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Saturday, February 02, 2013

BREAKING: Fatality Apartment Fire in Kansas City KS

The fire- first dispatched at 5:46 am- is in an apartment building at 1800 North 76th Drive in western KC-KS..


There were flames showing when the first fire department employee arrived at 5:51 am- and he asked the dispatcher to send a 2nd alarm.


At least five fire department EMS units responded.


At 6:06 am- fire crews reported fire in 3rd story apartments- then finding a child in one of the units.


Less than thirty seconds later- the fire crew also reported "a fatality" there.


Reports are the female child was rushed by EMS to a nearby hospital where she later died of her injuries.

The deceased person found in the burning apartment was reported by fire officials to be "a female- about 30 years-of-age."


A cause is still being determined.



Tune into or log onto KSHB-41 News for more information.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

BREAKING: 3-Year-Old Shooting Victim in Mission KS


A Johnson County KS MEDACT-EMS unit is enroute to Children's Mercy hospital with "a 3-year-old" male who had "two gunshot wounds-" one to the child's "chest."


The toddler's medical condition sounded to be critical.


This incident occurred in an apartment in a complex in the 6900 block of W. 52nd Place in Mission- where reports are the child "found" a "9mm gun" and reportedly "shot himself."


This is the 2nd 3-year-old child injured today in a Metro Kansas City incident.

BREAKING: At Least Two Injured at South KC-MO Apartment Fire

A fire broke out at a south Kansas City MO apartment complex around 11:45 am Thursday morning.


The fire- at the Ruskin Place Apartments in the 11300 block of Blue Ridge- has at least 10 companies of firefighters from KC and Grandview fire departments.


Around noon- the scene battalion chief has reported "two victims" there.


Those victims had yet to be transported to a hospital when the fire was reported "under control" at 12:06 pm..


At 12:20 pm- a KC-MO EMS unit was transporting a "3-year-old male" with injuries from smoke inhalation to Children's Mercy hospital.

The child's medical condition did not sound critical.


No further information was heard on the reported 2nd fire victim- but it was learned later that 2nd person refused EMS transport to a medical facility.


At least four apartments in the two-story building were rendered uninhabitable after the fire- the cause of which is under investigation.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Kansas City MO On A Pace For 150+ Homicides In 2013


Two people were found shot to death in South KC-MO during the noon hour today- then another was shot dead in East KC in the late afternoon.


That brings January 2013's homicide total to 15- with one day left in the month.


At this pace- KC-MO could see around 180 murders this year.

Monday, January 28, 2013

CSW WEATHER: Record High Temperature For Kansas City Is Broken Today


Right now- at 1:20 p.m. on this January 28- 2013- the temperature at this weather station in South KC-MO is 75.2 degrees.




Officially- the 1 pm temp at KCI Airport is 71- but that still shatters the old record high temeperature for this date of 65 degrees set in 1917.


In fact- today may be the warmest January day ever since weather records began being compiled here in 1888.


I recall just one other 70+ January day in my 60 years- January 24- 1967 when I recorded a high of 76 and on that day Orrick MO in SW Ray county was struck by a midday tornado.


Officially- the all-time record high for January is 75 degrees set on Jan. 24- 1950.


The warm weather will also bring a chance for thunderstorms overnight tonight into Tuesday- and there is a slight chance some of those storms could reach or exceed severe limits.