will open the 2 new stores in September- bringing the number of Kohl's outlets in Metro Kansas City to 12 stores.

The KCBJ states the new jobs will be "associates for customer service, department service, cash register operation, early-morning stocking, truck unloading, housekeeping and evening signage/pricing updates."

Anybody who has ever worked in retail knows that these "new" jobs will be paid mostly minimum- non-life-supporting wages.

Good luck!


Central States News: Emporia KS Fair Board Says "No Changes" After Fatal Crash

ast Saturday evening- a 17-year-old Shawnee KS teen was killed in Emporia during a 'mud-a-thon' competetion at the Lyon County Fair.

Hannah Deaver was killed when one of the trucks taking part in the event lost control and crashed atop the back of a pickup truck where Ms. Deaver was sitting.

(Photo courtesy of The EMPORIA (KS) GAZETTE)

Another young woman was also injured in the crash and- unrelated to the crash- a 19-month-old male toddler fell "10 to 12 feet" from the fair's grandstand shortly after the crash occurred.

On Monday- the Lyon county fair board of directors said there wouldn't be any changes in admissions or viewing areas open to the public- until NEXT year.

I imagine changing those things NOW- after this fatality crash- would be saying the fair's officials/decisions were wrong and put the blame of the fatality crash squarely in the fair board's pocket.

Monday, August 02, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Fire in Overland Park Fast-Food Restaurant

Five companies of the Overland Park KS Fire department are on the scene of a fire in a fast-food restaurant on 135th Street.

The fire was dispatched at 4:08 p.m. to the Red Robin Gourmet Burgers restaurant at 8657 West 135th Street.

Firefighters found "a fire in the ceiling" of the business with all occupants outside the building when crews arrived about 4 minutes later.

Photos taken from an OP traffic camera nearby shows 1) white smoke coming from the roof of the business and 2) a OPPD ladder tower extended to Red Robin's roof.

The fire was reported under control at 4:35 p.m.- but then flames broke out in the grill's roof vent- as shown in photos 3 & 4.

Red Robin Burgers at this location will be closed while OP health inspectors look over the damage which sounds to be considerable.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Live I-470-Grandview Triangle (Re) Construction Camera

ow you can be a computer chair construction foreman with a new- live camera installed near the I-470 sinkhole in south Kansas City MO..

The link to the new camera can be found HERE.

Reload your browser to see the latest image- or click the 'Most Recent' tab on the Web page for the latest image.

The 2 images shown here were from this morning- and again right before I posted this.

See anything moved from this morning compared with the latest image?

Sunday Morning Shooting in Lawrence KS Leaves 5 Wounded

The shooting was reported at 2:25 a.m. at The Exchange- 3100 Ousdahl in an apartment  there.

When Lawrence police arrived- they found multiple victims had been shot and what amounted to a gang of suspects had left.

The victims were mostly females- 2 reported to be "19" and another "17-years-old."

A male in his mid-20's was also shot. 

There was no report on the 5th patient but none of the victims injuries were considered critically life-threatening.

By 3:45 a.m. Sunday morning- police throughout eastern Kansas and western Missouri were broadcasting the suspect pickup information on this shooting.

Police were seeking “8 to 10 possibly Philipino or Asian males armed with a handgun- who were in 2 cars- both black in color with one a 2-door and the other a 4-door- possibly having Kansas license plates with about 4 males in each car.."