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Saturday, May 26, 2012

CSW BREAKING: KC-MO Police Kill Suspect After Footchase

It occurred around 4:15 pm Saturday afternoon near Independence Avenue and Garfield...

Police were chasing a male on foot in the area- and officers were told during the chase that the man had a gun.

The suspect reportedly fired on one or more officers.

When the suspect was cornered- he was told to drop the gun and as the suspect turned around still holding the gun- at least 2 officers opened fire,

The suspect died at the scene.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Morning Metro Kansas City Morning Rainfall Totals

As much as 4.17 inches of rain have fallen over the southern parts of Metro Kansas City this Friday morning...

As reported here at CSW first in Kansas City- flash flooding occurred in Belton- Raymore and Lee's Summit MO- but no injuries have been heard.

M-291 was closed at M-150 in southern Lee's Summit due to flooding.

The heaviest rains- according to the Overland Park STORMWATCH weather system rainfall reports shown here- were from south-central Overland Park eastward across southrn Jackson and northern Cass counties MO..

The heaviest rainfalls have moved into Johnson and Lafayette counties MO- with only scattered showers expected in the Metro through noon.

There's a chance thunderstorms could re-develop later this afternoon and evening in or near Metro Kansas City- so stay tuned!  

CSW WEATHER: Lightning-Caused House Fire in Greenwood MO

Fire units from the Lee's Summit and Prarie Township Fire departments are currently battling a house fire in the south-central Jackson county town of Greenwood...

The alarm was sounded for the above departments at 9:24 am- LSFD dispatch reported a "neighbor reported a lightning strike to the house next door to 528 Sycamore Road."

At 9:29 am- LDFS "Pumper 5" reported "fire showing- from the roof" of one side of a "1-story" house there.

The incident is underway and any updates on this incident will be posted on this post....

CSW BREAKING: Flash Flooding Reported in Belton MO

There have been 3 reports of high water and rescues in the northwestern Cass county city of Belton...

More than four inches of rain fell in the Belton area since 5 am Friday morning.

The reports were a car struck in the water retention pond of the new Price Chopper store on M-58 highway- a car stuck in high water at 163rd Street and Eastern- and the latest report at 8:40 am of a woman and her "four children trapped in their house by high water at 7405 East 165th Street."

The woman told an emergency dispatcher the water was "breaking windows out" of the woman's house.

As of 8:49 am- police and fire crews have not been able to reach the woman's house due to flooding.

Several minutes later they reached the house as the torrential rain and floodwaters subsided.

Belton Police are reporting high water at several locations east of U.S. 71 highway as of 8:46 am..

No injuries were reported in any of the incidents- but at least one road in Belton was reportedly damaged by the flooding....

Thursday, May 24, 2012

CSW WEATHER: Strong Storms North of Kansas City

The closest weather watch- for severe thunderstorms- is in Iowa- but as of this time thunderstorms have developed into northeastern Kansas...

As you can see by the NWS radar image here- some strong storms have developed southwest of ST Watch-296.

Strong storms will affect St. Joseph and areas northeast over the next few hours- with large hail the primary severe threat.

Some storms are developing as far south as the Topeka area- and could possibly affect Metro Kansas City this evening if they continue  current movement.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

CSW BREAKING: "Water Rescue" at Longview Lake

At 10:51 am- Kansas City MO Fire and EMS were sent to a reported "water rescue" at the Longview Lake Marina- just east of the intersection of Longview and Raytown Roads.

This incident was reported as a man who apparently fell out of his boat- but as of 11:03 am- the KCFD reports that the man "was back in his boat and it (the boat) was being towed by the Jackson County Sheriff" water patrol.

The man was also "refusing EMS" services.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Central States News: Shooting After Oklahoma City NBA Game Wounds 8

Heh- and we thought Kansas City had it bad after a weekend murder near our Power & Light District...

Eight people were shot with one person- a pregnant woman- suffering "blunt trauma injuries-" after a shooting near OKC's Brickyard area (similar to KC's P&L District) following a NBA basketball game Monday night.

The Oklahoma City OKLAHOMAN reports that of the eight shot- one remained in critical condition early Tuesday.  

Like Kansas City's Saturday morning murder- OKC Police had no suspects in custody....

Satan-Like Church Members From Kansas Shutout From Joplin Protest

Joplin residents blocked-out a protest by a Satan-like group yesterday- according to the JOPLIN GLOBE.

It's that church group from a eastern Kansas city (why give these clowns anymore publicity than necessary?) who is more detested by most Americans than any atheistic bunch by a long shot.

The clowns showed-up in Joplin on Monday to protest President Obama's visit and speech given to the 2012 graduating class of Joplin High School/Northpark Mall.

Hundreds of Joplin residents- led by Joplin resident Charlie Brown- blocked the view of the seven protestors' signs and rants from passers-by.

In fact- the counter-protest worked so well that many- including dozens of Kansas City news media in Joplin to cover the first anniversary of the EF-5 tornado- weren't even aware of the Kansas group.

Monday, May 21, 2012

One Year Later- Two Young Survivors of Joplin Tornado Recover

On May 22- 2011- cousins Mason Lillard and Lage Grigsby sat in their grandparent's pickup truck in the parking lot of Home Depot in Joplin when the EF-5 tornado approached.

Both were injured when the truck was blown more than 300 feet away.

A year later- The JOPLIN GLOBE tells the story of the two kids and how they've fared since the devastating tornado wiped out nearly half of that southwestern Missouri city.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Baldwin City Arts Building Damaged By Fire

It took at least three outside fire departments to assist the Baldwin City Fire department to control a fire in a historic Baldwin City KS structure early Sunday morning.

The fire call went out at 4:12 am for a fire reported in the old Ives Hartley Lumber Company building at 718 High Street in downtown Baldwin City.

Fire crews from Palmyra and Willow Springs Townships as well as the Wellsville Fire department assisted Baldwin City as the structure was initially reported to be "fully-engulfed" in flames.

Reports from the scene however indicated only the back part of the building- being converted into space for a Baldwin City arts group- was damaged.

The fire was declared under control about an hour later- with no reports of injuries.

The cause was under investigation.