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Saturday, July 21, 2012

CSW BREAKING: Fatality Traffic Crash in Leavenworth County KS

According to sheriff- fire and EMS reports- a male is dead at the scene where he rolled his pickup truck in northern Leavenworth county around 11 p.m. Saturday night.

The crash was reported on Millwood Road- just east of 243rd Street.

No public identity of the victim available until next-of-kin are notified- and the circumstances of the crash are under Leavenworth County Sheriff department investigation. 

CSW BREAKING: Five Shot in KC-MO Crossroads Area

It happened around 3:10 a.m. in the 2000 block of Broadway- in the parking lot of the Town Topic hamburger stand...

Police reported "two" victims found in the parking lot there.

Over the next 20 minutes- KC-MO Police report four other victims would arrive at two area hospitals.

One of them was "shot in the chest" and had gone into surgery.

The only victim heard transported by EMS from the Broadway location was "a 23-year-old female" who was "shot in the lower abdomen."

She was in serious to critical condition and was taken to a third hospital.

No suspect information was heard- the investigation includes a "shot-up car" that transported 2 of the victims to a hospital.

CSW BREAKING: Fatality Crash Reported in Kansas City MO Northland

Parts of I-29 at I-635 was closed early Saturday after a "2 vehicle" crash on the northbound I-29 ramp to southbound I-635.

Police report one of the drivers was going the wrong way.

Riverside emergency services responded on the 12:38 a.m. call as well- reporting "a vehicle on fire" with people "trapped" inside the fiery wreckage.

By 12:50 a.m.- it was reported that there were possibly "2" fatalities there- with two injured.

However- only one medical transport heard- "a 30's-something female" who was "ejected" during the crash and "found lying on the highway" by citizens who stopped to help.

Her condition was critical as reported by KC-MO FD-EMS.

Further details are pending as the crash is under joint investigation by Riverside and KC-MO law.

Friday, July 20, 2012

At Least 12 Shot Dead in Suburban Denver Movie Theater

Early Friday morning- a male dressed in military clothing and brandishing chemical cannisters and guns- broke into an Aurora Colorado movie theater during a special late showing of the new Batman movie- 'The Dark Knight Rises.'

It happened at the Century 16 theater complex near I-225 and Arvada in Aurora.

The man threw a cannister that produced a cloud of acrid  smoke then opened fire using three guns on the stunned patrons- striking more than 70 people.

Ten died in the theater- "Number 9" of 16 in the complex.

Two others died at Denver hospitals- 58 others either admitted or treated and released from eight Denver medical facilities that received the injured.

Eleven people were still reported in critical condition early Saturday morning.

Among the injured were patrons next door in theater No. 8 where the Batman film was further along.

Bullets from No. 9 came through the wall- ironically during a shooting scene in No. 8's film.

The DENVER POST reports that the gunshot victims ranged in age from 3-months-old to 45-years-old.

The suspect- a 24-year-old Aurora man named James Holmes- was taken into custody.

Holmes' north Aurora apartment was booby-trapped- and police had to work slowly to gain entry.

Link to story containing contributed and unedited cell phone recording after shooting.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Two-Alarm Fire is Out at Blue Valley-Northwest High School

Ten companies of Overland Park- Leawood and Olathe firefighters fought a fire at Blue Valley Northwest High school at 13260 Switzer late Thursday evening.

The fire- reported around 9:30 p.m. and said to have been restricted to one room and controlled by the school's sprinkler system- was reported "out" at 10:26 p.m.

Fire crews are still evacuating smoke from the building and cleaning up what water damage they can.

More specifics as they become available- but no injuries reported.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CSW BREAKING: Injuries Reported at High-Rise Apartments for Elderly in KC-MO

The address is 1800 East Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard- a 12-story building housing the elderly and infirm in Midtown Kansas City MO..

It's a 3-alarm-plus fire that began just before 9:30 p.m. this hot Wednesday night.

At least 15 KC-MO fire companies- and twelve ambulances (FD-EMS) units responded to the scene of a fire that was reportedly caused by "an exploding oxygen tank" in an upper-story apartment.

At least one seriously-injured person has been transported to Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill (TMC/West) with airway burns and smoke inhalation.

Two less seriously-injured patients- both males- were transported to Research Medical Center.

At least two others were being treated at the scene by FD-EMS.

Thus far- no reports of any fatalities at the scene..

The fire appears to be out as of 9:55 p.m.- but smoke remained in the building as a few evacuations of residents in the at-least 11-story building continued.